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Fresh adventure? Come and get it.

This place is absolutely gorgeous. We’re smack dab in the middle of the North Carolina Smoky Mountains, so prepare yourself for a vacation chock full of outdoor adventure, cultural delights, farm-to-table restaurants, unique shopping, farmers markets, craft breweries, mountain music, and anything else a fun-forward traveler could ever dream of.

Big John

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I love it around here.

Hi. I’m Big John and I’m so proud of this place. A fresh blend of pure mountain bliss and unique Appalachian culture, I love talking about the North Carolina Smokies. Check out these fun videos about hiking, brewpubs, motorcycling the Blue Ridge Parkway, discovering the local landscape along a quilt trail, fishing for trout, and bluegrass.

Experience Your Smokies – Behind the Scenes in the GSMNP

April 9, 2014

Did you know that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the MOST visited national park in the entire United States? For years it has held on to the #1 spot as the most visited national park and it’s not too hard to see why.   It draws more than nine million visitors every year, Read more…