Area Attractions

Endless possibilities await you in the Great Smoky Mountains, but seclusion in a log cabin shouldn't come at the expense of close proximity to some great attractions. All of Watershed Cabins' vacation rentals are in the Bryson City, NC area, and most are only minutes from some of the most popular Smoky Mountains attractions. Whether you want to whitewater raft the Nantahala River, mountain bike the trails at Tsali, or relax on a Great Smoky Mountains Railroad trip, you are just a few minutes away from your cabin. We have no affiliation with these vendors, but offer their contact information to facilitate your search for fun and exciting activities to fill your time while you stay with us.
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bryson city bicycles
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Bryson City Bicycles
website
www.brysoncitybicycles.com
reservation info
828-488-1988
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mountain biking, shopping, outdoor activities
description
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much room; rent a mountain bike to thrillsville. Or take it easy, strap on a basket and pedal to a picnic in the park.

We are a complete bike shop (skateboards, too!) offering full service repairs, accessories, and the top brands you will love. Bike rentals available ranging from comfort bikes to full-suspension mountain bikes. All experience levels, or none at all, we offer complete packages and training.
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Mountain Bike Western North Carolina
website
www.mtbikewnc.com
reservation info
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mountain biking, outdoor activities
description
An online resource for mountain biking in Western North Carolina.
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nantahala outdoor center
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Nantahala Outdoor Center
website
www.noc.com
reservation info
888.905.7238
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hiking trails, mountain biking, restaurants, shopping, water sports, outdoor activities
description
Since 1972, NOC has shared the outdoors with millions of guests on white water river rafting trips, with all varieties of kayak and canoe instruction, on mountain bikes and around the world with our adventure travel trips.

All of our cabins are conviently located to the NOC, with many being only 10 minutes from this popular attraction.

BOOK YOUR ZIP LINE ADVENTURE PARK, MOUNTAIN BIKE RENTAL, WHITEWATER RAFTING NOW AT THIS LINK.
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Tsali Recreation Area
website
www.main.nc.us
reservation info
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equestrian trails, hiking trails, mountain biking, water sports, outdoor activities
description
Challenging, that's the best word to describe the 39 miles of Tsali Trails, rated as "more difficult." Suited for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders, the 4-loop system offers a variety of landscapes. You can climb 1-foot wide rugged paths or travel flat, well-beaten roads. The four trails (Right Loop Trail, Left Loop Trail, Mouse Branch Loop Trail, and Thompson Loop Trail) meander through mixed pine and hardwoods on a peninsula stretching into Fontana Lake.

Hikers may travel the trails on any day, but mountain bikers and equestrians, the primary users, are kept separated by alternating use of the trails. A schedule is posted at all trailhead and displayed on this page.