Begin Your Holiday Adventure Here!
Tom Sawyer's Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina overlooking beautiful Lake Glenville. We are just 6 miles from the Village of Cashiers. Begin your Holiday Adventures here! Choose ‘n Cut the perfect Fraser Fir Christmas Tree (or we’ll cut one for you) and experience our magical Elf Village for family fun and holiday festivities for everyone.
Tom Sawyer's Christmas Tree & Elf Village
240 Chimney Pond Road
Lots of Lodging Options! Where to Stay in the Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina invite you to come out to play. Plan the best swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, rafting, crafting, museum hopping, golfing, horseback riding vacation you've ever had! There are so many beautiful places and amazing adventures waiting for you here, so you'll need help planning what to do and where to stay in the Smoky Mountains.
No matter the size of your party, two to twenty, couples or groups, young or seniors, children or children at heart, Western North Carolina offers lots of wonderful lodging options just waiting to be discovered. We've got the information you need to help you decide where to stay in the Smoky Mountains.
Christmas in My Hometown
THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride
All Aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS! This memorable journey will take you on an incredible journey! Believe the magic this Holiday season!
Over 70,000 passengers rode THE POLAR EXPRESS with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in 2015 and we hope to see you in 2016! The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot. THE POLAR EXPRESS begins November 11, and operates through January 1, 2017.
New for 2016 Ride the POLAR EXPRESS via steam powered locomotive! Enjoy all the same amenities and activities while enjoying your ride with the historic #1702 Steam Engine! View the schedule below for steam powered dates.
North Carolina's Smoky Mountains
Smoky Mountain Host is located in Western North Carolina in the Great Smoky Mountains. Smoky Mountain Host provides Western North Carolina travel guides, family travel activities, and attractions in Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties as well as the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation.
Plan your family vacation, romantic getaway, destination wedding, or a day in the wilderness with Smoky Mountain Host. You will find lodging that fits your style and budget, shops that sell everything from souvenirs to exquisite mountain crafts, and exciting outdoor adventures for everyone in the family.
Our Western North Carolina attractions include Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, The Factory, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Harrah's Casino, Oconaluftee Indian Village, John C. Campbell Folk School, Gem Mining, Golfing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Canoeing/Rafting, Snow Skiing, and Arts & Theatre. These are just a few of the adventures awaiting for you in Western North Carolina.
This website and our FREE travel guide provides information on Western North Carolina, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and Waterfalls. Communities in Western North Carolina include Andrews, Asheville, Balsam, Brasstwon, Bryson City, Candler, Cashiers, Cherokee, Cullowhee, Dillsboro, Fontana Dam, Franklin, Hayesville, Highlands, Maggie Valley, Murphy, Nantahala, Otto, Robbinsville, Scaly Mountain, Sylva, Waynesville, and Whittier.