Are you looking for the perfect Christmas tree for your home this year? North Carolina ranks No. 2 in the nation in harvested Christmas trees, Here we produce about 19 percent of the country’s Christmas trees. Twelve North Carolina trees have stood in the White House — all of them Frasers. Wouldn’t you like to have one in your house this year? Here are some special places in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina to hunt for your perfect tree.
Boyd Mountain Christmas Trees
Listed at #2 in the Top 20 Farms in the U.S. in the October 2018 edition of Country Living Magazine, is in the Waynesville and Maggie Valley area just west of Asheville. The farm has been in the Boyd family for over 100 years, and continues to be a working farm with restored log cabins for rental.
One visitor wrote: “We were there this morning! We picked out our 3 beautiful trees, they cut them down for us, wrapped them, and drilled the center hole at the base. Even enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate and cookies too!! We also bought the Santa’s Magic Water Spout. What a nice back saver. Thank you so much!!!”
Others return year after year-one lady from Atlanta has been purchasing her tree at Boyd farm for 11 years. For directions and more details, go to their website.
Tom Sawyer Christmas Tree and Elf Village
This farm near Cashiers, NC, has been around for decades and offers another enchanting place to buy a Christmas Tree. They have over eighty acres dedicated to growing the finest Fraser Fir Christmas Trees that range from 3’ to 12’ in height. The farm has a perfect location for growing Frasers. It’s at an elevation of 3,800 feet, and the nearby Lake Glenville provides moist rain-forest-like air.
Nestled among acres of Christmas Trees is a haven of tiny little elf-sized cottages – each with its own elfish decor. In a typical year, the Elf Village comes to life with holiday fun for kids of all ages. Unfortunately 2020 is not typical so the Elf Village will not be open this year, but Santa will still be making a socially-distanced appearance this season. For more information visit their website.
Mehaffy Tree Farms
Another farm near Waynesville, NC, has been growing Christmas trees since 1984. They open their gates every year for their holiday choose-and-cut event. Here you can find Fraser trees ranging from 5′ – 10′. The dates are limited so make plans to visit soon. A full schedule can be found on their website.