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Things To Do in The Smoky Mountains


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If you enjoy discovering unique gifts and clothing, or locally-created arts and crafts in artist-owned galleries and studios, that perfect piece of outdoor gear, a nice wine, handmade cheese or fudge, then Western North Carolina towns will give you hours of enjoyment. Here are a few of ours and our Chalet Inn Bed & Breakfast or Chalet Suites Boutique Hotel guests' favorite shops...

Sylva / Dillsboro

Hollifield Jewelers – A great selection of fine jewelry, watches, silver and gold items. 600 W. Main Street, Sylva. 828-586-4274.

Black Rock Outdoor Company – Camping gear, footwear, fishing gear, clothing, sunglasses, and more from your favorite brands. Orvis Fly Shop. 570 W. Main Street, Sylva. 828-631-4453.

Motion Makers Bike Shop – Avid cyclists will enjoy the wide array of products including mountain bikes, parts, wheels, tires, accessories, clothing, helmets and shoes. Bike service and repairs. 36 Allen Street, Sylva. 828-586-6925.

Matthew Turlington Gallery – Matthew Turlington's fine art and photography gallery and working studio. 274 Marsh Lily Drive, Sylva. 828-226-6824.

Livingston Photo – Photo supplies, framing and digital photo printing. Livingston's has a nice selection of jig-saw puzzles. 526 W. Main Street, Sylva. 828-586-2814.

Papou's Wine Shop – Offering a great selection of beer (microbrews & imports) & international wines: also serving by the glass. You can buy any beverage and enjoy it at the bar or on the patio. 414 W. Main Street, Sylva. 828-586-6300.

Humanité Boutique – On trend women's clothing and accessories store offering great style for women of all ages and sizes at an affordable price. 530 W. Main St, Sylva. 828-631-1599.

In Your Ear Music – This independently owned music emporium is like a record store and guitar shop in one. They offer a nice selection of CDs and also a collection of posters, band t-shirts, tapestries and body jewelry. 573 W. Main Street, Sylva. 828-586-6404.

It's By Nature – Contemporary fine art and craft gallery featuring a collection of carefully selected, regionally created hand-crafted gifts from the practical and functional to the elegant and decorative. 678 West Main Street, Sylva. 828-631-3020.

City Lights Bookstore – Selling new and used books, cards, gifts, journals, maps, and more since 1985. 3 E. Jackson Street, Sylva. 828-586-9499.

B & B Gifts & Interiors – Fine gifts & collectibles including gifts for children, babies, men & women; home items, baby registry, bridal registry, stationary, cards and fine china. 594 W. Main Street, Sylva. 828-586-1507.

Dogwood Crafters – A craft co-op of regional artisans. Shop for handmade quilts, tea cozies, handmade soaps, Christmas decorations and novelty bird houses. Also featured are stained glass works, hand-thrown pottery and a variety of baskets. 90 Webster Street, Dillsboro. 828-586-2248.

Oaks Gallery – Owned by local weaver Susan Leveille, the gallery showcases 100 of the area's finest artists & craftspeople. Jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, weaving & more. 29 Craft Circle, Dillsboro. 828-586-6542.

Nancy Tut's Christmas Shop – Century-old house filled with thousands of Christmas ornaments and decorations. 488 Haywood Road, Dillsboro. 828-586-5391.

Shirley's Boutique – Traditional & current fashions and distinctive accessories for the discerning woman, tastefully displayed in a century-old building. 124 Front Street, Dillsboro. 828-586-8031.

The Golden Carp – A charming mix of imported & locally created accessories for the home, unique gifts & fine art. Shop for Asian art and antiquities, porcelains, locally made throws and pillows, candlesticks, pottery and iron works. 107 Webster Street, Dillsboro. 828-586-5477.

Our Place – Rustic home decor featuring many handmade items and seasonal items. 78 Front Street, Dillsboro. 828-631-1133.

The Cheddar Box – Homemade fudge, North Carolina cheeses, hand-rolled cheese balls, gourmet food, jellies and jams. Plus village candles, Bean Pod candles, Big Sky Bears, Bearrington and Boyds Bears, cookbooks and more. 104 Front St., Dillsboro. 828-586-5442.

Bryson City

McClanahan's – Upscale general store with clothing and accessories, home furnishings, gifts and more. 115 Everett Street. 828-488-8010.

Humanité Boutique – On trend women's clothing and accessories store offering great style for women of all ages and sizes at an affordable price. 130 Everett St. 828-538-4180.

Madison's On Main – Large selection of upscale home accents, bath and body products, candles, gourmet gifts, women's clothing and jewelry, baby items and specialty chocolates. 110 Main Street. 828-488-3900.

The Cottage Craftsman – This unique gallery and market celebrates traditional and contemporary fine art, crafts, specialty foods, wine and music with a focus on regional artists and craftsman. 19 Everett Street. 828-488-6207.

Charles Heath Gallery – Featuring the work of artist / photographer Charles Heath. Framing services, fine art printing, and awarding-winning Hinnant Vineyard wines featuring labels created by Charles.175 Everett Street. 828-538-2054.

Elizabeth Ellison Gallery – Working in watercolors, oils and mixed media artist Elizabeth Ellison depicts the varied wildflowers, animals, and landscapes of the Smokies region and beyond. 155 Main Street. 828-488-8782.

Bryson City Outdoors – Clothing and accessories for enjoying the outdoors. Kayaks and paddleboards for sale and also as rentals. 169 Main Street. 828-342-6444.


Qualla Arts & Crafts – Founded in 1946, this long-running Native American cooperative continues to uphold a standard of excellence when it comes to the traditional arts and crafts of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Showcasing the works of over 250 members, it offers a vast selection of high quality baskets, pottery, wood and stone carving, beadwork, and much more. 645 Tsali Blvd. (US 441). 828-497-3103.  

Bearmeats Indian Den –A premier collection of handmade arts and crafts made by Native American people. Pipes, baskets, beadwork, pottery, silver jewelry and wood carvings, Cherokee healing herbs. Their Farmer's Market includes peanuts, hoop cheese, country jams & jellies, pickles & relish and sourwood honey. 4210 Wolfetown Rd. (Hwy 19N). 828-497-4052.

Great Smokies Fine Arts Gallery – Limited edition giclée prints of the works of internationally known Native American artists and Western artists, as well as beautiful traditional and contemporary baskets, pottery and other works created by Cherokee and other Native American crafters. Custom framing and rustic home furnishings. 1847 Tsali Blvd. (US 441N). 828-497-4545.


Outdoor 76 – Outdoor store with the best fly fishing gear, kayak & canoe rentals, clothing, footwear, hiking gear and accessories. 33 E. Main Street. 828-349-7676.

Cashiers / Highlands

The Highland Hiker – Full service, hiking, backpacking, camping, fly fishing, and travel accessories store. 601 Main St., Highlands. 828-526-5298.


High Country Furniture – This established furniture emporium offers rustic but elegant indoor and outdoor home furnishings and accessories. 71 N. Main Street. 828-454-0846.

Fifi's Fine Resale Apparel – Beautiful current designer or name brand clothes for women at a bargain price. 42 N. Main Street. 828-454-9393.

Sunburst Market – Sunburst Trout Farm retail store offers caviar, smoked tomato jam, blended coffee from Smoky Mountain Roasters and candles from Hazelwood Soap Company, along with its traditional trout products including fillets, marinated fillets, encrusted fillets, trout jerky, smoked trout, cold smoked trout and trout sausage. 142 N. Main Street. 828-452-3848.

Classic Wineseller – An underground cellar featuring over 1,100 wine selections within 12,000 bottles plus an extensive selection of beers, champagnes and ports. Enjoy the wine bar and small plate dining emphasizing local cheeses and beers. 20 Church Street. 828-452-6000.

Barber's Orchard – A long-established fruit and vegetable market, open August 1 through December. They grow 20 varieties of apples and create their famous apple turnovers, pies and cakes as well as apple cider and applesauce. 2855 Old Balsam Road. 828-456-3598.

Twigs and Leaves – Nature-related art and fine crafts with the works of more than 160 emerging and established artists. The gallery offers pottery and clay art, rustic and finished furniture, locally made jewelry, landscape photographs and paintings as well as quilted wall hangings, stained glass and metal fabrications. 98 N. Main Street. 828-456-1940.