Just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Charlotte, Greenville, & Nashville, the small mountain hamlet of Cashiers, North Carolina offers a respite for those seeking to unwind and find a pace of life that is not often found in these fast paced times. Cashiers rests in the Southwest corner of the North Carolina mountains with mountain elevations varying form 3500 feet to well over 5000 feet.
Cashiers, a part of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, is centrally located to Lake Toxaway, Sapphire, Glenville, Highlands, and Scaly Mountain. Highlands its bigger sister is located about six miles away. Considering the average daily in July is 78º F – it is no wonder that the town has been a popular retreat for southerners looking to escape the summer swelter. The area boasts some of the coolest summer temperatures in the eastern United States.
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The town is anchored by what is known as “The Crossroads” where US Highway 64 and NC Highway 107 cross. It’s the center of the community and a hub for all things commerce. In this pedestrian friendly area one will find charming shops – clothing boutiques, antique stores, galleries, and of course an abundance of varied, award-winning, dining options.
There’s also no shortage of ways to entertain one’s self as the area lends itself to an abundance of outdoor activities:
While at first blush one may find Cashiers to be a small country town – don’t let its low key, kicked back ambiance fool you. The town offers a casually-sophisticated lifestyle with a vibrant music and art scene. Playhouse too. For those who are drawn to the cultural side of things, Cashiers will not disappoint.
The community’s Village Green serves as a focal point for much of Cashiers entertainment with it’s many varied musical performances and events throughout the season. While a community gathering point, one will also find at the Village Green a variety of unique, modern sculptures, strolling paths, and beautifully landscaped natural gardens.
Cashiers is known for it’s abundant waterfalls, lakes, hiking trails, and roaring streams. Waterfalls such as Silver Run Falls dot the community and are accented by the breath-taking of dense forests and rhododendron thickets. Other waterfalls just outside Cashiers that aren’t to be missed include Rainbow Falls at Gorges State Park and High Falls just a short jaunt away near Lake Glenville. The nearby Nantahala National Forest offers access to much of the outdoor adventure one can enjoy. While in the area, be sure to check out Panthertown Valley with it’s many trails and waterfalls – like Schoolhouse Falls. Of course fishing excels with Horsepasture River and Chatooga River known for fly-fishing trips.
Directions to Cashiers NC from Asheville NC: I-26 to exit 40/Highway 280/Airport exit to Brevard. Next follow US Highway 64 to Cashiers. It’s a scenic drive, but there are curves between Brevard and Cashiers. Allow 1 1/2 hours. Approximately 63 miles.
Directions to Cashiers NC from Knoxville TN: Take I-40 East to route 23/74 W towards Waynesville NC. Take 23/74W to 23/441 towards Dillsboro, Sylva and Franklin. At Sylva stay on the bypass and take U.S. Highway 107 East to Cashiers. This route does have a few curvesbut nothing too extreme.