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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Amazing "tree house"

    "The house was amazing. Sitting on the back porch was like being in a tree house! It was the perfect place for a family gathering. We appreciate the thoughtful appointments - condiments in the kitchen, great pillows for the beds, books, games, etc. Truly one of the best VRBO experiences we have had."
    Guest: Mimmie Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 9, 2013
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  • Wonderful home- Gorgeous mountain view

    "Spent 3 wonderful weeks at Bella Vista. We have rented homes every summer in Maggie Valley for many years and Bella Vista is certainly the best. The home has a wonderful mountain view across Maggie Valley. I especially liked that the view was so good from inside the house through a wall of windows in the living area. Bella Vista is very private as it is on the end of the road, in 3 weeks I only saw one car by the home!! Home is easily accessable as it is on a paved road close to the main road, not too high up that it takes forever to get back to town, but high enough for a wonderful view and cooler breezes. Like the location of the home on the eastern end of the valley with quick access to a Waynesville, the interstate and other activities. Home is as advertised. Clean, completely outfitted you will only need food and paper products. I would recommend Bella Vista wholeheartedly to family and friends and have booked for next August myself."
    Guest: Rich Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 4, 2014
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  • Peaceful, Breathtaking Views

    "Beautiful chalet with excellent views. Great for families with 3 levels. Would not be good for older people that cannot do steps easily. Enjoyed our trip immensely."
    Guest: Jan Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • Great place!!!!

    "This cabin exceeded all expectations. The pictures are beautiful, but they can't do it justice. The cabin has so much hard work poured into it, and you can sense the attention to detail when you walk through the place. The location is absolutely perfect, it is not far away from activities and stores, yet it has the upmost privacy and you don't have to worry about neighbors and noise, which is a rare combination. The owner was up front and honest about everything and a very pleasant man to work with. One fear I had going into this was putting down a deposit and then having one little thing go wrong, only to lose the entire deposit. There ended up being an incident where something was broken with which we did not recall doing, and Ken the owner, was very understanding and worked with us as much as possible. I would highly recommend this Cabin for anyone looking for a relaxing, quiet, beautiful, family friendly place to vacation. You can also rest assured that you are getting what you pay for and more!!"
    Guest: Happy Camper Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 14, 2014
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Smoky Mountains Travel Tips

The Smokies rise above the South along the North Carolina-Tennessee border and are a sub-range of the Appalachian Mountains. These beautiful peaks are most well-known as the home of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

This area in North Carolina is great for enjoying the outdoors during all seasons. When the temperatures warm up, check out water activities like rafting or river tubing. As the snow falls, enjoy your free time with a little downhill skiing.

The Great Smoky Mountains get their name from the natural fog that hangs over the peaks and creates large plumes in the distance. They’re an awesome place to plan adventurous hikes thanks to the dense forests. You might even catch a glimpse of a black bear!

Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains

- Cherokee Indian Museum: Located in Cherokee, North Carolina, the Cherokee Indian Museum displays a fascinating collection of original artifacts used by this tribe many years ago. A 20-foot, hand-carved statue of Sequoyah, inventor of the Cherokee alphabet, greets visitors to the museum, and inside you will learn all about the history of the Cherokee Native Americans through audio and visual presentations and displays.

- Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts: While in North Carolina visiting the Smoky Mountains, stop by the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts to catch a live show. This theater seats 1,500 people, so there’s plenty of space for both visitors and locals to see a performance. You can hear country, gospel and folk music, see a choral festival or watch a dance performance. It’s a great place to spend an evening after a delicious meal tasting the local fare.

- Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum: For those who love looking at sparkly things or may be interested in the history of the area, a trip to the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum is a must. Located in a historic 1850s jail in the center of the town of Franklin, the museum features eight rooms filled with minerals from North Carolina, fossils, Indian artifacts, fluorescing minerals and a collection of minerals and specimens from around the globe.

Outdoor Activities in the Smoky Mountains

- Gem Mining: If you’re intrigued by the idea of hunting for buried treasure, gem mining is for you. The Nantahala River Gem Mine gives you the chance to search for a variety of gemstones like rubies, emeralds, amethyst, citrine, peridot, moonstones, rhodolite, apatite, aquamarine, turquoise, ametrine, Mexican opal, sapphires, garnets, topaz, quartz and smoky quartz, chrysoprase and more. Test your luck and skill to see if you can if you find your own beautifully colored treasure.

- Appalachian Trail: The Appalachian Trail is an iconic feat for any avid hiker or explorer and runs straight through the Smoky Mountains on its way from Georgia to Maine. Visitors to the Smoky Mountains area can enjoy numerous hikes to explore the different parts of the trail in both Tennessee and North Carolina; however, be warned that the paths are quite steep but offer spectacular views of the Southern landscape.

- Darnell Farms Corn Maze: For a unique outdoor adventure, try not to get lost in the Darnell Farms Corn Maze. Located near the Tuckaseigee River in Bryson City, the farm creates different patterns with the corn stalks each year where visitors can try to make their way from one end to the other without getting turned around. Put your orienteering skills to work as you enjoy each other’s company, some fresh air and what’s sure to be a hilarious experience.

- Deep Creek Tubing: When the weather turns warm, the best way to cool down is to get in the water. With deep creek tubing, you can rent your own tube for the day and enjoy floating along the water as you relax under the sun and breathe in the Appalachian air.

- Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Appalachian history and culture was born in these mountains, which can be explored on more than 500,000 acres. On the North Carolina side, there are great trails for hiking as well as horseback riding. There are many adventures to be had here as you enjoy the open spaces and breathe the fresh air. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a delicious meal surrounded by natural beauty. You can also visit the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, which displays exhibits on mountain life in the 1800s. Adjacent to the center is the Mountain Farm Museum, boasting a collection of historic farm buildings you can examine.

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