Sapphire Valley Resort

Sapphire Valley Resort

A family oriented, four seasons resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains!.

Summer in the mountains! 

Come explore Sapphire Valley and The High South! With warm days and cool nights, Sapphire Valley Resort is the perfect place to spend precious time! 

See you in Sapphire!

Summertime  Top Things to Do!

As you plan your vacation to Sapphire Valley Resort and the Blue Ridge Mountains, here are the top four recommended activities on and just off the Resort!

These are just suggestions - with over a dozen options, please scroll down to see more amenities and events!

Fairfield Lake Sapphire Valley

Fairfield Lake

One of the most picturesque locations in Western North Carolina. You can canoe and explore the unbounded nature along the lake's shoreline, search for the perfect fishing hole (A North Carolina fishing license is required available at the boat house) in one of the fishing boats, or give your legs a workout in a paddle boat.

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Sapphire Valley Gorges State Park

Gorges State Park

If you love nature and adventure, Gorges State Park is the place for you. This park located about 15 minutes from Sapphire Valley offers stunning views of waterfalls, gorges, and cliffs, as well as opportunities for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

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Sapphire Valley waterfalls


There are many waterfalls around Western North Carolina. There are 3 waterfalls within 20 or 25 minutes of the Sapphire Valley Community Center. One has only a 200 yard, very flat walk!

We provide more information and directions here.
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Swimming Holes!

For a real mountain experience, you must take the plunge into a cool mountain river!

Check out our recommended swimming holes for a refreshing experience! 

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This is Sapphire Valley!

Sapphire Valley Resort has been a haven for families since 1896, offering a sanctuary for relaxation, rejuvenation, and reconnection. Continuously enhancing its amenities and programs, the dedicated staff have crafted a diverse range of family experiences that evolve with the seasons.

Beyond the on-site classes and events, Sapphire Valley Resort provides convenient transportation with multiple buses ready to chauffeur you to unforgettable day trips along the Blue Ridge Parkway, tranquil evenings on Lake Glenville, scenic waterfall hikes, breathtaking overlooks, and even delightful shopping excursions.

Sapphire Valley Resort – the perfect place to spend precious time.

Come. Play! Experience Sapphire Valley Resort and the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

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Sapphire Valley Resort:
Your Blue Ridge Mountains Experience

From Arts and Craft Festivals to the Vordach Zip Line, your family experience awaits at Sapphire Valley Resort. Here are some quick links to explore:

Activity Field
Community Center
Fairfield Lake Boat and Beach
Foot Golf
Hiking Trails
Kids Camp
Rec Center
River Walk
Vordach Zip Line

Waterfalls and Swimming Holes

With dozens of great waterfalls in Western North Carolina, which ones do you visit? We picked the top waterfalls that are close to Sapphire Valley Resort and offer a wide variety of experiences!
[Top Area Waterfalls]

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

Sapphire Valley Resort WaterfallsSilver Run Falls just south of Cashiers, NC

Sapphire Valley Resort Dining

Casual Locations - Fine Dining Experience

Sapphire Valley Resort boasts an array of top-notch dining options in Western North Carolina. Whether you're craving delicious pizza and wings or indulging in exquisite 5-star tapas, steaks, and seafood, the valley has something to satisfy every palate. Additionally, all dining establishments feature fully stocked bars offering a variety of refreshing mixes to complement your meal.
[Dining Options in Sapphire Valley Resort]

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More Important Links

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!

Explore all our Sapphire Valley Web Sites:

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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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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.

Sapphire Valley and the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau are perched along the dramatic precipice of the formidable Blue Ridge Escarpment. This expansive mountain range boasts the loftiest peaks in the eastern part of North America. The Blue Ridge Escarpment marks the distinct boundary where the mountains dramatically cascade down towards the gentle hills and piedmont region of South Carolina. These awe-inspiring transformations can be easily observed while traversing along Highway 11 in South Carolina.

© Copyright 2008 - High South Ventures, LLC

*This web site and the others listed are part of the High South Media Network.
We are part of the founding family of Sapphire Valley.
This web site is not associated with Capital Vacations, Diamond Resorts, Wyndham, Sapphire Valley Master Association, nor any other HOA. We provide independent multi-media content, news, vacation rental portals, and real estate services to everyone! All information believed to be correct but not guaranteed.
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'Sapphire Valley' - This name was created in 1954 by the Howerdd Family / High South Ventures, LLC
"Ski Sapphire" and " Ski Sapphire Valley" created in 1964 by Gene Howerdd, Jr
**The Sapphire Country: learn more about this at History of Sapphire