It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!


Over the next few weeks, we'll be  compiling lists of all things Smoky Mountains for you to see and do  (and that means visiting some of the places...that's the tough part!).


White water rafting and kayaking, fly fishing, horseback riding, the spectacular Smoky Mountain scenic railway, golf, hiking (with degrees of difficulty), history & heritage, waterfalls, festivals, pottery and crafts, antiquing, quilting and fiber arts, mountain music & performing arts, scenic parkways, independent bookstores - who knew there was so much to see and do?!


And then there's craft breweries and restaurants  (and craft breweries with restaurants)...ok, you have a fully outfitted eat in kitchen, but you're on vacation! - you can also make reservations!...and take Fido...most of our craft breweries and restaurants welcome Fido with a pet friendly patio.  We are surrounded by delightful historic towns - Waynesville, Sylva, Dillsboro, Cherokee, Franklin, Bryson City...and don't get me started on downtown Asheville!...and they all have absolutely wonderful shops, breweries, & local restaurants for you to enjoy, and to return to, time and time again.


So stay tuned  to this web page - we are looking forward to helping you plan the perfect Smoky Mountain getaway -  and planning it is half the fun...

Mountain Brook Lodge and Cottages is delighted to offer guest privileges at Franklin's premier health and fitness facility, Franklin Health and Fitness, for no additional charge! You'll receive a pass good for the duration of your stay, so bring your swim suit and work out  duds, all year round!  Guests will enjoy the large heated swimming pool in a glass enclosure, work out gym, smoothie bar, and qualify for all additional services, such as massage and personal training, at member rates.  Be sure to stop by!

Copyright 2017 - Randi Taylor, Architect

Mountain Brook Lodge and Cottages is delighted to offer western North Carolina's finest fresh roast organic coffee to our guests, in the cottages & in the Farmhouse common area  - the spectacular Brazil Dark Roast from Panacea Coffee Company of Waynesville.  

A smooth and mellow coffee, low in caffeine & high in flavor - it's a favorite that our guests rave about.  Visit their beautiful cafe' in the lovely Frog Level Historic District, enjoy breakfast, lunch, or a snack, sample the spectacular coffees, and buy some  to take home!  

We are very proud to serve Panacea Coffee - good coffee for good people...

WHO KNEW THERE WAS SO MUCH TO SEE & DO?!....

Mountain Brook Lodge and Cottages is delighted to  partner with Noah's Ark Companion Animal Hospital and Noah's Playground to provide emergency and routine vet care to our treasured canine guests, as well as playtime when the human's are out visiting the few Smoky Mountain attractions that aren't Fido friendly.  Contact Noah's Ark directly to  arrange for services (paid for directly to Noah's Ark)

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