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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Spend a Day Hiking Cold Mountain

Maybe you’ve seen the movie: Cold Mountain or read the book, or maybe you just want a challenging hike to spend the day exploring. Cold Mountain sits at 6030′ elevation in the Shining Rock Wilderness and is truly a treat to hike in late winter and early Spring. This trail gains over 3000′ in elevation […]

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Why Maggie Valley Drives Bikers In

Hit the open road and head to Maggie Valley for your next road trip destination. We’ve got everything a motorcycle enthusiast could want in an escape with adventure behind every curve. Check out why Maggie Valley is the place to ride: Picturesque Routes It’s no secret that some of the best mountain views can be […]

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Easter Weekend at Lake Junaluska

Lake Junaluska will celebrate Easter with an outdoor sunrise service at the Lake Junaluska Cross and a contactless Easter breakfast buffet at the Lakeside Bistro on Sunday, April 4. The sunrise service will begin at 7 a.m. at the outdoor amphitheater below the Lake Junaluska Cross and is open to the public for in-person worship. […]

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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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Outdoor Photography Tips & Techniques for Beginners

There’s something about being surrounding by the breathtaking beauty of the NC Smokies that makes you want to attempt to capture it. Maybe you added photography to your list of hobbies after being quarantined for months. Or maybe you upgraded from a phone-tographer to a DSLR but found outdoor lighting to be more complex than […]

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Children Learning

4 Supplemental School Lessons for Your Visit to the Smokies

Whip out those writing supplies because homeschooling is in session in Haywood County! Whether you’re a home school student or you’ve decided to go virtual, our mountains are full of rich hands-on lessons for non-traditional learning students. There are several unique and exciting tidbits to learn about our area that we are itching to share. […]

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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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Accommodations Booking Guide

Well, would you look at the time: it’s half-past time for you to get away. If you’ve made it this far, you’re in the right place. You’ve seen our outdoor adventures, right? How about our attractions? Our kid-friendly fun? Anyway, it seems like you’re ready to take the next step and start planning your stay. […]

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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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Sunrise over Cataloochee Ski Area

What is Winter NC Smokies Style?

Winter in the NC Smokies offers a little something for everyone. In the mood to warm up with craft beer? Our local breweries have plenty of seasonal selections to sip through. Up for high-speed adventure? We know a ski area in Maggie Valley where you can scratch your adrenaline itch. Or maybe you just want to study Smoky Mountain […]

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