The Inn at Half Mile Farm
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... It was still early in the afternoon as finding Enloe Creek Falls took less time than expected. So on the way back to camp, we stopped at Oconaluftee Visitor Center. We browsed the gift store for a few minutes then took a stroll around the historic farm and got some pictures of the old buildings. Across the big open field, we could see a couple of bull elk grazing but they were too far away to get a good picture. ...
... and started heading back east, stopping near Bryson City. We headed to the Deep Creek area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park to hike the short three-waterfall loop. We started off along the Deep Creek Trail heading upstream along its namesake creek. In just a couple of minutes, we passed Tom Branch Falls, which flows into the creek. The waterfall is pretty high, probably around 80 feet, but ...
... hike to stretch our legs. Following the trails, we crossed the bridge and turned right to stay on Big Laurel Falls Trail for about a half-mile to the waterfall. Big Laurel Falls is not a large waterfall, maybe 20 feet, but very scenic. It has an upper drop followed by a nice cascade. It’s also pretty remote so we had the falls to ourselves. But we couldn’t linger long as we still had more driving and little more hiking to complete before the sun ...
... It’s a short walk to this huge 70-foot waterfall and not surprisingly, there were a lot of people here. The name Dry Falls comes from the fact that normally, you can walk behind the waterfall and stay dry. The water level seemed to be up a bit and I got misted walking behind the falls. Not always so dry. After some pictures from different angles, we headed back through Highlands to Cashiers and had dinner and drinks ...
... in the highway. If a driver coming from the other direction is distracted and veers a little off the road, there could be a serious accident. But we took our chances and stopped briefly to get a couple of pictures. There is a very steep trail leading to the base of the falls, but we decided it would be very unsafe given how wet everything was. From here, we turned around and headed back for the last waterfall, Quarry Falls, ...