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Welcome to Waynesville NC

Waynesville, NC is one of America's best kept secrets.  This quaint retreat is located in a small valley in western North Carolina, approximately 30 miles west of Asheville.  You'll find crisp, cool air, clean mountain water, and a panorama that is unlike any other place in the world.  Waynesville is part of Haywood County, one of 100 counties in North Carolina, and is the county seat.  Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smoky Mountains (roughly 6,000 feet high), Waynesville is also graced by the nearby Pisgah National Forest.  A small, friendly and historic town - consisting of about 8 square miles - Waynesville has about 10,000 of America's friendliest people, all living at the perfect 2,500 - 3,000 feet in elevation.

In Waynesville, you'll find plenty of galleries, antique stores, and gift shops.  If it's simple living you desire, or a quick break from the fast life, Waynesville and the surrounding communities offer plenty of relaxation, fun, and entertainment.  Fish one of the crisp cool rivers and streams, hike the renowned Cold Mountain (from the movie), ski and snowboard the surrounding slopes, or just sit under one of the shade trees that line down town Waynesville.

Waynesville NC has about 10,000 of America's friendliest people, all living at the perfect 2,500 - 3,000 feet in elevation!

Speaking of down town, you can tour one of Waynesville's art galleries, visit the local general store, photograph your children with banjo-playing metal art statures, or grab a tasty French bread sandwich at one of the local bakeries.  Situated conveniently near Asheville - the new "Beer Capital of the Eastern U.S. - you will enjoy the many micro-brewed beers the area has to offer.  Shops and stores line both sides of Waynesville's downtown stretch.  A 19th century courthouse rests under 200-year-old Oak trees at one end, while a newly renovated police station can be found at the other.  No one is in a hurry, people drive very slow, and crosswalks are respected.

Waynesville, NC is a simple small American town nestled inside lush mountain peaks.  There are four seasons here, including an infamous autumn, which sets the surrounding North Carolina mountains on fire during October and November with brilliant orange and red fall foliage.  A common statement often heard by locals is, "I wasn't born here, but I got here as fast as I could!" 

If you are planning to visit our beloved Waynesville, NC be forewarned: you will enjoy your visit so much that you may end up moving here!  More about Waynesville, NC

Quick Facts About Waynesville NC

Waynesville NC Population 2009: 10,191
Change Since 2000: +10.4%

Males: 4,747 (46.6%)
Females: 5,444 (53.4%)

Median Resident Age: 44.0 years
North Carolina Median Age: 35.3 years

Waynesville NC Zip: 28786

Waynesville NC Hotels

There are a variety of hotels in Waynesville NC.  Whether you are lookin for a night's stay or a summer, you can find exactly what you are looking for in lodging here.  View a list of top Waynesville hotels, cabin rentals, or inns.  If you are bringing your recreational vehicle, you may be interested in one of the Waynesville's rv parks.  For those of you who desire to live under the stars, try the camp grounds page.  If you want to feel like you're at home, discover the many bed and breakfast lodgings available.  For those who enjoy the good things in life, stay at one of Waynesville's country clubs or golf resorts.

Waynesville NC Restaurants

There are a number of restaurants in Waynesville.  It just depends on what you are looking for.  We have Chinese restaurants, Italian restaurants, Mexican restaurants, and good ole' fashioned country eateries.  If you desire a French bread sandwich or some other type of bistro food, try one of our bakeries and buffets.  Want to have a drink with your burger?  We have several bar and grills to wet your whistle. Or, are you looking for a place to enjoy that caffeine-rich coffee.  No worries.  We have coffee & espresso shops.  Perhaps you're in the mood for a thick and juicy rib-eye steak.  Then, check out our friendly steak houses.  Got a hankering for the flavor of the ocean.  There are several seafood restaurants in Waynesville.  Whatever you desire, it is certain that Waynesville NC knows food.  We have just about any style of restaurant available in any small town.

Waynesville Real Estate

Thinking about moving the Waynesville?  Well, you're going to need a good Waynesville NC real estate agent.  We can recommend several that will be more than happy to assist you in your search for a new home.  Whether you are looking to buy a new home or rent out your cabin for the winter, visit one of these recommended Waynesville realtors.  You'll be glad you did!

Waynesville Cabin Rentals

Looking to rent a cabin in Waynesville NC?  The area is loaded with choices.  There are log cabins and cottages situated near small streams, rocking chairs on on the porches, and scenery from the Gods themselves.  From full-sized log cabins to small, cozy 1-bedroom cottages, all can be had.  Some cabin rentals are within walking distance of the Blue Ridge Parkway... Others rest on the creek's edge.  Expect to pay from about $125 a night.

Spas Near Waynesville NC

There are a number of spas, day spas, and golf resort spas in the area.  The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa is arguably the best one around.  If offers spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smoky Mountains, as well as a 27-hole championship golf course.  If you don't mind traveling, there are several more spas within half an hour.

Ski Slopes in the Waynesville Area

Western North Carolina receives typically 40" - 60" of annual snowfall.  Most slopes are open for about 130 days.  If skiing or snowboarding is your thing, then you have to visit Waynesville's top ski slope, the Cataloochee Ski Area!  You can also check out nearby slopes at Appalachian Ski Mountain, Ski Beech Resort, Ski Sapphire Valley, Sugar Mountain Resort, and Wolf Ridge Resort.

Waynesville Golf Courses Waynesville Fishing Waynesville Camp Grounds
Waynesville Inn Golf Resort
176 Country Club Dr, Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 456-3551

Lake Junaluska Golf Course
756 Golf Course Rd
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 456-5777

More Golf Courses in Waynesville NC

Waynesville Fly Shop
168 S Main St,
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 246-0306

Waynesville Bait & Tackle
74 Old Balsam Rd
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 452-1624

More Fishing Information for Waynesville NC

Creekwood Farm RV Park
4696 Jonathan Creek Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785
(828) 926-7977

Jonathan Creek Hideaway
887 Jonathan Creek Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785
(828) 926-0519

More Camp Grounds in Waynesville NC

Historic Shelton House - Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts

On the National Register of Historic Places, the Shelton House transforms you back in time.  In this Charleston-style farmhouse you'll discover crafts, sculptures made of porcelain, hand-woven quilts and baskets, pottery works, furniture and more from years gone by.  Built in 1875, the Shelton House displays an assembly of Native American (Cherokee and Southwester) teases the imagination as to how the area appeared and functioned in the 1800s and earlier...  more







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Historic Mast General Store
On the National Register of Historic Places, Mast General Store has been around since 1883...

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