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"...a strategic entry point to the Smokies & mountain adventures"

“…a strategic entry point to the Smokies & mountain adventures”

Hemlock Inn is located in the heart of one of the most beautiful and adventurous regions of the country. From hiking to shopping, fishing to flea markets, golfing to skiing, any mountain-lover or adventure-seeker will find something fun to do during their stay!

Located in the southwest corner of western North Carolina, Hemlock Inn is strategically located to allow you to find a variety of vacation day-trip adventures within a short drive of the inn. Click on the links on the above menu for more details on each of the attractions below:

10-20 minutes away

  • Bryson City, NC – Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, good shopping
  • Deep Creek – hiking, waterfalls, camping, horse rentals, fishing, river tubing
  • Cherokee, NC – Home of the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Harrah’s Casino, and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center – whitewater rafting, kayaking, outdoor adventures
  • The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Fontana Lake – boat rentals and water sports

30-45 minutes away

  • Maggie Valley, NC – Cataloochee Ski area, golfing, shopping
  • Waynesville, NC – quaint mountain town, golfing, shopping
  • Newfound Gap and Clingman’s Dome – spectacular overlook at the highest point in the Smokies
  • Mount LeConte – full-day hike to third highest point in the Smokies
  • Franklin, NC – world-renowned gem mining
  • Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest – beautiful forest hiking

1 hour away

  • Asheville, NC – Biltmore House, shopping
  • Highlands, NC – beautiful mountain town with waterfalls
  • Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN – hiking, shopping, Dollywood

2.5 hours away

  • Knoxville, TN

3 hours away

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Charlotte, NC

5 hours away

  • Raleigh/Durham, NC