One of the joys of the Smoky Mountains are the local natural wonders. From a simple hike down the road from your vacation home, or a more adventurous daylong hike off the Blue Ridge Parkway, the local Parks offer you the best in experiencing the natural wonders of the Smoky Mountains. Did you know that the Smoky Mountain National Park has some of the last remaining stands of old growth trees on the Eastern Seaboard? Check out some of our links to start making your plans. Hopefully, you booked one of our homes that has a hot tub spa….what a nice thing to come home to after that stroll through “the park”.

Mountain Adventure Guides

Guided Backpacking We guide backpacking trips in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Count on having lots of fun in gorgeous mountain scenery, while learning fundamental backpacking skills. You will not need specialized equipment or experience for our trips. We take care of the logistics and provide all the gear and great food. Your adventure will be led by a professional guide. Just bring your water bottles, headlamp and clothes to stay warm and dry. We intend for our trips to be part wilderness tour and part backpacking clinic. You will have plenty of opportunities to learn and practice wilderness skills on our trips. Let our guides share their extensive knowledge and experience with you. We teach fundamental backcountry skills: use of map and compass, campsite selection, pitching a tent, low impact/leave no trace ethics, water purification, back country cooking and menu planning, proper gear selection and use, managing risk in the mountains, correctly packing and adjusting a back pack, proper clothing selection for the seasons and much more..

Smokey Mountain Guide Services


WindDancers Llama Treks


WindDancers Lodge and Llama Treks

Come Explore the Ancient Smoky Mountains Traverse the world's oldest mountain range in the company of the oldest domesticated animal; the llama. Experience the intimacy and diversity of these highlands filled with creeks, falls, and a vast array of flora and fauna. Hiking with llamas will add a whole new dimension and a fresh perspective to your wilderness experience. Llamas are gentle, sure footed creatures that make wonderful hiking companions.