What says ‘Christmas’ more than the NC mountains, live Christmas trees, nativities, carolers, Santa, snow men, cabins, sparkling lights and snow? You can find it all in Haywood County, the home of Maggie Valley and Waynesville, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. All of the Christmas tree farms and related attractions we list are within a short drive of our favorite Maggie Valley cabin rentals.

Christmas Tree Farms Near Maggie Valley Cabin Rentals

There are numerous Christmas tree farms in and near beautiful Maggie Valley, located right in the center of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here are our favorites:

  • WNC Landscaping and Christmas Tree Farm – Situated on Jonathan Creek Road between Waynesville and Maggie Valley, this business specializes in homegrown, pesticide-free Fraser Fir Christmas trees. They offer a ‘choose-and-cut’ tree service, as well as landscaping services. WNC sells trees right up until December 24th. The main office is at 557 Hemphill Road, Waynesville. Call (828)926.3224.
  • Boyd’s Christmas Tree Farm – Another farm that specializes in Fraser Firs, Boyd’s is located at 445 Boyd Farm Road in Waynesville. Boyd’s sold out early in 2018 of its ‘cut-and-choose’ trees; however, they offer fresh-cut trees at their retail lot (1373 Dellwood Road, Waynesville). They also have fresh-cut trees, wreaths and roping for sale at the Exxon in Dellwood, Lake Junaluska.
  • Smoky Mountain Christmas Tree Farm – Nestled on Hemphill Road in Waynesville, this scenic farm offers a lovely red barn surrounded by Fraser Fir Christmas trees. They also offer wreaths, garland and pre-cut trees. They are open Monday through Sunday, 9am through 5pm and remain open until the last tree is sold or Dec. 24th. Call 828.400.2933.
  • Mehaffey Tree Farm – Also located in neighboring Waynesville at 24 Corner Drive, Mehaffey Tree Farm specializes in locally grown, choose-and-cut Fraser Fir Christmas trees. Call (757)365.4713.

Tips for Live Christmas Tree Shopping in the NC Mountains

  • Dress warmly. You may encounter snow in the NC mountains around Christmas time, but if not, it will still be very cold, so come prepared with sweaters, coats, mittens, gloves, hats and scarves.
  • Bring a vehicle that is capable of transporting a large tree, perhaps through snow. You might want a SUV or truck for this task, or at least a larger vehicle or a pull-behind trailer.
  • Plan early. Christmas tree farms in the Blue Ridge Mountains are, as you might expect, quite popular. It is not unheard of for the farms to sell out long before Christmas day rolls around. The earlier you can place an order/pick up your tree, the better. They usually begin selling right after Thanksgiving.
  • Call ahead to make sure the farm has the type of tree you’re seeking and they still have inventory. Almost all of the Christmas tree farms around Waynesville and Maggie Valley grow Fraser Fir predominantly, but some farms offer other types as well. If you’re looking for anything other than a Fraser Fir, call around to see what you can find.
  • Plan a vacation around your Christmas tree farm experience. See our list of the best Christmas towns and celebrations near our Maggie Valley cabin rentals. You’ll find everything from tree lightings in town squares to visits by Santa, hayrides, hot apple cider, lights, decorations, holiday dramas, music concerts and more. There are some must-see attractions right in Maggie Valley, including Wheels of Time Museum, Cataloochee Ski Resort, elk viewing in Cataloochee Valley, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Stompin’ Grounds and the Blue Ridge Parkway (the entrance to the parkway is at Soco Gap, Maggie Valley).
  • Bring home some additional goodies to make your Christmas really special. Don’t miss the jams, jellies, crafts, souvenirs and the best-tasting fudge in the Blue Ridge Mountains at Maggie Mountaineer Crafts. It’s located at 2394 Soco Road in Maggie Valley.
  • Choose to stay somewhere within easy driving distance to the Christmas tree farms. It will take all of the stress out of traveling and make your vacation more enjoyable. Maggie Valley cabin rentals are an ideal choice.

Maggie Valley Cabin Rentals

Set along the scenic banks of Jonathan Creek, Meadowlark Motel offers Maggie Valley cabin rentals, as well as guest rooms – all with complimentary Wi-Fi and a complimentary Continental breakfast. Some accommodations feature jetted tubs, microwaves and refrigerators. Located at 3878 Soco Road in the heart of Maggie Valley, the property is eco-friendly and pet-friendly.

Meadowlark offers an array of exceptional guest services and experiences, such as Friday family night activities, Saturday night cookouts, wine and craft beer tastings, live music by local musicians and in-room spa services. There is a large outdoor pavilion and recreation area with grills and outdoor furniture where you can roast marshmallows and hotdogs or have a picnic. Or walk to nearby restaurants. You can even purchase Biltmore Estate wines and local craft beer on-site. Review their current deals and packages, which include a special discount for advance reservations during the holiday season. Book your stay today!


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