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Mountain Living

Life in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains



Fish. For. Days. 
The Cashiers waterways are home to some of the highest trout densities anyhwere in North Carolina. There's not just trout either. You'll also find varieties of bass, perch, walleye, just to name a few. Fly fishing, lake fishing, we've got it all.

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There's no question that the Blue RIdge Mountains boast some of the most beautiful landscapes in all of the world. Enjoy short, family-friendly walks or more challenging treks along the Appalachian Trail. You'll find wildlife, waterfalls, and outstanding vantage points at every turn.

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Lake Life

Lake Glenville is a pristine reservoir located just 8 miles from Cashiers and is the largest body of water in Jackson County. Located in a beautiful North Carolina mountain rain forest, the lake has 26 miles of shoreline and is the highest elevation of any lake east of the Mississippi (3,494 feet). It offers plenty of things to do for outdoors-lovers, including tubing, skiing, paddleboarding, kneeboarding, swimming and fishing.

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Foodie Town

You'll find all kinds of restaurants in Cashiers, from coffee shops and casual Carolina-style BBQ to fine dining. Western North Carolina boasts some amazing chefs and delicious meals, so there are some fabulous dining options. Reservations are always recommended during the season.

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Local Golf

Golfing in Cashiers has been described as "a magical experience" by those who visit. There are 16 clubs on the plateau of all types - all wonderful and reflective of our breathtaking mountain beauty.

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Cultural Attractions

There's no shortage of entertainment in Western North Carolina. From movies, music and theatre to history, nature and the visual arts, the mountains have something you'll enjoy, no matter where your interests lie.

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Explore a variety of wonderful shops in Cashiers, offering everything from antiques, rustic home furnishings and fine art to fly fishing gear, resort wear, and birdhouses. Enjoy a more personalized level of service at many of the owner-operated shops on the Plateau.


Craft Breweries

Whether you enjoy sipping a smooth golden ale, a refreshing and hoppy IPA or a dark and robust porter, Jackson County’s breweries have you covered. North Carolina boasts more craft breweries and brewpubs than any other state in the southeast and Jackson County shares the state’s commitment to providing quality local brews.

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Rest and Relaxation

Looking for a hairdresser to give you a haircut or color, or a nail technician for a manicure or pedicure? Perhaps you need a full array of natural body and facial treatments, therapies and products. You can find it all in the Cashiers and Highlands, NC area.

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