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.  Osteria del Monte Ristorante ~ 828-883-2551 ~ May-October
When in Rome, do as the Romans.  When in North Carolina, let our chef indulge your taste buds.  We specialize in authentic Italian cuisine in a warm and friendly atmosphere.  Choose from a large variety of antipasti, pasta, veal and an array of fresh seafood.  Finish your dinner with Osteria's select Italian desserts.  Tennis club and full bar.

 
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Whistlin' Dixie ~ 828-966-9619 
Visit Whistlin' Dixie and explore our extensive collection of high quality hanging baskets, bedding plants, perennials and custom planted container gardens.  we are a fully functional garden center and much more.  We also house an extensive gift shop for that perfect hostess gift or personal treat, as well as the area's largest selection of greeting cards.  
 


3.  Sapphire Country Store ~ 828-966-4010
So much more than a gas station.  Think of us at lunch time.  Sit down at a table and dig into our great sandwishes, pizza, wraps, subs and biscuits.  While you're here, pick up groceries, gourmet foods and pump some gas.  Open early morning until well after dark.    

 
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  Gem Mining at the Log Cabin ~ 828-966-4273 ~ June-October
Get the thrill!  Gem mining is one activity that the whole family can enjoy.  It is all about FUN!  You don't need any experience, just bring yourselves and feel the rush of finding gem stones.  Just plain old kid friendly fun in the mountains on the side of the road off Hwy 281S.
 
 
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  Whitewater Equestrian Center ~ 828-966-9646
     
funhorsebackriding.com
This is more than just a trail ride.  You will never forget riding with owner, Kayren Hikle, as his voice rings out sharing his knowledge of the history and mystery of these woods.  Your family can ride along 375 acres of protected wilderness with spectacular views and abundant wildlife.  Afterwards, enjoy gem mining and visit to our gift shop.
 
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  McNeeley's Ace Hardware ~ 828-966-4484
    
mcneelycompanies.com
All you'd expect from a hardware store plus camping and RV supplies, fishing equipment and everything automotive.  Family owned and operated, there's free coffee, popcorn and good conversation all day long.  Located on Hwy 64, 2 minutes from Gorges State Park.   
 
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Grill @ The Barn ~ 828-883-5551
A local favorite for years...stop in for breakfast or lunch and satisfy your craving for mountain hospitality and genuine, from scratch country cooking.             
 
 
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The Greystone Inn ~ 828-966-4700 greystoneinn.com
We invite you to visit our charming country inn located on the shores of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina's largest private lake.  Our full-service resort features a historic inn, incredible service, golf, a spa, lake activities, country club amenities and more.  Come see why Conde Nast Traveler ranked Greystone in the 30 Best Small Resorts in the U.S.!  
   
13.  The Maple Rose ~ 828-966-4847 ~ May thru Nov.
       
maplerosemountaingifts.com
A unique gift shoppe overlooking Toxaway Falls, offering one-of-a-kind items for home, garden, gift-giving, pottery, jewelry, rustic furniture and much more . . . mostly hand-crafted by area artists.  Silk and fresh flowers are also available.  Surround yourself with things you love!  If it's fun, interesting and well done you'll find it at the Maple Rose.  
 
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Chestnut Café and Grille ~ 828-877-3400
It's all about the mountain experience.  The best food, a full bar and outdoor dining overlooking Toxaway Falls.  Serving lunch and diner. Call for winter hours. 
   
15.  ToxawayTony Guided Hikes ~ 828-421-7895
        ToxawayTony.com
Guided hikes with a man who has known and loved these trails for 20 years.  Every Friday from May through October.  Meet at Amore cafe at 8:45 a.m.  No charge for the hike or for the local lore.  Schedule of hikes and more info at Toxawaytony.com
   
17.  Cabins at Seven Foxes ~ 828-877-6333 ~ sevenfoxes.com
Tucked away in a magical mountain setting, guests rated us with 5 stars on Trip Advisor.  Perfect for family reunions or small weddings.  Our beautifully appointed cabins are private yet an easy stroll from one another.  enjoy our barnyard meadow pavilion, pond, creek, nature trails, playhouse and very cool tree house.  Pets welcome!  Open year round!
 
18.  Quebec Stowaway,Florist & Toxaway Shuttle~828-884-8712
       
laketoxawaystorage.com 
Artistically arranged fresh flowers from the centerpiece to the bridal bouquet.  Quebec Stowaway has a storage unit for that overflow from the garage or basement and has the UHaul rental fleet to help with the move.  And Quebec Shuttle will conveniently and comfortable transport you to and from local airports, weddings and special events. 
           
            
19.  Earthshine Mountain Lodge ~ 828-862-4207
        earthshinemtnlodge.com 
Mountains, woods and an endless sky form a panoramic view at this hand-hewn cedar lodge.  Eighty three acres provide plenty of room for zip lining through the trees and hiking.  Try the challenging ropes course and climbing wall, or play on the slip'n slide.  Children's programs teach about pioneer and Cherokee life.  Come play for the day or stay all night.      
   
20.  Lake Toxaway Trading Post and Citgo ~ 828-883-8968
       beartrackstravelcenter.com
On your way to hiking, swimming, fishing or picnicking?  Stop heer to gas up and stock up on supplies.  You'll find a wide selection of groceries, ice cold drinks, chips and candy.  We have an excellent selection of videos in our rental department.  Our service is friendly and our gas is always competitively priced.  
    
21.  Bear Tracks Trading Co. ~ 828-862-8992
       beartrackstradingco.com
 Shopping! Tubing! Gem mining! Fishing Trips! Bear Tracks has it all - - sporting goods, guns & ammo, clothing & accessories, jewelry, footwear, gifts and other items with local flavor.  Authorized dealer for Bass Pro Shop, Carhartt, Justin Boots, Outback, Woolrich, Wrangler and more. 
 
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PARI Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute~828-862-5554
       pari.edu
Located on the site of the former NASA Rosman Tracking Station in the Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute offers an unparalleled opportunity for people of all ages to experience the wonders of scientific research first hand.  
 
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Headwaters Outfitters ~ 828-877-3106 
       
headwatersoutfitters.com
Your gateway to the great outdoors!  Offering guided fly fishing trips, peaceful self-guided canoeing, kayaking, tubing and canoe-camping adventures.  In addition to souvenirs and rustic gifts, our River-Fly Shop features top brand names in canoes, kayaks, paddling gear, fly rods & reels, outdoor clothing, local maps and guidebooks.
                      
               
 
   

 
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