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Area Attractions / Day Trips

To our potential Guests: If you come to Western North Carolina on your next adventure, we think you'll be pleased! We call this place God's country because of its sheer beauty. There's something for everyone and if you're bored, it's because you want to be. We can't possibly cover all there is to do and see, but below are a few ideas and websites to help you plan the vacation of your lifetime. Go out and explore nature at its best and stay with us at A"GEM" in the Forest!

High Falls
Waterfall in Dupont State Forest, High Falls
Triple Falls - Top
Waterfall in Dupont State Forest, Triple Falls
Hooker Falls
Waterfall in Dupont State Forest, Hooker Falls
Swimming at Hooker
Swimming below Hooker Falls in Dupont State Forest
Below High Falls
Playing below waterfall in Dupont State Forest

Dupont State Forest .... a simply must see. If time only allows one adventure, then you must see High, Triple, and Hooker Falls .... they are only a 3 mile drive away! Dupont State Forest is just plain gorgeous and features more than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and waterfalls. Better yet, some trails are within walking distance of our cabin. Take the kids hiking and then cool off swimming below Hooker Falls ... they will just love it.

Just name your adventure .... hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding ... the forest has it all.

Little River
Playing in North Carolina stream in Dupont State Forest>

Waterfalls, Waterfalls, Waterfalls .... over 250 to explore! Transylvania County, commonly know as "The Land of Waterfalls", is bordered on three sides by mountains and is an outdoor enthusiast paradise. Soothe your spirit and explore nature at it's very best... the scenery is like no other.

Looking Glass Falls
Looking Glass Waterfall in Pisgah National Forest>

Pisgah National Forest ... has over half a million acres of forest surrounding Mt. Pisgah. Great trails and waterfalls to explore. Visit the Cradle of Forestry, Fish Hatchery, Looking Glass Falls and Sliding Rock while you're there. Sycamore Flats is a great place for family picnics.

Gorgeous Views
Fall view from Blue Ridge Parkway in Western North Carolina>

Blue Ridge Parkway ... looking for a beautiful scenic drive, then spend a day exploring the parkway. Over half of the Blue Ridge Parkway's 469 miles are in North Carolina. A leaf looker's paradise ... the scenery in North Carolina is just breathe taking.

Learn more about fall color, and then come to the mountains and see it for yourself.

Biltmore House
Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina
Biltmore Estate... spend a day exploring the vineyard, extensive gardens and a 250 room mansion built by George Vanderbilt in 1895. Located in Asheville just 45 minutes away from cabin.

Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock Park in Western North Carolina

Chimney Rock Park ... scenic attraction located 25 miles southeast of Asheville, with spectacular 75-mile views, hiking trails, a 404-foot waterfall, Nature Center, picnicking and more.
Swinging Bridge
Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain in Western North Carolina>

Grandfather Mountain ....visit the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountain Range ... 5,964 feet! Beautiful scenic travel attraction featuring native wildlife in natural habitats, nature museum, picnicking, hiking, and the Mile High Swinging Bridge. Located approximately 70 miles NE of Asheville.

Nantahala National Forest ... a great place for water lovers! Experience a real thrill and go white water rafting. Along with the namesake river and gorge, there are impressive waterfalls, including the highest waterfall in the east ... Whitewater Falls. Located 60 miles West of Brevard.

Phone: 828-862-8826

Mailing Address:
601 Laurel Creek Drive
Cedar Mountain, NC 28718

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