THINGS TO DO

Gorgeous Stays Recommends

There are so many things for you to do in Western North Carolina! We are located within 2 miles of 4 rafting companies, 2 zipline areas and a ropes Adventure Park. For more adventure in the neighborhood of Gorgeous Stays, there's the Appalachian Trail, the Little Tennessee River, Fontana Lake, and the Nantahala River (best fly-fishing river in the Southeast). From quaint towns like Bryson City (home to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad) and Dillsboro, to Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, and more... you can check out even more of the possibilities below!

Waterfall Hikes in WNC


Waterfall hikes are a truly mystical part of visiting Western NC. Grab your boots, camera, and hiking poles for glorious mountain magic at the falls. Experience Deep Creek Falls in Bryson !
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Fishing the Nantahala & Little Tennesee Rivers


Fishing is a spirit-renewing activity that is great for all ages when you visit Gorgeous Stays. Learn what anglers catch, how to get a fishing license, or find a guide or instructor here!
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Tubing near Bryson City


Try a fun, leisurely, family-friendly day tubing on the sparkling clear waters flowing thru the Smokies. Deep Creek is 15 min. away in Bryson and the Oconaluftee is 35 min. away in Cherokee!
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The Appalachian Trail


By far some of the most stunning views in the Smokies are on sections of the Appalachian Trail . Since Gorgeous Stays is only 2 miles from the trail, savvy hikers choose us for respite from its challenges.
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Dining Options


There are all kinds of dining options in Bryson City and the Nantahala Gorge. Outdoors, indoors, riverside, casual and fine dining are all within 15 minutes. Click the button here, or check the Favorites List below, for some great choices!
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Harrah's Casino in Cherokee


The Casino is a place to go for big musical entertainment, bowling, gambling and a wealth of restaurants that stay open late at night. If you've got kids, bowling and food are big hits.
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Tail of the Dragon near Robbinsville


Brought your motorcycle or road-handling car?! Tail of the Dragon is a must-do drive for adventurous bikers and drivers alike. With 318 curves in 11 miles -- just keep your wheels on the road! It's only 20 miles away...
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Town of Cherokee, NC


Guests who love culture and history need only to drive 30 min. to the Cherokee Reservation. You can meet Cherokee tribal members, see their art and museum, and experience thru performances the depth of their rich cultural heritage.
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