Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Maggie Valley accommodations featuring hotels, motels, vacation rentals and cabins that overflow with hospitality. Over a century ago this area and Waynesville, NC became known as the “Gateway to The Smokies“. Folks arrived all summer long to escape the heat of the south and to enjoy a vacation the cool temperatures our high elevations offer. Maggie Valley is one of the highest towns east of the Mississippi at over 3,200 feet, nearly 1,500 feet higher than Gatlinburg, Tennessee, making summertime temperatures in the area 10-15 degrees cooler with average daytime highs being in the 70s to low 80s.
Summer is here, Fall is close behind
Well, what can we say about summer in Maggie Valley. While the rest of the south swelters with heat indexes of 100+ degrees, Maggie Valley enjoys a mild climate with normal daytime temps in the high 70s. Upper elevations often struggle to get out of the 60s. Maggie Valley is an easy drive from Alabama, Florida and South Carolina.
If you are planning a trip to see the fall foliage, don’t hesitate to find your accommodations. Reservations for the prime leaf season of October fill up fast. What is the peak of the leaf season in Maggie Valley? That depends on the elevation but in general shoot for the second and third week of October.