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Whatever amount of time you decide to spend in the Blue Ridge Mountains and western North Carolina, you should probably double it! There is just so much to do for all ages. Whether you want to kick back, relax and float down the French Broad River, or test your might zipping 800 feet above the ground across a quarter-mile gorge, you'll find it all within a short drive of our cottages. We've captured just a few of our favorite activities below aside from the typical hiking and waterfall adventures that you'll also want to experience.

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Rosman, NC

Headwaters Outfitters

Tubing, kayaking, and fly-fishing adventures down the French Broad River. Affordable fun for the whole family. Just 30-minutes from our cottages.


Sapphire, NC

Whitewater Equestrian Center

Enjoy beautiful family-friendly guided horseback trail rides and gem mining. Along the 4-mile ride, you'll experience three mountain peaks and learn a lot of history about the area.


Sapphire Valley

The Vordach Zipline

Enjoy the Vordach zipline and canopy tour right at the Sapphire Valley Resort. This is a family-friendly zip for ages 8 and up. Our guests receive a 25% discount off the public rate.

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Cashiers, NC

The Village Play

The kids will love this amazing playground located at the Village Green in the heart of Cashiers. Be sure to explore the walking paths and beautiful gardens.


Scaly Mountain, NC

HIghlands Aerial Park

The area's most exhilarating zipline course culminating in a 1/4 mile long zip across a gorge 800-ft above the ground. There are less intense options available for younger guests ages 4 years and up. About 40 minutes from the cottages. SAVE 10% using our coupon code: TMC


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Ski Sapphire Valley

Family-friendly skiing and snow-tubing right in Sapphire Valley! Our guests enjoy 25% off the public rate. Ski Sapphire has a blue-diamond run, a bunny slope, and tubing run. Lessons and rentals are available.


Bryson City, NC

Nantahala Outdoor Center

The NOC provides serious adventure for the outdoor enthusiast at their 500-acre adventure campus. Enjoy whitewater rafting and zipline tours.

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Cashiers, NC

The Village Green

Come experience this 13.2 acre park in the heart of Cashiers with amazing gardens, hiking trails, and a spectacular playground for the kids. Be sure to check out "Groovin' on the Green" most summer Friday nights with live music, dancing, and food.

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Sylva, NC

Dillsboro River Company

Mom-approved rafting down the Tuckasegee River. Ideal for first-timers and those who want a more relaxing trip dow the river. Suitable for ages 4 and up.

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Scaly Mountain, NC

The Scaly Screamer

The longest mountain coaster in NC, The Scaly Screamer traverses 3,800 feet of rails through the Appalachian Mountains. Gravity-powered fun for the whole family, ages 3 and up.


Asheville, NC

The Biltmore Estate

Tour the largest privately-owned estate in the United States. This Gilded-age mansion and its lush gardens will leave you in awe. The onsite winery isn't too bad either! Advanced ticket purchase is recommended.

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