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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Restful and beautiful

    "We met for a family gathering over Labor Day. Having read all the reviews, I could tell this was going to be a special place for our family, we wanted a quiet place to just be together, play games, laugh and eat. We needed a place that would also accomodate my grown children/ wives, pre-school grandchildren, and also be pet friendly. Wicklow fulfilled all of these. Owner has specifics regarding check in, check out, children and pets none of the guidelines are unreasonable, but really common curtesy. It is a shame that people really have to have these spelled out. It was marvelous to have two living rooms because the family with pre-schoolers really could have special time. We never felt crowded or on top of each other with 3 family units all together in the house. Make sure you take bug spray, the knats were wicked but property is surrounded by little ponds. It was a magical weekend, hope we can come again in the future. Come prepared to cook, kitchen is well appointed because the area is quite rural. Food shopping is close by and very good. Loved making s'mores at the fire pit...so many memories."
    Guest: Family gathering Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 8, 2014
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  • Our home away from home

    "First of all, who the heck comes to the serenity of these mountains and this cabin to watch TV? And if that's what ruins your whole trip, then maybe you need to re-prioritize. My wife and I have been renting this cabin for almost 7 years. We have our boat on nearby Lake Chatuge, which is quite frankly, one of the best lakes in this country. Shhh, don't tell anybody. The value you receive in this cabin for the money you spend isn't comparable to anything around here. I'm surprised that the owner doesn't charge more for this jewel. Whenever we pull in the driveway of this place, we can immediately feel the pressures of the big city world roll right off of our shoulders. The place is well maintained and we cook most all of our meals at this cabin when we're here. But there are also a couple of decent places in nearby Hayesville if you want to eat out. Especially the Cottage House where the breakfast buffet is unmatched. But the greatest part about this cabin is the outside. Throughout the day you'll see several hummingbirds stop by the feeders. There's a barbecue grill, and a firepit with plenty of wood to burn. And then there's the creek that runs beside the cabin. It ALWAYS has water in it, and the sound will sooth your soul. The cabin is also dog friendly, which is great because we take our babies everywhere, and they love this place too. By the way, the TV works. There's even one in one of the bedrooms, but that's not the reason why I would think anyone would want to come here. But it's another great added bonus."
    Guest: Hot Rod Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 25, 2014
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  • Great place for a business Retreat.

    "We had a group of business owners up from Atlanta area to work on business issues and rented two houses side by side. This was the perfect place for what we wanted and private. Outstanding views, very comfortable houses, with plenty of room for meetings and group discussions. The clubhouse and pool were a great advantage. While we would have been sweating in 98-degree heat in Atlanta, we had cool days and nights here in the mountains. Nearby parks with hiking trails and waterfalls along with a great par 3 eighteen hole golf course were just what we needed for our free time gatherings and only minutes from the house. We stayed in house named Bellevue and all the people there loved it. The large screened- in porch made nighttime gatherings wonderful, along with the great room and very nicely equipped kitchen. We Look forward to coming back in the future."
    Guest: Mark M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • Morning Beauty that will take your breathe !

    "My Husband surprised me with this trip on our 15th Anniversary , it was an awesome stay at this house and I have to say Gwen has a Million Dollar view. Waking in the morning with the sun coming up and stepping out on the porch and just staring at awe at the Beauty of those mountains and the morning mist clinging to them. Quiet is what you hear in the morning with occasional singing from the nearby birds. You truly feel by yourself at this location, but you are just minutes from downtown Asheville and great eating places I really recommend" Ruth/Chris" near Biltmore Estate in Biltmore Village AWESOME Steaks!!!! This is a trip I will always remember with my wonderful husband ! Hope to come back Real soon <3"
    Guest: Regina Phillips Franck F. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 20, 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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