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Weekend Getaways In NC

Weekend Getaways In NC

When you think "Weekend Getaway's, what is it that comes to mind? For most people, it's about a cozy log cabin stowed away in the mountains where you can sit by a fire, enjoy a stunning sunset over the mountains and forget about all the worries of the week and all the problems associated with the hustle and bustle of life and making a living. The benefits of your weekend getaway are tremendous for your health. Lower risk of suffering stress and that comes with many added benefits. 

Other people prefer a more active form of relaxation and although that seems somewhat of an oxymoron, it has validity. Consider the reality that exercises also increases health and reduces stress. It's still just as viable as the individual that wants solitude and peace and quiet.


North Carolina Is A Weekend Break Mecca


North Carolina is an area steeped in immense beauty and has everything for the outdoor adventurer and the couple or even individual looking for peace, quiet and solitude in a romantic getaway. The area is steeped in history and once you have been hypnotized by its beauty, it just keeps calling you back for more. It's no wonder why people want weekend getaways in NC - easy to get to and satisfies all urges.


What Can You Do For Your Weekend Getaway?


Nantahala area in the mountains of Cherokee on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Nantahala Lake is found in the Nantahala National Forest at 3000 feet above sea level. It was created in 1942 by Nantahala Power to provide electricity for the war efforts. The historic Indian village, Aquone was located where the lake is now. It is an area of beauty and wonders with a magnificent history. It is one of the most visited mountain locations in North Carolina for those looking for a change in pace and scenery and a tremendous weekend break experience.

noc center north carolinaThe Nantahala Gorge consists of nine miles of the Nantahala River and ending at Fontana Lake. The gorge is also the only part of the Nantahala River and the only trout water in North Carolina that permits night fishing. The Nantahala Gorge provides the state of North Carolina with its first canopy tour which opened July 2009 and is the first zip line/canopy tour facility in the area.


A Canopy Adventure


The attraction is a three-hour or half a mile (20 acres) experience that simulates flying and is naturally fueled by gravity with a gradual 3 percent elevation change. A canopy ranger will point out the forest’s natural features and will also inform people about the culture and history of the gorge. Now that's just one outdoor adventure that will satisfy your adventure needs. For those of you that prefer more heart beating adventure and getting yourself wet into the bargain, then you have the water adventures of the center where you can take part in a guided whitewater adventure.



There is the Nantahala Outdoor Center where if you can imagine it, you can do it outdoors and this center is now as close to a mountain treasure as you will get with so many outdoor adventures and tours that you just can't get through them all. But for our regular visitor, the center has special offers and deals for their adventure pass, Which runs through  Memorial Day - Labor Day. 

Here's what they say on thier site about this special day of adventure;

Still looking for a full day of fun? Explore the trees and rivers of WNC with the River-to-Ridge trip. Just interested in rafting, check out our Nantahala Fully Guided trips or explore one of our 7 other rivers across the Southeast.

The Nantahala Adventure Pass is hands-down the best value for a full day of fun. Combine four of NOC’s most popular activities—whitewater rafting, the Zip Line Adventure Park, Fontana Lake tours and mountain biking—and enjoy savings of close to $100. 

Schedule your day of adventure by first selecting a time for a fast and exciting run down the crystal-clear Nantahala River. You may choose to rent your own raft or inflatable kayak, or journey down the river with a highly skilled whitewater rafting guide. Whether rafting in the morning or the afternoon, another must-do adventure is the Zip Line Adventure Park where you’ll tackle 16 climbing, balancing and swinging obstacles while 40' in the air and then race down the 550' Wesser Zip.

Don’t stop there! You can still fit in a mountain bike adventure on Flint Ridge Trail, an easily accessible loop with beautiful views of the Nantahala National Forest and the river below. Or choose your watercraft of choice, a kayak or stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and embark on a scenic tour of Fontana Lake, where waterfalls and wildlife are abundant.

This is NOC’s most convenient and popular multi-activity offering and is perfect for all adventure seekers!

There's no doubt about it, you can find a weekend of adventure in this one area and have enough time to adventure with the family, friends and more - still having enough time to relax in the local area in a stunning mountain retreat.

But What About A Romantic Weekend Getaway or Peaceful Retreat


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North Carolina is a place that is just set for this type of weekend getaway, within those spectacular mountains, one can find many little towns and villages that are hidden away, and if you are an artsy type person, then you will find yourself in a treasure trove of art stores and studios to wet your creative need. Perhaps you are an outdoor landscape photographer and want to take the opportunity to hike on some of the trails with your camera kit and capture some of the most spectacular sunsets and moon rises. However, there is nothing better than just setting yourself up with your loved one in a romantic North Carolina log cabin with stunning views of the surrounding vistas. Uts such a romantic and peaceful place to hide away after a long week of stress and daily living.


Culinary Delights For Your Weekend Break


No weekend break would be complete without good food and whether you are more interested in hanging on a balcony and tearing into some BBQ or going to one of the many local restaurants for your romantic meal, you can choose whatever your heart is drawn to. It's no wonder that more couple comes to North Carolina for a romantic time because of the peace, beauty and of course the tremendous local fayre.

If you really don't want to leave your cabin or you are too tired after a long day of adventure in the local Nantahala Center, then some log cabin owners in the local area have special deals with local chefs who can come to your cabin and cook for you. 


A Weekend Break In North Carolina Won't Break The Bank


You might be thinking that all of this tranquility, romanticism and outdoor adventure would hurt your pockets financially, but that's not the case. Many of our members and vacation rental advertisers save tremendously when adding their weekend getaway deals and so these savings are passed on to you, so you can be assured that a weekend break with all the fun and adventure rolled into one will not hurt your pockets and you can find great deals with our site members and book with them directly.


Check out our Log Cabin Rentals To Find A Great Deal of fun, adventure, and relaxation. 


GAO is happy to endorse The Nantahala Outdoor Center as a premier adventure center in the area. We give NOC a hearty 10/10 and is awarded our seal of approval;


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