The rustic elegance of Dreaming Bear Lodge is the perfect place to find yourself.

Sometimes you have to get lost to find yourself. But let's get you here first. Scroll down for maps and directions to our beautiful place in mountains!


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Dreaming Bear Lodge is located at 370 Nicholas Road in Tuckasegee Highlands approximately 4 miles from Bryson City, North Carolina.

From Asheville, NC approximately one hour. Take I-40 west to Exit 27 (the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway). Continue West on US 74 past Waynesville, Sylva and Dillsboro to Bryson City. Exit 67 is Veterans Boulevard (Downtown Bryson City).

From Atlanta, GA approximately three hours.
From West Atlanta, take I-75 north to I-575 north, which becomes Georgia route 5. At Blue Ridge, GA, turn left (west) on to Route 60 and travel 1.5 miles to Mineral Bluff, GA. Turn right on to Route "60 Spur" and travel approximately 12 miles to the junction with US 19/74. Turn right (east) and proceed on US 19/74 through Murphy, NC, Andrews, NC and the Nantahala Gorge to Bryson City. The drive from Murphy to Bryson City is approximately one hour.

From East Atlanta, GA  -  take I-85 north to I-985, which becomes US 23, which becomes US 23/441.You1ll pass through Clayton, GA, Franklin, NC and Dillsboro, NC. Just past Dillsboro, take US 74 (the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway) west to Bryson City.

From Knoxville, TN -  Take I-40 east to exit 407 and proceed south. At Sevierville, TN, take US 441 south through Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Cherokee, NC. At Cherokee, take US 19 south to Bryson City. Depending on traffic, the drive from Knoxville to Bryson City can be from 2.5 to 4 hours..


Not all those who wander are lost.

J. R. R. Tolkien