How to Eat Farm to Table Fresh in Waynesville

When it comes to food, there’s no question that fresh is best! In Waynesville, many of our restaurants work with local farmers to provide fresh and locally grown ingredients. Not only can you expect a delicious meal, but you can feel good knowing you are supporting local farmers and enjoying a dish made with regionally […]

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Spend Your Spring Break in the NC Smokies

Are there any two lovelier words than Spring Break? Whether you are looking to kick back and relax after a long winter or seek out adventure at every corner, we have you covered. We’ve put together this family-friendly guide to help alleviate the stress of planning a vacation so you can make the most of […]

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Sunrise over Cataloochee Ski Area

What is Winter NC Smokies Style?

Winter in the NC Smokies offers a little something for everyone. In the mood to warm up with craft beer? Our local breweries have plenty of seasonal selections to sip through. Up for high-speed adventure? We know a ski area in Maggie Valley where you can scratch your adrenaline itch. Or maybe you just want to study Smoky Mountain […]

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Winter fun is just steps away in the NC Smokies

One of the best things about the NC Smokies is that we are open for fun and adventure all year round. So, grab your skis, your winter jackets and get ready to experience some wintery wonders in the NC Smokies. Use our guide below to plan your weekend of fun! A breath of fresh (crispy) […]

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Get in the Winter Spirits: 10 Local Drinks to Celebrate the Season

If there’s one thing Western North Carolina is known for, it’s our local-made spirits and ales. From moonshine and whiskey to IPAs and seasonal brews, when you’re around these parts, you’re sure to find a drink option warm your belly. Whether it’s been a long day of winter sports or you want to kick back […]

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A Visual Guide to NC’s Secret Foodie Capital

By now, it’s no secret: Haywood County is the real foodie capital of WNC! We’re home to Master Chefs and more than 700 working farms that provide fresh ingredients for our resident culinary masterminds. From Italian dishes to traditional Southern cooking and just about everything in between, you’re sure to find a spot or two […]

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10+ Best Restaurants with Outdoor Seating in Haywood County

This pandemic has certainly brought on strange times and new dining protocols, however, we certainly don’t mind the side effect of an increasing number of restaurants offering more outdoor dining options now. Even as the weather begins to cool down for fall, there’s nothing like wearing cozy layers and enjoying a warm meal on an […]

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#WFH Means Work from Haywood

Like most things in life right now, working from home is weird. We can roll out of bed just in time for that daily all-hands-on-deck conference call, and no one will ever know—as long as our cameras are off. But, the challenge of adjusting to this unusual routine presents a few advantages. One of the […]

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Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen | Visit NC Smokies

Order Takeout From These 8 Great Haywood County Restaurants

If you’re heading our way for a much-needed escape, we know one thing’s for sure: you’ve got pretty good taste. When it comes to nailing down that perfect spot to eat, things are little more complicated right now—but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on flavor! Our Smoky Mountain restaurants have been working harder […]

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Dine at Haywood County’s Newest Lakeside Restaurant

The Terrace Bistro has opened at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, offering a rare lakeside dining option in Haywood County. Located on the third floor of The Terrace Hotel, the restaurant has both indoor and outdoor dining options. The Terrace allows for a panoramic view of the 200-acre lake and surrounding Great Smoky […]

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