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Nantahala Lake with forested shoreline

Our Nantahala log cabins, while remote, are surrounded by dozens of attractions and activities ...


Andrews Brewing Company - Local microbrewery. Summer music series of Saturday evening concerts.

Cherokee Indian Reservation - Cherokee's cultural attractions include the Oconaluftee Indian Village, The Museum of the Cherokee Indian and the summer outdoor pageant, Unto These Hills. Also visit Harrah's Cherokee Casino.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park - There are entrances to America's most visited National Park in both Cherokee and Bryson City.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad - scenic railroad excursions depart from Bryson City.

Two Native American casinos - Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino is just west of us in Murphy, NC. And to the east, Harrah's Cherokee Casino is in nearby Cherokee, NC. Each is less than an hour away.

Rafting, Fishing & Boating

Fishing in Nantahala's lakes and streams - the official Nantahala website

Great Smokies Fishing - Online map and descriptions of 26 fishing destinations including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River

Zip Line Rides 

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours

RidgeRunner Zip Lines (Andrews)

Boating rentals

Nantahala Lake

Santeetlah Lake

Fontana Lake


Hiking, Biking & Horseback Riding

Hike the Smokies - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has more than 800 miles of hiking trails. Download trail map PDF. Appalachian Trail segment hikes in the Smokies.

Horseback riding - There are several riding stables in the area, including:

Chunky Gal (Hayesville)

Nantahala Village Riding Stable(Nantahala Gorge)

Smokemont Riding Stable (Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Cherokee)

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest - one of the Nation’s most impressive remnants of old-growth forest. Easy hiking. Near Robbinsville.

Mountain biking - Trails and bike rentals at the Nantahala Outdoor Center.

Tsali mountain bike trails - A four loop, 39-mile system of bike trails, some along the shore of Fontana Lake.