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.”

6 Top Reasons Couples Love Jackson County

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6 Top Reasons Couples Love Jackson County

The holidays are behind us and winter is in full swing, making it the perfect time to snuggle up and reconnect with your loved one during Jackson County’s Secret Season. With fewer crowds, you’ll be able to enjoy more alone time on the trails and vistas all to yourself as you unplug and reconnect. With Valentine’s Day on Friday this year, you can make the most out of a romantic weekend getaway to the mountains. Here are the top reasons couples love escaping to the Western North Carolina mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva.

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.

Flush Away the Winter Blues at the Outhouse Races

people having fun and watching the outhouse races in jackson county

Flush Away the Winter Blues at the Outhouse Races

The winter blues may be in full effect now that we’re getting closer to the warmer months of spring. However, don’t discount February just yet. Jackson County, located in the mountains of Western North Carolina, is the perfect combination of small-town charm and outdoor adventure surrounded by majestic mountain vistas, filled with gorgeous waterfalls and overflowing with friendly ambience. The county is conveniently located just a short drive from Charlotte, Nashville and Atlanta.

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 […]

The Best Winter Scenes to Experience in Jackson County

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The Best Winter Scenes to Experience in Jackson County

Nestled in the heart of the Western North Carolina mountains, Jackson County is surrounded by winter scenes and natural beauty that serve as the perfect backdrop for any winter retreat. On even the coldest of winter days, visitors can see miles upon miles of layered, scenic mountain ranges and valleys. The area’s stunning landscape coupled with a calendar full of festive winter and holiday events, makes Jackson County the perfect place to reconnect with nature and celebrate the season. Enjoy the mountains in all their glory this ‘Secret Season.’ When crowds thin out, accommodations are more affordable and you have the trails all to yourself. Breathtaking views Jackson County abounds with scenic hiking trails that lead to some of the most panoramic winter views in North Carolina. In fact, winter offers some of the best hiking due to fewer crowds on the trails and clear skies that allow hikers to see for miles. With the trees void of their leaves, you may even discover some beautiful overlooks along the way that were previously unrevealed. Jackson County also offers an abundance of hiking trails for every skill level. For a trail fit for every family member, explore the sights along the Whiteside Mountain Trail. This path makes a great winter hike because it is not too steep and is set at 4,930 feet in elevation, setting the stage for breathtaking views of the Nantahala National Forest below. Tip: Peregrine falcons soar above you in January to nest on rock ledges, so […]