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Recent Smoky Mountains property reviews

  • Have it All

    "What a fun and amazing place. The accommodations were without fault and the region is full of interesting history and great places to eat (20 minute drive), golf and shop(Brevard and Cashiers) our family of 3 adult couples relaxed and enjoyed it all. This is truly a best kept secret.. I would reccommend Gamekeepers Tavern where it appears the elite meet and Cornucopia for more casual dining."
    Guest: Patty Date of Stay: July 2011 Review Submitted: August 8, 2011
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  • Perfect for a relaxing getaway in a beautiful home!

    "If you want to enjoy the Smoky Mountains without all of the tourists and souvenir shops, this is definitely the place to stay. This house was just beautiful. It was immaculately clean and well maintained. It was so comfortable to stay in, perfect for two couples. The master bedroom is amazing! During our week there, we went whitewater rafting with Rolling Thunder River Company, horseback riding at Chunky Gal Stables, wine tasting at Eagle Fork Vineyards, hiked at Brasstown Bald Mountain and Fire Rim Creek, enjoyed an outdoor concert at Crane Creek Vineyards, rented a pontoon on Lake Chatuge for the day and drove the 2 hours into Asheville to visit the Biltmore Estate. We had so much fun and loved knowing we were coming back to relax at the house each day. We enjoyed the hot tub, the beautiful view from the sun porch and the overall coziness of the house. We definitely recommend staying at Crows Nest. You won't regret it!"
    Guest: notarini Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 10, 2014
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  • A little piece of Heaven!!!!

    "This was absolutely beautiful. We were a little worried about the size, but WOW, what a fantastic floor plan. Everything in it was high end. The owner treated us the same way he built the chalet, with perfection. You quickly realize how much pride Jean-Jacques and his wife the put into their chalet. I have never stayed at a cleaner or more well kept place. My wife and I normally get the 2 or 3 floor homes simply to feel more like home. This put the other places we have stayed to shame. It more than met our needs and more. We strongly recommend this to anyone!!!!!!! Buddy Kearns 8/12/14"
    Guest: Buddy K. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 14, 2014
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  • League City, Texas - Pam

    "OMGosh… this place was amazing! If you’re looking for a beautiful place to retreat – this is it! It’s very secluded, clean, cozy and fun! My only regret is that we weren’t able to just stay in the cabin. It was our first trip so we spent every day sight-seeing – which was GORGEOUS! There are so many neat towns, quaint restaurants, stores, hiking trails, and waterfalls to visit but next time I go, I’m going to stop by the little dairy and buy some fresh milk, butter, bacon and cheese. Then I’ll stop by one of the many fruit and vegetable stands and buy some organic fruits, veggies, homemade jam and a big bottle of wine and retreat to the cabin for the entire stay. I’ll rock on the porch swing, fish in the creek, sit around the outside fire pit, nap in the hammock and listen to the roaring waterfall that can be heard as soon as you open your car door. I LOVE this place!"
    Guest: Pam Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: January 9, 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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