Welcome. You've just discovered one of America's special places.

Since the 1890's, when the nation's wealthiest familes began arriving in "America's Switzerland," western North Carolina has been famed for its beauty, climate, and comfortable pace of living. The Toxaway area in particular has been a favorite of generations of visitors and residents alike.

There's nothing like roaming our back roads and trails in person to learn about this beautiful land of lakes and mountains, but we think our website can give you a taste of what it's like. Just click any of the headings above to tour the area, read about our history, view and print a map of area attractions, and find resources for further learning.