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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Cozy Cabin

    "The cabin was very "cozy". It had everything you need. The view is fantastic and the cabin shows like new. The owners were very accommodating and helpful about where to visit. The cabin is central to many sites. We went and visited Rock City, Chattanooga, and Helen, Ga. I would highly recommend this cabin."
    Guest: MM Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 22, 2015
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  • Lake Time Fun!

    "We had a great stay the lake house. We packed everything we needed and just enjoyed the lake. Lake Nantahala is very beautiful, quiet, and clean! We did rent a boat, which was brought right to the dock and explored the beautiful lake. Experienced the rope swing, which was a highlight!! The house has plenty of space! We had 5 kids with us and they had a blast exploring, jumping off the dock, and were completely unplugged from electronics! There is wifi, but it isn't enough to stream, which was a blessing for all of us! The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware and plenty of space for a few of us cooks. The road is gravel for a few miles to the house, but our Non-AWD cars made the trek without issues. If you need groceries, Andrews, NC is only 7 miles away and the people there are so sweet. There is a great coffee shop in the town, if you need to get out, as well as a large grocery store. The owners have been extremely wonderful to work with and very kind. We hope to return as soon as we can!"
    Guest: Shelly C. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • The Poderosa Christmas

    "We really enjoyed our stay at your cabin. It was very remote which is just what we needed. Did not want to venture out much do to the rough road. We spent a lot of time playing pool and just being together as a family which is hard to do with the hustle and bustle of daily life. There were a couple of items I thought would have been at the cabin based upon experiences we have had at other places. Toilet paper and soap only in the downstairs bathroom. Looked for firewood outside the cabin and could not find any. Maybe that is just because of the remote area. My suggestion would be to let everyone know the BYO items. Our dog loved the fenced in area very much once we found it. She had us going all through the woods just to find a spot to do her business. Lol When we arrived it was dark outside and could not see it. Overall we all enjoyed your place and it made for a great Christmas away from home. Thank you From the Miller Family"
    Guest: denise m. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 28, 2014
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  • Great Place to Stay

    "We really enjoyed this cabin. Hot tub was very relaxing as was the outside fireplace. We had an issue with the gas fireplace, but it was taken care of immediately. Would not hesitate staying again."
    Guest: DEBBIE M. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 30, 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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