Cashiers, North Carolina
Discover Why We Love Living in this Charming Village
Known for its stunning vistas, breathtaking waterfalls and peaceful valleys, the Village of Cashiers offers a distinct and ideal mountain lifestyle.
But first things first: pronunciation. Although you’ll hear variations, locals place emphasis on the first part of the word — KASH-erz.
The village is at the intersection of U.S. 64 and N.C. 107, known as the Cashiers Crossroads.
Ideally situated at about 3,400 feet above sea level, Cashiers residents and visitors enjoy cool summers — up to 20°F cooler than most of the southeastern U.S. Lush hardwood forests embrace the friendly village, creating beautiful autumns and quiet winter wonderlands.
More than Stunning Scenery
Cashiers offers something to fill all the senses.
Appreciate fine cuisine? Coming to this small mountain town does not mean sacrificing excellent dining options. Cashiers boasts a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, including the landmark Cornucopia, located directly across from the McKee Properties office. An innovative, locally-sourced menu may be found here as well as several well-known restaurants, including The Orchard, on the left side of the historic 107 South corridor, just past our office.
A fun and delicious pizza night is waiting for you at Slab Town Pizza. Enjoy a local beer with your meal at Whiteside Brewery. Or, follow the intoxicating smell of barbecue to Cashiers Valley Smokehouse or On the Side at the Cashiers Farmer’s Market.
If shopping is your thing, then you will enjoy strolling among the shops near the crossroads.From boutiques offering the latest fashion to antique stores offering treasures to a charming market for fresh food, Cashiers has you covered.
During the summer months, the sound of live music is heard on Friday evenings at the Village Green. Seasonal and year-round residents alike gather with friends, bringing blankets and baskets for a sunset picnic. And don’t forget to come back to the Village Green throughout the year for its Green Market, Nature Series, Plein Air Festival, Gobble on the Green run/walk and a Christmas display that gets brighter every season.
The Great Outdoors
Surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest, with the Pisgah National Forest to the East and the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests to the south and west, Cashiers is a nature-lover’s paradise. Six state and national forests and parks are within an hour’s drive from Cashiers.
Hike in solitude along trails through dense forest to amazing waterfalls in Panthertown Valley, a 6,300+ acre backcountry recreation area. Known as the Yosemite of the East, Panthertown lies on the eastern continental divide. Hikers, bikers, campers, photographers and even equestrians travel far to enjoy the unique splendor of Panthertown.
And then there’s the trout fishing. The Tuckaseegee River, which begins at the confluence of Panthertown and Greenland creeks, is known throughout the country and abroad for its superior angling opportunities. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, the experienced guides at Brookings Anglers are ready to take you on your fly fishing adventure.
Just a few minutes away from Cashiers is Lake Glenville, the highest elevation lake east of the Rockies. With 26 miles of shoreline, it beckons boaters, paddlers and swimmers. Don’t miss its spectacular sunsets and July 4th fireworks!
There is no shortage of mountain golf in Cashiers. With 11 different area courses totaling more than 45 miles of fairway, the plateau can satisfy anyone’s desire for the ultimate golf experience.
We admit to being a bit partial to Wade Hampton Golf Club, and that’s because our company’s roots are interwoven with its history. Our Founder and President, the late A. William McKee, envisioned this club, home to a Tom Fazio course that has remained at the top of the rankings for decades.
Once home to a thriving gold mine, Cashiers has a unique history. Although several theories exist, it is widely accepted that the Colonel John Zachary Family came up with the name, a connection to their accounting work for individual gold miners in the area, being the “cashier.” Discover more by visiting the Cashiers Historical Society and Zachary Tolbert House on Highway 107 South.
Residents and guests of High Hampton may enjoy its new Heritage Center. Our own Ann McKee Austin led the effort to establish this historic preservation project.