The Chimney Rock Inn
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... at the Cherokee Reservation. It is very commercialised, lots of tourist shops, motels and the casino. We were dropped in downtown Asheville for dinner and went to the Wayside Diner. Finally got to hotel at 8:20pm. Saw the difference of Southern hospitality, they had complimentary cupcakes and cookies and breakfast is included down south. Although spent most of day sitting on bus, am very ...
What we have booked today is zip lining in the morning when its not so hot then white water rafting in the afternoon when the heat is on then return to the camp site for a relaxing evening next to the fire with a cold bottle of wine .
What actually happened
Up at 7 , breakfast then prepared for the days activities at Nantahala Outdoor Center . Checked in for the Zip lining first , we were taken up a ...
... that the elevator was not working but we could climb up to the rock. That was not a problem since we had planned to do that anyway. Again, little did we know. There are 491 stair steps to reach the top with platforms placed at various intervals – thank goodness for that. I wasn’t sure I would make it but we plodded on and indeed we did get to the top. There is a lounge and gift shop at the top and I think Jerry would ...
... is know at the Smoky Mountains and our destination was Chimney Rock which promised some great views. As it was a clear sunny day we could expect to see five miles east and I began to feel quite excited as the car climbed the narrow winding road on the mountain side. Eventually we arrived at a car park high up and the rest of the way is on foot but we didn't need mountain climbing gear cos the clever miners (way back ...
... road we drove down to get here and in close proximity (hence leaving no space for any lake). I just figured there must be a bend in the road away from the track at some point. I was wrong.
We ended up taking a well trodden path away from the track toward the road where across the road was a nice lake that we could have just driven to should we have decided to go past the Boone Fork Trail turn in. Ah well, back to the car and onward we went, to ...