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

Cullowhee

(Including nearby Tuckasegee)

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Cullowhee, North Carolina

The community of Cullowhee NC is home to Western Carolina University, a member of the University of North Carolina system, and is located in a scenic valley in Jackson County about 45 minutes west of Asheville. A college town with the median resident age of 20.7 (the university has over 10,000 students), Cullowhee is also a stopping point for the millions of visitors who are drawn to this mid-mountain region for its spectacular landscapes and vast array of outdoor recreational opportunities, including world-class mountain biking, backpacking and whitewater rafting. The beautiful Tuckasegee River flows though the Cullowhee area and passes right by the Western North Carolina campus.
     Cullowhee is also home to the Jackson County Recreational Complex, a public use park located on Cullowhee Mountain Road that includes a 24,000 square-foot facility complete with full size gym, state of the art fitness room and multipurpose meeting rooms. The park has softball  and soccer fields, a  basketball court, picnic shelters, playgrounds and 10,000 feet of running trail.

 

Resources
City Website: 
None
Location:
Western Mountains, 1 hour west of Asheville
County: Jackson County
: County Offices, 401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-207, Sylva NC 28779; 828-631-2207
Elevation & Population:
2,400 ft, 4,000+
County Visitor/Welcome Center Website: Jackson County/Mountain Lovers 
800-962-1911
County Chamber of Commerce:
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce 773 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-2155
Newspaper: The Sylva Herald 539 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 800-849-3193
Movie Theatres: (Nearest) Quin Theaters  East Sylva Shopping Center, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-5918
High School: Smoky Mountain High, 100 Smoky Mountain Drive, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-2177

Colleges and Universities:
Western Carolina University, University Way, Cullowhee NC 28723; 828-227-7211‎
Hospitals: (Nearest) Harris Regional Hospital, 68 Hospital Road, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-7000
Area Major Festivals: Mountain Artisans ”Summertime’ Arts & Crafts Show (June) Mountain Heritage Day (September), Mountain Artisans Arts & Crafts Shows (July and November)
Area Natural Attractions: Pisgah National ForestWaterfalls in Western North Carolina, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Area Cultural Attractions: Cherokee Indian Reservation,
Fine and Performing Arts Center at WCU, Great Smoky Mountains RailroadJackson County Recreational Complex Mountain Heritage Center,  Western Carolina University


Real Estate

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Overseas & Exotic
China Dragon: (Chinese) 3050 Old Cullowhee Road, Cullowhee NC 28723; 828-293-5533

Cafes & Grills
Cullowhee Cafe: (Cafe) 3050 Old Cullowhee Road, Cullowhee NC 28723; 828-293-3334

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Resorts
Bear Lake Reserve: (Resort -Rentals) 412 Lake Forest Drive, Tuckasegee NC 28783; 828-293-0770

Bed & Breakfasts
The River Lodge Bed & Breakfast: (B&B) 619 Roy Tritt Road, Cullowhee NC 28723; 828-293-5431

Motels
The University Inn: (Motel) 563 North County Club Drive, Cullowhee NC 28723; 828-293-5442

Cabins, Cottages & Chalets
Arrowmont Stables & Cabins
: (Cabins) 276 Arrowmont Trail, Cullowhee NC 28723; 800-682-1092
Tuckaseigee Valley Cabins: (Cabins) 897 Roy Tritt Road, Cullowhee NC 28723; 828-507-1201

Rental Agencies
Western Carolina Rentals: (Rentals) 721 Speedwell Road, Cullowhee NC 28723; 828-293-2460
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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