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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.

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There is something brewing in Haywood County…

May 18, 2015

While North Carolina Beer Month (April) may be over, there is still A LOT brewing around Haywood County.  Our four local microbreweries have a variety of seasonal taps available like Boojum Brewing’s Tropical Green Tea Pale Ale and the Folkmalt Mango Lager at Bearwaters Brewing in addition to our favorite year-round taps like the Salamander Read more…