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Dear Guests- Our lodging will be closed for a Winter Break from Dec. 12, 2022 - Feb. 22, 2023!
 You can still make bookings online for dates that occur after we re-open. 
Feel free to contact us for help or information!

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Gorgeous Stays

All you need to bring are clothes and a smile!
Gorgeous Stays is a "Glampground" (glamorous campground) created and hosted by our mother & daughter team. We have a whimsically-themed selection of Tiny Houses, amazing unique Vacation Rentals like a Skoolie and a Double-Decker Bus fit for a Queen, and comfy Glamping Tents, all in our lush and spacious  glampground in the Nantahala Gorge.
Located only 15 minutes from Bryson City, Gorgeous Stays is the perfect getaway for groups with camping-lovers and hotel-seekers alike.  And, with all of your camping needs taken care of, you won't need to spend days packing your car! We've set everything up so that all you need to do is relax and enjoy your time in the great outdoors.  We invite you to bring your family, friends, and groups of all kinds, for the "Stay" and experience of a lifetime. 
Come be a part of our Gorgeous Family -- Helene & Micaela

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The Crown Jewel

After two years in the making, the Crown Jewel Double-Decker Bus is ready for Royal enthusiasts to have the experience of a lifetime! Honoring the reign of Queen Elizabeth and the quaintness of old London, the Crown will create a magical, memorable Stay here in the Nantahala Gorge. From the Queen's regal Bedchamber above to a charming British Pub below, you will be actors in your own play!  Earl Grey tea and Shortbread cookies anyone?  

Tiny Houses

We have four whimsical tiny homes
that will make all your peeps smile!
You can choose a charming tiny 40's farmhouse, a jazzy New Orleans-style bungalow, a Fisherman's rustic modern cottage, or even a Red-woofed dog house that is sure to make your tail wag.  All are fully equipped with linens, gel memory-foam mattresses, a kitchenette,  nighttime toilet and fun!

Glamping Tents & Campsites

Want to camp in style and barely lift a finger? Try any (or all) of our three fully-outfitted Glamping Tents. We have a colorful Bohemian yurt, a spell-binding Harry Potter tent and a romantic Glamour-of-the-50's tent (for a different kind of magic!) Traditional platform tent sites are also available.

Unique Stays

Forget normal vacation rentals! Park your adventurous family inside a 40 ft. school bus that is an ode to our National Parks. Or, how about our NEW Double-Decker bus, outfitted for a stateside dream of royal England!  For twosomes, try our vintage retro camper -- cute as a bug! All are fully outfitted so that you'll never forget these quaint and cozy rentals!


Check out all the wonderful amenities  that Gorgeous Stays provides to make your vacation fun, easy and memorable!
Our colorful rustic modern Lodge houses a camp store, an expansive covered porch and our Five-star bathrooms --Yes, our guests all say that! (The lodging units have private RV toilets for night-time convenience. Full showers, toilets and sinks are in the lower level of the Lodge.)
We also have six community fire pits, covered food pavilions with propane grills, outdoor games, and much, much more ! Feel free to contact us with any questions. 

Tsali Recreation Area

If you're a fan of speed, adventure, and bikes, you'll love the Tsali Recreation Area which is located only 15 minutes from Gorgeous Stays. With 40 miles of bike trails, it has been rated as one of the top 10 places to ride in the USA! Plus, the views as you ride along Lake Fontana are magnificent! 
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Water Sports Galore

Want to be wet & wild? Gorgeous Stays is in the heart of Whitewater rafting, Kayaking, Tubing and Fly-fishing country here in the Nantahala Gorge! We are minutes from several top-notch outdoor outfitters who offer trips, classes and rentals. Try Endless River Adventures or Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC).
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Great Smoky Mountains
National Park 

Whether you take a drive on the Blue Ridge Pkwy, or hike a section of the Appalachian Trail, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is breathtaking and magical during all four seasons.  It is a must-see place on any Gorgeous Stays vacay!

in the Gorge

 Glide like an eagle through the Nantahala Gorge at any of the popular ziplining courses nearby.  Within 2 miles of Gorgeous Stays, you can run a Ridgetop tour, whizz between the trees on a challenge course, experience a zip Line adventure park, or let the little ones play in a "Treetop" Adventure Net.
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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

All aboard this vintage, scenic  train! Choose a cool Spring or Summer ride, a Fall Foliage excursion, or Winter's Polar Express on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. It's a perfect way for sightseers of all ages to have a glorious time!  It's only 15 min. to Bryson City. Book ahead!!
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Gorgeous Stays is a boutique size Glampground, nestled in the Nantahala Gorge.  We are built on 6.75 acres with wide-open spaces for fun, with trees surrounding the glampground like a gentle cloak. There are four uniquely themed tiny homes, two spacious safari tents, one yurt, a double-decker bus, a school bus, plus two more unique "Stays," and three platform tent sites. You will never be overwhelmed by crowds, but you could meet some great new friends!


Absolutely loved this place! Helene was such an amazing host. We stayed in the rafting bus, but there were so many other places that we want to come back again!!
Andy Rogers
Great place to stay, convenient location. Super clean bath and shower room. I would recommend to anyone staying near Bryson City or the NOC. I’ve stayed twice, once on a camping platform and once in a tiny house.
Bob Toon
This place is awesome! Bathrooms and amenities are on spot! Thank you Helene for all your hospitality. We will definitely be back.
Amanda Shore

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