Fresh adventure? Come and get it.

This place is absolutely gorgeous. We’re smack dab in the middle of the North Carolina Smoky Mountains, so prepare yourself for a vacation chock full of outdoor adventure, cultural delights, farm-to-table restaurants, unique shopping, farmers markets, craft breweries, mountain music, and anything else a fun-forward traveler could ever dream of.

Big John

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I love it around here.

Hi. I’m Big John and I’m so proud of this place. A fresh blend of pure mountain bliss and unique Appalachian culture, I love talking about the North Carolina Smokies. Check out these fun videos about hiking, brewpubs, motorcycling the Blue Ridge Parkway, discovering the local landscape along a quilt trail, fishing for trout, and bluegrass.


Join us for the the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War

May 4, 2015

The second part of a three part series to commemorate the Haywood County’s Civil War Sesquicentennial, entitled Preview“Last Shot Fired” will commemorate the 150th anniversary this upcoming weekend, May 8 – 11. The weekend events are guaranteed to educate, entertain and appeal to history buffs of all ages.  There are many small stories and events Read more…