Archive for the ‘Things to do in Murphy NC’ Category

Explore Konehete Park and the Murphy River Walk

Murphy River Walk  near our cabin rentals in Murphy NC

How would you like to take a relaxing walk through Murphy, North Carolina’s most scenic areas? Located right around the corner from our cabin rentals in Murphy NC, the Murphy River Walk is a beautiful 3 mile walking trail that starts in Konehete Park. Walking along this stunning trail is a great way to spend the day in the sun without spending any money.

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Explore North Carolina’s Cherokee Past

Cherokee Indian Murphy, North Carolina’s rich and complex history is brought to life at the Cherokee County Historical Museum. Located minutes away from our Blue Ridge mountain cabins, the Cherokee County Historical Museum explores the legacy of Native American society and European settlement in the area. Housed in the historic Carnegie Library building in downtown Murphy, the museum is next door the Cherokee County Courthouse. Open weekdays from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m., museum entrance costs $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.     Continue reading

Exhilarating Whitewater Rafting Near Murphy, NC

Whitewater rafting near Murphy, NCThere are several opportunities for whitewater rafting near Murphy, NC, right around the corner from Mountain County Cabins. Continue reading

The History of Murphy, North Carolina

Natural beauty is part of the history of Murphy, North CarolinaSituated within the Blue Ridge Mountains at the confluence of the Valley and Hiwassee Rivers in North Carolina, is the city of Murphy. In addition to being the largest city in Cherokee County, it also serves as the county seat. Murphy is about 360 miles from the state’s capital of Raleigh. The history of Murphy, North Carolina is truly fascinating. This area was originally inhabited by the Cherokee Indian nation and they named the area Tlanusi-yi. Translated, this means Leech Place because of a legend of a giant size leech known as Tlanusi that resided there. Continue reading

Enrich Your Vacation At The John C. Campbell Folk School

The Folk School In The Scenic Smoky MountainsHow would you like to go back to school? Before you answer, you should probably know that the courses you’ll be taking aren’t calculus or chemistry.

The John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina offers stimulating and fun classes for adults, including cooking, gardening, writing, nature studies, music, dance, art, craft and photography. Whether you stay for a week, weekend or a day, a trip to the Folk School enriches any vacation in the scenic Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships on the Nantahala River!

Wow! The Nantahala River is set to have the ICF Canoe Freestyle World Cup on September 7-9 and the World Championships in September 2-8, 2013.  Amazing athletes will compete doing a variety of moves and tricks.  It’s said to be the X-Games for Whitewater! 

Many locals and visitors have rafted and canoed for years down the Nantahala, enjoying the cool waters that flow from Nantahala Lake, now locals and visitors are in for a treat that this area has never seen before.  A “Wave Shaper” is being  constructed into the river, making for a great feature in the competition and is going to be a draw for pro athletes, locals, beginners, and youth paddlers alike for years to come.

Check out more info on the sport and activities: http://www.freestylekayaking2013.com/index.html

Looking to stay in the area for this event?  We’ve got you covered – we have cabins close to the Nantahala River!

State Record Striped Bass caught in Hiwassee Lake!

Hiwassee Lake is known for good fishing, and on the morning of March 31, a local 17-year-old found out just how good as he reeled in the NC state record for a Striped Bass!  66 lbs and almost as long as he is!

This 66 pounder shatters the old record by 12 lbs.  Out with friends for a relaxing day of fishing, turned into the most exciting  day of this teenagers life!