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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • relaxing and inviting

    "The rushing water from Buck Creek will cause you to leave the windows open for the sound. House is literally in the woods above the creek. There is a ton to do in the outdoors. We hiked, climbed, rafted, played golf, shopped and then came back to relax in the hot tub. We walked up the road and discovered a swimming hole down in the creek. Best of all, the temperature hovered around 75 with minimal humidity and went down to 60 at night. A little different than Louisiana."
    Guest: David Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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  • Great weekend retreat!

    "We stayed here to have a weekend as a family in the mountains. It was a nice place! The owner was very informative about the area, and there was a bulletin board with business cards for local eateries. It was nice to have that information in advance of leaving the cabin every day. We really enjoyed our stay there, and the Bear Paw resort is lovely! The kids really enjoyed the playground. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend retreat!"
    Guest: Kimberly W. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 14, 2014
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  • An awesome place!

    "This cabin is perfect if you are staying in the Smoky Mountain area. We prefer the peaceful mountain atmosphere over the crowds and commercial strips in Gatlinburg. We enjoyed exploring the town and surrounding cities on our way to hiking in the Smoky Mountains each day. The cabin was a perfect setting for a quiet and relaxing vacation. We were able to totally unplug, sit on either deck, and listen to the beautiful sounds of nature. The creek does not disappoint, and provides a beautiful sounds-cape. The cabin layout was perfect, cozy, extremely clean, and tastefully decorated. We loved our vacation and we couldn't have been happier with our cabin choice. The owners are also quick to respond and great to work with."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 10, 2014
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  • Luxury, Peace and Quiet!

    "I will admit I was skeptical to rent a place with no reviews & limited pictures/description. Every expectation I had in regards to my stay here was exceeded! The home is absolutely goegeous, tucked away at the end of the road overlooking a forest. The hot tub sits on a huge deck with an attached large screened in porch, complete with comfy seating & a nice sized grill. The house has a beautiful flow, with the kitchen, half bath, living area and master bedroom/bath on the main floor. The downstairs can be accessed via a spiral staircase OR a rear entrance door. There you'll find a pool & ping pong table, darts, board games and bar area. There are 2 additional bedrooms down here & another full bath. The few cons I had were really minimal. -No propane tank at all for the grill -Bed sleeps at an incline which was a little strange Above all the pros FAR outweigh any cons, and Jess, the owner, was a breeze to work with. She answered all my emails quickly & tried to answer any questions I had. We will absolutely be returning to this little hidden gem!"
    Guest: Felicia B. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 25, 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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