They say these mountains are 250 million years old. They’ll get no argument from us. Only time could have rounded their contours, carpeted their slopes with ancient hardwoods and their hidden trails with snowy trillium blossoms, and sent their blue peaks rolling away into the distance like a vast, eternal sea. In fact, one translation of the Cherokee word “Cataloochee” is “wave upon wave.” And that’s a translation that gets no argument from us, either.

For more than 75 years, the Great Smoky Mountains have been our home. And people like you have been our guests, often returning again and again to establish their own family vacation traditions and help us preserve the heritage of this very special corner of western North Carolina.

If you’re one of those old friends, we look forward to welcoming you back to Maggie Valley this year. If not, your welcome is waiting. You may be a first-time guest, but we promise, you’ll never be a stranger. We invite you to come and discover for yourself what makes a vacation with us an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

Even if, like the mountains, you live for a long, long time.


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Upcoming Events

Twice a month we’ll serve up an authentic re-creation of our 1932 primitive fishing camp. Call us at (828) 926-1401 for schedule and reservations.

AUGUST 1, 2015: The second annual 5K mountain trail run for Brain Cancer. Afterwards, The Darren Nicholson Band will perform. Register now at

AUGUST 22: The Honeycutters, led by singer-songwriter Amanda Anne Platt, will offer up their own brand of country roots music.

OCTOBER 4: An evening with The Claire Lynch Band. Part progressive bluegrass, part traditional folk, at the crossroads of country, pop, and pure Americana. Don’t miss it!

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