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There's plenty to do in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  Take a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Since we are just minutes from Asheville, spend the day in the 19th century at The Biltmore Estate.  Go fishing in the Little East Fork of the Pigeon River, just a stone's throw from the front porch.   Hike miles of wilderness trails, enjoy scenic waterfalls, or take a picnic lunch to a romantic overlook. 

Enjoy unique shopping and dining in downtown Waynesville, 15 minutes from the cabins.  From antiques to pizza, you can find it here.

Visit the elk at Cataloochee, a quiet peaceful drive through nature.

If you are looking for a little more excitement, hit the slopes at Cataloochee Ski Resort.  Treasure Cove Cabins are located a few minutes from Maggie Valley so you should never run out of places to go and things to do.

Other Activities:

Trout Fishing




Horseback Riding

Snow Skiing

Water Skiing

Whitewater Rafting

Scenic Drives


Miniature Golf

Sir Gooney Golf


Maggie Valley Miniature Golf


Trout Fishing


Bill's Fish Pond



Rainbow Park Trout Pond


Maggie Valley

Soco Gap Trout Ponds



Holland's Trout Pond



Maggie Valley Trout Pond



Ferguson's Trout Pond


Pioneer History

The area's rich heritage provides an opportunity to touch the past. Pioneer living, crafts and one man's castle wait your exploration.

The Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts

Historic Shelton House.

Waynesville. South on 276 off Main Street. Pottery, quilts, baskets, woodworking. Displays of 19th Century crafts. Wed.-Sat. 10:30 am-4 pm. Open May-Nov., Thanksgiving to Christmas. Allow 1 hour. Call 452-1551.

Canton Historical Museum

Park St., Canton. Displays about the settling of Canton and the Pigeon River area. Mon.-Fri. 10 am-noon. 1-4 pm, Sun. 2-4 pm. Allow 1 hour. Call 646-3412.

Cataloochee Valley

Outside Maggie Valley on 276 N. to Cove Creek Mtn. Rd. Scenic drive to the remains of the settlers' village. In the Eastern section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Accessible hiking trails and primitive campground. Allow 2 hours.

Biltmore House & Gardens

Asheville. 250 room chateau built in 1895. Daily self guided tours. Allow 4 hours. 1-800-543-2961


The mountains are graced with many majestic falls. Take 276 S. for a scenic 25 minute drive from Waynesville into Pisgah National Forest, where you'll find these two dramatic waterfalls.

Sliding Rock

Pack a swimsuit because you can glide down this natural water slide. Decks provided for observers. Allow 2-3 hours, drive included.

Looking Glass Falls

Off 276 S., just south of Sliding Rock. Scenic drive. Falls by side of roadway. Walkways with handrails. Allow 2 hours, drive included.

Night Life

Enjoy an evening at the theater or live bands as the fun continues even after the sun goes down.

Stompin' Grounds

Maggie Valley. The "Clogging Capital of the World," features some of the area's best mountain clog teams. Nightly. May-Oct., Sun.-Thurs. 8-10 pm; Fri.-Sat. 8-11 pm. Call 926-1288.

Maggie Valley Opry House

Featuring Raymond Fairchild, five-time World Banjo Pickin' Champion. Music & dancing nightly at 8, May-Oct. 926-9336.

Haywood Arts Repertory Theater (Hart)

Waynesville. Live theater. Box office at Mast General Store. Productions at Haywood Community College Auditorium. Call 456-6322.

Street Dances

Downtown Waynesville. Twice a month in July and August. Call 456-3517.

Pickin' In The Park

Held in Downtown Canton every Friday in the summer. 646-3411

Country Roads

Country & Western Dancing, "Home of the Cowboy," Family entertainment, band, 2,500 sq. ft. dance floor, hickory smoked BBQ, Fri. Sat. 8:00-11:00 pm, tour busses welcome. 926-05L18

Saratoga's Cafe

Wednesday night is Jazz night with Saratoga Band featuring Sarah Claire and Larry Moomey. Live entertainment Fri. & Sat. night from 8:00-11:00, no cover. Call 926-1448.


Smoky Mountain Cinema


Waynesville Drive-Inn



Hundreds of miles of easy and difficult hiking trails crisscross Haywood County. Maps are available at the Haywood County Visitor Information Center.

Windsong LIama Treks, Ltd

Clyde, 15 minutes from Waynesville and Maggie Valley. Llamas carry gear, supplies and food. Enjoy a gourmet picnic on your day-long trek over scenic trails. Two and three day treks also available Call 627-6986.

Mountain Golf

Golf your vacation away on our 7 mountain golf courses that take you from the valley floor to mountain greens. It's a challenging and scenic game you won't find anywhere else.

Visit the Maggie Valley Resort


You'll find first-rate specialty shopping in Haywood County. We're home to many of the country's most famous artisans who offer their work at local shops.


Take a leisurely stroll down Main Street. You'll find everything from penny candy to women's fine apparel. Arts and crafts galleries feature local work. Specialty restaurants provide plenty of home cooking. Allow 2-3 hours.

Maggie Valley

Store-hopping is an art in Maggie Valley. Whether you want souvenirs or fine linens, they're here. Plenty of crafts and restaurants. Allow 2-3 hours.

Horseback Riding

See never ending vistas as you ride horseback over scenic trails.

Cataloochee Ranch

Maggie Valley. Two hour and all-day rides available for adults and children over six. Experienced wranglers accompany all trips. Reservations required. 926-1401.

Eagle View Farm

Real trail riding experiences with breathtaking views. Trips take 3 hours so pack your lunch & saddlebags and enjoy it on top of our mountain. Open Monday through Saturday. Reservations 456-2156 or 646-8093.

Queen's Farm Riding Stables

1 hr. and 1 3/4 hr. rides that climb up to 1,000 feet. Children 6 or older. Open year-round, weather permitting. Reservations required. Located on Hwy. 19 just outside Maggie Valley. Call 926-0718.

Smoky Mountain Stables, Inc.

3.5 hour rides, overnight trips, trips for 2 days+, everything furnished, horse boarding, riding lessons, children over 10 ride own horse. Specialize in small groups, maximum of 6. Old School Rd., Waynesville. Call 452-9579.

Native American Culture

The home of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians is just a 30 minute drive over Soco Mountain. Learn Native American culture at museums, Indian village, and outdoor drama. For Cherokee Indian Reservation information, call 1-800-468-1601.

Gem Mining

Our mountains' natural wonders are yours for the taking. Learn about gem stones while you mine for some of nature's most valuable treasures. Old Pressley Sapphire Mines Canton on Rt. 1. Flume for sapphires and other gems. The world's largest blue sapphires were discovered here. April-Oct. Call 648-6320.

Whitewater Rafting

Within 1 hr. from Waynesville, choose half or full day rafting trips for beginners to veteran rafters. Call us at 1-800-334-9036 for detailed rafting information.

Snow Skiing

Cataloochee Ski Area

Maggie Valley. Choice of 9 slopes and trails for beginners and experts. Lessons & rentals: Expected season mid-December through March. Call 926-0285 or 1-800-768-0285. Ski Report: 926-3588 or 1-800-768-3588.