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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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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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Hay Now, Let’s Eat!

One of Haywood’s greatest assets is the culinary experience you can have while in the NC Smokies. Our mountain towns offer diverse culinary options, many of which are farm to table and locally owned. From curbside takeout and outdoor dining to the new indoor modifications, Haywood restaurants are still cooking up culinary greatness. Restaurant owners: […]

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9 Ways to Shake off Cabin Fever in the NC Smokies

We don’t know about you but staring at the same four walls for the past few months has only made us crave outdoor adventure even more. Luckily, Haywood County is full of fresh air, open spaces, and one of the prettiest national parks in the entire country. If you’re ready to get out and explore […]

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Open Restaurants in Maggie Valley – Live Blog

Open Restaurants in Maggie Valley We know you’re ready to dig into your favorite dishes. Our local restaurants have been busy preparing their eateries for your return. To ensure the safety of our businesses and their customers, the state of North Carolina is mandating that no indoor dining space can be more than 50% occupied, […]

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