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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • My dream came true

    "I wish I could sleep to the sound of trickling water and the birds tweet in a quiet and beautiful weather I've achieved my wish when I lived in this cottage week Everything was just fine, the kitchen is clean and full kitchenware Very clean bathrooms, as well as placemats ... I wish I could re-experience again Sorry to thinness language, I do not speak English well, here I am enlisted to translate Google sami"
    Guest: sami a. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 1, 2014
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  • Affordable rental with turkeys but limited kitchen

    "Four of us stayed with 2 medium dogs in May 2015. They loved the yard and porch and so did we! We grilled a few times and enjoyed the outdoors. The turkeys made multiple daily appearances! We didn't get to see any bears but that we just fine with us! The beds were very comfortable and we all slept well on them. There were sufficient linens and towels for everyone in our group which was very thoughtful by the host. The view is OK, you can see mountains in the distance but there are lots of more run down properties nearby that you also see, as mentioned by other reviewers. As long as you're aware of this going in, I think the price matches this. The owners are very sweet and dropped by once to make sure we were enjoying everything. For four people, the family room was a little small (furniture is quite oversized for the small family room which limits sitting space), but the TV and set up is otherwise good. There was not enough room for everyone to sit on the couches so one person had to take the rocking chair. The wallpaper in the bathroom was peeling off the walls and needs to be replaced. Despite all this, the only reason I took off one star was that the kitchen could have been better stocked. We stay in vacation rentals so that we can cook for some meals to save money during our vacations, as I imagine many of you do. Unfortunately, there were only cheap paring knives to use so that was a little tough to chop up our food! No tongs that we could find for the grill so my husband used a fork to get meat off the grill and singed his hand. Also there was one wine glass. So three of us ended up sipping wine out of juice glasses, which was fine, but didn't feel very classy. :-P It is a TINY kitchen with very limited workspace. If you don't care about cooking in a vacation rental this review probably doesn't apply to you, and I honestly feel bad about taking off a star, but it was quite challenging cooking our meals. The Biltmore was only 15 min away which was definitely worth the trip! We went down to Chimney Rock park one day and the view was incredible. We also went hiking in Pisgah National Forest-- I highly recommend going to Catawba Falls! It was about a 30 min drive northeast of the cabin. In downtown Asheville (about a 15 min drive) we ate at The Market Place, which was excellent! Overall, I would definitely recommend because of the great value for the stay! But just be aware of the limits of the kitchen."
    Guest: Lauren S. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
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  • Christmas 2014

    "My adult siblings and I grew up in Asheville but we all now live in other states. Our mother sold the family home this year and we were looking for a place for all of us to be together over the Christmas holidays. We found this rental to be a perfect location for 7 of us. There was even a decorated Christmas tree and an electric fireplace waiting for us! The house has three distinct living areas on different floors, each with a full bathroom. The main floor has the master BR with a spectacular bathroom, bedroom TV, dining area, kitchen, 1/2 bath, and porch. The bottom floor has a BR, a comfortable sofa/bed, big TV, Bath, pool table, porch, and a laundry room. The top floor overlooks the main living area. There is a BR, bath, and an open area with the futon. The kitchen is fully equipped. I kind of wished there had been a TV in the main living area but we all piled on the master bed and watched TV together. There is wireless for computers. Don't miss the tiny steep road on the left from the main road. Parking is tight but very doable. There is a coffee shop and a bakery in Weaverville. Ingles Grocery Store is close by. Easy access to I-26 and a quick trip to Asheville. Great location, Super rental. I would consider it again!"
    Guest: Stewart008 Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 24, 2015
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  • Relaxing and fun

    "We stayed for a long weekend and had a wonderful time. The house is so well appointed and the grounds are amazing. Location, location, location- what a great place to have as a home base to explore the area. Downtown is so close, yet you have all the natural beauty of the country right outside the door. The owners are fantastic and really put extra effort into making your stay a memorable one. I highly recommend this place and will return!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 18, 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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