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The Perfect Place to Spend Precious Time!

The place you've been looking for - In the mountain woods, by the lakes, near rippling streams.​ The remarkable vistas alone are reason enough to come here. [Learn More!]

North Carolina Vacations in the  Smoky Mountains at Sapphire Valley Resort

From single bedroom cabins/cottages, to town homes on Fairfield Lake,  to 5 and 6 bedroom estates overlooking Sapphire Valley, the  Sapphire Valley's High South Rentals is the place to start.
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Sapphire Valley Resort North Carolina, Smoky Mountains Blue Ridge Mtns, Golf Ski Tennis Zip Line, Winter Ski Area, High South Adventures

3 Miles East of Cashiers on Highway 64

828-743-7663      Rain or Shine      [Learn More]

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If you can not be here: 

NASA Television is offering a special live program, “Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA” with real-time coverage of the event from coast to coast. The nearly four-hour program will include unprecedented images of the Aug. 21 eclipse from numerous spacecraft -- including the International Space Station – high-altitude aircraft and balloons, and ground observations. Each will offer a unique vantage point for the eclipse. Additionally, the broadcast will include live coverage of activities in parks, libraries, stadiums, festivals and museums across the nation, and on social media. To watch the Aug. 21 NASA TV eclipse broadcast online and access interactive web content and views of the eclipse from these assets, visit:

If you are coming up for our Day of Totality

Special Saftey and Travel Tips for the 2017 Total Eclipse of the Sun in The High South

Travel Tips
The top  two travel tips are ones you should really follow!

Bring food and beverages with you!

 Do not count on shopping at Ingles or other local food and beverage outlets from the 18th - 21st. Unless you can shop very early in the day at Ingles in Cashiers or other groceries, we expect very crowded conditions at all shops. Patience will be required! Simply bring your groceries and eclipse party supplies with you and relax all weekend!

Fuel up your car off the mountain!

Arrive in The High South with enough fuel for the weekend and to get back off the mountain. 

While major holidays do get busy in The High South and our shops and services can handle that, this is no ordinary holiday. Up to 1 million travelers will converge on the 70 mile wide Path of Totality that includes the Highlands - Cashiers - Sapphire Valley area!

Have your approved saftey glasses with you!

(See the link below to order now!) Do not count on finding glasses locally - while Sapphire Valley and Cashiers merchants have purchases 1000's of saftey glasses, be sure to have your own set - they are cheap!

Viewing in comfort:

On August 21st between 1pm and 4pm (time of the partial eclipse) and particullary at 2:30-2:40PM (time of totality) the sun is almost directly overhead! So, bring a blanket or chair that can recline so you want strain your neck looking straight up!!

 We have a limited supply of Solar Eclipse T-Shirts Available, only $15 ( plus tax)”

 Or you might have to wait 150 years for the next one!

Sapphire Valley...

...boasts a Norman Rockwell like setting perfect for families looking for a safe, relaxing family vacation. Sapphire Valley is nestled in one of the most scenic corners of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is the closest four seasons resort to many major southeastern cities. [Directions]

Shops, Services, plus

Our area is blessed with a wonderful selection of dining, shopping, and adventure options! Our web site can help you find rentals, real estate, custom home builders or anything from Antiques to Zip Lines! Merchants advertising on the High South Marketing Network will be shown here and throughout the web site in an alternating method. Please support our local businesses!

The History of Sapphire Valley

Recent historical artifacts found in Sapphire Valley indicate early man was here up to 500-800 years ago! From historical, ancient treasures to recent additions to the Resort, please visit
History of Sapphire!

Credit:Images in the home page slide / banner  courtesy: DanRBennett Photography, High South Ventures, Tour de Cashiers

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Sapphire Valley Resort North Carolina, Smoky Mountains Blue Ridge Mtns, Golf Ski Tennis Zip Line, Winter Ski Area, High South Adventures
Sapphire Valley Resort North Carolina, Smoky Mountains Blue Ridge Mtns, Golf Ski Tennis Zip Line, Winter Ski Area, High South Adventures

Sapphire Valley Festivals!

The Sapphire Valley team will update this year's Arts and Crafts events! 

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