Take Back 2020

Take-Back-2020

Take Back 2020

New Years is a time we set goals that aspire to positive changes in our lives. This year has been filled with tragedy, sadness and challenges. Although these challenges have been difficult to navigate, they’ve brought us closer together and made us appreciate things more. Although the year may be halfway over, now is not the time to give up on 2020 as there is still time to fulfill your resolutions and set new ones. Hit the reset button and rediscover what’s important to you. The North Carolina towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva are here to help you get a fresh start, enjoy new experiences, and create a year that you’ll be proud of. This is still YOUR year, and now is the time to take back 2020!

The Great American Road Trip

The Great American Road Trip

Few things in life embody freedom quite like the great American road trip. America’s favorite past time since the invention of the automobile, road trips allow the wanderlust to feed the need for travel while remaining close to home. With road trips temporarily on pause due to the current travel landscape, travelers near and far are dreaming of our country’s most awe-inspiring landscapes and are ready to hit the highway again soon.

Best Days Best Spent

Best Days Best Spent

While travel may be on hold for the time being, the spirit of travel remains alive and well. Now is the perfect time to start dreaming about your next getaway and the NC Mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva are here to inspire you. Jackson County offers plenty of natural outdoor adventure, including off-the-beaten-path experiences and wide-open spaces perfect for spending a day reconnecting with nature.

Virtual Tour of the Western North Carolina Mountains – Part Two

Virtual Tour of the Western North Carolina Mountains – Part Two

For the time being, travel may be on hold, but that doesn’t stop daydreaming and getting inspiration for a trip. Since you can’t come to us right now, we wanted to bring the Western North Carolina Mountain Towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva to you, to enjoy in the comfort and safety of your own home. We invite you to satisfy the urge to travel with a virtual tour and 360-degree viewing experience of our most awe-inspiring attractions, vistas and views.

Virtual Tour of the Western North Carolina Mountains – Part One

Whiteside Mountain by Jeff Bean

Virtual Tour of the Western North Carolina Mountains – Part One

For the time being, travel may be on hold, but that doesn’t stop daydreaming and getting inspiration for a trip. Since you can’t come to us right now, we wanted to bring the Western North Carolina Mountain Towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva to you, to enjoy in the comfort and safety of your own home. We invite you to satisfy the urge to travel with a virtual tour and 360-degree viewing experience of our most awe-inspiring attractions, vistas and views.

These 10 Fan Favorite Dishes are Why People Want to Take a Bite out of Jackson County

Guadalupe Cafe

These 10 Fan Favorite Dishes are Why People Want to Take a Bite out of Jackson County

Based on recent travel trends, when looking for your next vacation getaway, good dining options are often a big deciding factor. Here in the Western N.C. mountain towns of Jackson County, we are made up of small towns with lots of flavors! With locally owned restaurants in Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva, you’ll find many area eateries use locally sourced ingredients, ensuring you get the best quality and most delicious local grub while you’re here. When planning your next adventure to the N.C. mountain towns of Jackson County, be sure to add these fan favorites to your foodie bucket list for a memorable culinary experience.

48-Hour Field Guide to Jackson County

48-Hour Field Guide to Jackson County

Looking for a quick weekend getaway or mid-week escape? Search no further than the scenic and adventurous NC mountain towns of Jackson County. Nestled in the Smoky Mountains, Jackson County, is made up of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva and is a short three-hour drive from most of the Southeast’s biggest cities, making it ideal for your next adventure. To help you make the most out of your trip and experience as much as possible while visiting, check out this field guide on how to best plan your 48 hours in Jackson County during our “Secret Season.”

Top 5 Bucket List Hikes to Try in 2020

Whiteside Mountain by Jeff Bean

Top 5 Bucket List Hikes to Try in 2020

Searching for worthwhile hikes to add to your 2020 bucket list? Look no further than the Western NC mountain towns of Jackson County. Covering 494 square miles of mountain peaks and valleys, the county offers hiking trails for every skill level, and they are all worth the climb! Our beautiful mountain towns are located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and coupled with the diversity of trails, sweeping views, and being the most ecologically diverse place in the temperate world, all come together to create epic and one-of-a-kind hikes.

Book Your Next Active Adventure in Jackson County

Book your next active adventure in Jackson County

Book Your Next Active Adventure in Jackson County

With a new year and a new decade underway, many are gearing up for 2020 with a wealth of resolutions for better health and wellness in the coming months. As luck would have it, the Western NC Mountain Towns of Jackson County are the ideal places to kick off those resolutions. After all, the area is home to 494-square miles of adventure and relaxation that will keep you engaged, focused, and motivated to stick to your resolutions. With so many activities available, creating a custom itinerary tailored to your wants, needs and goals couldn’t be easier to do here. Plus, given that it’s our “Secret Season,” the crowds have thinned out, so you have more space to get up and get active, mountain style! Gear up for mountain biking Home to miles of multi-use trails, mountain biking is a great, low-stress way to get the blood pumping and the heart racing as you zip and zoom up and down the mountain. A great place to start is Fire Mountain Trails, just 20 minutes from Sylva in Cherokee. Here, mountain bikers will find more than 10.5 miles of trails featuring fun berms, more than 20 switchbacks in a single run, and exciting elevation changes. Another fun spot for the family is the Jackson County Kids’ Bike Park at Tuck Greenway located along the Tuckasegee River Greenway. The 750-foot bike trail features berms, tabletop jumps, pumps and an inner gravel track for younger kids. Get your hike on Throughout Jackson County, hikers […]