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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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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