TRAVEL GUIDE TO BRYSON CITY AND THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS
LODGING IN THE SMOKIESPrivate Homes, Cabins and Condominiums Available for Vacation Rentals
Would you like to enjoy your vacation in a rented private home or condominium? Listed below are several agencies that manage a variety of Western North Carolina mountain vacation rentals.
These properties reflect the individual decorating and furnishing styles of the owners. And when the owners are not using them, these homes are available as fun, Smoky Mountain vacation rentals.
Some rentals are open year-round, some seasonally. Some are handicap accessible.
And if you want to bring along the family pet, there's a Bryson City pet-friendly vacation rental that you both will love.
Our Smoky Mountain vacation rentals are one hour west of Asheville, just three hours from Atlanta and Charlotte, and two hours from Greenville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.
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Want to know more about the history of the North Carolina Smokies and the Bryson City area? Add these three books to your vacation reading list.
by Walter Larimore
The first of three books in a series on Dr. Walt Larimore's life as a (former) small town doctor in Bryson City. The other titles are Bryson City Seasons and Bryson City Secrets.
by Horace Kephart
Horace Kephart's classic account of life among the people of the Southern Appalachians. A landmark book on the Smokies by the area's most acclaimed writer, who is buried in Bryson City Cemetery. Softcover; 474 pages.
by Lance Holland
Anyone interested in Smoky Mountain history will be thrilled with this book that focuses on the Fontana area of the Smokies. This area is a microcosm of the forces that have shaped southern Appalachian history: mountain farmers, loggers, railroad barons, miners, TVA, moonshiners and tourism. 238 pages; over 100 historic photographs.
These books are available in Bryson City at Gil's Book Sale across from the train depot (828-488-4457).
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