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Great Smoky Mountains history tour

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Adventure hosted by Ann

2 days
Moderate activity level
Includes food, transportation, tickets, equipment
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Immerse yourself in history, beauty of Western NC & Great Smoky Mountains

Our Great Smoky Mountains adventure kicks off with a moonshine tasting and a "history of hooch" lesson at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co. in Maggie Valley. Then, you'll head into Cataloochee Valley to see the once-extinct elk that were reintroduced to the area in 2001. As we drive through the valley, you'll hear of the community that lived in the area more than a century ago. To cap off the evening, you'll have dinner at Boojum Brewery in charming downtown Waynesville before heading back to the historic (circa 1902) B&B for the night.

The next day, a trained wilderness guide will lead you on a moderate hike in search of waterfalls in Haywood County. Our guide will tell you the history of the Cherokee Indians that once roamed the area. You’ll visit three waterfalls and have a picnic lunch at one of them. Then, we'll head back to Waynesville where you have a free afternoon to relax at the B&B, meander through the charming shops on Main Street, or do whatever you choose. For dinner, enjoy a fine dining experience a one of Waynesville's acclaimed farm-to-table restaurants, Frogs Leap Public House or Chef's Table. After dinner, stroll through downtown on our historic ghost tour.
Immerse yourself in history, beauty of Western NC & Great Smoky Mountains

Our Great Smoky Mountains adventure kicks off with a moonshine tasting and a "history of hooch" lesson at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co. in Maggie Valley. Then, you'll head into Cataloochee Valley to see the once-extinct elk that were reintroduced to the area in 2001. As we drive through the valley, you'll hear of the community that lived in the area more than a century ago. To cap off the evening, you'll have dinner at Boojum Brewery in charming downtown Waynesville before heading back to the historic (circa 1902) B&B for the night.…

What's included

  • Accommodations
    2 nights in a house
  • Food
    1 dinner, 1 lunch, snacks
  • Transportation
    2 car rides
  • Tickets
    Entrance fee
  • Equipment
    Other

Your itinerary

  • Day 1
    Moonshine Tasting & Cataloochee Valley
    Sip spirits, spot elk in their natural habit, have dinner at a local brewery
  • Day 2
    Great Smoky Mountains History Trek
    Hike to waterfalls, get a little R&R, enjoy fine dining in downtown Waynesville
From G$269,075
/ person
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Meet your host, Ann

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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We are a team of long-time residents of Western NC. We know the area, the history, the natural beauty, and the many wonderful things that make Waynesville and Western NC special. We regularly lead tours all over the area, and the Cataloochee elk and waterfall hikes are two of our most requested excursions. We understand the conditions of the Cataloochee Valley and the hiking trails ... when it will be safe to venture into the wilderness and when it's best to go another day. We strive to provide an enjoyable, memorable experience for all of our guests.
We are a team of long-time residents of Western NC. We know the area, the history, the natural beauty, and the many wonderful things that make Waynesville and Western NC special. We regularly lead tours all over the area, and the Cataloochee elk and waterfall hikes are two of our most requested excursions. We understand the conditions of the Cataloochee Valley and the hiking trails ... when it will be safe to venture into the wilderness and when it's best to go another day. We strive to provide…
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Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Bring rain coat, umbrella in case of rain.
Wear comfortable shoes that can get dirty in case of rain/muddy conditions.
NOTE: Private experience for 2 includes SUV, private bungalow at B&B, gift basket

What to bring

Comfortable clothes and tennis or hiking shoes

Rain jackets