Outdoor Adventure

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There is a lot to see and do in Cherokee during your stay.  Here is a list of some of the highlights that you will not want to miss, (click HERE for even more):


Mingo Falls

Arguably the most stunning cascade in the region, Mingo Falls will hold your attention for hours. So bring a picnic, recline on the rocks, and bask in the iridescent spray. Your friends will certainly be impressed by the pictures, yet even more so if you can recount a good Cherokee legend to go along with them. Will it be the water bears or the storm spirits? You can imagine the Aniyvdaqualosgi up in the sky above the falls as you listen to the thundering of the water. Just try to be grumpy here; you’ll find it’s just about impossible.

Directions: From the cabins, drive north on Big Cove Road approximately 5 miles (past the KOA Campground) to the Mingo Falls parking lot.

Soco Falls 

Find your bliss at another soul-stirring destination: the dramatic Soco Falls. Get your feet wet and remember the stories about the Yunwi Tsunsdi, the small spirit folk who sometimes help humans find their ways in ancient Cherokee stories. They’ll help you find your way here and back if you let them, with a head filled with new stories of your own and the glistening memories of nature at its most picturesque.

Directions: 7 miles east of Cherokee on US 19 towards Maggie Valley you'll find Soco Falls on your right. There's a small unmarked pullout and a short walk leads you to a viewing platform for Soco Falls and another smaller falls.