This beautiful mountainous destination offers breathtaking views, exceptional photo opportunities and lots of things to do year-round for visitors of all ages. Outdoor enthusiasts find the Blue Ridge Mountains the perfect backdrop for hiking, fishing, golfing, skiing and much more.
While staying at Foxhunt, enjoy family dining for lunch and dinner in the on-site restaurant. For totally casual fun, you’ll also have access to barbecue facilities, picnic areas, and seasonal entertainment.
When you feel the urge to go out and explore local fare, check out The Four Seasons Grille, located at the base of the Sapphire Valley Ski Area, the rustic Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company, less than 10 minutes away, and Mica’s Restaurant & Sports Pub – serving pizza, sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as a variety of thirst-quenchers.
For a more formal dining experience, enjoy dinner at The Orchard, located 10 minutes from the resorts. Boasting an extensive American Cuisine menu with charming Southern flair, this restaurant is set in a 100-year-old farmhouse, overlooking an apple orchard, lawn and gardens.
Another multicultural, exquisite culinary place you’ll want to visit on your vacation is at On the Verandah, located in Highlands. This fine dining restaurant offers appetizers and entrees from the cuisines of Asia, Europe and the Americas, with complimenting wines to pair. They promise only the freshest ingredients available and the use of a flavorful range of locally-grown produce, herbs and spices prepared by the owner and chef. Enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner at On the Verandah. The view, overlooking Lake Sequoyah, combined with elegant wines and live piano music make this award-winning restaurant a stop you don’t want to miss!
Some other area restaurants recommended by the locals are Canyon Kitchen (open through October), The Gamekeeper’s Tavern, and The Cork and Barrel Lounge.
Things to Do
Sapphire, NC is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, biking, golfing, fishing skiing and other sports. The area also offers other things to do such as gem mining, wine tasting, exploring history and much more. Check out this list of suggested things to do while on your vacation.
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In the village of Cashiers, visitors will find an abundance of shopping, art, antiques and gifts. In nearby Highlands, N.C., visitors will find even more shopping, restaurant and entertainment options to inspire all types of travelers. Located an hour and a half away, downtown Asheville is a hub of culture, art, shopping and dining. Local artists and street musicians openly share talents, and the city invites visitors with colors, sounds and an overwhelming sense of welcoming. Asheville should be a pin on the map that you don’t overlook.