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Sights, Sounds, Events, Exploration, Flavors, and Life in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains

Oconaluftee Indian Village - A Step Back In Time at This Inexpensive Activity In Cherokee NC by Sarah Whitener

Wondering what there is to do or activities in Cherokee NC? Take a trip back in time to the 1760’s to see how the Cherokee people lived, worked, and socialized. The Oconaluftee Indian Village is a real gem and one of the best Cherokee NC attractions for learning local history!   If you are looking for activities in Cherokee NC with the whole family the Oconaluftee Indian Village is a perfect fit and visitors of all ages will love it!

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Life on the Front Porch - Smoky Mountain Life! by Sarah Whitener

In the Smoky Mountain culture the front porch holds quite a special place of honor.  It is where we go to escape for a moment and find peace, where we reconnect with friends and family, where we marvel at the amazing creation that surrounds us.  It is a place that connects us to the past and prepares us for our future.

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front view of the deck and mountain laurel railing on Spectacular Valley Views large cabin rental

Spectacular Valley Views

Sleeps 8

4 Bed

2 Bath

Our unique 4 bedroom log cabin near Bryson City NC and Cherokee NC with spectacular views!

sunny Spring sunrise at the Hive Lodge large group cabin rental

The Hive Lodge

Sleeps 19

6 Room

5 Bath

Our large group and family lodge capable of sleeping multiple families with breathtaking views of Waterrock Knob and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

wood planks tongue and groove interior of the Historic Ol Gun Range Cabin

The Historic Ol Gun Range

Sleeps 8

4 Bed

2 Bath

Our most quaint and relaxing lodging experience; this historic and secluded cabin in the woods also has a very unique history to it! See the difference at our NC mountain cabin.