Our family of five had a lovely 10 days in the Smoky Mountains and the location was great for all types of outdoor activities. We also enjoyed the quiet town of Bryson City and experienced several enjoyable activities at the NOC. The house was perfect and everything worked great. One minor inconvenience is that there is no trash pick-up, so having to haul it away after a ten-day stay was a bit frustrating. The views are stunning and the kids enjoyed the hot tub after along day of hiking, tubing, and exploring. We would definitely recommend it and it actually is even nicer than the pictures portray it.