Kid-Friendly Haywood County

Play Now: Kid-Friendly Things to Do This Summer in Haywood County

School’s out, and there’s plenty of time left to plan a fun-filled summer getaway to the NC Smokies with your family. Not only are our five mountain towns close to some of the best kid-friendly activities in the region, but they’re filled with some of the most affordable overnight accommodations you can find. Really, there’s […]

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Back Porch of BearWaters Brewing

Why You Should Spend Memorial Day in the NC Smokies

If you’re anything like us, you’re just now getting around to planning out your extended Memorial Day Weekend. And that’s okay (at least, that’s what we’re telling ourselves) because this mountain destination has got plenty happening for last-minute planners. Check out why so many people are joining us in Haywood County this weekend! Beautiful Weather […]

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Glamping in Haywood County

No, we didn’t make a mistake: we’re talking glamping, not camping. Interest in glamping has skyrocketed over the past few years as more and more adventurers opt for cozier stays on their camping excursions (and we think Instagram may have had something to do with it). While we’re known for being a mecca for outdoor […]

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Haywood 290 Cafe in Haywood County.

The Best Breakfast Spots in Haywood County

It’s the most important meal of the day—so why settle for anything less than the best? From pancake houses with a cult-like following to classic diners passed down from generation to generation, we put together a few places you’ve got to eat breakfast at while you’re in Haywood County. The Buttered Biscuit With a name […]

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Barista wearing red hat and making latte art in Orchard Coffee Shop

Award Winning Latte Artist Opens Coffee Shop in Waynesville

Orchard Coffee officially opened it’s doors yesterday in downtown Waynesville serving artisanal coffee and espresso drinks as well as fresh baked goods. The award winning latte artist and Owner of Orchard Coffee, Cabell (“rhymes with scrabble”) Tice, lays claim to three first place wins at the Latte Art Word Championship Open at Coffee Fest (NYC […]

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Bird in tree.

Smoky Mountain Bird-Watching Guide

Haywood County has long been a destination for outdoor adventure and sightseeing, but did you know this is also one of the best places in the country for bird watching? You’ll find some of the rarest species in North Carolina in these mountains—from Peregrine Falcons to Northern Saw-Whet Owls. If going birding is how you […]

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Tie the Knot at Tranquility Inn | Sarah Whitmeyer | Visit NC Smokies

Tie the Knot at Inn at Tranquility Farm

Tie the Knot #TTKhaynow presents: Inn at Tranquility Farm Wedding Venue. In this series we feature local wedding venues, photographers and more using photos taken from real weddings. This week we spoke with Sarah Whitmeyer of Sarah Whitmeyer Photography who has shot several weddings at Inn at Tranquility Farm located in Waynesville, NC. From Sarah Whitmeyer, wedding […]

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April 4: Wheels Through Time Open for 2019 Season

Don’t Miss Opening Day! April 4, 2019 Wheels Through Time will be opening their doors for the season. There’s always something new to see each season and if you are a first timer, plan to stay a while! Located in Maggie Valley, Wheels Through Time is close to several beautiful riding routes such as Tail […]

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Golf hole with a picturesque mountain backdrop.

Your Guide to Golfing in the Smokies

Golfing in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina is something special. The five towns of Haywood County have plenty of different courses that offer the relaxing game you’re looking for, plus stunning scenery that surrounds you on all sides. Spring is the perfect time to golf in Haywood, too: it provides a warm escape […]

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#trashtag in the Smokies with Steven Reinhold

#TrashTag: A Wholesome Challenge Goes Viral

One man’s trash, is still trash if it’s litter. Over the weekend and in the blink of an eye, as most viral challenges go, the #trashtag challenge swept the nation and the world on social media. The challenge is simple, head to an outdoor area covered in litter and snap a pic before and after […]

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Family Friendly Spring Break

Spring Break Smokies Style

You’ve probably got a lot on your mind when thinking about Spring Break: where are you going? Who’s coming with? How are you going to pack the car? We’re here to take one less thing off your plate: what are we going to do when we get there? If you’re coming to the NC Smokies, […]

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Saint Patrick’s Weekend Shenanigans

Pull out everything green that you own and gear up for Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17th). Whether you’re Irish 365 days a year or only on Saint Patrick’s Day, there are plenty of events for you to celebrate the holiday to avoid being green with envy. 3/16 Luck of the Arts Check out all Downtown […]

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