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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Great place

    "Convenient location, spacious with nice back yard. Fit us comfortably and we would all gladly stay here again."
    Guest: Mike Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
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  • Great views!

    "Awesome place - pictures do not do it justice! We had a very nice time at Elk Crossing. The house was well stocked and very clean. The house is on the top of a mountain and the views are beautiful. The driveway up to the house is scary and we were glad to have all-wheel drive, but that's expected when you're staying on the top of a mountain. The owners were great to work with and very responsive. My security deposit was in the mail on the day of our checkout! Overall a great experience!"
    Guest: Abbey A. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
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  • Truly amazing views

    "The pictures do not do this cabin justice; the views are just incredible! The cabin is clean and very quiet, and we had no other needs or requests. Thank you for opening your home to us so that we could have this experience. Note to travelers: we are very glad that we drove an SUV and that there was no snow or slick rain – otherwise, we are afraid that we may not have made it up the mountain."
    Guest: Brian and Kasia Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 27, 2015
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  • Absolutely Perfect

    "We wanted to stay in a log cabin in the mountains but with great amenities close by and we found it at Robin's Nest. Really close to the Blue Ridge Parkway - absolutely stunning; 10 minutes to downtown and the unique feel of Asheville; and grocery store and local restaurants minutes away. The cabin is beautiful and quaint, with everything that you need - it truly felt like home. The booking process was easy, and it was great to be welcomed. We now have very fond memories of a special week."
    Guest: Vanessa R. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 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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