US Open Whitewater Slalom and Wildwater Competition Next Weekend

  On Saturday and Sunday, March 26th and 27th, Nantahala Outdoor Center will be hosting the Nantahala Racing Club Whitewater US Open Slalom and Wildwater Competition. During this southeastern classic event hosted by Nantahala Racing Club, elite paddlers,up-and-coming youth and junior athletes and even a few ambitious amateurs run a challenging slalom course through the [...]

By |2016-03-18T15:23:10+00:00March 18th, 2016|Roughing it in Style|

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|

Local Artist Highlight – Drew Campbell

Since receiving his first Kodak Brownie camera for Christmas as a child, Drew Campbell has loved photography. He strives to find new ways to capture common subjects like the fall colors, a sunset on the ocean or new fallen snow in the mountains and the results are simply stunning. Drew’s love of nature and the Smoky [...]

By |2015-03-25T17:02:37+00:00March 25th, 2015|Roughing it in Style|

Celebrate the New Year in Bryson City

Are you ready to switch up your New Year’s Eve routine? Why not spend it in Bryson City! While we may not have the raging night life one finds in the city, we have other activities that are not only fun but will leave you with a sense of peace and well-being – a perfect [...]

By |2014-12-30T18:21:39+00:00December 30th, 2014|Roughing it in Style|

Cherokee Lights and Legends

There is a new festival in the area this year that celebrates the holiday season as well as our local culture. Cherokee Lights and Legends features a light show designed to reflect Cherokee stories that were traditionally told during the winter months. There will also be an ice skating rink, carnival rides, a holiday bazaar [...]

By |2014-12-05T16:01:41+00:00December 5th, 2014|Roughing it in Style|

Bryson City Voted Top Outdoor Town

Recently, Bryson City earned the Number 1 spot on Blue Ridge Magazine’s 2014 Top Towns Contest! 36 towns from Pennsylvania to Georgia were entered into the contest and our little town was voted as the Top Town for cool, outdoorsy fun! There is so much Bryson City has to offer – there is a little [...]

By |2014-11-24T22:46:21+00:00November 24th, 2014|Roughing it in Style|

Enhance Your Watershed Experience with Avanti Mobile Spa

What could be more relaxing than enjoying your Watershed Cabin? Having a wonderful, relaxing massage while enjoying your Watershed Cabin! If you are looking for a bit of relaxation, want to surprise a special someone while vacationing in Bryson City, give Avanti Mobile Spa a call. The licensed professional massage therapists from Avanti will come [...]

By |2014-10-28T15:06:51+00:00October 28th, 2014|Roughing it in Style|

Bryson City Halloween Fun

Looking for something fun to do in Bryson City on Halloween? There are plenty of great options! One of our favorite is the Nantahala Brewing Company Witch’s Brew Release and Halloween Party featuring Soldier’s Heart. This year’s Witch’s Brew has been, ahem, “brewing” for three years and according to brewery staff, is “ghoulishly Intoxicating”! Come [...]

By |2014-10-22T13:06:32+00:00October 22nd, 2014|Roughing it in Style|

Guest Appreciation Festival at NOC

Every year, Nantahala Outdoor Center hosts a special event to say “thank you for a great season” to everyone who comes to enjoy the wonderful variety of outdoor pursuits our area has to offer. People come from all over the Southeast to be a part of Guest Appreciation Festival (we locals just call it GAF, [...]

By |2014-09-12T17:10:07+00:00September 12th, 2014|Roughing it in Style|