Maggie Valley is blessed with an abundance of Southern hospitality, an ideal year-round climate, and beautiful mountain scenery. Proud of our Southern Appalachian mountain heritage, we are building the future with a care for preserving the past and our natural resources. You can find modern hotels, quaint motels, and authentic log cabins that have been lovingly restored and maintained with all the latest comforts.
About forty percent of Haywood County is occupied by preserved lands including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pisgah National Forest, and the Harmon Den Wildlife Refuge. There are four entrances to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway in Haywood County, including one in Waynesville and one in Maggie Valley as you head out of the county and onto the Cherokee Indian Reservation. This plethora of national/state/county lands hosts many beautiful mountain peaks at elevations over 6000 feet, a diversity of outdoor activities in which to participate, and mile upon mile of peace and quiet. You may even want to relocate here once you experience Maggie Valley, N.C.
Haywood County is easily accessible from many major population centers of the east and southeastern U.S. This is part of what makes the Great Smoky Mountains National Park the most visited national park in the U.S. A diversity of forest types, plant habitats, and wildlife makes this area a must see for nature enthusiasts and serves as inspiration for many artists. Western North Carolina is well known for its Appalachian craft guilds; many local artists and crafters offer handcrafted/painted baskets, quilts, paintings, carvings, pottery, and many more articles for your shopping and viewing pleasure. While you're in town enjoy local southern cooking at its best, traditional cuisines, and/or fine dining.