Our towns stay much cooler in the summer and are scenically nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. During the day, take advantage of our many natural swimming holes or lakes for a refreshing dip. In the evenings, temperatures can drop into the low 60’s, providing plenty of mosquito-free nights. In some of the highest elevations along the Blue Ridge Parkway, you can find blueberries along the hillsides and some of the best long-range mountain views in the country alongside these pleasant temperatures.
Our towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva (about an hour west of downtown Asheville and the Biltmore Estate) have trails and activities for all skill levels – ranging from less strenuous to more adventurous. We’ve also got accessible trails and waterfalls for people with mixed mobility needs. Enjoy the mountains at your own pace as you reset and recharge in one of the most beautiful places in the country.
While we reminisce the good times and look forward to brighter days ahead, now may be the year to begin new traditions with those closest to you. Give the gift of memories this year in the North Carolina Mountains of Jackson County. Spend the holidays relaxing – enjoying the rustic charm of a lakeside cabin, listening to the crackle of a log fireplace, while the kids spend time away from their screens. Unplug, and be as off the grid as you want to be, leaving your worries and emails behind as you recharge and reconnect with your loved ones.
Y’all, it’s hot outside! Summer is a delightful time of the year and although the temperatures may be peaking, there is a place not too far away where you can escape and beat the heat of summer. The North Carolina Mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva not only offer a wide array of outdoor adventure options to explore, but they also provide the ideal temperatures to enjoy them comfortably. While urban cities can expect an average August temperature of 90-plus degrees, morning temperatures in Jackson County start around 60 degrees and in higher elevations maintain a comfortable mid-70s all day long.
Why not encourage family bonding in a new kind of way, with a mountain escape filled with easy-to-access waterfalls, fishing, outdoor concerts and locally-sourced dining, and a family-sized cabin to act as home base? From Cashiers to Sylva, Jackson County in Western North Carolina is a great place to spend a multigenerational family vacation.
Families looking to rekindle an old holiday tradition can visit Jackson County, NC. where the experience of selecting your own real tree from one of several tree farms in the area, replacing the artificial tree from the store.
The annual Mountain Heritage Day beckons guests to embrace Appalachian tradition and dive into the thriving legacy of North Carolina’s mountain culture on September 24. The festival, held in Cullowhee, N.C. at Western Carolina University, invites you with open arms to this authentic experience, complete with music, entertainment, shopping, activities and history.
It is hard to keep your cool as temperatures everywhere suddenly spike into triple digits. The heat in the air is palpable and every outdoor task appears increasingly daunting. Luckily, in the mountain haven of Cashiers, N.C., the crisp mountain breeze makes it easy to remain cool. At an elevation of nearly 3,500 feet, the Cashiers area boasts mild summer temperatures resting between 70 and 80 degrees. Say goodbye to the muggy climate you left behind and say hello to our cool hidden gem of a town.