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Why You Should Take a Trip to Cherokee NC While Staying with Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals

Cherokee, NC is located at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just a short trip over the mountain from Gatlinburg. If you’re looking for a nice day trip from the Gatlinburg area, then a drive to Cherokee is just what to need. A visit to Cherokee, NC makes for a perfect day trip when you are staying in one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals. Our cabins near Cherokee NC are perfect for your stay because you’ll get to enjoy everything the Gatlinburg area has to offer on top of your short day trip to the North Carolina side of the mountains. Check out these reasons why you should take a trip to Cherokee NC when you stay with us:

1. The Culture

Cherokee, NC has a culture completely different than anything you’ve ever experience; it is home to the headquarters of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The area mixes historic Cherokee heritage and modern fun. To truly take in the Cherokee culture, plan a visit to the Oconaluftee Indian Village. This spot transports you back years to a living, working Cherokee Village of the 18th century. It’s a living history site!  You can also soak in the culture at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, or just experience the culture by enjoying things to do in the area, like going swimming in the Oconaluftee River, exploring the Cherokee Botanical Garden and Nature Trail, or hiking the trail to Mount Guyot. The biggest attraction in the area by far, however, is Harrah’s Cherokee Casino.

2. The Casino

woman playing poker in a casinoBuilt in 1995, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort has 150,000 feet of gaming with traditional slot games, video poker and live table games such as Blackjack, Craps and Roulette. If gambling isn’t your thing, you’ll still enjoy everything else the resort has to offer. The dining at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino is worth the trip alone, with everything from casual places to eat, to buffet and upscale options. There are other activities such as Harrah’s Cherokee Golf at Sequoyah, spa services at the Mandara Spa and shopping.

3. Fun Things to Do

Harrah’s Casino isn’t the only fun thing to do in Cherokee! There are also attractions that are fun for the whole family. Attractions for kids in Cherokee NC include Cherokee Bear Zoo and Santa’s Land Fun Park & Zoo. The kids will have a blast seeing live animals, going on fun rides, visiting the gift shop and even paddle boating in a lake! Of course your visit to Cherokee wouldn’t be complete without enjoying the natural beauty of the area. If you were hoping to spot some elk on your Smoky Mountain vacation, your visit to Cherokee is the best time to do so. You can also explore the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with hikes to Mingo Falls and Soco Falls!

Our Cabins near Cherokee NC

inside of emerald city lightsIf you are looking for vacation cabins near Cherokee NC look no further than Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals. We have cabins throughout the Smoky Mountain area that put you about an hour away from everything Cherokee has to offer. Our cabins come in all sizes to accommodate everyone from couples to large groups. You can enjoy amenities like hot tubs, mountain views, game rooms and even indoor pools! You’ll love being close to Cherokee, but also just minutes from the best things to do in the Gatlinburg area as well!

Take a look at our great selection of cabins near Cherokee NC and start planning your trip to explore the area!