Category Archives: Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals

Cabin or Hotel?

Why to choose a Cabin rental over a hotel stay:

Screen Shot 2013-06-20 at 10.46.26 AMFrom growing up in the mountains the first thing I think about when I hear the word vacation is a high-rise hotel right on the beach. Why? Well because that is what we did every year, not because it was the best value, but because we had done it all those times before and it was routine. However, we did eventually move our family vacations over to a vacation rental because of the reasons below and more, and we have some of the best memories from the times where we rented a house, the experience was much more personal and it felt like a second home.

note: (Families who live in the mountains go to the beach  for vacation, and families that live at the beach come to the mountains) This tends to be the norm.

When you come to the mountain on your vacation in the near future we hope you consider all the reasons below and rent not a hotel room, but a relaxing and spacious cabin. Here are some factors which make staying in a Yellow Rose Realty Cabin a better choice than your regular hotel stay:

  • Spacious: The cabins are more spacious than a regular hotel room. They have separate rooms which means that everyone in your group is free to spend their time anyway they want. The balance of personal space, family space, and the beautiful outdoors will make you stay as comfortable as your own home.
  • Amenities: Today most rental cabins come with all the necessary amenities. You will find all the modern appliances, kitchen equipment, comfortable furniture, Television, DVD player, Hot Tub, Pool Table, Large decks and patios, amazing views, and much more.
  • Affordable: Comparing the rental cost for a cabin, which has multiple rooms, with the expenses of just one hotel room can give you a clear idea that how cost-effective and beneficial it is to rent a cabin rather than a hotel. Plus, all the extras that a hotel has you have to share with strangers!

Screen Shot 2013-06-20 at 10.47.13 AMFor people who love being surrounded by the outdoors and having the option of cooking their own meals and hanging out without random strangers beside you should really look in to renting a cabin/house for your next vacation. Yellow Rose Realty would love to help you find the perfect cabin for you vacation as well as help with any other questions about the Western North Carolina Area you may have!

Visit us online at or call us at (800)528-0760!

A Big Celebration in a Small Town

Screen Shot 2013-06-18 at 2.27.14 PMJuly 4th is quickly approaching on the calender, and if you are going to be in the Bryson City area around then that means gearing up for the largest street festival of the year! This festival is an all day long event filled with local music, artisan foods, hand-made crafts and jewelry, and much more. Bryson City shuts down the majority of Everett Street for the festival and the road is lined with tents full of fantastic items for the whole family. After the day has passed and the street vendors start to clear out a portion of the road stays closed until the fireworks show takes place around 10pm. There are many places around town that you can catch the fireworks from, but one of the best is right downtown from the Everett Street bridge.

Here is what the Chamber of Commerce has to say about the festival:

Come join us for an old fashioned street festival on the charming downtown streets of Bryson City.

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Our annual Fourth of July celebration begins with the Rotary Club Firecracker 5K, and then continues with local artisans and crafters, a full day of local entertainment, festival foods, and fun events including a watermelon eating contest and hula hoop off. Explore Kids’ Street where you’ll find a rock climbing wall, water slide, bouncy house & choo choo ride.

Even Fido is not forgotten – enter your best friend in the “Strut Your Mutt” event that awards ribbons for categories such as “Best Tail Wag” and “Looks Most Like Owner”.

Where else can you find “Elvis” as your emcee as well as performing some of his favorite songs? Actually there are 3 music stages – on the river, at the depot and on the bridge.

As the day wanes and the final band exits the stage, listen to The Star Spangled Banner as you view one of the most spectacular fireworks shows in the Smokies.

For more information about Freedom Fest call 828-488-3681 or toll-free 800-867-9246

Schedule of Events provided by

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We at Yellow Rose Realty would love to see you at our small town’s big celebration and if you are still looking for a place to stay we can help, just visit us a or call (800)528-0760. See you soon!

Summer Mountain Vacation Photo Contest

The Yellow Rose Realty “Summer Mountain Vacation Photo Contest” starts on June 1st and we are excited to see all of the great photos that are going to be submitted! We love the mountains and we love to see the beauty and fun experienced here by all that visit, and that is what this contest is about, we want to see what you love about the mountains while showing off your photography YRRPhotoConPreskills. Once you enter a photo you need to get your friends to vote, and if you find another photo that you think is better than enter it the next day if you want. You will be able to enter one photo per day and vote once per day.

The prize is a 3 Day/2 Night stay in one of Yellow Rose Realty’s mountain cabins! To whoever wins this may be their second trip to the mountains in one year or maybe they were not able to come this year so they submit a photo from a previous year and win, now they get to come to the mountains! This is an awesome prize and we are excited to be able to offer it to all of our great fans!

The photos can be of anything in Western North Carolina that you think can win the most votes, however it needs to be “G” rated, from your vacation in the mountains, and from the summer months. Save you awesome fall photos for another photo contest later on in the year.

These are the basics of the contest, all the contest details are located in the “terms and conditions” section of the contest entry form. The contest can be accessed through our Facebook page (Yellow Rose Realty) or at this link (, so get those photos ready to submit and then make sure you inform your friends to vote!

Noteworthy Events in March

Bryson CityWestern North Carolina is a great place to visit in Spring and below we have listed just a few of the events that are going to be happening in March 2013. There are also links to our cabins that are closest to the event that interests you. We look forward to these events and assisting you with whatever we can while you are in the area!

-The Yellow Rose Team


1. Fontana Classic Bass Tournament

We have some great cabins that are very close to Fontana Lake if you are coming up for the tournament! Time Out Cabin / Fontana Retreat / Bird’s Nest /
Date(s): Mar 16, 2013 – Mar 17, 2013
When: 7am-4pm Daily
Where: Fontana Village Resort and Marina, 300 Woods Rd., Fontana Dam, NC 28733

With the warmer than usual winter it will be time to wet a hook early for some championship bass action on Fontana Lake. This year’s purse is is $5,000 with first place garnering $2,000 in prize money and $1,000 for 2nd place. Prize money will also be awarded for third through eight places and $100 each for the biggest small mouth and  large mouth bass. Fontana Village Marina will be hosting the event on their docks located at the west end of Fontana Lake.

For more information contact Fontana Village at 828-498-2129 or visit:

2. Nantahala Brewery’s Trail Magic Release

Coming to Bryson City for this two day release event? Stay in one of our many cabin in Bryson City to make the most of your trip! The following are just a few of our cabins in Bryson City: View Point / Dream on a Stream / Mountain Time / Far Horizon / Black Forest Cottage / Black Bear Lodge / Creek & A View / Northern Sky Cabin / Willow Tree Lodge / Chalet du’Mont / Headwaters

Date(s): Mar 22, 2013 – Mar 23, 2013
Where: Nantahala Brewing Company, 61 Depot Street, Bryson City, NC

Celebrating the release of one of their most popular brews, Trail Magic, with live music and more. This will be the 4th Trail Magic Release Party, and will be offering guest the limited edition Russian Imperial Stout that is sure not to disappoint the true Brew-Lover.

For More Information Visit: Nantahala Brewing Company

3. The Third Annual Cherokee Opening Day Trout Fishing Tournament

Look no further for a place to stay when you come up for the fish tournament, all of these cabins are in Cherokee: Holly Mtn Top Lodge / Oconaluftee Lodge / Emma’s Brook / Way Away / Hidden View / Battle Cottage / Nelson’s ViewSound View

March 29, 30 – 2013
$5 entry fee and $10,000 in tagged fish!

$10,000 in tagged fish in the rivers on the Cherokee Reservation (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch and release waters) Hundreds of specially tagged fish will be stocked in the Cherokee public fishing waters. When a tagged fish is caught it can be redeemed for cash prizes ranging from $20 to $500 based on the color of the tag. Redemption location and times to be announced. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Registration necessary to redeem cash prize.

For More Information Visit: Fish Cherokee

4. Peanuts the Easter Beagle Express Train

Coming to Bryson City for this weekend to ride the train? Stay in one of our many cabin in Bryson City to make the most of your trip! The following are just a few of our cabins in Bryson City: View Point / Dream on a Stream / Mountain Time / Far Horizon / Black Forest Cottage / Black Bear Lodge / Creek & A View / Northern Sky Cabin / Willow Tree Lodge / Chalet du’Mont / Headwaters

Date(s): Mar 29, 2013 – Mar 30, 2013
When: 11:00 am
Where: Bryson City Train Depot

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad welcomes back The PEANUTS™ Easter Beagle Express! Trains will depart the historic Bryson City depot and travel along the Tuckasegee River into the quaint town of Dillsboro North Carolina for the 1 ½ hour layover.

Passengers will join Snoopy, Lucy, Charlie Brown and our Easter Bunnies for old fashioned Easter fun! Festivities include an on-going Easter egg hunt, crafts, coloring sheets, temporary tattoos, and snacks with Snoopy and more.

For More Information Visit: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Post Christmas Train Ride: Taking Santa Back To The North Pole

Things to do in Bryson City, Taking Santa HomeRecently Added by the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: Here’s the “Taking Santa Back to the North Pole” train ride!  Did you miss the Polar Express ride in November or December leading up to Christmas? You can still enjoy a magical trip with Santa on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad the week after Christmas.

If you will be enjoying your Bryson City or Cherokee vacation cabin rental between December 26 and December 29, you will be in time to keep Santa company on his journey back to the North Pole. The train ride departs from Bryson City’s station, and includes a reading of The Polar Express, hot cocoa and lots of lively songs on its way to the North Pole.

Take Santa Claus back home to the North Pole excursions run daily December 26th-29th, at 5pm and 6:30pm.  Tickets prices are $26 for kids, $38 for adults, and kids under 2 go free. First class upgrades are always available. Plus, Santa will visit with each child and give them a special gift of Christmas. There’s a reason why families return every year to ride the Polar Express, now you can experience the magic, too!

Click here for ticket information.

See what the Polar Express train ride is all about here.

Take a hike…at Deep Creek

Bryson City teems with renewed energy and hiking season is in full swing. Want to get some exercise on a hot summer day and stay in the shade? Deep Creek is your perfect hiking destination. Deep Creek provides an amazing area for hikers of all extremes. Come out and enjoy the beautiful forest and fresh air. The trees and flowers provide the perfect sunblock and the creek is an all-natural air conditioner. Crystal clear water provides a platform for the tubers and swimmers.  Hikers can enjoy the easy hike along the creek and visit many wonderful sites along the way. The waterfalls make for an excellent destination.Deep Creek

Signs mark the paths you can take, so you can always choose your destination with ease. Photographers are invited to hike and shoot everything caught in their lens. Waterfalls, scenery, and wildlife can give any photographer a cold chill. Benches and landmarks provide rest areas and the creek provides the perfect swimming hole. Is running more your style? The trail is a very wide and accommodating to all hikers, runners, tubers, and anyone enjoying the summer. Deep Creek is where all hikers should gather to celebrate this tradition and enjoy the great outdoors.

2012 Winter Events in Western North Carolina

Got cabin fever and need to get out for a weekend retreat? Winter is a great time to visit the mountains, check our current listings of events and concerts for February and March 2012: Area Events, Outdoor Recreation and Activities, and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Concerts and Events.