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Waynesville Outdoor Activities

You’ve already booked a vacation getaway at our mountain resort, so now you can get busy planning your Waynesville outdoor activities. From hiking and skiing to a round of golf or one of the famous Cataloochee Valley tours, there are so many things to do here you’ll never want to leave! And with our modern amenities and rustic mountain ambiance, we make your perfect home away from home while you adventure in mountain country.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

With so many hiking opportunities in the areas close to our hotel, you can explore the mountains for days. We remain just five miles away from the Blue Ridge Parkway, so you can discover several trails in this beautiful area, as well as the close-by Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  

A Golfer’s Paradise

In addition to our own award-winning 27-hole golf course, you can also tee off at several other golf courses in the nearby area. Designed by Bob Cupp, the Laurel Ridge Country Club features magnificent views and even better golf. Maggie Valley club has challenges for beginners and seasoned players. This 6,500-yard course has 30 acres of fairways for you to enjoy.

Cataloochee Valley Tours

The Cataloochee Valley is listed by Southern Living magazine as one of the top ten Secrets of the Smokies, this beautiful valley is a must-see location for everyone. Loved by guests and locals alike, Cataloochee Valley Tours provide a unique perspective on our lovely mountain country.

Fly Fishing

Guide services, classes, and private instructions- Hunter Banks provides everything beginner or veteran fly fishing enthusiasts need all in one boat. Western North Carolina trout waters are one short drive away.

Rafting for All Ages

Bring the entire family to the Nantahala Outdoor Center and plan a mild but exciting rafting expedition. In addition to the Nantahala River, you can choose from six other rivers in the area.

Horseback Riding

Book a one- or two-hour horse riding session and see the mountains and valleys from horseback. Queen’s Farm Riding Stables bring you up to elevations of 1,000 feet all year round. Let us help you make a reservation for you and your family (children must be six years or older).

Hit the Slopes

Skiers and snowboarders flock to the Cataloochee Ski Area for excellent slopes and fun times. Only minutes from our Inn, this area offers skiing opportunities over 120 days a year while setting the pace for North Carolina ski resorts.



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