This Live Web Cam covers Ski Saphire Valley in the winter and then moves to the Sapphire Valley Tennis Center in the summer.
Sapphire Valley... ...boasts a Norman Rockwell like setting perfect for families looking for a safe, relaxing family vacation. Sapphire Valley is nestled in one of the most scenic corners of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is the closest four seasons resort to many major southeastern cities.
Fairfield Lake in Sapphire Valley dates back to 1896!
Fairfield Lake was built by the Lake Toxaway Hotel Company in 1896 along with the Fairfield Inn – a wonderful Victorian Inn overlooking the Lake. It was one of 5 hotels built by the Company and stood until 1986. For a complete History of Sapphire Valley visit HistoryofSapphireValley.org
Home of the 2017 Dirty Dancing remake!
High Hampton has been a place of Southern hospitality since the nineteenth century. The Hamptons traveled by train from Columbia to Greenville and then by horse and buggy up the rough mountain roads to Cashiers. They came each summer to escape the heat and mosquitoes that plagued them in the low country. They enjoyed fishing in the crystal clear mountain streams, riding fine horses through the lush green forests, and sitting on the porch of the Hampton Cottage sipping mint juleps and feasting on freshly cooked game and tender mountain trout.
From the offices of Hattler Properties
During World War II, ALCOA (Aluminum Company of America) needed more electricity to make aluminum for the war effort. In June 1940, Nantahala Power and Light, then owned by ALCOA, began constructing a dam to generate hydroelectric power on the west fork of the Tuckasegee River at Onion Falls. They completed it in late 1941, filling a new lake called Thorpe Reservoir or (present-day) Lake Glenville behind the dam. It encompassed the entire valley north of Cashiers. The town of Glenville was evacuated and flooded, covering schools, homes, businesses, and farmlands with water to a depth of 300 feet.