When the lifts shut down in America’s mountain towns, out come the flip-flops, microbrews, and inner tubes. For a real recharge this summer, spend time at our favorite high-altitude hotels, restaurants, and outfitters.
Bryson City, North Carolina
Watershed Cabins places you in a designer log/stone cabin in the woods, complete with an oversized porch and views of the Great Smoky Mountains.
The Freymont Inn is all open-beamed woodsy and serves up Southern chow like lamb shanks, local mountain trout, and country ham.
Nantahala Outdoor Center
NOC is the crossroads of the Smokies for river sports, including raft trips and whitewater kayak lessons—plus it rents mountain bikes and sells a full spate of outdoor gear.
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