"The Heart Of The Blue Ridge Mountains"
Cashiers, a beautiful 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. Our singularly unique geography boasts hundreds of waterfalls, quiet lakes, stone mountains and amazingly beautiful forests. Sitting at 3,487 feet in elevation at the crossroads of Highways 107 and 64, there is a little bit of everything here to enjoy for native families, visitors, and part-time residents alike.
Life in this mountain community is as multifaceted as its landscape. Please look through this site to see all of the many choices there are for you to stay and play. We are closer than you think! Come on up for a weekend or a week. Bring your family for a reunion or wedding. Find that second home you have always dreamed of or kick back in one of the greatest places to retire anywhere! Welcome home to Cashiers, North Carolina, the Heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
This area is spectacularly beautiful, and is unique - unlike any other place in the world. Our elevation coupled with the abundant rainfall combine to create a lush, green rain forest filled with rhododendrons, laurels, mossy rocks, ferns and pine trees. These mountains are some of the oldest in the world and have abundant hiking trails, gorgeous scenery and intriguing legends.
The scenery isn't the only thing unique about the area. Cashiers is also a really great place to live. Our quiet village boasts world-class accommodations, great restaurants and shopping, coupled with a good dose of mountain friendliness and charm. Once you visit you won't want to leave! There is a little bit of everything here to enjoy for native families, visitors, and part-time residents alike.
The population of Cashiers, North Carolina is officially listed as 1,974, but from about Memorial Day until the end of October’s fall leaf season, part-time residents and visitors are estimated to bump that number up to about 10,000-15,000. For locals with children, Cashiers is home to some of the state’s finest schools, and our churches and civic organizations are among the most philanthropic you’ll ever see.
People you run into around Cashiers vary from local mountain folk who have lived here their entire lives, to retired doctors and lawyers, to the avid traveler just stopping for a refreshing hike or a plate full of barbecue. Regardless of who you are, or the length of your stay, one thing is for sure, you won’t be disappointed in what Cashiers has to offer!
Village life includes access to unique stores and businesses, which accentuate the lifestyle created by the Village Green and Commons park in the center of town. Other staples of the crossroads are the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, the Cashiers Community Center, the new Cashiers Recreation Center, the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce, new pathways to navigate your way around town, and much, much more. Have a look at Cashiers real estate opportunities while you are here.
Cashiers NC is home to many exciting events throughout the year, most of which benefit a charity or non-profit in the area. Popular yearly events include the Leaf Festival, the Rotary Arts & Crafts Shows on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, weekly Groovin’ on the Green events on Friday’s during the busy season, the Cashiers Designer Showhouse, Cashiers Benefit Antique Show, the Church of the Good Shepherd Auction and Bazaar, the Tour de Cashiers, Car Shows, The Annual Christmas Parade, and so much more.
Surrounding the village are many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, including hiking trails, camping opportunities, parks, mountains, waterfalls, fishing, boating, lakes, rivers, nationally-ranked golf courses, bicycling, skiing (water and snow), and horseback riding, just to name a few.
Cashiers is located on the highest plateau in the Blue Ridge Mountains at 3,487 feet in elevation at the crossroads of Highways 107 and 64. The highest peak in the area rises to 5,127 at Yellow Mountain, yet drops to 1,020 feet along the Horsepasture River. Our singularly unique geography boasts hundreds of waterfalls, quiet lakes, stone mountains and amazingly beautiful forests.
Weather is generally cooler up here, regardless of the season. Because of it's unique geography and altitude the climate on the Cashiers plateau is generally about 20 degrees cooler during the summer months than just about anywhere else in the southeastern US! Temperatures average a high of 80 degrees in July, and 40 degrees in January. Recently, Cashiers has received over 100 inches of rain per year.
Cashiers has many events of all types throughout the year. Music and the arts, craft shows, car shows, bicycling rides and more! Take a look here to see some of these annual events. If your event is not listed here please contact us to see about getting it listed here.
Groovin' On The Green concerts are scheduled for most Friday nights on the Village Commons during the summer months. This series of free concerts showcases music from around western North Carolina. The events are open to anyone, so grab your chairs and coolers and join us for a fun-filled evening of music. The events start between 5:30 and 6:30PM. This series of concerts are presented by the Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association and member businesses for the entire community.
Groovin On The Green Schedule
The Leaf Festival is held each year the first weekend in October. The 2015 Leaf Festival is on October 9-11 and features music, shopping, dining and a whole lot of fun for the whole family. This festival is presented by the Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association for the entire community. Event Schedules are available from the event planners and participating GCAMA merchants. Contact the Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association to find out more about this annual event!
GCAMA Leaf Festival Website
The Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley presents two Arts & Crafts Fairs every year - one on Memorial Day weekend and the other on Labor Day weekend. The Arts and Crafts Fairs are held on the Cashiers Village Green at the crossorads of Hwy. 107 and Hwy. 64. With over 80 vendors this year there is sure to be something for everyone at this event. All of the items here are made by the craftspeople, are of the highest quality, and represent unique and diverse tastes. The Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley Spring and Fall Arts & Crafts Fair is a must attend event open to the public. Contact the Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley to find out more about this exciting twice-a-year event!
Visit the Cashiers Rotary Website
The Showhouse event draws designers from around the southeast and nationally. Featuring a different home each year, each Showhouse selected represents the finest in mountain living on the Cashiers Plateau. Tickets are available from the event planners and the Historical Society. Contact the Cashiers Historical Society to find out more about this annual event!
Visit The CHS Showhouse Website
Early Spring in our mountains is a time of cool mornings, warm afternoons, wild flowers and flowering shrubs, and dramatic differences in leafing at different elevations – which our riders will experience along their courses. Summer residents begin returning, and the stores and restaurants are reopened. But the pace (and traffic) are at a lower level than in mid-Summer. In short, an ideal time for a solid, supported bike ride in the mountains, and for any non-riding family members to come visit also. All rides are through low-traffic rural and mountain landscapes. On Saturday May 6th this year The Tour de Cashiers, sponsored by the Cashiers Chamber of Commerce, provides a weekend of mountain immersion – great training for whatever else may be in your season’s riding plans, or just a wonderful time enjoying Spring in the mountains up close on a bicycle. The different length courses (100 mile, 62 mile and 25 mile) are suitable for all types of riders. Last year more than 300 riders participated in one of the most beautiful rides in the US. All riders depart the Village Green at the Cashiers Crossroads at 9:00AM, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Contact the Cashiers Chamber for more information.
Visit the Tour de Cashiers Website
Sponsored by The Village Green, the Joy Garden Tour is a biannual event to raise financial support for The Village Green. The tour inspires gardeners of every level of experience and enthusiasm. The Joy Garden Tour features a guest speaker event, a special patron party and garden shops with 35 vendors offering plants, garden related merchandise, unique gifts, antiques and more. The highlight is a day spent touring select and stunning private gardens in the Cashiers area. Noted Plein Air Artists will paint in these gardens with the paintings available for purchase. Plans also include Saturday activities. Tickets are available from the event planners and the Village Green.
Visit The Joy Garden Tour Website
Arts On The Green is held every other year in mid-July. Sponsored by The Village Green, the event showcases plein air artists from around the area and the region. Each artist comes here to paint an area subject in one day which is then on display the following day. Tickets are available from the event planners and the Village Green.
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The Annual Cashiers Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 10, 2016. This is a wonderful event for the whole family. The parade starts at 12:00 Noon and lasts for about an hour or so. The parade route goes from Cornucopia restaurant on Hwy 107 South in Cashiers. The parade goes north on Hwy. 107 to the crossroads. Here is where the judging occurs. The parade then turns left and proceeds on Hwy 64 West ending at Frank Allen Road. Bring your whole family to see and participate in this one-of-a-kind parade! For more information contact the Cashiers Chamber of Commerce.
Visit The Cashiers Chamber Website
Visitors to The Village Green enjoy twinkling light displays and festive decorations from Thanksgiving Weekend until New Year's Day. On November 28 the park becomes a winter wonderland and the Cashiers Christmas Tree is lit! The Festival of Trees celebrates one of the area's greatest industries and showcases local businesses. A visit from Santa is expected... After the holiday season, the evergreen trees are planted in The Village Green for continued enjoyment. Contact the Village Green to find out more about this annual event!.
Visit Christmas On The Green Website
After the annual Christmas Parade parade participants and friends can have a hot lunch provided by Cashiers Cares, a local organization whose purpose is to raise awareness of all of the charitable organizations in the area. Santa stops by for photos with the kids!
This super-fun annual event has to be seen to be believed! Competitors build outhouses on skis complete with seat and toilet paper! Businesses and teams throughout the region compete for bragging rights each year. This is an event to raise funds to sponsor ski scholarships for children that don’t have the opportunity to attend our after school ski programs. The event is accompanied with live music and barbeque.
Is your organization putting on a public event? Let us know! If approved we will post it here at no charge!
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Established in 2008, this website is provided and maintained as a free community service and is located in Cashiers, North Carolina.