Sapphire Valley’s Annual Outhouse Race

When you have to go, go downhill – it’s Sapphire Valley’s annual Outhouse Race, set for Saturday, February 17. For information, visit

Old Edwards' We Love Locals Promotion

The Old Edwards Inn and Spa and Half Mile Farm honors its neighbors with its unique We Love Locals promotion throughout the winter season. Visit for more information.

Victuals & Rituals

The Old Edwards Inn and Spa brings an exquisite wine dinner, down-home victuals, the musings of authors Ronni Lundy and Sharyn McCrumb, and the irresistible sounds of The SteelDrivers. For more information, call (828) 787-2635.

Keeping Track

A marvelously detailed train layout is the perfect escape.

As Winter Unveils The Land

Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust curates a collection of precious wild places scattered throughout the Plateau.


Ask anyone who lives on the Plateau and they’ll eagerly tell you why all four seasons are glorious! Winter views, spring wildflowers, summer hikes and waterfalls, and autumn leaves. There is something here that speaks to the heart of the nature lover all year long. Wiinter activities take on a magical quality. Spring and summer months bring bounteous blooms. Apples, glowing leaves, and craft fairs are here during autumn. Search below for seasonal favorites.

Seasons Results

This Takes the Cake
Published on
2016/04 - April
Rebecca Shuler’s Coconut Cake, a legacy of her beloved grandmother, is a thing of magic.  more
This Takes the Cake
Published on
2017/08 - August
Kat Evans’ Torta di Limone is the perfect summer slice of gold.  more
Three River Fly Fishing Festival
Highlands North Carolina
The Three River Fly Fishing Festival, is back again and this year it will be held April 27 – 29.   more
Three River Fly Fishing Festival
Published on
2017/03 - March
The Three River Fly Fishing Festival, slated for April 27-29 upon local waterways, will test the angling abilities and story-telling skills of both serious and amateur fisherpeople. To register or for more information, call (828) 526-0441 or email  more
Through a Different Lens at The Bascom
Published on
2017/11 - November
The Bascom turns its attention to the upcoming holiday season.  more
Throw, Throw, Throw
The Bascom
Tips for throwing a set and ways to make them look alike.  more
Thumbing Through Titians
Published on
2016/01 - Winter
A dedicated survey of classical art gets to the naked truth of the matter.  more
Tiger Mountain Vineyards Tour
Center For Life Enrichment
Vineyards has been cultivating its local wines and winning top awards, more than 200 of them, since it opened in 1999.   more
Tiger Swallowtail
Published on
2016/09 - September
This unique species of swallowtail is a quick and strong flier, gliding when able. The males are a bright yellow, while the females can exhibit two different color forms; yellow and black and black and blue. The darker form is more common in the southern states.   more
Time On My Hands
Published on
2015/05 - May
For Carol Louise Mayer, time is an ally and a constant source of inspiration.  more