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How to make yourself at home in Haywood County

If you’re planning on packing up and heading towards our neck of the woods for a while—maybe you’re working remote or taking advantage of e-Learning—you’re in for a real treat. There’s plenty of inspiration and adventure to fill your days in the NC Smokies! But, we know there are some parts of “home” that you […]

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Learn From Home in Haywood County

Virtual learning has thrown many of us for a loop. For your kids, it’s a challenge just to sit still sometimes. So, what if you headed off to a place where exploring is encouraged—where coloring outside the lines is a good thing? There’s no better place to e-learn than right here in our mountain towns […]

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#WFH Means Work from Haywood

Like most things in life right now, working from home is weird. We can roll out of bed just in time for that daily all-hands-on-deck conference call, and no one will ever know—as long as our cameras are off. But, the challenge of adjusting to this unusual routine presents a few advantages. One of the […]

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Answer the Call of the Open Road and Rest Your Head at Route 19 Inn

In an age of social distancing and the need for wide open spaces, Route 19 Inn answers the cravings of your road tripping heart while providing a clean and safe environment. This 1948 classic motor lodge nestled in a wooded enclave at the convergence of two trout streams offers retro vibes and modern amenities. Sitting […]

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Kid-Friendly Haywood County

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

It’s the peak of summer, where mornings are jumpstarted by bird songs and the evenings wind down with a glass of sweet tea or a local, cold brew (if you’re of age) against the backdrop of mountain peaks. Relaxing, right? It’s the kind of peace that only comes when the kids have had an adventure-packed […]

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Press Paws and Refresh in the Smokies

Fresh Smoky Mountain air, wide-open spaces, and a pocketful of treats make for a doggone good weekend if you ask us! Lucky for you and your best friend on four legs, we’ve got plenty of the first two, and we know a spot that can help with the third. If you’re looking for a weekend […]

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Order Takeout From These 8 Great Haywood County Restaurants

If you’re heading our way for a much-needed escape, we know one thing’s for sure: you’ve got pretty good taste. When it comes to nailing down that perfect spot to eat, things are little more complicated right now—but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on flavor! Our Smoky Mountain restaurants have been working harder […]

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Your Next Family Adventure in the Smokies

Looking to get the family out of the house for a while before they start to tear it apart? Don’t stress—there’s relief waiting for you in our mountains. What will it take for you to enjoy it, you ask? It’s easy: load up the car and take a weekend trip into the heart of the […]

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9 Ways to Shake off Cabin Fever in the NC Smokies

We don’t know about you but staring at the same four walls for the past few months has only made us crave outdoor adventure even more. Luckily, Haywood County is full of fresh air, open spaces, and one of the prettiest national parks in the entire country. If you’re ready to get out and explore […]

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Open Adventures in Maggie Valley – Live Blog

Open Adventures in Maggie Valley We’ve missed you. While you’ve been away, our local businesses have been taking every necessary precaution to minimize any risks to their teams’ and their customers’ health. If you’re exploring with us once again, you can do your part by practicing social distancing, wearing a face covering, and limiting your […]

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Open Restaurants in Maggie Valley – Live Blog

Open Restaurants in Maggie Valley We know you’re ready to dig into your favorite dishes. Our local restaurants have been busy preparing their eateries for your return. To ensure the safety of our businesses and their customers, the state of North Carolina is mandating that no indoor dining space can be more than 50% occupied, […]

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How to Celebrate the #SpiritOfTravel with a Haywood Staycation

This week we recognize National Travel & Tourism Week by focusing on the Spirit of Travel. The Haywood County Tourism Development Authority (known as Visit NC Smokies) sends our appreciation to our hospitality partners and community. We are all staying Haywood Strong, with confidence that everyone will make it through this together. Folks are anxious […]

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