ALERT: Exit 20 on I-40 W near Maggie Valley is OPEN. Be advised that I-40 W after Exit 20 is one lane due to a rock slide. Visit the NCDOT website for the latest information.

Haywood County’s Best Places to Sip Back and Relax

We really can’t blame you for wanting to take a relaxing trip to the Smokies—the views are calming, the weather is more than pleasant, the food is always fresh, the beer is as crisp as the morning breeze, and the locally-distilled spirits are jam-packed with a hundred degrees of sweet, burning heat. As we get […]

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Iconic Sandwiches in Maggie Valley

FOODIE ALERT: There’s a new lunch spot in Maggie Valley!

Iconic Sandwiches made its debut this past December in Maggie Valley offering sandwiches from around the nation with names like “The Rockefeller” Rueben, “The North End” Meatball, and “The Down-Easter” Lobster Roll. From outside the restaurant looks like a cozy home on Soco Rd but as soon as you enter you’ll be greeted with bright […]

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How to Plan a Romantic Winter Getaway to the NC Smokies

Want to make this Valentine’s Day weekend a memorable one for you and your love? Fill it with cozy cabins, romantic dinners, plenty of wine, and days full of winter adventures! You’re only a scenic road trip away from the beautiful mountains of Haywood County for a weekend you won’t soon forget. Below is our […]

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Have a Romantic Valentine’s Day in Waynesville

February 14 will be here before you know it, but don’t panic: you still have plenty of time to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway to Waynesville with your sweetie. There aren’t many destinations naturally suited for an intimate weekend trip, but our slice of the Smokies is definitely one of them. Make new memories […]

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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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Family shopping for candy at Mast General Waynesville, NC

Waynesville Shopping Tour

As shopping season approaches and your list expands, don’t be the one giving out the boring gifts. Our locally-owned shops, boutiques, galleries, and markets offer unique, local items you won’t be able to find anywhere else. While a blog post can’t measure up to a stroll down Main Street or a walk though Frog Level, […]

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Family shopping for candy at Mast General Waynesville, NC

Ways to Treat Your Sweet Tooth in Haywood County

Got an insatiable sweet tooth? Haywood County has lots of ways to please your cravings! With several locally-owned bakeries, ice cream parlors, and chocolate shops, you know you’re going to get excellent service along with fresh, made-to-order treats. Keep reading to find your next favorite place to get something sweet in the Smokies! Bakeries Kandi’s […]

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Road Trip in Haywood County

Plan the Ultimate Fall Foliage Road Trip in Western North Carolina

All of the upcoming fall holidays and long weekends present plenty of opportunities to get away from home and relax before you lose your vacation days. If you’re hoping to take a last-minute road trip, make it worth your while and take the scenic route to Haywood County.  Our five mountain towns are a perfect […]

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Apple Harvest Festival 2017 in Waynesville, NC

2018 Waynesville Apple Harvest Festival Guide

When the warm weather of summer slips away, the people of Waynesville start to get excited for the coming season. The leaves will soon start adding speckles of color to the mountain vistas, and the apples growing throughout the county will finally be ripe for picking during the autumn harvest. We get together once a […]

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The Southern Storytellers Supper Series

Fall invites warm thoughts of coffee, good books, warm fires, and deep conversations with interesting people. We all have probably have a friend or two that are great at telling stories and recreating their experiences resulting in laughter or introspection. Those who are gifted in the art of storytelling are able to paint pictures within […]

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A Visual Guide to NC's Secret Foodie Capital, Frogs Leap Public House

A Visual Guide to NC’s Secret Foodie Capital

Tastebuds rejoice, we’ve compiled the yummiest, savory, sweet and delicious foodie havens hiding in plain sight for you. Haywood County is the foodie capital of WNC! Home to Master Chefs and over 700 working farms that provide fresh ingredients for culinary masterminds. No matter if you are a diehard breakfast club member or a lunch […]

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Where to Find the Best Coffee in Waynesville

Around here, we feel like coffee is a sacred ritual. It helps us get going in the morning, allows us keep going in the afternoon, and gives us a really good excuse to enjoy a pastry and some time with friends. Lucky for us, there are many unique and cozy spots to grab a cup […]

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