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.


Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War

March 2, 2015

The Haywood County Civil War Sesquicentennial, entitled “Last Shot Fired” will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Haywood County. The series of events will take place over three weekends in April, May and June of 2015. These events will educate and entertain, and will appeal to a variety of visitors from all Read more…