Aerial Night Shot of Cataloochee Ski Area

Slopes to learn on—or shred—this winter.

A winter in Haywood County is best spent embracing the treasures of the season. So, make the most of your time here and plan a weekend at the Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley for some outdoor adventure! This mountain is famous around these parts—read on to find out why beginners and experts spend days […]

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Remembering Raymond Fairchild: The Fastest Banjo Player in the World

On Sunday, October 13th, 2019 Raymond Fairchild passed at the age of 80 in Maggie Valley, NC. Local and national legend for his fast picking banjo talents and uncanny humor, Raymond leaves behind a legacy not to be forgotten. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Fairchild; his daughter, Susie Fairchild; his son and daughter […]

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Maggie Valley Lodging Tips & Suggestions

Maggie Valley is known for an array of lodging options. From hotels and motels to inns, cabins, resorts and RV parks, anyone and everyone can find what they need when visiting our corner of the Smokies. Different groups have different goals and desires when traveling and often times, it’s helpful to know which lodging options […]

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Maggie in the Fall—A Splendor all its own

For an explosion of autumn color, Maggie Valley is the place to be. Whether you’re hiking popular Waterrock Knob or shopping on Soco Road, vibrant hues will flood your vision. There’s an unparalleled magic when it comes to autumn in the Smokies. Not only are outdoor excursions popular this time of year, there are a […]

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September in Maggie: A Month of Fun Events

September can get lost between summertime and leaf season, but the fun never slows down in Maggie Valley. If you’re hoping for a relaxing getaway during a mild weather month, come visit during September. There is a variety of entertainment for family members of all ages, and during your stay, be sure to visit our […]

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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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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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It’s Snowing in Maggie Valley!

A big snow in early December was a fun surprise for Maggie Valley! Snow fort building and snowball fights were happening up and down Soco Road. Even though it caused some closures and slowdowns, the folks in Maggie were appreciative for a lovely snowfall, especially before Christmas. Hit the Mountain The natural snow and cool […]

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Holiday Cheer in Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley is a beautiful place to live and visit during the holiday season. A drive down Soco Road will offer views of storefronts and restaurants adorned in lights as well as 50 pairs of hand-painted skis. Where else will you see that? Most excitingly, you may even catch a few snowflakes while you’re here. […]

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Family shopping for candy at Mast General Waynesville, NC

Ways to Treat Your Sweet Tooth in Haywood County

Got an insatiable sweet tooth? Haywood County has lots of ways to please your cravings! With several locally-owned bakeries, ice cream parlors, and chocolate shops, you know you’re going to get excellent service along with fresh, made-to-order treats. Keep reading to find your next favorite place to get something sweet in the Smokies! Bakeries Kandi’s […]

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Fall Pumpkins

Experience Fall in Maggie Valley

Apples on the trees and footballs in the air signify fall is officially here, and with a vibrantly colorful landscape for miles around, now is a stunning time to visit Maggie Valley. We offer numerous seasonal excursions and experiences for family members of all ages. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a scenic byway that gives […]

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fall in maggie valley

Fall into Maggie: Best Fall Activities in Maggie Valley

Fall is a stunning time to visit any part of Western North Carolina, but especially Maggie Valley. If you’ve ever seen fall colors in the Smoky Mountains, you know what we’re talking about. Below are just a few of the reasons folks from all over the country visit The Valley in the fall. Leaf viewing […]

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