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Enjoy the Holidays in Haywood with our Winter Itinerary

December 22, 2014

Are you heading to Haywood County over the holidays but need a little help figuring out what to do? You’ve come to the right place because we’ve got just what you’re looking for.  Whether its traversing one of the Southern most ski areas in the country with the family or warming up with a locally-brewed Read more…


Winter Hiking Reccomendation – Sam’s Summits Loop Trail

December 15, 2014

I don’t know about you, but winter is one my favorite times of the year.  The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is full of excitement while the months following are dotted with anticipation of hearing that four-letter word uttered by the local weatherman (yes, I’m talking about SNOW).  The mere mention of a Read more…


Shop Local in Haywood this Holiday Season & Win Local!

December 8, 2014

  THINK BIG & SHOP SMALL this holiday season and ENTER TO WIN in Buy Haywood’s #ShopSmall Contest.   Join the efforts of Buy Haywood  and ‘purchase with a purpose’ by using your holiday shopping dollars to invest in the agricultural backbone of Haywood County.   Support of local agripreneurs keeps farms viable and preserves access Read more…


‘Tis the Season for Giving at Cataloochee Ski

December 1, 2014

If your planning to hit the slopes this Sunday, December 7th at Cataloochee Ski Area, might we suggest you not only pack your skis, but pack a box of canned foods or toss in a few of those winter coats you don’t wear anymore. Don’t worry, you’re not going to get stranded in a snow Read more…


Shop Small in Haywood County, NC!

November 24, 2014

Can you imagine a place where farmers grow hundreds of acres of fresh produce, graze cattle, raise shrubs, trees, herbs and bees—create dozens of value-added products like Peach Shine Jam and Rainbow Trout Caviar—while embodying the character of a rural community? Welcome to our Haywood County!   Shopping small on Saturday, November 29th, does not Read more…


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…


The Indian Marker Tree at The Swag

November 10, 2014

On a recent visit to The Swag Country Inn in Waynesville, I learned about an intriguing point of interest located near the Inn along the Cataloochee Divide Trail.  This hiking trail is one of the main paths that weaves you through the mountains and terrain surrounding the Cataloochee Valley area of Haywood County.  A very Read more…


Cataloochee Ski Area now open for its 54th season!

November 6, 2014

It is music to any skier or snowboarders ears: Cataloochee Ski Area is now open and ready for it’s 54th winter season.  With opening day taking place this past Sunday, November 2nd, several of Cataloochee’s slopes were groomed and ready to welcome the season’s first skiers and snowboarders to some of the best conditions in Read more…