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

Tee Time in Scotland
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2016/08 - August
This is a short journal of a trip Tom arranged in May for a very nice couple. Brian is a six handicap and Martha a 20. They are from Florida and have never played golf out of the USA. Here are some thoughts they sent Tom on their golf trip.  more
The Bitters and the Sweet
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2016/08 - August
Dovecote’s August calendar is built upon nature’s bounty.   more
The Curtain Closes
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2016/08 - August
The 35th season of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival closes with a pair of unforgettable concerts.  more
Thirty-Five Years
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2016/07 - July
The Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival launches its 35th season in grand style.   more
To Market! To Market!
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2016/07 - July
At its core, the Cashiers Farmers Market at the Village Green Commons, staged every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M., is a benefit to the entire community.  more
Toe-Tappin’and Finger-Snappin’
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2017/05 - May
The Highlands summer nightscape comes alive with the Friday Night Live and Saturdays on Pine concert series. The performances are free and everyone is invited.  more
Totally Eclipsed at 4118
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2017/08 - August
Highlanders and their visitors will have a front-row seat for the majesty of the August 21 Eclipse.  more
Wake With a Song
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2016/06 - June
For Norma Jean Zahner, sharing the joy in her life is as easy as serenading her audience.  more
Walks & Talks on the Wildside
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2017/07 - July
With Mountain Wildlife Days, set for July 14 and 15, it turns out the Sapphire Valley Community Center is Where the Wild Things Are.  more
Wine and Dine at Canyon Kitchen
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2016/07 - July
Vintner Guy Davis will match Canyon Kitchen Executive Chef Adam Hayes’ astonishing menu for an unforgettable evening, Wednesday, July 13. For more information or reservations visit or call them at (828) 743-7967.   more