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.
Sir Gooney Golf
Maggie Valley Miniature Golf
Bill's Fish Pond
Rainbow Park Trout Pond
Soco Gap Trout Ponds
Holland's Trout Pond
Maggie Valley Trout Pond
Ferguson's Trout Pond
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy an evening at the theater or live bands as the fun continues even after the sun goes down.
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.
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 & 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
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
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.
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.
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.
See never ending vistas as you ride horseback over scenic trails.
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.
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.
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.
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.