Reasons to Visit Haywood County, North Carolina

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Located in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, the charming Haywood County often is overshadowed by the eclectic city of Asheville.

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Be inspired by the breathtaking natural scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Pisgah National Forest.


In 1776, over 2,500 British troops were sent to this region to “deal with” the rebelling Native American tribe.

With the magnificent mountain peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Pisgah National Forest, nature’s beauty abounds!

Mountains and Scenery:

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With abundant natural environments, wildlife and plant species flourish in Haywood County.

Wildlife and Plant Species:

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Haywood County boasts hundreds of miles of trails within thousands of acres of the Smoky Mountains. All levels of hiking trails from easy to moderate and difficult can be found here.


Of course the Smoky Mountains are the perfect backdrop for ski enthusiasts! Cataloochee Ski Area offers a variety of slopes and trails for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.


With the abundance of nature at the ranch’s doorstep, guests can hike, horseback ride, bird watch, go for a wagon ride, play lawn games, and ski at the nearby Cataloochee Ski Area.

Cataloochee Ranch:

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