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How to Plan a Romantic Getaway in Maggie Valley

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway during the winter months, Maggie Valley is the place to be. Whether you’re newly in love or celebrating an anniversary, Maggie Valley is a destination that will keep the flame burning. 1). Delicious dining When planning your meals, there’s no need to leave Soco Road for dining options. […]

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Family on the porch at Boyd Mountain Cabins in Waynesville, NC

6 Ways to Stay in Haywood County

Want to know the best part about staying in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina? No, it’s not the views, or the overlooks, or the hiking, or the food—although you won’t complain about any of those either. The best part about staying in the Smokies is all the ways you can stay with us. […]

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Celebrate New Year’s in the Smokies!

Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve? You do now! Visit the North Carolina Smoky Mountains in Haywood County to ring in 2020. There is something for everyone to enjoy from family-friendly fun to partying the night away with friends. Check out our Facebook Events to stay in the know! Note: space fills up […]

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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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Let Maggie Valley Cure Your Winter Blues

If you aren’t used to the cold, winter can be a tough time to plan a trip. With shorter days and freezing temperatures, it’s sometimes hard to feel peppy or find the energy to get outside and enjoy the beautiful mountains. With that being said, there are a number of ways Maggie Valley can cure […]

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Children running through rows of Fraser firs at Boyd Mountain Tree Farms

Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farms

When the second weekend of November rolls around, people don’t walk, they run to Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farms in Waynesville to secure one of their finest Fraser firs to display proudly for the next few weeks. But how did these trees become so popular, and how did the recession of 2008 cause a national […]

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Appalachian Christmas at Lake Junaluska

Awaken the spirit of Christmas! Get your holy jolly spirit kickstarted this winter by attending an Appalachian Christmas Craft Show or a holiday concert at Lake Junaluska Dec. 12-15. “In Appalachia, we have a rich history of gathering with loved ones as we take in the festive sights and sounds of the season in this […]

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Enjoy a Tasty Thanksgiving in the NC Smokies

Can you believe the Thanksgiving holiday is just a little over two weeks away? It seems like just yesterday we were waiting with anticipation for the first autumn leaf to turn red. Now the end of fall is here and we are now gearing up Thanksgiving.

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2019 Seasonal Events in Haywood County

Good tidings to all our established and soon-to-be Haywood County festival-lovers! The cool air and the autumnal colors dappling our mountains means the holiday season is right around the corner. And as always, we’ve got some spectacular celebrations planned, filled with the necessary Smoky Mountain staples: home-grown song and dance, plenty of delicious food, and […]

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Fall color in Waynesville, NC.

Waynesville’s Winter Arts Scene

As host to many local and visiting artists, Waynesville’s art scene never slows down, even in the chilly winter months. Whether your goal is to peruse all of the local galleries or attend a singular event, we offer many art-infused options. Main Street’s Art After Dark The final Art After Dark of 2019 will be […]

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