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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.

Resources & Services

Beautiful Wedding Ceremony

Wedding ceremony officiant, minister of all-faiths, LGBT, spiritual marriage, baptism, blessings of love, vow renewal,…

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Sky Valley Country Club

WEDDINGS At Sky Valley Country Club. You have just discovered the ideal venue for bridal…

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McGuires Millrace Farm / Weddings By The Foster Sisters

Event & Wedding Venue – Conferences & Retreats Seating for 190 guests Lodging: 6 rooms for 30…

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Historic Clay County Courthouse Beal Center

BEAUTY AND CHARM FOR ALL YOUR SPECIAL EVENTS ​The perfect venue for weddings, family gatherings…

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Group Reservations: Nestled in a private cove on 70 acres adjoining the Nantahala National Forest,…

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Baxley’s Chocolates, Inc.

We Are Passionate When It Comes to Our Chocolate. We have been “Crafting Sweet Memories”…

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Mountain Rock Wealth MGMT.

Michael’s mission is to help retirees and near-retirees with the difficult task of turning their…

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St. John’s Cartoogechaye Episcopal Church

St. John’s Episcopal Cartoogechaye is a vibrant church family balancing worship, study, fellowship and service….

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Ridgetop Associates

Ridgetop Associates has been offering professional services in governmental affairs, public relations and association management…

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Jeff Johnson Timber Frames Inc.

“We put wood together with wood.” – Jeff Johnson We are a small, owner-operated timber…

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Duke Energy

Electric utility. To start or stop service, report an outage, or resolve a billing issue,…

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Big Realty!

If you have driven thru Murphy NC, you have seen the signs asking “DO YOU…

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Mountain Realty Group/Good Life Real Estate Co.

We are here to help you throughout your entire home buying and selling process. Trying…

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Tiny Life Homes

Check out our website or stop by our retail center to discover why owning a…

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Gemstone Village

  Gemstone Village: A 55+ Active Adult Community in Franklin NC Are you looking for…

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Western Carolina Properties

Your search for real estate in Sylva, Cullowhee, Bryson City, Franklin, Webster, near Western Carolina…

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Sunset Ridge Motorcoach Resort

Your RV is your home away from home, which is why you shouldn’t have to…

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RE/MAX Elite Realty

RE/MAX Elite RealtyLet us help you find your dream home in the mountains! Outstanding Agents,…

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Mountain Modern Dev Comp LLC

Modern architecture in the Smokies! Vacation rentals, home purchases, and new construction opportunities with Tim…

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Keller Williams-Sheila Myers

In our experience, a house is not a dream home because of its size or…

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Good Life Real Estate-Diane Jones

Whether you’re moving in or moving on, Good Life Real Estate is dedicated to guiding…

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Carolina Mountain Homes

It is hard to argue with the benefits of experience, especially when it comes to…

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Rabun County Chamber

Forward Rabun is a public-private partnership established to integrate tourism and economic development marketing under…

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Blue Ridge Pkwy Nat’l Heritage Visitor Center

The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina are among the oldest mountains on Earth. The…

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The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce is a non profit agency that serves many local…

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Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce

Meet Me In The Smokies! The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce office and website is a…

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Cherokee Welcome Center

Come experience 11,000 years of soul-stirring Cherokee history, culture, art, legend, traditions, and events.

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Clay County Chamber of Commerce

Clay County, with its blue mountains, whisper quiet streams and ancient trails will take you…

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Franklin Chamber of Commerce

A full-service Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center serving the Franklin and Nantahala Areas of Macon County.

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Haywood Chamber of Commerce

The Haywood County Chamber of Commerce sponsors and co-sponsors many events through out the year,…

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Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center

Highlands is a unique mountain village that has served as a respite for tourists and…

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Jackson County Chamber & Visitors Center

Are you planning a trip to Jackson County and the Great Smoky Mountains? We have…

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Town of Maggie Valley

The Town of Maggie Valley is located at the crossroads of the Great Smoky Mountains…

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Smoky Mountain Host Visitor’s Center

While you’re in the area, visit the Smoky Mountain Host Visitor’s Center, located on US…

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Maggie Valley Chamber of Commerce

Maggie Valley is located in Western North Carolina, near the Great Smoky Mountains and the…

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Swain County Visitor Center

Located in the 1908 historic courthouse in downtown Bryson City, North Carolina, Swain County Visitors…

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Town of Dillsboro

Town of Dillsboro Dillsboro offers the best of the Blue Ridge and Great Smokies. A…

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Andrews & Murphy Visitor Center

The Cherokee County, North Carolina Visitor Centers are staffed with knowledgeable specialists who provide visitors…

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Andrews Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center

Come by and sit a spell and imagine yourself hiking or trout fishing. Gear up…

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Tail of the Dragon

Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap with 318 curves in 11 miles, is America’s…

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Historic Hayesville, Inc.

Small Town Main Street/Historic Hayesville, Inc. works in partnership with other volunteer organizations to restore,…

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EBCI Fisheries & Wildlife Management

Regular stocking of the streams is the responsibility of Cherokee Fish and Game Management that…

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EBCI Division of Commerce

We eagerly await your arrival and the opportunity to share our culture with you. There…

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Dillsboro Merchants Association

Visit Charming Dillsboro, NC. SHOP, DINE, RAFT, STAY.

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Clay County Communities Revitalization Assoc.-CCCRA-NC

Enjoy Quanassee Path, Cherokee History Trail, hike/bike the 15-mile Jack Rabbit Trails, festival, free concerts.

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Blue Ridge Parkway Association

Printed annually for 70 years, the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is the…

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Smoky Mountain Visitors Center

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 for travel information to the North Carolina Smokies or call (828) 369-9606.

Open Sunday-Saturday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving

4437 Georgia Rd
Franklin, NC 28734

Traffic and Transportation

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Road Conditions

Macon County Airport

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.

Hours Of Operation

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.

Asheville Regional Airport

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.

Greenville Spartanburg Airport

Flights into Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) located in Greenville, South Carolina, are sometimes cheaper than flying directly to Asheville.

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Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta GA

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.

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