Fox and Owl Studio on Elopments

7 Reasons Why You Should Elope in the Smokies

Elopements are gaining popularity among engaged couples with their romantic and intimate ceremonies, usually in destinations rather than hometowns. They can be as extravagant or as simple as the couple desires. Receptions for friends and families can still be held but elopements allow for flexibility in dates, locations, and budgets. We asked local photographers of […]

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Easter Egg hunt at Lake Junaluska

Easter Weekend Events and Where to Dine

Easter rests on April 1st, 2018. We hope you enjoy your stay in the NC Smokies. If you’d like to dine on Easter Sunday or attend a local event we have listed them below. There are fun activities going on all weekend! Restaurants offering an Easter Brunch & Buffets on Sunday: Rendezvous Restaurant: Easter Brunch […]

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Melange of the Mountains

Mélange of the Mountains Photos 2018

The Mélange of the Mountains is an annual event put on by the Haywood Chamber of Commerce and hosted at the Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville, NC. This event features top local chefs’ creations judged by their categories. Attendees can sample the dishes and vote for their favorite in the People’s Choice Award. There […]

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Summer Festival Event Guide

The best festivals combine music, food, crafts, and more to create an unforgettable experience for you! 2018 brings us festivals ranging from top tier music headliners to a festival featuring hilarious biker games. No matter what your interests are, there’s sure to be a festival for you. Check out our quick summaries below to plan […]

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PaperTown 5k in Canton, NC

Saint Patrick’s Day Shenanigans

We get it. You took an ancestry dna test and found out you are 4% Irish and now you want to celebrate with your brethren. Or maybe you have no idea what your ancestry is past Grandma nor do you care, but having fun is fun right? Here are some St. Patrick’s Day events (March 17th, […]

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WInter Wedding Inspiration | Visit NC Smokies

2018 Wedding Color Inspiration

Half the fun of planning your dream day is picking out the colors that will compliment and represent you. Incorporating your selected colors can be done in a variety of ways from bouquets to wedding party apparel. If you’re looking for color inspiration for your wedding this year look around Haywood County which is full […]

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Chef Jackie's truffles of Bosu's Wine Shop in Waynesville

Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Chocolate Truffles

Love is in the air at Bosu’s Wine Shop Who doesn’t love wine and chocolate for Valentine’s Day? When thoughtfully paired, wine and chocolate bring out the best in each other thanks in large part to chocolate’s simultaneously sweet, smoky, bitter and acidic flavors. The natural tannins in the cocoa prime the palate for the […]

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Hit The Slopes Baby One More Time

While milder temperatures may be on the way, don’t put those skis away just yet. In fact, the conditions are just right for a final trip up the mountain to hit the slopes.  There is no better way to do that than with a visit to Haywood County, NC and it’s five towns of Maggie […]

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Swing Into Spring

Nothing beats the lush emerald green of a golf course this time of year. Dust off your clubs and get into the swing of spring with a golf getaway to the NC Smokies of Haywood County. With five stunning courses in one incredible mountain setting, this golf destination ranks among best-kept secrets of golf insiders in […]

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National Plan For Vacation Day

National Plan For Vacation Day is January 30th

Americans left 662,000,000 earned vacation days unused in 2017 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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Lake Junaluska featured in Our State Magazine

Top 10 Lake Junaluska Moments of 2017

From start to finish, 2017 was a fantastic year for Lake Junaluska. Journey back in time to see some of Lake Junaluska’s most significant moments. 1. Lake Junaluska featured in Our State Magazine Lake Junaluska had a great year of media coverage in 2017, including a beautiful 18-page spread in Our State magazine, with stunning […]

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View of frozen Lake Junaluska from pier

Photos of Frozen Lake Junaluska

The weather has been in the mid teens this past week in Haywood County and Lake Junaluska has frozen over on it’s top layer creating a picturesque scene for those brave enough to venture out in the cold weather. This morning a light dusting of snow blanketed the lake and you could hear ice cracking […]

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