Graham County Travel and Tourism

Graham County Travel and Tourism

Official tourism page for Robbinsville, Fontana Dam, Lake Santeetlah & Stecoah Valley, North Carolin Two-thirds of Graham County is National Forest Lands.

Graham County Travel and Tourism is your Western North Carolina Smoky Mountain Travel Guide with accommodation listings, local event calendar, and area information. Graham County, North Carolina offers a variety of Smoky Mountain adventures and is becoming better known every year. With a natural beauty still unspoiled by crowds, it is truly a rare find in today’s world. It is the home of Joyce Kil

Photos from River's Edge Treehouses's post 11/29/2023

The season of giving is upon us. Tapoco gifts are more than the value in them, they are also the memories they provide. Gift cards are available at our front desk or online at:


Christmas in the Mountains is an indoor Stecoah arts & crafts show just in time for holiday giving. Hours are from 9 am to 4 pm. A lunch of white chicken chili and corn muffins will be served alongside our wonderful cinnamon rolls in the Schoolhouse Cafe beginning at 11am.

Admission is FREE.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You are also invited to join us in the morning from 9 am to 11 am for Breakfast with Santa! Enjoy delicious pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. Tickets for this event are $8 per person. Cookie decorating and a holiday ornament make and take in the Textile Studio are included. Santa will be available for photos and wish lists.

Bring your camera to capture this special event.

RSVP to 828-479-3364 or [email protected]


Fontana Village Resort & Marina Resort & Marina in Western North Carolina with lodging, cabins, restaurants and activities!


We still have some Cookie Crawl tickets left! This is an awesome family event. It helps out our Preschool Program and lets you have a chance to check out local businesses and vendors!
What is a Cookie Crawl? For a $10 donation, you get to visit over 20 vendors/businesses and receive a delicious cookie/treat. We hope you shop awhile with the vendors and then finish your adventure by voting for your favorite treat at the food truck at the high school.


Tuesday, November 28 is .

Please consider supporting the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. The Center’s many programs are funded in part by grants, foundations, and private donations. Private donations allow for flexibility in future program planning, renovations, and basic operating expenses. The Center benefits most from your valuable unrestricted donation, which can be used for general operating expenses and growth opportunities.

The Stecoah Valley Center is classified as an IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) Not-For Profit corporation and all gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Thank you for your support!


Come on out and join the celebration as we light the Christmas tree in downtown Robbinsville this coming Saturday, December 2nd. We hope to see you there!

Photos from Stecoah Valley Center's post 11/26/2023

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Call us on MONDAY 11/27 to secure your reservation with Santa


Join us this December for some magical moments!


You do not want to miss this! This Saturday, November 25th, Appalachian Road Show is coming live to the stage at Stecoah Valley Center for a night to remember!

Appalachian Road Show combines the award-winning talents of lead singer and banjoist Barry Abernathy, tenor singer and mandolinist extraordinaire Darrell Webb, Grammy award winning fiddler and producer Jim Van Cleve. On guitar is Zeb Snyder, a young phenom who has taken acoustic guitar circles by storm.

The group seeks to honor the music, traditions and history of the great Appalachian people and regions, as much as it does to forge its own fresh musical and entertainment trails. Each endeavor is infused with an authenticity and vitality borne of their Appalachian roots. Their latest album, Jubilation, is introduced and narrated by none other than Dolly Parton. Performance is just as much a part of Appalachian Road Show as the music ¬– they pull out all the stops. Come on out and join us for a spell.

Graham County Travel and Tourism Official tourism page for Robbinsville, Fontana Dam, Lake Santeetlah & Stecoah Valley, North Carolin

Photos from Graham County Travel and Tourism's post 11/23/2023

It's time for our seasonal Arts & Crafts Drive-About Tour just in time for all of your holiday shopping!

You're officially invited to join us Friday and Saturday for one of our most anticipated events of the year!

Check out all of these great artisan locations and studios during your tour – Wehrloom Honey, Hunting Boy Wood Carving, Marie's Lavender Farm, The Shed Gallery, Junk N' Style, The Ceramics Art Club, Local Handmade Pottery, and Gallery Zella.

And of course don't forget to drop into our very own Stecoah Valley Center Artisans Gallery over the weekend! While you're there you can pick up your tickets to see Appalachian Roadshow on Saturday night!

Each stop along the tour will be open from 10 am to 5 pm each day. Maps and directions will be available at each location.
Get out there and see some art!

Grab all the details here:


Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all! We thank you for making Graham County a part of your holiday traditions year after year.

Photos from Willow Tree Catering, Baking and Restaurant's post 11/23/2023

We are so grateful for every single one of our guests. As a thank you, we are offering this limited time deal to EVERYONE!

Our Black Friday-Cyber Monday deal starts at 12:00am on Friday, November 24th and runs until 11:59pm on Monday, November 27th.

Book & receive 30% off!!!
Valid for a minimum of 2 nights
up until Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

If you want to come see us sooner rather than later, book a reservation arriving anytime between Monday, November 27th
through Thursday, December 28th & you’ll receive 35% off!!!

(Blackout dates are... 12/28/2023-
1/2/2024, 2/8/2024 - 2/19/2024. Only for new reservations of 2+ nights only, not combinable with any other discounts or offers.)

Photos from Tail of the Dragon's post 11/21/2023

From the archives . . . A trip to Graham County is a tradition. Come join us!

Drive About - Stecoah Valley Center 11/21/2023

Drive About - Stecoah Valley Center Drive-About Contact Us Arts & Crafts Drive-About Twice a year the Stecoah Valley Center organizes an Arts & Crafts Drive About. We invite you to begin at our Artisan Gallery and travel through our ancient Cherokee lands to see new crafts. Local artisans look forward to welcoming visitors to their st...


Make plans now to SHOP LOCAL on Saturday, December 9th. We are getting an amazing group of vendors together for this event! Let us know if you would like to showcase your business or crafts at this event. FREE INDOOR BOOTH SPACE.


Just another day of fun in Graham County, NC!

-= They don't make 'em like that anymore! =-⁠

This is one shot from the full album of Daily Highlights. Members can view the full album of highlights from this day right now at
All photos shot by our crew are now online at


Perfect spot for photo op! Come see us all winter.

Photos from Fontana Village Resort & Marina's post 11/19/2023

Add a bit of magic to your holiday season! Time to book your getaway to the incredible Tapoco Lodge.

Santa will be making an appearance on December 9th, December 16th, December 23rd and December 24th ☃️

Save the dates announcement:

Santa will be making an appearance on December 9th, December 16th, December 23rd and December 24th at TAPOCO.


Does it get more beautiful than a getaway to Snowbird Mountain Lodge?

Surrounding Snowbird Lodge is a nature-filled wonderland, all waiting to be explored.

Sketchy Mustang Drifting Day 2 Night!! 11/08/2023

Sketchy Mustang Drifting Day 2 Night!! Shredding some seriously sketchy roads one last time with in our 2024 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-Ds!! This time we take the touge action from day...


Just in case you missed the first update.
⚠️ End of Season Update! ⚠️
The Tail of the Dragon Tshirt Shack closing date will be November 26th.
🦃 We will be open thru the Thanksgiving holiday - weather permitting!
🍁 November hours: 🍁
10 am to 5 pm Sunday through Thursday
10 am to 6 pm Friday and Saturday

That all means now is the time to get your holiday orders going. Stop in and shop in person or head on over to shop online here:


You never know what you’ll see when you stay at Tapoco!


Just another day in Autumn paradise . . .
Don't miss this beautiful season here in Graham County!
Explore great places to stay here:

-= Nice lineup! =-⁠

This is one shot from the full album of Daily Highlights. Members can view the full album of highlights from this day right now at
All photos shot by our crew are now online at


The Phoenix Food Truck has Carmel apple cheesecake & chicken and dumplings soup! Yumm 🤩 if you’re in town definitely come check them out.

Photos from Graham County Farmer's Market's post 11/02/2023

Just a little photo highlight from Saturday night’s concert with . They were definitely a crowd favorite and the comments and feedback are still rolling in. So glad we were able to share them with you all!

One thing we consistently hear from our audience is how great the sound is in our little auditorium! And we so enjoy that new people are continually discovering us. We love it when we hear, “This was our first time but it won’t be our last!”

This week we are changing gears a bit as we prepare for the . As they say, “and now for something completely different…”

Curious how different? Visit the concerts page on our website for a clip of Jeff’s flat picking piano style…


Photos from Cherohala Skyway National Scenic Byway's post 10/31/2023
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Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm
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