BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

Winter family fun in The High South!

The mountain winter holds a unique charm! The brisk, refreshing air beckons you to explore and savor views that remain hidden
when the trees are cloaked in foliage.

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Towns in Western North Carolina...

We provide coverage of the premier mountain towns in Western North Carolina. While there are numerous small communities in the region, we have curated a list of the finest towns for you, complete with accompanying active links:
Bryson City
Cashiers
Dillsboro
Highlands
Sapphire Valley
The Highlands Outpost
[Tour North Georgia Towns]

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What you will find here...

In our comprehensive coverage of the enchanting mountain towns, we offer an array of valuable information. For each of these special destinations, we provide a glimpse into their history, captivating video tours, insightful restaurant reviews, an extensive list of dining options, and recommendations for the top three things to do. And yes, we also keep you informed about the weather conditions in each of these charming mountain towns!

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What's going on in these towns?

We curate and update the Area Events Calendar to ensure that finding family fun is a breeze for you! Our team tirelessly scours our communities for a wide range of events, including concerts, arts and craft festivals, and much more, all with the aim of providing you enjoyable experiences. Feel free to explore the Area Events Calendar by clicking the link below:

Access the Area Events Calendar here

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Where to Eat and Drink

The High South offers some of the best dining and evening entertainment anywhere - check out our list [Where to Eat and Drink]

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Vacation Rentals

We constantly search out vacation rentals in The High South and the Blue Ridge Mountains - learn more -
[High South Blue Ridge Mountain Rentals]

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Waterfalls

The mountainous topology of the Blue Ridge / Smoky Mountains along with some of the highest rainfall in the United States creates some of the most picturesque and thunderous waterfalls found anywhere.

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Hiking

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Public Golf

Blue Ridge Mountain Golf can provide a one of a kind experience and give you mountain views no one else can see (except other golfers... )!

Great Smoky Mountains
National Park

 - Parking Fee Explained!

If you plan a short trip over to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you need to know about the new parking passes!


The origin of the phrase 'High South' dates back to the mid-1960s when various resorts, including Sapphire Valley, Hound's Ear, and Wolf Laurel in North Carolina started expanding their offerings to include southern snow skiing. In the 1970s, Sky Valley Georgia, having witnessed the success of nearby Sapphire Valley, built Georgia's first and only ski resort!

This expansion caught the attention of cities like Atlanta, Columbia, Augusta, and other areas in the foothills and Piedmont regions. As a result, families from these southern cities began to visit these mountainous regions year-round, including the winter season. It was during this time that the term 'High South' was coined to specifically refer to the scenic southern Appalachian and Smoky Mountains region. Notably, Sapphire Valley, located in North Carolina, became our beloved home community, conveniently situated only three hours away from many major southern cities.

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All information believed accurate but not guaranteed. The High South Media Network covers news, events, vacation rentals and recreational opportunities all around the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains.