Whether its rugged outdoor adventure on the Fire Mountain Trail, or soaking in the sound and beauty of near by waterfalls, such as, Soco Falls and Mingus Falls Cherokee has it all. Walk back in time with a visit to the Oconaluftee Indian Village and ride horseback through the Smokies, as you immerse yourself in the history of the Appalachia. Cherokee has fun things to do for all ages including the curious amateur geologist in your family. The Gold and Ruby Mine sits less then a mile past our hotel. You can pan for gold and use your rock hounding skills to search for that perfect ruby. If the weather is not quite perfect for that afternoon hike you had planned, no worries, you can entertain the little ones at the Cherokee Phoenix Theaters or trade the outside hike into a workout at the Cherokee Fitness Center complex with an indoor pool. Guests of Rolling Hills Lodge do get a discounted day pass. For details, please see our reservation staff in our hotel lobby.
Cherokee and Our Surrounding Mountain COMMUNITIES Offer Guests a Wide Variety of opportunities to Create Happy Memories
Fishing in the mountains is the perfect way to spend the day. Whether you are fishing on the Oconaluftee River in Cherokee, the Tuckaseegee which flow through Jackson and Swain Counties, or the many other waterways that are nearby you won't be disappointed. Be sure you obtain a fishing permit from before you sink your line in our rivers. Didi you know Jackson County NC is the Trout Capital of the World
Exploring Our Mountains
Western North Carolina is known for winding roads through country towns. Take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway or through the Great Smoky Mountains. With a short drive down Soco Mountain into Haywood County you will find the Wheels Through Time museum, home to rare motorcycles and more. From antique shops to roadside museums you may find jewels in the rough on a mountain roads.
Places to Visit
A short drive from our hotel you will find historic sites such as a turn of the century grist mill. Mingus Mil is located only two miles outside Cherokee in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It is a working grist mill where you can actually see the process of grinding corn into meal and even buy a bag as a souvenir. In its heyday, the grist mill served over 200 families in the Smoky Mountains.
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