The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Cherokee

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Cherokee, North Carolina

Located in the heart of the 56,000-acre Cherokee Indian Reservation, the village of Cherokee NC is a major tourist destination. Offering a wide range of accommodations, restaurants and things to do, Cherokee is host to a great number of visitors each year. Cherokee is home to more than 10,000 Eastern Band of the Cherokee members. Each year, thousands of visitors from across the country come to discover this enchanted land and to share the natural mountain beauty the Cherokee people have treasured for centuries.
   A visit to Cherokee is like stepping into the past. You’ll find a nation still linked to ancient customs and traditions that enable them to live in harmony with nature as their ancestors did. The Reservation, known as the Qualla Boundary, has a number of outstanding attractions. The main attraction in the area is Harrah's Cherokee Casino, but other more historical and cultural attractions are also very popular, especially the 12,000 square-foot. Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Oconaluftee Indian Village,
Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual and Unto These Hills outdoor drama.  

     Surrounded by the vast forests of the Cherokee Indian Reservation and adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a visit to Cherokee affords countless outdoor recreational opportunities, and one of the most accessible is the popular Oconaluftee Islands Park, a beautiful multi-faceted family-oriented park in the middle of the Oconaluftee River right in town.

 

Resources
City Website: Cherokee     
Location:
Western Mountains, 11/2 hours west of Asheville
County: Jackson County
: County Offices, 401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-207, Sylva NC 28779; 828-631-2207
Elevation & Population:
3,000 feet, 13,000+
Visitor/Welcome Center: Cherokee Welcome Center,
498 Tsali Boulevard, Cherokee NC 28719; 800-438-1601
City Chamber of Commerce: Cherokee Chamber of Commerce
, 516 Tsali Boulevard, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-788-0034
County Chamber of Commerce: Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, 773 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-2155
Newspaper: The Cherokee One Feather, 828-554-6264
Movie Theatres: Cherokee Phoenix Theatres, 61 Sequoyah Trail, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-7384
High School: Cherokee Central School
, 200 Ravensford Drive, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-554-5030
Colleges and Universities:

Hospitals: Cherokee Indian Hospital, 188 Hospital Road, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-9163
Area Major Festivals: North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival
(June) Festival of Native Peoples
(July)   Annual Cherokee Indian Fair (October)
Area Natural Attractions: Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Area Cultural Attractions:
Cherokee Indian Reservation,  Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel,
Mountain Farm Museum,  Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Oconaluftee Indian Village, Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Santa's Land Theme Park & Zoo Unto These Hills 


Real Estate
 

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Casual & Family Dining
Granny's Kitchen: (County) 1098 Painttown Road, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-5010
The Chestnut Tree Restaurant: (American) Holiday Inn, 37 Tsalagi Road, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-9181

Overseas & Exotic
New Happy Garden Restaurant: (Chinese) 1655 Acquionia Road, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-4310

Cafes & Grills
Subway of Cherokee: (Sandwiches) 1051 Tsalagi Road, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-1268

Pizza
Pizza Inn: (Pizza) 920 Tsalagi Road, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-9143

Coffeehouses:
Tribal Grounds: (Coffeehouse) 516 Tsali Boulevard, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-479-0707

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Hotels, Inns & Lodges
Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel: (Hotel) 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee NC 28719; 800-342-7724

Motels
Baymont Inn & Suites: (Motel) 1455 Acquoni Road, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-2102
Comfort Suites: (Motel) 1223 Tsali Boulevard, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-3500

Fairfield Inn & Suites Cherokee: (Motel) 568 Painttown Road, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-0400
Hampton Inn: (Motel) 185 Tsalagi Road, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-3115
Microtel Inn & Suites: (Motel) 674 Casino Trail, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-7800
River's Edge Motel: (Motel) 1026 Highway 441 North, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-7995
Riverside Motel and Campground: (Motel) 42 Riverside Drive, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-479-9311

Cabins, Cottages & Chalets
Cherokee Campground & Craig's Cabins: (Cabins) US 19N/US 441 Bus, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-9838
Panther Creek Lodge & Cabins: (Cabins) 3542 Wrights Creek Road, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-2461

Campgrounds
Adventure Trail Campground: (Campground) Camp Creek Road,  Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-3651
Cherokee KOA: (Campground) 92 KOA Kampground Road, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-9711
Cherokee Campground & Craig's Cabins: (Campground) US 19N/US 441 Bus, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-9838
Flaming Arrow Campground: (Campground) 283 Flaming Arrow Drive, Whittier NC 28789; 877-497-6161
Indian Creek Campground: (Campground) 1367 Bunches Creek Road, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-4361

Rental Agencies
Great Smoky Mountains Log Cabin Rentals: (Rentals) 1056 Adams Creek Road, Cherokee NC 28719; 828-497-6182
 

 

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