The rapidly-expanding craft beer industry has quickly spread across the United States and into the Great Smoky Mountains, effectively satisfying a thirsty clientele here in Bryson City, NC. There are five breweries within 18 miles from downtown Bryson City, so you’ll always be a short, scenic drive from a refreshing pint of craft beer. Watershed Cabins has a fleet of luxurious yet affordable Smoky Mountain cabins scattered throughout the Bryson City area, deep in the heart of the stunning Nantahala National Forest. All of our vacation rentals are within minutes from the best breweries, outdoor activities, and fine dining in Western North Carolina.
Mountain Layers Brewing Company
There are two breweries located in downtown Bryson City, both of which provide crisp ales and mountain-view outdoor seating. Most of our Smoky Mountain cabins are a short drive from Bryson City’s lively, historic downtown. The newest brewery in town is Mountain Layers Brewing Company, which has quickly won the hearts of locals and tourists alike. They’ve only brewed 11 unique beers in nearly two years since their doors opened, a rarity these days. Many establishments brew almost a dozen new recipes in one month alone. Mountain Layers continue to stick to their guns: the juicy, slightly-bitter Nydee Effret IPA, classic Whaddayear Wit, and the hoppy, balanced Highway 28 imperial red ale. Folks flock to their sizable rooftop deck on weekends, the perfect place to reminisce about each day’s Smoky Mountain adventures.
Nantahala Brewing Company
Three blocks from Mountain Layers is the valley’s first brewing staple: Nantahala Brewing Company. With nearly 200 unique beers under their belt, Nantahala Brewing has shown no signs of slowing down their evolving and expanding brewing operations. Nantahala Brewing will celebrate their tenth anniversary this spring, a monumental achievement for these trailblazers. Their piney flagship IPA, rich chocolate-covered cherry stout, and hazy New England-style IPA are three of our favorites beers here at Watershed Cabins. Nantahala Brewing provides tours and tastings inside their Bryson City facility, a must for craft beer aficionados. After an absorbing brewery tour, return to one of our luxurious Smoky Mountain cabins with a growler of your favorite brew and enjoy it near a crackling bonfire.
Luxurious Smoky Mountain Cabins
Innovation Brewing and Balsam Falls Brewing are also worth the short drive to nearby Sylva, NC. We specifically love Innovation’s nitro Irish stout and Balsam Falls’ new brut IPA. Browse through our extensive list of North Carolina cabin rentals to find one that perfectly matches your budget and style. Deep Creek Mountain Lodge is a group-friendly, multi-story cabin with spectacular Smoky Mountain overlooks. Soak in the outdoor, mountain-view hot tub, gather around a crackling fire pit, and play a game of billiards after each full day of exploration, adventure, and craft beer! Visit us online at WatershedCabins.com to learn more about our breathtaking slice of Western North Carolina and to browse through our luxurious Bryson City cabin rentals – a well-deserved getaway to the Smoky Mountains awaits!