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Maggie-Valley is a tiny town of approximately 350 people located in Haywood County west of Asheville near the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Don't let its' small size fool you - this pretty resort town draws thousands of visitors each year with its many attractions, including the Cataloochee Ski Area, North Carolina's oldest ski resort. Maggie Valley is said to be where "spring spends the summer and lingers into fall." It has a wonderful, mild climate and national parks and forestland occupy about forty percent of the county. Spring comes early to Maggie Valley and with it, an amazing number of wildflowers, Dogwood and Redbud trees that put on a fantastic display. They are rivaled only by fall when the hardwood forests turn brilliant shades of gold, red, purple and orange and attract more visitors than any other time of the year. (Be sure to bring your camera) Maggie Valley is home to a popular western-based "theme park in the sky," where visitors arrive by chair lift or incline railway. Once there, an old west atmosphere prevails, complete with rides, nostalgic shops, displays, music, dancing and lots of great food. Recreational activities in or near Maggie Valley include hiking, horseback riding, rafting, fishing, skiing and golf. With its easy access to Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, more and more visitors are discovering the perfect vacation destination in quaint Maggie Valley.

Surrounding areas: Waynesville, North Carolina (5.0 mi), Lake Junaluska, North Carolina (6.2 mi), Clyde, North Carolina (9.2 mi), Sylva, North Carolina (12.9 mi), Cherokee, North Carolina (13.9 mi), Dillsboro, North Carolina (14.2 mi), Cullowhee, North Carolina (15.0 mi)

Maggie Valley Vacation Rentals

Maggie Valley Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Mountainbrook Inn3811 Soco RdMaggie Valley, NC (828) 926-3962
Best Western Mountainbrook Inn1021 Soco Rd Hwy 19Maggie Valley, NC (828) 926-3962
Comfort Inn848 Soco RdMaggie Valley, NC (828) 926-9106
Maggie Valley Holiday Motel Inc851 Seco RdMaggie Valley, NC (828) 926-1186
Meadowlark Motel2878 Soco RdMaggie Valley, NC (828) 926-1717
Microtel Inn & Suites3777 Soco RdMaggie Valley, NC (888) 771-7171
Quality Inn70 Soco RdMaggie Valley, NC (828) 926-0201
Ramada LTD4048 Soco RdMaggie Valley, NC (828) 926-7800
Econo Lodge1202 Russ AveWaynesville, NC4.8 mi.(828) 452-0353
Best Western Smoky Mountain Inn130 Shiloh TrlWaynesville, NC5.0 mi.(828) 456-4402
Grandview Londge809 Valleyview Cir RdWaynesville, NC5.0 mi.(828) 456-5212
Balsam Mountain InnBalsam MTN Inn RdBalsam, NC6.0 mi.(704) 456-9498
Super 879 Liner Cove RdWaynesville, NC6.5 mi.(828) 454-9667
Comfort InnHwy 23/74Sylva, NC12.9 mi.(828) 586-3315
Comfort Inn Of CantonI-40 At Exit 31 Champion DrCanton, NC13.3 mi.(828) 648-4881
Econo Lodge Canton55 Buckeye CV RdCanton, NC13.3 mi.(828) 648-0300
Baymont Inn-Cherokee/Smoky MTNS1455 Acquoni RdCherokee, NC13.4 mi.(828) 497-2102
Best Western Great Smokies Inn1636 Acquoni RdCherokee, NC13.4 mi.(828) 497-2020
Comfort Suites35 Hwy 441 NorthCherokee, NC13.9 mi.(828) 497-3500
Days Inn Smokey Mountain Inn660 Painttown RdCherokee, NC13.9 mi.(828) 497-2300
Econo LodgeUs Hwy 19Cherokee, NC13.9 mi.(828) 497-4575
Fairfield Inn & Suite - Cherokee568 Painttown RdCherokee, NC13.9 mi.(828) 497-0400
Hampton Inn185 Tsalagi RdCherokee, NC13.9 mi.(828) 497-3115
Holiday Inn CherokeeHwy 19 WCherokee, NC13.9 mi.(828) 497-9181
Holiday Inn Expres Hotel & Suites376 Paint Town RdCherokee, NC13.9 mi.(828) 497-3113
Holiday InnHwy 19 SCherokee, NC13.9 mi.(828) 497-9181
Microtel Inn & Suites674 Casino TrlCherokee, NC13.9 mi.(828) 497-7800
Quality Inn-cherokeeUS 441 N BypCherokee, NC13.9 mi.(828) 497-4702
Ramada Limited196 Painttown RdCherokee, NC13.9 mi.(828) 497-4231
Sleep InnHwy 441 Pob 1956Cherokee, NC13.9 mi.(828) 497-4730
TravelodgeAcquoni RdCherokee, NC13.9 mi.(828) 497-2226
Best Western River Escape Inn And Suites248 Wbi DrDillsboro, NC14.2 mi.(828) 586-6060
Mountain Creek Cottages162 Dicks CRK RdDillsboro, NC14.2 mi.(704) 586-6042
University Inn563 N Country CLB DrCullowhee, NC15.0 mi.(828) 293-5442
Lloyd's On The River5370 Ela RdBryson City, NC17.9 mi.(828) 488-3767
Days Inn West2551 Smokey Park HwyCandler, NC17.9 mi.(828) 667-9321
Ela Motor Court5280 Ela RdBryson City, NC18.0 mi.(828) 488-2284
Nantahala Village Mountain Resort9400 Hwy 19 WestBryson City, NC21.8 mi.(828) 488-2826
Sleep Inn500 SPG StBryson City, NC21.8 mi.(828) 488-0326
Charleston Inn208 Arlington AveBryson City, NC22.1 mi.(828) 488-4644
Bed & Breakfast
Freeze House Bed And Breakfast71 Sylvan HeightsSylva, NC12.9 mi.(828) 586-8161

Maggie Valley Weather & Climate

The Mountains of North Carolina range from 800 feet to over 6,600 feet and topography affects the local weather. Expect temperatures to be 10 to 20 degrees cooler on the mountaintops. Spring is unpredictable, particularly at the higher elevations. Snow may fall in March, but by May, things warm up with daytime highs in the 80s. Summer is warm and humid, but more pleasant at the higher elevations. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are common in the summertime. Winter is generally moderate, but extreme conditions can occur in the mountains. It's not unusual to have warm temperatures in the valleys and snow in the higher areas. In the lowlands, snows of one inch or more occur just 1-5 times per year. More frequent and deeper snows fall at the higher elevations.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 21°F 4.62 in. -
February 50°F 24°F 4.54 in. -
March 58°F 30°F 5.24 in. -
April 65°F 37°F 3.84 in. -
May 73°F 46°F 4.43 in. -
June 79°F 53°F 4.03 in. -
July 82°F 57°F 3.59 in. -
August 81°F 56°F 4.11 in. -
September 76°F 50°F 3.60 in. -
October 67°F 37°F 2.92 in. -
November 58°F 29°F 3.81 in. -
December 50°F 24°F 4.04 in. -

Maggie Valley Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located about 30 miles east of Maggie Valley in Asheville, North Carolina, the Mc Ghee Tyson airport (TYS) located approximately 55 miles northwest of Maggie Valley in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Greenville Spartanburg International airport (GSP) located roughly 64 miles southeast of Maggie Valley in Greer, South Carolina, and finally the Donaldson Center airport (GYH) located around 65 miles southeast of Maggie Valley in Greenville, South Carolina.

Maggie Valley Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC 
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC13.9 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC13.9 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN33.0 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN33.0 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN36.8 mi.
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA107.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Lake Junaluska Golf CourseWaynesvilleNC5.7 mi.
Laurel Ridge Country ClubWaynesvilleNC5.7 mi.
Smoky Mountain Country ClubWhittierNC17.2 mi.
Connestee Falls Golf CourseBrevardNC27.0 mi.
Glen Cannon Country ClubBrevardNC27.0 mi.
Sherwood Forest Golf ClubBrevardNC27.0 mi.
Trillium Links & Lake ClubCashiersNC27.8 mi.
Franklin Golf CourseFranklinNC28.8 mi.
Mill Creek Country ClubFranklinNC28.8 mi.
Buncombe County Municipal Golf CourseAshevilleNC29.4 mi.
Ski Areas
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC 
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC36.5 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC37.3 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC80.9 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC80.9 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC82.4 mi.
State Parks
Caesars Head State ParkSC38.7 mi. 
Table Rock State ParkSC39.5 mi. 
South Carolina Gold MuseumPickensSC48.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
East Tennessee Discovery CenterKnoxvilleTN56.7 mi.(Science)
Ewing Gallery of Art & ArchitectureKnoxvilleTN56.7 mi.(Art)
Knoxville Museum of ArtKnoxvilleTN56.7 mi.(Art)
East Tennessee Historical Society MuseumKnoxvilleTN56.7 mi.(History)
Bob Jones University Museum & GalleryGreenvilleSC59.6 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC29.8 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN56.7 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC59.6 mi.

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