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Learn more about Sylva NC:
The town  of Sylva NC is named for William D. Sylva, a Danish handyman.
 
Jackson County Farmers’ Market
Saturdays from (am to noon at the Municipal Parking Lot on Railroad Ave (at Bridge Park) Downtown Sylva  Seasonal: Usually May-first of October
 
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 
 
Sylva NC Facts
* Educational opportunities are virtually unlimited, with Western Carolina University  only 7 miles away in Cullowhee, 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
                                             Florida's Carolina Connection

Sylva Resource links:
Sylva Weather
The town of Sylva 
Historic owntown Sylva
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, Lake Nantahala rentals
 
mountain view cabin in the Smokies Contemporary Cabin rental near Sylva - 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sleeps 4. Wrap around deck with  Smoky Mountain view, fireplace, HDTV, Internet. Located a short drive to the GSMN Park and other attractions. Contact for current rates. 
           See cabin photos, details, availability
 
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. $95 - $120 night, $650 - $800 week.
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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. $125 night, $600 week.
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enjoy th views and peac and quiet from a 4000 foot elevation Mountain views from 4000 foot elevation - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4. A secluded getaway between Sylva and Waynesville. Hot tub, deck with charcoal grill, fireplace, fire pit. $175 night, $796 week. 
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     Charming Fireplace Cottages
charming traditional mountain cottages and cabins 12 tradition mountain cottages with 1-2 bedroom, 1 bath, equipped kitchen, fireplace, charcoal grill, porch. One Pet Friendly cabin. Military discount, seasonal specials. 
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Along the River Cottage  (1)
Apple Dumplin' Getaway  (1)
Balsam Creekside Cabins  (3)
Bear Trail Cabins (1)
Carol's Cabins
Chestnut Creek Cabin  (1)
Sundog Vacation Rentals
Wesser Heights Cabin (1)  
 
 
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
The Freeze House
Galvladi Mountain Inn
 
 
Sylva NC Campgrounds, RV Parks, Camping
 
 
 
Moonshine Creek Campgrounds
Savannah Creek RV Resort
 
 
Restaurants, Entertainment in or near Sylva NC
Angie's Naturally Bakery and Cafe
Annie's Food & Spirits   21 Steeple Road, Unit B-2, Sylva NC 828-586-1983
Bella Roma   1070 Skyland Drive, Sylva NC    828-631-3355
Bubacz’s Underground Cafe' and Coffee 
The Coffee Shop   385 W Main St, Sylva NC 28779   828-586-2013
Colima Mexican Restaurant  62 East Sylva Shopping Center,  828-586-9999
El Pacifico Restaurante Mexicano  410 E. Main Street, Sylva   828-586-0681
Five Fifty Three Restaurant
Guadalupe Cafe
Harrison's Fine Dining & Catering
Heinzelmannchen Brewery   545 Mill Street, Sylva NC
Ironstone Grill   556 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779   828-586-8934
Lulu's on Main
Mill & Main    462 W. Main Street, Sylva, NC  828-586-6799
Mountain Breeze Cafe   1593 West Main Street, Sylva NC    828-586-0606
The Nichols House   83 Landis Street, Sylva, NC   828-586-0500
Nick & Nate's Pizzeria    #38 The Overlook Village, Sylva NC 828-586-3000
O'Malley's Pub & Grill
Soul Infusion Tea House and Bistro
Spring Street Cafe    3 E. Jackson St., Sylva NC    (828) 586-1800
Papou’s Wine Shop   414 W. Main St., Sylva NC 28779   (828) 586-6300
 
 
 
Sylva NC Shops, Services
 
Apple Realty, LLC   Highway 441 South, Sylva NC   828-586-4559
Blackrock Outdoor Company & Jake’s Mountain House
570 W. Main St., Sylva
City Lights Bookstore 
3 East Jackson Street, Sylva NC
Copes Newsstand & Superette  
635 Mill St, Sylva, NC   828-586-4656
Friends of the Jackson County Library 
536 West Main Street, Sylva NC
Jackson’s General Store   
582 W. Main St., Sylva, NC   828-586-9600 
Lily’s Treasures  
594 W. Main S, Sylva, NC 28779   828-631-9977
Motion Makers Bicycle Shop 
552 West Main Street, Sylva NC
Papou’s 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
Vance Hardware & Appliances  
634 W. Main St., Sylva, NC    (828) 586-4251
 
 
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Events in or near Sylva NC
4/10      Beer Month Event:  Local Beer! Local
               Cheese!
4/11      Beer Month Event:  Handcrafted Beer,
               Handcrafted Vessels
4/15      Beer Month Event:  Beer Pairing
4/22     
Beer Month Event: 
German Beer Dinner
4/22      Beer Month Event:  Celebrate 10 years
               of Heinzelmännchen Beers
4/26      Beer Month Event:  Collaboration
               Release in the Gardens
4/26      Greening up the Mountains  


               Ongoing or season-long events:

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

View a Larger Map of Sylva North Carolina 
 
 
Sports, Outdoor Activities
Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club
Loafers Glory Rafting and Tubing
Plumtree Canopy Tours
Rivers Edge Outfitters
Saylor Orchard
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 5,008’ 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) Penumbra Gallery and Studio   "Like tracing a curved line around the eclipse of light, photographs at Penumbra Gallery 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.  
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. 
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