Falling Waters Adventure Resort

Falling Waters Adventure Resort

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#2 of 23 campgrounds in Bryson City
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Glamping at its best, luxurious camping in a wooded setting. Eight Yurt Cabins furnished with queen beds and futons, all linens, mini-refrigerators, coffee makers, charcoal grills, ceiling fans, and wrap-around decks. Featured in National Geographic Adventure, Good Morning America, Atlanta Journal Constitution. Shared but private bathrooms, rafting and zipline canopy tour packages, area hiking, boating, horseback riding, motorcycling and more activities available. Group Lodge available for groups up to 44; bunk bed style with shower in each room. Private Group Campsite available with raised tent platforms, kitchen, charcoal grill, fire ring, covered porch, men's and women's bathrooms.
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hayleyamby wrote a review Jun 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really enjoyed our family’s visit here. The surroundings are quiet and beautiful, and it’s a great way to camp/glamp. There are so many nice little touches here and there, like the lights that are motion-activated in the dark.

While we stayed, we saw a turkey and a mama duck with her babies. We also heard lots of frogs. There were lots of daddy longlegs spiders and fireflies, too!

We appreciated having a mini fridge in the yurt and laundry facilities in the restroom building.

This is a wonderful place, but there were some downsides. The yurt and one of the restrooms had a strong mildew odor. All but one of the clasps on the window flaps were broken or unreachable, making it hard to open the windows to relieve the smell and let in fresh air. Our yurt sleeps four, but there was not enough surface area for the things that four people (parents and two kids) bring with them camping. The balcony table had only two chairs, anyway, so I would say this is really better suited for two people. The futon support bar seemed to be broken, leaving a dip in the cushion.

The folks were nice, and we recommend this place for a refreshing getaway.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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jeffreytraynor wrote a review Jul 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Most people seem to stay in the Yurts but we opted to stay in the property’a “group lodge.” It was excellent for our purpose. I was with my wife and two kids and we were simply looking for a no-frills place to stay for the night. We had considered rent camping but wound up wanting to have a roof and shower for after a long day tubing. This place wound up being perfect for our simple needs. Don’t go expecting fancy room or lots of amenities. Rather, think along the lines more of a summer camp cabin for a fairly low cost. The room is fairly small but consists of bunks one both sides of the walls as well as a toilet, shower, and two sinks. The room is designed to sleep 8. You bring your own sheets and towels. The barn-style building that it is in has 5 similar rooms (one is handicap accessible) as well as a kitchen dining room that can also be reserved. There is a nice fire pit area just outside and the room is walking distance to the property’s ropes courses.

So long as your expectations are in line with what this is aiming to provide, you should be satisfied with the stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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MadelineNewYorkCity wrote a review May 2021
New York City
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in yurt # 8 which has the best view and is very private, in a spectacular mountain setting with sweeping views. The yurt was adorable and inviting, immaculately clean. Wonderful bedding with plentiful pillows and pretty linens. We had a space heater that kept the yurt comfortable on a cold night. The queen bed was very comfy. There was also a nice futon, if you have more than 2 people. Each yurt has its own well spigot for water and ours had a deck with table and chairs. The nearby bathhouses were immaculate as well. (They were about 3-4 min walk away) The yurt walls create such a feeling of privacy but of course they are not sound proof, so in the morning we did hear a bit of singing from a neighboring yurt. The yurts are on the other side of the road from the office and the dirt road to them isn’t marked, so it’s honestly very confusing late at night. Arriving during the day would be ideal. The staff were kind, courteous and knowledgeable. This would be great for a group trip, couples romantic getaway or for a solo traveler. Charming and cozy, these yurts are truly special. Do not miss this spectacular yurt village, it is magical! We cannot wait to return.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to arrive during the day, it’s really confusing to get to the yurts at night. The road isn’t...
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fordwater wrote a review Oct 2022
West Sussex, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We love this resort. We first stayed in 2011 with our four year old, we decided to bring her back as she was too young to remember the previous visit.

We stayed 2 nights in yurt 8, enjoying so much that we ended up staying another night. Yurt 8, The Gorge is accessed via a number of stone steps and over looks the. river.

The yurts are well appointed and this time we had a fire and used the bbq.

Visit if you can!
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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WayneMandy10 wrote a review Jul 2021
The Colony, United States
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent the day zip lining and rafting with Wildwater and spent the night “camping” in the yurt village. What a great time. The Yurts are clean and comfortable. The bed and futon provided a great nights sleep. We had Yurts 7 & 8 which are almost tree houses! They have great views and provided a cool breeze at night. The bathhouse is clean with private bathrooms. Each include a toilet, shower and sink. Bring your s’more supplies for a great night camping and outdoor experience.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Just do it.
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Caroline E wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So Yurt number # 5 was a little musty and could use a pressure wash but overall our stay was great. The fire pit and picnic tables were awesome and the bathrooms were super clean. Tim was there every morning and very friendly and helpful. We had some great electronic-free family time and really enjoyed the zip lining and rafting.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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fordwater wrote a review Nov 2011
West Sussex, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited for 2 nights after finding on trip advisor-

1st night Yurt 8 'The Gorge'
Located a short walk from the bathhouse, through the trees up some stone steps. This was our favorite of the two due to its wonderfull views across the Nanthala river.

2nd night Yurt 7 'The Waterfall'
Located near to yurt 8 but slightly lower down and again a short walk to the bathhouse.

Both were exceptionally well appointed with private decks, clean crisp high threadcount linens, fridge, coffee machine, CD player, ample fresh towels, plenty of lighting together with electrical sockets. Grills are provided nearby each yurt.
On our 2nd night the temperature outside was around freezing but we were warm and comfortable with the fan heater provided. A fan is in situ for the hot summer weather.
We were travelling with our 5 year old and she was more than comfortable in the sofa bed which was clean and functionable.

The first night was quiet but the 2nd night was at full occupancy but everyone respected the 'quiet period' after 10pm -we heard nothing.

Download the flashlight app to your smartphone-its a dark walk to the bathhouse.

The bathhouse comprised of 4 bathrooms and these were warm and clean all sizeable.
A large hot tube is situated on the bathhouse deck.
A laundry room is well equiped with washers/dryers

Quiet location down a long track from the main road. You have to collect your key from outside the Wildswater activity centre up on the main road. Would really not recommend arriving after dark! -you might have problems locating your yurt let alone finding the place to start with.

My wife did a white water raft trip with Wild Water Adventures- one of the last of the season, an excellent intoduction to rafting and Kevin really looked after her.

In summary, this place is very well maintained and we had a wonderfull stay-a real adventure and would love to be able to return some day. We can't sing its praise's high enough.
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Date of stay: October 2011
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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jlynnva wrote a review Aug 2011
Richmond, VA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
OK first off - it is a Yurt...it is not a hotel room - so keep that in mind.

for those who don't know what a yurt is - and many of my friends asked "You are staying in what?" it is basically a glorified ridgided round tent - with electricity. There is no attached bathrooms - but there is a bathhouse within a very short walking distance.

the pictures on thier site are very accurate.

We rented the Safari Yurt for two nights on-line and paid on-line - we arrived after normal business hours but were easily able to find the rafting center (basically across the street from the entrance to Falling waters) and follow the directions on how to get our key and easily obtain our key to our yurt.

The yurt was clean and quite comfortable even though it was warm out as the box fan had been left running. There was a musty smell but that was to be expected since we are in the middle of the woods. My sister had a travel candle she lit up and within a few minutes musty smell was no more. The only problem we ran into was one of the blades for the ceiling fan was chipped which caused the fan to wobble and squeak when we put the ceiling fan on - we really didn't need it as the box fan did a great job at keeping us comfortable so we had it off most of the time...

The Safari Yurt was situated back behind the bathrooms - very easy walk to the bathroom.

The bathrooms were clean and decent - there are about 4 bathrooms with toilet, sink and standup shower - i never had to wait for one and they were cleaned everyday.

Now walking to the bathroom - they do provide you with a flashlight in the yurt but our beam wasn't very strong so we just used the iHandy flashlight app on our iPhones - if you are sans iPhones I would take a nice strong flashlight with you to have on hand. Also speaking of iPhones/smartphones....Verizon you have 3G capabilities - ATT you have E sometimes...sometimes no signal (goes in and out - but that is what I found for most of our trip through tennessee and western NC - not just at the Yurts)....I was the one with the AT&T phone and I was able to use it - just was VERY slow sometimes - so we wound up using my sisters Verizon line for a lot of our searching when we needed too

The yurt was clean, had electricity - a mini fridge, stereo, lights and a coffee maker. The bed was comfy with extra blankets and pillows.

It appeared most of the yurts were rented the weekend we were there but it was quite quiet - I enjoyed reading my book in the evening to the sounds of crickets and bull frogs

My sister and I had a very enjoyable time and would love to go back and bring my daughters

As for the Yurt itself - while the Safari one was nice if I was to rent again I would probably try and rent either 1 or 6 by the ponds so we could have a bit of a view. OR the gorge yurt - it is a little bit away from the bathrooms (maybe 100 yards) and has a number of steps to get up to the yurt but the view is spectacular...so if you are a heavy sleeper and require no 1 am trips to the bathroom I say go for the Gorge Yurt...next the the gorge yurt is the waterfall yurt - which probably has some great views but not as clear as the gorge one. They do have a handicap accessiable yurt as well...

I would also bring with you some bug spray for yourself - they do provide a nice can of bug and wasp killing spray but you might want some OFF for yourself - I did get a few bug bites -but nothing terrible.

Overall I thoughly enjoyed my stay in a Yurt and if I was to come back to the area I would stay here again over your basic hotel....
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Date of stay: July 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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mcdillpickle wrote a review Apr 2016
Asheville, North Carolina
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriends and I enjoyed our Yurt experience. It was very cozy and homey. The bathrooms were clean. It was a very peaceful experience. We were cooking for my daughter and her sorority sisters who were staying in the group lodge. The group lodge was perfect for their group. Plenty of space and a nice kitchen for us to work in to get there meals together. The picnic tables and fire pit outside were great spaces for them to use as well. The crew who came to take the trash were very friendly and accommodating. The ladies in the office were very helpful in answering my questions prior to our visit. We will come back to the Yurt village.
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Date of stay: April 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: The Yurts are themed so ask for the different types. They are all decorated unique to the theme.
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Kati wrote a review Jun 2015
Madison, Wisconsin
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I arrived at 3pm only to have lots of trouble actually finding where to check in. 20 minutes later, we found the physical location of check in and then took another few minutes to discover check in was merely picking up an envelope with out name on it from a mailbox. This finding the place and check in process was the only complaint I have.

We stayed in yurt 7 which was akin to staying in a comfortable tree house. The yurt itself was adorable. I loved the deck off of the yurt which allowed us to chill out and watch the beautiful scenery with some drinks. I also loved that there was a way to make coffee!! Big points there.

I would love to come back again and do some hiking next time. I'm told it's a wonderful hike down to the water and there is even a rope swing?
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Date of stay: June 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: 7 and 8 are the best yurts!
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Tori P asked a question Apr 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana74 contributions1 helpful vote
Is there kayaking?
Answer from Jack W
South Carolina94 contributions30 helpful votes
Wildwater does off Inflatable kayak rentals on the Nantahala River on a daily basis. Rental includes equipment and shuttles to and from the river. Wildwater does not offer hardboat kayaking at the Nantahala but there are whitewater kayaking opportunities on the Nantahala River and flatwater kayaking on nearby lakes. Contact Endless River Adventures for those opportunities.
Answer from Jack W
South Carolina94 contributions30 helpful votes
7 and 8 have the best view, but as others have said they are further from the bathroom and are a little further from your car. But the view and more privacy are the payoff!
Answer from Jennifer B
Tega Cay, South Carolina35 contributions10 helpful votes
Yes, there is!
Blake M asked a question Jun 2016
New Philadelphia, Ohio
How is the fishing in the ponds by the Yurts?
Answer from Jennifer B
Tega Cay, South Carolina35 contributions10 helpful votes
Well, the pond is tiny, and I don't think it's suitable for fishing. You could probably take the trail down to the lake and do some fishing from there. You could probably also find good fishing spots close by in the area. Have fun!
Answer from Jack W
South Carolina94 contributions30 helpful votes
There is a handicap bathroom and there is a yurt with a ramp (#2). That said it is still a rural wooded environment without paved paths connecting everything. If you can negotiate gravel paths and a few "bumps in the road" you should be fine. If you require full ADA connections, paved paths (parking) and no minor obstructions you will not be OK. Hope this helps.
WayneMandy10 wrote a tip Jul 2021
The Colony, United States31 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just do it."
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MadelineNewYorkCity wrote a tip May 2021
New York City60 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to arrive during the day, it’s really confusing to get to the yurts at night. The road isn’t marked with signs"
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aclonin wrote a tip Apr 2019
Dallas, North Carolina1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Garden & Waterfall are probably the best views. They are all great though!"
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CestLaVie wrote a tip Jan 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina61 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Yurt 7 is near the fire pits and you can hear the water flowing from a small waterfall nearby."
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funtravelfreak wrote a tip Sep 2018
Maryland113 contributions94 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Yurt 8 has the best views"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Falling Waters Adventure Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Falling Waters Adventure Resort?
Nearby attractions include Tsali Recreation Area (3.8 miles), Nantahala River Gem Mine (1.7 miles), and Nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine (1.4 miles).
Is parking available at Falling Waters Adventure Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Falling Waters Adventure Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rivers End Restaurant, Pizza By the River, and Cardinal Coffee.
Are there any historical sites close to Falling Waters Adventure Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Tunnel To Nowhere (7.8 miles) and Smith's Dry Goods (8.6 miles).
Does Falling Waters Adventure Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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