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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Spectacular Views and Location

    "Our second stay at this beautiful Chalet which exceeded our expectations last year and repeated itself again. Distant mountain views and rushing river waters relaxes the soul and mind in this quiet and private setting. Extremely clean, charming mountain décor and well equipped to make one feel at home. The lower level made a great "mancave" for my husband with a big screen TV, game room in rustic furnishing.The Hot tub and fireplace welcomed us home after a day of hard playing one of the many mountain activities conveniently close by. Easy accessed paved roads with driveway/parking perfect for a trailer with our two Harleys. Perfect for motorcycle enthusiasts with endless scenic rides in all directions, including The Tail of the Dragon, Six Gap, Joe Brown. Moonshiner, Wayha and Cherohala Skyway to name a few. Although it was just the two of us, we plan to return with our grown children to share the fantastic fun and beauty this area has to offer!"
    Guest: c c. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 11, 2014
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  • Great Vacation Home

    "We would highly recommend this vacation house for a large family. Plenty of room and comfortable. House had all the amenities for an enjoyable visit. Close to town for shopping & restaurants. Would stay again."
    Guest: Krystyal Perdomo Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 20, 2014
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  • Cozy Cabin

    "My boyfriend and I traveled to the cabin for a New Year's Eve getaway and to visit the Biltmore. This cabin was so much more than we anticipated! Perfect amount of space for us and a spectacular view. We enjoyed the privacy, wood stove, and spa! The cabin was very clean and all linens were provided. Even cozy robes! Don't get discouraged by the dated look downstairs. You won't care when you walk upstairs and see the beautiful view. The kitchen was well stocked with any dishes we needed and even had cooking spray which I forgot. Whew! The pool table made for a fun night of competition. Lovely trails around to hike and enjoy nature and the covered parking helped when the frost came . We loved the central location of the cabin. Grocery store was 10 minutes away and only 15-20 minutes to downtown Asheville and Biltmore. Thank you Nancy for letting us stay over the holidays. We had such a great time and plan to come back! We also will be sharing this gem of a find with our other mountain loving friends."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 1, 2015
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  • Felt like we were house-sitting for a friend

    "First of all, I should mention that Carol was incredibly accommodating before we even left home to head to Highlands. Severe winter weather was in the forecast, and I was monitoring the situation closely (not even knowing what, if any, sort of weather policy applied to my reservation). Before I even expressed any concern to Carol, she reached out to me and offered to let us move our dates if there was a danger of our trip being affected by the ice and snow. She was extremely flexible in letting us wait to make a "game time" decision on whether or not to delay our trip, since the property was available in the days following our stay. We did end up delaying our departure by a day and were glad we chose to do that. The property itself was even better than the photos and description convey. It was just the right distance from town to feel very secluded, yet with everything still within a reasonable (and gorgeous) drive. The open layout of the home and the modern style and amenities made it very different than the kitschy, cookie-cutter cabins we've rented in other destinations. The creek and white water made for such a refreshing backdrop. We loved that there was no TV in the main living area. We enjoyed just relaxing and playing checkers in front of the wood-burning stove, a great feature. As someone who likes to cook on vacation, one of the biggest perks was the fact that the kitchen was so well stocked. We liked not having to worry about buying things like salt and pepper or coffee filters. It's obvious that the owners use the property regularly, and renters benefit from that. There are books to read, games, movies, and an extensive CD collection. I mentioned to my husband that it felt more like house-sitting for a friend than renting a sterile, impersonal property. I would highly recommend this property and will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Highlands."
    Guest: Courtney C. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 10, 2015
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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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