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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Peaceful

    "Our family enjoyed our stay at the tree house. The owner went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. The house has everything one may need. It's peaceful and a lovely place to vacation."
    Guest: ES Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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  • "Wow, says it all!!!"

    "My wife & I just returned from a very relaxing but fun vacation at Sapphire Heaven cabin in Sapphire, NC. Wow is what we continued to say as we pulled up to the cabin, opened the door and explored the inside and then again as we stepped out on to the deck! John and Stacey have done a great job creating an old time feeling cabin with some very nice modern features as well. We enjoyed the cabin, the views, the challenging trail to the falls on the property, just to name a few. It was a great trip and we look forward to returning again in the future so we can continue our quest to see more waterfalls in the local area (Sapphire, Cashiers & Highlands)."
    Guest: Shawn Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
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  • Lovely home, immaculately clean.

    "Liz was very helpful and followed up on check-in. We enjoyed our stay, the house was perfect for our daughters with separate living and sleeping quarters. The house is private and was stocked with everything you need for a nice time. Our family would stay again."
    Guest: Bryson Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
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  • nice little cottage

    "We came up to meet some friends hiking thru on the trail and stayed 3/20/15-3/23/15. I have to say some of the critiques of this place in other reviews didn't reflect our experience and seemed a little unfair. The house looked and smelled very clean. My fiance has a very sensitive nose and we both have asthma and allergies and we had absolutely no problem with must or mold. It is an old cottage with a lot of character and we found it very cute and cozy and what we got for the price was totally reasonable. It seemed that some renters were trying to compare with a 4 star hotel room which is not at all appropriate. Apples and oranges. I grew up in old houses and have really learned to apprecite them. The only suggestion I would have is that it may be time to replace the linoleum in the bathroom again. I know from experience that its really hard to keep the floor dry under a clawfoot tub because that original copper tubing tends to leak a little so linoleum does tend to deteriorate pretty quickly under them. But since the bathroom was cleaned very well, it was a minor cosmetic issue. Hot tub was very private behind partition and not visible from road or other houses. The water was nice and hot and with good jets. The short walk to town was convenient. I enjoyed sitting on the front porch and watching hikers come into town. The house is close to the main road coming into town (which is part of the Appalachian trail) but its such a quiet little town that there is no worry about noise and traffic. There's also a nice view of the mountains from the porch and can also see a little bit of a mountains from the hot tub. We also had fun relaxing inside the house watching tv and playing board games. We were so happy to find 'Upwards' in the closet. The living room couch is super comfortable and could easily be another great place to sleep. Owner Melanie was very attentative. Overall- good value for the price. Charming and cute little place."
    Guest: Annie S. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 24, 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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