Area Attractions

Endless possibilities await you in the Great Smoky Mountains, but seclusion in a log cabin shouldn’t come at the expense of close proximity to some great attractions. All of Watershed Cabins’ vacation rentals are in the Bryson City, NC area, and most are only minutes from some of the most popular Smoky Mountains attractions. Whether you want to whitewater raft the Nantahala River, mountain bike the trails at Tsali, or relax on a Great Smoky Mountains Railroad trip, you are just a few minutes away from your cabin. We have no affiliation with these vendors, but offer their contact information to facilitate your search for fun and exciting activities to fill your time while you stay with us.

ABC Liquor Store
254 Veterans Blvd, Bryson City, NC

In NC, the ABC stores sell only spirits, no beer, wine, or mixers.

Almond Boat & RV Park
1165 Almond Boat Park Rd
Bryson City, NC
28713

Located on Fontana Lake in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, Almond Boat and RV Park invites you to "Come relax and enjoy the Smokies!" We offer pontoon rentals, boat rentals, cabin rentals, RV park rentals, boat storage, bait, fishing and hunting licenses. Located ten miles outside of Bryson City, NC on a paved road with easy access for motorcyclists and RVs.

828-488-6423
Anthony’s Restaurant Pizza
15 Depot Street
Bryson City NC

Authentic hand-tossed pizza, burgers, homemade dinners, appetizers, subs, paninis, salads & desserts. Large selection of craft, imported and domestic beers; full bar and wine. Inside and covered outdoor dining; with relaxed lounge seating areas in Derailed Bar. Free wifi. Across from train depot.

Appalachian Mercantile
158 Everett St
Bryson City NC

Appalachian Mercantile, located on Everett Street in the what's happening district of Bryson City, offers a large selection of unique gourmet specialty foods, condiments and old time candies. Over sixty items are featured each day as free samples. It's like a theme park for your taste buds. We also carry an array of toys and games, pottery, wind chimes, stained glass, local interest and cook books, gifts and antique glassware. With Jazz or the Blues wafting in the background, many customers say this is the coolest shop in Bryson City. Come in and graze for a while.

Bar-B-Que Wagon
610 Main St
Bryson City NC
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Open Tuesday through Saturday 11am-8 pm. April 1 through November 1. Open extra days during July and color season. Hickory smoked pit BBQ made on the premises.

Bar-B-Que Wagon
610 Main St
Bryson City, NC
28713
Bojangles Famous Chicken & Biscuits
65 Veterans Blvd
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Southern-inspired fast-food chain known for Cajun fried chicken, biscuits & signature sides. Serving breakfast all day. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Boxcar CafŠ & Cones
26 Frye Street
Bryson City NC

Conveniently located across from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot in Bryson City, Boxcar CafŠ & Cones offers a varied menu including burgers, wraps, wings, hummus and more. In the mood for something sweet? We offer 16 flavors of hand dipped ice cream available in cones, cups or shakes.

Bryson City Bicycles
157 Everett St
Bryson City, NC
28713

Known for their fun friendly staff, local trail knowledge, and expert mechanics, Bryson City Bicycles is a fully stocked shop that caters to all ages and skill levels from families to racers. You can rent and buy bikes, have top-notch repairs and service done as you wait, get the local scoop on trails, races and rides, and shop for fun, unique gift items including the largest selection of exclusive Tsali products. Need maps and information, clothes, helmets, kids? gear? We?ve got you covered. Located on Everett St. in the heart of downtown, we?re here to help make your trip truly memorable. Bryson City Bicycles was named ?One of America?s Best Bike Shops? in 2014 & 2015 and was awarded the InterBike Award for ?Best Mountain Bike Shop of 2015?.

Bryson City Health & Fitness
35 Rector Street
Bryson City NC

We are a full service fitness center offering cardio machines, weight training machines, free weights, classes and fully equipped locker rooms including showers and dry saunas. Daily and weekly passes available in addition to monthly, quarterly and annual memberships. We are open Monday thru Friday 5:30am to 8:30pm, Saturday 9am to 2pm, Sunday closed. Conveniently located in downtown Bryson City just behind the Swain County Chamber of Commerce office.