The 10 Best North Carolina Mountain Resorts to Visit

Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock NC

Many travelers envision their NC mountain getaways in terms of the best mountain resorts in North Carolina.  Some resorts are steeped in history, romance, adventure, or roughing it on challenging hiking trails. Others are built around soaking in small town  charm, or exploring local arts and culture. I’ve lived in NC and explored its Blue Ridge Mountains region … Read more

The 20 Best Cabin Rentals in Boone NC

1 of a Kind Cabin Rental Boone NC via VRBO

[Updated on 1/3/2023] Located about 85 miles northeast of Asheville, Boone NC is a popular mountain town that’s packed full of outdoor activities and attractions. From Blue Ridge Parkway road trips and beloved hiking trails to enjoying the area’s many fun festivals and art galleries, Boone offers a little something for everyone. Three of North Carolina’s best ski … Read more

The Top 15 Treehouse Rentals near Asheville NC

Treehouse Rentals near Asheville NC

[Updated December 9, 2022] The Western North Carolina mountains have practically everything you could possibly want if you’re looking for a back-to-nature getaway. Home to the five tallest mountains east of the Mississippi, countless cascading waterfalls, adventurous hiking trails, and bustling mountain towns, the region offers beautiful scenery every which way you turn. After a full day … Read more

The 20 Best Blue Ridge Georgia Cabins to Rent

Sunset Cabin Blue Ridge GA

[Updated September 26, 2022] Sometimes a couple of days spent out in nature, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, is just what the doctor ordered for those who want to decompress from the stress of everyday life.  The forests and mountains surrounding the town of Blue Ridge GA offer an abundance of … Read more

The 15 Best Cabins in Cherokee NC for Rent

Cherokee mountain cabins -3 Bed Vacation Home Whittier NC

Cherokee, North Carolina is a town that’s immensely rich in culture and history, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s no wonder that more than 4 million people visit Cherokee NC each year to explore all the natural beauty and man-made attractions the area has to offer. Cherokee is home to the … Read more

Review of Aloft in the Smokies: Downtown Bryson City NC Cabins

Sunrise-in-Bryson-City-NC-view-from-Aloft-cabin-rental

When we started the Blue Ridge Mountains Travel Guide in 2019, we had two major goals in mind.  The first was to explore the countless Blue Ridge Mountain towns in-depth, and share all our favorite things we experienced while rediscovering the simple pleasures of small town Americana. The second was to find our future home in the … Read more

The 15 Best Cabin Rentals in Bryson City NC

Eagles Nest - Bryson City cabin rental

Bryson City is a charming little mountain town that’s packed full of outdoor adventure.  To the north, you’ll find Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with ever-popular attractions such as Mingus Mill, Deep Creek waterfalls, the Road to Nowhere, Newfound Gap, and Clingman’s Dome.  To the west is Fontana Lake, to the east is Cherokee NC, and the … Read more

Lake Blue Ridge Boat Rentals, Cabin Rentals, Camping & Fishing

Lake Blue Ridge in Blue Ridge, GA

Spending a sunny day on a glistening lake is one of our favorite ways to enjoy time in the Blue Ridge Mountains. And in our opinion, the region has few lakes that are more beautiful than Lake Blue Ridge. Comprising 3,290-acres of clear blue water, Lake Blue Ridge is arguably among the best lakes in … Read more

The 40 Best North Georgia Cabins to Rent

North Georgia Cabins to Rent

North Georgia’s mild climate and prime location at the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains allows for enjoyable overnight trips at just about any time of the year.  You can visit in the spring to go North GA wildflower spotting. Take a trip during summer to hike to one of the many North Georgia … Read more