Yellow Rose Realty only selects the best outfitter partners to create value-packed vacation packages for you during your mountain vacation. From getting pampered at a spa and touring a mansion to rolling down a raging whitewater river you can be sure that there is something for everyone in the family. There are different companies that offer the same things as the expert partners we have listed below, but if you choose to book with them you will miss out on the special rate that we can get for our guests. If you are interested in booking any one of these adventures while you are staying with us at Yellow Rose Realty then just mention it when you are booking your cabin and we will help you get set up!
Save when you book a Yellow Rose vacation rental and one of these adventure activities:
Buy a 2 day pass for the price of 1! Tour America’s Largest Home and experience a grand piece of American history.
Yellow Rose is thrilled to offer vacation packages including tickets to magnificent Biltmore Estate. America’s Largest Home is only an hour drive from the Great Smoky Mountains. The 250 room mansion has 65 fireplaces, an indoor bowling alley and swimming pool and an awe-inspiring grand spiral staircase. Situated on over 8000 acres, Biltmore Estates has flush formal gardens and its own winery. Advance purchase Vacation Package tickets include tours of the house, gardens and winery and allow visitors to by-pass long lines at ticket counters. Plus it is a 2 day pass
CANOPY TOUR– Sky-bridges & tree-top zip-lines offer a unique view of the Nantahala Forest.
Expert Partner:Wildwater LTD
A soaring and gliding experience naturally fueled by a gradual elevation change at Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours.
Enjoy a soaring and gliding experience naturally fueled by a gradual elevation change at Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours. It takes limited energy to participate and is not designed to scare with big drops as much as excite with smooth gliding. Each participant is provided with state of the art equipment including helmets, full body harnesses, trolley, gloves, tether safety lines, and 2 canopy rangers per group. This Brand New three-hour experience gives you over 1/2 mile of air time with – 3 Sky Bridges and 5 transfer bridges – 11 zip line sections alternating between slope side, trees, & elevated platforms – A flight into our Eagles Perch, Slingshot, & Elevated Overlook stations – Over 20 scenic and unspoiled acres of flying area all within the heavily wooded and scenic setting.Age/Weight range: 10 years and 70 lbs to 250 lbs. All flyers will need to arrive wearing collared shirts, longer shorts or cropped pants and require closed toed shoes. All flyers must be in reasonably good physical condition. Flyers must be able to raise their arms over head to self regulate speed and braking.
Fly Fishing trips and Instruction: Find the rhythm of the cast in the green streams of the Smokies
Western North Carolina boasts some of the best trout and small-mouth bass fishing in the Southeast. We offer fly fishing instruction and fly fishing trips with professional guide service. All necessary fishing equipment, instruction, transportation and lunch.
HORSEBACK RIDING– Horseback Riding through the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Expert Partner:Smokemont Riding Stables
Horseback Riding: Enjoy the Great Smokies on horseback with these guided tours.
Smokemont Ridging Stables is located within the Great Smoky Mountaints National Park. Beautiful natural trails with wooded forests, mountain streams and waterfalls. Authorized concessioner of the National Park Service. *experienced guides *ages 5 & up
*1 hour ride features crossing the Oconoluftee River
*2.5 hour ride features cascading waterfalls
*4 hour ride features waterfalls and river views
*Wagon rides for any age
Jeep Adventure Waterfall Tour: Unique touring jeep carries you to breathtaking waterfalls
This 2-hour tour takes you on a personal exploration up the mountain to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Nantahala area. We will be traveling in a Jeep® Wrangler converted vehicle, with an extended rear to accommodate 5 passengers and a clear plexiglass canopy over the roof. We recommend adventurers bring: jacket, hat, sunglasses, binoculars, camera, and wear comfortable shoes for walking and weather appropriate clothing. Wildwater will provide a rain poncho, water and snack. We also carry insect repellent, a first aid kit and a small cooler along with interpretive books with maps and plant ID pictures. Trip minimum: 2 people, Trip maximum: 6 people. Minimum Weight: 40 lbs. Advanced reservations are required.
Hike & Jetboat Ride: The Fortney Creek Hike & Ride combines the beauty of a 4-mile hike (which begins with a tunnel) with the thrill of a Jetboat ride across Lake Fontana. The hike features towering poplars, majestic oaks, and abundant rhododendron. There are periodic stops to rest, have snacks and learn about the park and its incredible diversity of plants and animals. Once at the lake, there is time for a swim and lunch, before boarding the Jetboat to race across Fontana Lake. Great for families! Reservations at least 24 hours before are required. Starting time is 10:00 am. All day adventure!
Jetboat Adventure: A Jetboat ride is like nothing you have experienced! These boats are extremely maneuverable and can spin within their own length. Excitement awaits the whole family as you speed and spin across Fontana Lake with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as your backdrop. Trip Time 1 hr, on the water 35-40 minutes.
Extreme Hike & Ride: (Adults Only) The Extreme Jetboat Combo begins with a 12-mile hike descending 5000 feet from 6643’ Clingman’s Dome (the 2nd highest peak in the East) to Fontana Lake. The hike descends through all the ecosystems and the five forest types – spruce-fir, northern hardwood, pine-oak, hemlock, and cove hardwood. At the lake, take a swim, then board the JetBoat for a thrilling ride across Lake Fontana. Lunch, snacks, water, the Jetboat ride and all transportation is included. All day extreme adventure!
Private Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Private instruction is the quintessential method if you wish to excel in this great sport. There is a focus- with the instructor wanting exactly what you want: for you to learn and to improve. They are able to adapt teaching techniques to accommodate your learning style and make sure you get the most out of your time. Progressive techniques are used to improve your rolling, playing used as a mechanism to gain more boat control, and river running used as the basis to improving your overall skills. We are proud of our group of instructors. They are committed to working with you you in your quest to become a better boater! Private Instruction is for a Group of One to Four For you individually, or your group of up to four, the day is yours to learn as much as you can.
Scenic Kayak Lake Tours: Join us in touring kayaks to explore the seldom-visited areas of Cheoah and Caulderwood Lakes.Comfortably outfitted in Wilderness System kayaks, any and all experience levels will enjoy this trip. Both scenic and informative, this will be a highlight of your visit to western North Carolina.
Kids & Family Kayak Instruction: Does the whole family want to learn together? Take instruction as a family and share the experience of learning a new sport that everyone can enjoy! Private instruction is available 7-days a week and is the perfect arrangement for the family paddling together.
Fully Guided Trips: Eight miles of constant waves and swift, clear currents make the Nantahala River a delight for all ages and groups interested in an exhilarating introduction to whitewater rafting. The trip takes over 3 hours and contains numerous class I and II rapids, with a class III at the end. On our rafting trips, there is a lead guide, a sweep guide, and typically a guide in every third raft. Since the Nantahala River is a dam-controlled river, one can expect good water flows at all times of the year. Minimum Weight: 60 lbs. or 7yrs. old Intensity Level: Mild to moderate. No previous whitewater experience needed. Trip Length: Approximately 3 1/2 hours (2 hours on the river)
Inflatable Ducky Trip: A ducky or inflatable kayak is a one or two person inflatable raft. Duckys are a great choice for experienced river rafters who are looking for a more high-performance trip down the river. We offer both guided ducky trips and ducky rentals. And wet suits are complimentary for all our ducky guests. There is a minimum weight limit for children of sixty (60) pounds or seven (7) years old. The river is an eight mile Class II-III river that flows through the Nantahala Gorge.
Raft Rental: The Nantahala is not a one-time affair! For more experienced river runners you may opt for a self-guided raft trip–where we provide all the equipment, trip orientation and shuttles and you guide yourselves down the river.Expert Partner:Wildwater Rafting
Hot Stone Massage:Tension, muscle aches and stiffness float away as your body sinks into total relaxation. Special massage techniques are joined by a surprisingly enjoyable element- the heat and weight of warmed basalt stones- for added effectiveness.
Swedish Massage: It’s amazing how light pressure, smooth strokes and easy movements can revive a wonderful sense of well-being. Ideal for getting your circulation going and keeping tried muscles humming. This massage helps reduce emotional and physical stress.
Ultimate Foot Massage: Here is the ideal antidote for a day of hiking, or any other day that leaves tired tootsies longing to be lavished with extra TLC. This luxuriating treatment includes relaxing mask, calming cream and massage.
Face Massage: Renew and rejuvenate with our specialty: an anti-aging face massage that delivers instant and visible results. From massage contouring to detoxification, every step of this six-step treatment is designed to firm and lift your appearance, as well as your spirits.
Body Treatments: This shoulder-to-toe treatment smooths, soothes, and slenderizes. Following exfoliation, a state-of-the-art firming machine is applied to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Nourishing steam and masks refine skin texture. Topped off with a moisturizing body cream, your skin emerges soft, supple, and noticeably toned.
All-Season’s Aromatic Scrubs: Citrus-mint, chocolate-rose, lemongrass-lavender, apricot chamomile and eight other delectable duos are among our flavor-of-the-month scrubs. There’s no question about it. You’ll want to visit often to savor each smoothing, skin-quenching combination. Treatment includes exfoliating scrub, massage and cream moisturizer.
Come see what all the fuss is about and have a great time exercising and stand up paddleboarding on Fontana’s finger lake. Just minutes away from Bryson City, NC.
Bryson City Outdoors is a Stand Up Paddleboard(SUP) rental company located in Bryson City. Owned and managed by people who love the outdoors and love their community. Stand Up Paddling is one of the fastest growing water sports today. It fun, healthy, and can help improve the overall quality of a persons life. Strengthen your core, improve your balance and get to know a part of nature you may be unfamiliar with.
Rails and Trails: Ran /Jeep Tour – Take a 2 hour/22 mile scenic rail excursion from Bryson City into the Nantahala Gorge. A customized Jeep meets you and continues the exploration for a 2 hour trip up the mountain, past waterfalls and lakes, to ridges and valley. Rendezvous back with the rafters at Wildwater’s Rafting Center for lunch.
Raft & Rail: See the Smokies from a new angle! *2hour/22 mile scenic rail excursion from Bryson City Depot into the Nantahala River Gorge. *3 hour/8 mile Follow-A-Guide family whitewater rafting trip down the scenic Nantahala River *Picnic lunch at Wildwater’s private pavilion includes sandwich, hot soup, fruit, desert and beverage *One price includes hot showers & modern changing facilities, lunch plus all transportation *All paddlers must be 60 pounds or 7 years old
Find Things To Do In The Area in and Around the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina! This blog provides info on events, happenings, and things to experience with your family while on vacation in the Bryson City and Cherokee, NC areas. The locals always know best!