Things to Do in Cashiers | Sawyer Family Farmstead
Established in 1832, Cashiers Valley was started by Colonel John A. Zachary from Surry South Carolina. Two years later the James McKinney family from Pickens South Carolina found their way to the area and bought 600 acres and began to build homes and farmland. When the James’s white stallion Cash was found alive and healthy after the family’s winter south by finding shelter and food in the valley alone, the McKinney family began calling the area Cash’s Valley. Today a small village known as Cashiers stands deep in the blue ridge mountains only a few hours from various cities such as Asheville, Atlanta, and Greenville. This little town has more to offer then just a pretty view. Between the dozens of spectacular waterfalls surrounding the area is a small village filled with lush scenery, a multitude of restaurants, walk to shopping, and cozy accommodations. From hiking on Whiteside and Panthertown to driving the Blue Ridge Parkway and exploring sites, the views are a big part of the town. During the summer concerts and art shows can be found in the center of town with playgrounds for kids and restaurant options galore. In the fall an overlook with amber trees that displays a shadow in the shape of a bear and when the sunsets over Glenville Lake a red and orange sky will cover for miles, after it sets, you can see millions of stars twinkle through the cool night air. Authentic Mexican restaurants, sandwich and soup bistros, handmade pizza and a few fast food places for a quick bite; you cant go hungry around this town. After a good meal, two bakeries and an ice cream shop can cure any sweet tooth before the next adventure. After a long day of activity, nothing is more relaxing then sitting on the porch of a cabin or the comfort of a hotel room. All can be found within a couple of miles from the center of town.
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