Our luxury cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains near the Nantahala Outdoor Center and other activities and attractions in Western North Carolina.


Biltmore House

Cherokee Indian Reservation

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cherokee Warrior Junaluska Memorial and Museum

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad


Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Horseback riding

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

Mountain biking

Tsali trails


Rafting, Fishing and Boating

Turning Stones Fly Fishing

Fishing the Nantahala River, Snowbird Creek, Lake Santeetlah

Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River —
Click to book with 10% discount at
Nantahala Outdoor Center

Zipline Canopy Tours  Gorge   Andrews

Boating rentals on Nantahala Lake, Santeetlah Lake and Fontana Lake.

Jet boat rides on Fontana Lake


Snow Skiiing & Snow Tubing

Scaly Mountain



Scenic Drives

Cherohala Skyway

Blue Ridge Parkway


Arts and Crafts

Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
Performing arts center in Franklin, NC.

Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center
Visual and performing arts of Southern Appalachia

Shopping for handmade crafts or flea markets in Andrews
and at Hayesville's John C. Campbell Folk School


“Gem Capitol of the World”
Enjoy a day with the family at one of the many Gem mines in the area. The Sheffield mine as seen on the Travel Channel is one of the few native mines in our area. Search for star rubies and sapphires.
Sheffield Mine
Masons Ruby and Sapphire Mine
Rose Creek Mine
Ruby City

The Preserve Farm at Little Choga
571 Preserve Valley Road, Nantahala (Topton), NC

The Preserve Farm at Little Choga specializes in American Livestock Breeds Conservancy of poultry and beef. Our poultry consists of Ohio Buckeye Chickens, Red Bourbon and Royal Palm Turkeys and Silver Appleyard Ducks. We currently have a Dexter Bull on the farm. Our Miniature Donkey oversees the pasture for predators and our little Pony provides rides for visitors. Touch an Alpaca or an Angora Rabbit whose fleeces are used to make soft and luxurious clothing. The Pygmy Goats or Annie, the White Tail Deer, usually greets you first. Of course we should not leave out the two Hampshire Pigs who can make a lot of noise but are very friendly.

Come and enjoy fishing in our pond which is fed by a pristine mountain stream originating in the beautiful Nantahala National Forest. The Preserve Farm at Little Choga’s stocked Trout and Catfish pond is a great place for the kids to catch a fish for dinner. We can supply you with the poles, bucket, net and worms; no license is required. So come and have a wonderful time and take home a delicious meal for the family to enjoy.