Our Team

Cherie Bowers

Chérie Bowers – Owner / Broker

I count myself incredibly lucky for being born and raised in Western North Carolina, and having raised my family here as well. I couldn’t imagine being any other place. The landscape is beautiful, the people are friendly and the mountains offer endless activities and enjoyment. Real estate has been my career since 1995 and I opened Smoky Mountain Getaways in 2001. I have the best job in the world! Helping a family have an unforgettable vacation or assisting someone purchase the home of their dreams never gets old. It has led to many new friends over the years whom I treasure.

With family and friends I enjoy hiking, boating, kayaking, visiting local festivals and taking advantage of all the Smoky Mountains have the offer. Great memories are made with friends and relatives just sitting on the porch enjoying the views and eating way too much southern food.


Laura Bowers – Broker / Vacation Rentals

Laura Bowers

Nothing compares to growing up in a small town in the Great Smoky Mountains. I spent my summers camping in the Cataloochee Valley and swimming in some of the most picturesque (and coldest) swimming holes you can find. Countless nights were spent star gazing while huddled around a campfire. It was evident even as a young child, that the mountains were my home and always would be.

A bad case of wanderlust during college led me to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where I ended up working on a real life dude ranch. It was there that I developed a love of the hospitality industry and of helping families have a once in a lifetime vacation. I saw first-hand the memories that were created by the guests and reveled in the fact that I played a part in making their stay unforgettable.

Once I was back in North Carolina, it was a natural progression to begin work at Smoky Mountain Getaways. I am extremely blessed to be part of a family owned and operated business and truly look forward to coming to work each and every day. With the use of my local knowledge, I will help you plan and reserve the perfect vacation that is tailored to your specific needs. I am also happy to recommend the area’s best activities, restaurants and fun things to do!


Steve Bowers – Broker / Owner

Steve made Jackson County his home after graduating Western Carolina University with a degree in Business. He became involved in the construction industry and has at one time or another been involved in most aspects of residential construction. From home building to excavating to utility work, he has a unique perspective on the real estate business that few can match.

He recently made the decision to join his wife Cherie in real estate but he also takes care of a lot of the day to day maintenance that comes with the vacation rental business.