Nantahala Village’s lodge, cottages, and log cabins occupy their own secluded tree lined paths in the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s a peaceful setting, but close to heart-pounding outdoor adventures that include zipline canopy tours, rafting on the Nantahala River, and mountain hiking just outside the resort. Guests can take in the scenery more passively at the onsite Village Bistro, where alfresco dining affords views of distant, mist-veiled mountains.
Treehouse cottages have full kitchens and some have the added luxury of a fireplace or deck.
Fireplace suites all have indoor and outdoor fireplaces as well as private hot tubs.
Nantahala River flows within 5 miles, which means easy access to kayaking and fishing for rainbow trout.
Lake Fontana has over 240 miles of shoreline and clear waters perfect for relaxing or recreation
An onsite riding stable leads Western-style group trail rides past Fontana Lake and through Nantahala National Forest (no experience necessary).<p>
Bryson City, North Carolina: Small-Town Charm with Nearby Skiing Resort
Tucked into North Carolina’s southwest corner, the small town of Bryson City sits amid the woodsy slopes of the Smoky Mountains. The Little Tennessee and Nantahala Rivers bend and weave their way through the mountainous terrain, a natural setting for year-round outdoor recreation.
A scenic train runs through the area on over 53 miles of track, taking visitors across the picturesque countryside through tunnels and across valleys. Once spring rolls around, whitewater rafting and kayaking become popular attractions at nearby Nantahala Gorge. Bryson City charms visitors with antique stores, handcrafted pottery, and housemade chocolate amid the natural landscape.