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

Walter Wingfield of HCLT
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2016/09 - September
The vital mission of the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust is mirrored in the commitment and boundless energy of its president, Walter Wingfield.   more
Wands for Wildlife
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2017/06 - June
A quicksilver idea and a compassionate Internet community have made all the difference to the wildlife in the care of Appalachian Wildlife Refuge.  more
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2016/09 - September
Elk expert Ann Clayton will visit The Village Green Commons at 5:30 P.M. Tuesday, September 27, to explain the intriguing lives of these majestic creatures.   more
Warm Up Your Winter
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2017/01 - Winter
Shake off the Winter Slumber with a visit to Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library.  more
Warrior Survival School
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2017/08 - August
Overland Unlimited Bridge of Hope finds a welcome home in the Peggy Crosby Center.  more
Wash Day
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2017/04 - April
No one wants to turn back the Tide! The arrival of electricity made life in the mountains so much easier.  more
Watching Winter Wildlife
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2015/01 - Winter
The winter woods are hushed, but they're anything but dormant.   more
Water Is Nature’s Blood
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2017/04 - April
The blessing of good, clean mountain water is threatened by multiple factors. The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust is working to preserve this remarkable resource.  more
Water Portraits: Barbara Tyroler
Barbara Tyroler is an artist, photographer, educator, and community worker based in Chapel Hill, NC.   more
Watercolor, Ink, & Eli
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2017/10 - October
For watercolorist Eli Ramirez, inspiration is embroidered in the fabric of her everyday world.  more