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About Sylva

In the center of Jackson County lies Sylva, a quaint old-style town that is the perfect getaway for those looking for a vacation that’s quiet but adventurous. 

Pack your bags and book your Sylva vacation rental on FlipKey to discover the wonders this town has to offer.

About Sylva, North Carolina

As the county seat, Sylva is a pretty big deal compared to the surrounding towns and villages. That's why it's a great place to stay—you're in the center of everything.

The town is very proud of its history and natural beauty. There are four wonderful parks for you to enjoy, all with different features. Playgrounds, volleyball courts, basketball courts and spots for outdoor concerts—you'll never want to leave!

Film fans may recognize the area. Downtown Sylva is a popular filming location. The Fugitive and Deliverance were both filmed here.

The town is a hotspot for breweries and antique markets. So, why not stop for a cold one after a long day of finding furniture?

What to do

The Cherokee Indian Reservation sits nearby. It's a popular tourist spot, and well worth a visit! By staying outside, you'll save money and avoid having to deal with crowds.

For the best view in town, climb the 107 steps up to the courthouse and look back towards the town. You'll have a spectacular view of Downtown and the mountains—there's nothing quite like it!

If you're a fan of shopping, you'll love the local independent stores, which are filled with interesting items you'll just have to take home.

Visit Innovation Brewing and the Heinzelmannchen Brewery in the center of town and sample their latest ales.

If you're looking for something a little more exciting, go fishing for trout, white water rafting or hiking through the hills. There are lots of outdoor opportunities here.

Top travel tips

See if you can book your vacation during the 'Greening Up The Mountains’ festival. There are two stages for musicians and the town really comes alive for the duration.

During the summer, concerts on the creek are held weekly. See if you can catch a couple before you go.

We suggest driving to Sylva. That way you can explore the mountains in the surrounding area and pop to other towns if they take your fancy.

Sylva is a tourist town that is getting better every day. Book your vacation rental with FlipKey now!