Ugly Dog Pub

The Ugly Dog Pub is a casual pub with good food, cold beer, nice wines and crafted drinks. A great place to come meet friends or make friends. We feature Bluegrass music and regional bands on Friday or Saturday nights. We also show sports on TV and special events to keep it fun. We are a relaxed place, so come on in and take a seat, or walk up to the bar and order a drink and something to eat. Hope to see you soon! We are open: In Highlands Tuesday thru Saturday 11:30 am - until (Kitchen closes at 9 pm Tues.- Thurs. / Fri. and Sat. 10 pm).

Asheville NC

Asheville is a city in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s known for a vibrant arts scene and historic architecture, including the dome-topped Basilica of Saint Lawrence. The vast 19th-century Biltmore estate displays artwork by masters like Renoir. 

High Falls Hike Trail (Lake Glenville)

This is the tale of two waterfalls. High Falls (or Cullowhee Falls) is located just below the dam for Lake Glenville on the West Fork Tuckasegee River near Cashiers in Jackson County. It becomes the most powerful waterfall in the North Carolina mountains for several days each year when extra water is released from the dam for whitewater kayakers. At other times, the water flow increases after heavy rain.

Sapphire Village

Sapphire is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Sapphire is 8.5 miles east of Cashiers. 


Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Located on a plateau in the southern Appalachian Mountains, within the Nantahala National Forest, it lies mostly in southeastern Macon County and slightly in southwestern Jackson County, in the Highlands and Cashiers Townships, respectively. 

Natahala Outdoor Center

Nantahala Outdoor Center is one of the nation’s largest outdoor recreation companies. Over a million guests visit NOC annually to embark on a diverse collection of more than 120 different whitewater rafting and land-based itineraries. Learn to kayak at NOC’s world-renowned Paddling School, soar through the trees on NOC's multiple zip lines, travel to foreign countries with NOC’s Adventure Travel program, test the latest outdoor gear and shop at our three LEED-certified flagship retail stores or enjoy NOC’s resort amenities such as our three restaurants and multi-tiered lodging.

Mingo Falls

Mingo Falls is one of the most beloved destinations in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Open every day and free to the public, Mingo Falls is popular with people from every area of the United States. Planning a weekend getaway or week-long vacation? Looking to take a day trip from Atlanta, Asheville, Knoxville, Greenville, Charlotte, or another nearby metropolitan area? Make sure you put Mingo Falls on your itinerary. 

Asheville Biltmore House

This historic country estate in Asheville spans 8,000 acres and is centered on America's largest private home, the Biltmore House. Besides touring the lavish Châteauesque-style mansion and admiring its architecture and beautifully landscaped gardens, you can also book a stay at the estate's hotel, inn or cottages. Start the morning with a massage at the estate’s spa, go shopping at Antler Hill Village, tackle a hiking trail, and wind down with a meal and a glass of red at the restaurant and winery.

Downtown Sylva NC (Historic town)

Downtown Sylva Historic District is a national historic district located at Sylva, Jackson County, North Carolina. The district encompasses 41 contributing buildings and 3 contributing structures in the central business district of Sylva.