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. What’s more, most of them are only minutes from some of the most popular Smoky Mountains attractions. Whether you want to whitewater raft the Nantahala River or mountain bike the trails at Tsali, options are plentiful. Or perhaps you want something a little more passive. Why not relax on a Great Smoky Mountains Railroad trip, becuase that is 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.

254 Veterans Blvd, Bryson City, NC

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.