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Outrageous, Autumn-Flavored Nantahala Rafting Adventures

While there’s still plenty of summer sunshine left to relish, it’s impossible not to daydream about autumn’s forthcoming transformation. Every fall, the Smoky Mountains change from deep, emerald green to a vivid blend of colorful hues, including marigold, amber, crimson, and kelly green. Common autumn activities include tree-top ziplining, fly fishing, and train rides. However, we also highly recommend combining nature’s vibrancy with a half-day of Nantahala whitewater rafting thrills. The electrifying Nantahala rafting scene continues to expand as there are now nearly a dozen outfitters in the region that offer guided tours. The team at Great Smokys Cabin Rentals [...]

Smoky Mountain Ziplines: Blaze through the Nantahala Gorge

As we breeze through yet another radiant summer here in the Great Smoky Mountains, it’s impossible not to daydream about ziplining through the dense, rolling Nantahala National Forest. Most thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts who visit this sprawling, undeniably beautiful landscape love fishing, hiking, and whitewater rafting. That being said, the region’s Smoky Mountain ziplines continue to rise in popularity, particularly during summer’s hearth and autumn’s peak. The Top 3 Smoky Mountain Ziplines There are three exhilarating courses near Bryson City, home to Great Smokys Cabin Rentals. We provide a wide selection of Smoky Mountain cabins in Bryson City, Almond, Whittier, [...]

Fly Fishing in Cherokee, NC: A Week in Smoky Mountain Heaven

The awe-inspiring Great Smoky Mountains, especially those in picturesque Western North Carolina, allure outdoor enthusiasts from all across the country. Twelve months a year, travelers young and old flock to the towns of Cherokee, Bryson City, Whittier, and Sylva to escape the city’s hustle. As you might imagine, adventure ensues around nearly every corner here in the heart of the profoundly dense Smoky Mountains, particularly for those with a penchant for “waterfalling,” whitewater rafting, backpacking, and fly fishing. In fact, fly fishing in Cherokee, NC, as well as the surrounding mountain towns, has evolved into one of the most popular [...]