are many attractions within a quick drive of Corrieglen Cottages
(most listed are no more than 30 miles away). Take a look:
City Gem Mine - Pan for gems, browse the general store, or
ride the chairlift to the top of Cowee Mountain. (Website)
- Only native gemstones at this mine. Get two buckets of gem bearing
gravel per admission. (Website)
Ruby & Sapphire Mine - One price for a full day's work.
No salting at this naturally rich mine.
Mountain Rhodolite & Ruby Mine - Dig for rhodolites, rubies,
kyanite, sapphires, garnets, moonstone, crystal quartz and smoky
Creek Mine & Rock Shop - Dig your own gems in the Gem
Tunnel or get your dirt "to go." Mine for garnets, rubies,
sapphires, quartz, amazonite, citrine, amethyst and emerald. (Website)
Mine - Choose buckets of Native dirt dug from the local earth,
or a "Salted" Rainbow bucket for a sure find.(Website)
Outfitters - Trips down the Chestatee and Etowah Rivers. (Website)
Rainforest Eco-Tours - Tour the Southern Applalachian Rainforest
aboard a 10-wheel drive vehicle. (Website)
Trial - We're close to the Siler Bald, Winespring Bald and
Wayah Bald sections of the trail.
- The Cherokee Indian Reservation in the homeland of the Cherokee
Discovery Center - Home of the nation's first forestry school,
come learn about the forest and the people who work there. (Website)
Smoky Mountains National Park - Visit the beautiful
Smoky Mountains. (Website)
Smoky Mountains Railroad - Choose from different trip packages.
Kilmer Memorial Forest - Hiking, hunting and fishing in a
remnant of the original Appalachain forest. (Website)
Waters Scenic Byway - A 61.3-mile drive through the southern
- A local national park. (Website)
- Visit a replica of an 18th century Cherokee Indian village.
Station - A 1790s blockhouse built during a time of high tensions
between South Carolina and the Creek Indians. Take a walk and
see Station Cove Falls, a nearby 60ft waterfall. (Website)
Stables - Saddle up and ride beautiful mountain trails. (Website)
Creek Resort & Country Club
- 18 hole championship course. (Website)
Indian Cyclorama Wax Museum - View dioramas depicting 300
years of Cherokee Indian history.
- Appalachian artifacts and crafts located in a log cabin. (Website)
Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum - Located in Macon County's
old jail (built in 1850), you can view a fine collection of minerals.
Center - Founded to preserve Appalachian culture. Has a studio,
gallery and a working gristmill.
County Historical Museum - Located in the old J.R. Pendergrass
Store, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places,
the Macon County Historical Society strives to preserve the history
of the region.
of the Cherokee Indian - In nearby Cherokee, North Carolina,
learn abou the history of the Cherokee tribe. (Website)
Tartans Museum - Explore the history and culture of Scotland
through the tartan. Includes a tartan research library and a gift
shop with a large variety of Scottish and Celitc items. (Website)
These Hills - A drama presented outside under the stars telling
the story of the Cherokee Indians. (Website)
- Antiques - Spend the day browsing antique shops in Franklin's
- Ghost Town in the Sky - Relive the frontier life in the
Great Smoky Mountains. (Website)
- Harrah's Cherokee Casino - Open 24 hours a day 7 days
a week. (Website)