Asheville, NC, is well known to the tourist crowd these days. Why not? It is a lovely little city to visit and has a lot of personalities. But a short drive away sit the cozy towns of Cashiers and Highlands. These are popular destinations placed peacefully alongside the Blue Ridge Mountains and are great day trips when you’re staying at the Cabins at Seven Foxes. Whether you’re seeking a relaxed lunch with your partner or an educational afternoon with the kids – Cashiers and Highlands have loads to offer.
Cashiers is sweet little village in western North Carolina commonly known as “The Heart Of The Blue Ridge Mountains”. Is located high on a plateau in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the southern end of Jackson County. Here are some fun things that we love to do in Cashiers…
Cashier’s Farmers Market
Cashier’s Farmers Market is a fresh and lovely location to grab produce and snacks for your stay. The Farmers Market is located in a vintage log cabin and is open year around. Stop by and stock up.
Address: 78 Highway 64 East, Cashiers, NC 28717
Hours of Operation: Mon – Sat, from 10 am – 6 pm; Sun, from 11 am – 4 pm
Score bargains at Victoria’s Closet
Time for a little vacation shopping. Did you have a grandmother with an amazing attic filled to the brim like a treasure chest? Que Victoria’s Closet! It’s the largest fine consignment shop in the southeast, ladies! Stop by and see what treasures await!
Address: 29 Marmalade Ln, Cashiers, NC 28717
Hours of Operation: Mon – Sat, from 10 am – 5 pm; Sun, from 12 pm – 5 pm
The town of Highlands, North Carolina, is a retreat in every sense of the word. Situated high within the Nantahala National Forest, where North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia meet, this quaint community is getaway distance for the majority of the Southeast. With enchanting inns, five-star spas, and white-tablecloth dining, the outdoors isn’t all this mountain town has to offer–but it’s definitely at the top of the list.
The Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center, and Botanical Gardens
The Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center, and Botanical Gardens is a public garden and nature sanctuary that showcases the diverse flora of the southern Appalachians. Open year-round from sunrise to sunset and free of charge, the garden has grown into a leading botanical sanctuary with more than 500 species of ferns, shrubs, mosses, wildflowers, shrubs, wetlands, forests, and old-growth plant communities. The garden can be explored on a series of boardwalks and trails that wind through the garden and there are guided tours offers. Bring a meal and grab a beautiful spot to eat.
Address: 265 N 6th St, Highlands, NC 28741, Phone: 828-526-2623
Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri, from 9 am – 5 pm
The Bascom: Center for the Visual Arts
The Bascom: Center for the Visual Arts is an indoor-outdoor visual arts center features rotating exhibitions of art, ceramics, and sculpture. The dynamic 30,000 square foot three-building center rests on a six-acre property and offers a variety of educational programs for adults and children and art experiences that focus on the synergy of art and nature.
Address: 323 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741
Hours of Operation: Tues – Sat, from 10 am – 5 pm