Weather Forecast 'Beautiful'

The forecasted rainfall and wind from Hurricane Florence did not materialize in the Bryson City area. We experienced a trace of rain, which did not result in any flooding. The higher elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park did receive some rain, however Newfound Gap Road (US 441) from Cherokee to Gatlinburg - the major thoroughfare through the Park - is open.

Also open is Deep Creek, the Road to Nowhere, Clingmans Dome Road, and the Blue Ridge Parkway between Cherokee and Asheville. The rest of the week looks like warm and mostly sunny, with afternoon highs in the mid-80’s. Our thoughts and prayers remain with those in the Carolinas who are enduring the flooding aftermath and cleanup from this devastating storm.

Expedia Names Bryson City a Favorite Town To Visit.

Bryson City is one of Expedia's '25 favorite medium and small towns to visit in the US'. The online travel giant surveyed 1000 Americans to compile their list of favorite destinations.


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Discover what’s great about Bryson City, a peaceful mountain town bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with unique shops, galleries, lodging and restaurants.

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Surrounding our small town, there’s a rich vacation paradise — rafting and kayaking on the Nantahala River, boating and fishing on Fontana Lake, scenic railroad excursions, world class trout streams and mountain biking on the famous Tsali trails. We have creeks for tubing, trails for hiking and horseback riding, and beautiful waterfalls. We’re home to the Cherokee Indian Reservation and the North Carolina half of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

And we’re close by — just an hour west of Asheville; two hours from Greenville/Spartanburg, Knoxville, and Chattanooga; and three hours from Charlotte and Atlanta.

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When and where will you find the best leaf color in the Smokies this fall?

It's the most often-asked question from people planning an autumn trip to the Great Smoky Mountains — "When will the color peak?" The truth is, with the wide variety of trees, elevations and microclimates in the Smokies, our leaf season can last for up to six weeks.

Just be comforted with the knowledge that no matter when you visit the Smokies in the fall, you should be able to find beautiful leaf color.

Not only do the Smoky Mountains explode with beautiful color in the fall, the small town of Bryson City itself puts on a festive fall show, too!

Colorful fall flowers and scarecrows hang out on the streets mixing with the beautiful fall foliage changes. You can go for a hayride, visit a pumpkin patch and a sunflower maze, hear ghost stories, sample local produce at our Friday Farmers Market, watch artisans create one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, and more.

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