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Your host has hand-picked a variety of offers from top attractions in the area and given you one of each, for free, every day of your stay. You can use all or none of these activities each day, it’s completely up to you. Some attractions do sell out so be sure to book at your earliest convenience.

One Free Adult Diesel Powered Train (Coach Class Or Open Air Gondola) Seat Every Day of Your Stay.

Available Year Round.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Climb onboard one of Great Smoky Mountains Railroad’s scenic excursions powered by a Diesel Locomotive! Our picturesque rail journeys take you from our historic depot in Bryson City through the beautiful countryside of Western North Carolina with breathtaking views that are sure to delight. We are one of the top fun things to do in North Carolina for families. Step on board for your next rail adventure!

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What you need to know
  • Coach Class features open seating in an enclosed car, windows that can be opened for fresh air and taking photos, and are heated and have ceiling fans. In an effort to provide the best viewing experience, passengers will be asked to swap seated sides for the return route.
  • Open Air Gondolas feature open seating in a car with unobstructed views, half-height walls, and a roof above to protect passengers from the elements. In an effort to provide the best viewing experience, passengers will be asked to swap seated sides for the return route.
  • Boxed lunches available for purchase for Coach Class and Open Air Gondolas. Guests will pickup their boxed lunch at the Cafe`.
  • Restrooms onboard.
  • Must board train 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Parking price is $6.00 per car or motorcycle and $7.00 for an RV.
Pricing

Coach

  • Adult (13+): $52
  • Child (2-12): $29

Open Air Gondola

  • Adult (13+): $52 
  • Child (2-12): $29 

Box Lunch Menu Options (includes chips, cookies & bottled water)

  • Thinly Smoked Ham on a Brioche Bun: $11.50
  • Roasted Turkey Breast on a Brioche Bun: $11.50
  • Autumn Berry Chicken Salad on a Buttery Croissant: $11.50
  • Vegetarian Kale Crunch Wrap on Oven Fired Flatbread: $11.50
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich: $8.00
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45 Mitchell Street, Bryson City, NC 28713

One Free Adult Nantahala River Rafting Trip Every Day of Your Stay.

Available March – October.

Nantahala Outdoor Center: Nantahala River Rafting

Nantahala River Rafting from NOC is the best way to experience the river! This trip is a perfect family-friendly rafting experience. The experienced guides will help navigate you through rapids, bouncy waves, and the occasional calmer waters. This fully guided trip is ideal for beginners, families, and groups. The calmer waters will allow you to take in the incredible mountain scenery.

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What you need to know
  • All participants must weigh at least 60 pounds OR be 7 years old. All minors (17 and under) require the presence of an adult during whitewater rafting activities.
  • The trip will take approximately 3 hours total with 2 hours spent on the river. The rest of the time will be spent on trip preparation and shuttle.
  • Dress for getting wet and wear shoes that will stay securely on your feet (flip-flops are NOT acceptable footwear). Don’t forget dry clothes and shoes for after your trip. There are changing rooms and pay showers available. In cooler weather, avoid wearing heavy cottons; wear synthetics or wool instead.
  • Gratuity is recommended for your guide.
  • Visitors are required to wear face masks/coverings while inside buildings, traveling in NOC vehicles, and in other select areas where social distancing can be difficult.
  • All guests will be subject to a pre-trip screening that includes responding to a quick symptom check.
  • We ask you to not travel to NOC’s locations if you or a member of your party is ill, exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • Please check in 30 minutes prior to trip time at NOC’s Adventure Center.
Pricing
  • Adult (18+): $54
  • Child (7-17): $54
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13077 US-19 West Bryson City, NC 28713

One Free Adult Day Pass Every Day of Your Stay.

Available May – October.

Nantahala Outdoor Center: Treetop Adventure Nets

Experience a unique aerial adventure at Nantahala Outdoor Center’s Treetop Adventure Nets! This canopy experience is fun for the whole family. You will experience walking, climbing, sliding, and playing freely while being suspended at heights ranging from 12-20 feet off the ground. Have a blast navigating through a variety of tunnels, slides, paths, and more while overlooking the Nantahala River!

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What you need to know
  • This activity is recommended for ages 3 and up.
  • An adult must accompany kids ages 4 and under at no additional charge.
  • Treetop Adventure Nets will be open rain or shine, except in the event of a thunderstorm.
  • Please check-in at the Adventure Center.
  • Visitors are required to wear face masks / coverings while inside buildings, traveling in NOC vehicles, and in other select areas where social distancing can be difficult.
  • All guests will be subject to a pre-trip screening that includes responding to a quick symptom check.
  • We ask you to not travel to NOC’s locations if you or a member of your party is ill, exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
Pricing
  • Adult (16+): $8
  • Youth (3+): $8
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13077 US-19 West Bryson City, NC 28713

One Free Adult Admission Every Day of Your Stay.

Available Year Round.

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Biltmore Estate

As America’s Largest Home, Biltmore House has captured the imagination of millions with its sheer size – the square footage of four football fields – the 35 bedrooms, the 43 bathrooms, and a full-sized swimming pool in the basement. Outside, explore acres of beautiful gardens and grounds. George Vanderbilt’s dream lives on as one of western North Carolina’s rarest treasures.

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What you need to know
  • Book all admissions through Xplorie for $5 discount per ticket.
  • Hours of Operation:  9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday – Thursday. 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM Friday and Saturday.
  • The last tour entrance is 1 hour before closing.
  • Your estate admission includes:
    • All-day access to Biltmore’s 8,000 acres of Gardens and Grounds.
    • Self-guided visit to Biltmore House at your reserved house entry time
    • Audio Guide of Biltmore House including personal Vanderbilt stories & archival details
    • Access to Antler Hill Village & Winery
    • Complimentary wine tastings at the Winery
    • Complimentary parking
  • The guided wine tours are closed due to COVID-19.
  • Arrive early, dress comfortably and expect 2 hours to tour the Biltmore House.
  • Storage lockers at the house entrance are no longer available.
  • No purses or backpacks, the only personal carry item allowed inside the home must be a clear 12 x 6 x 12 size bag.
  • The first two floors of the Biltmore house are fully wheelchair accessible.
  • There are four speciality gift shops which have items such as toys, books, & Christmas items.
  • There are four dining options near by such as the Courtyard Market, the Sable Cafe, The Bake Shop, and the Ice cream Parlor.
Pricing
  • Day Time Passes: 
    • Adults (17+): Starting at $54 & up
    • Youth (ages 10-16): Starting at $27 & up
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1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803

One Free Adult Admission Every Day of Your Stay.

Available Year Round.

Nantahala Outdoor Center: Zip Line Adventure Park

Zip and soar through a unique and exhilarating aerial playground at Nantahala Outdoor Center! The Zip Line Adventure Park uses continuous auto-belay technology which enables you to navigate through 16 different obstacles at 20 and 40 feet high. Zip through the park and tackle unique obstacles at your own pace with the support of expert aerial guides along the way.

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What you need to know
  • All participants should weight between 60 and 250 pounds.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing.
  • Participants under the age of 15 must have an adult present during the activity. The adult is not required to be an active participant.
  • This activity takes approximately 2 hours including ground school and instruction.
  • NOC’s Zip Line Adventure Park runs rain or shine, except in the event of a thunderstorm.
  • Please check-in 45 minutes prior to your trip time.
  • Zip Line Guests are required to wear face masks / coverings while on Zip Line adventures. Please note that “buff” or “gaiter” style face coverings are not permitted on Zip Line adventures. Please arrive with face masks that do not loop around your neck (ear loops work just fine)
  • All guests will be subject to a pre-trip screening that includes responding to a quick symptom check.
  • We ask you to not travel to NOC’s locations if you or a member of your party is ill, exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
Pricing
  • Adult (16+): $45
  • Youth (4-15): $45
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13077 US-19 West Bryson City, NC 28713

One Free Adult (21 and Up) to the Brewery Mobile Tour or Downtown Walking Tour Every Day of Your Stay.

Temporarily Unavailable.

Asheville Brewery Tours

At Asheville Brewery Tours, you will not only sample some of Asheville’s greatest craft beers, but you will also get to immerse yourself in the eclectic ambiance that is the local beer scene of Asheville. Each of the Asheville breweries on our tours has a distinct style in their brewing and in their incredibly varied atmospheres. We’ll get you behind-the-scenes access to many local downtown breweries where you will meet the brew-masters and learn their craft and brewing process. Led by friendly and knowledgeable tour guides, you’ll get to sample local craft beers and seasonal varieties on tap. Join tours, Sunday – Thursday for the 3-Brewery Mobile Tour highlighting the unique outlying craft breweries or Friday & Saturday for the Downtown Walking Tour which is a fun walking tour through the historic downtown city of Asheville.

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What you need to know
  • Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • All attendees must be at least 21 years of age.
  • This offer is valid for the Sunday – Thursday’s 3-Brewery Mobile Tour and Friday & Saturday’s Downtown Walking Tour only.
  • Brewery Mobile Tour: Meet at Aloft Hotel lobby @ 51 Biltmore Ave, then on to Bhramari, Hi-Wire Big Top and Burial breweries.
  • Downtown Walking Tour: Meet at Bhramari Brewhouse then enjoy tastings at Bhramari, Hi-Wire and Green Man brewery.
Pricing
  • Adult (drinker): $49
  • Adult (non-drinker): $22

3-Brewery Mobile Tour

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51 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28805

Downtown Walking Tour

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101 S Lexington St, Asheville, NC 28805