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Local Shopping Guide

 

Haywood county plays host to many unique shopping opportunities. Whether you stay on property to shop at Junaluska Gifts & Grounds and Christmas Memories or venture into the nearby town of Waynesville, you will find the perfect gift or souvenir from your trip to Lake Junaluska.

Junaluska Gifts & Grounds at Lake Junaluska

Junaluska Gifts & Grounds

Junaluska Gifts & Grounds is your destination for gifts and coffee at Lake Junaluska. Shop for unique items including jewelry, local pottery, greeting cards, apparel and books. Or grab a cup of coffee and sit along our new café walk with tables, umbrellas and a gorgeous view of the lake. An expanding menu now includes coffee, tea, cold drinks, pastries and sandwiches made on property. Learn more.

Christmas Memories at Lake Junaluska

Christmas Memories

Carry the joy of Christmas with you all year round. A visit to the historic Lambuth Inn isn’t complete without a stop at Christmas Memories, the new faith-based Christmas shop located across from the front desk. You don’t have to wait until Christmas to stock up on ornaments, snow globes, angels, nativities and more, so step inside for a bit of Christmas cheer any time of the year. Learn more.

Downtown Waynesville

Heralded as the Gateway to the Smoky Mountains, Downtown Waynesville retains its old time charm while catering to the needs of local residents and tourists alike. 

Grace Cathey Studio and Sculpture Garden

Featured on HGTV, Grace Cathey is also recognized for the swan sculpture along the Lake Junaluska walking trail as well as the pipe organ display in the Bethea Welcome Center. Her studio is housed in Walker Service Station, built and run by her husband’s family since 1928. Park around back and walk through the small sculpture garden, then venture inside to see Cathey’s retail selection of wall art, small sculpture and jewelry. Sculpture Walking Tour maps of downtown are also available at the studio. 136 Depot Street, Mon-Thur 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Closed Sunday.

Sunburst Market

Western NC is renowned for its mountain trout, and Sunburst Trout Farm is the premiere retailer for families and restaurants. Stop by their specialty market to peruse local goods and sample some trout jerky. 180 N Main Street, Mon-Thur 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Closed Sunday.

Mast General Store

Offering camping and hiking equipment, clothing, shoes and an old-fashion candy store downstairs, Mast’s building dates from the 1930s and still retains some of the original flooring as well as antique merchandise from days gone by. 63 N Main Street, Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun 12 - 6 p.m..

The Strand Theater

Established in 1930 as a silent movie house, the Strand now offers movies, live music, and entertainment, plus free children’s cartoons every Saturday morning. Stop by to enjoy a beverage from The Soda Jerks (their syrups are made using local produce) or grab a bag of organic popcorn or locally made ice cream to eat as you stroll the street. 38 N Main Street, hours vary.

Teresa Pennington Gallery

A self-taught colored pencil artist, Pennington can often be found in her studio working on her meticulous drawings, which can take up to four months each. She specializes in vistas, landmarks, flora and fauna of Western NC with an emphasis on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 15 N Main Street, Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Historic Frog Level

This historic warehouse district was a hub of shipping activity from the 1880s until the 1940s when produce and other goods were unloaded from the trains and dispersed by horse-drawn wagons to local shops and businesses. 

Panacea Coffee Company and Bear Mountain Antiques

These businesses share the original Warehouse 66, so finish your antiquing with a locally roasted latte or a gourmet panini in their picnic area overlooking Richland Creek. 66 Commerce Street, Mon-Fri 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mahogany House Art Studio

This building houses art from over 70 regional artists and offers visitors a look at the creative process. Walk through the French doors in the back to view the working studio space. Demonstrations are not scheduled. 240 Depot Street, Tues-Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Hazelwood

This business center once catered to the workers and families associated with long ago factories. As these historic buildings are renovated, eclectic shops and eateries are giving the area new life.

Blue Ridge Books

This independent bookstore offers selections from local authors and international best-sellers in addition to hiking and tourism information, magazines, newspapers, and used books. Interested in learning more about the Great Smoky Mountain National Park? The park has an office in the back. 428 Hazelwood Avenue, Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Closed Sunday

Hazelwood Soap Company

These small-batch all natural soaps, lotions, and oils have appeared in Southern Living and Real Simple, on the Today Show, and have been included at the Emmy Awards three times since the shop opened in 2009. Stop by to sample their classic and seasonal scents. Picking up a gift? They’ll make a personal label for you. 452 Hazelwood Ave, Mon-Fri 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Closed Sunday.

Robin Blu

This shop offers an eclectic collection of unique jewelry, clothing and home décor. 486 Hazelwood Avenue, Mon-Fri 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Closed Sunday.

Mud Dabbers Pottery

Mud Dabbers features a wide variety of pottery made by three generations of the Dodson family as well as local honey. This is a fully functioning studio and gallery, and the artists are happy to discuss their process. Just four miles south of Hazelwood on Highway 23 S. 20767 Great Smoky Mountain Expressway near mile marker 95, Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun 1 - 5 p.m.

Seasonal Offerings

Barber Orchards

In addition to heirloom and modern apple varieties, Barber also offers homemade desserts, cider, jellies and jams, and other locally grown produce. The orchard can be accessed two ways: either by following South Main Street/Old Balsam Road to its conclusion or via Highway 23 S near mile marker 96. Open August 1-Christmas Eve, Daily 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; after daylight savings time ends 8:30-5:30.

Historic Farmer’s Market

This open air market features locally grown fruits and vegetables along with potted herbs and flowers, handicrafts, grass-fed beef, fresh seafood, and organic eggs. 250 Pigeon Street, Waynesville, May through mid-December, Wed and Sat 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm

This family owned Fraser Fir farm allows you to choose your own tree and either cut it yourself or have the Boyd staff help. Staff will also truss your tree and secure it to your vehicle while you enjoy some hot cocoa, a wagon ride, a hike through their 4 miles of trails, or maybe a glimpse of Santa. 445 Boyd Farm Road (exit 20 on I-41 ), mid-November through mid-December, Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call ahead to check tree availability: 828-926-8888.