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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Quiet, clean, and close to nature

    "Just completed stay. Chalet well stocked with kitchen tools. Heavily wooded lot. Plenty of fireflies, birds, and squirrels. Big plus is paved roads to property and paved parking pad. Roads to many other chalets are dirt, gravel, and steep. This chalet sits on incline but is navigable by any driver. Masterbedroom is open loft. Keep in mind if more than one couple will be occupying chalet. If you like sitting and reading on screened rooms, open deck, or covered porch this place will be just what you are looking for. Cell service, as owner indicated, is nonexistent. Direct TV can go out frequently during storms. Land line static heavy. WiFi is excellent. Icemaker is loud and needs turned off before going to sleep. Dogs would have good time. Owner has even supplied food and water bowls. Very pleased and will be staying here in future."
    Guest: Carla Y. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 19, 2014
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  • Wonderful Holiday Retreat!

    "The cabin is very open, spacious, clean and the layout is absolutely perfect. It is true, the views are just as you see in the magazines. My kids enjoyed fires in the backyard, tubing, and sightseeing. The highlight for them was catching dinner (for 8 people) while trout fishing. All in all, my family and I enjoyed our time and look forward to returning. Thanks go out to Pat and Mary. They make this an easy process and have really created that home away from home feel."
    Guest: Duane D. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 13, 2015
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  • Great location, well stocked and comfortable!!!

    "We stayed here with friends, all together 4 adults and 3 kids and one dog. Very comfortable and plenty of space so that everyone had their own privacy. The location is excellent and an easy drive to skiing. We brought food to cook as it was easier for the kids and the best thing about this home is how well stocked the kitchen is. Kudos to Tom and Karen for making sure that it was like a home away from home. We highly recommend this home and would definitely stay again in future trips!!!"
    Guest: Michael N. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 20, 2015
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  • Wonderful retreat!

    "We stayed at Wesser Heights while we were in the Nantahala area for our annual fall paddling trip and it did not disappoint. As other reviewers have noted, the house was very comfortable and well-equipped. It's proximity to the Nantahala Outdoor Center made it an excellent choice for our group. The house was well-laid out and allowed for a variety of activities simultaneously. The bed in the master suite was one of the most comfortable that we've found in a rental property. The views from all the decks were amazing. We appreciated the hot tub and the provided plush towels after a long day on the river. The free-standing gas fireplace was beautiful and helped take the chill off the cabin first thing in the morning. The hosts and the management company were both excellent to work with and provided a lot of extras to make our stay even more enjoyable. We appreciated all of the instructions and labels which helped us both find items in the well-equipped kitchen and make sure we put them back in the proper spot. We made sure that all members of our party had copies of the driving directions. We agree with other renters that the initial ascent to the cabin is best done during daylight hours. The view is well-worth the climb! All members of our party were in agreement that we'd like to return to Wesser Heights next fall!"
    Guest: Karen A. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 26, 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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