Western North Carolina is one of the country’s most desirable places to live. The beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, with its spring-fed creeks and trout streams, and our mild four-season climate, coupled with an unbeatable cost of living make Western North Carolina a wonderful place for either year-round or seasonal living.
Nestled in one of the area’s most dramatic mountain valleys, Smoky Mountain Country Club is surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Nantahala National Forest. We are located in a region of Western North Carolina unspoiled by commercialization, yet only one hour’s drive west of Asheville and less than 3 hours north of Atlanta.
Smoky Mountain Country Club provides a lovely resort setting for recreational mountain living. Our area offers great boating and fishing on Fontana Lake, located minutes away. Moreover, the region embraces over 1,500 square miles of protected federal lands, four whitewater rivers, breathtaking waterfalls and countless miles of scenic hiking trails. The southern terminus of the world-famous Blue Ridge Parkway, considered one of America’s most scenic drives, is located a few short miles from our front door.
Residents enjoy dining at The Persimmon Grille, located within Smoky Mountain Country Club, and shopping and dining in the neighboring communities of Dillsboro, Bryson City, Sylva, Franklin and Waynesville.
WestCare Health System provides the health-care services in our region. WestCare operates two hospitals (Harris Regional Hospital, in Sylva, and Swain Hospital, in Bryson City) with a combined medical staff of over 90 physicians, in 23 medical & surgical specialties, that serve the people in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. Harris Regional Hospital is an acute-care facility with 86 beds. In addition, a new Outpatient Surgery Center has 14 rooms for pre- and post-surgery care, including new endoscopy and bronchoscopy suites. Harris Regional Hospital provides a 24-hour emergency department staffed by board-certified physicians. Together with Memorial Mission Hospital (in Asheville), Harris Regional operates the Mountain Regional Cancer Center, one of the most advanced radiation therapy centers in the region.
Spend evenings enjoying the performances of the Smoky Mountain Community Theatre, the Kudzu Players at the historic Jackson County Courthouse and the Haywood Arts Repertory Theatre, just to name a few. Try your luck at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, a 10-minute drive from our community. Western Carolina University, which is located in nearby Cullowhee, offers a variety of continuing education and cultural programs. In the fall of 2005, Western Carolina University opened its Fine & Performing Arts Center. This $30 million facility features a 1,000 seat broadway-quality performance hall, along with an art museum and galleries.
At Smoky Mountain Country Club, residents can participate in a wealth of outdoor activities and cultural events or simply relax and enjoy the panoramic views from the comfort of their own homes.