Welcome to Maggie Valley, NC
She’s a Breath of Fresh Air
Nestled in the Western NC Smoky Mountains, the town of Maggie Valley is a place to enjoy nature’s beauty and endless outdoor recreation year-round. Located a short distance from Asheville and Cherokee, our patch of heaven is an open-air playground for mountain adventures, enticing eateries, specialty shopping, and comfortable accommodations. All we are missing is you and your crew of travelers to join in on the excitement. Create some new traveling traditions and come explore with us!
The Perfect Place for a Western
North Carolina Day Trip
Enjoy a leisurely Smoky Mountain summer day in Maggie Valley, NC, where you’ll find a variety of ways to soak in nature’s beauty. Start planning a day trip with our staycation guide!
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.
- 10 Minutes → Waynesville
- 13 Minutes → Lake Junaluska
- 30 Minutes → Pisgah National Forest
- 35 Minutes → Asheville
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.