There are so many activities and attractions in and around Waynesville and Asheville, NC. We have listed some of our favorites below to help you as you plan your trip.

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Holiday Event Spotlight

Shelton House Tinsel Trail and Appalachian Family Christmas

  • Visit with Santa Claus
  • Enjoy Hot Chocolate and other treats
  • Join in with the Carolers
  • Step back in time with a walk through the Historic Shelton House decorated for the season
  • Walk through the Tinsel Trail of Trees decorated by local businesses and organizations

Tinsel Trail open December 9th - January 4th

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Restaurants in Waynesville


  • The Sweet Onion
  • Chef's Table
  • Frogs Leap Public House
  • Bourbon Barrel Beef & Ale
  • Frankies Italian Trattoria
  • Bogart's Restaurant & Tavern
  • Boojum Brewing Company
  • Panacea Coffee Company
  • Maggie's Galley Seafood Restaurant
  • Trailhead Bakery
  • The Classic Wineseller
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Our Favorite Western North Carolina Attractions


  • Biltmore Estate
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Harrah's Cherokee Hotel & Casino
  • Waterfalls & Hiking
  • Cataloochee Ski Area
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center
  • HART Theatre
  • Folkmoot USA
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Tour Companies in Western NC


  • Leap Frog Tours
  • Cataloochee Valley Tours
  • Asheville Trolley Tour
  • Cataloochee Ranch
  • Navitat Canopy Adventures
  • Cataloochee Valley Tours
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Waynesville Craft Breweries


  • Frog Level Brewing Co
  • Tipping Point Brewery & Tavern
  • Boojum Brewing Company Taproom
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Golf in Western North Carolina


  • Laurel Ridge Country Club
  • Maggie Valley Club & Resort
  • The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa
  • Balsam Mountain Preserve