Back Porch of BearWaters Brewing

Why You Should Spend Memorial Day in the NC Smokies

If you’re anything like us, you’re just now getting around to planning out your extended Memorial Day Weekend. And that’s okay (at least, that’s what we’re telling ourselves) because this mountain destination has got plenty happening for last-minute planners. Check out why so many people are joining us in Haywood County this weekend! Beautiful Weather […]

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Saint Patrick’s Weekend Shenanigans

Pull out everything green that you own and gear up for Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17th). Whether you’re Irish 365 days a year or only on Saint Patrick’s Day, there are plenty of events for you to celebrate the holiday to avoid being green with envy. 3/16 Luck of the Arts Check out all Downtown […]

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Best Smoky Mountain Wedding Venues

Love + Mountains = Perfection Are you dreaming of a Smoky Mountain wedding? We know searching for the perfect wedding venue can be daunting so we’ve complied all the best dreamy venues for you right here! Haywood County is home to some of the most beautiful mountain wedding venues in North Carolina. From small intimate […]

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Maggie Valley Ice Skating Rink

Winter Skating in Maggie Valley

Lace up your boots and get ready to shred the synthetic gnar in Maggie Valley. For two weeks starting February 8th – 17th Maggie Valley Festival Grounds will be home to a 40′ x 50′ synthetic ice skating rink. The first winter skating rink event hosted by the Maggie Valley Chamber is sure to be a fun […]

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Family gathered around the fire at a Boyd Mountain cabin

10 Ways to Plan Your Days

Happy National Plan For Vacation Day! You are busy. We get it. You’ve got a lot going on and sometimes the year just flies right by before you’ve had a chance to use all your vacation days. Don’t let 2019 get away from you. We are all so hyperconnected and busy that we forget to […]

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Black Balsam Knob Hiking Trail

National Plan For Vacation Day is January 29th

Americans left 705 million earned vacation days unused in 2018 That’s more than half of working Americans not using their well earned vacation days. In-depth research proves that Americans who take time to plan how they will use their vacation time in the year ahead are happier than those who do not. They are happier with […]

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10 Resolutions That’ll Make Your 2019 Even Better.

New Year New You? Here are some resolutions you can stick to and improve your happiness in 2019. Among setting goals for your career, health, finances and more, be sure to include #TreatYoSelf days and do things that make you happy, not just successful! 1. Take a Hike We all know about endorphins by now […]

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Celebrate New Year’s in the Smokies!

Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve? You do now! Visit the North Carolina Smoky Mountains in Haywood County to ring in 2019. There is something for everyone to enjoy from family-friendly fun to partying the night away with friends. Check us out! Note: space fills up quickly, reservations are recommended. Maggie Valley Inn […]

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Lake Junaluska decorated for Christmas 2017

Destination Christmas: Lake Junaluska

All are invited to Lake Junaluska December 6-9 for Appalachian Christmas, a special festive event including multiple concerts, a storyteller and a craft show. The Lake Junaluska Singers will return, under Director Mary Huff and Associate Director Kathy Geyer McNeil, to perform Handel’s Messiah and a special Christmas concert during Appalachian Christmas. Handel’s Messiah is […]

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Remax Float blowing fire in the Waynesville Christmas Parad

Get Festive: Seasonal Events in Haywood County

Locals and visitors tend to agree that the holiday season in Haywood County is nothing short of magical. Surrounded on all sides by iconic Blue Ridge peaks, it’s easy to forget you’re in Appalachia and not in a blockbuster holiday rom-com. We’ve got seasonal markets, shows, parades, and other celebratory events slated for the coming […]

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Family Friendly Spring Break

Family Friendly Thanksgiving Vacation Activities

Thanksgiving brings families together making us take a moment to slow down and relax… wait no, that’s not completely right. If you have kids you know Thanksgiving can be a whirlwind of being entertainment hosts, “are we there yets”, and delicious food aromas that torture your kids for hours before they’re allowed to eat it. […]

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