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.


Traffic Alert – Lanes Closed on I-40 Near Maggie Valley

June 18, 2015

I-40 Slope Stabilization is currently taking place at MM 7 in Haywood County near Maggie Valley.  I-40 East & Westbound at MM 7 – 1 lane in each direction is projected to be closed from now until July 1, 2015.  Traffic will be shifted into a temporary alignment in order to facilitate the blasting and Read more…