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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Smoky Mountain High

    "My husband & I just returned from our 3rd stay at Camp Davis. Each time we go we can't wait to get there & hate having to leave. The views of Great Smoky Mtns Natl Park and the Blue Ridge Pkwy are beyond spectacular...photos don't do them justice...& the home is the perfect combination of rustic & lux. The artwork is beautiful, beds & furniture are comfy, the linens high quality, the kitchen is well furnished with newer appliances/dishes/pots/pans/ice maker and there is satellite tv/DVD w/surround sound/VCR, as well as wifi and a landline phone. Our cell carrier is ATT & we've never been able to get cell svc at Camp Davis so the addition of the landline & wifi this time were greatly appreciated! Some suggestions for first-timers: the drive up the mountain is an adventure itself & part of the fun, but it's steep, winding, narrow...there are switchbacks, steep drop-offs, "moguls," & in the fall the leaves completely cover the road in places. It's best to have a 4wd or high-clearance vehicle & just take it slow. It takes us anywhere from 20-30 minutes to get to the house once we turn off the main road & I would highly advise first-timers to get there before dark. It's not an easy or quick in & out situation, so for those wanting to constantly be on the go & close to lots of "attractions," this probably isn't the place for you. You'll want to bring all your groceries, including spices, plastic/foil wrap, ziplocks, containers for leftovers, etc., with you, as well as paper towels & tp. We come to Camp Davis to escape the rat race, to enjoy the amazing views, the peace & quiet, to stargaze at night, to hike & to reconnect with nature & each other. This time the weather was all over the chart...warm sunny days, rainy days, days we were in the clouds & a winter storm that dropped 3-4 inches of snow at Camp Davis & 22 inches on Mt. LeConte. It was beautiful beyond words & we were thankful that the power stayed on! Camp Davis is our definition of Heaven at 5,000+ ft elev. & we love EVERYTHING about it, starting with making our reservations thru Rachael Carter, who is wonderful to deal with...the epitome of friendliness & southern hospitality. Thank you for everything, Rachael, and to Mr. Davis for sharing his magical mountain hideaway with us once again. All the best to you both!!!"
    Guest: Mrs. LaVon E. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 8, 2014
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  • Happy Mom!

    "We booked this beautiful home for surprise birthday for mom. It is stunning and worked well for a houseful of adults, being extremely well appointed and equipped. You will not find anything lacking in the kitchen. I would actually give this property 4-1/2 stars because of a few very minor points. 1-There are no instructions on how to get the stereo to play correctly. We only had sound out of one speaker, and there was a high pitched noise we could not get off. 2-There is only one television in the entire house. While the guys wanted to watch the hockey game, there was no place for the girls to watch their chic flick. 3-The tour of the property is annoying. All being said, I will definitely go back. All of us loved it."
    Guest: Claudia Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 28, 2015
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  • Craft Show Attender

    "Great location to Waynesville and quiet. Nice place and great fireplace. Would not recommend for elderly person due to stairs but was a very nice place."
    Guest: Craft Show Attender Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 2014
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  • Our Murphy vacation

    "We had the most relaxing time while at the hanging dog cabin. It has everything you need to just kick back and in very nice condition. We are planning to go again soon and take the grandchildren."
    Guest: Ronald F. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 8, 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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