In 2021, Americans wasted almost a third of their PTO, and it’s no surprise that feelings of burnout are at an all-time high. Take a safe and relaxing retreat to the NC Mountains of Jackson County, where you can reconnect with nature at your own pace. Located about an hour west of downtown Asheville, our mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva are your oasis from the crowded cities. Trade your traffic for trees and take a relaxing road trip to your mountain escape.
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.
From cozy cabins, private island retreats, luxury resort properties, and more, you can find the perfect stay for every style and budget. Our ‘Secret Season’ is here, and what better way to enjoy the scenery of frost-covered North Carolina mountains than in the comfort of a mountain view hot tub? Enjoy the laidback lifestyle of the mountains at your pace and avoid the tourist traps and traffic by booking your winter mountain getaway in the NC Mountains.
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.
inding the perfect gift can be difficult, but our NC Mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva, make it easier than you’d think. The best way to avoid the stress of black Friday bustle, supply chain issues, and agonizing online shopping is by taking a shopping sabbatical to Jackson County
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.
Last year’s events certainly prevented many of us from celebrating with our loved ones, so for those who are ready to gather, it’s time to make this year’s holiday season the best one yet with trip to the Western North Carolina Mountains. Our small towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva are located about an hour west of Asheville and 20 minutes east of Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Here, you’ll enjoy the best of the NC Mountains without the heavy traffic.
During the fall, the blue ridge mountains of Western North Carolina present a stunning visual display of leaves. Hues of amber, orange, and yellow take over as the season change, and waterfalls begin reflecting the beauty of their stunning cascades.
Do you feel the crisp fall air? 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.
Fall is here and it’s time to start planning your trip to the NC Mountains. Check out our Fall Adventure Itinerary for the best views, hikes, and flavors of fall.