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.
With gas prices on everyone’s mind, we’re all looking to stretch our budgets without compromising our sense of adventure or need for a vacation. Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Jackson County, North Carolina, offers a cool and quiet getaway within a short drive of the Southeast’s largest and hottest cities.
Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains less than an hour west of Downtown Asheville, our North Carolina mountain towns provide an affordable way for the whole family to reconnect. Enjoy a multitude of free outdoor activities and steer clear of crowded tourist traps on your mountain getaway.
s summer temps warm up, consider cooling off in the North Carolina Mountains of Jackson County. Centrally located between America’s favorite national park sites and the region’s best attractions, our charming mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva are your home base for regional adventure.
Summer is here, and the adventure you crave can be found in our towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva within the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Jackson County. From hiking some of the oldest mountains in the world to exploring our signature golf courses, there are authentic experiences for every lifestyle and budget here.
With endless mountain views, towering waterfalls, and the cool mountain air, everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoor activities that make Jackson County so unique. According to the CDC, in the southeast, nearly a quarter of people live with a disability. However, many activities in Jackson County are ideal for people and families with mixed mobility.
Temperatures in southeastern cities can begin to reach uncomfortable levels as spring transitions into summer. The North Carolina mountains of Jackson County have long been an oasis for travelers avoiding harsh heat. Our towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva are full of ways to cool off, from hidden swimming holes to cold craft beverages, cool hikes, and more.
Western North Carolina is one of the most scenic regions in the country, with some of the best views, waterfalls, and hiking trails. With all these outdoor activities, it’s essential to know how to safely enjoy trails, waterfalls, wildlife, and more. Our Beginner’s Guide to the North Carolina Mountains highlights the best ways to enjoy outdoor recreation, sunsets, waterfall safety tips, the best times to visit and avoid crowds, and even how to earn a free souvenir!
Spring has returned to the North Carolina mountains once again, bringing warmer and longer days and vibrant wildflower blooms. It’s time to Plan Your Spring Getaway in the North Carolina Mountains.
Spring has arrived in the North Carolina Mountains bringing wildflower blooms, warmer weather, and longer days. Daylight saving time has begun, giving us an ‘extra hour’ of daylight to spend. From soaking up a golden hour mountain sunset to taking on your favorite trail – the best way to spend your extra hour of sunlight is in the North Carolina mountains of Jackson County.