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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • A nice, comfortable home close to everything in Asheville

    "Over the past 3 summers I have spent 7 months at this house. It is a comfortable, well maintained home. It is not a fancy showplace, but a place you feel you can relax in and enjoy. The galley kitchen is easy to use and well equipped. The living room is big and the furniture comfortable. I have always felt at home in this place, not like a visitor just passing through. The home is close to so many things. It's a 5-10 minute drive to the entrance of the Biltmore Estates, Ingles, Biltmore Fitness, pharmacies, the east side Mall, theaters, downtown, a variety of restaurants and more. It's close to the entrances of East and West I-240 so it's easy to take day or weekend trips to the surrounding beautiful areas like the Blue Ridge Parkway, Hendersonville, the Carl Sandburg home, Hot Springs and Chimney Rock. The home is located in a quiet wooded area and sitting out on the deck in the morning with a cup of coffee and listening to the birds is just wonderful. Even in the summer the home doesn't get really hot as it gets plenty of shade. This past summer I didn't have to use the window A/C units at all, I just kept the windows opened and enjoyed the fresh air. The owners are wonderful to work with. If something needs to be fixed, they take care of it. They are always working to improve the home and each time I arrive I find different little touches that show how much the owners work to make it a comfortable home for guests. If you are looking for a glitzy showplace, this isn't the home for you. But if you are looking for a comfortable, well equipped home close to everything in Asheville - this is a great option to consider. I really enjoy the time I spend here."
    Guest: korval Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • Dragonfly Cottage

    "Beautiful home overlooking a gorgeous, unspoiled view of Lake Santeetlah. We had a lovely pre-Thanksgiving weekend at the Dragonfly Cottage and found the owner to be very easy to work with and the cabin an absolute delight to stay in. Two recommendations: ask for precise directions to the cottage because although there are only two homes on the street, it's in a small subdivision and is actually not that easy to find, especially at dusk; and also if you want to play games or watch movies while at the cottage, plan to bring your own as this cottage, unlike all the others we've rented is happily not strewn with junk! You won't find signs everywhere nor will you find ratty decks of cards, games, or movies that don't work! You may want to bring matches or a lighter and firewood too. The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is nearby and is a beautiful park with a fun, easy hiking trail. Also, the Santeetlah Dam is interesting to visit, and Robbinsville is nearby for groceries or other needs."
    Guest: Mary C. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 8, 2014
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  • Wonderful Vacation!

    "Browns Creeksong Home was absolutely lovely with everything anyone could want, including a beautiful autumn display out front to greet us when we arrived! We enjoyed sitting on the porches and watching the birds visit the many feeders and listening to the creek across the street. We hiked around the neighborhood, visited the Bear Falls waterfall, and met many of the friendly neighbors. We drove to Cataloochee Valley and saw the elk, visited the Mingus Mill, Lake Junaluska, and the Waynesville Arts & Crafts Show. We hiked Max Patch Mountain and took numerous excursions on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We also spent a day in Asheville visiting the Botanical Gardens and the NC Arboretum. The fall leaves were gorgeous and provided us with lots of beautiful pictures to remind us of our wonderful vacation. Can't wait to come back again."
    Guest: Susan & Barry Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 3, 2014
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  • Excellent!!!

    "We were very pleased with the apartment. The view was breathtaking and the owners are wonderful people. Upon arrival we were a little skeptical because of how far off the beaten path the apartment was but once you are on top of the mountain all skepticism disappeared. The accommodations were excellent, especially if you are ready to get away from the hustle and bustle. We loved it!!!!!"
    Guest: Ann C Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 17, 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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