Rafting and Tubing

cabin rentals near NC raftingCornerstone Cabin Rentals offers a great location to stay if you’re interested in taking part in the area’s great whitewater. Edge of the World and other outfitters can provide great day trips to raft the Watauga River and others in the region. EOW provides great guides and they’ve been rafting the whitewater of the area for the past 30 years!

The Watauga River is dam-controlled, which means that the water level is great from spring to fall, guaranteed! For a little extra adventure, ride rodeo at the biggest rapid, Anaconda, or reserve a torrent (a sit on top kayak, no experience necessary) to take down with the rafters in your group when you make your reservation.

There is certainly no shortage of quality white water rafting in the mountains of western North Carolina that is sure to be fun for people of all ages and any sort of group that you might be traveling with. Cutting through the heart of lush mountain forests and valleys are the Nolichucky River, Watauga River, New River, and Wilson Creek, all of which are truly amazing rafting experiences.

Rafters of all ages and experiences have been flocking to this region to ride the rapids of the Nolichucky River. The world class rafting experience has adventure seekers and newcomers thirsty for more. The Nolichucky cuts through gorges and valleys and through mountains all the way from the mountains of North Carolina and ending after 115 miles of river and rapids in Tennessee. The rafting trip will take anywhere from 4 to 7 hours, surely giving you a once in a lifetime experience! Since the trip is so long, a break is always taken along one of the large sandy beaches to serve lunch for all rafters. This rafting trip is surely like no other and will leave you breathless as you see the scenery. With great weather and the perfect rapids, there’s no beating rafting the Nolichucky.


Nearly every rafting expedition in the area begins and ends mere moments away from your cabin rental. Cornerstone cabins Banner Elk are the perfect central location for all of your mountain adventures and allows you to return to a warm, cozy environment with all the amenities and comforts necessary to make your stay with us a truly unforgettable and enjoyable time!