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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • 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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  • Chillin' at Lake Nantahala

    "Grace Cottage was a perfect place to unwind, relax, get in a few hikes and generally escape from everyday pressures. The accommodations were very adequate and the kitchen was well equipped for cooking. The bed in the master BR was firm and comfortable for even a big guy, which was a plus. The deck and dock were two good places to hang out and watch nature do her thing morning and afternoon. The chickadees made short work of the bird feeder contents, which we refilled daily. There was little activity on the lake except fishermen and a few late afternoon boaters, which made for good kayaking. There was the canoe, which we didn't use much. A second kayak would be a definite plus, but we made good use of the one at the cottage. We also hiked several parts of the AT, including Wasser Bald and Wayah Bald. Both are within a 30 minute drive and offer great views from the summit. The hike to Huckleberry Knob on the Cherohala Skyway was also a real treat, about an hour's drive away. We didn't float the whitewater at Nantahala George, but will do that next trip that we hope to make next summer. Grace Cottage made a great home base for all our outdoor adventures. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us!"
    Guest: Stressless Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 2014
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  • The best place to relax and enjoy

    "My family and i spent a week in this beautiful cabin, it was our first time in the smokies, we fell in love with this place, the quiet and the peace we had was unique, the creek is amazing, we heard the sound of the water from the porch, we loved that, this cabin was like home for us, our kids enjoyed playing outside and making smores in the firepit, we were blessed with snow one day, and it was spring already, we had the most beautiful vacation we ever had in bryson city,which is a small and lovely town, we recommended this amazing place to our families and friends already and we will come back for sure, the owner was very kind and available for when we needed. Thank you so much for everything, we hope to be back soon!!!!! Thank you sooo much!!!! Natalia and cristian campos from ft. Lauderdale Florida."
    Guest: Campos family Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 10, 2014
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  • Beautiful cabin

    "This is a beautiful cabin with terrific views! This is our second time staying and will be back again! Lisa does a fantastic job making sure you have everything you could possibly need. It is beautifully decorated and I must say that Anthony Bourdain from hotel impossible would never be caught doing a show here...it is spotless, comfortable and even has a special welcome gift. He would love staying here but his show would have nothing to fix lol. Joeys pancakes and Franco's italian resturant are fantastic and Cataloochee Ski Resort is just up the road and has beautiful views! By the way, my mother is 82 and has had two hip replacements and because of the thoughtful lay out of the cabin she was able to enjoy both the upper and lower level without any trouble! The garage is an added bonus which was great for us this time since it rained while we were there and I was able to load my mom without her getting wet! I highly recommend the cabin, especially for families !"
    Guest: Jane Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 28, 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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