We Are Passionate When It Comes to Our Chocolate. We have been “Crafting Sweet Memories” for three generations. Now you can bring those sweet memories home to your family and friends. You will appreciate the quality that comes with care and dedication to crafting small batch, handmade chocolates. We also have brittles, signature toffees, caramels, salted caramels, peanut butter meltaways and sugar plums!
546 West Main Street Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 631-3379 baxleyschocolates.com
Group Reservations: Nestled in a private cove on 26 acres adjoining the Nantahala Nationa Forest, Hawkesdene is a mountain lodging experience unmatched in the area -- an elegantly appointed estate with private rooms and cottages -- A pictureseque setting for romantic getaways, family reunions, business retreats and weddings. Just minutes away, you can enjoy golf, fly fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, scenic drives, shopping and white water rafting.
381 Phillips Creek Rd. Andrews, NC 28901 (828) 321-6027 www.hawkesdene.com
BEAUTY AND CHARM FOR ALL YOUR SPECIAL EVENTS ​The perfect venue for weddings, family gatherings or celebrations of life. A memorable location for meetings, classes, gala dinners, trade expos and cultural events, as well as concerts, dances, community events and children's programs. The restored former courtroom upstairs provides great flexibility in your planning. A ground floor meeting room allows for smaller gatherings or an extension of your main event. A full catering kitchen enhances your occasion. Come experience the quaint serenity of a bygone era at the Beal Center.
Main Street Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 415-1623 bealcenter.org
Event & Wedding Venue - Conferences & Retreats Seating for 230 persons Lodging: 6 rooms for 30 people capacity
600 Hendrix Road Murphy, NC 28906 (828) 837-0015 mcguiresmillracefarm.com
Your event deserves a once-in-a-lifetime backdrop overlooking Lake Glenville, fields of Frazier Firs and the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains
240 Chimney Pond Road Glenville, NC 28736 (828) 743-5456 www.sawyerfamilyfarmstead.com
The Hackney Warehouse is located in downtown Murphy, North Carolina which is centrally located between Atlanta, Asheville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville! The Hackney brings a certain class of elegance while maintaining a quaint-hometown feel with multiple wedding sites! The Hackney specializes in weddings; however, it is the perfect place to bring family and friends together to celebrate engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, Christmas parties, fundraising events, etc. The Hackney has a certified team that guarantees quality and excellence to take care of everything from between "I Will" and "I Do"!
11 Railroad Street Murphy, NC 28906 (828) 837-8376 thehackneywarehouse.com
A Covenant community of St. Agnes and St. Cyprian's churches.
84 Church St. Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-4910 www.asecnc.org
Hospital, urgent care, emergency dept, full lab services, OB services, digital mammography.
120 Riverview St Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-8411 www.angelmed.org
Music Videos, Corporate Training, or Commercials, We pride ourselves in producing the finest video content!
185 Franklin Plaza Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-1597 backlotcinema.com
Full-service provider that focuses on Internet safety for homes, schools, and business.
189 E Palmer St. Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-3638 www.dnet.net
Drake is an award-winning professional tax prep software serving over 30,000 customers. Drake Software offers a quality product at a great value, providing tax professionals the tools they need for a successful tax season. Drake customers receive federal software in early December. With Drake you pay no more to renew than you do to purchase. Early season discounts and multi-site pricing are available. Drake Software includes federal and all state programs (individual and business), document manager, Multi-Office Manager, bank software, appointment scheduler, amortization and fixed asset programs, free online training, and more. For tax year 2007, over 7.6 million federal accepted returns and 6.6 million state accepted returns were transmitted with Drake Software. For more information, visit www.drakesoftware.com or call 800.890.9500.
235 E. Palmer Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-5999 drakesoftware.com
Drake is an award-winning professional tax prep software serving over 30,000 customers. Drake Software offers a quality product at a great value, providing tax professionals the tools they need for a successful tax season. Drake customers receive federal software in early December. With Drake you pay no more to renew than you do to purchase. Early season discounts and multi-site pricing are available. Drake Software includes federal and all state programs (individual and business), document manager, Multi-Office Manager, bank software, appointment scheduler, amortization and fixed asset programs, free online training, and more.
235 East Palmer Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-2922 www.DrakeSoftware.com

Electric utility. To start or stop service, report an outage, or resolve a billing issue, call 800 777 9898. for more information, see www.duke-energy.com

271 NP & L Loop Franklin, NC 28734 (800) 777-9898 www.duke-energy.com

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.

50 W Main St / 30 Hyatt Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-7000 www.entegrabank.com
“We put wood together with wood.” – Jeff Johnson We are a small, owner-operated timber frame company in the southwestern mountains of North Carolina. We operate with a staff of joiners and designers with 63 combined years experience. We take pride in our craft and the tradition of quality workmanship. We make the extra effort to be sure your timber frame or post and beam structure is constructed with the highest quality joinery. Our joints are fully housed including knee braces. Housed joinery increases the strength and stability of any timber frame structure. We also offer various options in wood species for timber frame homes, entry ways, carports and pavilions. For photos and details on our joinery and wood species options for timber frames, please visit our Timber Frame Construction page.
562 Terrell Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-7585 jeffjohnsontimberframes.com
Liberty Wood Products has produced top of the line wood products for more than 20 years. This year, Liberty Wood merged with Southern Heritage Wood Products. Both businesses will be located in the Liberty Wood 30,000 sq/ft complete millwork facility on Iotla Church Road in Franklin. The combination of the two businesses can provide a full line of custom and traditional products for new home construction, remodeling projects and commercial applications. Green finishes available.
874 Iotla Church Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-7958 LibertyWoodProducts.net
The Macon County Economic Development Commission encourages you to discover the many benefits of opening or relocating a business or industry to Franklin or Highlands, North Carolina. The quality of life in the Western North Carolina Mountains is unsurpassed and you'll find a dedicated workforce ready to help make your business or industry a success. Located in Southwestern North Carolina, Macon County is located just over two hours from several major business centers including Atlanta, Georgia, Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Knoxville, Tennessee. Explore our site and learn why Macon County's location is "In the Center of It All" when looking for a great location to operate a business or industry in Western North Carolina.
5 West Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-2306 www.maconedc.com
From quick copy to full-color professional offset printing, we can handle your printing needs.
219 E. Palmer Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-7045 www.maconprinting.com
Sales, service, rentals, repairs of all types! Family owned and operated more than 35 years.
537 W. Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-8911 macon-rental.com
Premiere Marketing full service agency of Drake Enterprises and select businesses in WNC. (Marketing Planning and Creation)
235 E. Palmer Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-5999 www.premieremarketing.biz
Locally owned building, construction services, commercial and residential customers with clear, accurate quotes, quality workmanship.
199 Franklin Plaza Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-5920 www.providencebuilders.biz
Providing strategic and visually appealing branding, graphic design and marketing services.
6224 Jeffrey Road Richmond, VA 23226 (864) 933-6613 www.riddledesignco.com
Ridgetop Associates has been offering professional services in governmental affairs, public relations and association management since 1985.

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.
48 NC 182 Linville Falls, NC 28647 (828) 273-0276 www.ridgetopassociates.com
FREE Mobile App for Franklin NC - activities, hotels, dining, businesses
301 Hickory Hollow Rd. Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 332-8771 visualtruth.net
It is hard to argue with the benefits of experience, especially when it comes to real estate. At Carolina Mountain Homes, we have been helping clients to buy and sell their real estate since 1978. We continue to deliver great customer service, comprehensive marketing and effective negotiating abilities for all of our clients. Whether you are buying or selling, our skills and experience can help you get the outcomes you want from your real estate transactions! Licensed in North Carolina and Georgia for our mountain regional area, we can help you with all your real estate needs throughout Murphy, Marble, Brasstown, Andrews, Hayesville, Culberson, Warne and Topton, NC. We can also assist you in Blairsville, Blue Ridge, Young Harris, Mineral Bluff, Hiawassee and McCaysville, GA.
5530 West US 64 Murphy, NC 28906 (828) 837-7322 www.CarolinaMtnHome.com
Hello! Whether you're an area native looking to sell your home and move on to the next chapter in your life, or an out-of-state buyer searching for that perfect new investment property, we can help. Our market expertise, commitment and experience are what you can count on to achieve your goals.We have built a reputation for client satisfaction and we are devoted to making your move as easy as possible. You will have the added benefit of working with an agent who understands your needs when buying, selling or relocating.Give us a call today, and we will immediately get to work for you - satisfying your real estate needs.
212 Wayah St Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-6720 www.classicpropertiesnc.com
Whether you’re moving in or moving on, Good Life Real Estate is dedicated to guiding clients through the entire buying, building or selling process, challenges and all. We promise to provide professional, reliable and diligent real estate representation, all with the highest degree of integrity. Trust us to guide you to The Good Life.
162 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (239) 940-1000 goodliferealestateco.com
The “Regina England Team” at Homestar Financial provides you a portfolio of different loans to met you current needs. From the most affluent buying a second home to the First-time home buyer, Regina England has you covered. When you select Regina England, you get over 26 years of experience in the Western North Carolina Mountains. That is exactly what you need when buying a home in the Great Smoky’s . Things are a little different up here and you want the Knowledge and Experience Regina has to offer. Regina prides herself in the areas Integrity, Honesty, Communication and Transparency. We offer Conventional, USDA Loan, VA Loan, FHA Loan and Refinances. Serving Macon, Jackson, and Swain Counties (Including Bryson City and Sylva)!
21 Iotla Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-5144 MyMortgageLady.com
Modern architecture in the Smokies! Vacation rentals, home purchases, and new construction opportunities with Tim Goodwin
162 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 604-3075 smokymountainmodern.com
RE/MAX Awenasa Realty in beautiful Bryson City and Sylva, North Carolina, specializes in Smoky Mountain real estate, including homes, log cabins, land, homesites, and lots. We are experienced in helping first-time home buyers find their dream home and finding just the right mountain getaway home for the vacation home or second home buyer. With so much to see and do, owning a home for you and your family, or supplementing the expense of ownership by placing your home on a vacation rental program, a Broker with RE/MAX Awenasa Realty would be happy to work along side with you to find your home. We can help you buy and sell real estate in the areas of Bryson City, Cherokee, Sylva, Dillsboro, Whittier, Cullowhee, Almond, Ela, Webster, and Robbinsville North Carolina.
114 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-0439 MyHomeAwenasa.com
RE/MAX Awenasa Realty in beautiful Bryson City and Sylva, North Carolina, specializes in Smoky Mountain real estate, including homes, log cabins, land, homesites, and lots. We are experienced in helping first-time home buyers find their dream home and finding just the right mountain getaway home for the vacation home or second home buyer. With so much to see and do, owning a home for you and your family, or supplementing the expense of ownership by placing your home on a vacation rental program, a Broker with RE/MAX Awenasa Realty would be happy to work along side with you to find your home. We can help you buy and sell real estate in the areas of Bryson City, Cherokee, Sylva, Dillsboro, Whittier, Cullowhee, Almond, Ela, Webster, and Robbinsville North Carolina.
625 W. Main Street Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 631-3121 MyHomeWNC.com
RE/MAX Elite RealtyLet us help you find your dream home in the mountains! Outstanding Agents, Outstanding Results!
1296 East Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-4600 propertyinfranklin.com
In our experience, a house is not a dream home because of its size or color. It's about how you feel when you walk through the front door - the way you can instantly see your life unfolding there. This is about more than real estate. It's about your life and your dreams! (Serving you with your search for a home or a commercial property.)
1573 Highlands Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 342-0866 www.HomesinFranklinNC.com
Our agents are here to serve your real estate needs & answer any questions regarding property or the area. We know the market and the mountains! We are "on the square" of Hayesville, serving Western North Carolina and Northeast Georgia.
57 Main Street Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 389-9488 www.sonjasilversrealtygroup.com
Your RV is your home away from home, which is why you shouldn’t have to sacrifice comfort when traveling. For luxury motor home lots in Franklin, NC, visit Sunset Ridge, which is managed by Wildlife Properties. Each one of these motor home lots in Franklin, NC is generously sized, meticulously landscaped, at least 45’ x 70’, and are located on a paved street with concrete curbing. Each lot has a mountain view, access to the clubhouse with a fireplace, full kitchen, in-ground pool, fitness center and wireless internet. Stop by for a visit, and be truly mesmerized by your peaceful and beautiful surroundings.
408 Echo High Road Franklin, NC 28734 (424) 335-5790 wildlife.properties
Your search for real estate in Sylva, Cullowhee, Bryson City, Franklin, Webster, near Western Carolina University, and throughout the western NC mountains starts here. With 2 offices and 12 agents, we have a collective experience in mountain real estate that surpasses all other agencies. Check out our website to see Four Reasons Why Western Carolina Properties is your key to the mountains!

Visit us at our Cullowhee Office! 721 Speedwell Rd
Cullowhee, NC
info@wcproperties.com
Phone: 828-293-3708
Fax: 828-293-9589
78 Front Street Dillsboro, NC 28725 (828) 586-3442 searchwnc.com

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.

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

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Contact Information
4437 Georgia Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
828.369.9606
info@visitsmokies.org

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Macon County Airport

1241 Airport Road
Franklin, NC 28734
828-524-5529
franklinair@frontier.com

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.

Directions

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.

Availability

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.

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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Chambers / Visitor Centers

The Andrews Valley Initiative (AVI) is a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Andrews, NC, whose mission is to plan for progress in the Andrews valley while preserving its heritage and protecting its beauty for generations to come. All of our community projects focus on a "triple bottom line" - sustainable economic development, environmental stewardship and social justice.
45 Main St. Andrews, NC 28901 (828) 644-3471 www.andrewsvalley.org
The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina are among the oldest mountains on Earth. The landscape is full of superlatives: the highest mountain (Mount Mitchell), deepest gorge (Linville Gorge), and highest waterfall (Whitewater Falls) in the eastern United States; the oldest river in North America (the New River); and the two most visited National Park lands in the country (the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park). The region is also blessed with a stunning diversity of plant and animal life; more, in fact, than the whole of Europe.
195 Hemphill Knob Road Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 298-5330 www.blueridgeheritage.com
Printed annually for 70 years, the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is the trusted resource for America’s Favorite Drive. This extensive guide includes lodging, attractions and points of interest for the entire 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway, along with visitor information for adjacent communities. Also included – information for Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks. Our free mobile app Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Planner brings the park to your fingertips with maps, history, travel tips and more. Blue Ridge Parkway Association is an official partner of Blue Ridge Parkway - National Park Service.
P.O. Box 2136 Asheville, NC 28802 (828) 670-1924 www.blueridgeparkway.org
Regular stocking of the streams is the responsibility of Cherokee Fish and Game Management that each year adds nearly 400,000 trout to an existing population of fish swimming in the crystal clear mountain waters. These supplemental stockings include rainbow, brook and brown trout of various sizes ranging up to trophy size. A $7.00 tribal permit for each person 12 years of age and over is required to fish in Cherokee streams and ponds. Children under twelve are allowed to fish with a permitted adult. Two, three, and five-day permits are available at a reduced rate and a season's permit costs $150.00. No other type of fishing license is required nor accepted on the reservation. Nearly two dozen businesses in Cherokee are authorized outlets for fishing permits.
PO Box 302 Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-5201 fishcherokee.com
Enjoy Quanassee Path, Cherokee History Trail, hike/bike the 15-mile Jack Rabbit Trails, festival, free concerts.
116 Sanderson St. Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 389-3045 cccra-nc.org
We eagerly await your arrival and the opportunity to share our culture with you. There are many things to do in Cherokee – attend the breathtaking outdoor Mountainside Theatre for a performance of “Unto These Hills” with the whole family, visit the Museum with its exhibit in partnership with the Smithsonian, Emissaries of Peace, buy a handmade piece of history at the arts and crafts cooperative Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual Inc., experience a working Village with blowgun demonstrations, mask carvings and more – including the new “Hands-On Cherokee” experiential learning classes.
498 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-1056 www.cherokee-nc.com

The Haywood County Chamber of Commerce sponsors and co-sponsors many events through out the year, check out our website www.haywood-nc.com

28 Walnut Street Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3021 www.haywoodchamber.com
Small Town Main Street/Historic Hayesville, Inc. works in partnership with other volunteer organizations to restore, revitalize and beautify our historic downtown.
116 Sanderson Street Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 361-7058 www.historichayesvilleinc.com
Lake Santeetlah has been voted #1 Most Beautiful lake in the United States, six miles north of Robbinsville on the famous Hwy 129 of the 360 curves of the Tail of the Dragon. Santeetlah Lake and the Cheoah District of the Nantahala National Forest which surrounds it provide exceptional recreational opportunities. The lake has a variety of fish including small mouth bass, large mouth bass, walleye, crappie, bream, and lake trout. Santeetlah Marina is the only full-service marina on a lake that has 76 miles (122 km) of shoreline. There are more than fifty primitive campsites scattered around the lake that include a picnic table and fire ring. There are over 200 miles (320 km) of hiking trails in the Cheoah District, and one can hike about eight miles (13 km) from Lake Santeetlah to the Appalachian Trail. Approximately a mile from the town is Cheoah Point Recreation Area, which has developed swimming, camping, and picnic facilities as well as a boat ramp. The http://www.townoflakesanteetlah.org/ has vacation rentals and places to explore like the Cherohala Skyway, Joyce Kilmer Forest, Fontana Dam and the Great Smoky Mountain National Forest.
16 Marina Dr. Lake Santeetlah, NC 28771 (828) 479-8190 www.townoflakesanteetlah.org
Bryson City, nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, is a delightful and picturesque small town that offers a memorable experience for both families and couples.

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!
2 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-3681 www.greatsmokies.com
Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap with 318 curves in 11 miles, is America’s number one motorcycle and sports car road. Designated US 129, the road is bordered by the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest, with no intersecting roads or driveways to hamper your travel. It is considered “the destination” for thousands of motorcycle and sports car fans throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Can you brave it? It’s best to be cautious as the turns are tight, but the Tail of the Dragon is guaranteed to be the ride of your life!
17555 Tapoco Road Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 479-8400 www.tailofthedragon.com