NOC in the winter

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Cold Weather Favorites at NOC

Embrace the enchanting winter ambiance at Nantahala Outdoor Center, where you’ll discover cozy cabins, scenic river vistas, and heartwarming meals nestled in the serene Nantahala Gorge. Choose from our selection of mountainside deluxe cabins, ideally situated in the heart of our campus mere steps away from the Appalachian Trail, or opt for the comfort of our Dogwood Motel, featuring spacious King and Twin rooms complemented by a charming communal area.

Cross the Nantahala River via NOC’s Founder’s Bridge and indulge in a shopping spree at our Outfitter’s Store, boasting a curated collection of the latest adventure wear and gear from premier brands in the industry. Treat yourself to a steaming beverage and delectable meal at River’s End Restaurant, where indoor dining offers panoramic river views, or opt for takeout and savor your meal on the go.

Just a short scenic drive away lies downtown Bryson City, inviting you to explore its quaint shops, local eateries, breweries, and community events. Embark on local hikes boasting picturesque vistas, enjoy skiing adventures, or embark on a nostalgic train ride through the majestic mountains. Winter in Western North Carolina promises a wealth of unforgettable experiences for all to enjoy!

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