is a quaint town in the Great Smoky Mountains
of Western North Carolina
. Sylva is surrounded by beautiful mountains and conveniently located near many of the major natural and cultural attractions of Western North Carolina.
The town has a delightful downtown area with many restaurants and shops. The Jackson County Courthouse
sits on a hill at the end of Main Street, a dramatic setting for such a wonderful historic building. Be sure to visit the courthouse, which is reached by climbing 107 steps. It was built in 1914, and from its hilltop vantage point, you can look out over the river and the pretty little town.
This small town has a lot to offer and accommodation options are no exception. Enjoy the sites of Sylva from the comfort of your Owner Direct vacation rental, condo rental, or quiet holiday home lodging
in this quaint little town.
Approximately one mile from Sylva is the tiny town of Dillsboro
, with its shops and galleries that hold the works of hundreds of mountain artists and craftspeople. Thousands of people visit Dillsboro yearly to ride the popular Great Smoky Mountain Excursion Train and to shop in this creative mecca.
Sylva is located within the Nantahala National Forest
near the Tuckasegee River and the Blue Ridge Parkway. This gorgeous area of western North Carolina is conveniently located near the resort towns of Highlands
and Cashiers, the Cherokee Indian Reservation and Casino and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There is much activity in the area, including exciting wintertime skiing, hiking, biking, white-water rafting, horseback riding, camping and fishing. If you plan a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sylva provides a quiet alternative to the more crowded resort towns across the Tennessee State
Of interest also is the famous Judaculla Rock
, a large stone covered with cryptic markings that predates the Cherokee Indians and which are thought to be over 2,000 years old. The rock is the largest and best-known example of rock art in North Carolina and is only a short drive away from the accommodations and vacation rentals in Sylva.
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