Welcome to Sapphire Valley

Sapphire Valley resides in the Western North Carolina Mountains.  Sapphire Valley is a popular destination for seasonal and full-time residents. With resort-style amenities and trout-rich rivers in the Horsepasture River, Sapphire offers a multitude of outdoor recreation activities. Outdoor enthusiasts can find fishing, hiking, golfing, ziplining, and water sports. 

If you are looking for a beautiful home surrounded by serene mountains and pastures; then Sapphire Valley might be the place for you!


What to Love

  • Nearby multiple National Forests and State Parks
  • Average summer temperature between 75F and 55F
  • Average winter temperature 51F and 27F
  • 15 miles to Cashiers
  • Scenic Mountain and pasture views

People & Lifestyle

Sapphire Valley and the surrounding area have won many accolades for their beauty, diversity, activities, and quality of life, and is one of the top destinations in the United States for retirees. Residents of Sapphire Valley are both year-round and seasonal, and a popular destination for tourists looking for resort skiing. Those who live in this community spend their time enjoying numerous outdoor amenities like National Forests, Resort golfing, and fishing in the neighboring lakes and rivers.


Shopping, Dining, & Entertainment

If you enjoy fishing, Horsepasture River is a peaceful river that holds many trout. A favorite spot for hikers and picnickers is Whitewater Falls, a beautiful 400' waterfall. Guided horse tours and gem mining can be found at Whitewater Equestrian Center. Sapphire Valley Resort is a fun destination for people who like to have a variety of fun activities like golfing, ziplining, tennis, and skiing. They also host festivals and concerts. 

Cashiers Valley and Highlands Plateau is a short ride that offers many dining and shopping options. 

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