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About Robbinsville

Gateway to the Smoky Mountains, Robbinsville, North Carolina is home to lakes and wilderness so far undiscovered by the crowds. Waterfalls, wildflowers, and black bears call this stunning area home, and you can too by renting a vacation property from FlipKey! Check out the dozens of properties available today and start planning your Robbinsville vacation.

About Robbinsville

With a population of just 620, Robbinsville is the county seat of Graham County. It's a mostly wooded area of the state in the far western corner near the Tennessee border.

Way back in 1874, the town's main industry was tobacco. But in the 20th century, manufacturers came to town, setting up factories to produce textiles and furniture. Now these factories have closed, the citizens of Robbinsville rely on tourism to fuel the local economy.

Despite being tiny, Robbinsville has had its moment of fame on the big screen—nearby Cheoah Dam (the highest Dam in the United States at 225-feet) featured in “The Fugitive” starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.

Graham County is the last “dry county” (the sale of alcohol is forbidden) in the state of North Carolina. However, certain resorts and lodges have permission to sell beer, wine, and hard liquor.

What to do in Robbinsville

America’s greatest walk in the woods, the 2,181 miles long Georgia to Maine Appalachian Trail, passes seven miles northeast of Robbinsville at the Stecoah Gap. Trek there for fantastic views of Fountain Lake.

Just six miles from Robbinsville, you come across Lake Santeetlah. Entirely surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest, the lake is often called one of the most beautiful unspoiled lakes in the country. Its entire 76-mile shoreline is watched over by the National Park Service who welcome you to camp, swim, fish or go boating on the lake.

Take a short hike in the Nantahala National Forest and discover the 50ft Yellow Creek Falls and swimming hole. With its cool, crystal clear, mountain spring water, it’s the ideal spot to cool off on a hot summer day.

The area also includes some of the most scenic drives in the country aptly named the “Dragon” and “Cherohala Skyway”.

Top travel tips for Robbinsville

Summer is, of course, the best time to visit Robbinsville and the North Carolina mountains for outdoor recreation and fun on the lakes. It is also the time of year when every Friday night, the folks at Robbinsville get together at City Hall to play traditional bluegrass folk music.

Spring is perfect for people wanting to hike the Appalachian Trail or mountain bike through the Nantahala National Forest. Fall offers fantastic, colorful views along the Blue Ridge Parkway, while winter creates a snowy wonderland ideal for cross country skiing and other winter sports. In short, it’s superb whatever time of year you decide to visit.

The Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina are the perfect place to kick back with nature and enjoy yourself out in the wild. With few people, wide open spaces and scenery to die for, spend a week or two by the lake at the Robbinsville property you found on FlipKey.