Feb 29 2016

Ohio Girl Travels Comes to the NC Smokies

Visit NC Smokies recently had the pleasure of hosting a group of incredibly talented and fun travel writers for a winter press trip. Check out what we did courtesy of Ohio Girl Travels!
Aug 11 2015

Guest Blog Winner – “Small Mountain Town The Perfect Home”

Earlier this summer, Visit NC Smokies held a "Selfie in the Smokies" Facebook contest where the winner was invited to write a guest blog for our website. We are happy to announce that the winner of the contest was Kim Gardner of Waynesville! She shared some of the many reasons why she loves Haywoo...
Mar 21 2016

The Blue Ridge Parkway: An intricate connection to Lake Junaluska

With the closest entrance only 16 minutes away, the Blue Ridge Parkway remains one of the most popular destinations for Lake Junaluska guests. But few realize that the Parkway’s history is entwined in the history of the lake—in fact, the Parkway wouldn’t come through North Carolina at all if not for...
Jul 11 2016

Why You Should Weekday Vacay…

You may be surprised at just how much you may enjoy a weekday getaway in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains. If our beautiful mountains aren't enough to entice you to off a few extra days, here are few more reasons why you should consider packing your bags for a week-long getaway in Haywood County.
Dec 01 2016

The Twelve Faves of Christmas

Planning to head to the NC Smokies this holiday season? If not, you may want to reconsider. Whether it's a quick weekend getaway from the holiday craziness of the city or a chance to spend a cozy Christmas vacation with the family in the mountains, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season.
Feb 17 2017

Come soar With Us: Kick Start Spring Motorcycle Season in the NC Smokies

Spring is stirring early in the mountains, so pack your saddle bags and head to the NC Smokies of Haywood County for the finest riding in the Southeast. From hair-raising mountain curves to mellow country roads, your quest for motorcycle utopia is over. Looking for waterfalls? We got it. Mountain sc...
Mar 06 2017

Move Over Norman Rockwell, Meet the N.C. Smokies

Authentic is our middle name here in the N.C. Smokies of Haywood County. We all hanker for simpler times, for an escape from the hectic schedules and demanding regimens that define our lives week in and week out. It’s time to leave the hustle-and-bustle behind and immerse yourself in a small-town ge...
Photo by Rachael McIntosh, courtesy of Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon
May 19 2016

Embark on an epic “Agri-Adventure” in Haywood County

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 & Rainbow Trout Caviar—while embodying the character of a rural community? This is Haywood County, NC...