Located in the southern crest of the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina...Cashiers, North Carolina is a lush green valley 3,500 feet high surrounded by majestic mountains rising 5,000 feet. This village is conveniently located at the crossroads of U.S. 64 west of Highlands, NC and N.C state road 107 just south of Glenville, North Carolina.
name is said to be derived from the gem mining trade from the early 1900’s. Miners were paid “cash” for their gemstones mined from the North Carolina Mountains hence the name “Cashiers”. You to can relive this activity daily, as numerous gemstone mining “camps” are located in this area offering you the opportunity to find your treasure here in the North Carolina Mountains.
Drawing visitors from nearby Atlanta, Georgia, and the entire southeastern United States, Cashiers is a favorite destination in NC State for visitors who relish a glimpse at the magnificent color on display in the fall months. Early reservations are highly recommended if you are thinking about renting a local cabin or booking a stay at a bed & breakfast.
The obvious appeal to Cashiers is the weather and the area’s natural beauty. Offering a cool summer climate and multiple opportunities for recreation such as local ski areas, a choice of many area golf course resorts, etc., Cashiers is a magnate for those who want to get back to nature. Thundering waterfalls break the silence of the mountain solitude and offer unforgettable views. Along with waterfall watching at Whitewater Falls, residence and visitors share in mountain biking and hiking in the Nantahala Forest and fly-fishing on the Chattooga River. If you seek more water-born activities, Lake Glenville is located minutes away.