Waynesville NC is located in the western part of the state of North Carolina, situated within the Blue Ridge (adjacent to the Great Smoky) Mountains of the Appalachians. Waynesville is the seat of Haywood County and is home to Tuscola High School Mountaineers. The Blue Ridge Parkway is about 5 miles away, and Cold Mountain - from the book and movie of the same name - is within eyeshot. Need a relaxing travel destination this year? Waynesville, NC is truly one of America's best kept secrets!
Welcome to Waynesville NC!
This is where you'll find plenty of information about our historic small American town, including information about where to stay, eat, and shop. We've also included sections on the most popular businesses, area attractions, things to do, and outdoor activities in the Waynesville area. There is an events section for you as well. Videos and photos pepper this website, providing you an awesome view of Waynesville. A complete historical review is given and you'll be surprised to know Waynesville has an important connection with the end of the Civil War. An informative piece is included about the nearby Appalachian Trail. Also, discover our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (including the famous Cold Mountain) and Great Smoky Mountains. Then head over to the Pisgah National Forest for a day in nature.
Our cozy little town welcomes tens of thousands of visitors each year. After a few days of relaxing in a rocking chair on some porch overlooking a small stream, or some time discovering downtown's shops and people, you'll understand why Waynesville is one of the country's best kept small-town destinations.
Waynesville, NC was founded 1810 by revolutionary war soldier, Colonel Robert Love, who named the town after his former commander, General "Mad" Anthony Wayne. Waynesville incorporated in 1871. The railroad arrived in the Frog Level district in 1884. A new depot was built after the original one was destroyed in a fire in 1900.
The weather in Waynesville NC consists of all four seasons. We typically receive snow in the winter time and plenty of rain in the spring. In July and August, temperatures average about 88 degrees for the daily high and 58 degrees for the daily low. If you are visiting during the fall leaf season, bring a warm jacket.
Check out these photographs of Waynesville, including downtown and surrounding areas.
View some of the area's videos.
How to get to Waynesville, NC.
Services provided by the town of Waynesville. A selection of business providers for Waynesville NC.
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.
Barbers Orchard is a produce market/fruit stand that is open Monday - Sunday from 9am until 6pm.
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
Garrett's present building, built in 1968 features a chapel for 250 guests, cushioned seats, a piano...
Take a hike up the famous Cold Mountain, from the movie.
Mast General Store
Quality goods for the living, coffins & caskets for the dead.
A listing of churches in Waynesville, NC.
Visit the historic "Frog Level" district just below the Waynesville courthouse area.
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.
The HART Theater, or Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, is a community theatre showcasing regional talent. Plenty of plays and musicals are performed in the 255-seat James Auditorium.
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.
The primary hospital serving Waynesville NC and the rest of Haywood County is Haywood Regional Medical Center.
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.