Fall Foliage Tour of Western North Carolina

Lake Junaluska has beckoned visitors to its tranquil setting for decades. This gorgeous lake, surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains, will be our headquarters for exploring Western North Carolina as temperatures begin to drop and leaves change colors. Our goal is to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this spectacular setting – walking the trails, rocking on the porch overlooking the lake, as well as venturing into the charming towns of Waynesville and Highlands. We’ll also visit the Cherokee Indian Reservation, which offers us the opportunity to learn more about North Carolina’s only federally recognized Indian tribe. This is an ideal tour for relaxation and savoring the beauty of our mountains this fall.

October 11-14, 2021 | 4 days, 3 nights

$1,468 / guest (double occupancy) | $1,787 / guest (single occupancy)

Limited to 30 guests. Be sure to sign up early to secure your spot!

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Join us for an immersive, relaxed journey experiencing the glory of autumn in the Carolina mountains.

Western North Carolina boasts the highest peaks east of the Mississippi, abounds in stunning natural beauty, rich wildlife, and a storied cultural history that serves as the backdrop for this visit NC concierge fall adventure.

Hart Square Village, located near Hickory, is our first stop. The village is the nation’s largest collection of log cabins. We’ll learn about the inspiration and story behind this preservation effort as we tour the site and enjoy a box lunch in this beautiful setting on our way to the mountains.

After arriving and settling in at Lake Junaluska, a pontoon boat ride awaits us. Touring the lake, our guide will point out the walking trails and other amenities the resort offers.

Tuesday, October 12, will be filled with the history and culture of the Cherokee. After breakfast, our motor coach will transport us to the reservation for a visit to Oconaluftee Indian Village, the Museum of the Cherokee, and the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual – the nation’s oldest and foremost Native American cooperative.

The mountains are replete with interesting small towns throughout the region. On Wednesday, on our way to Highlands, we’ll pass several beautiful waterfalls, stopping along the way for exploration and photo ops. The Bascom brings the world of art to the Highlands Cashiers Plateau. This regional arts center is situated on 6 acres with a meandering stream, complete with covered bridge and wildflowers abloom. Following our tour, we’ll be lunch guests in a beautiful private home surrounded by magnificent tall trees with a stunning meadow view. Free time for shopping and exploring this charming community will complete our visit to Highlands before returning to Lake Junaluska.

Although Thursday will be our return travel day, it includes time to meander the charming mountain town of Waynesville with its unique shops and galleries. Lunch is slated at the renowned Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Limited to 30 guests. Be sure to sign up early to secure your spot!


$1,468 / guest (double occupancy) | $1,787 / guest (single occupancy)

TOUR* INCLUDES:

  • Transportation by deluxe motor coach
  • 3 night’s lodging The Terrace at Lake Junaluska
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners
  • Tour of Hart Village
  • Tour of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian
  • Tour of Oconaluftee Indian Village
  • Scenic mountain drives
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Lunch at the renowned Pisgah Inn
  • Lunch in private home in Highlands
  • Guided tour of The Bascom
  • Free time to explore Highlands and Waynesville
  • All snacks, beverages, fees, taxes, & gratuities

*Tour itinerary subject to change at the discretion of the company.

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