Enjoy a Mountain Beer Vacation
Choose from the Best Western Plus River Escape or Holiday Inn Express and receive a tour at Heinzelmannchen Brewery, two Beautifully engraved 23 oz Pilsner Glasses, Your Gnometown Cookbook & a bar of locally made Beer Soap for $139.99 weekdays & $149.99 weekends; additional nights may be booked at $89.99 weekdays or $99.99 weekends.
Must book package by calling Best Western 828.586.6060 or Holiday Inn Express 828.631.1111, cannot book this package online. Available from April 1 - 30, 2015.
Spring Happenings at Fontana Village Resort
Fontana Village Resort and Marina is kicking off the spring season with exciting events for the whole family: Hiker Haze Week, Easter festivities, Spring Hike Week, and Fontana Dam’s official designation as an Appalachian Trail Community!
Easter Weekend: April 3-5
Bring the family to the Smokies for endless fun, entertainment and a classic Easter feast at the Mountview Restaurant. Activities include scenic lake tours, an Easter egg hunt, guided nature hikes, and much more!
Spring Hike Week: April 12-16
Whether you are a returning Spring Hike Week participant, or if this is your first time here at the Village, we welcome you and hope you have a wonderful time enjoying Fontana Village Resort. Join us for guided hikes and educational programs. There are many scheduled activities that will be available for you to participate in!
To learn more about Fontana Village Resort and upcoming events and promotions, visit fontanavillage.com.
Park Announces Spring Opening Schedule
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announce the spring opening schedule for park facilities for the 2015 season. Campgrounds and secondary roads will begin opening Friday, March 13.
The schedule follows:
Secondary Roads are scheduled to open as follows: Forge Creek Road will open on March 6; Clingmans Dome Road will open on April 1; Round Bottom/Straight Fork Road will open April 3; Parson Branch, Rich Mountain Road, and Little Greenbrier will open on April 10; Heintooga Ridge and Balsam Mountain roads will open on May 22. Roaring Fork Nature Trail is scheduled to reopen May 1, pending completion of bridge replacement project.
Check Road Conditions on the Blue Ridge Parkway with Real-Time Road Closures Map
As inclement weather affects the Blue Ridge Parkway, use the newly launched real-time closure map to check the road conditions before setting out on a Parkway journey.
Plan Your 2015 Railroading Adventures NOW!
Find our 2015 WINTER SCHEDULE CLICK HERE! We are located in the heart of Bryson City, North Carolina. 226 Everett St. Bryson City, NC 28713.
Your journey begins in Bryson City! Our scenic rail excursions takes you from our historic depot through the beautiful countryside of Western North Carolina. Our variety of train excursions and special event trains makes us perfect for making memories! We are one of the top Fun Things to do in North Carolina for families. Dine in our First Class Cars with a private attendant and breathtaking views or take it all in while riding in an open air gondola! Step on board for your next rail adventure!
Reservations Line: 800-872-4681 Group Sales: 800-872-4681 x3 Find the full schedule online at www.GSMR.com
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.
A guidebook to over 45 local waterfalls and back roads. Only $4.95 a copy. Visit waywardguide.com for more information or to order.