Have you every considered staying one night in a yurt? During our week long hiking trip we decided to drive from North Carolina to Gatlinburg TN to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and go on the most popular hike in Tennessee, the Alum Cave Trail.
We needed a place to stay along the way and ended up booking a North Carolina yurt near Hot Springs.
In this travel vlog we tour the yurt Airbnb and surrounding property. During our tour we get to meet a sweet donkey named Jack! After enjoying the morning at the yurt, we head toward the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. On the way we drive through Gatlinburg, Tennessee. We could not believe how busy the city was!
Eventually we arrive at the Alum Cave Trail and enjoy the rest of the day hiking the most popular trail in the Smokies. Make sure to watch until the end to see how we end up rewarding ourselves after three days of hiking!
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Additional videos mentioned in this episode:
– North Carolina Linville Gorge Wilderness Hiking Vlog: https://youtu.be/M2jMPq91p-4
– Hawksbill Trail Full Hike: https://youtu.be/wYDiwP_xw5g
– The Chimneys Full HIke: https://youtu.be/n0M_2ZHfKZc
– The Alum Cave Full Hike: https://youtu.be/uTdP8egErt8
Watch all of our North Carolina videos here:
If you are interested in checking out the Airbnb’s we stayed in the links are below:
Yurt in the Mountain Valley near Hot Springs, NC
King Magnolia Rm – Soco Creek Farm
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00:00 : Intro
00:35 : Waking Up At The Yurt
1:18 : Meeting Jack the Donkey
2:12 : Yurt Tour
5:30 : Tips for Driving in the Mountains
6:40 : Donut Stop in Cosby, TN
7:29 : Driving through Gatlinburg, TN
11:38 : Alum Cave Trail
14:37 : Leaving the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
15:15 : Food and Beer in Maggie Valley, NC
15:58 : Cherokee, NC Airbnb
16:41 : Next Episode Sneak Peek
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