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Maggie Valley & Cataloochee Ski
Maggie Valley & Cataloochee Ski
Less than 10 miles from our bed and breakfast is Maggie Valley, a favorite mountain resort town for families for many years.
There are plenty of locally-owned shops to browse. You won’t find a shopping mall with the usual lineup of trendy stores here. What you will find are one-of-a-kind boutiques and specialty shops, art galleries, and plenty of places to recharge by sampling the perfect piece of fudge or relaxing on the porch with a tall glass of iced tea – sweet, of course. Here are a few of the attractions there:
Maggie Valley Opry House features traditional bluegrass and mountain music, featuring banjo picker, the legendary Raymond Fairchild, preserving the mountain culture and keeping the mountain heritage alive through the music of Appalachia. May – October
Wheels Through Time Museum is home to the world’s premier collection of rare American Vintage Motorycles. Located 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, in beautiful Maggie Valley, NC, this All-American motorcycle museum houses over 300 of America’s rarest and most historic classic motorcycles, with over 24 marques on display, including the likes of Harley-Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Crocker, Henderson, and much more. Western North Carolina’s premier museum and tourism attraction features dozens of motorcycle-related exhibits, ranging from board track racers, hillclimbing, and original paint machines to American Dirt Track racing, choppers and bobbers, and one-of-a-kind motorcycles.
Slinging In The Smokies is a great way to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding area. Rent a Slingshot from Cabbage Rose in Maggie Valley at 3388 Soco Road. Call them at 828-926-3079 to reserve your Slingshot adventure in the Smokies!
Lake Junaluska: Since 1913, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center has been the home of thousands of enriching events and worship services. Each year over 150,000 people experience Lake Junaluska through the United Methodist Church ministry programs, church retreats, Annual Conferences and countless other events. Our bed and breakfast inn is a short drive away!
Cataloochee Ski Area, located on Moody Top Mountain in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. With 10 ski trails, served by five lifts offers a secluded ski school area for easy and fun learning for children, and a large tube park with conveyor lift. Smooth, gentle slopes like Easy Way and Rabbit Hill, serviced by a triple chairlift, gives beginners the elbowroom they need to learn the basics and practice their skills. Intermediate skiers and snowboarders find plenty of action on Rock Island Run and Lower Omigosh, while seasoned experts can face the steepness found on Upper Omigosh. For skiers and snowboarders looking for a thrill, our Cat Cage Terrain Park delivers with ramps, rails and boxes. They take snowmaking seriously. When temperatures drop below freezing, their snowmaking team goes to work creating a blizzard that rivals Mother Nature’s best efforts. After a session on the mountain, you can relax with family and friends in front of the lodge’s double-sided fireplace. There’s nothing better than swapping stories about the day’s adventures on the slopes while enjoying the lodge’s good food and an aprés-ski drink. You might even catch a local bluegrass band playing. Don’t forget to stop in the lodge’s gift shop to pick up your favorite Cataloochee gear before you head down the mountain.
See the events calendar of Maggie Valley for up-to-date details regarding events, festivals and activities.
After a fun-filled day at Maggie Valley, return to Brookside Mountain Mist Inn & Cottages, our bed and breakfast in Waynesville, for a peaceful night’s sleep in luxury accommodations.