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Sapphire Valley, North Carolina Attractions & Things To Do

sapphire valley north carolina attractions Western North Carolina is a one of a kind vacation destination for all your four-season outdoor adventures. The spectacular beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains offers the perfect backdrop for golfing, fishing, whitewater rafting, hiking, boating, swimming, kayaking and other recreational activities in the Gorges State Park and Nantahala National Forest.

For wintertime vacationers, you'll want to ski, snowboard or go tubing on the perfectly powdered slopes of the Sapphire Valley Ski Area. Pick out unique souvenirs and antiques in nearby Brevard or Cashiers, take a scenic drive through the lush forests or grab a bite at one of the popular eateries and fine dining restaurants. No matter what you're in the mood for, there's always something to do in Sapphire Valley.
Biltmore Estate At Sapphire Valley, North CarolinaBiltmore Estate
In nearby Asheville, about 55 miles northeast of Sapphire Valley, visitors can explore America's oldest estate home. Biltmore Estate was completed in 1895 as the residence of George Vanderbilt and his family. Take a self-guided tour of the 250-room estate including the fully-furnished banquet hall, library with 10,000 volumes, antiques and artifacts, a bowling alley and indoor pool.

Afterwards, enjoy a stroll through the impressive lush gardens designed by landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, or a little shopping and dining at the Antler Hill Village.
1 Lodge St Asheville,
Sapphire Valley, NC

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Frozen Falls Tube Park At Sapphire Valley, North CarolinaFrozen Falls Tube Park
Get in the winter state of mind at Frozen Falls Tube Park. Grab a tube, head to the top of the slope, then zoom 500 feet down a 60 foot vertical drop at high flying speeds. This is what winter is made of. Frozen Falls Tube Park is located adjacent to the Sapphire Valley Ski Area.
127 Cherokee Trail,
Sapphire Valley, NC

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Gorges State Park At Sapphire Valley, North CarolinaGorges State Park
Rugged terrain teeming with plunging water falls, scenic river gorges, and 125 rare plant and animal species. Gorges State Park is located in the Blue Ridge Escarpment and is the only state park west of Asheville. The park's 7,500 square miles are your outdoor playground, the perfect spot to stop off for a relaxing picnic lunch or enjoy a leisurely afternoon of rainbow and brown trout fishing.

Hikers of all skill levels will enjoy access to a variety of trailheads such as the Foothills Trail. Horseback riding and mountain biking are also other popular park activities.
976 Grassy Ridge Road,
Sapphire Valley, NC

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park At Sapphire Valley, North CarolinaGreat Smoky Mountains National Park
The famous Great Smoky Mountains National Park is situated at the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. Here, outdoor enthusiasts will discover it all. Over 800 miles of well-maintained trails, snowcapped mountain peaks, grist mills, barns and historic log cabins that preserve Appalachian Mountain history.

The park is also a sanctuary for some of the most diverse plant and wildlife in the region. Enjoy relaxing fly fishing and horseback riding. The main park entrances are in Gatlinburg, TN and Cherokee, NC.
Cherokee, NC

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Harrah's Cherokee Casino At Sapphire Valley, North CarolinaHarrah's Cherokee Casino
Make your way to the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains to Cherokee, North Carolina. Harrah's Cherokee Casino is designed to satisfy your need for premier gaming thrills. From classic Texas Hold ‘em Poker and roulette to blackjack, mini baccarito and state of the art slot machines. Guests can play big and win big, while taking advantage of some of the casino's premier onsite entertainment like exhilarating live concerts and dazzling performances.
777 Casino Dr,
Cherokee, NC

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