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

The Movies of Burt Lancaster
Center For Life Enrichment
Startlingly handsome, witty, charming and intensely sexual, actor and producer Burt Lancaster was one of Hollywoods great stars.   more
The National Theatre of London's Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Highlands Performing Arts Center
Raw passion is served up at the Highlands Performing Arts Center throughout the month of October.  more
The National Theatre presents “Follies" at Highlands PAC
Highlands Performing Arts Center
On Saturday, January 20, at 1:00 P.M. the National Theatre will present “Follies" at Highlands Performing Arts Center.  more
The New Hotness
Published on
2015/03 - March
The perfect tonic for the end of a long, long winter? A bowl of subtle heat washed down with a mouthful of cornbread and an ice cold beverage. Don’t miss the Highlands Chili Cook-off, 6:30 to 9:30 P.M. Saturday, March 14, at the Community Building.   more
The Opera House at Highlands PAC
Highlands Performing Arts Center
The Opera House at the Highlands Performing Arts Center in Highlands NC shown on January 13.  more
The Orchard
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2015/12 - December
But here’s the thing – a meal at The Orchard is worth a 90-minute wait. First of all, the restaurant is loaded with charm – this restored farmhouse embraces its storied heritage, adoring its walls with all sorts of ephemera wandering from the 1880s all the way through the 1940s. The resulting effect is cozy country casual, as welcoming as Cashiers has always been to its guests.   more
The Oven Bird
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2017/08 - August
A message for our time and our place, courtesy of the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society.  more
The Paradigm of Posture
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2017/09 - September
Treating fascia with care and wisdom lies at the heart of living with a healthy body.  more
The Park for the People
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2017/01 - Winter
The vibrant Village Green serves as the lively heart of Cashiers, thanks to a small army of volunteers and benefactors.  more
The Perfect Partner
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2016/08 - August
The success of Bel Canto, now a Highlands institution, is predicated upon the talents and deep experience of pianist-accompanist Dr. Stephen Dubberly. Bel Canto will be performed at 4:00 P.M. Sunday, September 11.  more