Attractions: 

 Brochures are kept at the home in the cabinet just outside the kitchen entrance

 Lake Activities on Lake Glenville - 6/10 of a mile from our home. The highest elevation lake east    of  the Mississippi.  Boating, fishing, picnic and Beach area with full amenities, hiking trail and ample   parking. Boat rentals, pontoons, floars,water toys and personal watercraftn

  Boating – Lake Glenville
  Boat Rentals by the hour are available at Signal Ridge Marina, 10 minutes from our home. (828- 

  743-2143).  Boat Size vary to accomodate the number in your party.

 They also rent tubes to be pulled behind the boat - a real special for kids of all ages.

 Three waterfalls feed the lake and the rental company provides a lake map as to their location. 

  Islands on the lake make for great picnic outings and swimming.

 Horseback riding – Arrowmont Stables- 828-743-2762
  Located one half mile up the mountain from our home.  Guided trail tours for all ages and     e 

  experience.

 Fishing
  Lakes, Rivers and Streams throughout the area feature great trout and bass opportunities.

 Gem Mining

 Ther are many locations, but, our favorite is in Franklin where we have mined a 17 carat emerald  

 and a 20 carat Ruby.

 Fun for the entire family and everyone leaves with "treasures".

 

 Hiking and Water Falls
  Some 19 falls are in the area and hiking trails are well marked.  A family favorite right in Cashiers  

  is Cashiers Sliding Rock Falls – Natures waterslide is perfect for children. 

Dry Falls in Highlands offers the opportunity walk under the Falls.

(Note the person in white under the falls)

 My personal favorite is Whitewater Falls, only 13 miles from Cashiers. It is higher than Niagra            Falls and the highest falls in eastern U.S.  Hiking trails are available but hiking is not

    necessary to view the falls as it is about 1/4 mile from the parking lot on a hard surface walkway.

Lake Glenville

( 1/2 mile down the mountain from the home.)

Lake Information: The lake is 6 miles long with 26 miles of shore line fed by three (3) waterfalls.  The average depth is 100 feet.  Located at 3500 feet in elevation, it is the highest man made lake this side of the Rockies.  For a sight seeing trip on the lake to see all the watter falls and exceptional homes, reserve a minimum of 2 hours.  Small Islands are accesable for picnics. If fishing is part of your vacation plans, a fishing license is required and may be purchased at Signal Ridge Marina or online at www.ncwildlife.org

View of the lake from the park

Picnic, Swim and Fish at the Sandy Beach at Lake Glenville Park

1.8 of a mile from the cabin

 

Sight Seeing The Blue Ridge Parkway has some of the most beautiful mountain views in the entire country.  The parkway is a well maintained 2 lane highway with frequent overlooks and points of interest.  The nearest entry is in Sylva, NC.  I suggest traveling west towards Cherokee for a great days outing, stopping for lunch and shopping in Cherokee.  The Cherokee Indian Reservation and Casino are popular attractions.  If visiting the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, you can also enter the Parkway and head East at Sylva as well.

Rafting
Call 800-232-7238 for the nearest river and river conditions to match your experience. River trips range from gentle self floating to guided tours in challenging water.  Raft sizes range from individual, small group (as pictured), and group with a guide.

Golf

Golf with a view - a gret combination in the Cashiers, NC area.
Sapphire Mountain Golf Club – 828-743-1174

Red Bird Golf Links - 828-743-1991

High Hampton Inn - 828-743-2450

Trillium Golf Links - 828-743-4251

Snow Skiing
Night and Day skiing is available in season in nearby Sapphire and Maggie Valley, NC, 800-768-0285

Skiing is a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful mountians of North Carolina.

The Biltmore Estate
Americas largest home and not to be missed.  It is 51 miles from our home and located in Ashville,N.C.  The most important feature when visiting is to obtain a set of ear phones which, in our opinion is the b
est way to take advantage of the self guided tour.  Check the schedule of special events and concerts offered.  A visit when the property is decorated for Christamas is simply breath taking.

Chimney Rock
Unbelievable views from this unique mountain top, accessed by elevator and conveniet parking.  Hiking trails are available from the landing.

Opera Box

Great Smokey Mountain Railway – 828-872-4681

See the train wreck in the movie, the Fugitive. Traverse through mountain valleys along rivers.

Smoky Mountain Railroad

 Meet Irving - A Donkey popular with all the locals.  Carrots and Apples are favorites.  As you drive down the Mt., take a right and you can't miss "our pet away from home".  Sometimes he even has "guests", as pictured.

 THEATER

  1. FLATROCK PLAYHOUSE  - Mainstage - Flat Rock, NC, 2661 Greenville Highway

  2. FLATROCK PLAYHOUSE  - Playhouse Downtown - Hendersonville NC, 125 Main Street

  828-693-0731 or toll free 866-732-8008

  www.flatrockplayhouse.org

Srs. - $2.00 discoount

  3. WESTERN CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY PERFOMRING ARTS CENTER - Cullowhee, NC

  4.  HIGHLANDS PLAYHOUSE - 828-526-2695 - SHOWS FROM LATE MAY - MID OCTOBER

  5.  SMOKEY MOUNTAIN ARENA - FRANKLIN, NC. - LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

  6.  HIGHLANDS/CASHIERS PLAYERS - 828-526-8084 - www.highlandscashiersplayers.org

Shopping in Cashiers & Highlands
Art Galleries, Antiques, Unique Gifts and more in typical mountain settings. 

Other Day Trips: With approximate driving times:

Cherokee NC -  about an hour

Harrahas Casino, Cherokee Indian Reservation, tourist shopping - about an hours drive

Dollywood - Gatllinburg /Pigeon Forge area - about 2 hours

Ghost Town Family Friendly Amusement Park in Maggie Valley - about 1.5 hours.

Blowing Rock -  2 hours

Chimney Rock - about over an hour  

For more information about Cashiers, NC click onto the web site below:

Chamber of Commerce Contact - www.cashiersnorthcarolina.com

ANNUAL EVENTS

HIGH SEASON - MAY-NOVEMBER

             ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVALS

             FINE ART FESTIVALS

             MUSIC FESTIVALS

             CAR SHOWS

             COLLEGE SPORTING AND CULTURAL EVENTS - WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

JULY - HIGHLANDS PLAYHOUSE OPENS

             CASHIERS/HIGHLANDS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

             CASHIERS  FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE - MUSIC ON THE GREEN

             CASHIERS - ART ON THE GREEN

JULY 4 - FIREWORKS - CASHIERS ON THE GREEN

                                           ON LAKE GLENVILLE

DECEMBER - CASHIERS CHRISTMAS PARADE