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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Great Winter Break

    "Thank you so much for having such a lovely home to share. Our family takes a holiday over New Years. This was our first visit to North Carolina. We went wine tasting, visited the airplane museum, explored Pisgah Forest and so many other things. There is wide variety of activities to choose from and dining options are incredible. The owner is very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed upon our arrival. We will be visiting again!"
    Guest: Kellie Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 11, 2015
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  • Great Cabin location....close to everywhere

    "Hi Celeste, The favorite part of my vacation was getting up early morning and taking my cup of fresh brewed coffee to the porch and seeing all the wildlife! The Carolina Chickadee was the first to appear and the hummingbird quickly followed. Squirrels are always active in the trees. The weather was perfect, just reaching a low of 47 degrees. The cabin was warm and cozy. Our group had peaceful, restful sleep every night on that quiet mountain. During our stay we visited Waynesville, Ashville, Cherokee and drove into the Smoky Mountain National Park. The Waynesville visitor center told us about the Elk at dusk in the Cataloochee Valley. Hwy 276 to Cove Creek Rd (near I-40) then 12 miles back. That was the most AMAZING drive full of steep dirt and gravel roads ...but well WORTH it. The Elk were abundant. We also took scenic drives along the Blue Ridge Highway...breathtaking for this Florida girl! The leaves were just beginning to change with pops of color here and there. The middle of our stay was visiting a dear old friend in Canton where most of the locals work at Paper mill in town. A trip to Wheels thru Time Museum is a MUST,even for non-bikers. Our group spent about 2 hours there. Food places are hit or miss. Call ahead because not every restaurant is open every day. Butts on the Creek was recommended , but we arrived on Wednesday and the sign said " Open Thursday-Sunday". Again, Joey's Pancakes was on the list...but CLOSED on Thursday. Throughout our stay, we were always comforted to know that we would arrive back home to our creature comforts. We loved your cabin. Very spacious and convenient for our group of four. Your home is clean and homey with plenty of modern conveniences like Cable , WIFI and washer dryer! I would come back again and will definitely recommend this cabin to my friends and family. Thanks Celeste for opening up your place to us! Kaye Garcia and friends"
    Guest: kaye g. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 2014
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  • Our getaway

    "We really enjoyed our stay at Picture Perfect Cabin. It was a very comfortable cabin with beautiful views. We had great information about places to see and places to dine. We thought the swing on the deck was a plus for enjoying the views. Will return in the future & will recommend "Picture Perfect Cabin" to our friends."
    Guest: Hoosiers Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
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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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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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