Mountain Paradise Found
          - Western North Carolina


Welcome! Mountain Paradise Found is an interactive guide to North Carolina's Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains. Our mountains offer unparalleled beauty, scenic drives, enchanting waterfalls, wildflowers, and mountain trails. Here you may just relax and listen to the quiet, or enjoy a variety of outdoor adventures: whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, golf, etc. Discover small town hospitality and quaint shops, featuring hand-made items, crafts and antiques. Dining choices are eclectic, from small cafes to gourmet dining.

Clicking on map text, e.g. "Great Smoky Mountains National Park," opens a link to that web site. Click on any of the four green corner borders to enlarge that quadrant of the map that has the adventures/attractions/sites you are interested in. Enlarged Quadrant Maps have suggested day trips, which when clicked open a window with driving directions and links to detailed information.

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Enlarge North West Quadrant Enlarge North East Quadrant Enlarge South West Quadrant Enlarge South East Quadrant

Map Key Go To: North East | North West | South West | South East Quadrant

Clicking on the following gets you directions to all waterfalls, all hiking trails, all breathtaking vistas or all multiple use trails. To view all directions at one time please view the complete listing file.

For viewers with high resolution screens (1280x1024 or above) you can view the entire map with clickable destinations by entering the whole map page.

On the Enlarged Quadrant Maps, clicking on icons or names opens pop-up windows with directions to waterfalls, hiking trails, breathtaking vistas, multiple use trails or links to area attractions. This site is continually being updated, so if you click on a name on an Enlarged Quadrant Map and no link appears, try again later.

Clicking on Foliage Report lets you view the current status of the Fall Leaf Color changes.

This interactive guide is brought to you courtesy of The Chalet Inn. If you have information on an attraction in the area you think should be included, or a link that should be added or find a "broken" link, please Email us at paradisefound@chaletinn.com.

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The Biltmore Estate and Winery, Cherokee Indian Reservation and Casino, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge with its outlet stores and Dollywood provide enough variety for all tastes. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with Cades Cove, Cataloochie, Clingmans Dome, and Mt Le Conte, the Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherohala Skyway, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and The Cradle of Forestry epitomize the natural beauty of Western North Carolina (NC). Andrews, Asheville, Balsam, Brevard, Bryson City, Cashiers, Cherokee, Cullowhee, Dillsboro, Franklin, Glenville, Hayesville, Highlands, Maggie Valley, Murphy, Robbinsville, Rosman, Sapphire, Sylva, Toxaway, Tuckasegee, Waynesville, Webster, and Whittier are the cities in Buncombe County, Clay County, Cherokee County, Graham County, Haywood County, Jackson County, Macon County, Swain County, Transylvania County in Western North Carolina (NC). Cullowhee is the home of Western Carolina University. In Tennessee (TN), Chattanooga, Gatlinburg, Knoxville, Maryville, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Townsend are cities that border the area. Their are lakes galore: Lake Chatuge, Lake Glenville, Lake Santeelah, Lake Toxaway, Bear Lake, and Fontana Dam, The Nantahala Gorge and Deals Gap. And of course don't forget The Chalet Inn Bed & Breakfast and Jesse's Cottage.