The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce represents the cooperative involvement of the communities in and around the greater Cashiers area of Western North Carolina. Distinct in geography, character and identity, these communities are the four cornerstones of life for those who live, work or visit the area. Read on to discover more about the unique qualities of Cashiers, Glenville, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire.
Tucked away quietly in the Southwest corner of North Carolina, the quaint village of Cashiers is one of the state’s most charming places and most popular travel destinations. Surrounded by towering, picturesque mountains, it’s a clean, friendly town that is rich in history and heritage, legends and lore. Thankfully missing in this off-the-beaten-path locale are crowds, flashing neon signs and honky-tonks, for this is a family oriented hideaway with old-school values.
In 1941, the west fork of the Tuckaseegee River was damned and the resulting reservoir became what is now known as Lake Glenville. Over the years, its waters became a tourist destination for kayakers, canoers, waterskiiers and pleasure boat enthusiasts who found a cool retreat in the Southeast's otherwise boiling summers, and its shores have housed a community of year-round residents who can trace their family trees back for generations.
Lake Toxaway’s combination of scenic beauty and the large array of fun-filled outdoor amenities offered there have helped it secure its place on the map of Western North Carolina's mountain treasures. Today, visitors enjoy the summer fun the lake has to offer and many year-round residents call its shores home, enjoying the laid-back lifestyle that clean mountain living provides.
Straddling the border between Transylvania and Jackson counties in Western North Carolina, the city of Sapphire sits at the heart of the "Land of Waterfalls." It's also home to an array of award-winning golf courses, top-of-the-line restaurants staffed with renowned chefs and some of the best trout fishing waters on the eastern seaboard. Like its name, Sapphire is truly a Western North Carolina gem.