Stay in a self-catering vacation home in North Carolina Mountains and you are amongst the oldest mountains on earth. There is also the oldest river, the highest mountain, a number of the highest waterfalls and the deepest gorge in the eastern United States. There are two very popular national parks, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. There are also a number of interesting towns and villages either for natural features or scenic charm.
If you like walking then the Appalachian Trail passes right through the region of North Carolina Mountains vacation rentals, probably the longest walking trail you will ever find. It is also an area that has the huge diversity of wildlife. North Carolina Mountains are sometimes known as the High Country and are home to the areas most frequented ski resorts so if you are visiting in the colder months, come prepared for winter sports.
Activities in the area are very much linked to the great outdoors with fishing, swimming, water skiing, cycling, mountain biking, tennis, horse riding, mountaineering, cycling and golf all available. One of the more unexpected past times for the area around North Carolina Mountains is antique hunting with quaint villages and a surprising arts culture alongside Appalachian crafts.
To discover the full extent of the incredible natural resources of the area visits to the national parks are recommended. A day out at Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock Park, Linville Gorge or the South Mountains State Park will leave you in awe at the magnificence of the landscape. Wherever your North Carolina Mountains self-catering accommodation is it will be with moments of something spectacular.
This is Cherokee country so a stay in a vacation home in North Carolina Mountains would not be complete without a visit to Ocunluftee Indian Village and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in the town of Cherokee where you can discover the Ancient Cherokee Native American Heritage. Another town worth visiting is Asheville Area, known for its arts culture with one of the sights here being the Biltmore Estate, George Vanderbilt’s Chateau set in an 8,000 acre estate with a winery, restaurants and horse riding facilities.
The closest airport is Asheville Area Regional Airport (AVL) which is about 15miles from Asheville Area city. This is served domestically by nearly every airport in the US, Atlanta (ATL) being the airport nearby. Atlanta can be reached from Belfast (BFS), Newcastle(NCL), Manchester (MAN), Glasgow (GLA) London-Heathrow (LHR) and many more. Airlines include United, Continental, British Airways, Frontier, US Airways, and more.