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Your NC Mountain Adventure Awaits

Explore Everything the Charming Mountain Towns of Jackson County Have to Offer

Head to Jackson County, North Carolina, to find wide open spaces and plenty of room to roam! We are so excited to safely welcome you back to the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains for a long-awaited (and well-deserved) getaway. The quaint towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva are ready and waiting for you, with enhanced safety practices to ensure your trip to Jackson County is fun-filled and relaxing. We can’t wait to see you!

About Jackson County

Jackson County is nestled in the western corner of North Carolina, home to more than 500 square miles of natural beauty and attractions from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Lake Glenville, Panthertown Valley, and waterfall trails, to the Tuckasegee River, the WNC Fly Fishing Trail®, NC Trout Capital®, and Harrah’s Casino.

Here, you can reconnect with friends and family in the clean, crisp, and cool mountain air. There’s plenty of room to breathe in and spread out. Plus, amazing vacation rentals, hotels and accomodations make it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for during your stay in Jackson County.

Many of our local businesses have taken the Count on Me NC pledge. They are committed to keeping all visitors safe during their trip to NC.

Plan your NC adventure today!

Trip Ideas

Family Field Trip


Wasn’t the best part of going to school the field trips? From exploring museums to getting to eat somewhere other than the school cafeteria, field trips always gave us something to look forward to.

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Avoid the Crowds


As you look to escape the crowds, the city and the worries of everyday life, look no further than the remote Western North Carolina Mountain Towns of Jackson County.

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Outdoor Adventure


An elevated experience in the mountains of Western North Carolina, this outdoor adventure will take you from one end of Jackson County to the other with plenty of thrills and opportunities to enjoy nature along the way.

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Mid-Week Traveler


With its convenient location to several major cities, why not play hooky and take a mid-week getaway to enjoy fewer crowds, lower rates and more time spent enjoying the great outdoors in Jackson County, NC.

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Girlfriends’ Getaway


If you and your girlfriends are looking for the perfect spot for a weekend getaway, look no further than Jackson County, NC. Whether you’re looking to relax and pamper yourselves or you want to pump up the adrenaline and hike some of the toughest trails in the state, Jackson County has it all.

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Bring Your Furry Friends

Jackson County is the perfect destination to bring your pets along for the adventure! With so many outdoor adventures and pet-friendly accommodations, you and your pet will want to come back again and again. Check out our pet-friendly resources below to plan your trip!

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Upcoming Events

Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries

December 3 @ 5:00 pm — Journey back to the days of yesteryear. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter, and song! 2,500 luminaries light your …

Towns

Balsam


Known for its historic mountain inn, Balsam includes the highest point along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway in Jackson County. The old railroad town is in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Cashiers


Situated on a high plateau, this Jackson County vacation paradise is home
to some of the oldest mountains in the world.

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Cherokee


Located in the Great Smoky Mountains in the Qualla Boundary, Cherokee
offers rich Native American history and culture. Cherokee is home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

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Cullowhee


Home of Western Carolina University, Cullowhee is an outdoor adventure
paradise in the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s centrally located in Jackson County, close to Cashiers, Sylva, and Dillsboro.

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Dillsboro


This rustic, charming Western North Carolina town is the perfect relaxing getaway. See it for yourself!

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Glenville


Located on Jackson County’s largest lake, Glenville is a popular
community with gorgeous waterfront homes in the North Carolina mountains.

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Sapphire


Activities in the family-oriented resort area of Sapphire will keep you coming back to Jackson County year after year.

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Sylva


A charming downtown with a booming brew scene that TripAdvisor calls
“One of the Top 10 American Brewery Tours,” this historic Jackson County mountain town has a distinct groove.

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