Bryson City

The last outpost of Western North Carolina before the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bryson City is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise.  Deep Creek offers river tubing, horseback riding, camping, hiking and waterfalls; the Nantahala Gorge is a world-class whitewater destination and the Tsali Recreation Area is one of the finest mountain biking trail systems in the country.  Be sure to check out Bryson City’s bustling downtown, including an award-winning microbrewery.

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27 miles from Franklin

31 miles to Fontana


Here you'll find:

Calhoun House Inn & Suites
Four-room Suites in a Historic Bryson City Inn - two blocks from downtown. The Calhoun House Inn & Suites has been a Bryson City, NC landmark for almost a century. While the structure may be historic, the facilities and amenities have been thoughtfully updated to meet the needs and expectations of today's travelers —Affordable, 4-room, Luxury Suites. Private baths, Private entrances, A/C, King beds, Full kitchens, WiFi, HBO.​
110 Bryson Avenue Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 788-0505 calhounhouse.com Get Directions
Fryemont Inn
The Historic Fryemont Inn has 37 chestnut paneled rooms and an excellent full service dining room and bar. From mid-April through November, a big country breakfast and delicious 4-course dinner are included in the room rates. The dining room is also open to the public for both dinner and breakfast, and is a favorite of tourists and locals alike. In addition, the Fryemont Inn has one two-bedroom cabin (our pet-friendly accommodation) and 8 fireplace suites that are adjacent to the Historic Lodge. The cabin and fireplace suites are open all year. The enormous stone fireplaces and gleaming hardwood floors lend an atmosphere of casual elegance and rustic beauty to this beautiful Historic Inn. The swimming pool, nestled in a grove of poplar and dogwoods is open June through September, weather permitting. The Fryemont Inn is a unquie vantage point from which to explore the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Western North Carolina. Situated on a mountain shelf over looking the quiet village of Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Inn offers you secluded comfort and excellent dining in a relaxing atmosphere that has been carefully preserved for 88 years.
245 Fryemont Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-2159 www.fryemontinn.com Get Directions
McKinley Edwards Inn
The McKinley Edwards Inn, located in a quiet residential neighborhood, overlooks Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains. It is two blocks from town and convenient to restaurants, shops and attractions, including the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. The Inn offers upscale boutique hotel lodging in a historic Bryson City landmark. There are 12 large guestrooms plus a two-bedroom, one bath cabin with three queen beds, a queen sleeper sofa and full kitchen, perfect for a family. Three guestrooms and the cabin are pet friendly. The Inn offers a continental breakfast in the main house, which has multiple common rooms for activities such as TV, movies, board games and visiting. There is a large public great room for events, workshops and small weddings. Lodging is in a separate building just a few steps from the main house.
208 Arlington Avenue Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-9626 mckinleyedwardsinn.com Get Directions
NOC Outdoor Adventures
Stop by Nantahala Outdoor Center’s 500-acre adventure campus for mountain bike rentals! Take on Flint Ridge – miles of private trails at NOC, or head down the road to the nearby Tsali trail system.
13077 Hwy 19 West Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 785-5108 www.noc.com Get Directions
Modern architecture in the Smokies; vacation rentals, home purchases, and new construction opportunities
162 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 604-3075 smokymountainmodern.com Get Directions
Nantahala Cabins, Inc.
Open year round, Nantahala Cabins offers remote and unique cabins in the Nantahala Gorge. These accommodations are fit for any adventurous enthusiast, offering nearby whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and much more. Each cabin is specifically themed and comes equipped with a full bath, kitchen, covered porch, and AC/heat. Hot tubs are also available in a majority of the cabins. Pets are welcome, so you don’t have to leave man’s best friend behind!
580 Nantahala Cabins Lane Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-1622 www.nantahalacabins.com Get Directions
NOC - River Run Cabins
Comfortable cabins located on-site at Nantahala Outdoor Center. Enjoy immediate access to paddling, biking and hiking as well as NOC's riverside restaurants.
13077 Hwy 19 West Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 785-5018 www.noc.com Get Directions
Watershed Cabins
Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Nantahala River and its surrounding environs offer visitors a plethora of activities from which to choose. With over 70 units to choose from, Watershed Cabins are located throughout the area (many of which are just minutes from the NOC, Fontana Lake, or the Tsali biking trails). From white water rafting and mountain biking, to exploring local antique and craft stores, your time here will be filled with excitement (if you ever manage to leave your cabin.) Whether its standing in front of a 20 foot front window of your cabin enjoying the panoramic view of the mountains while sipping your morning coffee, or, napping on a leather sofa with our Bose� stereo system humming in the background, we know your stay in the great outdoors will be anything but "roughing it." That's because every single unit has a hot tub and many also have outdoor fireplaces, pool tables, or other great amenities.
162 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (888) 604-3075 www.watershedcabins.com Get Directions
Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground
Deep Creek flows out of the Great Smokies National Park and by our campground. We rent light-weight vinyl tubes for $6 (all day rental). Tubes are available at a discount to registered campers and groups. Life jackets are available for children. Our camp store also sells creek shoes and other tubing accessories and souvenirs. We have twenty-one rental cabins, from modern campground cabins to hand-hewn log cabins, plus a large house for small groups. cabinsondeepcreek.com; More than 40 campsites, from creekside tent camping to pop-ups, travel trailers, RVs and mobile homes. Gem Mining: Pan for rubies, sapphires, quartz, topaz, emeralds and other colorful gems at the Deep Creek Tube Center Mining Company.
1090 West Deep Creek Rd Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-6055 deepcreekcamping.com Get Directions
Peaceful & beautiful views away from it all...Perfect! A small fridge, toaster, electric skillet, microwave & coffee maker was all provided. The bed was super comfy. The fire pit was great! It's all just minutes away from Nantahala Outdoor Center. 200 Sky Ridge Drive, Bryson City, NC 28713. (704) 701-5696
200 Sky Ridge Drive Bryson City, NC 28713 (704) 701-5696 www.skyridgeyurts.com Get Directions
Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians
Visit Bryson City's newest museum conveniently located across from the Visitor Center & Heritage Museum. Through exhibits & videos visitors learn about early fly fishing legends, basic knots, fly-tying, types of gear, types of fish, regional fishing waters, & the history of fly fishing in the South. There's a Kid’s Corner with fun games & activities.
210 Main Street Bryson City, NC 28719 (828) 488-3681 www.flyfishingmuseum.org Get Directions
Big Wesser BBQ & Brew
Enjoy a hearty meal at the intersection of the Appalachian Trail and the Nantahala River. Live music calendar available online.
13077 Hwy 19 W Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-7174 www.noc.com Get Directions
Fryemont Inn
Full country breakfast, four-course dinners. Prime rib, lamb & trout, full bar, fine wines.
245 Fryemont Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-2159 www.fryemontinn.com Get Directions
Heavenly Fudge Depot & Shoppe
Fudge, Chocolates & Coffee! Come in for a free taste! The legend of the Heavenly Fudge began in 1976. We use only the finest ingredients, cooked in large copper kettles, and turned on large marble slab tables, made with lots of love and work. Our Chocolatiers, still hand dip each chocolate to perfection - come see them at work. Need a coffee boost, try our cappuccino and espresso bar, along with our traditional fresh brewed coffee. Novelty candies & lots more!
225 C Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-4447 fudgedepot.com Get Directions
Pop-N-Jacks Gourmet Popcorn
We provide over 40 delectable popcorn flavors made from scratch right inside our store. All the popcorn in our store is available for FREE sampling; try before you buy it! Our slogan say's it best; if you haven't tried POP-N-JACKS gourmet popcorn, you don't know Jack.
225-B Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713-6405 (828) 620-3931 www.pop-n-jacks.com Get Directions
River's End Restaurant
At River's End Restaurant located at Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City, guests enjoy great meals and river views. Choose from hearty soups, filling specialty sandwiches and delicious entrees. Stop in and experience the friendly service in the heart of the Nantahala Gorge!
13077 Hwy 19 W Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-7172 www.noc.com Get Directions
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
All aboard for a historic and scenic journey. That's an invitation to a delightful journey through the majestic mountains and colorful countryside of Western North Carolina, over a sprawling lake, past rushing rivers, through a deep mountain gorge and into dark mountain tunnels. The railroad operates year-round, with schedules varying seasonally. All trains depart Bryson City.
45 Mitchell Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 586-8811 www.gsmr.com Get Directions
Nantahala Outdoor Center
NOC’s main campus is located at the intersection of the Appalachian Trail and the Nantahala River, just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, NOC’s 500-acre campus boasts plenty of exciting adventures to keep your group happy & active. Whitewater raft, explore Fontana Lake in a kayak or canoe, zipline, or mountain bike and hike! Check out NOC’s new aerial playground – Treetop Adventure Nets, perfect for kids ages 3 & up. Between adventures, check out NOC’s riverfront restaurants and retail stores, and even spend the night in a cozy trailside cabin.
13077 Hwy 19 West Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 785-5082 www.noc.com Get Directions
Smoky Mountain Train Museum
Catch the spirit of model railroading. Museum ranked in top ten in U.S. Owned and operated by the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.
100 Greenlee Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-5200 gsmr.com Get Directions
Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground
Deep Creek flows out of the Great Smokies National Park and by our campground. We rent light-weight vinyl tubes for $6 (all day rental). Tubes are available at a discount to registered campers and groups. Life jackets are available for children. Our camp store also sells creek shoes and other tubing accessories and souvenirs. We have twenty-one rental cabins, from modern campground cabins to hand-hewn log cabins, plus a large house for small groups. More than 40 campsites, from creekside tent camping to pop-ups, travel trailers, RVs and mobile homes. Gem Mining: Pan for rubies, sapphires, quartz, topaz, emeralds and other colorful gems at the Deep Creek Tube Center Mining Company.
1090 West Deep Creek Rd Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-6055 deepcreekcamping.com Get Directions
Providing Social Media Support and Services to wellness professionals and small business in the nonprofit and tourism industry. Our services include digital media marketing, graphic design, website management and hosting services; along with email marketing campaigns through constant contact. Gladly serving Bryson City, Franklin, Sylva & Waynesville.
Western NC Area Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 246-2712 www.crowkreations.com Get Directions
Sleep Inn - Bryson City
The Sleep Inn Bryson City is located just one mile from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. We are just minutes from popular attractions like the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Southwestern Community College, Western Carolina University and Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, America's number one motorcycle and sports car road.While you're here, explore the nearby white water rafting, kayaking and canoeing in the nearby Nantahala River, Tuckasegee River and Pigeon River. Fishing, boating, golfing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking and tubing are just a few more of the outdoor recreational activities close to the hotel.All guests will enjoy our free hot breakfast buffet, brand new 32" flat panel LCD televisions, free wireless Internet, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and access to on-site coin laundry facilities. We also offer packages to ride the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, or to go rafting at Nantahala Outdoor Center (please book in advance). We also offer the train and rafting tickets individually.
500 Veterans Blvd Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-0326 sleepinnbrysoncitync.com Get Directions
Brookside Campground & Rafting
Brookside Campground and Rafting is a modern facility offering recreational camping and white water rafting. Brookside is located deep in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains with grassy campsites along the creek, complete hook-ups, hot showers and clean restrooms, picnic tables, covered garbage cans that are emptied daily, laundry facilities, a game room, pay telephone and playground. Brookside's country store offers snacks, drinks, and everything the average camper might need. In addition, there is whitewater rafting.
764 Hwy 19 Nantahala, NC 28781 (828) 321-5209 brooksiderafting.com Get Directions
Carolina Outfitters Whitewater Rafting
Experience whitewater rafting! Nantahala and Ocoee River family whitewater rafting adventures is located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the majestic mountains of western North Carolina. Enjoy the scenic splendor of the Nantahala National Forest and thrill to the challenge and excitement of whitewater rafting on the most popular rivers in the Southeast. Experience unnecessary. Combine our rafting with gemstone mining, horseback riding, and scenic train tours. Vacation homes and cabins available.
715 U.S. Hwy. 19 Topton, NC 28781 (828) 488-9819 www.carolinaoutfitters.com Get Directions
Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground
Deep Creek flows out of the Great Smokies National Park and by our campground. We rent light-weight vinyl tubes for $6 (all day rental). Tubes are available at a discount to registered campers and groups. Life jackets are available for children. Our camp store also sells creek shoes and other tubing accessories and souvenirs. We have twenty-one rental cabins, from modern campground cabins to hand-hewn log cabins, plus a large house for small groups. More than 40 campsites, from creekside tent camping to pop-ups, travel trailers, RVs and mobile homes. Gem Mining: Pan for rubies, sapphires, quartz, topaz, emeralds and other colorful gems at the Deep Creek Tube Center Mining Company.
1090 West Deep Creek Rd Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-6055 deepcreekcamping.com Get Directions
Nantahala Outdoor Center
NOC’s main campus is located at the intersection of the Appalachian Trail and the Nantahala River, just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, NOC’s 500-acre campus boasts plenty of exciting adventures to keep your group happy & active. Whitewater raft, explore Fontana Lake in a kayak or canoe, zipline, or mountain bike and hike! Between adventures, check out NOC’s riverfront restaurants and retail stores, and even spend the night in a cozy trailside cabin.
13077 Hwy 19 West Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 785-5082 www.noc.com Get Directions
NOC Paddling School
Voted “Best Place to Learn” by Outside Magazine, NOC’s elite team of instructors offer kayak and canoe courses for all ages and skill levels. Choose a weekend or weekday course and try something new or build on your existing skills! With 40+ years going into every course, you know you’re in great hands.
13077 Hwy 19 West Bryson City, NC 28713 (866) 297-5281 www.noc.com Get Directions
Rolling Thunder River Company
Family-friendly rafting trips for over 30 years. Guided/Non-guided on the Nantahala River; guided only on the Ocoee River.
10160 Hwy. 19 West Bryson City, NC 28713 (800) 408-7238 www.rollingthunderriverco.com Get Directions
Wildwater Nantahala Gorge Adventure Center
Fully guided, guide assisted, and rental trips on the Nantahala, Ocoee, Big Pigeon, and Chattooga Rivers. Lodging available for groups or individuals in our Yurts, cabins and lodge. Enjoy ziplining for the whole family.
10345 Hwy. 19 W. Bryson City, NC 28713 (866) 319-8870 wildwaterrafting.com Get Directions
Good Life Real Estate-Diane Jones
Whether you’re moving in or moving on, Good Life Real Estate is dedicated to guiding clients through the entire buying, building or selling process, challenges and all. We promise to provide professional, reliable and diligent real estate representation, all with the highest degree of integrity. Trust us to guide you to The Good Life.
162 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (239) 940-1000 goodliferealestateco.com Get Directions
Modern architecture in the Smokies! Vacation rentals, home purchases, and new construction opportunities with Tim Goodwin
162 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 604-3075 smokymountainmodern.com Get Directions
Watershed Resort
Near Bryson City and Nantahala River. 50 acres, hiking trails, trout pond, waterfall, yard games.
137 W. Watershed Rd Bryson City, NC 28713 (877) 784-0688 www.watershedresort.com Get Directions
Located in Railroad Square at the train depot in Bryson City. A large assortment of Black Bear items, local made rope rugs, and locally made Indian items. Hours coincide with the train schedule.
96 Greenlee Street Bryson City, NC 28713 Get Directions
NOC Outfitter's Store
NOC’s Outfitter’s Store is a two-story store - home to an incredible selection of whitewater canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards (SUPs) and a full range of paddling gear, apparel, footwear and accessories for your outdoor adventures. Stop by for clothes & supplies for camping, backpacking & trail running!
13077 Hwy 19 W Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-7230 www.noc.com Get Directions
Uncle Bunky's T-Shirt Shop
T-Shirts Make Memories! T-shirts, caps, bags, stuffed animals, novelties. Sleepy Hollow Farm painted gourd studio.
Wesser General Store
Stop at the Wesser General Store at NOC for snacks, sundries, souvenirs, fly shop and the only beer and wine between Bryson City and Andrews!
13077 Hwy 19 W Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-7226 www.noc.com Get Directions
Wildwater Nantahala Gorge Adventure Center
Wildwater offers 2 hour Jeep Adventures at our Nantahala Adventure Center. Our Jeeps have been specially modified to provide a comfortable open-air ride, and each trip is led by knowledgeable guides who will introduce you to the cultural and natural history of the area. The Nantahala tour features some of the spectacular waterfalls in the Smoky Mountain region. We have seen wildlife including deer, wild turkeys, birds of prey and sometimes even bears!
10345 Hwy. 19 W. Bryson City, NC 28713 (866) 319-8870 wildwaterrafting.com Get Directions
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
All aboard for a historic and scenic journey. That's an invitation to a delightful journey through the majestic mountains and colorful countryside of Western North Carolina, over a sprawling lake, past rushing rivers, through a deep mountain gorge and into dark mountain tunnels. The railroad operates year-round, with schedules varying seasonally. All trains depart Bryson City.
45 Mitchell Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 586-8811 www.gsmr.com Get Directions
Watershed Cabins
Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Nantahala River and its surrounding environs offer visitors a plethora of activities from which to choose. With over 70 units to choose from, Watershed Cabins are located throughout the area (many of which are just minutes from the NOC, Fontana Lake, or the Tsali biking trails). From white water rafting and mountain biking, to exploring local antique and craft stores, your time here will be filled with excitement (if you ever manage to leave your cabin.) Whether its standing in front of a 20 foot front window of your cabin enjoying the panoramic view of the mountains while sipping your morning coffee, or, napping on a leather sofa with our Bose� stereo system humming in the background, we know your stay in the great outdoors will be anything but "roughing it." That's because every single unit has a hot tub and many also have outdoor fireplaces, pool tables, or other great amenities.
162 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (888) 604-3075 www.watershedcabins.com Get Directions
Nantahala Outdoor Center
NOC Zip Line NOC offers multiple aerial adventures, making it the perfect stop for families of all ages! NOC’s premier zipline experience is the Mountaintop Zip Line Tour – taking you above the canopy and into the open air as you zip from ridgeline to ridgeline, building up to the Mega Zip with 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Stop by NOC’s Zip Line Adventure Park for a multi-level challenge course featuring 16 aerial adventure elements and our dual 550’ Wesser Zip Line. For the little ones, Treetop Adventure Nets is the perfect starter aerial adventure. Kids as young as 3 can enjoy this 100% net based aerial playground!
13077 Hwy 19 West Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 785-5082 www.noc.com Get Directions
Wildwater Nantahala Gorge Adventure Center
Ziplining for the whole family in the Nantahala Gorge!
10345 Hwy. 19 W. Bryson City, NC 28713 (866) 319-8870 wildwaterrafting.com Get Directions