BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge At Banner Elk
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Travel Blogs from Banner Elk
... headed to our next destination. We followed the forest road back to NC-181, turning left and then an immediate right onto Forest Road 982. After the road crosses Upper Creek on a one-lane bridge, we turned left on Forest Road 197, following the road as it parallels Upper Creek for about a mile and a half to the end and parking at the huge jeep mound. We got our stuff together and started hiking along the ...
... While we still had some daylight left, we sat down at the creek and enjoyed the lovely view. The rosebay rhododendrons were blooming and all the flowers along the creek made for a beautiful sight. And a nice cascade added to the scene and provided tranquil white noise as we slept. After sundown, we socialized around the fire for a while and then went to bed. Sandy had to work Sunday evening, so in the morning, we broke camp and headed ...
... on this holiday weekend. We stopped at the end of the road before a big jeep mound and started our hike. We were headed to the Waterfall on Burnthouse Branch, a tributary of Upper Creek. According to Kevin Adams’ book, the waterfall was a little over 2 miles from the trailhead and at the end we’d have to go down steeply to the creek and then rock-hop upstream a bit to see the waterfall. The trail was easy at first, continuing along ...
... we came out at the top of Upper Waterfall on Gragg Prong. A large area of exposed bedrock provided a path to walk out next to the waterfall. Although not a large waterfall, the exposed bedrock provided great photo opportunities. There were a lot of people here, including some camping next to the large pool at the base and quite a few swimming. The waterfall had a few pools in between cascades and a big one at the base. As one ...
... North Carolina. This part of the Appalachian Mountains is Typical "Moonshine" Country with many historic sights and things to see and do. The Mountain backroads were beautiful with all the towns, creeks and rivers teaming with civilisation and activity. There were amazing mountain homes with Redneck Trucks and Rocking Chairs, stone and log cabins, old bridges and Giant Mansions ovlerlooking the countryside. What we didnt expect to see was the amount of golf resorts and ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility