We have compiled 5 reasons to visit the Smoky Mountains. There are tons, but we will start with a few of our favorites here. Nothing quite compares to a visit to the Smoky Mountains. No matter the season, there is always something fun to do! When you are ready to vacation in the Smoky Mountains, click here and check out our selection of hand-picked luxury vacation rental condos. With stunning mountain views, gas fireplaces, access to country club amenities, and just a few minutes to so many fun excursions its no wonder over 70% of our vacationers are repeat guests!
Reason 1 to Visit the Smoky Mountains: Hiking and Waterfalls
Hundreds of waterfalls can be found in the Southern Appalachian region of western, North Carolina. Hiking enthusiasts from all over the eastern United States flock to our area to explore the abundance of cascades and trails. With so many options, there are waterfall hikes for visitors of all ages and skill levels.
Reason 2 to Visit the Smoky Mountains: Golfing in the Smoky Mountains
Several courses are within an hour’s drive in western, North Carolina, offering challenging layouts, breathtaking views, and accommodations right along the fairways. Smoky Mountain Country Club is a premier vacation rental company with a portfolio of 20 condos and homes, handpicked for their views and individual appointments. Our course offers a memorable day on the links. Coming in at just over 6,100 yds, our par 71 Thomas Walker designed layout, offers captivating mountain vistas, an interesting variation of holes with over 600 ft. elevation change. We also offer golf packages for groups of 2-40 players. Let our Director of Golf assist you with crafting a memorable trip for you and your group. We have you covered from tee to green with accommodations, meals, special games, and the best service from any club in the Smoky Mountains.
Reason 3 to Visit the Smoky Mountains: Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation and Casino
Discover the historical traditions and heritage of the Cherokee Indian Tribe with a visit to the Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation. The Oconaluftee Indian Village is a re-creation of a Cherokee Village of the 18th Century. Observe centuries old techniques that are passed down from generation to generation and preserved in this working, historical site. For an unforgettable evening, attend Unto These Hills, a dramatic play which tells the story of the Cherokee people. From the time of Desoto, to the Trail of Tears, to modern day life, no guests are left unaffected by the powerful journey of the people. If you are feeling lucky, visit the Cherokee Casino. Enjoy over 150,000 sq. feet of gaming. Entertainment, dining, and only 15 minutes from Smoky Mountain Country Club, a visit to the casino is a frequent excursion for our guests.
Reason 4 to Visit the Smoky Mountains: Fall foliage
Few places in the United States offer a more stunning change of seasonal color than the western North Carolina mountains. Guests book accommodations up to a year in advance to experience the annual blurts of brilliant color that canvas our mountains. The higher elevations begin to blossom with red and yellow hues the first week of October. The third week of October is traditionally considered our peak week, although temperature fluctuations can result in early or late peaks.
Reason 5 to Visit the Smoky Mountains: Fishing
Fishing is one of our area’s biggest attractions. The Smoky Mountain Country Club is located in Swain County, home to the Fly Fishing museum of the Southern Appalachians just 10 minutes up the road in Bryon City, North Carolina. Fishing outfitters throughout our area offer gear and instruction in the art of fly fishing. Our streams are teaming with mountain trout, known locally as “Brookies”. Two large lakes also offer area fishing for the traditional caster. With over 17 species of trout and bass and other fish you can cast away!