Entegra Bank is a community bank started in 1922 with strong roots in western North Carolina. Entegra offers personal and business banking products and services as well as mortgage and commercial loans. We also have 11 branches in western NC, 3 branches in upstate SC and 2 branches in northwestern GA. Visit us online at www.entegrabank.com or stop by one of our 11 western North Carolina locations today.
The principals, David and Betty Huskins have over thirty years experience in the field and have won numerous awards for their work. Each has served on numerous governmental-related boards and commissions, appointed by legislative and governmental leaders.
Visit us at our Cullowhee Office! 721 Speedwell Rd
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 visitsmokies.org for travel information to the North Carolina Smokies or call (828) 369-9606.
Traffic and Transportation
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Road Conditions
Blue Ridge Parkway 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.
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.
Chambers / Visitor Centers
Enjoy a quiet hike and picnic in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, go tubing on Deep Creek - or just view the waterfalls. Whitewater raft on the pristine Nantahala River, one of the nation's most popular whitewater venues, or sample the stunning Lake Fontana for other water activities including lake kayaking, fishing, and pontoon rentals. Bring your bike and pedal the world renowned trails of Tsali - or bring your other bike and ride the curves of The Dragon. Book a ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, a scenic rail excursion that offers daily trips through the Nantahala Gorge as well as numerous special events including The Wizard of Oz©, The Great Pumpkin Patch Express©, The Polar Express©, and more. After an adventurous day, sample our small town charm with a stroll to local bookstores, galleries with working artisans, a historical museum, two breweries, and a surprising variety of restaurants. Have a big vacation in a small town!
Town of Dillsboro Dillsboro offers the best of the Blue Ridge and Great Smokies. A wonderful location for crafts, shopping, and a wide variety of resturants. Fish, paddle or just relax on the Tuckaseegee River.