Waynesville, NC is a quaint little town of fewer than 10,000 residents nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains. The downtown area of Waynesville is filled with art galleries, locally owned shops and restaurants. Waynesville is located approximately 30 miles from Asheville via Interstate 40 and 40 miles from Cherokee, NC via the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway.
Visitors flock to Waynesville to enjoy its close proximity to shopping, Harrah’s Casino and the majesty of the mountains and forests that surround the city. There are a few restaurants that should be noted in this area, including Bogart’s Restaurant and Tavern (steaks, burgers and comfort foods), Fat Buddies Ribs and Barbecue (pork ribs, barbecue pork sandwiches, chicken and brisket) and The Bavarian Restaurant and Biergarten (German-inspired dishes including schnitzel and bratwurst).
Waynesville NC works hard to keep the small town feel; therefore, there is only one chain motel in the Waynesville. The Super 8 motel is located right off the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway. This motel is near Lowes Home Improvement store, Walmart, Belk, Best Buy, Michaels, PetSmart, Rack Room Shoes and a few chain restaurants (Taco Bell, Hardee’s, Bojangles and Subway).
The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa features a gorgeous golf course and some of the best spa services in the country. The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa has been serving guests since 1926 and caters to those with impeccable taste. On the grounds of the resort, you will find the Cork and Cleaver. This restaurant features award-winning dishes, such as Chicken Saltimbocca, rack of lamb, rainbow trout and pan seared salmon with Jezebel sauce.
For those who are looking for looking for a room off the beaten path, there are many inns and bed and breakfasts. The Grandview Lodge is located just a few short miles from downtown; however, you will enjoy mountain views, roaring fireplaces, and complimentary breakfast. Another option is the Oak Hill Bed and Breakfast on Love Lane. This bed and breakfast is housed in a home built in the early 1900s. You will find all of the amenities of a five-star hotel with the personal touch of a bed and breakfast. There are an onsite spa, an amazing outdoor firepit, and a breakfast to wake up early for!
Come see Western North Carolina like you have never experienced before. Waynesville is located just miles from the Pisgah National Forest, the Great Smoky Mountains, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Cherokee Indian Reservation and Asheville, North Carolina.