I'm sam from TN but have been to bryson city and big creek and loved them both and want to go again, let me know and I'll go with you sometime. I also own 2 homes there in NC and vist them from time to time to see they are in good shape. I'd like to add you as a friend too. Also you met lucy at big creek yet ? She's the greatest guide for big creek, and let me know if your going there again soon.