Welcome 2020-08-18T19:25:26+00:00


We look forward to helping you plan your next trip!

If you’re currently visiting or planning a trip, please note that some previous events have been rescheduled due to COVID-19. We invite you to call restaurants for take-out and our merchants for hours of operation.

Please let them know, you found them from the Vacation Guide in the Mountains!


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 [...]

Longer Hiking Trails for Adventure

or Visit for a Day Trip in North Carolina’s Wilderness Area Fires Creek Trail -  Hayesville The 25-mile Rim Trail follows the ridge around Fires Creek Wildlife Management Area.  The trail, marked with blue blazes, has several access roads and trails. Camping offered at Huskins Branch Hunter and Bristol Horse Camps. Dispersed camping sites are [...]

Winter Events


November 21 – Christmas On Main, Downtown Andrews (10:00AM-5:00PM) Learn More
December 12 – Magic on Main, Downtown Andrews (5:30PM-1:00 AM) Learn More


November 13 – Fontana Village Fall Classic Bass Tournament, Fontana Village Resort & MarinaLearn More
November 20 – Fontana Village Fall Classic Bass Tournament, Fontana Village Resort & MarinaLearn More


November 13 – Departure – The Journey Tribute Band, Smoky Mountain Center (7:30PM) Learn More
Nov. 28 & Dec. 5 – Winter Wonderland Nights, Downtown Franklin (5:00PM) Learn More
November 29 – Franklin’s Annual Christmas Parade, Downtown Franklin (3:00PM) Learn More
December 4 – The Malpass Brothers, Smoky Mountain Center (7:30PM) Learn More
December 17 Merry Christmas Darling Carpenters’ Christmas, Smoky Mountain Center (7:00PM) Learn More
December 20 – Christmas with The Issacs, Smoky Mountain Center (3:00PM) Learn More


November 14 – Cheoah River Release, Cheoah River Learn More
December 12 – Hometown Holiday Festival, Robbinsville High School (10:00AM – 3:00PM) Learn More
December 12 – Robbinsville Christmas Parade, Robbinsville High School (6:00PM) Learn More