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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • A quiet, relaxing week at Lake Santeetlah

    "My wife and I spent several beautiful days at this lakefront gem. The home was clearly very well maintained with well stocked kitchen utensils, comfortable beds, excellent decor and a deck overlooking the lake. We spent many hours relaxing, reading on the deck with the appropriate libation for the time of day and occasion - coffee, tea, cocktail, wine and mostly beer. The kayaks allow lots of roaming around the lake and really give another dimension to the experience. A daily walk followed by a swim and lazing out on the dock made for a very special vacation. We have been very fortunate in renting through VRBO, but this is right at the top. The only dining we could recommend is Snowbird Lodge."
    Guest: Maltguy Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 2014
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  • Great quiet off-grid getaway

    "My husband and I took a much needed off-grid getaway, and what a perfect place to stay. Not having wifi and very limited cell signal was the best, so easy to decompress. We love hiking and camping so Hot Springs was a cool little town, seeing all the AT hikers coming thru town on their travels was interesting. Enjoyed a few day hikes around the area, as well as an enjoyable romantic getaway. Will definitely plan future trips, looking forward to a fall trip for leaf color changing/quiet getaway, since we are less than 2hr drive away. Little cabin was just so comfortable and homey feeling, my favorite was sitting on the porch watching the occasional train pass by across the river and listening to the birds. Good quiet place for our dog too, she loved laying on the porch in the sunshine."
    Guest: Valerie L. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 4, 2015
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  • Wonderful Experience!

    "We just left our quiet haven in the mountains and had an amazing stay! Our 5year old LOVED it and cried to go back "home" every time we ventured off the property. It is beautiful in the fall and great place to see the leaves and smell the mountain air. We would love to come in the summer and spring also...maybe next year! I only wish I had brought my own pillow bc my neck hurt (I'm only 37 but guess I'm getting to that point). I wouldn't have wanted to be there with my son being any younger but 4-5 and up would be perfect. We didn't bring our dog but it seemed pet friendly. Great place to get away and relax!"
    Guest: Tacy B. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 19, 2014
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  • Enjoyable weekend

    "I found Behr Paw impressive. I love the mountains of NE-GA/SW-NC and the scenic landscapes and rural living this part of the country offers. Partial to this area, as I attended college nearby years ago, I found the secluded cabin cozy w/ well appointed décor and furnishings. Seeing this property as an exceptional find, I only hope it is available when I return to the area for my annual mountain retreat."
    Guest: David L. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 29, 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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