Your HOME away from HOME: Forest, Whitewater Riverbank, Mountains, Lakes, in the heart of pristine nature.
The mystical Mystic Lands in Western North Carolina is where "green" is not
a mere color, but a breathtaking reality.
Still the Mind
Mountain streams flow into the near-private Queens Lake.
Paddling, fishing, swimming, and moonlight romantic canoe floats.
It can be yours. All yours. WHY WAIT?
The Mystic Triad
Live in One - Enjoy All Three
On the Nantahala
Thirty seven riverfront acres stretching nearly two miles, also featuring our River Park, and the river's edge River Lodge clubhouse with its own private river islands. No other Whitewater choice exist east of the Mississippi! Period.
At Queens Lake
A green island in a sea of tranquility surrounded on three sides by the Nantahala National Forest and traversed by spring-fed creeks and lush habitat, dense with a profusion of flowering rhododendron and mountain laurels. Miles of trails, fish-stocked pond and an equestrian center compliment its offerings.
Atop Queens Lake
Over 100 acres of rolling mountainous tract atop the vey cusp of the Nantahala Gorge with the Nantahala River at a sheer drop of a thousand feet below, as the mountain ridges just across the gorge loom large and mighty. An astronomical observatory and lakefront boat/clubhouse are the Mystic Ridge's highlights.
From the Rustic
to the Modern
More. Much Much More!
Nantahala is "The Number One Family Vacation Destination"
- National Geographic Magazine -
"One of the Best Outfitters on Earth"
From Whitewater to Zip Line adventures, NOC is the trendsetter, and home of the Freestyle Kayaking World Championship
"A Great American Stream"
Trout Magazine's crowned the Nantahala with this honor. Uniquely, night fishing is also allowed.
"The Happiest Place in America"
is the verdict of the Geography of Bliss. From New Age to Appalachia, it's all in this ecumenical city with the Biltmore estate its crown jewel.
"America's Longest National Park"
The legendary trail, over 2,000 miles long, across 14 states, passes right in our own backyard
The Paddle Inn
"Say 'when' - We Go"
A family run operation with that informal family touch, making the River experience so very personal
Great Smoky Mtns National Park
"Land of the Blue Haze"
Millions of visitors each year - a stone-throw away from Mystic Lands
The Trail of Tears is Now the Road to the Cherokee Casinos
To Murphy one way and Cherokee the other, through the Nantahala Gorge, the Cherokee Nation casinos offer excitement of a different sort...
Where We Are
2.30 hours north of Atlanta; 1.15 hours west of Asheville