Brian Renfro
Brian Renfro

History and Video Tours of Cashiers, NC

Cashiers, NC

Cashiers, NC is an unincorporated village located within the Cashiers Valley nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Located in the center of the Highlands/Cashiers Plateau, Cashiers is off the beaten path; a small enclave marked by intimate communities and tucked amid the lands of the Nantahala National Forest and Panthertown Valley National Forest. The entire area could easily be overlooked on a map, from a plane or on a road trip.

History of Cashiers Valley

Colonel John Zachary, a pioneer from the early 1800′s, settled in this mountain area. His son Mordecai Zachary completed construction in 1852 of the historic home known as the Zachary-Tolbert House, which is recognized in the National Historic Registry. This example of Greek Rivivalist architecture, inspired by Thomas Jefferson, still stands today over 150 years later, preserved for all generations to enjoy.

Cashiers Area Attractions

The Cashiers, NC area grew in popularity as a summer retreat for the Southern gentry to enjoy all of nature’s amenities away from the oppressive Southern heat. High Hampton Inn and Country Club is one of the oldest of our mountain inns and golf resorts. Popular activities in the Cashiers, NC area include hunting, fly fishing in the cascading mountain streams and rivers, hiking to the cistas that seem to have endless views, and relaxing at a cool elevation of 3,400 – 5,200 feet. Those who come to Cashiers Valley today do so because they want to be here. They are driven by the desire to escape the city heat and congestion, to unwind and become one with nature much like their predecessors who traveled here before them. Visitors soon discover the casual sophistication of daily life in this mountain region. World class golf courses include: Wade Hampton Golf Club, designed by Tom Fazio and referred to as Fazio’s Masterpiece is ranked in the top 20 courses in the United States by Golf Digest; Old Edwards Club offers breathtaking views from the crest of the Eastern Carolina Divide; Mountain Top Golf and Lake Club, another Tom Fazio creation, winds seamlessly through the mountain terrain offering a challenging and strategic course; Country Club of Sapphire Valley, a George Cobb valley course, is known as the “Gem of Sapphire Valley.”