THINGS HAVE BEEN A LITTLE…UNUSUAL LATELY.

Why not make the most of it?

The world has felt pretty strange for the past year, hasn’t it? If you’re like most of us, your dining room has probably had a long run as your new home office. Maybe your kids have taken over the living room as their new classroom and playground. You’ve run out of ideas for what to make for dinner. You’re craving a little peace and quiet, or maybe just a change of scenery from the four walls you’ve come to know so well over the past year.

But there is a silver lining, right? I mean, just because you’re probably working and learning at home doesn’t mean you have to do it…you know…at home. You have an amazing opportunity to embrace this unusual time and make the most of it somewhere else—like the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Pair your morning cup of coffee with a stunning mountain view from the back deck of a cabin. Take your next educational field trip through the lush forests of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

If the world’s your oyster, you’ve just found your pearl.

WHY WORK AND LEARN IN HAYWOOD?

Simply put, it’s easy to call Haywood home.

 

Haywood County is located in western North Carolina and is packed full of landmarks like Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail, and Cataloochee Ski Area. But it’s also quiet, exciting, and a little off the beaten path from Asheville and Gatlinburg. That means fewer crowds and less congested roads all while staying close to the action.

You’ll find that a stay in Haywood County is a little unusual…and a whole lot of fun.

HOW TO EMBRACE UNUSUAL IN THE NC SMOKIES

HAVE A FIELD DAY AT YOUR FIELD TRIP

Need some exciting lesson plans? Take a field trip to Haywood County to brush up on your Appalachian history and scientific explorations.

Start your educational adventure.

FUEL YOUR INNER FOODIE

Our restaurants are crafting up dishes that will make your mouth water. Try our farm fresh meals to take your tastebuds on a flavor rollercoaster.

Check out our tasty eateries.

STAND-OUT DURING YOUR STAY

While you can’t go wrong with a classic cabin, consider embracing the unusual with unique accommodations. “Yurt” sure to have a blast.

Find your unique home away from home.

 

UNUSUAL EXPERIENCES YOU CAN’T MISS

PRESS PAWS

Check out all of the best spots for you and your furry friend to explore. We have several places to accommodate pets that will have tails wagging.

See our pet-friendly locations

CHASE SOME WATERFALLS

We’ve all heard the song, but if you ask us, we love a good waterfall hike too. We have tons of great places to explore the beautiful mountain scenery for any hiker—experienced or not.

Check out our easy-going hiking trails.

ELK WATCHING

Have you herd? Our favorite antlered locals are waiting for their close-up at Cataloochee Valley. Haywood welcomes all elk enthusiasts to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures.

Start your elks-perience here.

 

 

SHOW US HOW YOU #EMBRACEUNUSUAL

 

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