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Are You Carolina Bound?

We've "lived here, done that" in the Bryson City / Western North Carolina area.

If you're looking for things-to-do, we'll work with you to maximize your Bryson City, Cherokee, Great Smoky Mountains Western North Carolina area vacation. Zip lining, Trout fishing, Rafting, Gem mining, Mountain Biking, Hike and camp on the Appalachian Trail... We've got an abundance of adventures here in the Great Smokies.  We'll take your dream vacation and turn it into a reality with our Carolina Bound Adventures Concierge service.

Want to really touch and feel the outdoors? Contract one of our professional back country guides for day hikes or 1 to 2 night backpacking hikes with all of the gear provided! Our Guide Service will take you on some of the most beautiful hikes or mountain biking adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains / Bryson City / Western North Carolina area and allow you to really get into the mountains.  Or check out our popular Breweries or Wineries tours! 

Haven't been to Bryson City North Carolina?  We're near Asheville, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and a hub of outdoor adventure, the Nantahala Outdoor Center.  Fontana Lake and the Nantahala River are here where you can raft, kayak, canoe and enjoy SUP rentals.  We specialize with families new to the area or new to the outdoors.  Helping you to plan your life outside, family activities and outdoor adventures, we'll put together an NC Smokies adventure trip with memories to last a lifetime.   Come play outdoors in Bryson City.  Come play with Carolina Bound Adventures! 

Meet Your Hosts


Bernadette Van Osdal
Chief Fun Counselor

The "Concierge" side of Carolina Bound Adventures, Bernie, will work with your vacation plans and turn them into the ultimate dream vacation. She has a long standing career in the advertising industry, is a Mom of 2 great boys, avid outdoorsperson, and consummate hostess.  Bernie's expertise living and playing in the Bryson City / Western North Carolina area will create an unforgettable experience for your family or group.


Mark Van Osdal
Head Adventure Guide

The "Guide" side of Carolina Bound Adventures, Mark, has sought out the best Bryson City / Western North Carolina / Smoky Mountain area day hikes, waterfall hikes, overnight hikes and mountain biking and will provide an event to help you really get close to nature. Check out our Waterfalls and Brewery Tour or the Wineries Tour also!
Mark has been exploring the outdoors of Western North Carolina for over 16 years hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking and rafting.  He is a 3 time Ironman Triathlon finisher and holds certifications in CPR/AED, Wilderness First Aid, Whitewater Raft Guiding, Swiftwater Rescue & is a volunteer search and rescue technician (SRT4) for the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.