Late-Summer Mountain Explorer: Mountain People and Their Stories

August 14 – 15, 2019

Great Stories from the Great Smokies Region; Travel by Comfortable Chartered Coach

We’ll take you behind the scenes to learn some of the region’s great stories:  Cherokee Indians and early pioneers; the Plott Hound – NC’s state dog; big timber and the creation of the Great Smokies National Park; Appalachian Women . . . and more.  We’ll also ride the train through the lovely Nantahala Gorge.

Trip highlights:

  • The Museum of the Cherokee Indian – one of the Southeast’s best museums
  • Train excursion through the Nantahala Gorge
  • Blue Ridge Parkway excursion – stories on location
  • Scots-Irish history / visit of the Scottish Tartans Museum

Trip price:  $649 / person (double occupancy; single supplement, $85); price includes comfortable chartered coach transportation (with a sign-up of 12 – 24 travelers); all meals; all touring per the itinerary; concierge / guide service throughout the trip.  Price does not include alcohol or optional trip insurance.

Click here for the trip registration form.


Chumley’s take:  This adventure will include a who’s who of mountain characters from the Haywood-Jackson-Swain-Macon County region of Western North Carolina.  From Ute Sherrill and Bertha Big Bear, to William Holland Thomas and Gertrude Dills . . . we’ll raise a few eyebrows. 


(864) 384 - 6947

Mailing Address

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PO Box 9537
Greenville, SC 29604