The Watershed Resort in the North Carolina Mountains is located at the intersections of US Highway 74 and Hwy 28 near Bryson City. This property is home to a collection of luxury vacation rental log cabins and unique Treehouse and Woodland Loft units. Each unit has a hot tub, luxury decor, and a focus on comfort. Our location is excellent as it is just 10 minutes to the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), the Tsali mountain biking trails, or Bryson City (home to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and a gateway to the Smoky Mountains National Park).
Right on site and walking from all the cabins on the Watershed Resort property are some amazing amenities. The “Yard” is the common area at the top of our property. The western view is ideal for sunsets, and our “logzebo” bedswing is the perfect place to lounge for this daily wonder. There is corn hole, bocce ball (as featured in the October 2012 issue of Southern Living magazine), and other yard games, as well as room for family reunion BBQs, weddings, corporate retreats, and other large group events. The Yard is also the starting point of our on-site hiking trail. This trail is well-maintained and even has stairs and railings on some of the more rigorous sections, as we want everyone in the group to be able to enjoy this feature. Midway on the trail, or just about a half-mile, is our playground that kids will love, and our own authentic Indian Teepee (some traditionalists like to spell it “tipi”). Another slightly more challenging half-mile of trail leads you down to our Eco-Park, which hosts own trout pond and waterfall. No fishing, please, but there’s a feeder to provide food so you’ll be sure to see the fish, as they are sure to frenzy if you’ll share a few pellets. Make sure to take your own photo on our foot bridge, with its locust posts and mountain laurel railings, as it’s one of the most photographed spots on the property.
Because there are over 17 units ranging in size from 1 bedrooms to 4 bedrooms, there is a combination of units that will be just right for any group size, even up to 100 people or more. Of course this is based on availability and the specific sleeping arrangements required of your group, but the flexibility of combining units all of which are walking distance to one-another is perfect for planning large events, weddings, commitment ceremonies, corporate retreats or family reunions.
The Watershed Resort is convenient to the “Tail of the Dragon,” or “Deal’s Gap” as it is also known. Our main entry road is paved, and only the more level parts of our roads are gravel; and many previous guests have found the access to be easily navigable on a motorcycle. So whether you come in a convertible sports car with your driving club, or just ride your Harley on your own, the roads will treat you right.