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A visit to Bryson City NC will take you back to a simpler, less complicated time. Home to much of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Bryson City area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. You can raft on he Nantahala River, one of the nation's favorite whitewater rafting venues, or explore the beautiful waters of Fontana Lake. Cascading trout streams, biking and hiking trails and spectacular mountain views abound in the Bryson City area. Weekend live local music, train rides and festivals complete this friendly, fun-filled community.  
 
Bryson City is located in Swain County an area which is more than 87% national forest. Many consider this part of the mountains to be the adventure capital of WNC.  
 
Whitewater rafting is a local specialty attracting 1000s of visitor annually to participate or watch local, regional and national kayaking championships. From beginners to pros there are rapids suitable for everyone.  
Marianna Black Library Free movies, music jams, art displays and a variety of activities for children and adults for full time and seasonal area residents. 
 
Tailgate Farmers Market Friday  9AM - 1 PM You'll find locally grown produce and other edibles, plants, flowers, crafts and more at the market. Every Friday May - October. Island Street in Bryson CIty
 
 This Month's Special Events and Festivals for Bryson City NC:
now -12/24 The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
12/2 Breakfast with Santa, Christmas Bazaar, Christmas Parade
12/16 Holiday Homecoming
12/26-12/31 The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
See the complete 2017 Bryson City Calendar HERE
Ongoing or Seasonal Events:
STORYTELLING CENTER OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS - Year around storytelling and heritage events.   225C Everett Street
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MARRIANA BLACK LIBRARY - Classic movies on the 2nd and 4th  Saturday of each month, at 4:00 PM. Music Jam 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6PM - 7:30 year around.
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK  - Events throughout the year. View the full calendar online.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY THEATRE -   Productions run May through December. 134 Main Street Bryson City, NC
SWAIN COUNTY FARMERS MARKET - Friday Mornings, May - October at The Old Barn on the River. Find homegrown produce as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, and craft items.
TUNES ON THE TUCK CONCERTS - Saturday evenings from June through October at Riverfront Park, 101 Mitchell Street. 7 PM - 9 PM.
HIKE THE SMOKIES - Enjoy guided hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at various special locations. Hosted by The Friends of the Smokies.
Find future and additional mountain events and Festivals on the NC Events Calendar
 
Bryson City NC Cabins and Vacation Rentals:
Cabin on the Nantahala River- 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps up to 8. 1400 ' river frontage, privacy, beautifully furnished, quick access to attractions, wood-burning fireplace,  Luxury one-of-a kind accommodation with world-class fishing. See cabin photos and rental availability 
great mountain view from the hot tub and deck Private Setting with hot tub and views -  2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 5-7.  Hot tub with mountain view, ping pong, pool, foosball, deck, gas grill, picnic table, fire pit. Pets considered. Located near Almond SW of Bryson City.  Get photos, rental details and availablilty  
Contemporary mountain cabin with pond Pond view Contemporary cabin rental - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 5. Perfect for nature lovers and PET FRIENDLY. Covered deck with gas grill and jacuzzi overlooking the pond fountain. Internet.  Average $154 per  night.     get details and information   
 
 
Additional Bryson City NC Cabins, Cottages:
Cabin Creek Lodge - traditional cabins on a creek,  open seasonally
GreyBeard Realty  - a variety of vacation rentals in and near Black Mountain
Linger Longer Lodge  - Large 8 bedroom rental ready for family, friends or group
Tuckaway Vacation Homes  - 4 bedrooms, deck with view, gas fireplace
For website links or more information on these rentals, just send a request to: info@ClimbEveryMountain.com
 
Bryson City NC Inns,  Bed and Breakfasts, Lodges
Thsi Black Mountain Inn offers a beautiful view of Lake Tomahawk Bed and Breakfast on Lake Tomahawk -  Small, home-like 4 room Inn with full breakfast included. Half mile walking path around the lake and easy walking distance to downtown Black Mountain shops and restaurants. Check for current rates     Get details or book online 
Downtown Black Mountain Inn with Dining The Red Rocker Inn downtown Black Mountain - 17 guest rooms and full service dining room. Full country breakfast included in room rate. Fireplace, WIFI and Yes, RED ROCKERS on the porch. From $115 per night. get more details 
 
Historic Black Mountain Hotel has reopened with renovations Grand old Monte Vista hotel now with renovations - In the heart of town this former favorite has reopened under new management and is rapidly regaining its popularity. In-house restaurant and the only bar with mixed drinks in town. Check for current rates.   Get reviews and details 
 
The Black Mountain Inn is a part of local history 1830s Black Mountain Inn - 7 guest rooms and an award-winning buffet style breakfast. Fireplace, WIFI and Wedding facilities. On site Spa services and packages are available. Check for current rates.   read more 
 
 
Bryson City NC Bed and Breakfast, Mountain Inns List:
Inn Around the Corner - 109 Church Street | Black Mountain NC
Sleepy Hollow B&B  - Address 132 Old Jim's Branch Rd., Swannanoa, NC  
For website links or more information on these inns, just send a request to: info@ClimbEveryMountain.com
 
Bryson City NC Hotels and Motels
 
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Bryson City NC Campgrounds and RV Parks
 Bryson City NC area Campgrounds List:
Catawba Falls  - 35 Peggy Loop, Old Fort, North Carolina
East Asheville KOA  
2708 Highway 70 East, Swannanoa, NC
Mama Gerties Hidaway Campground - 15 Uphill Rd., Swannanoa NC
Sky Island Retreat & Campground - 88 Flatlanders Drive, Old Fort NC  
For more information about Bryson City NC Camping contact info@ClimbEveryMountain.com
 
 
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Sports and Outdoor Activities:
Alarka Boat Dock
Lower Alarka Road, Bryson City NC
Adventurous Fast Rivers Rafting
14690 Highway 19W Bryson City, NC  
Almond Boat and RV Park
1165 Almond Boat Park Road, Bryson City 
American Hikes 
Carolina Outfitters
715 US Highway 19 Topton, NC 
Endless River Adventures 
Fontana Guides 
Mountain Adventure Guides 
Nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine
US 19/74 West, Bryson City NC
Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours 
Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC)
13077 HWY West, Bryson City NC 
Paddlefish Kayaking 
Paddle Inn Rafting
14611 US 19 West Bryson City NC 
Rolling Thunder River Company
10160 Highway 19 West Bryson City NC  
Smoky Mountain Adventures 
Smoky Mountain Jet Boats
22 Needmore Road, Bryson City NC 
Smoky Mountain Outdoors Unlimited
1012 East Alarka Road Bryson City, NC 
Wildwater Nantahala Gorge Adventure Center 
Bryson City NC area Attractions
great smoky mountains national park3.jpg (41109 bytes)Great Smoky Mountains National Park   Ridge upon ridge of endless forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park  
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad chugs out of Bryson City NC on a daily basis. With the romance and mystique of an era gone by, guests on board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will enjoy scenic train journeys across fertile valleys, through tunnels and across river gorges in a spectacular region called the Great Smoky Mountains. This section of western North Carolina offers a wide array of ever changing vegetation and fantastic landscapes.  
Smoky Mountains Train Museum: 
Nantahala Gorge  Highway 19/74 west out of Bryson City takes you through the Nantahala Gorge, home to premier whitewater rafting and kayaking. This is a beautiful drive right next to the water with plenty of pull-offs and picnic spots. Eight miles (as the river flows) up the river, turn at the raft launch site and continue up the Wayah Road for a few miles following swift-flowing water past waterfalls and great trout fishing spots. You may continue on to Wayah Bald’s observation tower and on to Franklin NC.    For more scenic drives... 
The Road to Nowhere With so much to see and do in the Bryson City area, it is hard to imagine a day when you might have nowhere to go. But just in case, there is always the Road to Nowhere, a scenic mountain highway that takes you eight miles into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and ends at the mouth of a tunnel. On the map, it is called Lakeview Drive, but to the citizens of Swain County it is The Road to Nowhere and a "broken promise 
Alarka Falls - From Bryson City take 74 West to exit 64 (Alarka Road) continue about 10 miles to end. Over 200 ' falls in secluded area 
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Bryson City NC Crafts,
Galleries, Art Museums
The Cottage Craftsmen  is a unique gallery and market that celebrates traditional and contemporary fine art, craft, specialty foods, wine and music with a focus on those artists and craftsman who live, work and play in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Artisans who use, and re-use, natural materials, often gathered locally, to create handmade products.  15 Everett St, Bryson City, NC  
Charles Heath - a versatile artist creating works in pen and ink, pastels, acrylics, oils, mixed media and photography. His original art, as well as fine art prints are showcased at Heath Creations Studio and Gallery in Bryson City. Much of Charles' work reflects his North Carolina heritage - from lighthouses on the Outer Banks to lush Smoky Mountain landscapes. 175 Everett Street, Bryson City NC 
Pincu_Pottery_Bryson_City_North_Carolina Pincu Pottery - Visit the gallery to view a wide selection of handmade, functional pottery pieces and see the potter at work. Schedule a class - classes are offered to both adults and children - and learn how to make your own pots! Individual instruction and pottery tools also available. 
Find more NC Artists here 
 
Bryson City NC Restaurants and Entertainment 
wpe12.jpg (23806 bytes) Mountain Perks Expresso Bar and Cafe' -   a quiet, cozy espresso bar nestled in the heart of downtown Bryson City NC. We offer espresso drinks, cappuccino specialties, bagels, wraps, and salads served in a friendly atmosphere with breathtaking scenery of the North Carolina mountains. 9 Depot Street, Bryson City NC
Anthony's Italian Restaurant
103 Depot Street, Bryson City NC
Bar-B-Que Wagon   828-488-9521  
6610 Main St., Bryson City, NC 
Big Wesser BBQ & Brew (NOC)
13077 Highway 19 W, Bryson City NC  
Bryson City Cork & Bean Bistro (Everett Hotel) 24 Everett Street Bryson City NC
The Calhoun House Dining
135 Everett Street Bryson City, NC   
Everette Street Diner
126 Everett St, Bryson City, NC
The Filling Station
145 Everett Street, Bryson City NC 
The Freymont Inn Dining Room
245 Fryemont Street Bryson City, NC  
Guayabitos Mexican Restaurant,
236 Hwy 19 S., Bryson City NC  
The Iron Skillet     828-488-4766  
165 Everett Street, Bryson City, NC 
Jimmy Mac's   828-488-4700 
121 Main Street, Bryson City, NC
Madison's on Main   828-488-390 
110 Main Street, Bryson City, NC 
Na-ber's Drive In    828-488-2877 
1245 Main Street, Bryson City, NC 
Nantahala Brewing Company, Inc.
61 Depot Street, Bryson City NC 
Pasqualino's Italian Restaurant 
25 Everett Street,, Bryson City  
River's End Restaurant  (NOC)
13077 Highway 19 W, Bryson City NC 
Soda Pops
125 Everett Street, Bryson City NC  
The Station Restaurant
225 Everett St, Bryson City, NC  
Yummi Yummi Chinese Buffet
33 Rector Street, Bryson City, NC  
 
 
Bryson City Shops, Services
Smoky Mountains Trains Museum - Several thousand model trains and accessories from many eras circle the perimeter of the Activity Center. The oldest train dates back to a 1910 Volt amp engine. The Lionel™ collection starts in 1918. You will see engine numbers 42, 33 and 38 that date between 1918 and 1920.  
Appalachian Mercantile    828-488-2531 
158 Everett Street, Bryson City, NC 
Bryson City Bicycles
157 Everett Street Bryson City, NC   
Choo Choo Coffee & Trading Co.
96 Greenlee St Bryson City, NC  
Clampitt Ace Hardware  828-488-2782  
Main Street, Bryson City, NC 
Gil's Book Sale      828-488-4457   
196 Everett Street, Bryson City, NC 
Nannies Country Store   828-488-9890  
20 Fry Street, Bryson City, NC  
Simonds Bait and Tackle Shop
1085 Main Street Bryson City, NC  
Sleepy Hollow Farm & Friends
Bryson City NC  
Tartan Lassie
P.O. Box 488 Bryson City NC  
Tickled Pink    828-488-2442  
271 Everett Street, Bryson City  NC
Village Florist
52 Everett Street Bryson City, NC  
Watershed Trading Company 
291 Everett St, Bryson City, NC  
 
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