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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Best VRBO ever!

    "My husband and I had the same response when we first walked into this lovely home. "Wow!" Though the pictures are accurate, they can't capture the amazing view from this mountain-top retreat or the spaciousness of this home. Just the two of us enjoyed the most serene, comfortable, private and peaceful week here. We lived on the deck watching the amazing Smokes ever-changing views. The home is beautifully and comfortably appointed. The kitchen is supplied well and part of the great room which includes windows and skylights everywhere. Vicki was most responsive to any of our questions or needs. We enjoyed several beautiful drives, south to check out all the waterfalls and then along the 'waterway road". We would definitely stay here again. The only down-side was distant road noise from the highway which can't be heard inside. I only mention this because, if your goal is total mountain silence, you will be aware of the highway off in the distance. I suggest finding this spot in the daylight."
    Guest: Fran and Jeff Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 7, 2014
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  • Perfect location for rustic privacy and access to the Pisgah and Waynesville areas

    "This was the perfect location to access our favorite hiking areas of the Pisgah Forest yet still close enough to Waynesville to enjoy dinner. Even if we didn't get in the vehicle to head for a hike, the area around the cottage offers great walking opportunities all along the beautiful creek that runs directly off the back porch. The cottage is adorable and all you'll need are groceries. There are multiple seating areas along the creek for reading and relaxing. Take the wireless and cable-free plunge and get unplugged! So refreshing."
    Guest: Tallulah022707 Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 26, 2014
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  • Mother of the Bride

    "I saw the faces and heard the reaction as one by one our family and friends arrived at the lodge - "What was my daughter thinking?" A few minutes later they knew - the view was spectacular and the lodge was impeccable. After they rode down once, the road was no longer an issue. And there was not one other complaint. Plenty of hot water for showers, the kitchen was totally prepped for cooking and the two dishwashers were a hit. Future Scrabblers will see we added a paper D, O and J as they were the only things missing on this grand adventure. As for improvements, more automatic lights on the outside stairs, and as I have a brother who uses a wheelchair, my recommendation would be this - the lodge itself is very handicap and wheelchair accessible once inside, a cement handicap space and a wooden path leading to the back door would be all that is needed. Thank you very much for completing my daughter's grand vision for her wedding."
    Guest: Mother of the Bride Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
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  • weekend getaway

    "The house was everything we had hoped for...I was a little apprehensive about renting a vrbo as we live on a lake and the house next to us is a vrbo....I know it doesn't get cleaned between renters...put your mind at ease with place ...it was spotless...cozy...comfortable...adorable.....we have elderly parents that live in Asheville and we will diffently stay here again and again.....the owners are the sweetest people to work with....excellent choice if your looking..."
    Guest: appe w Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 7, 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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