The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Dillsboro

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 Dillsboro NC and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Tuckaseegee River in near Dillsboro NC   Dillsboro NC   Baldwin 1702 Locomotive, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, pen & ink drawing by Lee James Pantas   Great Smoky Mountains Railroad   Jarrett House, downtown Dillsboro NC

Dillsboro, North Carolina

Founded by Williams Dills in 1884 just after the coming of the Western North Carolina Railroad, Dillsboro NC was incorporated in 1889. An early destination stop not only because of its  scenic mountain location and railroad, this quaint mountain village had many popular restaurants and tourist hotels, one of which, the historic Jarrett House, is still serving meals. Today Dillsboro is well-known as one of the best places to board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, a very popular tourist excursion train.
   Dillsboro is also going to be the future home to the
Southern Appalachian Women's Museum located in the Monteith Community Park. This local history museum will be open to the public in the near future, and will honor and recognize generations of Appalachian women for their work both in and out of the home. Plans include permanent displays of historical artifacts, traveling exhibits and educational shows, and a restored landscape plan that will showcase local heritage and heirloom gardening.

 

Resources
City Website: Dillsboro
:  Dillsboro Merchants Association, PO Box 634, Dillsboro NC 28725
Location:
Western Mountains, 1 hour west of Asheville
County: Jackson County
: County Offices, 401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-207, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-4055
Elevation & Population:
1,800 ft, 200+
Visitor/Welcome Center Websites: Dillsboro 
Dillsboro Merchants Association, PO Box 634, Dillsboro NC 28725 Jackson County/Mountain Lovers 800-962-1911  
County Chamber of Commerce: Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
773 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-2155
Newspaper: The Sylva Herald
539 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 800-849-3193
Movie Theatres: (Nearest)  Quin Theaters 
East Sylva Shopping Center, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-5918
High School: Smoky Mountain High
, 100 Smoky Mountain Drive, Sylva NC 28779; 828-227-7211
Colleges and Universities: (Nearest) Southwestern Community College
, 447 College Drive, Sylva NC, 28779; 828-586-4091
Hospitals: (Nearest)  Harris Regional Hospital
, 68 Hospital Road, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-7000
Area Major Festivals: Dillsboro Arts & Music Festival (June),  Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries (December)
Area Natural Attractions: Pisgah National ForestWaterfalls in Western North Carolina, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Area Cultural Attractions:
Appalachian Women's Museum,  Cherokee Indian Reservation, Fine and Performing Arts Center at WCU, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Monteith Community Park, Mountain Heritage Center  


Real Estate  

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Casual & Family Dining
Jarrett House: (American Family-Style)
100 Haywood Road, Dillsboro NC 28725; 828-586-0265
Lulu's On Main: (American Gourmet)
612 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779; 828-586-8989


Overseas & Exotic
Dillsboro Smokehouse: (BBQ) 403 Haywood Road, Dillsboro NC 28725; 828-586-9556

Coffeehouses
Dillsboro Chocolate Factory: (Coffeehouse)
28 Church Street, Dillsboro NC 28725; 828-631-0156
West Carolina Internet Cafe: (Cafe, Coffeehouse)
475 Haywood Road, Dillsboro NC 28725; 828-586-5700

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Hotels, Inns & Lodges
Dillsboro Inn: (Village Inn)
146 North River Road, Dillsboro NC 28725; 866-586-3898

Bed & Breakfasts
Jarrett House: (B&B) 100 Haywood Road, Dillsboro NC 28725; 828-586-0265
The Chalet Inn: (B&B)
285 Lone Oak Drive, Dillsboro NC 28725; 800-789-8024


Motels
Best Western River Escape Inn & Suites: (Motel)
248 WBI Drive, Dillsboro NC 28725; 800-937-8376
Holiday Inn Express & Suites: (Motel)
26 Rufus Robinson Road, Dillsboro NC 28725; 800-465-4329




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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