Live . LOVE . Local

All the things we love about the plateau from ice skating in the winter,  favorite designers and the best shops!

Ice Skating 

440 Oak Street
Highlands NC • (828) 526-3556

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The Town of Highlands Ice Rink is typically open from just before Thanksgiving through February, weather pemitting.

$5.00 (with or without skates)
Rental skates available, youth size 8 to adult size 14.

Coffee and Hot Chocolate will also be available.

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Skate Park

600 N 4th Street
Highlands NC • (828) 526-3556

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Located within the Highlands Recreation Center and adjacent to the pool is the areas only skateboard park.  Kids and adults of all ages gather here to practice their skateboarding tricks, learn to skate or scooter.  

There is no fee for the park, all are welcome.

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Mountain Theater Company

307 Chestnut Street
Highlands NC • (828) 526-2695

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Mountain Theatre Company, North Carolina’s oldest continuously operating professional theatre company, is the legacy of early forward-thinking families of Highlands. 

In 2023, Mountain Theatre Company became the resident professional theatre company at the Highlands Performing Arts Center. All of our history and legacy of the past 85 years made the move with us! Our future now seems brighter than ever, and the original players of the Highlands Little Theatre would be proud indeed.

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230 S 4th Street
Highlands NC • (828) 526-1880

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Upscale women’s boutique in Highlands & Cashiers, North Carolina which carries Mother, JBrand, INDIES, Three dot, Vince, Maraschino, Eileen Fisher Shoes, and more

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Wish and Shoes

211 S. 4th Street                                Highlands NC • (828) 944-9474

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Definition of "Wish":

1. to desire or long for
an object of desire
. to make a women look and feel her best, as in "I shop at Wish and you should too"

Clothes. Enjoy the personal shopping experience with upscale diverse unique styles for every woman. 

Shoes, Our vast shoe department caters to the woman who appreciates quality and fashion.   

Handbags and Accessories​. Our selection of handbags and jewelry will complete any look.

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460 Main Street  Highlands NC • (828) 526-4020


BARDO the Tibetan word for "intermediate state" "transitional state" or "in-between state".  BARDO is an (in-between place).

With furniture, jewelry, accessories, and more, you are bound to find your next treasure at Bardo.

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Spruce Interiors

455 Main Street
Highlands NC • (828) 528-1556

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Interior Design on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

Whether you need to redo a single room or several spaces or maybe you are building your dream house and need interior designers to guide you, Nancy and Melanie at Spruce Interiors have the vision, creativity and skills to make your space drop dead gorgeous!

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The Secret Garden Market

208 N 5th Street                                            Highlands NC • (828) 305-7509

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Located in Highlands, NC, The Secret Garden serves fresh food fast. Our market cafe serves ready-made meals from a rotating menu, featuring seasonal ingredients and local purveyors.  

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Dusty’s Rhodes Superette

493 Dillard Road                                           Highlands NC • (828) 526-2762

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This 2nd generation grocery has everything on your list and then some. Known for its excellent butcher shop and fresh meats, you’ll discover artisanal crackers, olive oils, coffees and gifts stocked right next to everyday needs like dish soap, milk and cereal. Make sure to investigate their freezers which are loaded with gourmet hors d’oeuvres, main dishes, breads, desserts and sides. Their intimate café serves sandwiches, salads and, on Saturdays, beignets! You can pick up any number of freshly made pastries, cakes and pies and they’ll be happy to take your special order. Local eggs and produce are available in season.

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The Dry Sink 

450 Main Street
Highlands NC • (828) 526-5226

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This delightful store has been a Highlands shopping institution for almost 50 years, having been lovingly and expertly navigated by Alan Mayer since the early 90s.   The Dry Sink offers a luxurious array of bath products, lotions and soaps, candles, cute gardening items, housewares, glassware, puzzles, kidsware, as well as an extensive array of greeting cards.  A cook’s delight, offering everything you need to stock your home and kitchen, including pots, pans, knives, utensils, table linens, and every kitchen gadget imaginable.

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The Corner Store  

44 Village Walk                                                  Cashiers NC (828) 743-6267

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Open year round!  We have fun "stuff" for all ages; toys, gifts, books, t-shirts and sweatshirts, greeting cards and more.                                Hours: 10:00 AM -5:00 PM  Seasonal hours my differ   

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Cornucopia Restaurant

16 Cashiers School Rd.                                     Cashiers, NC 28717(828) 743-3750

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Back in 1892, a fellow named Evan Pell purchased the land where this restaurant now sits for $27.  In the years after that, the building was used as a school, a post office, a tack shop, and a private dwelling for such characters as Uncle Bubba Bryson, Wimp Davis, and others. In 1971, the Purple Onion Shoppe was opened by Ske Dick as an outdoor deli-style restaurant. Eight years later, Scott and Brien Peterkin purchased the property and formed the Cornucopia Restaurant, or, as the locals call it, “The Corn,” or “Cashiers’ Favorite Porch.”

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The Cashiers Store

16 Cashiers School Road, Cashiers, NC


Shop for all things Cashiers, and surrounding communities!  Sweatshirts, T-Shirts, Tervis Tumblers, specialty items from local merchants, and more!  You don't want to miss this shop for quality souvenirs, gifts, candles, and household decor. 

Hours: 10:0 AM-5:00 PM Seasonal hours may vary. Check our FaceBook Page for updates.

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104 NC-107                                                               Cashiers NC • (828) 743-2800

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Upscale women’s boutique
in Highlands & Cashiers, North Carolina which
carries Mother, JBrand, INDIES,

Three dot, Vince, Maraschino, Eileen Fisher Shoes,
and more

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The Orchard Restaurant

905 NC-107                                                    Cashiers NC • (828) 743-7614


A popular destination since 2000, The Orchard promises to provide you the highest quality seasonal dishes using the finest ingredients available. Our extensive menu consists of American Cuisine with a Southern flavor. Set in a 100 year old farmhouse, the dining ambiance is rustic elegance with mountain charm. Several different dining rooms, including inside dining and outside dining on the porch or patio, all overlook the apple orchard, lawn and gardens. Admire the artifacts of yesteryear that adorn the walls of the building. Friendly service with attention to detail will compliment every facet of your meal. These are the reasons people bring their guests back to The Orchard year after year.

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Native Prime Provisions 

64 Cashiers Shopping Center -                         Cashiers NC • (828) 743-3743

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Located in the Ingles Plaza with the big Meat & Fish sign on the roof.  Not only a super prime steak and seafood butcher shopthey also serve lunch, beer and wine by the glass.

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The Ugly Dog Pub

25 Frank Allen Rd                                            Cashiers NC • (828) 743-3000


The Ugly Dog Pub in Cashiers, NC.  Live music, great food, drinks and an atmosphere that will keep you cpmpany.

Hours:  11:30 AM- 11:00 PM

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Joan Anderson Interiors

96 HWY 107 S                                               Cashiers NC • (828) 747-0836


Since moving to Cashiers in 2012, Joan has participated in four Cashiers Design Showhouses, opened an interior design and retail shop, and enjoyed meeting hundreds of great clients.    

Located on Highway 107 South in downtown Cashiers, North Carolina, Joan Anderson Interiors specializes in unusual and elegant lamps, rugs, and accessories.  

 Whether it is new construction or any size remodel, Joan is happy to help you with a timeless design you will love for many years to come.

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Whiteside Brewing Company

128 NC-107,                                                      Cashiers, NC 28717  (828) 743-6000


Whiteside Brewing Co. is located in beautiful Cashiers, North Carolina. The location is adjacent to the popular Laurelwood Inn. Open everyday except Wednesdays. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. With a great restaurant team and a talented, renowned brewmaster, Whiteside Brewing will become your favorite destination in Cashiers. 

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Bucks Coffee Cafe

6 HWY 107 N                                                 Cashiers NC (828) 743-9997

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Open year round!  7 days a week 7am-6pm 

Your one stop coffe spot!  Offering; speciality coffee, sandwiches, smoothies, wine, gifts and more

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TJ Bailey's

107 S Cashiers, NC 28717(828) 526-2262

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Classic. Spirited. Curated  Visit us in Cashiers and Highlands, NC or shop us online

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82 Village Walk Way, Cashiers, NC 828-743-3999

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Gracewear celevrates modern, inspirational style through clothing, gifts, art and jewerly

Hours: 10:0 AM-5:00 PM Seasonal hours may vary. Check our FaceBook Page for updates.

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Zoller Hardware

132 HWY 107 N                                                  Cashiers NC • (828) 743-5001

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Not your ordinary hardware store.
At Zoller Hardware, we have been providing the Cashiers community with quality products and superior customer service for over 25 years. We are committed to continuing this tradition and to being an active member of our community. We are proud to bring you the highest quality products at the best prices. We feature brand name tools such as Milwaukee, Dewalt and Dremel. Home maintenance is easy with our full departments in paint, lawn & garden, plumbing and electrical. Browse our carefully curated selection of gifts, games and apparel.
Store Hours
8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Cashiers Farmers Market

78 US-64, Cashiers, NC 28717,                              (828) 743-4334

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some you might even be surprised to find.  Gift baskets are available with a little advance notice.  Cashiers Farmers Market has a great wine selection.  If you are in a hurry - gift cards are always available.

Hours of Operation:

MARKET:                                                  Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM                Sunday 11 AM - 4PM (Closed on Sundays in September)

ON THE SIDE:                                              Monday - Saturday 11 AM - 6 PM            Sunday 11 AM - 4 PM (Closed on Sundays in September)

HOLIDAY HOURS :                                              11 AM - 4 PM ( This includes Memorial Day, 4th of July,  and Labor Day )

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Slab Town Pizza

45 Slab Town Rd- Cashiers NC •                    (828) 743-0020

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Where Cashiers goes for pizza!

The key to an outstanding pizza is an "obsessive" devotion to study, technique, ingredients of the highest quality and consummate freshness.  All of our dough is made in-house, hand tossed and cooked to order. We use the freshest cheese, meats and vegetables available. 

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