As a change from the peaceful relaxation that mountain air encourages, there is an abundance of activities at your doorstep. Without leaving the property, you can swim in the pool, play tennis, hike or bike the community trails and greenway
, or relax by the riverside firepit at the open-air Pavilion in the River Park
. Every year, in every season, there are festivals
and annual events
in the western N.C. mountains, too numerous to name. The Grand River Lodge
staff will assist you in finding your perfect adventure or activity.
Cullowhee River Club
has engaged Alex Bell
and his company, Play On Adventures
, to organize and guide outdoor adventures for residents and guests. Adventure options will include guided hiking, mountain biking, guided fly fishing trips, whitewater rafting, kayaking
, and camping
. The experience and local knowledge provided by competent guides ensure a genuine mountain adventure.
The Western Carolina Fly Fishing Trail
features some of the best trout waters
in the Great Smokey Mountains
Right here in Jackson County
, there are 15 prime fishing stops
for catching brook, brown, and rainbow trout
. Professional fly fishing instructor Alex Bell
is available for lessons for residents and guests.
Nantahala Outdoor Center
, 25 miles to the west, was named "One of the Best Outfitters on Earth"
by National Geographic Adventures
. Every year it provides whitewater and outdoor mountain adventures
to over 1 million guests.
Cataloochee Ski Area
, less than an hour away in Maggie Valley
, has 14 slopes
for skiing and snowboarding during the winter season.
Nearby golf courses are Sequoia National Golf Club
, High Hampton Golf Club
, and Sapphire National Golf Club
in Sapphire Valley
is a people, a culture, and a sovereign nation, located on the Qualla Boundary
land trust in Cherokee, N.C.
, a 30 minute drive from Cullowhee River Club
. Visiting the Cherokee Indian ancestral homeland is a tour of history: the Oconaluftee Indian Village
, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian
, the Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual
. Performed every summer, the outdoor drama, "Unto These Hills"
, is the story of the Cherokee from pre-history, through the "Trail of Tears"
, to the present day. Harrah's Cherokee Casino
is owned by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation
. It's 150,000 square feet of gaming space
has more than 130 traditional table games
and 3,700 slot games
. Additionally it includes a concert arena, dining
Memories live here...