Welcome to Maggie Valley, NC!
She’s a Breath of Fresh Air
Like everyone else, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the day we can finally welcome y’all back to Maggie Valley. We’ve missed the sound of your boots pattering on our hiking trails. We’ve missed you chowing down on local dishes. We’ve missed the smell of rubber on our asphalt. But, we have some good news to share: you can enjoy your favorite Maggie Valley adventures once again! While you were away and staying safe, we’ve been getting everything ready for your return. So, come explore with us! Just remember to practice social distancing and enjoy our mountain destination safely. Check our live blog for health updates before visiting.
Maggie Valley’s restaurants have taken extra steps to ensure the health and safety of both their teams and their patrons. One thing that hasn't changed: their commitment to serving delicious food! Please continue to observe social distancing guidelines and contact restaurants directly if you have any questions regarding their procedures.Open Restaurants
Maggie Valley’s enchanting places to stay and their local owners are excited to welcome visitors back into their doors once again. They’ve spent the past several weeks preparing for your return and taking every reasonable precaution. Discover your next home base, and feel free to contact these lodging options directly if you have any questions regarding their procedures.Find Places to Stay
You’ve been longing for an outdoor adventure, and we’ve been longing for you to explore Maggie Valley once again. Our local businesses and organizations have taken extra steps to make sure you can safely enjoy your time in our mountain town. So, what are you waiting for? Get out and start exploring again! Just remember to continue following social distancing rules.Open Activities
The Perfect Place for a Western North Carolina Day Trip!
It’s just a short drive from Maggie Valley to the other beautiful Haywood County towns of Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Canton and Clyde. If you want to venture even farther, hop on America’s original scenic highway, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and explore the Pisgah National Forest or cruise on over to Gatlinburg, TN.
Explore Our Region
- 10 Minutes → Waynesville
- 13 Minutes → Lake Junaluska
- 30 Minutes → Pisgah National Forest
- 35 Minutes → Asheville
- 90 Minutes → Gatlinburg, TN
Maggie Valley, NC, History
Maggie Valley traces its roots to the early 1800s and a group of pioneering settlers in Cataloochee Valley. Maggie Valley as we know it today began to take shape at the dawn of the 20th century. In 1890, Jack Setzer grew tired of having to hire someone to ride horseback five miles to the nearest post office. Mr. Setzer petitioned the U.S. postal department to allow him to use his home as a new post office. He submitted several names for consideration, including the names of his three daughters. Finally, in 1904, Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock sent word that the newly incorporated post office was to be called Maggie, NC, after Setzer’s 14-year-old daughter.
History buff? Dig deeper into this area’s rich history with the help of this blog!