Directions to: The Settlement at Thomas Divide,
470 McCracken Road, Bryson City, NC 28713
PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL USING YOUR GPS, IT DOES NOT KNOW YOU ARE PULLING A TRAILER! MOUNTAIN ROADS CAN BE NARROW AND WINDING.
Find Interstate 40 West out of Asheville Stay on I-40 to Waynesville, where you will take X 27 to Rt. 74 West. (Stay left for a few miles, as your GPS will try and put you onto Rt. 19 at 2 separate exits, and you want to stay on 74.) You will be on 74 for approximately 45 minutes until you get to X 69, Hyatt Creek/Ela exit. At bottom of ramp, take a R IGHT onto Hyatt Creek to end which is about a mile. (Do not take the immediate left with sign to Bryson City.)
From North West of us
Rt. 441 from Gatlinburg, through the Park is not advised. Take I 40 East to Waynesville, at X 27 pick up Rt. 74 going west, to X 69. At bottom of ramp take a R onto Hyatt Creek Road, pick up Directions for everyone below.
From West of Atlanta GA or Southern TN
Find your way to Rt. 74 East through The Gorge, stay on this to X 69, Hyatt Creek Road-Ela, as you come off the ramp, take a left onto Hyatt Creek, go back over the highway, and take this road to the T junction, approx. 1 mile. Pick up here with “Directions for everyone”.
From GA, East of Atlanta area
Come up 441 N thru Franklin NC to Rt. 74 west in Dillsboro, take to X. 69, bear right off ramp onto Hyatt Creek road, stay on this for approx. 1 mile to the T Junction, pick up Directions for everyone.
Directions For Everyone
At the end of Hyatt Creek Road, at the T junction, take a LEFT onto Rt. 19 towards Bryson City, stay on this road for approximately 2 miles along the river. (Do not use Shuler Road off of Rt. 19 it is not good for trailers.) Soon after you lose the river you will come to a right hand turn onto Galbraith Creek, no street sign, but 2 large signs, one for us, and the other for the Hemlock Inn. Turn R onto Galbraith Creek Rd., drive 1.6 miles to a Right on McCracken Road – you will see the Galbraith Creek church on your left, and almost immediately after this, take the right onto McCracken, there is a small sign for us here. Watch carefully for this turn, if you have gone too far you will come to the park, and it is not easy to turn a trailer.
You will be on McCracken for approx. ½ a mile before you see our large stone sign, and wooden horse fencing on your left. Follow signs to Trailer Parking area. (Do not take your first left on Thomas Divide Way, can be tough to turn a trailer.)
Please call Carol (828)788-3648 for a heads up when you are close, so I can come to meet you, thanks.