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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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Oak Hill Bed and Breakfast in the winter.

Waynesville’s Bed and Breakfasts: Winter Guide

We take Southern hospitality to another level here in Waynesville, even in our colder months. We welcome any traveler with open arms, eager to share our unique mountain heritage with the world. To experience everything, you’re going to need to stay a while. So, do it in style and warmth! Our bed and breakfasts are […]

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Children running through rows of Fraser firs at Boyd Mountain Tree Farms

Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farms

When the second weekend of November rolls around, people don’t walk, they run to Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farms in Waynesville to secure one of their finest Fraser firs to display proudly for the next few weeks. But how did these trees become so popular, and how did the recession of 2008 cause a national […]

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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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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 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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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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Taste of Haywood June

Get A Taste of Haywood: June

Taste of Haywood is a monthly eMagazine dedicated to celebrating the seasonal flavors of Haywood County and the farmers, growers & artisan producers behind them. Read it FREE online! Take the journey with us as we explore local farms, share recipes and make shopping lists from the best seasonal ingredients. In each monthly issue you’ll learn […]

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April is NC Beer Month

April: NC Beer Month

It is no secret that outdoor adventures pair perfectly with a delicious craft beer and that is exactly what you will find in Haywood County, NC. So come celebrate NC Beer Month with us and get your fill of the very best craft beer and epic adventures, all at the same time!

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