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.

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Time to “Choose & Cut” the Perfect Christmas Tree

November 17, 2014

Every holiday season, starting in mid-November, the choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms nestled among the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina attract visitors both near and far in search of the perfect Christmas tree. Haywood County is home to four locally owned and operated farms specializing in North Carolina Frazier firs. Tree-seekers search the mountainside for Read more…