Maggie Valley

Maggie valley, North carolina
Maggie valley, North carolina

Maggie Valley, with all of its small town allure, lies in the midst of the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina to the west of Asheville and the east of the Tennessee border. Throughout the year, Maggie Valley NC is a pleasant destination with a plentiful supply of accommodations, from cabins to campgrounds to charming inns to luxurious resorts. The Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park both offer spectacular touring, hiking, and adventuring of all types. The Valley has something to appeal to everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, and is certainly a vacation with lasting memories.

Ghost Town in the Sky

Ghost Town in the Sky
Ghost Town in the Sky

Only accessible by funicular railway or chair lift, Ghost Town in the Sky sits a on a mountain top. Originally opened in 1961, this amusement park is a recreated old-fashioned series of towns. It is divided into a number of smaller named towns at varied elevations, including Mountain Town, Mining Town, Indian Village, and Western Town situated at the center of the park. Actors play roles in each of these towns, performing shows every hour, such as can-can dancers in the Silver Dollar Saloon, live band music in the Red Dog Saloon, and deer hunts in the Indian Village. One of the most popular of these shows is a gun fight showdown between a bad cowboy and The Apache Kid, played by Robert Bradley. In addition to shows, the Ghost Town features several rides and museums. Many Asheville residents and visitors staying in Asheville hotels visit this theme park as a day trip, as it is only about 30 miles away.

Cabins & Camping - Hotels

Cabins & Camping - Hotels
Cabins & Camping - Hotels

Camping in Maggie Valley can be quite an experience, whether it is in a tent, RV, or cabin. The expansive surroundings provide an atmosphere of breathtaking proportions. Cottages and villas are also available for rent, offering more luxurious quarters for guests of the valley. Campgrounds are plentiful, and they are generally equipped with showers, water, and electricity; some have additional amenities, such as pools, playgrounds, game rooms, and a kitchen or dining room. Oftentimes, great hiking possibilities can be found at or near campgrounds and cabins, making them an ideal choice for explorers. There are also a number of hotels, inns, and motels in the town.  

Skiing

Skiing
Skiing

The Cataloochee Ski Area (pictured) has one of the longest ski seasons in the southeast each year, and it is buzzing with visitors throughout the winter season, as the snow falls and the slopes are groomed. Maggie Valley offers a variety of trails and slopes for all levels of experience, from beginner to expert. Additionally, there is a designated terrain park in Maggie Valley NC, where snowboarders can test out tricks and flips if they are not ready to hit the slopes. Book accommodations at a local ski lodge for an overall winter skiing vacation experience, complete with fireplace, lounge, and hot coffee or cocoa.

Hiking

Hiking
Hiking

Maggie Valley hiking opportunities are abundant, and the trails spread out, navigating a variety of areas throughout the territory. Whether you are an avid adventurer or a casual explorer, there is surely a route to suit everyone’s desires for traipsing the mountain paths. Nearby, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park provide ample prospects for hikers, offering more seclusion and unity with the natural surroundings.

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