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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Beautiful mountain cabin

    "My husband and I and our 3 children ages 7, 3 &2 stayed at the Barons cabin for 3 days and we absolutely loved it. The views were breathtaking and my children loved having rocking chairs to sit in on the porch. The benefit of the second living room was fantastic for our children as well so they could play with toys and watch cartoons. The bunkbeds were a huge hit. My husband and I fell in love with the beautiful view and the hot tub especially! The photos of this home don't do it justice at all. The granite countertops and hardwood floors were an added bonus with our young children so we could easily clean up the messes they made. The beds were all amazingly soft which hasn't been the case with previous cabins we have rented in the area. We frequently come to the area to visit family and we will definitely be coming back to this cabin. I highly recommend this home for all age groups however I eill say that parents should be prepared to move knick knacks up away from young children. It wasn't an issue for us because we are used to it though. Overall it was our favorite cabin we have been to. The grill outside on the porch came in handy as well as the picnic tables."
    Guest: Amber Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 25, 2013
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  • Maplewood Retreat

    "Our family has had the pleasure of renting this beautiful home on many occasions and we always look forward to our next visit. The setting is picturesque for this exquisitely designed home offering every amenity. The oversized fireplace; screened porch and deck; chefs kitchen and private bath for each oversized bedroom, provide an elegant yet comfortable home for your vacation. Within walking distance of the Highlands town center, you are also close to beautiful hiking trails. A wonderful vacation retreat is in store for anyone who chooses to rent this home for their family to enjoy."
    Guest: Happy Highlands Renter Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 2014
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  • Fantastic Experience

    "Our Family stayed for a month to escape the South Florida summer heat and we enjoyed every second of it. Having rented a few times in the Carolina mountains, I can say that this cabin is an excellent value and you will not be disappointed. Kathy was great to deal with and very quick to answer any questions or concerns. Great front yard our small children played for hours every day and caught fireflys before bedtime. Well appointed cabin with everything you need, the lot with the creek running through and waterfall in the back is special. Once the trees grow a little more on the perimeter landscaping the entire lot will be completely private from the road and an already great place will go up another notch. We had a great time, thanks Kathy and Stan"
    Guest: Joel E. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 31, 2014
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  • Incredible beauty, Incredible rest!

    "What an incredible get away from the hectic pace of business. To be able to reconnect with family with no interruption from cell phones was a true blessing! Thanks Jim for a beautify home that we could enjoy our week!"
    Guest: T & K Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 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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