The Cashiers area (pronounced CASH-ers) is one of North Carolina's most charming places, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the southwest corner of the state. It epitomizes the warm hospitality and gracious southern lifestyle found in North Carolina with many summer homes in gated communities.
The area around Cashiers holiday rentals is ideal for scenic drives, long hikes along wooded trails, mountain biking and horseback riding. The rivers offer fishing, rafting, swimming and kayaking. Golf and tennis are available in the Cashiers area at High Hampton or Sapphire Country Club and in the winter skiing and snowtubing is available. From May to October Cashiers has a long list of festivals and events to entertain visitors. Shopping and local dining is a real pleasure in this area at any time of year with many handicrafts made and sold by native Indians. Take a picnic and hike to one of the waterfalls such as Bridal Falls or enjoy a scenic drive around the area. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a particularly winding scenic route with splendid color in the fall season.
Cashiers is rich in history and heritage, best discovered along a scenic drive around Cades Cove Loop or Cullasaga Gorge. Historic log cabins, white churches and old watermills can be seen from the early days of the settlers. This area is known as the Land of Waterfalls with over 19 falls within easy reach of holiday rentals in the Cashiers area. The largest and most impressive is Whitewater, which drops 411 feet and is a popular place to hike to. Biltmore House and Gardens, the former estate home of George Vanderbilt, is nearby at Asheville.
Holiday rentals in the Cashiers area enjoy warm sunny summers with temperatures averaging 88°F (31°C) in July. The daytime highs are tempered by the altitude and some places may be up to 10°F cooler than others, simply because of their elevation. In winter the area has plenty of snowfall with temperatures below freezing overnight in January. The area has showers throughout the year with drier months from September through November.
The nearest international airport to holiday rentals in the Cashiers area is Charlotte-Douglas (CLT) Airport which serves over 30 million passengers per year with direct flights to more than 130 national and international destinations. It is approximately a three hour drive to reach the Cashiers area along US-74. Alternatively, choose a flight into Asheville Regional (AVL) Airport which is just 48 miles away and is served by Continental, Delta and US Airways. A hire car is essential for enjoying a holiday around Cashiers.