Mountain Paradise Found
          - Western North Carolina

Welcome to Mountain Paradise Found brought to you courtesy of The Chalet Inn and Jesse's Cottage. The Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina offer unparalleled beauty, scenic drives, a variety of outdoor adventures, golf, a historic railroad, and quaint towns with shops featuring hand-made and crafted items. Dining choices are eclectic, from small cafes to gourmet dining. By clicking on any of the green corner borders you can enlarge that quadrant of the map. To get directions to any of the waterfalls, hiking trails or breathtaking vistas click on the numbered icon. Clicking on the following gets you directions to all waterfalls, all hiking tails, all breathtaking vistas or all multiple use trails. To view all directions at one time please view the complete listing file. Clicking on other icons or names will provide you with links to, pictures of, or detailed maps of area attractions. This site is continually being updated, so if you click on a name and no link appears try again later. 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

For suggested day trips, click on the green corner border in the quadrant that has the adventures/sites you are interested in. This will bring you to a map of that quadrant where you will see a listing of day trips at the top of the page with links to detailed information and driving directions.

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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.

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