Mountain Farm Museum at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park Welcome Center
Clingmans Dome in the Fog!
Cataloochee Ski Area
Views at Water Rock Knob
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Skiing and Snow Tubing
Enjoy Kids Ski Free tickets when you stay at Creekside Hideaway Vacation Rentals! Inquire about details.
Fie Top FlumesEnjoy the thrill of our summer tubing as you go zipping down the hill and enjoy the breeze on a hot summer day! Summer Tubing is a wild blast and it is safe and affordable fun for all levels!
Cataloochee Ranch – (828) 926-1401 /(800) 868-1401
119 Ranch Dr. Maggie Valley, NC
Queen's Farm Riding Stables – (828)926-0718
23 Queens Farm Ln, Waynesville, NC
Fantasy Golf & Gameroom
3659 Soco Road Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Maggie Valley Carpet Golf
3054 Soco Road Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Maggie Valley Gem Mine
Wheels Through Time
Wheels Through Time Museum located in the heart of Maggie Valley, NC, is home to the world’s premier collection of rare American Vintage Motorcycles. Located 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, in beautiful Maggie Valley, NC, this All-American motorcycle museum houses over 300 of America’s rarest and most historic classic motorcycles.
The Cherokee community shows you how tradition mingles with the present, and the Oconaluftee Indian Village takes you back to 1750, well, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian takes you back all the way back to the beginnings of human existence here in these glorious, storied mountains. And because people learn best from stories, and recall best with stories, that’s how we bring the past to life here.
Bridal Veil Falls
Looking Glass Falls
Sliding Rock – $1 per person
Hiking & Walking Trails
Guided Hiking:- www.maggievalleyex.com
3434 Soco Road in Maggie Valley. 888-472-7238
Here are a few of my favorite trails, click here for a list of trails
Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 451.2. (moderate / strenuous),
This trail is 0.5 mile to the top, then hike back down to the parking area to watch the sunset. It does not get better than this view! It is very easy to hop onto the Blue Ridge Parkway from the cabin… just go back down to Soco Rd and take Soco Rd heading west for about 5.5 miles. Take the Blue Ridge Parkway Entrance on the right heading towards Asheville. Once you get to milepost 451.2, Waterrock Knob will be a turn off on the left… follow that road up to the parking area.
Cataloochee Valley Trails
Hike in Cataloochee Valley (driving directions attached) Great place to go for hiking and viewing elk. This area is actually a part of the Smoky Mountain National Park… but you can only access it through a back entrance. Attached is the info on the trails
Sam’s Summits Loop Trail - Perfect to hike in the winter!
Spend the morning exploring the perfect winter hike. Head up Hwy 215/Lake Logan Rd to access the Sam’s Summits Loop Trail, located in the Shining Rock Wilderness area of the Pisgah National Forest. As this area borders the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is often inaccessible via the parkway in the winter due to road closures, but the trail head for Sam’s Summits is accessible year-round. A free beautifully illustrated guide is available exclusively at Haywood Visitors Center providing directions, an overview of the area, multiple trail paths, and other tips for hiking the area.
Great Smoky Mountains Railway
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad offers scenic rail excursions that take you from the historic depot in Bryson City, through the beautiful countryside of Western North Carolina. Dine in our First Class Cars with a private attendant and breathtaking views or take it all in while riding in an Open Air Gondola! Step on board for your next rail adventure!
You can also buy packages with the train ride, which include whitewater rafting, zip lining, waterfall Jeep tours, and private parties!
Jonathan Creek is perfect for trout fishing. Jonathan Creek runs along Soco Road in Maggie Valley. Map of the creek.
Great Smoky Mountains Trout School: 828-648-9903
Lowe Guide Service: 828-452-0039
Panther Creek Outfitters: 828-627-1913
Tender Mercy Retreat: 828-648-3524
Waynesville Fly Shop: 828-246-0306
Rules & Regulations: www.ncwildlife.org/fishing.aspx
Marvin's Soco Gap Trout Ponds – (828) 926-3635
Misc Fun Activities
Maggie Valley Puzzle Rooms
Themed escape rooms in which you search for clues and solve puzzles.
Cold Mountain Corn Maize
4168 Pisgah Dr; Canton, North Carolina 28716
Enjoy both the regular and haunted corn maze, old-fashion tractor pulled hayrides, a pumpkin patch, tasty treats, roaring bonfires, and plenty of great family memories. Come on out and join in the fun!
Bicycle Rentals, Guides, and Expeditions
AE Bicycles - Waynesville, NC - 828-456-5553
Bicycle Outfitters - 59 Branner Ave. Waynesville, NC 28734 - 828-456-5663
Blue Ridge Cycling Adventures - 764 S Haywood St. Waynesville, NC 28734 - 828-452-5573
Maggie Valley Opry House 3605 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828)-648-7941 Smoky Mountains Cinema
235 Waynesville Plaza Waynesville, NC 28786
3116 Soco Road Hwy 19, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Appalachian Amusement Center -
Home to the world's finest Vertical Wind Tunnel. You can learn to fly. Flying is fun for all ages. Appalachian Amusement Center teaches beginners to fly and provide instruction for skydivers and advanced wind tunnel fliers.
Carolina Nights Dinner Theater
3732 Soco Road Hwy 19 - Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-8822 / (888) 622-7469
The Strand Theater at 38 Main - Movie Theater
Shelton House - Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts
49 Shelton St, Waynesville, NC 28786
Craft Beers, Microbreweries, Wine and Distilleries
The BearWaters Brewing Company - www.bwbrewing.com
Come hang out with us! The BearWaters Brewing Company climate controlled taproom is a great place to hang with family and friends year round. New to the area, no worries our people are friendly, helpful and welcoming. We feature 10 of our great signature and rotating beers on tap at all times. You can start with one of our sampling flight paddles, or enjoy both pints and ½ pints as well. If you are looking for something on the go, we offer growler fills. We are a family friendly location that offers both craft products and soft drinks and snacks. Our venue includes both indoor and outdoor space for you and your pets. Come enjoy our state of the art sound system that allows us to feature many great local musicians to come and showcase their talents and original works.
Boojum Brewing Company - www.boojumbrewing.com
The taproom has its own beers and a half dozen guest beers on draft, plus bottled selections that include alcohol-free and gluten-free beverages, wine and liquor drinks. Boojum’s beers include a chocolate milk stout, blueberry coffee porter, and a double IPA.
Frog Level Brewing - www.froglevelbrewing.com
Frog Level Brewing has some of the smoothest craft beer to touch your tongue. From the bite of our IPA to the smokiness of our Scotch Ale and other fine recipes in between, you can get a pint of any of these flavors to drink in our tasting room or get a Croaker (2 pints) or a Growler (4 pints) to take with you. If you’re hungry, bring your own food and enjoy it with any of our fine handcrafted brews inside or on our back deck overlooking the flowing creek.
Tipping Point Tavern – www.tippingpointtavern.com
We have great craft beers on tap including our very own Punch in the Face IPA and over 25 well-kept bottled beers. It’s all about passion for us. Passion for Great Beer…Great Food…and Great Service. It’s why people from all over come to the Tipping Point Tavern to tip a few.
The Classic Wineseller – www.classicwineseller.com
You will find a large selection of wines and craft beers on the menu from all around the world, but if you prefer something else you may always choose from the thousands of bottles in our retail shop. Select menu items feature local eggs & market-fresh produce from area farms. Call for special events & live music schedule.
B&C Winery - http://bcwinerync.com
Utilizing the Vineyards from around the world, (California, Australia, Washington State, Italy, Chile, Argentina) Chris takes the juices and skins, along with the fresh mountain spring water and creates these wines. Chris wants folks to have an enjoyable memory of the mountains along with the wines. A unique gift to give to the house sitter or pet sitter or that neighbor who may have picked up your mail and watched over your property while you were away enjoying the mountain views.
Bosu's Wine Shop and Gourmet Retailer – waynesvillewine.com
Elevated Mountain Distilling Company – www.facebook.com/ElevatedMountain