Welcome 2018-04-06T19:18:38+00:00


Your Local Guide to the SW North Carolina Mountains. Let the Vacation Guide in the Mountains help you find Events, Festivals, and Recreational Activities.
Find the best local places to Eat, Shop, and lodge!

Every Issue we will feature a Community Spotlight and point you in the right direction of Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, or Scenic Road Trips in our area.

Tell them you “Found them in the Vacation Guide”


Nantahala River

The Nantahala River is a river in western North Carolina in the United States, within the Nantahala National Forest, and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Two-lane U.S. Highway 19/74, once part of the Trail of Tears, runs along the river, picnic areas dotting the route. The River rises near the border of Georgia [...]

Cherohala Skyway

The Cherohala Skyway is a 43 mile National Forest Scenic Byway that connects Robbinsville, N.C., (Hwy. 143), to Tellico Plains, TN., (Hwy. 165). Often referred to as “A Drive Among The Clouds”; the Cherohala is named for the two national forests that it crosses; the Cherokee in Tennessee and the Nantahala in North Carolina. Before [...]

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. The border between Tennessee and North Carolina runs northeast to southwest through the centerline [...]

Community Spotlight: Murphy, North Carolina

Step back in time to a place with beautiful tree lined streets and many historic buildings restored to their original state. Murphy, North Carolina is an old town with its origin dating back to 1830's and preservation of the historic sites are a must see when visiting. The Cherokee County Courthouse was built in 1927 [...]

Holiday Events 2018


Every Friday Evening Game Night Hoppy Trout Brewing
Dec 31-Jan1 25th Annual Possum Drop Heritage Park
Dec 15 Cruise Night Christmas Party Andrews Community Center
Dec 29 Wyatt Espalin – Live Music Calaboose Cellars


Every Tuesday Evening Beginner Contra & Square Dance Series John C. Campbell Folk School
Dec 15 Holiday Contra/Square Dance John C.Campbell Folk School


Dec 18 A Christmas Together: An Evening of Stories, Songs & Family Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 21 A Bluegrass Christmas Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 31-Jan 1 5th Annual Ruby Drop Downtown Franklin


Dec 22 It’s a Wonderful Life, Live From WVL Radio Theatre Peacock Performing Arts Center
Feb 2 Sock Hops Peacock Performing Arts Center
Mar 8-17 Come Blow Your Horn Peacock Performing Arts Center
Mar 23 The Legacy Motown Revue Peacock Performing Arts Center
Mar 30 Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix Peacock Performing Arts Center
April 13 Radio Zydeco Peacock Performing Arts Center


Every Friday and Saturday Live Music Chevelles Restaurant & Bar
Dec 31-Jan 1 Ring in 2019 Chevellabration Chevelles Restaurant & Bar