The Andrews Valley Initiative (AVI) is a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Andrews, NC, whose mission is to plan for progress in the Andrews valley while preserving its heritage and protecting its beauty for generations to come. All of our community projects focus on a "triple bottom line" - sustainable economic development, environmental stewardship and social justice.
Discover what’s great about Bryson City, a peaceful mountain town bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with unique shops, galleries, lodging and restaurants. A rich vacation paradise — rafting and kayaking on the Nantahala River, boating and fishing on Fontana Lake, scenic railroad excursions, world class trout streams and mountain biking. home to the Cherokee Indian Reservation and the North Carolina half of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Since 1930, the Historic Tapoco Lodge has served as a destination for vacationers traveling to and through the Great Smoky Mountains. The Lodge is situated on 120 acres in the lush Nantahala National Forest on the banks of the cascading Cheoah River. The Lodge features elegant suites, riverfront and Yellow Hammer Mountain rooms. The 20 well-appointed cabins offer a choice of king or queen beds. All packages include a five course gourmet dinner at Jasper's Restaurant