Our Small Town Pharmacy Treats You Like Family

When travelling, it is often easier to go to a chain store or restaurant you know instead of taking a risk on a small mom-and-pop business.  It is understandable, of course; you know what to expect and therefore will be less likely to end up frustrated or disappointed.  The trouble is, you will miss out [...]

By |2016-01-27T18:34:45+00:00January 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Tips for Handling Snowy Conditions in the Mountains

Here in the Smoky Mountains, the weather takes on a new importance. We have ever-changing weather patterns that result in broad fluctuations in temperature. So, it is important to check the weather frequently so you have an idea of what is in store in the days to come. When ice and snow do come our way, it [...]

By |2015-12-29T19:37:42+00:00December 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Why is Everyone Wearing Pajamas?

It's that time of year again! The town is teeming with families strolling the sidewalks in their PJs. While it may be an unexpected sight, it is just that time of year again in Bryson City. Time for the Polar Express! Yes, it's time to put on your favorite pajamas and hop aboard! Sing along [...]

By |2015-12-03T15:29:49+00:00December 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Fall Color Viewing Tips

The autumn leaf color show in the Smoky Mountains attracts visitors from around the world each year. For many visitors, the number one question is: “When is the peak color?” No matter when you plan an autumn visit in October or early November, you can take a short drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway or other mountain roads [...]

By |2015-09-11T17:18:24+00:00September 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Eastern Cougar Declared Extinct

After more than 40 years on the Endangered Species List, the elusive Eastern Cougar has been declared extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Cougars, also called mountain lions, pumas, panthers, or the colloquial southern term “painters” have made their mark with many creeks, mountains, ridges and roads throughout the state bearing their name. [...]

By |2015-09-08T16:46:54+00:00September 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Viewing Elk in the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has an abundance of wildlife and it is a real treat to get to see a bear, deer or elk during your visit. You will, of course, want to get photos of these beautiful creatures but it is important to make sure you do so safely. We have covered bear safety in previous [...]

By |2015-08-28T16:15:42+00:00August 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Get Inspired in Bryson City

  “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.” -John Muir, 1901 John Muir is often referred [...]

By |2015-08-25T15:05:19+00:00August 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|

When Visiting Bryson City, Check Out The Cottage Craftsman

The Cottage Craftsman in Bryson City, NC is a unique gallery and market that celebrates traditional and contemporary fine art, crafts, specialty foods, wine and music with a focus on the artists and craftsman who live in the mountains of Western North Carolina. When you step in the door, you will be greeted with the [...]

By |2015-08-20T15:30:42+00:00August 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Get the Inside Scoop on Deals and Specials this Fall

Dreaming of a luxurious getaway this Fall? If you love to visit the Smoky Mountains and prefer to do it in style, join the Watershed Cabins Insider’s Club! By joining our opt-in email group, you will receive notice of special rates, deals and packages available for travel within 2-weeks of the announcement. To join the [...]

By |2015-08-17T18:04:50+00:00August 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Should I Tip My Adventure Guide?

There are so many great things to do in Bryson City ! You can go for a hike, go rafting, tubing, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, horseback riding, zip lining or mountain biking; or you can take it easy while riding the train, golfing, indulging in a spa treatment, enjoying a meal or simply relaxing on the deck [...]

By |2015-07-29T16:16:37+00:00July 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|