Wind Down in Waynesville’s Hotels & Motels

A day filled with thrilling adventures can wear you out. Come home to a comfortable place to relax and rejuvenate. Our local hotels and motels have several unique offerings for a perfect ending to your day. Hibernate in a Hotel Waynesville is known for its Appalachian charm, so why not carry that theme over to […]

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How to Eat Farm to Table Fresh in Waynesville

When it comes to food, there’s no question that fresh is best! In Waynesville, many of our restaurants work with local farmers to provide fresh and locally grown ingredients. Not only can you expect a delicious meal, but you can feel good knowing you are supporting local farmers and enjoying a dish made with regionally […]

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Waynesville’s Buzzing Arts & Shopping Scene

What do you get when you mix the most delightful section of the Smoky Mountains with creative residents who find inspiration from the abundance of beautiful scenery that surrounds them? A melting pot of unique treasures—that’s what! You can discover this art-lovers’ delight for yourself in Waynesville, North Carolina. Here’s all you need to know […]

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Sunrise over Cataloochee Ski Area

What is Winter NC Smokies Style?

Winter in the NC Smokies offers a little something for everyone. In the mood to warm up with craft beer? Our local breweries have plenty of seasonal selections to sip through. Up for high-speed adventure? We know a ski area in Maggie Valley where you can scratch your adrenaline itch. Or maybe you just want to study Smoky Mountain […]

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Take Your Shoes Off and Stay a While in Maggie Valley

After a long day of fun-filled adventures in Maggie Valley, coming home to a cozy place to rest and relax is the cherry on top. Our local hotels and motels have several unique offerings—making them the perfect place for you and your crew to unwind. Whether you prefer a beautiful view, appreciate a fun theme, […]

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5 Things to Do in the NC Smokies this Winter

There’s nothing like a Smoky Mountain winter. The extra-crisp air and the crunch of snow beneath your feet are welcome reminders that the cold season is here—and it brought some friends along for the ride. If you’re ready to explore the NC Smokies this winter, start by checking these 5 adventures off your to-do list. […]

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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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Brother and sister riding the ski lift up to a snowy Cataloochee Valley ski slope on a sunny morning

Guide: Give your Maggie Valley ski trip a lift!

As the seasons start to change, we know you’re eager to enjoy the winter activities. The cold weather is getting us excited for bundling up, clipping into our skis, and hitting the slopes. Whether you are a first-timer or a pro, Cataloochee Ski Area offers 18 slopes for plenty of snow sliding fun. While we […]

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Snow-covered trees adorned with soft-glowing lanterns hang above the icy streets of Downtown Waynesville in the winter.

Your Haywood Holiday How To: Christmas Trees & Gift Shopping

When the holiday season rolls around, it brings a few chores with it. The first is finding the perfect Fraser fir to decorate. The second is finding the gifts to put underneath your tree. Here in our part of the Smoky Mountains, we know quite a few places that can help you accomplish both. Check […]

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women shopping at woodworking gallery in Waynesville, NC during the holiday season

Waynesville’s Holiday Shopping Guide for Unique Gift Givers

If you’re the best gift-giver in your circle, it can be hard to live up to your own reputation. Lucky for you, Waynesville is more than a beautiful and cozy mountain town—it’s also the perfect place to find something special for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Check out our guide below for some help […]

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Simply Soco Store

Where to do your holiday shopping in Maggie Valley

The holiday season always brings joy, but if you’re a last-minute shopper, you may be feeling some pressure to cross every item off your shopping list before the first snowfall. There’s good news if you fall into this category: there’s something for everyone in Maggie Valley! Check out our local stores and bring home some […]

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