Cashiers is a popular vacation destination in Jackson County and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, located just 10 miles from Highlands and about 63 miles from Asheville, along scenic Highway 64. Sitting at a high elevation of about 3,500 ft. in the middle of the Nantahala National Forest, this cool, lush area has plenty of beautiful spots for outdoor activities. Surrounded by mountain peaks of more than 5,000 ft. and breathtaking lakes, streams and waterfalls.
The center of the community is the intersection of NC Highway 107 and US Highway 64. Explore numerous apparel boutiques, antique shops, home furnishing studios and outstanding restaurants. Many are hidden a little off the highway, so park and walk. We reccommend stopping at Cashiers Farmers Market for a picnic lunch and enjoy at their picnic tables or on a nearby hike.
The year-round population is less than 5,000. During peak season (May-October), the population increases to 25,000+. You'll find plenty of things to do, including golf, tennis, fly-fishing, hiking, cycling and more. Local accommodations range from vacation home rentals to resorts like the High Hampton Inn. The Cashiers area boasts a casually-sophisticated lifestyle with impressive art and music scene. Winter averages just a dozen or so snowy days, so it's a great time to enjoy extra tranquility or hit the slopes at Sapphire. Visit us on the Cashiers/Highlands Plateau!!!