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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Little Mountain Getaway

    "We discovered Asheville Cottages through VRBO and stayed in the Bent Creek unit in early November. The unit was spotless, just as described and shown in the photos and perfect for our stay. We were impressed with the attention to detail! The location is convenient to shopping and restaurants, but still feels like it's out in the country. A much better option for a couple or small family than a hotel. We highly recommend Asheville Cottages!"
    Guest: Amy D. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 1, 2014
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  • Will be back soon!!

    "This is the second time we have stayed at the tree house in the fall. The house is exactly as described- even better! The big beautiful fireplace is the perfect place to congregate in the mornings with coffee or the afternoons with a glass of wine! The house was well maintained with everything you could need! Floorplan is great for a large family or a group of married couples. The HUGE deck with fireplace and hot tub on the side deck are AWESOME added features. The location of the house is very close to downtown, not too far to walk at all! Carol and her husband went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of and that our stay was perfect. We will be going back next year!!"
    Guest: Callie W. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 19, 2014
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  • Beautiful Cabin, Great Pool and Lake, and Fabulous Back Porch

    "We loved staying here and highly recommend it! We rented the cabin with another couple, and our 3 kids and their 1 kid all had a lovely time here. Our boys loved the bunk beds, and the back porch was perfect after long days having too much fun. Unfortunately, it was too warm to make much use of the fireplaces, but they looked like they would be great in the winter. The cabin is beautiful. Did I mention how nice the back porch is for relaxing in the evening? I highly recommend getting a pass for the pool (extra cost above cabin rental, but not that much). The pool is only about a 5 minute drive away, but it's over some seriously steep and curvy mountain roads, so you definitely have to drive it and not walk to the pool. There is a short water slide which our kids loved. Also right next to the pool are boats, jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, etc. that you can rent. There is also a small beach you can swim at, as well as several picnic tables you can use if you bring your own lunch. We brought our dog down to the beach and he had a great time chasing sticks and balls that we threw in the water. (Dogs are allowed at the beach but not at the pool) Cell phone coverage is spotty, but it's going to be like that at any place in Bear Lake Reserve. The internet worked great, so any calls we needed to make could be done over Skype. I hope we can come back again someday."
    Guest: Tim L Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: September 21, 2014
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  • Great Mountain Vacation!!!

    "What a wonderful week in the mountains! Weather could not have been better and your house was just the best of everything and we will certainly visit again. Thank you so much for sharing your home!!"
    Guest: JB Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 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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