Places to Stay

• Cabins at Seven Foxes 828-877-6333 • Earthshine Mountan Lodge 828-862-4207 • The Greystone Inn 828-966-4700 • Woodlands Inn B&B 828-966-4709 • Hummingbird Realty, Ltd 828-966-4737 • Lake Toxaway Company 828-966-4260 • Lake Toxaway Realty 828-966-4029 • Prestige Mountain Properties 828-862-8778 • Susan Breedlove Properties 828-966-4026 • Whitewater Realty 828-553-3391

One third of Transylvania County is dedicated to State or National Forest. And with the lion's share of that protected land up this way, you are never far from a trail head or a trout stream. The natural end of the County… located halfway between Brevard and Cashiers... offers less density, with plenty of outdoor adventures, restaurants, shops and lodging.

Real Estate Sales and Rentals
• Fisher Realty SapphireToxaway Office 828-966-9290 • Gorges at Lake Toxaway 828-966-4800 • Hazel R. Fisher & Assoc. 828-966-9012

Lake Toxaway Community Center

Turtleback Falls

Toxaway Falls Rainbow Falls

Hikes are fun, but a hike with a payoff is an event. We have hundreds of waterfalls to explore. Each of them is a perfect wonder of nature; but, the jewel in our crown is the magnificent Whitewater Falls, the highest in the Eastern United States. Trek some of our hundreds of miles of marked and maintained hiking trails with a seasoned guide, or grab a trail book and set off on your own. Since 2007, Gorges State Park has been undergoing a multimillion dollar renovation. Panthertown Valley is a must see for anyone craving the ultimate outdoor experience. And if wheels are your thing, the Blue Ridge Parkway offers a drive through a North Carolina mountain landscape, complete with breathtaking mountain vistas, that hasn’t changed in hundreds of years.


1 Woodlands Inn B&B
828-966-4709 ~ We are a pet friendly bed and breakfast located in western North Carolina. We offer 14 cozy individually themed rooms and a hearty mountain breakfast. This is a great place to relax after a day of hiking or waterfall viewing. We are open year round for your four season enjoyment.

Panthertown Valley
elevation 4,040ft

Pisgah National Forest

To Sylva
281 Flat Creek Falls

To the Blue Ridge Parkway

Schoolhouse Falls

Warden Falls

elevation 2,230ft

Courthouse Falls

Nantahala National Forest To Cashiers 64
elevation 3,010ft




To Brevard and Asheville

2 Osteria del Monte Ristorante
828-883-2551 ~ May thru October When in Rome, do as the Romans. When in North Carolina, let our chef indulge your taste buds. We specialize in authentic Italian cuisine in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Choose from a large variety of antipasti, pasta, veal and an array of fresh seafood. Finish your dinner with Osteria’s select homemade Italian desserts.

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Lake Toxaway
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To Greenville
Frozen Creek Falls

3 Whistlin’ Dixie
828-966-9619 ~ Visit Whistlin’ Dixie and explore our extensive collection of high quality hanging baskets, bedding plants, perennials and custom planted container gardens. We are a fully functional garden center and much more. We also house an extensive gift shop for that perfect hostess gift or personal treat, as well as the area’s largest selection of greeting cards.

To Atlanta


Turtleback Falls Rainbow Falls Windy Falls

Gorges State Park
Wintergreen Falls


Whitewater Falls
the bridal bouquet. Our Toxaway Shuttle will conveniently and comfortably transport you to and from local airports, weddings and special events.

10 Toxaway Wine and Cheese
828-884-6667 ~ Western North Carolina’s premier one stop shop for wine, cheese, beer, aged steaks, seafood, gourmet groceries, party accessories and goodies galore. Our experienced staff has an extensive food and wine background. Whether it’s a simple day on Lake Toxaway or a dinner party for 25, we have everything you need.

17 Earthshine Mountain Lodge
828-862-4207 ~ Mountains, woods and an endless sky form a panoramic view at this hand-hewn cedar lodge. Eightythree acres provide plenty of room for zip lining through the trees and hiking. Try the challenging ropes course and climbing wall, or play on the slip’n slide. Children’s programs teach about pioneer and Cherokee life. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner all included.

4 Gem Mining at the Log Cabin
828-966-4273 ~ June through October Get the thrill! Gem mining is one activity that the whole family can enjoy. It is all about FUN! You don’t need any experience, just bring yourselves and feel the rush of finding gem stones. Just plain old kid friendly fun in the mountains on the side of the road off Hwy 281S.

11 Amore Cafe
828-885-6004 ~ Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 days a week in season. Your local bakery, fresh roasted coffee shop and favorite gathering place. Fresh ingredients, local produce, homemade soups, artisan breads and killer pizza.

18 Lake Toxaway Trading Post and Citgo
828-883-8968 One-stop for all your travel needs. Gas up at the pumps, shop in the grocery store or pick up a video in the rental department.

5 The Woods at Buc
828-966-4715 ~ Our twelve two and three bedroom log cabins offer quiet seclusion, beautiful views and private accommodations. Individuals, families and large groups can find a home for restful retreats, team building or outdoor adventures! On-site activities include: hiking, canoeing, high ropes, rock hopping, picnicking, fishing, meeting room and community kitchen.

12 The Maple Rose
828-966-4847 ~ May thru Nov A unique gift shoppe overlooking Toxaway Falls, offering one-of-akind items for home, garden, giftgiving, pottery, jewelry, rustic furniture and much more . . . mostly hand-crafted by area artists. Silk and fresh flowers are also available. Surround yourself with things you love! If it’s fun, interesting and well done you’ll find it at The Maple Rose.

19 Bear Tracks Trading Co.
828-862-8992 ~ Let’s Go Shopping! Sporting goods, clothing & accessories, jewelry, footwear, gifts & items with local flavor. Authorized dealer for Bass Pro Shop, Carhartt, Justin Boots, Woolrich, Wrangler and more.

20 PARI Pisgah Astronomical Research
828-862-5554 ~ Located on the site of the former NASA Rosman Tracking Station in the Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute offers an unparalleled opportunity for people of all ages to experience the wonders of scientific research first hand.

6 Whitewater Equestrian Center
828-966-9646 ~ This experience is more than just a trail ride. You will never forget riding with owner, Kayren Hikle, as his voice rings out sharing his knowledge of the history and mystery of these woods. Your family can ride along 375 acres of protected wilderness with spectacular views and abundant wildlife. Afterwards, enjoy gem mining and visit to our gift shop.

13 Toxaway House Family Restaurant
828-966-9226 Dine on top of Toxaway Falls in our open air country restaurant. Our delicious menu changes with each season as we are always here to serve you the very best. Enjoy our full bar and wine selection. Perfect size for family parties. Open 7 days a week lunch & dinner, plus Sunday brunch all year long!

21 At The Ridge Campin’ and Fishing
828-877-2172 ~ Looking for simple mountain camping or great Rainbow trout fishing? You have come to the right place. Whether a seasoned fly fisherman or a family looking to entertain the children, you will enjoy a great outdoor experience. No license required, rental poles and bait available. Come for an hour or a week. Restroom & picnic facilities available.

7 The Barn - Lake Toxaway’s Fresh Market
828-862-3607 ~ The freshest of produce straight from our local farmers’ gardens. Also locally grown natural beef, chicken and pork, cheeses, free range eggs, baked bread, herbs, ice cream, gifts, birdhouses, and everything for your lawn and garden.

14 ToxawayTony Guided Hikes
828-421-7895 ~ Guided hikes with a man who has known and loved these trails for 20 years. Every Friday from May through October. Meet at Amore Cafe at 8:45 a.m. No charge for the hike or for the local lore. Schedule of hikes and more info at, or on Facebook at Lake Toxaway North Carolina.

8 Country Cupboard Restaurant
828-883-5533 A local favorite for years..stop in for breakfast or lunch and satisfy your craving for mountain hospitality and genuine, from scratch country cooking.


Miller’s Land of Waterfall Tours

15 Cabins at Seven Foxes
828-877-6333 ~ Tucked away in a magical mountain setting, guests rated us with 5 stars on TripAdvisor. Perfect for family reunions or small weddings. Our beautifully appointed cabins are private yet an easy stroll from one another. Enjoy our barnyard meadow pavilion, pond, creek, nature trails, playhouse and very cool tree house. Pets welcome! Open year round.

828-884-8982 ~ Let me be your guide far off the beaten tourist track. Custom tours to our county’s most beautiful waterfalls and into areas where nature is its most natural. Hikes are not strenuous and are the ideal length.

9 The Greystone Inn
828-966-4700 ~ We invite you to visit our charming country inn located on the shores of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina's largest private lake. Our full-service resort features a historic inn, incredible service, golf, a spa, lake activities, country club amenities, and more. Come see why Conde Nast Traveler ranked Greystone in the 20 Best Small Resorts in the U.S.!


Headwaters Outfitters

16 Quebec Florist & Toxaway Shuttle
828-884-8712 ~ Artistically arranged fresh flowers from the centerpiece to

828-877-3106 ~ Your gateway to the great outdoors! Offering guided fly fishing trips, peaceful self-guided canoeing, kayaking, tubing and canoe-camping adventures. In addition to souvenirs and rustic gifts, our RiverFly Shop features top brand names in canoes, kayaks, paddling gear, fly rods & reels, outdoor clothing, local maps and guidebooks.

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