Although the site seems focused on motorcycle touring there are so many activities to do within a relative short distance. Approximent driving distance from the cabin.
Colored words are links to websites.
Fontana Lake has boating, fishing with boat rentals available. 15 minutes
Bryson City Shops, places to eat spend the evening relaxing. 25 minutes
Motorcycle maps and a nice Facebook page.
Robbinsville area this web site should have most of the local things listed 20 minutes
Cherohala Skyway this road offers some excellent views and usually not much traffic. 30 minutes
Tellico Plains This town is located at the east end of the Cherohala Skyway probably has some of my favorite places to eat, maybe because I am always hungry after riding the skyway Kat’s diner, and The beach are both located on the river as you come into town. If you want something a little different try Tellico Grains very good food you will not go wrong at any of those 3. 1 hour
Bald River Falls this is a stone road so use your own judgement. I have ridden to it several times nice falls but there are so many others that are not on stone. 75 minutes
Gatlinburg. The shortest way is to Cherokee then to Gatlinburg. Or nice riding loop by going through the dragon to the foothills parkway to Townsend, TN then 73 through the park to Gatlinburg the on the way back 441 over the mountains to Cherokee.
Wheels Through Time a museum in Maggie Valley this place is pretty interesting for the history of motorcycles. 1 hour
Nantahala River Rafting Kayaking, Rafting up to class 3 rapids. 30 minutes
Mingo Falls Located north of Cherokee about a 20 minute hike awesome when there has been a lot of rain. 45 min