In the southwestern corner of North Carolina, is the incredible village of Cashiers. Only a few hundred residents call Cashiers home, but during the warmer months, these numbers swell, and the town welcomes hordes of tourists.
Cashiers is nestled in the Appalachian Mountain Range, benefitting from jaw-dropping imagery and exceptional views of the landscapes below. There is no limit to the fun you can have when you book an RV in Cashiers, particularly if you enjoy setting out for adventures in the great outdoors or touring historic homes and heritage sites. The warm and welcoming city of Asheville is only a 90-minute drive from town, and you only need to drive for about three hours in your Cashiers RV rental to get to Charlotte, one of the largest cities in the state of North Carolina.
Explore the Outdoors
It is quite obvious why most people choose to rent an RV and visit the stunning Appalachian Region: lush, temperate rainforests, ancient mountain ranges, extensive biodiversity, and too many parks to possibly name. Gorges State Park is a stunning example of what you can see when you take your Cashiers RV rental out into the peaceful woods of North Carolina. This incredible forest was once leveled by a surge of water overflowing from Lake Toxaway after the dam broke in 1916, so the entire forest has since regenerated and become a peaceful recreation haven. Now the park offers year-round fun for those who visit, from mountain biking, hiking, swimming, fishing, and camping. Gorges State Park is located adjacent to Pisgah National Forest, a sprawling wilderness known for its epic sights and beautiful scenery. This half-million-acre forest is filled with winding rivers, secret waterfalls, lofty mountain views, and old-growth forests. Pisgah National Forest is fantastic for backpacking, trekking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, long-distance hiking, rock climbing, and expert-level mountain biking on some of the toughest trails imaginable. Three long-distance hiking trails pass through the forest, and several designated campgrounds make it easy for you to spend the night in your Cashiers motorhome rental.
Devil’s Fork State Park is an exceptional outdoor destination located over the border in South Carolina, so don’t hesitate to bring your Cashiers RV rental for a road trip into a different state. The park sits comfortably on the shores of Lake Jocassee, a fishing enthusiast's dream, teeming with a variety of fish like rainbow trout, crappie, catfish, and largemouth bass. There are boat ramps, as well as old town ruins at the bottom of the human-made lake.
It may be a few hours’ drive away, but Great Smoky Mountains National Park deserves your consideration if you are looking for an epic place to satiate your hunger for ethereal natural beauty and blissful, towering mountains. The park is one of the country’s crown jewels, pulling in over eleven million visitors each year to gaze upon fertile valleys and epic fall foliage. The observation tower at Clingmans Dome gives guests a jaw-dropping panoramic view of the park from above, making it one of the park’s most famous attractions. You can easily find camping accommodations in this outdoor paradise, with dozens of options scattered throughout the park.
RV Parks to Visit
There are a few things that North Carolina will never run out of: spectacular wilderness areas, delicious barbecue, and campgrounds. You will have virtually no trouble finding a safe and cozy place to camp overnight with places like The Great Outdoors RV Resort nearby. This relaxing park has its own fitness center, laundry facility, refreshing swimming pool, and an event hall.
Cullasaja River RV Park is another option to consider. Camp out in this tranquil riverside park, equipped with its own gas station, church, sports courts, and swimming areas.
Cashiers is mostly known for its outdoor-based tourism, but there are some fun things to do in town and the surrounding areas that don’t involve nature. Cashiers Farmer Market is a perfect way to get a feel for the local atmosphere, open year-round in a rustic log cabin. You can get locally sourced artisan crafts or gourmet food at this amazing little market.
In town, there are several places to get gas, shop for camping supplies, and the food is simply out of this world. North Carolina is home to some of the world’s best barbecue, and Cashiers reinforces this notion with several tasty eateries serving up mouthwatering, slow-cooked meat.
The Zachary-Tolbert House is a fascinating historical home built before the Civil War, over 150 years ago. This lovely museum is operated by the local Cashiers Historical Society in an effort to give visitors a chance to step into the past and see what life was once like for some of the area’s first settlers. The historic home is full of hand-crafted furniture, antiques, and old photos.