Brilliant Season | Cherokee, NC

How will Cherokee affect you?

Brilliant Season

Making Cherokee your color-hunting headquarters.

Everyone knows the mountains of Western North Carolina offer some of the most vibrant fall color displays anywhere. But did you know Cherokee makes the ideal location for leaf watchers, and is a great place to begin and end your Technicolor itinerary?

If you find yourself looking for a comfortable place to rest your head in Cherokee, have a quick tour of our accommodations here. 

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Blue Ridge Parkway

A great way to begin is the Blue Ridge Parkway, which leads you right to Cherokee. Two especially enchanting overlooks near Cherokee are Richard Balsam Knob (a favorite for sunset seekers), and Waterrock Knob.


Oconaluftee River Trail

Hike the Oconaluftee River Trail to soak in the magnificence of the Cherokee forest.


Smokemont Riding Stables

Reserve your horse at Smokemont Riding Stables for a stunning ride through wooded trails, wildflowers, and waterfalls.


Sequoyah National Golf Club

Play a round of golf at the panoramic Sequoyah National Golf Club.


“Unto These Hills” Outdoor Drama

Visit the Mountainside Theatre to watch “Unto These Hills” under the stars.


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