Folkmoot Summerfest Returns in 2021!

Folkmoot, North Carolina’s Official International Folk Festival, returns to hosting programs and events beginning with the reimagining of its Summerfest scheduled from Thursday, July 22 to Sunday, July 25. The festival will be located at Lake Junaluska, Downtown Waynesville, and the Folkmoot Friendship Center. The Folkmoot Summerfest is focused on celebrating American Cultural Diversity. Performers […]

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Celebrate the 4th in Haywood County

Looking forward to Independence weekend? Haywood County should be your destination of choice! We’ve said it before, so you might know that we have lots of affordable places to stay, savory cooking in locally-owned restaurants, and plenty of ways to enjoy the best of summer. But the Fourth brings its own fun ways to celebrate, […]

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Handcrafted Treasures in Waynesville

Waynesville is home to a wide array of talented artisans who are excited to share their craft. These Smoky Mountain makers work with a diverse range of mediums and products to produce beautiful art and specialty products. Find a locally crafted selection of soaps, jewelry, pottery, and more. There’s something so meaningful about taking home […]

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Step to it in Waynesville

If you’re all a-boot that hiking life, then look no further. Waynesville has hiking trails that will blow your outdoor performance socks off. Venture along beautiful trails to crystal clear waters or stunning mountain summits. All you need is some gear and a passion for the great outdoors. Check out our nearby hiking trails for […]

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Your Sizzling Summer Itinerary for Waynesville

It’s that time of year to get out and enjoy the warm embrace of summer in the Smokies. Put on your shades and get ready for tan lines and mountain inclines. Waynesville has all you need to make your trip one for the scrapbooks. Check out these fun things to do in our town this […]

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Day Trips from Waynesville, NC

We are proud to say that when it comes to the ultimate Smoky Mountain vacation, Waynesville has it all. With our selection of fine dining, thrilling outdoor excursions, and scenic views, you’ve got the perfect place to stay. Another perk of Waynesville is our convenience to nearby places to explore. Add to the excitement of […]

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“Craft” the Ultimate Brewery Tour

It’s no secret that as the weather starts warming up, a delicious craft brew really hits the spot. To quench your thirst for beer and adventure, this area of the North Carolina Smokies is serving up the perfect pairing of outdoor activities and unique craft brews that will have you coming back year after year […]

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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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