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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Wonderful Weekend!

    "Just returned from a long weekend at Hunter's Lodge. The house is amazing and the listing does not capture the full beauty of the property. We loved our nights out by the firepit playing music, roasting marsh mellows, and dancing around with the kids. The kitchen is state of the art and offers a great place to gather during family meals. The only thing that the property could use is a better mattress in the master bedroom. Aside from that, the house fully surpassed my expectations. I recommend the following during your stay: 1. Go swimming in Bust your Butts. Its a swimming hole right about a mile away from the house and feels amazing. 2. Go hiking on some of the trails. We did Chinquapin Mountain and Glen Falls. Invigorating and beautiful. 3. Go white water rafting or zip lining. We went rafting in Bryson City about an hour away. Beautiful area and we all had a blast. 4. Get ice cream and dine in Highlands town. Ben"
    Guest: Ben Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
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  • Very Comfortable, Private, Clean & Quiet...Fantastic Hideaway w/ Fabulous Views

    "Stay Here!! My family has been coming to Lake Junaluska for our Family Reunion every two years since 1994. This year there was 58 of us renting 9 separate homes. This was my first time staying on this side of the lake. I can say I have no regrets. The privacy and views were simply fantastic. Truly felt like I was in a hammock in the treetops. Well lit stairways with nice observation seating areas. Had the opportunity to meet one of his very sweet daughters. They were all so kind.....simply a great family! I would highly recommend Alan's apartment to anyone who is looking for a fantastic lodging experience in the Waynesville / Maggie Valley area. Alan was incredibly kind & helpful throughout our stay and communication was great with him! Hard to find that personal touch these days. I would definitely stay here again in the future! Definitely one of my best experiences ever in NC!!!!! Thank you Alan....."
    Guest: Craig A. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
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  • Peaceful retreat

    "Nice place to stay for a couple days and not have to drive to a trail head."
    Guest: Barb D. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 15, 2014
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  • A Winner!

    "Our weekend stay with three generations of our family was perfect! The house is lovely and very well equipped. Spent most of our time on the porch on the comfortably cushioned furniture, with a fire in the stone fireplace. The moonrise over the mountains was awesome. Access to Laughing Trout Camp and the Bear Lake Clubhouse was especially enjoyable. We heartily recommend this house. Really hated to "come down off the mountain.""
    Guest: the Rejs Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 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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