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Sapphire Valley, NC Travel and Vacation Getaways

Sapphire Valley North Carolina Attractions An unforgettable family vacation or romantic getaway to the Western North Carolina mountains definitely won't disappoint. Filled with majestic waterfalls, lush green valleys and winding rivers, the Blue Ridge Mountains are an ideal destination for those looking to get up close with nature's best.

From the crystal clear waters of Sapphire Lake to the rugged landscape of Gorges State Park, you'll enjoy action-packed outdoor recreation activities for all ages including golf, tennis and whitewater river rafting, not to mention charming antique shops, restaurants and a laid-back nightlife. Come discover all Transylvania County has to offer.

Sapphire Valley, North Carolina Vacation Destination

The untamed beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is well worth a visit. Avid skiers and snowboarders will enjoy wintertime fun at the Sapphire Valley Ski Area, while leisure travelers can enjoy a scenic drive through the tree-lined roads and admire spectacular fall colors found nowhere else in the area. For nature lover's, Sapphire Valley is the place for you. Hike, mountain bike or horseback ride through Gorges State Park or the Nantahala National Forest and come face-to- face with Sapphire Valley's best kept secrets.

Whitewater Falls, Turtleback Falls and Rainbow Falls intrigue with their awe-inspiring beauty. For even more outdoor adventures, the Pisgah National Forest and Chattahoochee National Forest are sure to please. Day trip opportunities to historic Brevard and Asheville in addition to nearby Tennessee cities like Knoxville and Chattanooga are aplenty. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, quaint European charm meets North Carolina hospitality in Little Switzerland. So what are you waiting for? Start your Sapphire Valley vacation planning today!

Sapphire Valley Travel Tips

  • Packing tip - Wintertime vacationers - ski boots and snow jackets are a must. A good pair of hiking boots are also essential.
  • Best attractions/tourist spots - Ski and snowboarders flock to the Sapphire Valley Ski Area for affordable family fun on the powdered slopes. If summertime recreation is your thing, Gorges State Park and Nantahala National Forest are just for you.
  • Great time of year to visit - The fall colors of Western North Carolina are sure to astound and amaze.

Weather - Climate (average high temperature)

  • January: 43°F
  • February: 47°F
  • March: 55°F
  • April: 66°F
  • May: 75°F
  • June: 84°F
  • July: 88°F
  • August: 86°F
  • September: 79°F
  • October: 68°F
  • November: 57°F
  • December: 47°F

Nearby Cities/Towns

  • Asheville, NC
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Berea, SC
  • Brevard, NC
  • Cashiers, NC
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Clemson, SC
  • Easley, SC
  • Gatlinburg, TN
  • Greenville, SC
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Lake Lure, NC
  • Waynesville, NC

Nearby Airports

  • Asheville Regional Airport
  • Macon County Airport
  • West Carolina Regional Airport

Medical Facilities

  • Highlands-Cashiers Hospital
  • Transylvania Regional Hospital
  • Angel Medical Center