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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Amazing!

    "This place is absolutely amazing. To begin with, the peace and beauty of the surroundings is incredible. To stay there is like owning your own huge piece of forest with streams and flowers and ponds on it. The lodge itself is large enough to house an extended family comfortably but is also just great for only two. The interior is spotless and all the furnishings comfortable and attractive. The kitchen is a joy. We cooked in every evening and then enjoyed the twilight from the porch. I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay. Julia is so easy to work with and so warm and welcoming. Having her as contact person made the whole process easy. She is very easy to reach and quick to respond to questions . We will definately return."
    Guest: Nancy Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 22, 2014
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  • Thanksgiving getaway

    "First of all, Brad and Ginger were wonderful "hosts/owners" and were communicative and responsive right from the start. Ginger even baked delicious chocolate cookies and had them ready for our arrival - how great is that? :-) They both met us a little after we arrived and walked us through a few things around the cabin; they also were able to show us some trails on a map they provided that were close by. About the cabin: The cabin itself is tucked away and about 25-30 min from the nearest town with grocery store, etc. and we didn't have cell service (they do have Wifi at the cabin, so you're not completely out of touch) but that definitely adds to the charm of being able to "unplug" and get away. We were able to take our kids to the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest for a little trail adventure and there are heaps of other interesting trails nearby. It's a great area for being outdoors. The kitchen has all the amenities that you need for cooking a big meal, the beds were very comfy and we loved using the hot tub and the outdoor fire pit. We would recommend this cabin to others. (Just be aware that you will have to lug your trash with you when you leave.) Brad and Ginger are lovely and their cabin is a great spot to unwind and take it easy!"
    Guest: Eden T. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 6, 2014
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  • Leaf watcher

    "This historic home was charming, well appointed, breath taking views, seclusion from crowds, plenty of room, and a wonderful location near town but provided the mountain rustic experience we wanted. Great yard and walking room with pets. Will definitely return again."
    Guest: Leaf Watcher Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 4, 2014
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  • Wonderful week at Shadow Ridge

    "Our multi-generation family enjoyed another wonderful week at Shadow Ridge celebrating Valentine's Day and birthdays while there. The weather was very cold with some beautiful snow yet we kept very busy in the cabin and area. The cabin was again clean and well stocked. We had a load of firewood delivered and enjoyed the huge fireplace playing checkers, napping, making s'mores, and dreaming in front of roaring fires. The loft area becomes our puzzle room; always at least one person working to find "one more piece"! We enjoyed the shops along Main Street in Waynesville; many beautiful mountain crafts there. We drove to Black Mountain to shop and found the town closed due to ice! Another trip to Asheville's eclectic areas was interesting; antique stores produced wonderful finds! Back to reality was tough! Thanks, Teri, for a lovely cabin in the woods."
    Guest: Gigi Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 25, 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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