Sapphire Valley!

Since 1896, families have found Sapphire Valley a place to relax and renew. Bring your family to Western North Carolina.
Sapphire Valley - Come. Discover. Experience. Play!

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2022 Planning

We are beginning to get 2022 area events loaded on the High South Adventures calendar, the areas combined list if events![View It Here]

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February in Sapphire!

Valentine's Day and The Great Outhouse Races - what a month! 
Learn more about the races: 
[Ski Sapphire Races]

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Featured Rentals

We have several, new vacation rentals in Sapphire Valley and  are quite nice!!!
[Resort Lodging]

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Think Snow!

Enjoy Sapphire Valley this winter too. Ski Sapphire Valley offers a great family experience in a small resort environment. Plan now!
[Ski Sapphire Valley]

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Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake was built in 1896 and along with Bald Rock Mountain is the must visit locale in the valley! 
[Fairfield Lake]

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Black Bears

Sapphire Valley is a perfect habitat for the black bear! Please read our info about the black bear and even our bear hunt video, and a bear that opens a car door!!!
[Black Bears]

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Food and Beverage

From Wings and Pizza to 5 star dining, check out the Valley's food and beverage options.
Update Winter Hours posted...
[Learn More]

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From Tiny Homes to your own mountain lodge, find your vacation lodging today! 
[Vacation Rental Information]

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Waterfalls / Swimming Holes

With dozens of great waterfalls within a few minutes drive of Sapphire Valley, these should be a must visit on your list.
[Top Area Waterfalls]

Ready for a cool dip? These local spots are fun and refreshing!
[Top Local Swimming Holes]

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Hiking Trails

See the beautiful North Carolina mountains up close and personal!
[Top Hiking Trails In or Near Sapphire Valley]

Sapphire Valley and the Highlands - Cashiers Plateau stand on the edge of the massive cliff line known as the Blue Ridge Escarpment. The Blue Ridge contains the highest mountains in eastern North America. The Blue Ridge Escarpment is that line where the mountains fall off rapidly to the hills and piedmont of South Carolina. These dramatic changes can be seen along Highway 11 in South Carolina. 

Since 2008, our web sites have been providing news, events and updates from Sapphire Valley and the surrounding community - brought to you by the members of the founding family of Sapphire Valley! Thank you for visiting!

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This Site:

This site provides news, information, events, concerts, hiking, waterfalls, and recreational opportunities in Sapphire Valley and Cashiers, NC!

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Snow Sports:

Winter sports first came to Sapphire in 1966! With snow tubing, skiing, boarding and even zip lines, the Blue Ridge Mountains is a must winter experience, Visit:

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Rentals and Real Estate:

Whatever the season, can find your mountain vacation getaway! Plan early - book early! Looking for real estate? 

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The History of Sapphire Valley:

Since 1886, families have found this part of Western North Carolina a place to escape, renew and reconnect with family.

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