The other day I had a visitor by the name of Esther stop by and tell me about her two year old company called Cataloochee Valley Tours that does Eco-tours . How cool is that? Our Waynesville bed and breakfast is only minutes away from the Smokies and this would be great for our guests!
Cataloochee Valley Tours have several guided tours to choose from. I am going to guess that the most popular one is the Evening Elk Eco-tour. You will learn about the early settlers of Cataloochee Valley plus see the herds of elk in the area and enjoy a short hike. The tour lasts 4 hours,costs only $40 per person and you get picked up right here at our Smoky mountain bed and breakfast.
In April and May they have a morning Spring birding and wildflower hike where you can enjoy early morning elk viewing, a nice 2 mile hike and discover some wildflowers and birds.
The Synchronous Firefly night walk sounds amazing. There is a secret location you are brought to, to witness this wonder of nature.
All Eco-tours include
- Round trip transportation
- Snack and drink
- Fully guided tour with a Certified Master Naturalist
The 2012 tour schedule can be found here.They are officially authorized by the National Park Service to operate hiking guide services and guided tours within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ron and I would be more than happy to schedule a tour for you!
Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina