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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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Couple eating outdoors in Downtown Waynesville, NC

The Most Romantic Restaurants in the NC Smokies

It’s that time of year again when love fills the air—or maybe it’s just the smell of Frog Leap’s pecan-crusted mountain rainbow trout? Either way, the thought of taking your love up to the Smoky Mountains for an extended weekend of relaxation and reconnection should make you giddy with excitement. We know every memorable holiday […]

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Young musicians performing in Waynesville.

5 Unique Waynesville Experiences

Main Street The hustle and bustle of Main Street was once the heartbeat of every American town. Luckily, Waynesville’s Main Street has flourished as the town’s hub for shopping, dining, art, and entertainment. Take a stroll down Waynesville’s central drag and you’ll have a day’s worth of things to do. During most seasons of the […]

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Sunrise over Cataloochee Ski Area

What is Winter NC Smokies Style?

Here in the NC Smokies, we treat winter just like we do every other season: with a little something for everyone. In the mood to warm up from the inside with craft beer? Our local breweries have plenty of seasonal selections to taste your way through. Are you up for high-speed adventure? We know a […]

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Skiiers at Cataloochee Ski Area

How to Plan a Romantic Winter Getaway to the NC Smokies

Want to make Valentine’s Day 2020 is 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 Smoky Mountains of North Carolina for a weekend you won’t soon forget. Below is […]

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Couple spending a romantic afternoon creekside in Maggie Valley, NC.

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? It’s not just the views, or the overlooks, or the hiking, or the food. The best part about staying in the Smokies is all the ways you can stay with us. Looking for a romantic getaway? You’ll find love […]

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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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