Winter in the Mountains! Book now, great rates for January. We are 45 minutes from Catalochee Ski Area. 3 minute walk to downtown Bryson City, the Depot, shops, restaurants, music, festivals, and breweries. Hike the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ride the GSMR, fish the Tuckasegee, and close to Harrah's Casino. View the Polar Express from our front porch! Hot chocolate will be waiting.