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Maggie Valley

Welcome to Maggie Valley, NC!

She’s a breath of fresh air.

Maggie Valley has long been one of North Carolina’s most popular mountain destinations. Located just 30 minutes from Asheville, Maggie Valley, NC, offers a dramatic change of scenery and a welcome change of pace. This nostalgic mountain town is the perfect home base for exploring, reconnecting or simply soaking up the view. Not to mention, there are plenty of fun things to do here. Inside Great Smoky Mountain National Park, you’ll find some of the best hiking in America, along with our famous gang of wild elk. Family-friendly attractions like the Wheels Through Time Museum, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cataloochee Ski Area and Cataloochee Ranch are sure to provide unexpected experiences and lasting memories. Download a free Maggie Valley Visitor’s Guide and start planning your Smoky Mountain getaway today!

places to eat in maggie valley

Maggie Valley, North Carolina, is home to a wide variety of restaurants. Our little mountain town serves up everything from fine Italian dishes to true Southern home cooking. From steaks to fresh-caught fish, eye-popping-buffets to sizzling Mexican dishes, pancakes to craft beer, whatever you crave, you’ll find it served with a friendly smile.

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In Maggie Valley, you’re sure to find a place to stay that’s just right. A Smoky Mountain cabin might be perfect for a family vacation. A bed and breakfast or cozy inn might be ideal for a romantic getaway. Of course, you can’t go wrong with a clean and affordable hotel. The best part is, no matter where you stay you’ll be surrounded by our beautiful mountain views.

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things to do in maggie valley

Maggie Valley, NC, is well-known for its family-friendly activities and outdoor adventures, and for being the “Elk Capital of North Carolina.” The curves of the Blue Ridge Parkway are thrilling for motorcycle enthusiasts. Golfers, hikers, museum-lovers, sightseers and shoppers will all be at home here. Just don’t forget to sit back, relax and enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Centrally Located to All Western North Carolina Has to Offer!

Maggie Valley is located just 35 miles west of Asheville, NC, in the scenic Great Smoky Mountains. A nostalgic mountain town, Maggie Valley, NC, offers visitors a wide variety of restaurants, shops and attractions. Here, you can get away from it all and retreat into nature’s bounty or you can explore all that Western North Carolina has to offer.

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.

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  • 10 minutes → Waynesville
  • 13 minutes → Lake Junaluska
  • 30 minutes → Pisgah National Forest
  • 35 minutes → Asheville
  • 90 minutes → Gatlinburg, TN


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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.

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