There's never any shortage of things to do in and around Maggie Valley!

...from relaxing with a good book to challenging the white water rapids,
and there's nearly always some sort of festival nearby...  
Whether you're  staying with us at Timberwolf Creek B&B, or at 
The Black Bear Cottage in the Woods
, we'll always have 
current information available for you when you visit. 

Here are just a few links to activities in the area.

 

Looking down into Maggie Valley - Beautiful property in the forest along a mountain stream - this is it!
... Imagine yourself in this picture ...


Maggie Valley Area Shows

Carolina Nights Dinner Theater
"Thrill to music from the Big Band era, Top 40 Country, Gospel, Contemporary, Bluegrass, and more, mixed with the hilarious antics of Gilbert Jones."
  We are pleased to be able to offer you advance tickets, when you make your Timberwolf Creek reservation.

The Maggie Valley Opry House
Featuring the world-renowned banjo picker: "The Legendary Raymond Fairchild"
Preserving the mountain culture and keeping mountain heritage alive through the music of Appalachia - Bluegrass, America's music. 
Open nightly May-October.

The Stomping Grounds
The "Clogging Capital of the World" features some of the area's best mountain clog teams. Clogging & Square Dancing classes, too!

Eaglenest
Live shows, often bluegrass, tickets required.

Saratoga's Jazz Cafe
Live Jazz every Wednesday night.  Live entertainment Friday & Saturday nights.  Restaurant & Lounge

Diamond K Dance Ranch

Panacea Coffee House Cafe

Soco Moon Teahouse

 


Maggie Valley Area Golf

Six courses within 20 minutes of Timberwolf Creek!  And we can arrange for you to borrow clubs.

117 HOLES OF MOUNTAIN GOLF

Mountain golf is played in the highlands of Haywood County.  Here, lush rolling fairways are surrounded by endless mountain vistas, and spectacular scenery greets you around every dogleg.  It's like no other game you've ever played, in an area unlike any other.  Discover just how great a mountain golf vacation can be.

3 miles from Timberwolf Creek:
Maggie Valley Country Club
Rated "One of America's Best" by GOLF WEEK and a "Top 50 Southern Resort Course" by the Southern Living Travel Guide
Beautiful, large bent grass greens are the finest in the area. The fairways are cool weather rye and blue grasses and remain green all year long.
18 hole, par 72 championship course.

7 miles from Timberwolf Creek:
Lake Junaluska Golf Course
This 18 hole, par 68 course offers views of the 200 acre lake and the surrounding mountains.

9 miles from Timberwolf Creek:
Waynesville Country Club
Scenic mountain golf resort, tree-lined, lush rolling fairways, bent grass greens, streams, ponds and spectacular views. 27 holes, par 70.

10 miles from Timberwolf Creek:
Laurel Ridge Golf & Country Club

18 holes, par 72. (Private)

14 miles from Timberwolf Creek:
Iron Tree Golf Course & Driving Range
18 holes, par 72.

20 miles from Timberwolf Creek:
Springdale Country Club
One of North Carolina's most scenic courses.  6,812 yards lead you through mountain fairways and scenic valleys. Test your skills on the 429-yard uphill par 4 with a dogleg right and a mountain stream that runs from tee to green. 18 hole, par 72.

In Asheville, a 30 minute ride from Timberwolf Creek:

  • SunSpree Golf Course
    18-hole, par 70 regulation golf course. Scratch golfers and hackers alike find the tight course and winding creeks a real challenge.
  • Biltmore Forest Golf Club
  • Brookwood Golf Club
  • Buncombe Golf Course
  • Country Club Of Asheville
  • Municipal Golf Course


Asheville Sights

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Biltmore Estate

Asheville Art Museum

The North Carolina Arboretum

The Nature Center

Colburn Gem & Mineral Museum

Thomas Wolfe Memorial

Diana Wortham Theater

Zebulon Vance Birthplace

 


Blue Ridge Parkway

The entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway is less than four miles from your door at Timberwolf Creek! The Parkway actually begins in Cherokee, with Soco Gap (that's us) being the first exit. After a day playing in Cherokee, come home via the Blue Ridge Parkway and be sure to stop for the sunset!

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Bloom schedule

Hiking Trails of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Motorcycling the Blue Ridge Parkway

Mile By Mile

Parkway Map - Southern End

 


Cherokee Indian Reservation & Harrah's Casino

Although the reservation is less than five miles away from Timberwolf Creek, the town of Cherokee is approximately ten. Harrah's Casino is there. Allow at least a half an hour to maneuver the winding mountain roads over Soco Gap!

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The Museum of the Cherokee Indian
An outstanding introduction to the culture and heritage of the Cherokee.

"Unto These Hills"  Outdoor Drama
Live Open-Air theater production by the Cherokee.  During June, July and August only.  Do check the schedule!

Oconaluftee Indian Village
An authentic replica of an 18th century Cherokee community. Cherokee guides explain the history, culture and life-style of their ancestors. Watch Cherokee artisans demonstrate their arts and crafts. You'll also enjoy the replica of a 7-sided Council House and typical Cherokee homes as they were 250 years ago.

Harrah's Cherokee Casino

 


Fishing
Lowe Fly Shop & Outfitters
Professionally Guided Fishing Trips, Wading Equipment, Tying Supplies
www.loweflyshop.com

The Great Smoky Mountains Trout School
Located between the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains, along the streams of the Shining Rock Wilderness area in  Haywood County, learn fly tying, how to 'read the water', and enjoy a full day of instruction and fishing on stocked private streams.

Trout Fishing on the Cherokee Reservation
A fishing license for the Park is $20 for the year.  On the Cherokee reservation, you don't need a license, just a $5 daily permit.

 


Gem Mining

We have local mines which do not "salt" their findings, so that all gems are natural and occur within the mine. Some mines do "salt" and that's great when you've got little ones and you want a sure thing to give them a thrill. The largest star sapphire ever mined was found right here in Haywood County!

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The Old Pressley's Sapphire Mine
The most famous mine in the area.  Flume for sapphires and other gems. The world's largest blue star sapphires were discovered here-- including the Star of Carolina! Open year-round, and an easy drive from Timberwolf Creek.

Gold City Gem Mine

Gem Mountain

Franklin Area Mine Map

 


Guides

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Official North Carolina Web Page

Exploring the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

 


Hiking

Your innkeepers at Timberwolf Creek love to hike... well, ok, we're more into strolling... but that doesn't mean that we don't know where the great hiking trails are! Want to wander through the primeval forest along Deep Creek (on a well-maintained path), or do you prefer something more challenging, say, like Boogerman Trail? We'll be happy to give you directions and help you pack a lunch!

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Hiking Trails in the Great Smokies

Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Trails

Appalachian Trail

Hiking the Southern Appalachians

 


Horseback Riding

There are a number of stables right here in Haywood County. All cater to beginners as well as experienced riders. We can arrange for you to have an hour-long trip right up into the Great Smokey Mountain National Park, or even a dinner ride.

Adventure Trail Rides
Four hour trips with BBQ.

Cataloochee Ranch
Two hour and all-day rides available for adults and children over six. Experienced wranglers accompany all trips. Ride the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

Hemphill Mountain Campground
Hourly and day rides. Trips to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Queen's Farm Riding Stables
1 hour and 1 3/4 hour rides that climb up to 1,000 feet.

Smoky Mountains Stables, Inc.
3 1/2 hour rides, horse boarding, riding lessons

Utah Mountain Riding Stables
One through four hour rides, May 1 through November 1 and in winter, weather permitting.

Windsong Llama Treks, Ltd.
Llamas carry gear, supplies and food. Enjoy a gourmet picnic on your day-long trek over scenic trails.

 


Local Artists and Craftsmen

Western North Carolina boasts some truly gifted artists

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Haywood County Arts Council

Different Drummer
Maggie Valley's own potter, Terry will WOW you with his fabulous work.  That's a little sample of his pottery in the photo.  Want to see more?  His studio is on the main road in Maggie Valley - a little log cabin, across from Eaglenest.  And check it out: he does entire landscapes in clay!

Burr Studio
Dane & MaryEtta Burr have an inspiring gallery in nearby Waynesville.  MaryEtta mans the potter's wheel (although she's not limited to it) and Dane's sculpture will make you smile.  Be sure to take note of the incredible counter: it was hand-fashioned by the two of them.  And if you stop in, be sure to tell Dane, "I'm here for Sandee's mug!"  (That's a standing joke.  He's been promising me the darned thing for three years, now.)

Twigs & Leaves
Stop in and say "Hello!" to Kaaren and David.  Kaaren is the potter, and David runs the gallery.  Beautiful stuff!


We have some of the most interesting neighbors...

Popcorn Sutton who is featured prominently in both Mountain Talk and in the CMT (Country Music Television) production Moonshine Madness.

Henry Queen who is also featured in Mountain Talk, is a wonderfully talented musician.  You may hear his music playing here at Timberwolf Creek, and you can check it out yourself at his website.

Raymond Fairchild who plays his banjo nightly at the Maggie Valley Opry House.

Hattie Caldwell Davis is our neighbor across the lane, and author of several books outlining the history of this beautiful place.

And over in Asheville, Grovewood Gallery  carries Todd Barrow's work - he's the fellow who made the beautiful bed in The Woodland room in our Black Bear Cottage in the Woods.  He was also featured on HGTV's Modern Masters series, and he made the bedroom furniture for the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse at Walt Disney World, too!

* * * * *   Of  Special  Note   * * * * *

The Chocolate Shoppe of Maggie Valley
Ok, you're saying, "What's a chocolate shop doing in the Artist section?"  Well, I'll tell you.  One bite of this chocolate made at this world-class shop and you'll agree - after you finish swooning.  :-)  These ladies, Donna & Sherry, are truly artisans of the first order.  The varieties of fudge are abundant, but Larry is addicted to the peanut brittle, and I have yet to find my limit on dark chocolate covered Brazil nuts. 
Just go!

 


Area News and Event Schedules

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The Smoky Mountain News

The Enterprise Mountaineer

Adventure in the Smokies Guide

State Library of North Carolina eNCyclopedia

 


Snow Skiing

The entrance to the Cataloochee Ski Resort is just over a mile from Timberwolf Creek! Of course, then you drive four miles ...UP... to the ski lifts! Take advantage of their midweek rates, and be sure to check out the schedule for the Night Skis. Equipment rentals are available both in Maggie, and at the resort. Have you tried snowboarding yet? We've heard good reports of the private lessons (very reasonable) as well.


Cataloochee Ski Slopes
Lift Tickets range from $25 Weekday to $40 Holiday for full day tickets.  
Half Days, Twilight, and Night Skiing Lift Tickets range from $20 to $40.

Cataloochee Ski School
Class Lesson Rates
Program
Each Skier
Additional Skier
1 1/2 Hour
$18
N/A

 

Private Lesson Rates
Program
Private
Additional Skier
1 Hour
$45 $15 each
2 Hours $70 $15 each
3 Hours (Half Day) $95 $15 each
Half Hour** $18 N/A
Family Private***
$95 $15 each
6 Hour (Full Day)
$170
$15 each

 


Tony's Tube World
Sit back and enjoy the tow to the top, and then get ready for the slide of your life.

Skis & Tees Equipment Rental

 


Waterfalls

Here at Timberwolf Creek we have a collection of guidebooks to waterfalls, with photos of nearby falls, and directions to them. From serious hikes to leisurely drives, there's something for everyone.  We're happy to loan you a guidebook during your stay.

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Waterfall Descriptions, Directions, and Photos

NC National Parks with Waterfalls

Pisgah National Forest Waterfall Map

 


Whitewater Rafting

The rivers of Western North Carolina offer a variety of raft trips, including the hair-raising Ocoee (experienced rafters only), the French Broad which has enough rapids to give the novice a thrill, and the Nantahala for family trips. Take your river trip via raft, canoe, kayak, or "duck".

Our family started out on the French Broad River and we can recommend this run, especially since it ends at Hot Springs... There's nothing like climbing into a big steaming hot tub right at the edge of the river to ease the muscles you just discovered you had! 

Last year's trip on the Little Pigeon River was a bit more challenging, and a lot of fun!  A great couple of hours on the river, it starts about on the other side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so it becomes a fabulous day-trip.  The drive through the park takes about an hour and a half.  Then you spend the early afternoon on the river, leaving the rest of your day free to picnic, or seek out some great Carolina barbeque, or hike a mountain trail.  We chose to drive across the "top" of North Carolina, and -after a brief sojourn back in those great mineral springs tubs at Hot Springs- made our way back to Timberwolf Creek via Asheville.  National Park, whitewater, hot springs soaking, and shopping.  What more could you ask?

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Nantahala Outdoor Center

Wildwater LTD. Rafting

USA Raft

Headwaters Outfitters

Hot Springs Spa

 


And So Much More!  Other Area Attractions

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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Steam or diesel engines pull these trains along the Nantahala River Gorge, and more.  Offering a special Gourmet Dinner Train ride most Friday and Saturday evenings; also Mystery Theater and Wines of the World dinner trains.  The Raft-n-Rail package includes a train ride along the river and then a raft ride back!

Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum

The Shelton House Museum of North Carolina
B
uilt in 1875 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Shelton House features comprehensive exhibits of 19th Century crafts and furniture, as well as a fine collection of Native American artifacts. Craftsmen who have participated in the North Carolina Village of Yesterday fair have a selection of crafts displayed. The collection includes hand-woven coverlets and quilts, sculpture, porcelain, dulcimers, and masterpieces of pottery work.

The Cradle of Forestry
"A living museum with exhibits detailing the history of managed forestry and local craftspeople demonstrating the skills that early mountaineers used to carve their homesteads out of the forest."

FolkMoot
An international folk dancing festival, held annually right here in Maggie Valley.

Ghost Town in the Sky Amusement Park
Closed for the 2004 season... and For Sale!!!

A mile-high amusement park with an old west theme. One admission fee covers all the shows, rides and amusements including your ride up on the incline railway or the chair lift, and the "Red Devil" roller coaster, if you dare. May - Oct.

Craft fairs (see our Calendar of Events)

Miniature Golf
Choose from several mini-golf courses in the area, including one with a waterfall!
Fantasy Golf and Game Room
Maggie Valley Miniature Golf
Red Barn Miniature Golf

Mini-apolis Race Track & Arcade
Three tracks: Nascart, Large Families and Small Fry. Bumper boats, bumper cars, gem mine, large game room and dairy bar.

Soco Gardens Zoo in Maggie Valley
Rain or shine, covered walkways provided for your comfort. Guided tours, petting zoo, snake show, gift shop.

Waynesville Movie Theater and Drive In

Sitting in the swing by the creek
(one of my personal favorites)


...And other interesting places on the 'net...

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  Trip Advisor Reviews of Timberwolf Creek Bed & Breakfast

Larry's Chili Recipe

Carolina Motorcycle Events - Staying up-to-date on the many bike events and bike-friendly places in and around the Carolinas.

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American Woman Road & Travel specializes in automotive and travel content for upscale professional women, a body of consumers who comprise 40% of all business travelers; and 50% of all new car sales. AWRT provides quality content from which women can make informed & intelligent buying decisions, and/or travel plans.

BransonShows.com - Your source for Ozarks travel information.

REALS - A Comprehensive Real Estate Directory

Find us on Ultimate Vacation Rentals


 

 

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