ALERT: Exit 20 on I-40 W near Maggie Valley is OPEN. Be advised that I-40 W after Exit 20 is one lane due to a rock slide. Visit the NCDOT website for the latest information.

Haywood County’s Best Places to Sip Back and Relax

We really can’t blame you for wanting to take a relaxing trip to the Smokies—the views are calming, the weather is more than pleasant, the food is always fresh, the beer is as crisp as the morning breeze, and the locally-distilled spirits are jam-packed with a hundred degrees of sweet, burning heat. As we get […]

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Hay Now Valentine

Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts They’ll Love

Flowers, chocolates, and stuffed teddy bears holding red hearts with “I Love You” written on them have taken over store shelves for the past month in preparation for Valentine’s Day, which is the second largest card-giving day of the year! With only a few days left before the big day, you’ll want to make sure […]

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Maggie Valley Ice Skating Rink

Winter Skating in Maggie Valley

Lace up your boots and get ready to shred the synthetic gnar in Maggie Valley. For two weeks starting February 8th – 17th Maggie Valley Festival Grounds will be home to a 40′ x 50′ synthetic ice skating rink. The first winter skating rink event hosted by the Maggie Valley Chamber is sure to be a fun […]

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Family gathered around the fire at a Boyd Mountain cabin

10 Ways to Plan Your Days

Happy National Plan For Vacation Day! You are busy. We get it. You’ve got a lot going on and sometimes the year just flies right by before you’ve had a chance to use all your vacation days. Don’t let 2019 get away from you. We are all so hyperconnected and busy that we forget to […]

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Your budget-friendly guide to shredding in the Smokies.

Our venues for outdoor adventure here in Haywood County do their best to extend the season as long as they can, which means even more snow-filled fun for you to enjoy this winter. Here are our favorite ways to get the best bang for your buck on a winter vacation in the Smoky Mountains. Cataloochee […]

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Iconic Sandwiches in Maggie Valley

FOODIE ALERT: There’s a new lunch spot in Maggie Valley!

Iconic Sandwiches made its debut this past December in Maggie Valley offering sandwiches from around the nation with names like “The Rockefeller” Rueben, “The North End” Meatball, and “The Down-Easter” Lobster Roll. From outside the restaurant looks like a cozy home on Soco Rd but as soon as you enter you’ll be greeted with bright […]

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hiking and outdoors in Haywood County NC

How to Plan a Romantic Winter Getaway to the NC Smokies

Want to make this Valentine’s Day weekend a memorable one for you and your love? Fill it with cozy cabins, romantic dinners, plenty of wine, and days full of winter adventures! You’re only a scenic road trip away from the beautiful mountains of Haywood County for a weekend you won’t soon forget. Below is our […]

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Devil's Courthouse

Winter Hike to Devil’s Courthouse

Don’t let the Blue Ridge Parkway closing in the Winter keep you from hiking! This 4ish mile hike will take you from Hwy 215 to Devil’s Courthouse and back. Enjoy amazing long range views and access to the Parkway with no cars! This hike is pet friendly as long as they are on a leash. […]

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Couple kissing on top of Max Patch.

Have a Romantic Valentine’s Day in Waynesville

February 14 will be here before you know it, but don’t panic: you still have plenty of time to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway to Waynesville with your sweetie. There aren’t many destinations naturally suited for an intimate weekend trip, but our slice of the Smokies is definitely one of them. Make new memories […]

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Black Balsam Knob Hiking Trail

National Plan For Vacation Day is January 29th

Americans left 705 million earned vacation days unused in 2018 That’s more than half of working Americans not using their well earned vacation days. In-depth research proves that Americans who take time to plan how they will use their vacation time in the year ahead are happier than those who do not. They are happier with […]

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Oak Hill Bed and Breakfast in the winter.

Waynesville’s Bed and Breakfasts: Winter Guide

We take Southern hospitality to another level here in Waynesville, even in our colder months. We welcome any traveler with open arms, eager to share our unique mountain heritage with the world. To experience everything, you’re going to need to stay a while. So, do it in style and warmth! Our bed and breakfasts are […]

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10 Resolutions That’ll Make Your 2019 Even Better.

New Year New You? Here are some resolutions you can stick to and improve your happiness in 2019. Among setting goals for your career, health, finances and more, be sure to include #TreatYoSelf days and do things that make you happy, not just successful! 1. Take a Hike We all know about endorphins by now […]

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