About Del Rio, Tennessee - Great Smoky Mountains
Del Rio is located just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Newport, Tennessee. Del Rio is Cocke County's pride and joy. It's home to many old time mountain families and its hollers are flowing with clear water streams. A favorite pasttime are Appalachian bluegrass music. Del Rio is the last "settlement" before the North Carolina line. It's also home of "Christy," the story of a North Carolina girl who came to teach mountain children nearly one hundred years ago. When Christy Huddleston leaves a life of privilege and ease to teach in the impoverished Smoky Mountains, her faith is severely tested by her pupils, the love of two men, and the curious customs of the mountain people in her community. Yet she grows to love these people and the simple, fulfilling lifestyle to be found in the heart of God's country.
Cutter Gap - Travel back in time and visit the historic Ebenezer Mission, the original mission site from Catherine Marshall's Christy, located in Chapel Hollow, Tennessee. Visitors can stop at Ebenezer Church which was reconstructed from the original church/schoolhouse and still has the original bell.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Close to Del Rio is majestic Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hiking trails, fishing, peaceful rivers and streams, beautiful floral and fauna, and and abundant of wildlife are only a few miles away.
Baneberry Golf & Resort - a beautiful mountain setting on a peaceful lake with all the resort amenities. Guests enjoy unlimited golf and spectacular views on this excellent golf course with its fast bentgrass greens and lush bermuda fairways, and also have access to boating and fishing on Douglas Lake and nearby ponds. With its water, woodland trails, and abundant wildlife, Baneberry has the feeling of a nature preserve.
Llama Trekking - Enjoy guided tours through the Great Smoky Mountains without carrying a backpack! Let our gentle and well trained Llama Trekking Team do all the work as you enjoy a safe, authentic and rewarding wilderness experience.
French Broad Outpost Ranch - Enjoy the simple life of long ago. A life surrounded by thousands of acres of beautiful scenery, peaceful mornings, a quiet horseback ride and a relaxing natural setting where you and your family can truly "get away from it all."
Rafting in the Smokies/Pigeon River Outdoors, Inc. - our 3-1/2 hour trips are fun for the whole family. No experience necessary. Several trips daily.