On the National Register of Historic Places, Mast General Store has been around since 1883. There are 8 stores in the area, but the one in Waynesville is a must see!.
February 11, 2017 by Rick Morris
At the Gateway to the Smokies, this 1930s mountain mercantile, with its antique cabinetry, well-oiled floors and original mezzanine, is packed with provisions for the entire family.
Look downstairs for old-fashioned candy and timeless toys.
Charles Kuralt once said, "All general stores are satisfying to visit, but one of them, the Mast Store, is a destination."
The Mast General Store opened in 1883 and quickly grew in reputation for carrying everything from "cradles to caskets." Even today, you'll still find shelves packed with all you might need for life in the 19th century and most of this one.
Entering this landmark, the first Mast General Store in Valle Cruces, NC, you'll notice advertising posters untouched since Mr. Mast hung them decades ago, stand at a counter where locals once bartered their goods or mail a letter at the community's corner post office. You might even discover a few old-timey bargains along the way.
So, what will you find at the Mast General Store? How about some vittles from years gone by. Stone ground corn meal & grits, wildflower honey, jams, maple syrup, Moravian cookies, Bar-B-Q sauces, bacon & country ham, pickled vegetables, cookbooks, traditional house wares, and more. Purchase some oil lamps, wind chimes, Amish furniture, birdhouses, folk toys, goat's milk, old-timey soaps, or puzzles and books.
Looking for traditional clothing? Then, look no further. There are flannel PJs, wool shirts, red union suits, men's clothing by Carhartt, Woolrich, Royal Robbins, Columbia, and North River. The ladies can shop for Casuals by Woolrich, Carhartt, Columbia, Erika, Lemongrass and several others. Look over the leather and cloth handbags, leather belts, jewelry, sleepwear, and more.
You can also find travel & trail items and rugged & casual footwear at any Mast General Store.
The bottom line is you can't come to Waynesville NC and not drop in to visit a store who's founder coined, "Quality goods for the living, coffins & caskets for the dead."
See you there!
Restaurants in Waynesville NC
When it comes to finding good food, there are several quality restaurants, bar and grills, and eateries.
Waynesville NC Hotels
So, you need a place to stay? No worries. Try one of our cozy Bed and Breakfast's, motels, or cabins.
One of the town's most regarded restaurants. If you are looking for good food prices, this is for you.
Head over to Ingles for all your grocery needs. One of about 200 Ingles chain groceries in the area.
Wells Funeral Home
A respected funeral home in Waynesville for more than 100 years.
This is where you go when you are sick, but not enough to warrant a visit to the ER. Two locations in Waynesville.
Where its happening! Walk the cozy sidewalks and take in the shops, street art, and culture.
A community action agency, serving Haywood County since 1965.
Old Stone Inn
This mountain lodge and restaurant is currently for sale (February 11, 2017). Seven buildings. 18 guest rooms. Price: $900k.
The Lodge is a hotel in Waynesville offering complimentary coffee and doughnuts in the lobby. Queen-sized beds, no-smoking in all rooms. All rooms are poolside.
Nothing says living rustic like a night in a 19th century cabin.
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The Music Box is a DVD and video store in Waynesville, NC.
Here is a selection of dentists in Waynesville.
Shopping is a fun part of any visit to Waynesville NC.
Go Grocery provides surplus grocery products which they purchase from producers at discount.
Time to get that hair done? Here is a small listing of hair salons in Waynesville NC where you can do it.
A Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, NC.
Situated at about 5,000 feet in elevation on Mt. Pisgah, the Inn offers basic rooms at a reasonable price.
Garrett Funeral Home
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Mast General Store
Quality goods for the living, coffins & caskets for the dead.
A listing of churches in Waynesville, NC.
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Carolina West Dental
With a staff of about 20 people, 8,000 square feet, and 8 chairs.
Homes for Sale
Buying or selling a home or land in Waynesville area.
Waynesville NC Newspaper
There are a couple newspapers that service Waynesville NC.
The Swag features an award-winning restaurant, awesome accommodations, and world-class hiking trails.
Oak Park Inn
Old-fashioned lodging for visitors to Waynesville, North Carolina. Nice place!
Located just outside of town off Highway 19.
One of the 100 counties in the state of North Carolina, Haywood is located in the western part of the state.
Bed and Breakfast
One of the most enjoyable ways to experience Waynesville NC is by staying at a bed and breakfast.
The Parkway Inn motel offers rooms for smokers or non-smokers, honeymoon suites, and double-wide hot tubs.
Main Street Realty
Main Street Realty has a number of real estate agents/brokers to serve you.
Waynesville NC Map
Here is a large map of Waynesville, NC.
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Population & Elevation
What is the elevation of the town of Waynesville? How about it's population. Here are some basic facts.
Autumn Care in Waynesville opened in 1985 and provides 24-hour nursing care.
Producer of medical products and employer of local people with disabilities and disadvantages.
This is an Italian style restaurant serving authentic Italian or Mediterranean dishes.
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A real estate agency/broker in business since 1974.
A place to buy solid wood furniture in Waynesville, NC.
High Country Furniture
Furniture store in Waynesville NC.
This is an animal rescue location for abused and neglected horses.