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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Barron and Debbie

    "We had a great time and got some much needed rest. The cabin and the area were beautiful! The cabin is nicely decorated and has lots of space. There were some wonderful hand made soaps in the bathroom that I really enjoyed! The owner Larry was very helpful and easy to get in touch with. We got lost going to the cabin because it was very late when we arrived. The guard at the gate was very helpful and friendly. He even called the security guard to escort us to the cabin so we wouldn't get lost again trying to find it in the dark. We thought that was very nice of him to go above and beyond his call of duty. It was much easier to find in the daylight and we saw a lot of deer on the golf course in the mornings and a fox one night. We took our cat on her first trip away and she did very well at the cabin. We would rent this cabin again. It was everything expected and more. Larry and his wife were wonderful to work with."
    Guest: debbie g. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 20, 2014
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  • Loved it!

    "We drove up and I couldn't believe how adorable the cabin was (it's better in person!) There's a great field for playing between the barn and cabin, plenty of deck space, a porch swing and tree swing that my daughter loved, the outdoor pavilion was a nice space though we didn't use it, and the beautiful creek would be fun in the summer. The cabin was very clean! Inside seemed a little small at first but our family of 5 had no problems fitting in it comfortably. Bathroom was a little tight but had very nice storage space. Caretaker and manager were friendly and answered any questions promptly. Centrally located with groceries and some restaurants nearby. Would love to go back in the summer and for a longer period."
    Guest: Jennifer C. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 9, 2014
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  • Thanksgiving 2014

    "A great time was had by all. Only problem we had was that the lights in the kitchen weren't working. Made it hard to see to cook."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 30, 2014
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  • I did not want to leave!

    "This house if far larger than it appears in the photographs. The kitchen is fabulous. I cooked nearly all our meals and two were major holiday dinners. No problems! It is quit and beautiful. I will definitely stay again!! The area is wonderful. There is much to do, and much available for purchase. There is an upscale grocery store in nearby Highlands, and plenty of other available in Cashiers. The golf course looks like a lot of fun. We really loved the area as well as the house!"
    Guest: Karen Z. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: December 28, 2013
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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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