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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Great stay!

    "The house was private but convenient to Waynesville, Asheville, Maggie Valley, and Cherokee. Having 3 BR and 3 bathrooms was perfect for our group of 3 couples. The kitchen was extremely well-equipped. Due to the cold weather, we took advantage of the fireplace in the evenings. We are already looking for future opportunities to stay here again, and the owner was very flexible when we had to change our plans previously."
    Guest: Glenn C. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 6, 2015
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  • Amazing 2 family stay!

    "Loved our stay at Black Dog Cabin! Owners were flexible and available. The cabin was clean and well stocked! We were traveling with children and it came complete with a toy room! The house had beautiful furnishings but was kid friendly. We loved the area and utilized the gorgeous fire pit. It was close to the skiing and tubing at sapphire mountain! It was our first time there, but we would most definitely go back!!! Plenty of room for 2 families and then some!!"
    Guest: Flan Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 21, 2015
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  • Beautiful Escape!

    "My company has held a couple of incredible meetings at Willow and we couldn't be happier! Ever detail was attended to and the whole attitude of the place lent itself to relaxation. I want to go for a weekend getaway with my hubby!"
    Guest: Leta Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: March 12, 2015
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  • Beautiful Vacation Home!

    "This is a very lovely vacation rental. As pretty as the photos on the website are, it's actually even more beautiful when you see it in person. We were blown away when we first entered the house. It's very large and spacious, is spotlessly clean, and no expense was spared in decorating and furnishing the place. Just lovely in every way. There are 3 bedrooms, which are not large, but have drawers for unpacking, and have very comfortable beds. The bathrooms are modern and very clean, as well. The kitchen is very well stocked with any utensil you could possibly need for preparing meals. And there is a large game room with a bar and pool table. Great gas fireplace in the living area, which we enjoyed every evening. Big decks and sitting areas around the house, and a hot tub on one deck overlooking the yard. Beautiful views are included. This home is just a gem out in the country, but not far from Chandler and Asheville. There was only one dissapointment in our stay. I made 3 email requests for the address to the house and directions before finally receiving an address from the owner, Melody. I never did receive directions, which was unfortunate because google maps doesn't know where this house is ... so neither did we. Google Maps led us to a neighborhood a mile away instead. I tried to contact the owner by phone at that point for some help, but got no answer. I left a voice message, but we never heard back, so we stopped at a random house to ask for help. Fortunately this person knew Melody's housekeeper and asked her to show us the way to the house, which she very kindly did. We never did see or hear from Melody during out stay. I know on other reviews guests have been pleased with their communications with Melody, so perhaps she is having some distractions in her life right now. No hard feelings, but just make sure you have clear directions before coming! But in spite of the initial confusion over where the house was located, we had a great time at this house and would come again. Highly recommend for anyone who loves luxurious living in the countryside!"
    Guest: Anne and Eric Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 7, 2015
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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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