Antler Ridge

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath luxury vacation cabin rental in gated community in the NC Smoky Mountains.

A Big Adventure Awaits in This Cozy Smoky Mountain Town At the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bryson City is a small North Carolina town teeming with adventure. The number of activities in and around Bryson City seem endless, and its small town charm means you can enjoy it all without the hassle of major crowds. Simply put, this peacefu...

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

Skygazers wanting to see the Milky Way take note! "We are currently in the season where the Milky Way is visible around 10:30 pm but low on the horizon. At 10:30pm you’ll want to look South-Southeast and as the night goes on you’ll want to start looking South-Southwest. Starting 7/10/20 the moon will rise at 12:00 am so there is a hour or so window you’ll be able to see the Milky Way clearly and as the days in July go on the moon will rise later and later offering longer windows of viewing time. Of course, make sure to look at your weather apps to see if the sky will be clear." There's no better place to view the stars and constellations than the high elevations of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains in and around Bryson City! Follow for more photos and tips on viewing the Milky Way.

Go For A Socially Distant Ride Through The North Carolina Mountains With The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Hop aboard this North Carolina train in the Great Smoky Mountains with ease knowing they are taking added measures to keep visitors safer during the pandemic.

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

Minutes from Antler Ridge! 🤗

Cool off this summer in the mountain waters of the Nantahala River! Learn more:

6 Little Known Waterfalls In North Carolina Hiding In The Smoky Mountains There are no crowds here, just untouched natural beauty.

The Smoky Mountains’ Best-Kept Secret Is Bryson City Your blood pressure goes down 20 points as soon as you get into Bryson City.

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

It's Elk calving season in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Elk at birth, known as a calf, weighs about 35 pounds and can stand within minutes of birth. The calves can gain two pounds a day for the first few weeks. By the start of their first winter, an elk may weigh five times as much as when it was born!

NOTE: Willfully approaching wildlife within 50 yards (150 feet), or any distance that disturbs or displaces elk, is illegal in the park. Violation of this federal regulation can result in fines and arrest. Do not enter fields to view - remain by the roadside and use binoculars, telephoto lens, or a spotting scope to view the animals.

NPS Photo/Kahawis

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

Have you ever been rafting down the Nantahala River when the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad train rolled on by? Take a look!
Train information:
Whitewater rafting information:

From Day Trips to Finding a New Quarantine Spot, What Safe Summer Travel Looks Like in 2020 Before packing your bags, read Money's guide for everything to know.

The Short Hike That Leads To A Fairytale Footbridge At The Base Of Juneywank Falls In North Carolina Oh wow. Here's a perfect way to reconnect with nature this spring!

North Carolina's Scenic Waterfall Loop Will Take You To 11 Different Waterfalls

A great excursion for your next trip to Antler Ridge! Experience some of North Carolina's most dramatic waterfalls on this road trip through the Great Smoky Mountains.

Plan the Ultimate Adventure Getaway Without the Crowds in Bryson City, N.C. Bryson City is the ultimate adventure town in the middle of western North Carolina’s outdoor playground. Surrounded by waterfalls, rivers and lakes, and bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there’s more than one way to enjoy the great outdoors. From riding the rapids on a whitewate...

This Amazing Hiking Trail In North Carolina Takes You Through A Haunted Tunnel

Beautiful drive from Bryson City to the tunnel and a fascinating story. Feels so weird to walk through the tunnel from the road on one end only to exit the tunnel in the woods. A must see the next time you visit Antler Ridge or Bryson City! What a creepy place. Would you ever visit at night?

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Smokies and easy to get to! With excellent views from the parking lot, you can also hike the steep half mile to the observation tower (shown here) or take a hike out to Andrews Bald. Learn more:

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

Get your summer cool down 😎 tubing on Deep Creek, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just outside of Bryson City. Learn more:

An insider’s guide to hidden gems in Great Smoky Mountain National Park | Roadtrippers From ghost towns to remote fishing spots, here are some ways to explore the most-visited national park in the U.S. without the crowds.

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

There’s no place like it! Antler Ridge awaits. 🤗

Bryson City has so many outdoor activities to choose from including mountain cascades and waterfalls to scenic rivers to the mighty Lake Fontana where you can fish, swim, ski, go boating, tubing, rafting and kayaking. Or if you're more laid back, take an easy walk to three sparkling waterfalls just outside of town. We've got four exciting rivers, a deep mountain lake, and more crystal clear creeks than you can count.

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

We sure love the sound of the steam train whistle! The “Steam of the Smokies” is back for the 2020 season departing from downtown Bryson City on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad! Schedules and information:

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

“Nature is the best medicine for serenity. Peace, calmness, stillness. It’s good for the heart.” Karen Madwell. Find the calm you're looking for on Fontana Lake near Bryson City. These outfitters provide paddleboard, kayak, and canoe rentals: Bryson City Outdoors, Carolina Bound Adventures, and Nantahala Outdoor Center.
Photo credits: #1 - @ bailsbatten (Nantahala Outdoor Center)
#2 & #3 - Lil Blue Boo for Bryson City Outdoors
#4 - Carolina Bound Adventures

Only In North Carolina

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

“Everything you do can be done better from a place of relaxation.” -Stephen C. Paul.
Photo: @joe_shively_photos

7 Trails In North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains That Belong On Your Hiking Bucket List These 7 beautiful hiking trails in North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains are absolutely stunning in the springtime.

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

Fill your summer bucket list in Bryson City with family fun, including zipline, lake paddling, whitewater rafting, and mountain biking. Video by Nantahala Outdoor Center. Find more Bryson City adventure outfitters here:

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

We are excited to announce the return of Great Smoky Mountains Railroad passenger train operations on Thursday June 4, 2020. They will be operating under state and CDC recommendations. Click here to learn more about new safety protocols:
Enjoy this video of the Nantahala Gorge train excursion! Departing from downtown Bryson City, this train ride explores the Great Smoky Mountains, Fontana Lake, Nantahala River, and the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Learn more:

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

Great social distancing idea: Travel the Blue Ridge Parkway, America's Favorite Drive! Here is what is open: Much of the parkway is open for driving in our area which is easily accessible near the Cherokee entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Trails are open. What's Closed? Restrooms and portable toilets, Visitor Centers, Picnic areas, Campgrounds and backcountry campsites.
📷 @andytomsphoto
📍Waterrock Knob, Blue Ridge Parkway, mile marker 451.2
Learn more about the Parkway:

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

“In solitude is healing. Speak to your soul. Listen to your heart. Sometimes in the absence of noise we find the answers.” - Dodinsky

Photo: @upnadamadventures

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

Photographer @adventurephotographerin828 calls this “first light.” We call it magnificent; the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in their early morning glory.

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

"We've climbed the mighty mountain. I see the valley below, and it's a valley of peace." - George W. Bush.
Recognize this spot? It's a drone shot over Darnell Farms looking toward the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo by

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

Swain County has opened up cabin rentals again effective May 8, so go to online and book Antler Ridge for your next outing. To ensure your safety, additional protocols have been put in place to require 24 hours between bookings so that staff have sufficient time to thoroughly sanitize from top to bottom between each guest.

Which Bryson City attraction are you most looking forward to enjoying the next time you visit?

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

While most of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is now open, a few roads remain temporarily closed, including Clingmans Dome Road. While we wait for word of an opening date, you can always check out their webcam for beautiful views from the observation tower at Clingmans Dome:
Photo by @adventurousdiego

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

After the rain this evening. ✨🧡

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

We're dreaming of big adventures this summer in Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains! Once the travel ban is lifted, you'll be able to explore secluded mountain streams, creeks, rivers and waterfalls. Here's just a sampling of Mother Nature's Water Park – all around Bryson City, North Carolina.

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

The colors of spring are extraordinary to watch, especially when you’re in the mountains. The “greening up” starts at the lower elevations first and gradually moves up the mountainsides. Zoom in to see the color moving up the farthest mountain range in this photo. We wish you were here to see it for yourself. We will let you know when our local officials have deemed it safe to travel here again. We can’t wait. 😊

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

“Nowhere in the universe is there so much love, life, beauty and peace.” ― Amit Ray.
Happy Earth Day! The protection of our planet and the well being of the people who live on it are top priorities.

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

Bringing a piece of paradise to your feed with this Great Smoky Mountains view. We know this is a difficult time right now, so we hope this photo adds some calm to your day.

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