The Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina are a place like no other. Whether you’re here for just a short time, are planning a special celebration or group getaway, or are thinking of making these mountains your new home, our local member businesses are here to help.
Choose from historic and scenic venues as the backdrop for your wedding or special event, from mountain farms to romantic retreats and small town charm. Local vendors create a personalized experience for any occasion or gatherings of family, friends or business groups.
Connect with personal services from medical centers to hair and nail salons, pet services, accounting and attorneys. Professional service providers can take your home or business to the next level with custom construction, bespoke marketing and design services, banking, printing and more.
And when you’ve decided to make the North Carolina Smokies your home, one of our local real estate agents would love to help you find the home of your dreams.
Contact any of these excellent local businesses directly using the contact information in their listing below, or visit one of our area visitor centers or chambers of commerce to connect with the event, relocation, personal or professional services you’re looking for.
Event & Wedding Venue - Conferences & Retreats Seating for 190 guests Lodging: 6 rooms for 30...Read More
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Is it your first time in the Smoky Mountains? Have you visited before but ran out of time to do everything you wanted? The Smoky Mountain Visitor Center is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Discover all of the activities, events, history, and natural beauty the region has to offer. Take home keepsakes and memorabilia for friends and family from our gift shop and share your trip through some of the world’s oldest mountains. The Smoky Mountain Visitor Center is managed by Smoky Mountain Host, and it is staffed all year round, seven days a week. In addition to travel information and a unique gift shop featuring many local items, visitors passing through can find a comfortable picnic area and bathroom facilities on site. Let the Smoky Mountain Visitor Center welcome you to one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Please use visitsmokies.org for travel information to the North Carolina Smokies or call (828) 369-9606.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving
1241 Airport Road Franklin, NC 28734
Located in beautiful Iotla Valley in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, Macon County Airport is approximately three miles from downtown Franklin, North Carolina. We are convenient to Highlands, Cashiers, Bryson City, Maggie Valley, Dillsboro, & Sylva, NC as well as Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Dillard & Clayton, Georgia – all within a 30 to 45 minute drive.
8:00 a.m. to dusk – After hours service available upon request
Take Highway 28N from Franklin and then turn left onto Airport Road. Continue for 1 mile and look for the Macon County Airport sign on the right.
The airport has been expanded with 5,000′ business jet accessible runway and state-of-the-art terminal facility with corporate meeting room availability.
Please call 828-524-5529 for more information.
The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is Western North Carolina’s largest airport. It offers jet and commuter service on Continental, US Airways, and Delta through its carriers – Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Comair. Asheville has non-stop service to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New York City, Newark, and Orlando. It is located fifteen miles south of downtown Asheville near the town of Fletcher. Ground transportation and major rental car companies are available at the airport terminal.
Flights into Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) located in Greenville, South Carolina, are sometimes cheaper than flying directly to Asheville.
Hartsfield-Jackson is a global gateway, offering nonstop service to more than 150 domestic and nearly 70 international destinations. These locales include major commercial centers in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Africa, and South and Central America. ATL also holds the distinction of being the first airport in the world to serve more than 100 million passengers in a single year.