Experience the thrill of gliding through the forest treetops on a zip line This new adventure will give you a whole new birds eye perspective and feeling of flying through this beautiful ecosystem in the Nantahala Gorge.
River Rafting Adventures
Whether young or old, we highly recommend a paddle down a river to add a whole new dimension to your enjoyment of the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you just want to float down a river or go through radical class V rapids, Settlers Mountain has partnered with the best companies to guide you safely and enjoyably.
Bike enthusiasts come from miles around to experience the scenic views, famous roads, thrilling curves and a chance to get away from the city, enjoying the open roads of the Smokies. You will experience “Tail of the Dragon”, Cherohala Skyway and many miles of fun-filled riding. Settlers Mountain is centrally located near the best rides, and we know some roads even the locals don’t.
Fishing (Lake) Adventure
Lake fishing in the Smokies is a great way to experience the park from a different perspective and can be enjoyable for all ages. Lake Fontana and Nantahala Lake are just minutes away from Settlers Mountain. You can bring your own boat or we can arrange for you to rent one, or if you prefer, we can arrange a fishing guide and a boat. You may fish for hours and never see another person. Record size fish are caught in these pristine lakes.
Fishing (Stream) Adventure
The Great Smoky Mountains are riddled with small streams and brooks where the angler can fish to his heart’s content. Whether you are outfitted with waders and creel along with the most sophisticated equipment or you prefer to stand on the bank in flip-flops and shorts, the opportunities to catch rainbow trout, brown trout or brook trout are endless. You can be fishing in a stream abundant with fish just minutes away from Settlers Mountain.
Enjoy nature’s whitewater ride in your own tube. This is no easy float down a lazy river. Fun for the whole family young and old and learn why families make the pilgrimage year after year to this beautiful area.
If golf is one of your favorite pastimes, then you are in for a treat. Settlers Mountain is conveniently located near two challenging golf courses. While golfing enthusiasts sometimes call mountain golfing “Guerilla Golf”, it is really just another challenging experience to add to your personal golf memories. For every skill level, these courses offer unforgettable golfing adventures.
Mountain Biking Adventure
The Great Smoky Mountains offers the most scenic views in the country and have some of the most challenging biking trails east of the Mississippi river. Whether you’re a novice or a hardcore mountain biker, Settlers Mountain Adventure associates can help you plan your adventure to suit your level of expertise and guide you to the best trails in the Smokies.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Adventure
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States. Settlers Mountain is located just a short drive away. Settlers Mountain adventures can steer you in the right direction depending on your interest. The GSMNP has lots to offer for all ages, and adventures can include auto touring, historic buildings, waterfalls, wildlife, spectacular views, picnicking, and more.
The Smoky Mountains have the finest places to hike in the world. Whether you’re young, old, expert or novice, we can help you enjoy hikes you will never forget. We can arrange guided hikes into the Park, arrange night hikes or overnight camping hikes. We have hikes for everyone. Settlers Mountain even has its own hiking trail called Jackrabbit Run.
Railroad / Train Adventure
Take the whole family for a scenic train ride through the Mountains. The Great Smokey Mountain Railroad is located just minutes away from Settlers Mountain in Bryson City. With 53 miles of track, 2 tunnels and 25 bridges, the GSMR offers a variety of excursions that explore the amazing landscape of Western North Carolina.
Horseback Riding Adventure
At Settlers Mountain you are within a short distance to the very kind of unforgettable experience you are looking for. Let us reserve a guided horseback riding trip with one of our local stables. These trail rides come in one, two, three hour increments and half day excursions or let us book a full day trip at Tsali recreation area overlooking Lake Fontana.
Bird Watching Adventure
Settlers Mountain has 200 acres of pristine forest where many birds that you will see in the Great Smoky National Park habitat. Every cabin has feeders that attract many species. You will have the opportunity to see and hear birds all day long, right from your porch.
Gem Mining Adventure
This area is rich with rubies, sapphires and other precious stones. Try your luck at the water flume and you may find the gem of a lifetime. If you do not mind getting a little dirty, this could be an adventure that literally pays off!
Pigeon Forge Adventure
A small tourist town that is host to Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, amusements, museums, rides and car shows. Fun for the whole family, and just over the Great Smoky National Park from Settlers Mouintain.
Whatever your degree of stress...whatever your level of fitness...whatever your need for indulgence or desire for serenity, you deserve the Spa adventure.
Take a nice drive through the Great Smoky national Park and spend a day visiting nice attractions such as Ripley’s Aquarium, Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum and others. Or…just shop and eat!
Harrah's Casino Adventure
Don't miss the action and excitement at Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel. From brand-new games and slots to dazzling favorites like Digital Blackjack and Baccarito, we've got it!
Unto These Hills Adventure
Experience an outdoor drama depicting the history of the Cherokee Indian Nation in the Smoky Mountains. An entertaining and educational outing for the whole family.
Just because the leaves have dropped and the wind blows a little colder is no reason to forget about the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Here at Settlers Mountain there are still exciting adventures to enjoy. In fact, you may even prefer the winter season when the roads are less crowded.