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

Sylva

(Including nearby Balsam & Tuckasegee)

Jackson County NC, in the heart of the Great Smokies

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Sylva, North Carolina

Sylva NC is a quaint town in Western North Carolina that is surrounded by beautiful mountains and conveniently located near many of the major natural and cultural attractions in Western North Carolina. The town has a delightful downtown area with many restaurants and shops, and is also home to the historic Jackson County Courthouse.  

    Of interest also is the famous Judaculla Rock, a large stone covered with cryptic markings that predates the Cherokee Indians and which are thought to be over 2,000 years old. The rock is the largest and best-known example of rock art in North Carolina and is open to the public. To get there, take Route 23 from downtown 1.3 miles to NC 107, then turn left onto 107. Drive 8 miles south on 107 and take a left onto Caney Fork Road, County Road 1737. Go 2.5 miles then turn left onto a gravel road and drive 0.45 mile. The rock is on the right, and parking is on the left.

 

Resources
City Website: Sylva
: Town Hall, 83 Allen Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-2719
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:
2,036 ft, 2,450+
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; 800-962-1911
City & Town Associations: Downtown Sylva Association, 83 Allen Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-1577
Newspapers: The Sylva Herald 539 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 800-849-3193 and The Smoky Mountains News 633 West Main Street, Sylva, NC 28779; 828-631-4829
Movie Theatres: 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: Southwestern Community College
, 447 College Drive, Sylva NC, 28779; 828-586-4091
and Western Carolina University, University Way, Cullowhee NC 28723; 828-227-7211‎
Hospitals: Harris Regional Hospital, 68 Hospital Road, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-7000
Area Major Festivals: Greening Up The Mountains (April), Mountain Artisans Arts & Crafts Shows (July and November), Concerts on the Creek (Summer),  Mountain Heritage Day (September)
Area Natural Attractions:  Judaculla Rock, Pisgah National Forest Waterfalls 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 Railroad, Jackson County Farmers Market Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee Mountain ARTS


Real Estate

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Fine Dining
Lulu's On Main: (American Gourmet) 612 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-8989

Casual & Family Dining
Annie's Food & Spirits: (American) 21 Steeple Road, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-1983
Bogart's Restaurant: (American) 35 East Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-6532
Hooper's Restaurant: (American -Breakfast & Lunch) 556 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-587-5116
Lulu's On Main, Sylva NC Lulu's On Main: (American Gourmet)  612 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-8989

 




Ryan's Family Steakhouse: (American) Highway 107, 374 Wal-Mart Plaza, Sylva NC 28779; 828-631-2520
The Coffee Shop: (American) 385 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-2013


Overseas & Exotic
El Pacifico Restaurante Mexicano: (Mexican) 410 East Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-0681
Guadalupe Cafe
: (Tapas, Caribbean) 606 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-9877

Cafes & Grills
Blackrock BBQ & Grill: (Grill) 1451 East Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-3490
Mountain Breeze Cafe: (Cafe) 1593 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-0606
O'Malley's Pub & Grill: (Grill) 83 Asheville Highway, Sylva NC 28779; 828-631-0554
Soul Infusion Tea House & Bistro: (Bistro, Tea House) 628 East Main Street, Sylva NC 287790; 828-586-1717


Pizza
Nick & Nate's Pizzeria: (Pizza) Asheville Highway, #38 The Overlook Village, Sylva NC 28799; 828-586-3000 
Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company
: (Pizza) 553 W. Main Street Sylva, NC 28779; 828-587-0220
Speedy's Pizza
: (Pizza) 285 West Main Street, Sylva NC 287790; 828-586-3800

Coffeehouses
Soul Infusion Tea House & Bistro: (Tea House) 628 East Main Street, Sylva NC 28790; 828-586-1717


Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Hotels, Inns & Lodges
Balsam Mountain Inn: (Country Inn) 68 Seven Springs Drive, Balsam NC 28707; 800-224-9498

Bed & Breakfasts
The Freeze House Bed & Breakfast: (B&B) 71 Sylvan Heights, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-8161

Motels
Azalea Motel: (Motel) 97 Skyland Drive, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-2051
Blue Ridge Inn: (Motel) 756 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-2123
Economy Inn: (Motel) 940 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-2419

Cabins, Cottages & Chalets
Apple Dumplin' Getaway: (Cottages) 74 Locket Lane, Tuckasegee NC 28793; 828-293-7030
Mountain Brook Cottages: (Cottages) 208 Mountain Brook Road, Sylva NC 28779; 800-258-4052


Campgrounds
Savannah Creek RV Resort: (RV Campground) 50 Timber Leaf Drive, Sylva NC 28779; 828-631-5111
Fort Tatham RV Park: (RV Campground) 175 Tatham Creek Road, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-6662

Rental Agencies
Blue Ridge Premier Rentals:  (Rentals) 625 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-507-5923
Smoky Mountain Getaways, Inc: (Rentals) 12 Younge Lane, Sylva NC 28779; 866-586-8058

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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