Turkey Creek Cabins and Horse Camp
Maggie Valley, NC
Number of Trails: || 1
Total Mileage: || 3
|| More Difficult
|| ||Camp Rating:
One trail is available that is about 3 miles long that goes from 3100 ft. to 4000 ft. Great views. Private trail. |
|Best Time to Visit:
spring and fall |
|Times to avoid:
Turkey Creek Cabins & Horse Camp is secluded in a wooded cove in the Pisgah National Forest, high in the Great Smoky Mountains, just minutes from the Cataloochee entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Located 6 miles off I-40 between Asheville, NC, and Knoxville, TN, it is within visiting distance of Knoxville, Asheville, Maggie Valley, Cataloochee Ski Resort, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, the Biltmore Estate, the Cherokee Indian Reservation with it's Harrah's Casino Complex, and much more. Although centrally located and easily accessible, Turkey Creek Cabins & Horse Camp is serenely isolated from the noisy world outside.
Come and enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains from the front porch of a cozy one-bedroom, one-bath, log cabin. All cabins sleep four with a queen-size bed in the bedroom and a queen-size sofabed in the living area. Furthermore, they are fully furnished and fully equipped. We do not have hook ups for campers at this time. Horses are accomodated in pastures. Our property is gated so your horses are secure while you are able to visit the many attractions in the area when not riding the many trails available that you can trailer to easily from Turkey Creek Cabins and Horse Camp.
Amenities include: fully equipped kitchen w/ microwave, gas log fireplace, ceiling fans, linen and blankets provided, satellite TV, telephone, and washer/dryer combo unit in each cabin.
From Interstate 40 take exit 15, the Fines Creek exit, between Asheville, NC, and Knoxville, TN. Go east on Fines Creek Road for 3.5 miles past old Fines Creek Elementary School on left to stop sign at T-junction. Turn left at T-junction and go 1.3 miles to beginning of Turkey Creek Road on right (a gravel road with state street sign).
Turn right onto Turkey Creek Road and follow it 1.5 miles all the way to the end.
This information was provided by:
7/22/2008 3:11:25 PM
Notes on Difficulty Rating:
Easy (Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. )
More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes)
Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand)
Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)