Explore Haywood’s Incredible B&B Options

You’ve seen the exciting adventures that await you in Haywood County, but where are you going to kick up your feet at the end of the day? Great news! Haywood has much to choose from when it comes to accommodations. If you love the charm of a Bed and Breakfast, here are some options from […]

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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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Spend Your Spring Break in the NC Smokies

Are there any two lovelier words than Spring Break? Whether you are looking to kick back and relax after a long winter or seek out adventure at every corner, we have you covered. We’ve put together this family-friendly guide to help alleviate the stress of planning a vacation so you can make the most of […]

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Make Your Valentine’s Day Plans Extra Sweet This Year

These old mountains we love to explore will always provide space for the romantics to enjoy. Something about seeing the snow speckled layers at sunset, feeling the warmth of a coffee through your mittens, or the comfort of your loved one locking arms with you while y’all stroll the small mountain town streets, all make […]

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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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Winter Golfing in Waynesville: An Untraditional Getaway

The NC Smokies is known for our winter sports: Skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, and even golfing. Yes, golfing! Just because there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy mountain golf in the Smokies. Explore some of the incredible golf courses Waynesville has to offer. Book your tee times and lodging, and golf to your […]

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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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Family gathered around the fire at a Boyd Mountain cabin

Guide to Renting a Waynesville Mountain Cabin

Ready for your slice of heaven in our enchanted part of the Smoky Mountains? Staying in a spectacular mountain cabin is the best way to experience the magic of Waynesville! If this is your first time booking a cabin, you’ve no doubt got a few questions about the process. We’ve done our best to answer […]

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Take a Self Guided Tour of the Waynesville Public Art Trail

Take a walk! Enjoy a break from remote working, stretch your legs after a big lunch in town, or make it an educational activity for the kids. Waynesville is home to a thriving community of artists, practicing traditional crafts in the footsteps of their Appalachian forbearers or pushing the boundaries of contemporary art. From the […]

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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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Girl taking a selfie with her dog in downtown Waynesville, NC.

How to Make the Most of Your Weekend in Waynesville

Spring is a beautiful time to visit the North Carolina Smoky Mountains, especially the quaint, artsy town of Waynesville. With the right knowledge and adequate planning, you can make the most of your trip. Whether you enjoy dining, shopping, hiking, relaxing or all of the above, Waynesville has what you’re looking for. If you’re looking […]

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