About Bryson City

With mountain and forest views right out your bedroom window, plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, and friendly locals, Bryson City has it all! If you are looking for great shopping and fine dining, head to Everett Street or Main Street. The historical and cultural attractions are spread out across town, so be sure to explore the entire area.

Here are a few additional suggestions of things to do in Bryson City:

  • Great Smoky Mountain Railroad: Take a scenic train ride through the mountains of Western North Carolina and learn about the history of the area from an experienced guide.
  • Bryson National Park: This national park has an array of white water rafting and camping options that are perfect for the whole family.
  • Go Zip Lining: Soar with the birds as you zip for over half a mile in the Nantahala Gorge Area.
  • Go Horseback Riding: There are several stables throughout the area that offer lessons and guided trail rides.

No matter what time of year you visit, there will likely be something going on in Bryson City. Sample some of the best southern cuisine in the state at the Bryson City Chili Cook-Off in October, join the throngs of people taking part in parades and demonstrations at Freedom Fest in July, or enjoy the month-long series of performances and speakers celebrating the Spirit of Christmas in December.

Get the most out of your time in Bryson City by staying in a vacation rental. Whether you're looking for a condo downtown, or a rustic cabin in one of the more secluded parts of town, there's a property available that will meet all of your needs.

If you wish to explore the rest of the area, there are several locations just outside of Bryson City which make excellent day trips. The laid-back community of Asheville and industrial attractions throughout Waynesville can both be reached within a 45 minute car ride.