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A small town with vibrant dining & entertainment scenes

Wind through twisting lanes in the mountains through Sylva, NC and you’ll discover small-town Dillsboro, a quaint community, nestled against the Tuckasegee River and towering mountainsides. Dillsboro has kept its hometown charm and welcoming atmosphere for over 100 years.

With fewer than 300 residents, it is home to hundreds of visitors, diners and art lovers with a growing hub of eateries, brewery and taverns, a museum, rafting and festivals.


Why Do Residents Love Dillsboro?


Arts & Culture

Community is an integral part of residential life, so the Town hosts a number of annual events, such as:

In addition, the Appalachian Women’s Museum located at Monteith Park, hosts Airing of the Quilts and Music on the Porch events annually.

Outdoor Adventure

There are so many things to do in Dillsboro including enjoying a riverfront park and fishing pier, exploring Dillsboro unique shops and simply relaxing in your beautiful home. Dillsboro’s location in the North Carolina mountains makes it a fantastic destination — not only today, but in the last century, too.

The railroad started bringing tourists to Dillsboro in the late 1800s, and not much has changed. Even the storefronts and scenic views have remained virtually unchanged over the last century.

Today, Dillsboro has popular outdoor attractions and scenic destinations, like
family-friendly rafting on the Tuck, train rides on the Great Smoky Mountains Rail Road, and walking and fishing in the Monteith Farmstead Park, just to name a few.

Dining & Shopping

Dillsboro happily provides a great setting for creators of all kinds. With outstanding community support and a quiet, scenic location for inspiration, local artists, musicians, and craftspeople can thrive in the small town, showcasing their work at places like:

Dillsboro has seen an explosion in dining choices in the last few years including:

Innovation Station
Rivers and Rails Tavern
Haywood Smokehouse
Boots Steakhouse
The WellHouse
Kostas Greek Restaurant
Dillsboro Chocolate Factory
and other locally owned establishments.

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