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Events & Happenings April & May: PEANUTS™ the Easter Beagle Train Event April 18 & 19 Join the entire Peanuts gang for a fun filled Easter event complete with egg hunts, a visit with the Easter bunny and more! 800-872-4681 gsmr.com/events/

10th Annual Nantahala Open Saturday, April 26 Boating competition open to all levels of competition. Great prizes! 800-224-7238 endlessriveradventures.com/Nantahala_Open

Twelve Hours of Tsali Saturday, May 17 Mountain bike racing at its best! 828-488-1988, goneriding.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=810&Itemid=437

20th Annual Heritage Festival May 23 & 24 Riverside festival featuring music, food, games, and more! 800-867-9246, greatsmokies.com/HeritageFestival.html

June & July: Music in the Mountains June 7 – October 25 Saturday evenings @ 6:30pm Free outdoor shows featuring local & regional talent! 800-867-9246 http://www.greatsmokies.com/free-music/index.html#.Uu_4ybS7SSo

Bike Trials Nantahala Open Saturday, June 14 Dynamic bike competition, think wheeled acrobats! noc.com/noccom/festivals-a-events/bike-trials

An Appalachian Evening Concert Series Saturday evenings June 28 – September 6 Enjoy dinner and a show at a historic restored schoolhouse! 828-479-3364 stecoahvalleycenter.com/performance.html

Annual Freedom Fest Celebration Friday, July 4 The best Fourth of July street festival and evening fireworks show to be found in the Smokies! 800-867-9246 greatsmokies.com/freedomfest

Folkmoot USA Tuesday, July 22, 7:30pm A taste of international culture and dance! 877-365-5872 www.folkmootusa.org

August & September Lake Fontana Paddle Grapple August 1 & 2 First annual stand-up paddleboard and surf-ski competition at Tsali Boat Ramp! www.noc.com/noccom/festivals-a-events/paddle-grapple

LakeAlooza Party on Lake Fontana August 29 – September 1 Annual Labor Day celebration with music and fireworks! 800-849-2258 fontanavillage.com/events/

Open Air Indian Market August 30 Traditional Cherokee food and art festival! 828-497-3103

Mountain Heritage Day Saturday, September 27 Appalachian mountain fair featuring music, dance, arts and more! 828-227-7129 wcu.edu/12743.asp


PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express October 4 & 5, 10 - 12, 17 - 19, 24 - 26 Enjoy wagon rides, bouncy houses, trick or treating and more! 800-872-4681 gsmr.com

24th Annual Chili Cook Off Saturday, October 18 Chili festival complete with music, crafts, and more! 800-867-9246 greatsmokies.com/Fall-Smokies/index.html

Downtown Trick or Treat Friday, October 31 An entire downtown full of Halloween fun! 800-867-9246 greatsmokies.com/Fall-Smokies/index.html

The Polar Express™ November 7 – December 24 Take a train ride to the North Pole to pick up Santa and enjoy cookies, cocoa and caroling on the way! 800-872-4681 gsmr.com/events/about-polar-express/ christmas-in-the-smokies-family-fun

Spirit of Christmas Saturday, November 29 Join us for the community tree lighting, cocoa and cookies, and a concert on the square! 800-867-9246 greatsmokies.com/Christmas

40th Annual Downtown Christmas Parade Saturday, December 6 Floats, fire engines, marching bands and homecoming queens = best small town Christmas parade ever! 800-867-9246 greatsmokies.com/Christmas

Events & Happenings

October, November & December


FAMILY FRIENDLY, FUN & FREE Things to Do in Bryson City & the Great Smokies

a Explore the Deep Creek entrance to the

Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Offering a leisurely waterfall stroll, picnicking and camping facilities, tubing and fishing, this area is a year round favorite of visitors and locals alike. a Bring the kids, a picnic and the dog

a Lakeview Drive: short, scenic drive

beginning in Bryson City and ending in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Explore the “spooky tunnel” and the backcountry trails beyond. a The Blue Ridge Parkway: America’s most

to Island Park. Located in the center of Downtown Bryson City, Island Park is a great place to spend the afternoon.

travelled scenic road, the Blue Ridge Parkway begins in Cherokee, NC and ends in Virginia.

a Bike or hike the world-renowned trails at

Tsali Recreational Area.

winds its way through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

a Take a walk through town and learn some

a Enjoy live, local music every Saturday

history the easy way! All you need is the booklet, “A Stroll Through Historic Downtown Bryson City” available at the Chamber office or by download at www.greatsmokies.com/ pdfs/walking%20tour-8-15-13.pdf a Experience history at the Mountain Farm

Museum located at the Oconaluftee Visitor’s Center at the Cherokee entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. a Take a scenic drive – we’ve got one for

every day of your stay!

a The Dragon: 318 curves in 11 miles. a The Cherohala Skyway: scenic tour from

North Carolina to Tennessee.

a US 441 North to Gatlinburg from Cherokee

evening at Music in the Mountains, a free concert series held at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot, 6:30-8pm, from June to October. a Hear Cherokee storytelling at the bonfire

every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at Island Park in Cherokee, 7pm, in the summer. a Splash your cares away in the pristine

waters of Fontana Lake and enjoy a view of the tallest dam east of the Rockies. a Visit Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and

discover an old growth forest that is truly amazing!


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Bryson City is a charming mountain town primarily known for outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, boating, rafting, ziplining, horseback ridiing and biking. Here, you’ll find virtually none of the commercialism associated with our Tennessee neighbors. Instead, Bryson City is a fairly typical small town. Our businesses are locally-owned and southern hospitality is a way of life. We’re a little laid back and happy to be living in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. We only have five traffic lights.

Exit 67 To Dillsboro Sylva Waynesville I-40 Asheville

For a small mountain town, Bryson City has an amazing variety of restaurants and lodging, including hotels, motels, resorts, cabins, cozy country inns, and bed & breakfasts. There are plenty of options for week-long family vacations or couples looking for a nice weekend getaway. The town is easy to walk around to explore the shops, galleries, craft brewery and restaurants. From June through October you can enjoy free live music on Saturday nights at the train depot.


The hub of the community for locals and visitors alike.

2.Historic Courthouse

1908: the courthouse now houses the Swain County Heritage Museum and Visitor’s Center.

3.Bryson City Cork and Bean

8.Bryson City Presbyterian Church

1890: dedicated in June 1891, the original building remained untouched until an expansion in 1961.

9. The Station Mall

1915: one of the earliest grocery and dry goods distributors in the region; it now houses several retail shops and a restaurant.

1904: former site of the Bryson City Bank which was in operation from 1908 – mid 1960’s.

10. The Charles Heath Gallery

4.Calby’s Antiques & Friends of the Library Bookstore

11. Old Clampitt Hardware

1905: formerly Bennett’s Drug Store; maintained by three generations of Bennett pharmacists until 1990.

5.The Waldroup Building

Early 1900’s: Renowned author of “Our Southern Highlanders” Horace Kephart used this location for both lodging and as an office during his time in Bryson City.

6.Island Park

This wooded island is great for a picnic or exploring. Pet friendly.

7.Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot

1885: probably the oldest building in Bryson City; the depot is now home to scenic rail excursions to the Nantahala Gorge and Dillsboro as well as special events such as The Polar Express™.

Historic Downtown Tour

1. Swain County Chamber of Commerce

1890: this building has housed everything from a government liquor dispensary to a hat shop. 1911: longest continually operated business in Bryson City.

12. Smoky Mountain Community Theatre 1950: originally the GEM Theatre; the building now houses the local theatre troupe.


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To Do: Deep Creek

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a few minutes from downtown Bryson City, you’ll find Deep Creek – one of three entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park located in Swain County. Filled with day hike opportunities – including an easy walk to three waterfalls – creek tubing, fishing, picnicking and mountain biking, the area is a favorite of families as a fun and economical outdoor recreation option.


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nly a few minutes from downtown Bryson City, you’ll find Deep Creek – one of three entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park located in Swain County. Filled with day hike opportunities – including an easy walk to three waterfalls – creek tubing, fishing, picnicking and mountain biking, the area is a favorite of families as a fun and economical outdoor recreation option.

Waterfall Hike & Back Country Trails Deep Creek offers a trio of spectacular cascades that are an easy hike – even for small children or strollers. Three Waterfalls Loop is 2.4 miles and features Tom Branch Falls, Juney Whank Falls and Indian Creek Falls, or do each separately. Deep Creek is also a jumping off point for longer hikes into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a vast wilderness with eight hundred miles of back country trails just waiting to be explored. Tubing Floating down the cool and pristine waters of Deep Creek is by far one of the favorite pastimes for families. Carry your tube up the wide, gentle trail following the creek; then float back down again and again. There are several places to launch, both above the more challenging rapids and below for those who want a more peaceful drift down the stream. Fishing Deep Creek is one of the best cold water trout streams to be found in the Great Smokies. Anglers need a valid Tennessee or North Carolina fishing license – easily obtained at several locations in the Bryson City area – to fish within the national park. Picnicking A picnic area is open year round with plenty of tables and grills, restrooms and changing areas are also available.

Directions: To reach Deep Creek from Bryson City: turn onto Everett Street and head toward Depot Street. Make a right onto Depot, then turn left onto Deep Creek Road and keep going straight to reach the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (See Bryson City map on page 10)


The Blue Ridge Parkway “America’s Favorite Drive” stretches from Cherokee, NC through Virginia. A nice short segment to drive would be the 26 miles from Cherokee to the Balsam Mountain exit at milepost 443, just west of Waynesville on US 74 or continue on to Asheville and make a day of it. The Dragon One of the most famous motorcycle and sport touring roads in the world, the Dragon offers 318 curves in 11 miles. To get there, take 74 West and 28 North and US 129 out of Robbinsville.

To Do: Go Scenic

Bryson City and the Great

Smokies are known for their scenic winding roads that showcase the natural beauty of the area while being totally accessible to all types of motor vehicles. So, hit the road and remember – all roads lead to Bryson City!

Newfound Gap US 441 twists and winds its way from the Oconaluftee River Valley up and over a 5,000 foot divide in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, offering long-range views, forested tunnels and rushing rivers. For more information on these and other great drives in the area go to www. greatsmokies.com/scenicroads


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To Do: Heritage Museum

hroughout its lifetime as a working courthouse, this historical landmark of Bryson City, built in 1904, was home to many famous trials from murders to moonshine. After the new courthouse and administration building was created, the top floor of the historic courthouse was closed and the lower level was used as an activity center for Swain County’s seniors. After a new senior center was constructed, the community looked for another use for this icon of Bryson City. The answer was found in 2013 when work began to bring the courthouse back to life as a visitor’s center and heritage museum. Opening in Summer 2014, the Swain County Heritage Museum and Visitor’s Center will offer a comprehensive experience for the Bryson City visitor to enjoy. Tour the heritage museum and take a peek in the restored cabin to get a feel for the way of life that was enjoyed by some of the earlier settlers of Swain County. Or watch the interactive film for a more comprehensive view of history here in this corner of the Great Smokies. In the visitor’s center find all the information you need to plan your day to day activities or browse the gift store for more in depth literature and gifts to take back home. The Swain County Visitor’s Center will be open daily and the Heritage Museum will be open Monday through Saturday.


To Do: Fishing Whether you are fly fishing for native brook trout in a cold mountain stream, smallmouth or largemouth bass in beautiful Fontana Lake or rainbow or brown trout in one of the many stocked streams or rivers, Swain County and Bryson City hosts one of the most diverse fishing habitats in the world.


The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Nantahala National Forest offer hundreds of miles of spectacularly clear streams. Just a few minutes from Bryson City, the sparkling waters of Deep Creek are ripe for fly fishing, and many anglers enjoy the Nantahala River just west of town, particularly the section above the powerhouse on Wayah Road.

Fishing regulations

The Little Tennessee River just west of Bryson City off the Needmore Road is a wide, cold, boulder-strewn river - perfect for smallmouth bass, brim, rock bass and muskie.

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The Cherokee Indian Reservation also offers a variety of fishing opportunities for the trout fisherman with regularly stocked streams, trophy waters and three trout ponds. Cherokee holds 4 tagged fish tournaments, a flyfishing tournament in the trophy waters and a trout derby for children every year.

For more information about North Carolina

If you prefer flat water fishing, Fontana Lake boasts one of the most diverse fish populations anywhere in the country. With depths of over 400 feet, many northern fish such as walleye, muskie and smallmouth bass are among favorites of local fishermen.

To fish in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you must have either a valid North Carolina or Tennessee fishing license. You can purchase a basic North Carolina license for a period of one day, three days or one year. The one-day cost for a resident is $5 (non-resident is $10); one year is $15 (non-resident is $30). A 3-day non-resident fee is $15. If you plan to fish for trout “trout stamp� is required at a cost of $10 (both resident and non-resident). Some of the trout streams are strictly catch-andrelease. fishing, go to NC Fish & Wildlife http:// www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/Species/ Fish/Trout/Troutfishing.aspx No license is required to fish in Cherokee Reservation waters, however a tribal permit is required. The cost is $10 per day; $17 for 2-day, $27 for 3-day, $47 for 5-day. Catch & Release Trophy Waters require an additional $75/year permit.

For more fishing information visit http://www.greatsmokies.com/ fishing.php#.Uxn2vIWoSSo


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Round Hill Bed and Breakfast 828-808-6607 • 828-776-6346 www.stayatroundhill.com

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Calhoun House Inn & Suites 828-788-0505 www.calhounhouse.com

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Above the Trees 828-488-4630 • 800-655-9771

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Absolute Heaven Retreat 770-480-2820 www.absoluteheavenretreat.com

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Carolina House on Alarka Creek 561-743-5598 • 561-512-0905 www.carolinahouse.net

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Aloft in the Smokies 828-488-8010 www.aloftinthesmokies.com

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Cozy Cabin 828-488-4630 • 800-655-9771

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Deep Gap View Rental 828-488-2552 • 813-928-2223 www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p240498

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Bryson City is in the center of everything you want to see and do in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains Without leaving Bryson City and Swain County, you can...

• Rent a boat for an outing on beautiful Fontana Lake. • In Cherokee, visit the Cherokee Indian Reservation’s many cultural attractions and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. The southern motor entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway are also in Cherokee.

• Enjoy Bryson City’s shops, galleries and restaurants. • Visit the Deep Creek recreational area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for hiking, fishing, tubing, waterfalls, and picnics. • Ride one of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad’s scenic excursions.

Gatlinburg Sugarlands Visitor Center

• In the Nantahala Gorge, go zip-lining, white water rafting, kayaking or trout fishing.

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ere in Bryson City and Swain County we have something to do every day of your stay! Try the scenic train excursion or book passage on one of the specialty event trains such as The Dinosaur Train™ or The Polar Express™. Enjoy Cherokee culture or try your hand at gem mining and go karting. Take in dinner and a show or create a work of art with one of our local artisans. Whatever you feel like doing, you’ll find it here in Bryson City!

Attractions Cherokee, North Carolina

498 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee 800.438.1601 cherokee-nc.com Experience Native American culture, arts, and crafts on the Cherokee Indian Reservation.

Cherokee Fun Park

The Fun Factory

1024 Georgia Rd., Franklin 828.349.8888 funfactoryfranklin.com Family entertainment center with 100+ arcade games, mini golf, go cart track, bowling, laser tag and more.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

1897 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee 828.497.5877 cherokeefunparknc.com Indoor arcade with 75+ games, GO KARTS, 18 hole mini golf and much more!

226 Everett St., Bryson City 800.872.4681 gsmr.com Scenic train excursions as well as special events throughout the year and a model train museum.

Cherokee Historical Association

Harrah’s Cherokee

564 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee 866.554.4557 cherokeehistorical.org Presenting the Oconaluftee Indian Village and the outdoor drama Unto These Hills, both are seasonal call or check online for dates and times.

Casino and Hotel 777 Casino Dr., Cherokee 800-HARRAHS harrahscherokee.com 175,000 square feet of excitement, 2,200 video gaming machines, three restaurants and a brand new entertainment area.


Intersection of Tsali Blvd. and Drama Rd., Cherokee 828.497.3481 cherokeemuseum.org Tells the over ten thousand year old story of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians.

Nantahala River

Championship Wave Freestylekayaking2013.com Created for the 2012 world cup and 2013 ICF world freestyle kayaking championships this wave is sure to impress.

Music The Inspirations Po Box 2355, Bryson City 828.497.2060 theinspirations.com Southern gospel favorites and host to “Singing in the Smokies” and other events.

Spas and/or Massage Andrea & the 3 Healing Disciplines

Nantahala Outdoor Center

13077 Hwy 19 W., Bryson City 800.232.7238 noc.com Along with family rafting options on the Nantahala, the campus features dining, bike rentals, fishing guide service and more.

68 Asheville Hwy Suite A, Sylva / 114 W. Hemlock St., Dillsboro 828.586.6336 • andreahealing.blogspot.com Three healing disciplines of Chinese Medicine; acupuncture, massage Hormonal Balance/ Functional Medicine and The Enneagram.

Santa’s Land Fun Park and Zoo

Lakeview at Fontana

571 Wolftown Rd., Cherokee 828.497.9191 santaslandnc.com North Pole themed amusement park and zoo.

Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians

225C Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.5705 psalmsofthesouth.com An organization that is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Southern Appalachians through the art of storytelling and the making of crafts

Stuff and Such

25-29 Main St., Whittier 828.497.2393 Area artists and crafters, heritage and holiday exhibits as well as thrift sales.

Historical Buildings The Waldroup Building

58 Everett St., Bryson City 828.788.1550 Dating back to the early 1900’s; best known as a home and office for Horace Kephart author of “Our Southern Highlanders.”

Motorcycles Scarecrow Art Studio

110 Bryson Ave., Bryson City 828.788.0505 ScareCrowArt.com Distinctive free-hand art and pinstripes on motorcycles - done while you wait! See our ad on page 30.

171 Lakeview Lodge Dr., Bryson City 800.742.6492 lakeviewatfontana.com In this intimate spa, guests are nurtured with a full-sensory experience – aromatherapy, soothing music and candlelit treatments.

Nurture Wellness Studio & Massage 50 Academy St., Bryson City 828.400.9616 nurturewellnessstudio.com Therapeutic massage and yoga for stress management and pain relief. Licensed acupuncturist available on site.

Sue Magness Therapeutic Massage 50 Academy St., Bryson City 828.736.0554 or 828.488.6502 suemagness.com Licensed massage therapist located in downtown Bryson City, offering Swedish, deep tissue, sports and medical massage. Call for an appointment.

WNC Structural Bodywork & Massage 835 E. Main St., Bryson City 828.488.7662 wncmassage.net Independent solo practice focusing on both wellness and allopathic models.

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Theaters & Entertainment Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

1028 Georgia Rd., Franklin 866.273.6425 greatmountainmusic.com 1500 seat state-of-the-art facility presenting performances including concerts, plays and much more.

Smoky Mountain Community Theatre Main St., Bryson City 828.488.8227 smctheatre.com Bryson City’s community theatre offering several productions and special events throughout the year.

Workshops & Classes Pincu Pottery

80 Hwy 28 S, Bryson City 828.488.0480 pincupottery.com Handmade, functional pottery created by you. Pottery classes available.

Southwestern Community College 60 Almond School Rd., Bryson City 828.366.2000 southwesterncc.edu/content/Swain-Center SCC’s Swain Center focuses on heritage, arts, outdoor leadership, and business and industry training and consulting.

Stecoah Valley Center 121 Schoolhouse Rd., Robbinsville 828.479.3364 stecoahvalleycenter.com Various classes available from quilting and canning to cake decorating. Live entertainment and festivals.

The Wild Fern Studios & Gallery 19 Everett St., Bryson City 828.736.1605 • wildfernstudios.com Art gallery and teaching studio. Basket weaving classes available.


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Dining & Nightlife In Bryson City and Swain County you’ll find a variety of appetizing options that you would never have believed possible in a small town. Organic wraps, exquisite entrées, hand tossed pizza, old-fashioned malt shakes, hand dipped ice creams, to die for sweets and so much more awaits!

Bakeries Homesteader’s Basket 291 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.5610 Amish style bakery featuring fresh baked breads, muffins, bagels, cakes and desserts. Also offering bulk foods, deli meats, cheese and candy.

La Dolce Vita Bakery 191 Everett St., Bryson City 828.736.8760 • dolcebryson.com Farm to table dessert bakery. Custom order cakes and cupcakes made from the best local ingredients.

Magda’s Cakes Cherokee, NC 828.736.2184 • magdascakes.webs.com Offering unique cakes for every occasion with a variety of frostings and fillings. Registered with the NC Department of Agriculture.

Raquel’s Creative Cakes Bryson City, NC 828.508.0177 • raquelscreativecakes.com Featuring wedding and special occasion cakes custom designed to your specifications.


Restaurants

Calaboose Cellars

Anthony’s Italian Restaurant

565 Aquone Rd., Andrews 828.321.2006 • calaboosecellars.com The smallest, award winning, free-standing complete winery in the US. Microbrewery on site.

15 Depot St., Bryson City 828.488.8898 • anthonysitalianrestaurant. wordpress.com Authentic hand tossed pizza, homemade dinners, subs, salads and more. Free Wi-Fi.

Heinzelmannchen Brewery, Inc.

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Breweries & Wineries

545 Mill St., Sylva 828.631.4466 • yourgnometownbrewery.com A working brewery that produces beer in the German tradition.

610 Main St., Bryson City 828.488.9521 Hickory smoked pit BBQ made on the premises.

Nantahala Brewing Company, Inc.

65 Veterans Blvd., Bryson City 828.488.0861 • bojangles.com Where iced tea is legendary and boneless chicken supreme. Newly remodeled.

61 Depot St., Bryson City 828.488.2337 •  nantahalabrewing.com Micro-brewery located in downtown across from the Train Depot. Tasting room and tavern games. Live music during season.

Chocolate Shops The Chocolate Shoppe

134 Everett St., Bryson City 828.538.4483 Indulge your senses with decadent hand crafted chocolates, fudge, Jelly Belly jelly beans, and special orders.

Dillsboro Chocolate Factory

28 Church St., Dillsboro 877.687.9731 • dillsborochocolate.com Custom made chocolates, old-fashioned candies, gift baskets and more. Free Wi-Fi.

Bojangles Famous Chicken and Biscuits

Bryson City Cork and Bean

16 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.1934 • brysoncitycorkandbean.com Organic, fair-trade espresso and coffees, a select list of wines, and organic and local foods perfectly prepared. Free Wi-Fi.

Bryson City Sports Bar & Grille

47 Depot St., Bryson City, NC 828.488.9880 Full lunch and dinner menus, great microbrew selection, and casual atmosphere. Free Wi-Fi.

Alcohol Policies: The town of Bryson City permits the sale of alcoholic beverages within the city limits; and a number of Bryson City restaurants offer beer, Ice Cream Shops wine and mixed drinks. Outside of the city limits, only certain qualifying FryDay’s and Sundaes 24 Frye St., Bryson City resort properties are permitted to serve alcohol 828.488.5379 • frydaysandsundaes.com by the drink as well as beer and wine. FryDays serves traditional English fish & chips, In Bryson City, liquors are sold at the ABC Store burgers gyros, shrimp and sandwiches. Sundaes at 254 Veterans Boulevard (next to Arby’s) (9 to serves a selection of 24 different flavors of 9, Monday through Saturday). 828-488-6682. Hershey’s ice cream. Beer, wine and mixers are sold only at grocery stores, convenience stores and package stores Soda Pops 125 Everett St., Bryson City within the city limits. Hours vary from store to 828.488.5379 • sodapopsicecream.com store, but may be from 6 am to midnight, except Bryson City’s only ‘40’s and ‘50’s old fashioned on Sunday, when sales are only permitted from Soda Fountain located downtown. New noon to 6 pm. expansion for 2014!


Dining & Nightlife

Restaurants (cont.) Everett Street Diner

126 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.0123 A traditional style breakfast and lunch as well as a variety of sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, and desserts. Daily specials!

The Filling Station Deli & Sub Shop

145 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.1919 • thefillingstationdeli.com Extensive menu of sandwiches, soups, desserts and more. Hand-cut French fries and homemade fried fruit pies. Newly expanded dining area for 2014! Catering available.

Fontana Village Restaurants

300 Woods Rd., Fontana Dam 828.498.2211 • fontanavillage.com/dining The Mountainview Restaurant and Bears Den Lounge located in the Lodge at Fontana offer an breakfast and dinner menu. The Wildwood Grill in the Village Center offers tasty casual fare, cocktails and live entertainment.

FryDay’s and Sundaes

26 Frye St., Bryson City 828.488.5379 • frydaysandsundaes.com FryDays serves traditional English fish & chips, burgers gyros, shrimp and sandwiches. Sundaes serves a selection of 24 different flavors of Hershey’s ice cream.

Fryemont Inn Restaurant and Bar

Jimmy Mac’s

121 Main St., Bryson City 828.488.4700 Lunch and dinner menus including soups, salads, appetizers, burgers, steaks, seafood and more all in a casual atmosphere.

Mountain Perks

Espresso Bar & Café 9 Depot St., Bryson City 828.488.9561 • mtnperks.com Specializing in our custom roasted coffees and espresso drinks, smoothies, freezes, master blended teas, baked goods, gourmet wraps and more. Free Wi-Fi. Catering available.

Nabers Drive-In

1245 Main St., Bryson City 828.488.2877 Breakfast, lunch and dinner items featuring “Old School” curb side service.

Nantahala Outdoor Center

13077 Hwy. 19 W., Nantahala Gorge 800.232.7238 • noc.com Whether you crave a juicy cheeseburger, a light salad or mountain trout, you can find it at any one of our four NOC restaurants.

Pasqualino’s Italian Restaurant

25 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.9555 • greatsmokies.com/pasqualinos Classic Italian cuisine by candlelight in the center of beautiful downtown Bryson City.

245 Fryemont St., Bryson City 800.845.4879 • fryemontinn.com Enjoy a full country breakfast, fine dining and your favorite wines and cocktails at the historic Fryemont Inn.

Sagebrush Coffee House

Guayabitos Mexican Restaurant

Riverside Bar & Grille

236 Hwy. 19 S., Bryson City 828.488.1336 Authentic Mexican fare, full bar and lively atmosphere.

The Iron Skillet

165 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.4766 Serving Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus with fresh salads, burgers, Phillies and home-style daily specials.

106-A Main St., Bryson City 423.443.2360 • sagebrushcoffeehouse.com Family run coffee house. Featuring frozen coffee and espresso drinks as well as coffee. 1341 Main St., Bryson City 828.226.2375 Delicious house made appetizers, great entrées and handmade desserts. Riverside dining available.

Subway/TCBY

15 Hwy. 19 S, Bryson City 828.488.1227 • subway.com Breakfast menu in addition to subs and salads. TCBY treats, ice cream, frozen yogurt and more.


The Village Bistro 9400 Hwy 19 W., Nantahala Village 828.488.9000 • nantahalavillage.com Providing a casually elegant atmosphere for family dining, solo dining or a romantic dinner; dining area can be reserved for large groups and special occasions.

Water’s Edge Seafood and Grill 1101 Main St., Bryson City 828.488.7977 Delicious coastal foods brought fresh to the mountains, also offering southern style lunch buffet and home made desserts.

Yummi Yummi Chinese Buffet 33 Rector St., Bryson City 828.488.1240 Daily lunch and dinner buffets with over 30 different items to choose from. Seafood dinner buffet Friday & Saturday.


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Great Outdoors If you’re looking for fun in the great outdoors, look no further than Bryson City and Swain County! We offer everything from whitewater rafting to zip-lining, stand-up paddle boarding to mountain biking, and don’t forget the horseback riding, creek tubing and world class golf and fishing. So, what are you going to do today?


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Bryson City Bicycles

153 Charters

157 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.1988 • brysoncitybicycles.com Bike rentals, sales and repairs. Tsali’s bike shop.

Nantahala Outdoor Center

13077 Hwy 19 W, Bryson City 800-232-7238 • noc.com Sales, rentals and service. Trails at location.

Boating Alarka Boat Dock

7230 Grassy Branch Rd., Bryson City 828.488.3841 alarkadock.com Boat and pontoon rentals.

Almond Boat and RV Park

1165 Almond Boat Park Road, Bryson City 828.488.6423 almondboatpark.com Fishing boat and pontoon rentals.

Fontana Guide Service

3336 Balltown Road, Bryson City 828.736.2318 fontanaguides.com Half or full day boating trips. Amazing scenic views on Fontana Lake.

Smoky Mountain Jet Boats

22 Needmore Road, Bryson City 888.900.9091 • needmore.com Guided wilderness hikes and jet boat rides on Lake Fontana.

2013 E. Fork Rd., Sylva 828.421.8125 153charters.com Guided lake tours. Thirty years experience at Fontana Lake.

Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond 3365 Cooper Creek Road, Bryson City 828.488.2500 coopercreektroutfarm.com Full service trout pond.

Endless River Adventures

14157 Hwy 19 W, Bryson City 800.224.7238 endlessriveradventures.com Guided lake and fly fishing trips.

Fly Fishing the Smokies

Bryson City 828.421.0172 flyfishingthesmokies.net Guided lake, creek and river trips. Over night trips available.

Fontana Guide Service

3336 Balltown Road, Bryson City 828.736.2318 fontanaguides.com Guided lake and fly fishing trips.

AB’s Fly Fishing Guide Service 60 Bristol Dr., Sylva 828.226.3833 • abfish.com Guided fishing trips

Great Smoky Mountain Bait & Tackle

Canopy Tours

4740 Hwy 19 W, Bryson City 828.488.8920 Fully stocked with all of your fishing needsexcept the boat.

Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours

Nantahala on the Fly

70 Falling waters Dr., Bryson City 800.451.9972 nantahalagorgecanopytours.com Experience the excitement of sailing through the air amongst the trees in the Nantahala Gorge.

Nantahala Outdoor Center Zipline & Adventure Park

130774 Hwy 19W, Bryson City 888.905.7238 noc.com/zipline Soar over 550’ through the air on the Wesser Zip and take on a multi level ropes challenge course as high as 60’ above the forest floor.

12121 Hwy 19 W, Bryson City 828.736.0784 nantahalaonthefly.com Fly fishing trips for the beginner to the expert level fisherman.

Nantahala Outdoor Center

13077 Hwy. 19 W, Bryson City 800.232.7238 noc.com Guided lake and fly fishing trips.

Root Hog Fishing Guide Service

1892 Highway 28 N, Almond 828.862.8958 fontanalakefishing.com Guided fishing trips on Fontana Lake, 7 days a week, year-round.

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Biking


Great Outdoors

Fishing (cont.) Simonds Bait & Tackle Shop 1085 Main Street, Bryson City 828.488.6854 greatsmokies.com/simonds Bait and tackle shop open year round.

Smoky Mountain Adventures, Inc. Bryson City 828.736.7501 • steveclaxton.com Guided fishing and camping trips to the remote north shore area of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Smoky Mountain Outdoors Unlimited 1012 East Alarka Road, Bryson City 828.488.9711 smokymountainoutdoorsunlimited.com Guided fishing and camping trips.

Tumbling Waters Campground & Trout Pond 1612 Panther Creek Rd., Almond 828.479.3814 tumblingwaters.com Trout farm and campground.

nature walks and history hikes.

Horseback Riding

Nantahala Village Riding Stables

9400 Hwy. 19 W., Bryson City 828.488.9649 nantahalavillageridingstable.com Guided trips in the Nantahala National Forest overlooking Fontana Lake & the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Smokemont Riding Stable

135 Smokemont Riding Stable Rd., Cherokee 828.497.2373 smokemontridingstable.com Guided horseback riding within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Kayaking Endless River Adventures

14157 Hwy. 19 W., Bryson City 800.224.7238 • endlessriveradventures.com From the beginner to advanced levels.

Fontana Guide Services

Golf

3336 Balltown Rd., Bryson City 828.736.2318 • fontanaguides.com Half and full day trips available on one of our Jackson kayaks or paddle boards. All skill levels, double kayaks also available.

Sequoyah National Golf Club

Nantahala Outdoor Center

79 Cahons Rd., Whittier 828.497.3000 sequoyahnational.com 18 hole Robert Trent Jones II course.

13077 Hwy. 19 W., Bryson City 800.232.7238 • noc.com All skill levels, family friendly fun.

Smoky Mountain Country Club

59 Depot St., Bryson City 828.488.8797 •paddlefishbasecamp.com Guided calm water lake kayaking tours along the shores of the Lake Fontana.

1300 Conleys Creek Rd., Whittier 828.497.7622 carolinamountaingolf.com 18-hole course with driving range, putting green, and chipping area. Free rental clubs.

Hiking PaddleFish Base Camp

PaddleFish Base Camp

Paddleboard Rentals Bryson City Outdoors

7530 Hwy 19 W., Bryson City 828.342.6444 • brysoncityoutdoors.com Locally owned andoperated. All Experience welcome.

59 Depot St., Bryson City 828.488.8797 Nantahala Outdoor Center paddlefishbasecamp.com 13077 Hwy. 19 W., Bryson City Several different guided hiking options including 800.232.7238 • noc.com


Chattooga Rivers.

Adventurous Fast Rivers Rafting

B.J.’s Deep Creek Rentals

Rafting Outfitters

14690 Hwy. 19 W., Bryson City 800.438.7238 • white-water.com Guided and unguided trips available MayOctober. Walk-ins welcome.

Tube Rentals 1651 Toot Hollow Rd., Bryson City 828.488.3018 • bjsdeepcreekrentals.com Tube rentals on Deep Creek.

Appalachian Rivers Raft Co., Inc.

Cherokee Rapids Tube & Kayak Rentals

1365 Hwy. 19 W., Topton 800.330.1999 • apprivers.com Whitewater activities for families and groups of all skill levels

1681 Acquoni Rd., Cherokee 828.736.3535 • cherokeerapids.com Tubing and kayak trips down the Oconaluftee River.

Carolina Outfitters Rafting

Deep Creek Lodge/Creekside Tubing

12121 Hwy. 19 W., Bryson City 800.468.7238 • carolinaoutfitters.com Guide-in-Boat, Guide Assisted, or Non-Guided whitewater rafting trips on the Nantahala River.

Endless River Adventures

14157 Hwy. 19 W., Bryson City 800.224.7238 • endlessriveradventures.com Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala, Cheoah, and Ocoee Rivers.

Nantahala Outdoor Center

13077 Hwy. 19 W., Bryson City 800.232.7238 • noc.com Family rafting options on the Nantahala River as well as trips on several other rivers.

Paddle Inn Rafting Company

1881 West Deep Creek Rd., Bryson City 828.488.2587 • deepcreeklodgetubing.com

Tube rentals on Deep Creek Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground 1090 West Deep Creek Rd., Bryson City 828.488.6055 • deepcreekcamping.com Tube rentals on Deep Creek.

Gator’s Tubes

334 W. Deep Creek Rd., Bryson City 828.712.7101 Tube rentals on Deep Creek.

Smoky Mountain Campground

14611 Hwy. 19 W., Bryson City 800.711.7238 • paddleinnrafting.com Guided, guide assisted, and be your own boss (rentals) on the Nantahala River.

Deep Creek Store & Tubes 1840 West Deep Creek Rd., Bryson City 828.488.9665 • smokymtncampground.com Tube rentals on Deep Creek.

Rolling Thunder River Company

Smoky Mountain Tubing

10160 Hwy. 19 W., Bryson City 800.408.7238 • rollingthunderriverco.com Choose guided, follow- a- guide or non-guided/ rental trip options on the Nantahala River.

Tuckaseegee Outfitters

4909 Hwy 441/74, Whittier, NC 888-593-5050 • raftnc.com Family friendly rafting down the Tuckaseegee River. Half day guided raft trips for the whole family as young as age 4 with no weight limit. Class I and II rapids.

Wildwater Nantahala Gorge Adventure Center 10345 Hwy. 19 W., Bryson City 800.451.9972 • wildwaterrafting.com Fully guided, guide assisted, and rental trips on the Nantahala, Ocoee, Big Pigeon, and

1847 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee 828.497.4545 • cherokeetubeandraft.com Tubing trips on the Oconaluftee River.

Great Outdoors

All skill levels, full service facilities.


To Do: Shopping No, we don’t have a mall in Bryson City and Swain County – and that’s OK. What we do have in Bryson City and Swain County are shops and studios manned by friendly staff and artisans who have a passion for what they do and where they live. In the shops and galleries of downtown Bryson City you’ll find handcrafted art, apparel, jewelry, antiques and home furnishings that encompass traditional mountains tastes and modern urban flair.

Antiques Charleston Station

105 Main St., Bryson City 828.488.2534 Antiques, collectibles, quilts, gifts & more.

Calby’s Antiques & Gifts

44 Everett St., Bryson City 828.538.4830 Antiques, china, glassware, silver and more

Books Friends of the Marianna Black Library Used Bookstore

Looking for something outside of downtown? Then make plans to visit and interact directly with our artists at their studio.

32 Everett St., Bryson City Wide range of books, with all sales benefiting the Marianna Black Library.

We like being a real small town shopping experience – and we think you’ll like it too!

PO Box 158, Almond 828.488.6601 • milestonepress.com Publishers of adventure guidebooks to the Great Smokies and surrounding mountains.

Milestone Press, Inc.


Clampitt Ace Hardware Co.

111 Main St., Bryson City 828.488.2782 Full service hardware store located in downtown Bryson City.

Godfrey Lumber Company

2771 Governors Island Rd., Bryson City 828.488.1414 Specializing in lumber for log home construction as well as all other building projects.

Children’s Wear It’s a Girl Thing

225 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.1700 • Facebook.com/ itsagirlthingbrysoncitync Girl’s boutique specializing in clothing, footwear, accessories and gifts.

Consignment and Thrift Stores Positively Posh Consignment

Gran’s Kountry Gift Baskets

Bryson City 828.488.8793 or 828.736.6489 Facebook.com/GransKountryGiftBaskets Local delivery and shipping options available. Made to order gift baskets.

Galleries and Craft Shops Gemstone Jewelry

240 N. Panther Branch Rd., Bryson City 828.488.1144 • silverandgems.com Handmade & custom jewelry.

Bee Global Studio Gallery

1633 Lower Stecoah Rd., Stecoah 828.479.8284 • beeglow.com Handcrafted beeswax creations.

Blue Mountain Studios

160 Main St., Bryson City 828.736.0857 • blue-mountain-studios.com Fun and eclectic mix of local art, crafts and antiques. Classes available.

4041 Hwy 19W, Bryson City 828.736.3691 Retail consignment specializing in high-end clothing and home decor, with an extensive infant and children area.

The Charles Heath Gallery

Second Hand Rose

44 Frye St., Bryson City 828.488.6207 • thecottagecraftsman.com Regional, handcrafted items, as well as extensive wine room.

154 Everett St., Bryson City 828.773.9539 Retail consignment store with name brand clothing, shoes, purses, household items, furniture, antiques and more.

Stuff and Such

25-29 Main St., Whittier 828.497.2393 Area artists and crafters, heritage and holiday exhibits, flea market.

Electronics Radio Shack of Bryson City

204 Valley Village Shopping Center, Bryson City 828.488.0840 • radioshack.com Consumer electronics specialty retailer.

Florists & Gift Baskets Village Florist

52 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.2073 villagefloristbrysoncity.com High quality floral and gift items. Local delivery and online sales available.

175 Everett St., Bryson City 828.538.2054 • charlesheath.com Local artist’s studio & gallery, framing.

The Cottage Craftsman

Elizabeth Ellison Watercolor

155 Main St., Bryson City 828.488.8782 • elizabethellisonwatercolors. com Local artist’s studio & gallery.

Local artist’s studio & gallery Great Smokies Fine Arts Gallery

Acquoni Rd., Cherokee 828.497.5444 • greatsmokiesart.com Native American and western art, home furnishings.

Native American Craft Shop

1847 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee 828.497.6790 • greatsmokiesart.com Native made crafts and art.

Pincu Pottery

80 Hwy 28 S., Bryson City 828.488.0480 • pincupottery.com Handmade pottery and pottery classes.

Shopping

Building Supply and Hardware


Local artist’s studio & gallery (cont.) Shopping

Stecoah Valley Center

121 Schoolhouse Rd., Robbinsville 828.479.3364 • stecoahvalleycenter.com Artisans gallery featuring local arts & crafts.

Tartan Lassie

PO Box 488, Bryson City 828.488.4170 • tartanlassie.com Handmade fashions in the Scottish tradition by artisans of the Great Smokies.

The Wild Fern Studios & Gallery

19 Everett St., Bryson City 828.736.1605 • wildfernstudios.com Art gallery and teaching studio. Basket weaving classes available.

Yellow Branch Pottery and Cheese

136 Yellow Branch Circle, Robbinsville 828.479.6710 • yellowbranch.com Working pottery studio & farmstead cheese makers.

General Shopping Appalachian Mercantile

158 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.2531 Food, Candy, Toys and Gifts

Humanité

130 Everett St., Bryson City 404.683.7329 • shophumanite.com Women’s apparel and home goods.

Madison’s on Main

110 Main St., Bryson City 828.488.3900 • Facebook.com/ MadisonsOnMain Gifts, candies and home accents.

McClanahan’s

115 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.8010 • mcclanahans.com Upscale home décor, clothing, and gifts.

Pursenality

225 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.0873 • Facebook.com/ PursenalityBrysonCityNC Unique purse and accessory boutique.

Tickled Pink

271 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.2442 Gifts and more.

Instruments Gernandt Stringed Instruments

240 N. Panther Branch Rd., Bryson City 828.488.1144 • gernandt.com Handmade mountain dulcimers, guitars, mandolins, Irish bouzoukis, citterns.

Office Supplies Cherokee Office Supply

1655 Acquoni Rd., Cherokee 828.497.7907 • cherokeeofficesupply.com Providing office supplies since 1987. Local next day delivery and setup.


Swain Accountants Living Eagle Tax Breaks

Bryson City and Swain County might be small, but we boast many of the services and business diversity of a larger area.

255 E. Main St., Bryson City 828.488.6732 eagletaxbreaks.com General business and personal accounting services as well as tax preparation.

Joanna Foster CPA

251 West Ridge Dr., Bryson City 828.488.9222 JoannaFosterCPA.com Services include software accounting, bookkeeping, and tax compliance for business and personal needs.

Advertising and Marketing pdc pages

1314C Patton Ave., Asheville 828.225.6889 • pdcpages.com Publishers of regional resource directory phone books across the USA.

The Real Estate Buyers Guide

208 E. Palmer St., Franklin 828.524.7045 • realestate-bg.com Real estate listings publication.


57B Main St., Bryson City 828.488.3420 willowworks.bz Business strategy and integrated marketing to businesses and organizations.

Animal Boarding and Pet Sitting

Mountain Ford

100 Slope Street, Bryson City 828.488.6999 • mountainford.com New and used cars, full service center.

Banks, Finance, Investments & Mortgages

Edward Jones & Co. Deep Creek Boarding Stables & Campground 147 Main St., Suite F, Bryson City 750 W. Deep Creek Rd. #11, Bryson City 828.488.6961 deepcreekhorsecamp.com Equine boarding and camping near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Rippling Water Boarding Kennel

1300 Big Dog Rd., Bryson City 828.488.2091 ripplingwaterkennel.net Boarding for dogs with spacious indoor/outdoor runs.

Settlement at Thomas Divide Bryson City 828.488.8138, 828.788.3648 thomasdivide.com Equine boarding community.

Animal Shelters

P.A.W.S. (Placing Animals Within Society) 57 Lemons Branch Rd., Bryson City 828.488.0418 • pawsbrysoncity.org Non-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to helping stray and abandoned dogs and cats.

Apartments/Long Term Rentals Morning Star Rentals

63 Morning Star Dr., Bryson City 800.457.5900 Multiple rentals located one mile from downtown Bryson City.

Assisted Living Cornerstone Living Center

314 Hughes Branch Rd., Bryson City 828.488.2780 • brysoncitycornerstone.weebly. com Full service assisted living community.

Automotive Sales & Maintenance Bryson City Tire Company

1055 E. Main St., Bryson City 828.488.3377 Sales and service of name brand tires. Minor service work.

Swain Living

WillowWorks, Inc.

828.488.6098 • edwardjones.com Financial investment services.

First Citizens Bank and Trust Company 51 Main St., Bryson City 828.488.3145 • firstcitizens.com Full service bank.

Jackson Savings Bank

170 Hwy. 19 S., Bryson City 828.488.2100 Full service bank.

State Employees’ Credit Union

120 Hughes Branch Rd., Bryson City 828.488.5363 • ncsecu.org Full service credit union.

United Community Bank 145 Slope St., Bryson City 800.870.6132 • ucbi.com Full service bank.

Beauty Supplies & Cosmetics Gail Findlay Independent Mary Kay Consultant

230 Main St., Bryson City 828.736.6897 • marykay.com/gfindlay Call for your personal beauty make over!

Bottling Companies Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Consolidated 441 Industrial Park, Bryson City 800.944.6419 / 828.488.2874 Coca-Cola distributor.

Pepsi Cola Company, Incorporated 180 Clearwood Dr., Whittier 828.497.1235 Pepsi Cola distributor.

Churches Arlington Baptist Church

670 Hughes Branch Rd., Bryson City 828.488.3358 Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.


Churches (cont.) Swain Living

Bryson City United Methodist Church 76 Main St., Bryson City 828.488.2680 • brysoncityumc.org Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.

Cornerstone Wesleyan Church

495 Franklin Grove Church Rd., Bryson City 828.488.0445 • mycornerstoneweslyanchurch. com Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.

First Baptist Church

37 Church Ave., Bryson City 828.488.2679 Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.

The Grove Church

1127 Franklin Grove Church Rd., Bryson City 828.488.6164 • thegrovechurch.com Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church 30 Stephenson Branch, Bryson City 828.488.0076 • mtzionbrysoncity.org Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.

Saint Augustine’s Anglican Church

170 Watkins Rd., Bryson City 828.506.3957 smokymountainanglican.org Holy Eucharist Sunday at 11 a.m.

Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church 80 Old River Road, Cherokee 828.497.2854 Holy Eucharist Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Saint Joseph Catholic Church

316 Main St., Bryson City 828.488.6766 stjosephbryson.org Sunday morning mass 11:15 a.m.

Victory Baptist Church

1275 Fontana Rd., Bryson City 828.488.6717 • vbcbrysoncity.com Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.

Cleaning and Restoration Color Tech Carpet Care & Restoration Company

Bryson City 828.488.6793 Residential and commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning. 24 hour water restoration.

Sunshine Cleaners & Restoration

28 Cross Stitch Mountain Rd, Sylva, NC 828.586.9324, 828.456.4200 sunshinecleanersnc.com Full service cleaning and restoration; fire estimate.

Computer and/or Business Services Workplace Solutions, LLC

8716 Hwy. 74 W., Suite 8, Whittier 828.497.9180 getworkplacesolutions.com Services that improve efficiency, effectiveness and productivity of people and processes. Professional document shredding service available.


Concrete & Paving Swain Living

HMC Paving & Construction Co., Inc.

25 Holly Hills Rd., Bryson City 800-457-5900 / 828.488.6298 • hmcpavingcompany.com Pavement for driveways, parking lots, tennis, basketball and game courts, private roads curbing and speed bumps. Free estimates.

Smoky Mountain Ready Mix

4460 Hwy 19W, Bryson City 828.736.1812 Manufacture, sell and delivery of quality concrete for residential and commercial use. Free estimates.

Southern Concrete Materials

PO Box 5395, Asheville 828.488.3585 Serving Western North Carolina since 1958 with ready-mixed concrete. Free estimates available.

Consulting Bun Rab Enterprises

PO Box 91, Almond bunnyjohns@yahoo.com Consultant services for individual and business needs.

Contractors, Builders & Log Homes America’s Home Place

335 NP&L Loop, Franklin 828.349.0990 • americashomeplace.com Traditional custom stick built homes in Macon, Jackson, Swain and Graham.

Bryson City log Homes

264-4 Hwy. 19 S, Bryson City 828.507.5627 • brysoncityloghomes.com Specializing in log home creations designed by you and nature’s landscapes.

Gregory Jenkins Builders, Inc.

PO Box 1967, Bryson City 828.736.1353 • gregoryjenkinsbuilders.com Building contractor licensed and insured for residential and commercial construction.

Legacy Home Builders

PO Box 432, Cullowhee 828.507.8582 legacyhomebuilders.net Custom log and timber frame homes as well as conventional homes, renovations, and structural repairs.

Nantahala Construction, Inc.

580 Nantahala Cabins Ln., Bryson City 828.488.1622 • nantahalaconstruction.com Fully licensed and insured general contractor handling commercial and residential building needs.

Education Mountain Discovery Charter School

890 Jenkins Branch Rd., Bryson City 828.488.1222 mountaindiscovery.org Public charter school serving Swain, Jackson, Macon and Graham counties and the Qualla Boundary.

Southwestern Community College

60 Almond School Rd., Bryson City 828.488.6413 • southwesterncc.edu SCC’s Swain Center focuses on heritage arts, outdoor leadership and business and industry training and consulting.

Swain County Board of Education

280 School Dr., Bryson City 828.488.3129 • swain.k12.nc.us A learning community committed to building knowledge, inspiring growth, and empowering action.

Electrical Contracting Poppens Electrical Services

76 Green Acres Dr., Bryson City 828.488.8637 • spoppens@msn.com Commercial and residential repairs, new construction and more.


Gun Sales & Ammunition

Cochran Excavating

Don’s Guns & Pawn

Swain Living

Excavating 2661 Hwy. 19 S., Bryson City 828.488.3927 • cochranexcavatingllc.com Excavating, septic systems, gravel, hauling, hydroseeding and much more.

Event Planning & Promotion Pinnacle Events

553 Main St., Sylva 828.226.0181 • pinnacleeventswnc.com Personal or business related event planning services.

Tent Masters-Tent and Event Rental

369cb Patton PL., Franklin 828.506.8480 • tentmasters.com Tents, chairs, tables, portable dance floor, bounce house, inflatables and more. Pricing includes delivery, and pickup.

Fitness Centers Bryson City Health and Fitness Center, LLC 35 Rector St., Bryson City 828.488.0088 • bchaf.com Full weight and cardio centers, extended hours, personal trainers and specialized classes. Child care available.

Green Energy Sustainable Generations, LLC

Bryson City 828.399.1628 • sustainablegenerationsllc.com Solar panel and solar thermal panel sales and installations, alternate water systems and green remodels.

150 Everett St., Bryson City 828.788.3508 NC licensed retail gun and ammunition seller.

Hair Salons Bella Salon & Boutique

20 Nelson Rd., Bryson City 828.488.3313 • Facebook.com/bellasallon3313 Full service salon and boutique with three stylists ready to treat you with expert pampering. Special occasions by appointment.

Eclips Hair Salon

90 Water St., Bryson City 828.488.5999 Locally owned full service salon in downtown Bryson City. Services include manicures and pedicures featuring Shellac Nails. Licensed seller of Paparazzi™

New Attitudes Hair Salon

147 D Main St., Bryson City 828.488.1449 Cuts, color, perms, facials, manicures and more offered at this downtown salon. Full line of cosmetics and tanning beds.

Health Care Andrea & The 3 Healing Disciplines

42 Asheville Hwy, Sylva 828.586.6336 • andreahealing.blogspot.com Three healing disciplines of Chinese Medicine; acupuncture, massage Hormonal Balance/ Functional Medicine and The Enneagram.

Bruce C. Riddle, DDS

150 Veterans Blvd., Bryson City 828.488.2211 • brysoncitydentist.com Family dentistry and orthodontics.

Bryson City Pharmacy, Inc.

200 Valley Village Shopping Center, Bryson City 828.488.1705 Prescriptions, first aid supplies, over-thecounter medications, home health care supplies.

Complete Laser Clinic of Bryson

60 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.9877 • completelaserclinic.com Laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, tattoo removal, physician supervised weight loss and more.


Michael R. Hamrick, DDS 264 Hwy. 19 S., Bryson City 828.488.2582 Family dentistry.

Mountain View Manor Nursing Center 410 Buckner Branch Rd., Bryson City 828.488.2101 • mountainviewmanor.biz Short term rehab, long term nursing care, Alzheimer’s care, and respite care.

Natural Healing and Wellness

80 Veterans Blvd., Bryson City (First Floor) 828.421.0948 Natural ways to improve wellbeing. Wellness coaching.

Smoky Mountain Urgent Care & Family Medicine Center

80 Veterans Blvd., Bryson City 828.538.4546 or 828.538.4547 Open 7 days a week offering x-rays and labs on site, no appointment needed for the Urgent Care. Family practice open Mon. - Thurs.

Swain County Hospital MedWest

45 Plateau St., Bryson City 828.488.2155 • westcare.org Fully accredited acute care hospital and emergency room. This facility has been serving the patients of Swain and Graham Counties since 1948.

Swain Medical Center

45 Plateau St., Bryson City 828.488.4205 Family practice.

H.V.A.C. H.E.L.P.

A/C & Refrigeration PO Box 1219, Bryson City 828.488.6977 • help-ac.com Energy-efficient solutions for your new or existing residential and commercial buildings.

Premier Indoor Comfort Systems

Bryson City 828.538.2055 or 770.351.7875 premierindoor.com Full service provider of indoor systems

Home Décor & Furniture Mattress USA

1151 Main St., Bryson City 828.488.4444 • Facebook.com/ CarolinaFurnishings Complete line of mattresses and home furnishings, come view our showroom or browse our catalogs to customize your home.

Housekeeping Services While You Were Out

Bryson City 828.341.5718 Professional assistance including cleaning, lawn care, house check, catering, shopping and personal chef.


Insurance Russell King - Nationwide Insurance

230 Main Street, Bryson City 828.488.6535 / 828.488.8968 • nationwide.com Full service insurance agency.

Stanberry Insurance Agency, Inc. 715 E. Main St., Sylva 828.586.8926 • stanberry-ins.com Full service insurance agency.

Internet Access Dnet Internet Services

189 E. Palmer St., Franklin 828.349.3638 • dnet.net Full service Internet provider for homes and businesses.

Internet Marketing INNSights Internet Marketing & Social Media Management 230 Main St., Bryson City 828.226.4492 • www.innsights.com Services include Internet marketing, email marketing, social media along with directory submission and local search.

Janitorial/Paper Dodge Packaging Specialties, Inc.

733 Lake Emory Rd., Franklin 828.369.7584 • dodgepackaging.net Commercial and industrial paper and janitorial supplies.

Landscaping Cochran Nursery

997 N. Jenkins Branch Rd., Bryson City 828.488.1454 • 828.488.2692 Nursery, greenhouse and landscaping services.

Naturally Greene Landscaping

PO Box 1642, Bryson City 828.488.9480 • 828.736.6231 Landscape architecture, rustic fences and retaining walls – design, installation and maintenance. Mountain Mulch 7191 Hwy 28N, Almond 828.488.2365, 828.736.8052 A locally owned grind and color enhanced mulch operation featuring red, brown, black and natural mulch as well as wood chips.


Moody and Brigham, PLLC

28 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.2147 • moody-brigham.com Serving the seven westernmost counties of North Carolina in a variety of legal matters. Mountain Mediation Services Bryson City 800.789.4675 / 828.631.5252 dnet.net/mtnmediation Mediation of family, neighborhood, business, and other community conflicts as an alternative to judicial conflict resolution.

Library Marianna Black Library

33 Fryemont St., Bryson City 828.488.3030 fontanalib.org/brysoncity Offers materials and activities for all ages including books, DVDs, CDs, computer access and more.

Locksmiths Boundary Lock & Safe

90 Jacob Farris Road, Cherokee 828.497.4662 • 828.736.3485 Full service locksmith.

Manufacturing Consolidated Metco, Incorporated 1821 Hwy. 19 S., Bryson City 828.488.3888 • conmet.com Manufacturer of parts for trucks and trailers.

Newspapers and Magazines Fun Things To Do In The Mountains

PO Box 18383, Asheville 828.456.7577 • funthingstodointhemountains.net Publication promoting activities and attractions in Western North Carolina.

Smoky Mountain News

629 W. Main St. A, Sylva 828.452.4251 • smokymountainnews.com Weekly newspaper covering Haywood, Jackson and Swain counties.

Smoky Mountain Times

114 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.2189 • thesmokymountaintimes.com Swain County’s local weekly newspaper.

WNC Magazine

PO Box 1330, Asheville 877.333.4WNC • wncmagazine.com Lifestyle magazine celebrating people and places of Western North Carolina.

Office Suites / Business Center Business Commons

230 Main St., Bryson City 828.488.6537 greatsmokies.com/businesscommons Office suites with meeting space and conference room. Copier, fax, scanning capabilities.

Swain Living

Legal Services

Fortner Business Center

1151 Main St., Bryson City 828.488.6298 / 800.457.5900 Building space available for lease. Custom space available.

Organizations American Legion, NC Post 104

Sylva, NC 828.293.5835 Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at the Dillsboro Masonic Lodge, 223 Wilkes Crescent Dr. , Sylva.

Barium Springs – WNC

PO Box 99, Webster 828.231.5413 800.320.4157 • bariumsprings.org Providing a safe home for children through group homes, foster care and adoption programs.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC

50 S. French Broad St. #213, Asheville 828.488.5209 • BBBSWNC.org BBBS of WNC provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships.

Bryson City Woman’s Club

Community Building (Top Floor of Police Dept.), Rector St., Bryson City 828.488.9337 Meets the third Thursday at 7 pm, except during June, July and August.

Great Smoky Mountains Association

115 Park Headquarters Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 865.436.7318 • smokiesinformation.org Non-profit organization that supports several park programs through sales of merchandise, donations and volunteer efforts.


Prepper Supply Store

North Carolina Consumers Council, Inc.

WNC Supply, Inc.

Swain Living

Organizations (cont.) 3733 National, Suite 115, Raleigh 800.877.5620 x 803 • ncconsumer.org Nonprofit organization representing consumers, both within and beyond the borders of NC, and their interest as a whole.

Swain County Community Foundation

Bryson City 828.586.4616 Building permanent funds to enrich Swain County’s heritage and develop new resources.

Swain County Cooperative Extension

60 Almond School Rd., Bryson City 828.488.3575 • swain.ces.ncsu.edu Swain County Cooperative Extension offers county residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University.

VFW Post 9281 & Ladies Auxiliary

120 CJ Hyatt Rd., Bryson City 828.488.8982 Meeting 3rd Tuesday 7:30 PM; Bingo every Saturday night.

Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River 835 Main St., Bryson City 828.488.8418 • watnc.org WATR is a grass roots, community based organization committed to the protection and preservation of the Tuckasegee River and its feeder streams.

Photography Aaron Morgan Photography

828.226.4392 • aaronmorganphotography.com Roadside photographer showcasing the beauty of Western North Carolina’s scenic roadways and spectacular parks.

McSween Photography

290 Tatham St., Andrews 404.217.7248, 828.321.3751 mcsweenphotography.com Wedding and portrait photography.

Plumbing Bryson City Plumbing & Heating PO Box 640, Bryson City 828.488.1000

Portable Toilet Services F.C.I. Portable Toilets

Industrial Park Rd., Bryson City 800.457.5900 • sandibeac@aol.com Rentals and service for construction sites, commercial use & special events.

320 US 441 N., Whittier 828.497.7755 •wncsupplyinc.com Full service prepper supply store. Conveniently located on 441 North. UHAUL Available.

Real Estate and Development Awenasa Realty Group

230 Main Street, Bryson City 828.488.6537 • awenasarealtygroup.com Technology driven real estate organization. Open seven days a week.

BCNC Investments, Inc.

PO Box 2462, Bryson City 828.342.2060 • wncbizbroker.com Business and real estate brokerage firm.

Bryson City Realty Group

264 #4 Hwy 19 S., Bryson City 828.508.4391 / 828.507.5627 brysoncityrealtygroup.com Local Realty Group ready to assist you in finding your perfect mountain home, your part-time getaway or build your dream home in Western North Carolina.

Country Roads Realty

1191 Main St., Bryson City 828.488.8223 •countryroadsrealty.com Involved with real estate sales, land and subdivision development as well as construction management for more than 30

years.

Fontana Realty 55 Main St., Bryson City 888.777.1090 • fontanarealty.com Full service real estate firm that specializes in the sales of estate lots in the gated communities of Fontana Lake Estates, Fontana Trace and other developments in the area. Green Acres Realty Po Box 269, Bryson City 828.488.9858 • greenacres-realty.com Residential property and land development. Long Branch Estates 640 Long Branch Rd., Bryson City 828.488.7616 • longbranchestates.com 200 acre residential community off the scenic Needmore Road and the Little Tennessee River.


Yellow Rose Realty and Vacation Rentals

Prudential Great Smokys Realty 184 Everett St., Bryson City 877.476.6597 • 4smokys.com In the business of residential and commercial sales for 127 years.

Security – Home and Business

The Real Estate Buyers Guide 208 E. Palmer St., Franklin 828.524.7045 • realestate-bg.com Real estate listings publication. Settlement at Thomas Divide McCracken Rd., Bryson City 828.488.1090 • thomasdivide.com A new mountain community with equine facility. Smoky Mountain Homes Real Estate

1 River St., Bryson City 828.331.0723 • smokymountainhomes.com Your one-stop source for real estate services covering the Swain County area. Smoky Mountain Homes is a full service Real Estate company representing both buyers and sellers.

Western North Carolina Properties, Inc. 1721 Hwy 28N, Robbinsville 866.479.4222 • wncpropertiesinc.com Property sales, property management and vacation rentals.

203 Slope St., Bryson City 800.528.0760 • yellowroserealty.com Real estate and vacation cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina.

CIC Technologies

620-B Casino Trail, Cherokee 828.497.3315 • cictech.net Communications, voice, data, sound, security, surveillance, fiber termination.

Swain Living

Mystic Lands 19491 Hwy 19W, Bryson City 828.321.3230 • mystic-lands.com Three unique residential developments located on the Nantahala River.

Sign Making Getcha Graphics

125 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.4738 • whdover@yahoo.com Signs, banners, decals, store fronts, vehicle lettering and more.

Small Equipment Sales & Repair Swain Power Equipment, Inc.

2659 Hwy 19 S., Bryson City 828.488.8900 • cochranexcavatingllc.com Husqvarna sales and service for all small engines.

Storage Stable Storage

251 Hwy. 19 S., Bryson City 828.488.3280 Secure storage facility.


Web Design

Frontier Communications

Deep Creek Arts

Tree Service

Wedding Destination

Greg’s Tree Service

Whitewater Weddings

15 S. Main St., Weaverville 828.645.1801 • frontier.com Telecommunication services.

Bryson City 828.506.3482 • GregFTreeSVC@gmail.com Fully licensed and insured, for all of your tree service needs

Trip Planners Stay and Play in the Smokies

208 E. Palmer St., Franklin 828.349.5880 • stayandplayinthesmokies.com Mobile Vacation trip planner.

TV and Satellite Services Bryson City Electronics

800 E. Main St., Bryson City 828.488.1100 • Brysoncitytv.com Authorized dealer for Dish Network, DirecTV, Wild Blue, HughesNet and more.

Utilities Duke Energy

Bryson City and Cherokee 828.369.4500 • duke-energy.com Electrical provider for Western North Carolina.

PSNC Energy

Asheville 800.222.1034 • psnc.com Natural gas utility.

Veterinarians Bryson City Veterinary Clinic 200 Bryson Walk, Bryson City 828.488.6018 Full service Veterinary Clinic.

Visitor’s Channel Great Smoky Mountain TV

90 Everett St., Bryson City 828.488.8384 • greatsmokymountains.tv Online Internet TV station streaming videos of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Whittier 800.901.4423 • deepcreekarts.com 30 years of experience in marketing.

19491 Hwy. 19 W., Topton 706.897.6270 • whitewaterweddings.com Located on the Nantahala River in the Nantahala National Forest.

Swain Living

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GreatSmokies.com Our website, The Travel Guide to Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains, is packed with all the information you need to plan your Smoky Mountains getaway — lodging, dining, attractions, activities, events and much more. View it on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Photos, Videos, Events and Happenings In the Bryson City Area Following us in the social media is the very best way to keep up with current happenings in the Bryson City area. Our Facebook and Google Plus pages are updated daily with photos, videos and the local buzz. Plus, you’ll find more videos on our YouTube channel, photos on Instagram and more than 40 boards on our Pinterest page. And if you follow us on Twitter, we’ll alert you to upcoming events and happenings. Our companion website, Postcards From The Smokies chronicles the day-to-day events and activities that make the Smokies a great place to live and visit. You’ll find links to all these websites on our ‘social’ gateway page.

GreatSmokies.com/social/ Or scan this QR code with your smartphone.

Swain County Chamber of Commerce PO Box 509 Bryson City, NC 28713

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