The North Carolina towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva (located about an hour west of Downtown Asheville), are home to the best waterfalls in the nc mountains. From January – March, eager explorers can experience these falls as they transform into shimmering frozen masterpieces during our ‘Secret Season.’
We all vacation in hopes to find a secret escape where we can experience our own little piece of paradise that is away from the large crowds. During the winter to early-spring months, the Western NC mountain towns of Jackson County, NC offer just that! Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva come alive during this ‘secret season’, offering visitors a wide array of hidden benefits to traveling during this less crowded and more affordable time of year.
We’re ready to put this year behind us as we’ve all faced many challenges. There’s hope on the horizon that 2021 will be a better year, and there’s no better place to safely rejuvenate your spirits and reconnect with loved ones than in Western North Carolina. Here you can be as on or off the grid as you’d like, try new experiences, while safely creating new memories with the ones you love. We’ve been working hard for your arrival, enacting industry-leading safety protocols, including enhanced cleaning at our lodging facilities, contactless curbside dining, and much more to keep you and your loved ones safe. Make 2021 a year to remember in a good way and take a trip to a place that you’ll never forget.
We are all looking forward to brighter days ahead, the feeling of reconnection, and the joy of travel. For many of us, our long-awaited trips may have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, forcing us to pivot and find new opportunities for exploration. When the time is right to travel safely and responsibly, the Jackson County towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva are your safe haven. Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, our towns provide a safe and affordable way for you and your loved ones to disconnect from screens and reconnect with loved ones and nature. Steer clear of crowded tourist traps and enjoy a budget-friendly vacation. It’s true – the best things in life are free, so we’ve created a list of the Top 15 Free Attractions to enjoy on your next trip.
Let’s be honest, most of us want 2020 in the rearview mirror; we are mostly hoping to escape unscathed. This year has been difficult for many but finding some holiday cheer is exactly what is needed. Rather than wishing Christmas here already, slow down, and find a way to celebrate the season safely and make the most of the rest of this year.
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.
The return of the holiday season means reminiscing on years past, spending time with loved ones and sharing in traditions that are carried on through generations of families year-after-year. One such tradition that we enjoy being a part of in Jackson County is to choose and cut your own Christmas tree. Thanks to our county’s elevation, location, quality soil conditions and abundant rainfall, the county is perfectly situated for growing beautiful Christmas trees. In fact, genetics show our trees are the fastest-growing, most aesthetically pleasing trees in the region. As a result, Jackson County is home to many locally and family-owned Christmas tree farms offering a gorgeous selection of these holiday decoration centerpieces.
With endless trails and plenty of room to spread out, take a cruise along the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy the beauty and remoteness of the mountains at your own speed. Rent a cabin or Airbnb and escape the crowds or cozy up at a boutique or riverside hotel. We all deserve a getaway this year, and our mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva will deliver a safe, clean, and memorable vacation for the whole family to enjoy.
Do you feel the crisp fall air approaching? As the leaves change colors, the best time to hike is upon us. To help you take on the trail this fall, we’ve created a list of the best fall hikes in the Smokies. 2020 has been difficult for all of us and a fall getaway to the NC Mountains will help take your mind off it, and hit the reset button.
As the leaves change and the temperatures cool, changes are also taking place along our rivers. October and November are the optimal time of year to angle the Tuckasegee River, known affectionately by locals as ‘the Tuck’. Cooler waters mean more active fish, longer feeding periods, lengthier fly hatches, and plentiful stocking for your fly-fishing adventure.