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Couple eating outdoors in Downtown Waynesville, NC

The Most Romantic Restaurants in the NC Smokies

It’s that time of year again when love fills the air—or maybe it’s just the smell of Frog Leap’s pecan-crusted mountain rainbow trout? Either way, the thought of taking your love up to the Smoky Mountains for an extended weekend of relaxation and reconnection should make you giddy with excitement. We know every memorable holiday […]

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Sunrise over Cataloochee Ski Area

What is Winter NC Smokies Style?

Here in the NC Smokies, we treat winter just like we do every other season: with a little something for everyone. In the mood to warm up from the inside with craft beer? Our local breweries have plenty of seasonal selections to taste your way through. Are you up for high-speed adventure? We know a […]

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Skiiers at Cataloochee Ski Area

How to Plan a Romantic Winter Getaway to the NC Smokies

Want to make Valentine’s Day 2020 is 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 Smoky Mountains of North Carolina for a weekend you won’t soon forget. Below is […]

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Couple spending a romantic afternoon creekside in Maggie Valley, NC.

How to Plan a Romantic Getaway in Maggie Valley

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway during the winter months, Maggie Valley is the place to be. Whether you’re newly in love or celebrating an anniversary, Maggie Valley is a destination that will keep the flame burning. 1). Delicious dining When planning your meals, there’s no need to leave Soco Road for dining options. […]

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Family on the porch at Boyd Mountain Cabins in Waynesville, NC

6 Ways to Stay in Haywood County

Want to know the best part about staying in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina? No, it’s not the views, or the overlooks, or the hiking, or the food—although you won’t complain about any of those either. The best part about staying in the Smokies is all the ways you can stay with us. […]

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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 2020. There is something for everyone to enjoy from family-friendly fun to partying the night away with friends. Check out our Facebook Events to stay in the know! Note: space fills up […]

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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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2019 Seasonal Events in Haywood County

Good tidings to all our established and soon-to-be Haywood County festival-lovers! The cool air and the autumnal colors dappling our mountains means the holiday season is right around the corner. And as always, we’ve got some spectacular celebrations planned, filled with the necessary Smoky Mountain staples: home-grown song and dance, plenty of delicious food, and […]

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Fall color in Waynesville, NC.

Waynesville’s Winter Arts Scene

As host to many local and visiting artists, Waynesville’s art scene never slows down, even in the chilly winter months. Whether your goal is to peruse all of the local galleries or attend a singular event, we offer many art-infused options. Main Street’s Art After Dark The final Art After Dark of 2019 will be […]

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Day Trips to Haywood County

Another weekend has come and gone, along with another opportunity to spend a day here in the heart of the Smokies. Not only are day trips to Haywood County full of excitement and plenty to do once you reach us, but the drive itself is an adventure full of sweeping vistas and rugged mountain terrain. […]

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BBQ preparation

4 Best BBQ Spots in Haywood County

They don’t just call us the Smokies because of the lingering fog that rolls over the mountains every morning—we also do homestyle, smoked BBQ better than anyone else in the South. We’ll let y’all settle the age-old tomato-based versus vinegar-based versus mustard-based BBQ sauce debate amongst yourselves—but we recommend you do it in one of […]

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