The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Cashiers

(Including nearby Glenville,
 Lake Toxaway & Sapphire)

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Cashiers, North Carolina

Nestled in the southwestern section of the mountains, Cashiers NC is a beautiful, upscale little resort town that has welcomed visitors for over 150 years. Nineteen easily accessible pristine waterfalls in the immediate area are one of the main attractions as well as the numerous restaurants and gift, antique and craft shops that line the streets coming into town.
    Cashiers has long had a reputation as a mountain retreat, and as early as 1850, people from nearby South Carolina flocked to this region during the summer to escape the hot and humid lowland weather. Eventually investment in second, vacation homes started and this transformed the Cashiers area into the affluent resort destination it is today. No one knows for sure the origin of the name Cashiers but one good guess is that it was a crossroads where miners (this part of the mountain is known for it's mines and gemstones) cashed out after success in the field.
 

    Near Cashiers itself area number of beautiful mountain lakes, including Lake Toxaway Lake Glenville, and Sapphire Lake, and the surrounding communities of Lake Toxaway, Glenville and Sapphire. The Sapphire Valley Ski Area is also located in Sapphire and has two runs open to the public during the ski season.
    Cashiers is also known for a bizarre annual phenomenon called "Shadow of the Bear" that occurs on the side of the 4,930 ft. Whiteside Mountain. Each day from late October through early November, and then again from mid-February through early March, the shadow of an enormous "bear", caused by the configuration of nearby mountain ridge tops, casts its shadow for 30 minutes (starting at 5:30 p.m.). A major tourist sight, the best place to view the shadow is off Highway 64 at Rhodes Big View Overlook.
 

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Facebook: Cashiers
Location:
Western Mountains, 11/2 hours west of Asheville
County: Jackson County
: County Offices, 401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-207, Sylva NC 28779; 828-631-2207
Elevation & Population:
3,486 feet, 1,500 full-time, 10,000 part-time residents
Visitor/Welcome Center: Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center
, 202 Highway 64 West, Cashiers NC 28717; 828-743-5191
City Chamber of Commerce: Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce
, 202 Highway 64 West, Cashiers NC 28717; 828-743-5191
County Chamber of Commerce: Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, 773 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 800-962-1911
Newspaper: Crossroads Chronicle, PO Box 1040, Cashiers NC 28717; 828-743-5101
Movie Theatres: (Nearest) Ruby Cinemas, 2097 Georgia Road, Franklin NC 28734; 828-524-2076
High School: Blue Ridge School, 95 Bobcat Drive, Cashiers NC 28717; 828-743-2646
Colleges and Universities:

Hospitals: (Nearest)  Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, 190 Hospital Drive, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-1200
Area Major Festivals: Cashiers Mountain Music Festival (July), Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival (July-August), Leaf Festival of Cashiers Valley (October)
Area Natural Attractions: Pisgah National Forest, Waterfalls in Western North Carolina
Area Cultural Attractions: Mountain Heritage Center,  Zachery-Tolbert House


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Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Fine Dining
Brown Trout Mountain Grille: (American) 502 Blue Ridge Road, Lake Toxaway NC 28747; 828-877-3474
Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley (American) 94 Lonesome Valley Road Sapphire, North Carolina 28774: 828-743-7696
The Dining Room at the High Hampton Inn: (American) 1525 Highway 107 South, Cashiers NC 28717; 800-334-2551
The Gamekeeper's Tavern: (American) 3646 US Highway 64 East, Sapphire NC 28774; 828-743-4263
The Orchard: (Southern) 905 Highway 107 South, Cashiers NC 28717; 828-743-7614


Casual & Family Dining
Happ's Place: (American) 1270 Highway 107 South, Cashiers NC 28717; 828-743-2266
Mica's Restaurant
: (American) 4000 US Highway 64, Cashiers NC 28717; 828-743-5740
The Zookeeper Bistro
: (American) 45 Slab Town Road, Cashiers NC 28717; 828-743-7711

Overseas & Exotic
Carolina Smokehouse: (BBQ) 281 US Highway 64 West, Cashiers NC 28717; 828-743-3200

Cafes & Grills
Buck's Coffee Sho
p: (Cafe & Coffeehouse) 6 Hwy. 107 N. at the Crossroads, Cashiers, NC 28717: 828-743-9997

Pizza
Slab Town Pizza: (Pizza) 45 Slab Town Road, Cashiers NC 28717; 828-743-0020

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Resorts
High Hampton Inn & Country Club: (Resort) 1525 Highway 107 South, Cashiers NC 28717; 800-334-2551
The Greystone Inn: (Resort) Greystone Lane, Lake Toxaway NC 28747; 800-824-5766
Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Sapphire Valley: (Resort) 70 Sapphire Valley Road, Sapphire NC 28774; 800-533-8286

Hotels, Inns & Lodges
Innisfree Bed & Breakfast By-the-Lake: (Country Inn) 8 Innisfree Drive, Cashiers NC 28736; 828-743-2946
Laurelwood Mountain Inn: (Village Inn) 58 Highway 107 North, Cashiers NC 28717; 800-346-6846
Mountain Laurel Inn: (Village Inn) 45 Slab Town Road, Cashiers NC 28717; 828-743-7706


Motels
Hampton Inn and Suites: (Motel) 3245 Highway 64 East, Sapphire NC 28774; 828-743-4545

Cabins, Cottages & Chalets
Cashiers Cottages: (Cottages) Glenville NC 28736; 828-743-2946
Pebble Creek Village: (Home Rentals) PO Box 2647, Cashiers NC 28717; 828-743-0623
Sugar Bear Lodge: (Home & Cottage Rentals on Lake Glenville) PO Box 718; Glenville NC 28736; 828-743-1390
The Cabins at Seven Foxes: (Cabins) Seven Foxes Lane, Lake Toxaway NC 28747: 828-877-6333


Rental Agencies
Lake Toxaway Realty Company: (Rentals) PO Box 189, Lake Toxaway NC 28747; 866-966-4029
Mountain Vacation Rentals: (Rentals) PO Box 2825, Cashiers NC 28717; 888-743-0258
Prime Property Rentals: (Rentals) PO Box 1002; Cashiers NC 28717; 828-743-3482
Reid Real Estate: (Rentals) 2365 Highway 64 East, Cashiers NC 28717; 828-743-5955

 

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