Let Us Put You Inn the Outdoors

You've found your North Carolina mountain hotel, now it's time to begin planning your mountain adventures! The town of Waynesville and the surrounding areas are filled with exciting attractions and activities for all travelers, of all ages. Whether you're looking to take on the rushing white waters of the Nantahala River or explore the serene sights of our infamous birding habitats and walking trails, The Waynesville Inn is an excellent base camp.


Waynesville, North Carolina is surrounded by hiking opprtunities galore! Flanked by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, an amazing hike is only a half-hour in any direction.

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We know that golfers like choices, so once you finish a round or two on our award-winning 27 hole course, we have many other courses nearby to challenge your swing.

Laurel Ridge Country Club is a spectacular Bob Cupp designed course featuring magnificent golf and mountain views. Laurel Ridge is located at the edge of the charming town of Waynesville, North Carolina.

Maggie Valley Club offers a unique challenge for beginners and the most seasoned players. This established, 6500-yard course is surrounded by centennial trees and includes 30 acres of fairways leading to large bent grass greens.

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Fly Fishing

Hunter Banks Waynesville
(828) 251-9721 | www.hunterbanks.com
Hunter Banks is Western North Carolina's connection to fly fishing in the Smokies, offering guide services, classes and private instructions. Ideally located within an easy drive to some of the best trout waters found in Western North Carolina.

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Nantahala Outdoor Center
(828) 488-2176 | www.noc.com
North Carolina's shimmering Nantahala River offers rafting through family friendly rapids that are mild but exciting. In addition to the Nantahala, NOC offers excursions on six other area rivers.

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Horseback Riding

Queen's Farm Riding Stables
(828) 926-0718
Queen’s Farm Riding Stables offers one to two hour horse rides where visitors can climb up to 1,000 ft. above elevation. Open year round, children must be six years of age or older and reservations are required.

Horseback riding at the Waynesville Inn


Cataloochee Ski Area
(800) 768-0285 | www.cataloochee.com
Only minutes from the Inn, Cataloochee’s commitment to state-of-the-art snowmaking makes it a favorite Southeast destination for skiers and snowboarders alike. Over the past decade, Cataloochee has continued to broaden the shoulders of the season, continually skiing over 120 days for the last four years. With seasons like that, Cataloochee continues to set the pace in North Carolina ski resorts and East Coast ski destinations.



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