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Cataloochee Valley Tours...The Best Kept Secret in the Smokies!Let our naturalist take you on a guided eco-tour to one of the best kept secrets in the Great Smoky Mountains-Cataloochee Valley. Cataloochee Valley is one of those special places that...more
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49 Fancy Ln, Waynesville, NC 28785-9321
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We travel a LOT. We take small group tours a LOT. So it's with high regard that I say Esther and Cataloochee Valley Tours rank among the best tours we've ever done. We visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park hoping to experience the elk rut...More

Thank WanderingRoseTravels
Esther B, Owner at Cataloochee Valley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Wandering Rose Travels: You honor us with this glowing review...thank you! We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour experience and cannot wait to welcome you back next year for our another one of our eco-tour adventures.

Reviewed 4 days ago

I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to leave the Cataloochee Valley with a better understanding of the history of the Valley, the people who lived there and of course the Elk. Generally I don't do tours but this was worth every penny!

Thank Jim H
Esther B, Owner at Cataloochee Valley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Jim: Thank you for recognizing how important it is to us to preserve and protect our beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was a pleasure having you on tour and we greatly appreciate your review and high recommendation.

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an outstanding morning with my guide Tim seeing elk, learning about the park and history of such a cherished national gift to all who love nature. I will be back many times - Thank you.More

Thank Robert C
Esther B, Owner at Cataloochee Valley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Robert: We thank you kindly for this glowing review! You move us with your eloquent words. We are so happy you had an "outstanding" morning tour with Tim and we look forward to welcoming you back on a future tour. P.S. Your photos are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. This is the tour you don’t want to miss. Beautiful country and lots of elk. Tim was our guide and he was so knowledgeable about nature. Wonderful time and you get treated like royalty. Sit back, relax and enjoy all the beauty of the...More

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Esther B, Owner at Cataloochee Valley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your morning tour experience. We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour with Tim and were able to experience the excitement of the elk rut in action.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated my birthday with a morning tour with Cataloochee Valley tours. It was the highlight of our vacation to Asheville. Watching the bull elk bugling in the shifting morning mist was very moving. We could feel Esther's passion for the animals...More

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Esther B, Owner at Cataloochee Valley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ginnie: Thank you for including Cataloochee Valley Tours in your birthday celebration...we are thrilled to know it was the "highlight" of your vacation! It was a pleasure having you on tour and we appreciate your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a privilege to visit the Cataloochee Valley and witness the elk during the rut! Our guide, Esther, was a wealth of knowledge! Her passion for conservation, her knowledge of the elk and the valley, and her hospitality made for a truly memorable experience. Not...More

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Esther B, Owner at Cataloochee Valley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jofa: We could not ask for a better tag-line than "Outstanding!" Thank you for sharing your tour experience and your wonderful photos. It was my privilege to share our beloved Cataloochee with you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous opportunity to visit a beautiful valley of the Smokies ,site of some of the earliest immigrant settlers ..hear their stories see some of the few buildings remaining from their community.And mainly get up close view of the elk herd that lives there- we saw...More

Thank Susan S
Esther B, Owner at Cataloochee Valley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Susan: Thank you kindly for this wonderfully detailed review and for sharing that great picture of bull #75. It was a pleasure having you and your friends on tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On Wednesday September 19 I took the Elk Eco-Tour with my friends. Our guide was Esther and she was fabulous. We saw a herd of elk with a couple of bulls that were awesome. This trip was absolutely wonderful and recommend this tour to any...More

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Esther B, Owner at Cataloochee Valley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Patricia: Thank you for sharing your tour experience and your great photo. It was a pleasure having you and your lovely friends on tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an amazing experience, Esther was awesome, informative & very knowledgeable of the area & Elk!

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Thank remshelby
Esther B, Owner at Cataloochee Valley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are so happy you had an "amazing experience!"

Reviewed September 14, 2018

My husband and I loved this tour, it was interesting and the Elk's were amazing. Tim was a great guide, very interesting and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour to anyone keen to see Elks in their natural environment and also to learn about the...More

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Esther B, Owner at Cataloochee Valley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear that you "loved" your elk tour! Thank you for taking the time to share your tour experience and for your high recommendation.

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JanetB1467
July 27, 2018|
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Response from Esther B | Property representative |
Hello Janet: Thank you for your interest in Cataloochee Valley Tours. Our tours require a certain degree of mobility as in being able to get in/out of our Cadillac Escalade tour vehicles and walking short distances on uneven... More
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jahnaynay
March 1, 2018|
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Thank you for your interest in Cataloochee Valley Tours...The Best Kept Secret in the Smokies. Our elk eco-tours do require some mobility to get in/out of our Cadillac Escalade tour vehicle and we do go on 2 short... More
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November 5, 2017|
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Hello: Thank you for your interest in Cataloochee Valley Tours...The Best Kept Secret in the Smokies! We would love to take you on tour. We currently have availability for 2 persons on Saturday, November 11th. Tour time... More
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