From a retro motel in Maggie Valley to a statewide barbecue bucket list to a round-up of classic hot dog joints, these stories were our readers’ favorites.
6 Ways to Experience Winter Wonder in Haywood County
Bundle up! Chilly temperatures mean spectacular activities and events in the Smokies.
Cool weather, autumn harvests, and colorful leaves: In North Carolina, there are plenty of reasons — and opportunities — to celebrate this time of year.
The Inn Place to Stay in Maggie Valley
At the Route 19 Inn, generations of travelers fondly recall the forest and streams, shuffleboard and color scheme. Today, it’s a restored motel where new memories are being made.
The Mountains Are Calling: Exploring Haywood County
Five towns — plus outdoor pursuits, artistic endeavors, and delicious provisions and libations — to explore on your next trip west.
Maggie Valley’s Outdoor Adventures
See wild vistas and waterfalls, come face to face with wildlife, hit the slopes, and grab a bite in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Legendary Tomato Pie
This pie, topped with fresh basil, is the perfect recipe to use the abundance of tomatoes from your summer garden.
The Mountain Moguls of Cataloochee Ski Area
When a visionary couple converted their cow pasture in Maggie Valley into a ski slope, they had the makings of a winter destination. But they still needed the snow.
Breakfast in North Carolina: Joey’s Pancake House
Anyone who has eaten breakfast at Joey’s knows the food is delicious and the service exceptional. What customers might not know is the love story that built the Maggie Valley restaurant.