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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Best home away from home at Golden Fox, Bear Lake!

    "I took my mother, that is 75, and my two children. We didn't know that we were going to have such a wonderful place to stay, but boy were we surprised! Beautiful large home, very clean, well decorated, fireplace on the porch! In driving distance to waterfalls, shopping and gem mining! We have already decided we would like to return again sometime. Awesome time had by all!!"
    Guest: Elizabeth H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Cozy as can be

    "We were looking for a relaxing weekend with friends & family and landed at this property after an exhaustive search. A little bit of heaven has such a welcoming vibe and the moment you step into the cabin, you can be sure of having memorable stay. Things were planned out to every little detail for the convenience of the guests. There was s serious whole home music system setup for the music lovers . with speakers and volume control in all the rooms. The basement had a ping pong table, a pool table and a bunch of other board games. There is a serious library setup for the book lovers. A very cutely decorated home where we could grill, eat and drink on the porch. The porch! the view! that is the best part! The house is on a great elevation that gives breathtaking views of smoky mountains. The clouds were so beautifully placed on the mountains that you could setup your camera there all day and capture indelible memories. I wish home away had a place for me to post pics. I like that there were a bunch of spices were already available for our use and the owner has left a note to leave stuff or refill what we have used for the next guests arriving. Even if you are out of something you can drive down to the neighborhood ingles or walmart which are not too far. The trash dropoff was a hassle and the living room might need a tv (or not), but apart from that - was a beautiful home and we will definitely go back."
    Guest: Srinivas T. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 2014
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  • Fantastic Place to stay..

    "The location, size and comfort of this place can't be beat! This was our 2nd time staying here and we were happily amazed to see that the prices were still the same as last year. This is a beautiful house to stay, we liked the open floor plan that gives everyone a lot of space no matter which room you are in. Kitchen and back deck was one of our favorite places! This is a multi level house with a great lay out. We have stayed at few other lodges and hotels before, but this place has more value for money. If you appreciate privacy, safety and big accommodating rooms then this is the place to be. I am so happy that we found this vacation house. We love to come out here at least once a year to ride the Dragon and other surrounding roads. Dragon is no doubt the best ride in the US. Can't wait to come back next year. Please everyone ride in your lane and be safe. God Bless all."
    Guest: Jennifer and friends Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 2014
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  • Leaf watcher

    "This historic home was charming, well appointed, breath taking views, seclusion from crowds, plenty of room, and a wonderful location near town but provided the mountain rustic experience we wanted. Great yard and walking room with pets. Will definitely return again."
    Guest: Leaf Watcher Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 4, 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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