Kid-Friendly Haywood County

Play Now: Kid-Friendly Things to Do This Summer in Haywood County

School’s out, and there’s plenty of time left to plan a fun-filled summer getaway to the NC Smokies with your family. Not only are our five mountain towns close to some of the best kid-friendly activities in the region, but they’re filled with some of the most affordable overnight accommodations you can find. Really, there’s […]

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Glamping in Haywood County

No, we didn’t make a mistake: we’re talking glamping, not camping. Interest in glamping has skyrocketed over the past few years as more and more adventurers opt for cozier stays on their camping excursions (and we think Instagram may have had something to do with it). While we’re known for being a mecca for outdoor […]

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Haywood 290 Cafe in Haywood County.

The Best Breakfast Spots in Haywood County

It’s the most important meal of the day—so why settle for anything less than the best? From pancake houses with a cult-like following to classic diners passed down from generation to generation, we put together a few places you’ve got to eat breakfast at while you’re in Haywood County. The Buttered Biscuit With a name […]

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Barista wearing red hat and making latte art in Orchard Coffee Shop

Award Winning Latte Artist Opens Coffee Shop in Waynesville

Orchard Coffee officially opened it’s doors yesterday in downtown Waynesville serving artisanal coffee and espresso drinks as well as fresh baked goods. The award winning latte artist and Owner of Orchard Coffee, Cabell (“rhymes with scrabble”) Tice, lays claim to three first place wins at the Latte Art Word Championship Open at Coffee Fest (NYC […]

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April 4: Wheels Through Time Open for 2019 Season

Don’t Miss Opening Day! April 4, 2019 Wheels Through Time will be opening their doors for the season. There’s always something new to see each season and if you are a first timer, plan to stay a while! Located in Maggie Valley, Wheels Through Time is close to several beautiful riding routes such as Tail […]

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Golf hole with a picturesque mountain backdrop.

Your Guide to Golfing in the Smokies

Golfing in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina is something special. The five towns of Haywood County have plenty of different courses that offer the relaxing game you’re looking for, plus stunning scenery that surrounds you on all sides. Spring is the perfect time to golf in Haywood, too: it provides a warm escape […]

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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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Pop's Place in Maggie Valley

Black History Month Interview with Val Hamilton

Written by Brindley Faile In honor of Black History Month and celebrating local community members who contribute greatly to Haywood County, I sat down with Valgene “Val” Hamilton, owner of Pop’s Place in Maggie Valley. This morning as I sipped my coffee and listened to Val, I was aware of how friendly the customers who […]

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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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Hay Now Valentine

Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts They’ll Love

Flowers, chocolates, and stuffed teddy bears holding red hearts with “I Love You” written on them have taken over store shelves for the past month in preparation for Valentine’s Day, which is the second largest card-giving day of the year! With only a few days left before the big day, you’ll want to make sure […]

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hiking and outdoors in Haywood County NC

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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Couple kissing on top of Max Patch.

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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