Everything you want and need

You’ll just wish you had booked for longer! The cabin is very comfortable and the owners have made the cabin feel so homey, that you will not be ready to leave. But do try to tear yourself off that rocking chair, or out of the hot tub so that you can enjoy some of the many things that the area has to offer. Great hikes, gem mining, swimming holes and waterfalls, fishing, shopping, history, horseback riding, white-water rafting. Thank you, we will return.

December Events

1st Canton Christmas Parade, Downtown Canton 6:00PM Call 829-648-3535.


1st – 23rd   Get ready for the holidays by visiting “Choose & Cut Trees” at Boyd

Mountain Tree Farm. Open daily 9am – 5pm Located at 143 Boyd Farm Road,     Waynesville. Take Hwy 276 to Hemphill Road, Cross bridge & immediately

turn left onto Boyd Farm Road follow to Log Cabins. (828) 506-3513


1st -24th    Come enjoy the experience and the magic of the “Polar Express.”

Meet Santa; enjoy caroling, hot chocolate and a treat. Call Great

Smoky Mtn. Railroad at 800-872-4681 for reservations.


1st – 31st  Candlelight Christmas Evenings at the Biltmore House. Firelight

and candlelight fill the house with a warm glow. Enjoy roving carolers,

choirs singing European carols, ballet dancers twirling in the winter

garden. Reservations required. 800-411-3812


1st – Jan 1st National Gingerbread House Display at the Grove Park Inn. Contestants

from across the country will bring architectural masterpieces to the

Grove Park Inn, Asheville. Call 800-438-0050 for more information.


1st –Jan.1st  “Stories of Gingerbread” guided tours are available at the Grove Park Inn,

Asheville Go behind the scenes and get details about the construction of the

winning entries and the workings of the judging, competition and display itself.

The hour-long tours are offered Wednesday- Sunday, 9 AM and 3 PM.

Adults: $12, Children: 12 & under $6. Advance reservations are required.

Call 1-800-438-5800.


1st – Jan 1 “Christmas at Biltmore” This tradition was started in 1895 and is

continued still. Enjoy America’s largest home decorated with dozens

of trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows and poinsettia’s. 9AM – 5PM




2nd “Art After Dark” A special holiday edition with hundreds of luminaries lining

the sidewalks. More than a dozen galleries and studios remain open till 9pm

offering demonstrations, special showings, refreshments and music.

Waynesville’s Main Street and Historic Frog Level section. FREE 6-9pm,


2nd “Dwight Yokam” will be performing at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center.

7:30PM show. Call 800 – 748-3000 for ticket information.


2nd – 4th    Dickens Festival – Asheville’s Historic Biltmore Village transforms

itself into a quaint Victorian village. Refreshments, carriage rides, strolling

vocalists and instrumentalists in period costumes. Hours: Fri. 5 -7,

Sat. 11 -7, Sun.1-5. Call: 828-274-8788 for more information.


3rd Maggie Valley Christmas Parade will start at 6pm at the Ghost Town parking

lot and follow Hwy. 19 to the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.

For more information call 828-926-0866.


3rd Cherokee Christmas parade will begin at 5:30pm near the Cherokee Bear Zoo down Main Street to 441N. Call 828-438-1601 for more information.


3rd “A Living Nativity” sponsored by The 3rd Generation Barn Loft will be

at 84 Frank Mann Road. Free Admission. 6:30 – 8:30PM Walk thru to

see live animals and characters, inside historic barn, music. Exit 33 from

I-40, go towards Leicester about ¾ mile, fork left onto N. Hominy Road, then

first right on Frank Mann Road. May bring non perishable food item

for the Canton Community Kitchen and place it in the manger.


3rd Balsam Range will kick off their “Winter Concert Series” at the Colonial Theater

in Canton. They will be joined by John Wiggins to “Honor, Recognize and Celebrate Haywood County Meals on Wheels”. Tickets are on sale now at  HYPERLINK “http://www.balsamrange.com” www.balsamrange.com 7:30 show $25


4th “Can You Ski Food & Coat Drive” Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley. Help us give back to the community by bringing 10 cans of food or a warm winter coat of good quality and receive your lift ticket on that Sunday from 8:30 to 4:30 for free. Call 800-768-0285 for more information!


4th “Christmas Service in a Stable” sponsored by The 3rd Generation

Barn Loft will be at 84 Frank Mann Road. 6:30 – 7:15PM Worship with

the animals present, sing carols, hear Christmas stories, special music & scripture. Very casual, dress warmly. Exit 33 from I-40, go towards Leicester about ¾ mile, fork left onto N. Hominy Road, then first right on Frank Mann Road.


4th – 7th New for 2011, The Grove “Bark” Inn Gingerbread Doghouse Competition & Display! Similar to The National Gingerbread House Competition™, but with

a twist, contestants are invited to build a doghouse made entirely of edible materials. FREE Event. Call 800-438-0500 for more information.


5th Downtown Waynesville Christmas Parade. 6pm. The downtown street will be ablaze for this years “Make the Season Bright” themed parade. Call 828-456-3517 for more information.


9th – 11th An Appalachian Christmas – David Holt and the Junaluska Singers headline        this Christmas Concert and craft show.  Call 828-452-2881 for more information.


9th – 12th    Asheville Ballet – The Nutcracker – A holiday tradition in Asheville for 35 years. At the Diana Wortham Theatre. Call 828-257-4530 for ticket information.


10th “A Night before Christmas” Come share the Holiday Tradition with downtown Waynesville. Caroling, live music, live Nativity, pictures with Santa, old-fashioned wagon rides. Shops & restaurants will stay open till 9pm. Call 828-456-3517 for more information.


18th Cataloochee Ski Area Holiday Season Begins in Maggie Valley- Holiday rates apply everyday during the holidays through January 2nd 2011. Enjoy night skiing every night, except Christmas Eve night, even New Years Eve. Call

800-768-0285 for more information.


18th Scheduled opening day for Tube World in Maggie Valley.

828-926-0285 for more information.


18th Asheville Symphony continues a beautiful family tradition of performing your favorite music from the holidays with   “Holiday at Pops” at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. 3 PM matinee. 828-254-7046


19th   The Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” will be performed at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville. 7:30 performance. Call 828-259-5544 for ticket information.


25th Come Ski with Santa at Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley –  Cataloochee opens at 1:00pm for skiing. Make us part of your family Christmas Day Celebration & join us for turkey & all the trimmings in the lodge. Open until 10pm Call 800-768-0285 for more information.


31st “All Gospel New Year’s Eve Show” with Balsam Range! Will be held at

Thad Woods Auction Barn. 25 Muse Business Park, Waynesville.

7PM – Midnight. $15 Make your reservations now at 828-456-3298.


31st New Year’s Eve Fireworks at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. Starting at approximately 8PM. Call 800-438-1601 for further information.


We have made every attempt to include all events for the area. If you have an event you would like for us to include please call 828-926-1686 with details.





Restaurants open Christmas Day!

We have not heard back from all restaurants at this time!

PLEASE Call highlighted restaurants for reservations!

Cataloochee Ski Area       828-926-0285    Opens at 1PM

Salty Dog’s Seafood       828-926-9105 11am – 9pm

Charlie’s Bar & Grill       828-926-0999 11am – 8pm

Harrah’s Casino       828-497-7777    Cherokee

Hurley’s Restaurant       828-926-1566 Noon – 6pm

The Tap Room                      828-456-3551     Waynesville

China King       828-235-8815 Canton

Waffle House     Waynesville

Huddle House     Waynesville



We have made every attempt to include all restaurants in the area. 

If we have left anyone out please let us know at 828-926-1686.





October Events

Weekends – 16th “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at HART Theatre, Waynesville. This hilarious show is full of heart and went on to become one of Broadway’s biggest hits. “No holds barred” by the contestants in this year’s annual spelling bee. For reservations call 829-456-6522.


4th – 8th 99th Annual Cherokee Indian Fair will be held at the Cherokee Indian

Fair Grounds. This nearly century old celebration includes art work, crafts, agricultural items & traditional foods. Opens at 10am. Admission is $10

& includes nightly concerts. 6 and under are free. Call 828-497-8128.


6th – 8th High Country Quilt Show will be at the Maggie Valley Community

Center. Enjoy luncheon and quilt show featuring new & antique quilts.

9 am – 5pm, 926-6003.


7th   “Art After Dark” more than a dozen fine galleries & studios will

remain open till 9pm offering demonstrations, special showings,

refreshments & music. Main Street & historic Frog Level section

of Waynesville. 6-9pm, 456-3517.


7th – 30th Weekends with the Pumpkin Patch Express at the Great Smoky Mountain

Railroad. Activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

campfire marshmallows, a coloring station, temporary tattoos,

trick or treating, bouncy house, hayrides and don’t forget to wear your

costume. Departures at 11:30 & 3:00 pm. Call 800-872-4681 for reservations.




8th Bethel Half Marathon & 5K Races starts at Bethel Middle School.

Run along the peaceful back country roads of the Bethel Community.

Visit  HYPERLINK “http://www.bethelrural.org” www.bethelrural.org to register or call 828-646-0303 for more



8th Church Street Arts & Crafts- Main street Waynesville is transformed

into an arts & crafts marketplace for this one day event. A juried

show, mountain music, clogging, entertainment & food. 10am – 5pm

Call 456-3517 for more information.


8th “Jammin at the Mill Pond” at Haywood Community College.

A free bluegrass event to showcase the college and it’s alumni along with

the Appalachian heritage that the area has to offer. Craftsmen, Bluegrass,

clogging, corn shelling, corn milling, car show just to name a few things.

10am – dusk at the college. 828 – 627- 4522


8th Celtic Thunder in concert at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center. 7:30PM

Call 800-745-3000 for reservations.


8th & 9th 1st Annual October Leaves Arts & Crafts show at the Maggie Valley

Festival Grounds. 9am – 5pm both days. Crafters galore, food and

music. Call 828-497-9425 for more information.


8th & 9th Blue Ridge Crafters Autumn Leaves show will be held at the Haywood

County Fairgrounds. An indoor event featuring work of 50+ craftsmen,

many from the local area. 648-0500. 9am-5pm


11th GSM Audubon Society will hold their monthly “general meeting”

at the Maggie Valley Pavilion. 6:30PM.  Please check the website  HYPERLINK “http://www.gsmas.com” www.gsmas.com for more information. Free


13th & 14th “Crowe Brothers” will hold a Fall Color Season Concert series at

the Stompin Grounds in Maggie Valley. Brotherly duo blends

classic country and bluegrass in a sound made for the golden age

of the Grand Ole Opry. 8PM. Call 828-421-3039 for more info.


14th -15th AHTA Big Rig Show–More than 100 trucks will be on display from

the antique & working class. Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds

Admission is $5, children 12 and under are free. 828-586-2709.


15th  “Vairs in the Valley” Corvair show at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.

Free entry for spectators.  HYPERLINK “http://www.ncmountaincorvairs.com/” www.ncmountaincorvairs.com

Call 828-626-3617 for more information.


15th  North Hominy Apple Festival will be held at the North Hominy

Community Center. Come choose from hundreds of apple pies and

learn how to make apple butter in copper pots. Country breakfast

will be served. 10am – 2pm, call 648-5397 for more information.


15th  Annual Apple Harvest Festival will be held on Main Street in Waynesville.

Live music, handmade crafts, apple treats & locally grown apples.

10am- 5pm, 828-456-3021


15th “Chicago” will be at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino 7:30PM.

Call 800-745-3000 for reservations.


15th & 16th Maggie Valley’s Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show will be held at the

Maggie Valley Festival Grounds 9AM -4PM both days. Local & regional

craftsmen, food & beautiful surroundings.  828-926-1686. FREE EVENT


15th & 16th Blue Ridge Crafters Autumn Leaves show will be held at the Haywood

County Fairgrounds. An indoor event featuring work of 50+ craftsmen,

many from the local area. 648-0500. 9am-5pm


16th  Sunday Concert Series at the Haywood County public Library

Auditorium  3pm. This is a free event & it is held the third Sunday

in each month. 828-452-0593


16th Haywood Community Band Concert at the Community Center

Pavilion in Maggie Valley. Last concert of the season, 6:30pm-

Bring your blanket or lawn chair, a picnic supper and enjoy.

Call 926-8021 for more information.


21st – 23rd $10,00 Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly Fishing Tournament.

In partnership with the NC Fly Fishing Team, EBCI Fish and Wildlife Management and the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, this two man

team event will be held on the 2.2 miles of catch and release waters in Cherokee. $10,000 in prize money. Call 800-438-1601



21st – 23rd   Annual World Championship Clogging Hall of Fame Competition

will be held at the Stompin Ground in Maggie Valley. National

clogging teams & individuals compete for awards & recognition.

Call: 304-872-5803


22nd “Willie Nelson” will be performing at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center.

7:30 show. Call 800-745-3000 for reservations.


31st  “Treats on the Street” with the Downtown Waynesville merchants.

5 – 7 PM, This is a safe and fun adventure for costumed children and

their parents to stroll the streets in search of delicious candy and special treats.




Every attempt has been made to include all area events.

If you have events you would like to add to the calendar, please contact us at 926-1686 before the 15th of the month.


Nicest cabin I ever stayed in

I put a lot of thought in the places I stay when I travel. I am wheelchair bound which requires certain things that the average person wouldn’t need. My needs were met and our hosts were more than gracious in providing what we required. The cabin is in a wonderful location and is easily accessable to the attractions in the area. Not your average rental. All the furnishings were above what you would expect to see and we had no problems with anything during our stay.

K Lewis from Hope Mills, NC visited in May 2009