Viewing Elk in the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has an abundance of wildlife and it is a real treat to get to see a bear, deer or elk during your visit. You will, of course, want to get photos of these beautiful creatures but it is important to make sure you do so safely. We have covered bear safety in previous […]

All Aboard! The Polar Express Comes to Bryson City

Put on your favorite pajamas, step aboard and sing along with dancing chefs, elves and of course, Santa himself on the Polar Express! The train departs from the Bryson City Depot and begins the trip to the “North Pole” Dancing chefs travel through the cars serving hot chocolate and singing songs from the Polar Express […]

Enhance Your Watershed Experience with Avanti Mobile Spa

What could be more relaxing than enjoying your Watershed Cabin? Having a wonderful, relaxing massage while enjoying your Watershed Cabin! If you are looking for a bit of relaxation, want to surprise a special someone while vacationing in Bryson City, give Avanti Mobile Spa a call. The licensed professional massage therapists from Avanti will come […]

NOCtoberfest at this Weekend at Nantahala Outdoor Center

This Saturday, Nantahala Outdoor Center, located just west of Bryson City, will host its annual fall celebration, NOCtoberfest. The festival will feature great German-themed food and beverage specials, lots of fun contests and games and of course, the unforgettable Great Pumpkin Pursuit. What is the Great Pumpkin Pursuit, you ask? It is a free-for-all through […]

Bryson City Halloween Fun

Looking for something fun to do in Bryson City on Halloween? There are plenty of great options! One of our favorite is the Nantahala Brewing Company Witch’s Brew Release and Halloween Party featuring Soldier’s Heart. This year’s Witch’s Brew has been, ahem, “brewing” for three years and according to brewery staff, is “ghoulishly Intoxicating”! Come […]

Beautiful Fall Color in Bryson City

When planning an autumn trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, most people are concerned about when the peak of the color season will be. This is a difficult question to answer because the truth is, with the wide variety of trees, elevations and microclimates in the Smoky Mountains, our leaf season can last for weeks. In […]

8 Essential Items to Pack for Your Fall Trip to the Smokies

This time of year, the weather can be unpredictable in the Smoky Mountains. It can be forty degrees in the morning and seventy degrees in the afternoon. You never know, we may even get the season’s first snow flurries while you are here! If you are planning to visit Bryson City during the Fall, it is […]