Boyd Mountain Log Cabins July Special
Stay 2 nights in July in one of our seven cabins and get the 3rd night 1/2 price, children 10 & under stay free.
Not valid on prior reservations. Call for reservations.
We offer hiking, fishing, tubing, walking and jogging paths, basketball, volleyball and many other games.
Boyd Mountain Log Cabins and Christmas Tree Farm
Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament On Tap for Cherokee
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is hosting the 13th Annual Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby August 1-2, 2014. The two-day event takes place at the Oconaluftee River Islands Park at 86 Tsali Boulevard in Cherokee, N.C. Children 3-11 years old are invited to participate. $20,000 in prizes will be given away to registered children.
Pre-registration begins Friday, August 1 at 10 a.m. at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds and ends at 6 p.m. with a special prize event and orientation. Also on Friday, there will be traditional music and dance, food, games, zip lines, and animal exhibitions.
Trout Derby fishing begins Saturday at 8 a.m. and ends at noon with awards and prize presentations to follow at 1 p.m. The Fishing Derby Armband gets a child free admission at Unto These Hills Drama and the Oconaluftee Indian Village when accompanied by an adult.
Also on Saturday kids will enjoy listening to music, celebrity guests, live animal exhibits, free food, and more. This event is accessible to Children with Disabilities.
EBCI Principal Chief Michell Hicks calls the annual Derby “one of the most special events held each year in Cherokee. It is a chance for families and their children to get outdoors and enjoy not only some great fishing in our native waters, but to have fun.”
Last year, the Derby attracted more than 2,000 youngsters from across the nation.
Brand-New Folk School Catalog Has Arrived!
Adventure awaits you at the Folk School
The newest class catalog is here! The cover features a colorful quilt made by Julie Sibley. This quilt speaks of the joyful adventures and possibilities that await each Folk School student.
If you'd like to receive a Folk School catalog for the first time, please complete our online form. You can now browse and register for classes from July 2014 through June 2015.
North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains
Smoky Mountain Host is located in Western North Carolina in the Great Smoky Mountains. Smoky Mountain Host provides Western North Carolina travel guides, family travel activities, and attractions in Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties as well as the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation.
Plan your family vacation, romantic getaway, destination wedding, or a day in the wilderness with Smoky Mountain Host. You will find lodging that fits your style and budget, shops that sell everything from souvenirs to exquisite mountain crafts, and exciting outdoor adventures for everyone in the family.
Our Western North Carolina attractions include Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, The Factory, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Harrah's Casino, Oconaluftee Indian Village, John C. Campbell Folk School, Gem Mining, Golfing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Canoeing/Rafting, Snow Skiing, and Arts & Theatre. These are just a few of the adventures awaiting for you in Western North Carolina.
This website and our FREE travel guide provides information on Western North Carolina, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and Waterfalls. Communities in Western North Carolina include Andrews, Asheville, Balsam, Brasstwon, Bryson City, Candler, Cashiers, Cherokee, Cullowhee, Dillsboro, Fontana Dam, Franklin, Hayesville, Highlands, Maggie Valley, Murphy, Nantahala, Otto, Robbinsville, Scaly Mountain, Sylva, Waynesville, and Whittier.