Known as the gateway to Cherohala Skyway and the Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Plains is situated in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. It's a small, slow-paced charming town, where local life is about community, friends and events that bring everyone together.
The surrounding unspoiled wilderness in Tellico Plains is waiting to be discovered, whether by hiking, cycling, camping or swimming. Bald River Falls is an easily-accessed waterfall and a peaceful place to begin your visit to the area, plus just beyond it you will find another waterfall, Baby Falls. Elsewhere, the Cherohala Skyway is an amazing 43-mile scenic byway, one of the most popular in the USA and a wonderful drive across stretches of mountains and valleys.
Staying in town you can wander around the Charles Hall Museum for a taste of the town's history and a glimpse into its traditional mountain hertiage and Cherokee roots. In fall, you can experience the Coker Creek Gold Festival -- good old-fashioned fun for all the family in town.
The summer season is lovely here, and October boasts all the beautiful colors of fall foliage.
For the ultimate romantic getaway or the ideal family vacation, getting a Tellico Plains cabin rental will really tip the trip from good to amazing. Many of the vacation homes in Tellico Plains Tennessee come with a full kitchen and other helpful amenities to make you feel as though you are in a home away from home. Added extras are there if you want them, such as a hot tub and porch swing. There is nothing better than to sit on the porch of your cabin rental with family and friends and look out at an incredible mountain view. There are also plenty of vacation rentals without front porches, such as a cozy log cabin in the Cherokee National Forest, or an apartment in the center of town.
The town is often referred to as the gateway to Cherohala Skyway, located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. There are many hiking trails in and near to the mountains, with impressive vistas around every corner. You can enjoy world-class fishing in the trout-filled waters of the Tellico River, or for some family fun, Dollywood’s splash Country makes for a great day trip. Kids will also enjoy Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and the Kingsport Aquatic Center. If you really want to explore East Tennessee, then a vacation home in Tellico Plains is the way to do it.