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.

Bryson City Outdoors Shopping
169 Everett St
Bryson City NC

The self proclaimed "coolest" store in downtown Bryson City, come and see for yourself. Shop our selection of outdoor gear that will help you hit the trail, water or campground. Looking for a local T-shirt or Hat to take back with you? We design all of our own! Look for our Nathan's hotdog cart on Thrusday, Friday, and Saturday from 11-2pm.

Bryson City Pharmacy
200 Valley Village Shopping Center
Bryson City, NC
28713

Bryson City Pharmacy is your home town choice. Competitively prices prescriptions, first aid supplies, over-the-counter medications, home health care supplies.

Bryson City Veterinary Hospital
200 Bryson Walk
Bryson City, NC
28713

Bryson City Veterinary Hospital provides small animal veterinary services to Swain County and beyond. We are here to help with your pet's needs!

Buttermilk Farms Antique Market
147A Main Street
Bryson City NC

Antique market with numerous dealers and consignors. Featuring a wide variety of antiques, vintage items, collectibles, and repurposed items. Specialties include furniture, glassware, home decor, rugs, quilts, advertising items, jewelry, industrial, cast iron, and kitchen items. Only local dealer of Old Crow Soaps. We buy individual pieces as well as estates.

Calby’s Antiques and Gifts
44 Everett Street
Bryson City NC

Calby's Antiques and Gifts is located in the Historic 1905 Bennett's Drug Store building on Bryson City's picturesque Everett Street. Calby's offers a unique blend of antiques, collectibles and gifts; specializing in china, silver, glassware and decorative items, as well as jewelry and small furniture. Open Monday through Saturday.

Charleston Station
105 Main St
Bryson City NC

You are cordially invited to visit with us - browse through our rooms of pottery, baskets, old and new quilts, antiques, collectables, and much more. Restore your spirits, and relax in our front porch rockers. Located in Bryson City on the corner of Main and River Streets.

Cherokee Historical Association
564 Tsali Blvd (HWY 441)
Cherokee, NC
28719

CHA presents the Oconaluftee Indian Village & the outdoor drama Unto These Hills. Visit the recreated 1750s-era Cherokee Village. Regular tours by Cherokee guides present history, crafts, early homes and demonstrations of beadwork, pottery, blowguns, and much more in a beautiful forest setting. Mid-May through October. Unto These Hills tells the history of the Cherokee people from about 1540 through their forced removal from this area in the late 1830s. June-August; check the website for exact dates. General admission seating.

CJ’s Grille
47 Depot St.
Bryson City NC

Family friendly restaurant with full bar, pet friendly outdoor covered deck, and pool tables and games conveniently located just across from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in the heart of downtown Bryson City. Daily food and drink specials, weekend live entertainment, and NFL Ticket for those fall football weekends.

Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Catch-out Pond
3365 Cooper Creek Rd
Bryson City, NC
28713

This full service trout farm offers all the amenities in a beautiful mountain setting that includes hiking trails, waterfalls, and picnic tables. No license required, no limit, and all fishing equipment is provided. Guided fishing tours are also available. Stay an hour or the entire day!

Cork & Bean Bistro
16 Everett St
Bryson City NC

With a charming rustic atmosphere, attentive service and contemporary American cuisine, we offer great food using responsibly sourced ingredients with a focus on organic, local, sustainable and seasonal fare. Our chefs artfully blend this fresh concept with a twist on traditional southern influences. Craft beer, select wines and full bar.