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The town  of Sylva NC is named for William D. Sylva, a Danish handyman.
 
Jackson County Farmersí Market
Open year around on Saturdays rain or shine. From May through October 9 AM to noon at the Municipal Parking Lot on Railroad Ave (at Bridge Park) Downtown Sylva. During the winter months  10 AM - 1 PM at The Community Table on Central Street.
 
Western Carolina University is located in Cullowhee NC just north of Sylva.  The school and its facilities offer a variety of events for both students and the public. Check the WCU event calendar here.  
 
The WCU Mountain Heritage Center
celebrates the natural and cultural heritage of the southern Appalachian region through exhibitions, publications, educational programs  
 
Catch the Spirit of Appalachia
a non profit dedicated to preserving mountain heritage 
 
Learn more about Sylva NC:
 

* Educational opportunities are virtually unlimited, with Western Carolina University  only 7 miles away in Cullowhee, NC and Southwestern Community College in Sylva. 

 * The town owns a pristine tract of land,  Pinnacle Park, that boasts hiking trails, waterfalls, and a town view from 5,000 feet. *

The Tuckasegee River is known for its whitewater and trout populations.  And the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 30 minute drive away.

* In downtown Sylva NC you can get a hand-rolled cigar or a hand-dipped ice cream cone. 
 
 
Sylva NC
cabins, vacation rentals and visitor guide
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Sylva Resource links:
Sylva Weather
The town of Sylva 
Main Street Sylva Association
Jackson County Chamber
The Sylva Herald  
Nearby cities:
Dillsboro,  Cullowhee
Sylva NC is an incorporated town located in central Jackson County in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. Sylva is a Main Street Community with many restaurants and specialty shops along its tree-lined downtown streets. Recreational opportunities are numerous and diverse including Pinnacle Park with its hiking trails, waterfalls, and incredible view of Sylva from 5,000 feet.
 
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Sylva NC cabins, vacation rentals
Sylva cabin rental - Fall view from dining room window Large vacation rental with smoky mountain view - 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps up to 10. Two decks to enjoy the mountain views, gas grill, pool table, games, fully equipped. From $120 per night.
     See rental photos, details and availability
 
cabin in the woods near Sylva Secluded A-frame Cabin in the Woods - 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps up to 6. Large deck, hot tub,  Internet, AC, nearby stream, contemporary style. From $125 per night.    See photos, details and availability
 
enjoy the peaceful setting with the sounds of the creek Country Cabin with creek - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 6. Enjoy the sounds of the rushing creek and a secluded location in the Balsam Mountains. Covered porch with rockers, wood-burning fireplace, charcoal grill. $135 night.  Get cabin availability 
 
luxury mountain view cabin rental near Sylva NC Modern Mountain View Cabin Rental - 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps up to 8. Beautiful mountain views, Hot tub, gas grill, stone fireplace, game room, WIFI. From $175 per night.   get photos, details and availability.
 
Western Carolina University Vacation rental Vacation Rental near WCU - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 half baths. Covered deck, fireplace, patio with picnic table, pet friendly. From $125 per night.    See photos, details and current availability.
Along the River Cottage  - hot tub, WIFI, riverfront, sleeps up to 6,  pet friendly
Apple Dumplin' Getaway   -  2 bd, 1 ba, WIFI, deck with rockers, nice view
Bear Lake Reserve   a variety of vacation rentals in Tuckasegee NC
Bear Trail Cabins - a selection of rustic and historic cabins
Moose Creek Lodge - hot tub, sleeps up to 10, pet friendly,  AC, decks
Mountain Brook Lodge and Cottages - historic cottages in a "village" setting
NC Waterfall Cabin - 3 bd, 2 baths, waterfall, gazebo, firepit  (Cullowhee)
Wesser Heights Cabin - 3 bd, 2 ba, hot tub,  rec room,  mountain view
Windcrest Loft - studio cabin, porch, WIFI, serene setting, convenient, $80 night
 
Sylva NC Mountain Inns,  Lodges, B&Bs
 
NC bed and breakfast River Lodge.jpg (27582 bytes) The River Lodge Bed and Breakfast  in Cullowhee has 800+ feet riverfrontage, balconies, porches, patio. Rustic elegance at its best! FREE WIFI. Large goldfish pond and waterfall on property. $135-$240   Near Western Carolina University    Check Specials
 
Balsam Mountain Inn  milepost 443, Balsam NC
Blue Ridge Inn   756 West Main Street , Sylva NC
The Freeze House   71 Sylvan Heights ,Sylva NC
Grandma & Grandpa's Inn    2444 US Highway 441 S,  Sylva NC
 
 
Sylva NC Campgrounds, RV Parks, Camping
Fort Tatham RV Park   175 Tatham Creek Road, Sylva NC
Moonshine Creek Campgrounds   2486 Dark Ridge Road, Sylva NC
Savannah Creek RV Resort    50 Timber Leaf Drive, Sylva NC
 
 
 
Restaurants, Entertainment in Sylva NC
B & Al's Grill    1558 West Main Street, Sylva NC
Bogart's Restaurant    35 E Main St, Sylva NC
City Lights Cafe  3 E. Jackson Street downtown Spring St., Sylva NC
The Coffee Shop   385 W Main St, Sylva NC 28779   828-586-2013
Colima Mexican Restaurant  62 East Sylva Shopping Center,  828-586-9999
Creekside Oyster House and Grill    483 Skyland Drive, Sylva NC
El Pacifico Restaurante Mexicano  410 E. Main Street, Sylva   828-586-0681
El Patron Mexican Restaurant    170 Wal Mart Plaza, Sylva NC
Evolution Wine Kitchen    506 West Main Street,  Sylva NC
Guadalupe Cafe   606 West Main Street, Sylva NC
Harrison's Wedding and Rehersal Catering  212 Marsh Lily Dr, Sylva NC
Heinzelmannchen Brewery   545 Mill Street, Sylva NC
Jade Dragon    1461 East Main Street,  Sylva NC
Lulu's on Main   612 West Main Street,  Sylva NC
Mad Batter Food and Film   617 West Main, Street Sylva NC
No Name Sports Pub    1070 Skyland Drive, Sylva NC
O'Malley's Pub & Grill   83 Asheville Highway, Sylva NC
Soul Infusion Tea House and Bistro   628 East Main Street, Sylva NC
Speedy's Pizza    285 West Main Street,  Sylva NC
Papouís Wine Shop   414 W. Main St., Sylva NC
 
 
 
Sylva NC Shops, Services
Apple Realty, LLC   Highway 441 South, Sylva NC   828-586-4559
B & B Gifts and Interior LLC   
594 West Main Street, Sylva NC
Blackrock Outdoor Company  
570 W. Main St., Sylva NC
City Lights Bookstore 
3 East Jackson Street, Sylva NC
Dixie Mae - Vintage Market  
630 Main Street,  Sylva NC
Evolution Wine Kitchen   
506 West Main Street,  Sylva NC
Friends of the Jackson County Library 
536 West Main Street, Sylva NC
Harold's Supermarket  
80 West, Sylva Shopping Area, Sylva NC
Hollifield Jewelers  
600 West Main Street, Sylva NC
Humanite Boutique   
530 W. Main Street Sylva, NC
In Your Ear Music Emporium  573 West Main Street,  Sylva NC  
Jacksonís General Store   
582 W. Main St., Sylva, NC  
Jones Country Store & Museum  
494 West Main Street, Sylva NC
Krismart Fashions   
56 East Main,  St Sylva NC
Lilyís Treasures  
594 W. Main S, Sylva, NC 28779   828-631-9977
Motion Makers Bicycle Shop 
36 Allen Street, Sylva NC
Nichols House Antiques  
83 Landis Street, Sylva, NC   828-586-0500
Papouís Wine Shop
414 W. Main St., Sylva, NC    (828) 586-6300
Shot in the Dark  
633 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779    828-631-3000
 
 
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Events in or near Sylva NC
4/1        Beer and Cheese Pairing at City Lights
               Bookstore
4/25      Collaboration Release in the Gardens

4/25      Greening Up the Mountains Festival
6/12     Concerts on the Creek - The Corbitt
              Brothers Band
6/13     Concerts on the Creek  Buchanan Boys
6/19     Concerts on the Creek - Emporium
6/26     Concerts on the Creek - The 96.5 House
              Band
6/27-28  Mountain Artisans Art and Craft Show 
 
                at WCU
7/3        Concerts on the Creek - Dashboard Blue
7/4        44th of July Fireworks and Concert

7/17      Concerts on the Creek -  Lisa Price Band
7/24      Concerts on the Creek -  The Buchanan
               Boys
7/31      Concerts on the Creek -  Robertson Boys

               Ongoing or season-long events:
City Lights Bookstore Year-around readings, events, music, book signings
Concerts on the Creek  
Fridays 7:30-9:30PM  June and July
WCU Mountain Heritage Center
offers year around events from live music to education opportunities 
for more NC events see the Events Calendar
 
Map of Sylva NC

View a Larger Map of Sylva North Carolina 
 
Sports, Outdoor Activities
WNC Fly Fishing Trail
AB's Fly Fishing Guide Service  
60 Bristol Drive NC
Arrowmont Stables 
276 Arrowmont Trail,  Cullowhee NC
Sylva NC Attractions
TREE WALK. The 1.2-mile Sylva Tree Walk is home to 44 of the more than 50 species in Sylva, designated Tree City USA. Col. Theodore Fuller, local author and artist, created the tree walk in 1981. The Sylva Garden Club currently maintains the walk, which features a guide book, map and small signs at the base of each tree indicating its common name. The walk officially begins in the shade of Bicentennial Park near the old courthouse, but folks are welcome to pick a parking place and start at any point along the trail. Get info at the Jackson County Visitors Center on West Main St. (800) 962-1911. 
Sylva NC Pinnacle Park.jpg (28909 bytes) PINNACLE PARK is a former watershed and now an 1100 acre park owned by the city of Sylva. The pinnacle is 5,008í elevation and has a spectacular panoramic view of Sylva and surrounding areas. The park offers wonderful hiking trails (moderate to difficult) that go by streams, waterfalls, and beautiful vistas. Location is approximately 10 minutes from Sylva. Take Skyland Drive east (SR 1432) and turn left onto Fisher Creek Road (SR 1446). Continue to the end of the road. 
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Sylva Galleries, Crafts
THE ARTS COUNCIL OF JACKSON COUNTY "promotes the general betterment of the community by developing a multi-faceted arts program in Jackson County and sponsors exhibitions, opportunities and the development of local talent in crafts, visual arts, music, drama, dance, literary arts, photography, archaeology and other related areas". Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The North Carolina Arts Council, Jackson County Board of Commissioners, memberships and patrons. 
Sylva NC Art Gallery Penumbra.jpg (76344 bytes) Mathew Turlington Photography   "Like tracing a curved line around the eclipse of light, these photographs elucidate single, pure emotional metaphors brought together to create a personal body of work by owner-artist Matthew Turlington". We are an art gallery and full service studio.  274 Marsh Lily Drive, Sylva NC
Doryel Ammons Cain mural section Doreyl Ammons Cain   Doreyl is an award winning NC artist who paints large scale murals reflecting local heritage and colorful pastel paintings of people, towns and nature's flora & fauna. 
It's By Nature- A Gallery of Southern Crafts
678 West Main Street,  Sylva NC 
Find more NC Artists here
 
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