hey Ray -- if you guys end up staying in Bryson City and are looking for some breakfast... there's a diner right on Everret Street (the main drag downtown) with fantastic breakfast. i wish i could remember the name of the place, but it escapes me.
also, if you're looking for some hiking, Tom Branch Falls is a short distance up the Deep Creek Trail and is very nice. there are two other falls (Juney Whank and Indian Creek) very close to here... you can get all three in less than 2 miles. Deep Creek is just a stone's throw from Bryson City.