Four seasons, charming culture and endless recreation

Nestled in the southeast corner of North Carolina, the Cashiers/Highlands Plateau is one of those places that reaches you on a level you simply can't explain. The smell of mountain laurel, the indescribable views, and the soul-quenching sounds of the rushing waterfalls for which the area is known—all work together to create that mystical mountain allure.

Becoming widely known as a world-class golfing and sought-after second-home community, Cashiers (pronounced cash' ers) also boasts a thriving year-round culture. The charming downtown area brims with local musicians, artisans and unique craft shops that hearken back centuries to the town's origins as a settlement for Scottish clans. The eclectic restaurants intersperse with charming shops to form their own expressions of the local culture—all carrying that distinctive rustic architecture and enchanting design for which the mountain are known.

Surrounded by 28,000 acres of national forest, including the breathtaking Panthertown Valley, the Cashiers area forms a true natural paradise for hiking, biking, rafting, fly fishing and swimming in the clear mountain streams of the Ocoee, Nantahala and Chattooga Rivers or for boating on Lake Glenville.

This spectacular four-seasons resort area is neighbor to the equally alluring Highlands, NC, offering its own brand of culture and activities just a short drive away.

Regional airports are easily reached from Cashiers. Atlanta is 2.5 hours away, and Florida is just a short a day's drive. Asheville and Greenville/Spartanburg are within a 1.5 hour drive.

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