Explore North Carolina
Even before the railroad made it easy to get here, visitors flocked to Waynesville for the cool, clean air, clean water, outstanding scenery and an opportunity to escape sweltering cities. Historic Downtown Waynesville is as busy as ever with plenty of shops and restaurants. It’s just a mile from our bed and breakfast luxury accommodations.
You’re bound to fall in love. Downtown Waynesville’s quaint old buildings, brick sidewalks, galleries, tempting foods and old-time general store will take you back to a more leisurely time. A time when people made you feel welcome and when you could slow down and really savor the present. See a list of downtown galleries and specialty stores below.
When it’s time to dine, there is everything from hearty country fare to the local specialty mountain trout, to fine international cuisine and high-end gourmet. See our list of restaurants below.
Waynesville is also home to superb mountain golf. Under a fresh mountain sky, you can tee off at one of our many golf resorts and golf courses and play along kush fairways ringed with awe inspiring mountain views. See our Golf Guide.
Waynesville may be a small town, but it’s big on entertainment and culture. There’s nightlife and music for every taste – from bluegrass and country to jazz, contemporary and folk. The award-winning, HART theater features a full schedule of performances year round. Mention you are staying with us at Brookside Mountain Mist Inn and get a 10% discount off all tickets purchased!
Folkmoot U.S.A. attracts entertainers from all over the world. North Carolina’s Official International Festival, Folkmoot is a two-week celebration of the world’s cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Held each July in and near Waynesville, Folkmoot features performances, parades and workshops by more than 350 performers from a dozen or so countries. Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and beautiful music. During its 25-year history, over 200 folk groups from more than 100 countries have shared their heritage and culture at Folkmoot USA. Go to the Folkmoot website for more.
The Shelton House Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts in Waynesville showcases a distinctive collection of art, handicrafts and furniture created by North Carolina artists. An outgrowth of an annual North Carolina State Fair exhibit, “Village of Yesteryear,” the Museum’s displays include intricate woodworking, weaving, quilting Seagrove and other pottery, dolls, a Native American room, and many other artifacts.
Many nearby anique shops are a must for antique lovers. Balsam Antique Mall has 100 booths and is located next door to Thad Woods Auction, that holds antique, estate and business auctions. Looking for a unique treasure? Be sure to visit Scallyway’s Consignment with over 12,000 square feet of buried treasures waiting for you to find!
Downtown Waynesville Restaurants
There many restaurant choices near our bed and breakfast. We will be glad to make recommendations, and we have copies of menus from many of the restaurants at the inn. Carolyn’s favorites for dinner are Bourbon Barrel Beef and Ale for the flank steak and Bogart’s for their outstanding burger and sweet potato fries. Dina’s favorites are The Sweet Onion Restaurant for their delicious crab cakes and Nick and Nate’s Pizzeria for the spinach and feta pizza. We both love The Chef’s Table. Carolyn’s favorite there is the mountain trout and Dina’s is the deconstructed lasagna. For lunch, Carolyn & Dina recommend Tipping Point Tavern for their incredible nachos and Panacea for their awesome soup and sandwich combos.
30 Church St.
Upscale American Dining. Reservations suggested.
319 N. Haywood St.
Brick oven pizza, pastas, Italian entrees & subs.
111 N. Main St.
Regionally inspired and house crafted southern cuisine created with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, decadent desserts, prohibition-era craft cocktails, local beer and wine.
66 Commerce St., Historic Frog Level
Homemade eats, treats and creekside seats.
303 S. Main St.
A favorite of the locals. Great steaks & burgers.
44 Church St.
A Unique Farm to Fork Experience: Innovative Southern Food with a Local Backbone & Home Grown Libations.
454 Hazelwood Ave.
We specialize in hand-cut, all natural steaks from local farms, incredible burgers, and other classic american comfort foods that are made using only the finest local and sustainable ingredients available.
20 Church St.
The Wine Bar at the Classic WineSeller is a unique small plate dining venue, featuring Tapas, Panini’s, Bruschetta, Salads, Dips, Spreads, and Cheese plates. We emphasize local, cheeses and beers. In addition there is a large selection of wines and beers from all around the world. Large screen TV is available for news or special events. Live music is scheduled through out the year. Join us for wine food friends and good times in our quaint underground cellar.
1374 Sulphur Springs Rd.
Great seafood at a great price. A local favorite and open 7 days a week.
76 Waynesville Plaza
We are an old fashioned hand-dipped ice cream emporium. Made to order warm waffle cones (vanilla or cinnamon).
34 Church Street
Mouthwatering all-beef burgers and dogs, real ice cream shakes and floats, hand cut fries. Locally sourced beef. Bottled sodas, beer, wine, fresh-brewed iced tea.
29 Miller St.
A Waynesville tradition. We’ve been serving great food for over 20 years. Come in and enjoy our relaxed, casual atmosphere.
Scoops Ice Cream
65 S. Main St.Sandwiches, drinks, ice cream.
39 Miller St.Casual dining, regional fare, mountain views.
Tap Room Sports Bar & Grill
176 Country Club Dr.
Serving lunch & dinner. Just across the street from our Inn!
26 Church St.Mediterranean, Vegetarian, American cuisine.
Specializing in Texas-style, smoked brisket.
Pub 319 “Your Neighborhood Sports Hub”
319 N. Haywood St.Great food including mouth-watering Angus burgers, fish tacos, garlic fries, ball park type hot dogs with all the toppings.
50 N Main Street
The newest of our four microbreweries, Boojum offers great food paired with amazing local beers. We give it a two-thumbs up!
128 N. Main St.
Carolina Mountain Cooking! A must experience in WNC. Located in Downtown Waynesville, with an atmosphere that will warm your heart and your belly! Weekly events like “Name that Tune”
32 Felmet Street
Pizzas, burgers, wraps, salads, subs, sandwiches, domestic and locally hand-crafted beers, large bar, flat-screen TV’s and outdoor seating.
180 Legion Dr.Premier venue for craft beer in Waynesville, North Carolina. We have a passion for great beer, delicious food, and good company.
190 N. Main St.Pizza, Tacos & Taps
18 N. Main St.
Some of the finest food in Waynesville, NC – created from classic Italian recipes.
Downtown Waynesville Galleries
136 N. Main St.
Sculpture & pottery by Dane & Mary Etta
Cedar Hill Studio”The Back Door” on Wall St.
285 Wall St.Open by appointment – Local artist Gretchen Clasby’s work
21 N. Main St.
Jewelry, fine art & glass, custom framing
Haywood County Arts Council
86 N. Main St.
176 N. Main St.
Original photography & art pieces
Ridge Runner Naturals
Wild Mountain Watercolors & Oils
33 N. Main St.
Original watercolors, oils & photography of the mountains
Sculpture Garden & Metal Art Gallery
136 Depot St.
Located in Walker Service Center
Moose Crossing Burl Wood Gallery
184 N. Main St.Art, antique furniture, architecturals, stained glass.
Downtown Waynesville Specialty Stores
Leapin’ Frog Gallery
58 Commerce St.
Art, antiques, eclectic home decor
Olde Brick House
66 N. Main St.
Reporoduction furniture, lighting, nostalgic gifts
Blue Ridge Books & News
152 S. Main Street
Full espresso bar, local pastries, Wi-Fi
Affairs of the Heart
120 N. Main St.
Old, new and handcrafted gifts and collectibles.
High Country Style
121 N. Main St.
Just Ducky & Friends
25 Miller St.
Features overstock specials on Just Ducky Brand and other children’s brands. Unique baby items, gifts, and accessories.
39 N. Main St.
Full service interior design and consulting firm offering elegant furnishings, custom window treatments, and beautiful decorative accessories for the entire home.
Massie Furniture Co. Inc.
45 N. Main St.
Featuring the area’s largest selection of quality furniture, carpet, and appliances…all at discount prices.
Cheddar Box Country Store
90 N. Main St.
Our small town country feel carries over to our online presence. Customers can shop or browse our eclectic array of mountain gourmet and specialty items.
Delectable Treasures, Inc.145 & 163 S. Main St.
Visit our candy factory located in the historic former Way Inn buildings and see how our superior quality line of gourmet chocolates are made with first rate ingredients. Each treasure is prepared by hand in small quantities with intricate detail. No machines. Delicious treats created to simply tempt your taste buds. Sugar free products available and custom orders welcome. You will embark on a divine taste experience!
Mountain Home Collection
110 Miller St.
Take a short stroll “off Main” to discover a shopper’s paradise filled with eclectic can cabin décor. Featuring Park Design, Donna Sharp purses, valances, and quilts plus a large selection of humorous greeting cards. Enormous selection of fine art supplies, scrapbooking and craft materials.
Mast General Store
63 N. Main St.
Discover all you need for life! Mast General Store is a unique downtown emporium featuring traditional fashions, comfortable footwear, outdoor and travel gear, rocking chairs, cast iron cookware, country gourmet foods, decorative home accessories, toys powered by imagination, and over 500 old-fashioned candies.
26 N. Main St.
Furniture & home decor
High Country West
71 N. Main St.
Rustic elegance for your home
142 N. Main St.
The freshest trout in town, since they grow it at their farm! They also showcase other “homegrown” products and delectibles.
The Classic Wineseller
20 Church St.Fine wine, beer, cheese, cigars.
Haywood Habitat for Humanity ReStore
331 Walnut St., Ste 1
Help Haywood Habitat build homes for families in need. The Habitat ReStore is a retail sales operation with the mission of recycling, reusing, and repurposing building materials and home furnishings. Donate or shop today!
176 N. Main St.
Largest selection of quilts in WNC. We feature the top selling American designers at affordable prices. All sizes in stock. Quilted handbags, placemats, napkins, table runners, throw pillows, aprons, and lamps.
Home-Tech “The Kitchen Shop”
5 N. Main St.
Home Tech is Waynesville’s own kitchen shop. Family owned and operated for 18 years, it is where those who love to cook or just love to eat can find everything from fine cookware, kitchen supplies, specialty gourmet foods, cookbooks, and a variety of home accessories. Featuring All-Clad, Cuisinart, Le Crueset, and Wusthof Knives. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to assist you with your purchase. We have gifts for all occasions and we offer Bridal Registry services.
36 N. Main St.
We’re for the birds! Shop in a relaxed atmosphere in downtown’s own wild bird supply. From seed, feeders, and houses to garden accessories, we’ll help you with your feathered friends while making your place in the mountains a little more relaxing.
24 Commerce St.
Antiques, books, collectibles, souveneirs