Community Partners & Sponsors • 2013 Freestyle Kayaking World Championships • On the Nantahala River, North Carolina USA

Carolina Mountain Vacations

Physical: 40 Greenlee Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
Local 828-488-7500
TF 877-488-7501
With the large variety of vacation homes and cabins that we manage, you are sure to find the perfect mountain getaway you are looking for. We are dedicated to providing that old fashioned, small town, person-to-person approach to finding the perfect cabin for your next vacation or romantic getaway.

The Sabbath House

Physical: 530 Bee Branch Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
Local 828-488-5209
A luxury lodge with spectacular views! Eight bedrooms with private baths will accommodate 16-19. Large great room with cathedral ceilings, fireplace, well-equipped kitchen, and dining area. Covered porch with rocking chairs and open deck with fire pit. DVD. Twenty minutes from the Nantahala Gorge and Bryson City. $700 per night.

Fontana Village Resort

Physical: 300 Woods Road
Fontana Dam, NC 28733
Local 828-498-2211
TF 800-849-2258
Enjoy the splendid beauty of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Nantahala National Forest that surround this mountain getaway. Fontana Village Resort offers a wide range of accommodations, including rooms in The Lodge, suites, 2-4 bedroom cabins, as well as RV & tent camping. On site swimming pools, restaurants and recreation as well as Marina on Fontana Lake.

Watershed Cabins

Physical: 300 Everett Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
Local 828-488-3688
TF 888-604-3075
Completely furnished luxury log cabins and cottages with hot tubs, fireplaces, outdoor fire pits, granite or corian countertops, designer linens, Bose stereo systems, VCR/DVD, game rooms, etc. Long range panoramic views - some lake views. Close to Nantahala River, Tsali Recreation Area, Bryson City and other attractions.

Endless River Adventures: North Carolina, Costa Rica and Ecuador

Physical: 14157 US Highway 19/74 West
Bryson City, NC 28713
Local 828-488-6199
TF 800-224-7238
A proud member of the Nantahala Community with renowned kayak instruction, whitewater rafting on the Nantahala, Ocoee and Cheoah, fly fishing, and a Boater's Store featuring Wave Sport kayaks. Adventure travel specializing in Costa Rica and Ecuador.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Murphy

Physical: 130 Holiday Drive
Murphy, North Carolina 28906
Local 828-837-1111
TF 855-202-4443
Combining the peaceful beauty of the Western Carolina mountains with the charming warmth of southern hospitality, Holiday Inn Express
Murphy offers our guests a chance to relax and unwind. After a busy day enjoy our indoor pool and hot tub. We are proud to provide free HSIA. "Stay Smart" and book your room with us today!

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Physical: 13077 Hwy 19 W
Bryson City,, NC 28713
TF 888-905-7238
Rated "One of the Best Outfitter's on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure, NOC has been the leader in the rafting industry since 1972. NOC offers family friendly adventures rafting and paddling the Nantahala River, as well as riverside dining, lodging, shopping, zip lines, mountain bike rentals, lake kayaking, wilderness medicine training and our world famous Paddling School.

Ela Campground, RV Park & Country Store

Physical: 5100 Ela Road
Bryson City,, NC 28713
Local 828-488-2410
Enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains and the Tucakseegee River at family-oriented, group-accommodating Ela Campground. Full hook-up sites on and off river, tent sites, camping cabins and RV rentals to suit your preference of camping. We look forward to you and your family being our guests.

Cherokee Mountain Cabins

Physical: 61 Bear Creek Road
Nantahala, NC 28781
Local 828-321-2010
TF 866-772-2246
Located only 6 miles from the Nantahala River put-in. Our cabins are in perfect harmony with the surrounding mountains and rivers. Find true mountain seclusion in any of our 1, 2 or 3 BR cabins ranging from creekside to mountain views. Relax in our hot tubs next to stone fireplaces, Pool tables, premium satellite TV, WiFi, gourmet kitchens, BBQ grills with outdoor dining.

The Fryemont Inn

Physical: 245 Fryemont Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
Local 828-488-2159
TF 800-845-4879
On the National Register of Historic Places, The Fryemont Inn has been a tradition in mountain hospitality since 1923. There are 32 rooms & suites in the lodge; 8 luxury, fireplace suites; and a two-bedroom cabin. The Fryemont has a swimming pool; full-service bar; and a restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner, which are included in your lodging.

Nantahala Cabins

Physical: 580 Nantahala Cabins Lane (off Hwy. 19 West)
Bryson City, NC 28713
Local 828-488-1622
TF 877-488-1622
Clean, comfortable, outdoor-themed cabins in the Great Smoky Mountains, (2.5 miles from the World Championships venue). Our fully equipped cabins offer great views and conveniences (full kitchens, baths, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and satellite TV– some have hot tubs and fireplaces.) Located near whitewater rafting, horseback riding, biking, fly fishing, boating, hiking, and more.

Great Smokys Cabin Rentals

Physical: 184 Everett Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
Local 828-488-4630
TF 800-655-9771
Great Smokys Cabin Rentals has a vacation cabin for everyone. From luxury big timber log cabins with spectacular views of Fontana Lake to quaint fishing cabins along the Oconaluftee River. Our cabin rentals are conveniently located near the Nantahala River and just outside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Mystic Lands Development

Physical: 19491 Hwy. 19 West
Topton, NC 28781
Local 828-321-3230
TF 866-977-4455
Nantahala riverfront cabins, mountain view homes, and lakefront homes for rent. Riverfront and mountain view lots for sale. Mystic Lands Development is located on the banks of the Nantahala River eight miles up stream from NOC.

Rockbrook Camp for Girls

Mailing: PO Box 792
Brevard, NC 28712
Local 828-884-6151
A traditional sleepaway summer camp for girls located in Brevard, NC. Specializing in whitewater kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding, arts and crafts, and sports. Girls ages 6-16 attend for 2-, 3- or 4-week sessions. Established in 1921.

Nantahala Community

Physical: 425 Porter Street
Franklin, NC 28734
Local 828-524-3161
TF 866-372-5546
Whether you are looking for a quiet getaway or an active vacation, the Nantahala Community has it all. Comfortable lodging; casual dining; fast water for trout fishing; pristine, high elevation Nantahala Lake for boating and fishing; whitewater rafting; scenic roads; and hiking trails with long-range views. Secluded, yet minutes from Nantahala Gorge activities.

Land Trust for the Little Tennessee

Physical: P.O. Box 1148
Franklin, NC 28744
Local 828-524-2711
The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee (LTLT) works to conserve forest, farms, water and heritage of the upper Little Tennessee and Hiwassee River valleys which includes the far six western counties. Everyone who lives in our project areas benefits from the permanent conservation of these resources.

Riverbend Lodging

Physical: 470 Highway 19 South
Bryson City, NC 28713
Local 828-488-9476
TF 877-272-3125
Scenic riverfront location on the Tuckasegee River with 13 extra clean modern units. Eight different sizes and options. Rooms have expanded cable, in-room coffee, refrigerators, and microwaves. Free WIFI. Decks for scenic viewing with charcoal grills. Fishing area. Very peaceful and relaxing.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Mailing: PO Box 1490
Bryson City, NC 28713
Local 800-872-4861
TF 888-604-3075
Train excursions into river gorges, across valleys and through tunnels carved out of mountains. Excursions include Nantahala Gorge, Dinosaur Train, Polar Express, Mystery Theatre Dinner Train and other themed events. Ticket includes admission to Smoky Mountains Museum, with 7,000 Lionel engines, cars and accessories; and impressive operating layout.

Settlers Mountain

Physical: 340 East Alarka Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
Local 828-488-8622
TF 800-476-8027
Five secluded homes on our 200-acre mountain property; rent separately or total occupancy of 35. Fully furnished with linens, central air/heat, satellite TV, DVD/VCR, washer/dryer, BBQ grills, picnic tables, family pavilion and recreation room, fire pit. Close to Bryson City, train, rafting, biking, hiking, fishing, golf, horseback riding, National Park and more.

BCNC Investments, Inc.

Physical: P.O. Box 2462
Bryson City, NC 28713
Local 828-342-2060
Bryson City-based business broker and commercial real estate broker. Owner Dana Smith has many years experience in business ownership and management; business sales and valuations; and mergers and acquisitions, and is well qualified to ensure the support you need to make sound decisions and receive the best deal possible.

US Forest Service - Nantahala Ranger District

Physical: 90 Sloan Road
Franklin, NC 28734
Local 828-524-6441
The Nantahala National Forest is 830 sq miles of public land located around Bryson City, Cashiers, Franklin, Highlands, Murphy and Sylva. Dramatic mountain views abound because of changes in elevation, ranging from 1,200 ft to 5,800 ft. Scenic driving, camping, hiking, mountain biking, waterfall viewing, paddling, fishing and hunting are the primary recreation activities.

Sleep Inn Bryson City

Physical: 500 Veterans Blvd.
Bryson City, NC 28713
Local 828-488-0326
TF 866-939-0998
After an adventurous day at the Nantahala Gorge, we invite you to stay at our award-winning hotel, ideally located minutes from all the excitement. All rooms fully renovated featuring all amenities you need for a fun weekend. Including your Free hot southern breakfast and outdoor pool. Call and Make your reservations now.