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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Great Stay!

    "We had such a wonderful time exploring the area. This is a great central location. My 5 year old very much enjoyed visiting the goats and chickens. Outstanding hosts!"
    Guest: Emily W. Date of Stay: June 2015 Review Submitted: June 16, 2015
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  • Perfect anniversary week

    "My wife and I spent our honeymoon in the Highlands/Cashiers area ten years ago so it seemed fitting to return to celebrate our tenth anniversary. We loved the walk/drive past the waterfall daily. The cabin was perfect. Plenty of room to cook and options to relax. We loved mornings in the sunroom and meals on the screened in porch. Being a few minutes to Highlands was perfect for shopping, hiking and eating. We hope to be back before another ten years go by, and this cabin will be our first choice."
    Guest: Don D. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: June 6, 2015
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  • Clean, Warm, Cozy and Delightful

    "The pictures of this listing are an accurate showing of the house. It is great that visitors can drive right up to the front steps to unload. The rustic wood look inside is delightfully warm. The home is easy to find and a short, direct drive to Asheville. The house feels well insulated from neighbors by trees and has a pleasant view from the deck. The house was spotlessly clean, plenty of room to put our supplies in the kitchen. It was funny that there were already 4 cork screws in the drawer and the only think I accidentally left behind was mine so now there are 5! Do heed the warning about 4-wheel drive needed, if snowing, that road looks like it would be a challenge in slippery conditions... glad my group was spared that challenge! The owner of this property was easy to work with and communicated clearly with me before and after the visit."
    Guest: TazzTigg Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 30, 2015
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  • Beautiful area!

    "My husband and I vacationed with my parents and our teenage son and daughter. We all were impressed with the whole property, from the beautiful details inside to the beautiful rustic landscape outside. We enjoyed every night around the fire pit. It was fully equipped with everything you need! We had such a great time we already want to make plans to go back. *Bonus my kids were so entertained with the property we never even turned the tv on. It was so nice escaping from the tech world."
    Guest: Heather Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 29, 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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