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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Great family cabin!

    "We stayed for three nights and our whole family was able to stay together comfortably. The cabin was clean and well maintained and had an incredible view. All around great place to stay. We will be back."
    Guest: Sharon P. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 6, 2014
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  • Perfect getaway for two!

    "If you're looking for a charming and romantic little mountain cabin just minutes from both the Blue Ridge Parkway, downtown Asheville, and Biltmore, this is your place. A single child might also love climbing to the loft bedroom, and having his or her own "indoor treehouse." Although this cabin was constructed in 1930's, Mary has updated it to have everything you need, even up to coffee beans and a grinder for fresh coffee in the morning. There's a great front porch with a comfy porch swing, where if you sit outside for long, you'll be greeted by friendly neighbors, and even get to meet their pets as they are walking by. In the summer, annuals are flowering on your porch and in your seating area in the small backyard - making it feel like home away from home. I imagined others who stayed in this very cabin over the last 80 plus years when the whole neighborhood of similar cabins was a resort outside of Asheville, and it was like stepping back in time. The pictures you see of this log cabin are totally accurate. It's clean, comfortable, and Mary has literally thought of everything, including a notebook of places to visit as well as restaurant recommendations. There are even instructions on how to use the TV remote control (when does that EVER happen)!! She's also very responsive and makes the whole rental process easy! We hope to return for a stay in the future if we travel to Asheville as a couple again."
    Guest: Marcia & Steve Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 12, 2014
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  • Home Away From Home

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: It was especially nice for our family (3 adults, 1 teen and 1 dog) to have a place to "spread out" in a home environment. The fenced-in backyard was really convenient for the dog. The rooms were spacious and everything was very clean. We met Pete upon our arrival and he seemed very gracious. The excellent price was an added bonus. This is quite an older home - adds charm, but also needs some TLC on the outside and perhaps some upgrading to more comfy LR seating. All-in-all, we were totally happy and enjoyed our stay!<br/>"
    Guest: A guest from Brodnax, Virginia Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 25, 2014
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  • Great Stay

    "The Cabin was beautiful, clean and cozy. We reallyenjoyed our stay. Terru was easy to work with and replied quickly to my questions. My deposit was returned in a timely manner."
    Guest: Gypsy Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 18, 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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