Cashiers Crossroads: The Center of it All
If great things come in small packages, then Cashiers is a rare gem indeed. Under two miles square with a single intersection, you can walk from the center of town to the edge in the time it takes to fry an egg. Located at the intersection of Highways 107 and 64, Cashiers is unlike any other mountain town in the Southern Appalachian, or in the country for that matter. It sits almost directly on the Eastern Continental Divide, at an elevation that attracts visitors as consistently as it repels bugs and summer heat. Nearby, nature abounds. Panthertown Valley in the Nantahala National Forest is four miles away; and the pristine Lake Glenville is just eight miles away. In town, quirky boutiques and specialty shops await, featuring antiques, handcrafted furniture, art, and more. Local restaurants satisfy every taste, from gourmet to down-home. And the people are ready with a smile that’s as pleasing as a caressing breeze on a summer night. Best of all, the town serves as an extended community for Chinquapin homeowners, who are accepted eagerly, like the changing of each season.
The eastern boundary of Chinquapin bumps up against 6,700 acres of breathtaking forest known as Panthertown Valley. As part of the Nantahala National Forest, this treasure-laden wilderness area presents an inviting network of hiking trails, streams, and waterfalls—all in your own backyard.
Located just a few miles away in serene mountain rain forest, Lake Glenville is a natural treasure—with the highest elevation of any lake east of the Mississippi. Pure, fresh water and 26 miles of inviting shoreline offer outdoor lovers unlimited recreation: fishing, skiing, tubing, paddle-boarding, swimming, and hiking.