Falconry at the Preserve

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Falconry at the Preserve Earlier this week we had local Master falconer, Peter Kipp, visit us along with his red-tailed hawks, Jade, Macho, and Chance, to demonstrate falconry in front of our majestic mountain backdrop here at the Preserve. What is falconry? As defined by Wikipedia, it “is the hunting of wild quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of a trained bird of prey.” Falconry has a tremendously long and rich history, going all the way back to 2000 B.C. in … [Read more...]

Cashiers NC Fall Leaf Festival

Lake Glenville in Cashiers in Fall

We weren't kidding last week when we said that Cashiers valley residents are serious about enjoying their Fall colors. This weekend, starting tomorrow through the 12th, the Sixth Annual Leaf Festival will be happening in Cashiers. There will be over 100 local artisans and merchants with handcrafted wood, pottery, jewelry and more on display. Of course the festival organizers know that browsing through all of the beautiful wares just isn't as much fun without something tasty to nosh on so … [Read more...]

The Fall Leaf Report from North Carolina Travel & Tourism


 Fall colors forecasts? Leaf reports? Autumn foliage experts? That's right, we take Fall colors seriously here in Cashiers, NC. The Fall leaf season is so intense in North Carolina as a whole that it's been raised to a science. Read what the experts have to say in this week's edition of the Fall Color Report from North Carolina Travel & Tourism. ****** In North Carolina, you’ll find vibrant autumn color from the first weeks of October through early November. That’s because our … [Read more...]

Carolina Moon

Lunar eclipse will be visible from Cashiers, NC and the Preserve at Rock Creek on October 8.

Big news for astronomers and early risers! On October 8 a total lunar eclipse will be visible, weather allowing, from the Carolinas. With our 4000 ft elevation and crisp, clear mountain air, viewing will be particularly good from Cashiers, NC and the Preserve at Rock Creek. This eclipse is the second in a series of four total eclipses visible from North America and Cashiers, NC and the time to see it looks like this: Partial eclipse begins: 4:45 a.m. Total eclipse begins: 5:15 … [Read more...]

Hiking Retreat

Mountain View from Preserve at Rock Creek & Private Residence Club in Cashiers, NC

We’re going to go out on a limb and say that one of the main reasons most of us choose to come to Cashiers and the surrounding areas do so because of all of the outdoor activities that are so easily accessible. In fact, there are so many options here that figuring out where to begin can be a challenge but this weekend a great opportunity to both enjoy and learn about the area is being offered through The Mountain Retreat Center’s Hiking Retreat for Seniors 55+. The retreat begins this … [Read more...]

Headwaters Outdoor Adventures Photography Hiking Trip

Panthertown Valley in Nantahala National Forest near Preserve At Rock Creek

Exciting news for hikers and photographers! Headwaters Outdoor Adventures will be offering a series of hiking and photography trips in Panthertown Valley with Todd Ransom, a noted photographer and guidebook author. As an area of land designated by the Forest Service as “Management Area 5” Panthertown Valley is being allowed to return to its original state and that means wild and natural. A network of trails crosses the valley with tail conditions ranging from old roadbeds to steep, narrow, … [Read more...]

Horseback Riding Around Cashiers

Horseback riding is a great way to view to explore the natural beauty of the Cashiers area.

JRR Tolkien, author of Lord of the Rings, once said, “Not all who wander are lost.” We’re inclined to agree with Mr. Tolkien and if you’ve been fortunate enough to spend any time taking in the amazing scenery and spectacular views around the Preserve and Cashiers, we’re pretty confident you would too. The surrounding mountains are a great place to wander, both on foot and by horseback. Horseback riding in particular is a popular way for both visitors and locals alike to explore … [Read more...]

Easy Access To Airports From Cashiers

Asheville Airport is an easy drive to Cashiers, North Carolina

If you’re considering visiting Cashiers, NC and exploring our gorgeous mountain properties at Preserve at Rock Creek but the drive time seems prohibitive, consider flying! We are located near two airports that are an easy and scenic drive away. In order of proximity, nearest first: Asheville Regional Airport  to Cashiers is just over an hour away and is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Air  --particularly convenient carrier if you're in Florida with non-stop flights from 4 … [Read more...]

Escape the Heat at Preserve at Rock Creek

Seven Day Weather Forecast showing temperatures in the upper 90s to 100 degrees for areas at lower elevations. Preserve At Rock Creek is cool and comfortable.

Hot enough for you? With the heat wave we're in the Southeastern US, if you’re reading this from the surrounding lower elevations--Augusta or Atlanta Georgia, Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg, or the coast of South Carolina, where daytime high temperatures are expected to top out in the upper 90s with sticky humidity--then your answer right now is probably yes. But if you’re fortunate enough to be in Cashiers, then your answer will be different because high temperatures here are … [Read more...]

Three More Restaurants You Need To Visit

Table 64, a restaurant in Sapphire, NC features tapas plus beer, wine, and a full bar.

Earlier this summer when we wrote about our three favorite restaurants we noted how difficult it was to limit the list to just three so we're back with three more that you definitely have to visit when you're in Cashiers. Besides its delicious menu featuring Southern dishes like Savannah Lump Blue Crab Cakes and Low Country Style Shrimp and Grits, Cornucopia Restaurant is also known for its original building with screened in porch that creates a unique and wonderful dining experience. … [Read more...]