Hoppy Trout Brewing Company

Hoppy Trout is a local favorite in Cherokee County and recipient of the Best Beverage Award at Forks & Corks. Brewmaster and co-owner, Tommy Rowdeck brews 1 BBL(barrel) batches at a time on premise, which classifies Hoppy Trout Brewing Company as a nano brewery.

The small batch approach to beer production allows Hoppy Trout to take risks with flavors. They are constantly rotating their tap list with new experimental beers as well as maintaining a few flagships. They have used the hottest peppers in the world, Himalayan sea salt, and even cake batter, doing their best to source local ingredients when available. You will be pleasantly surprised by the results, so be sure to try a Hoppy Trout beer at the Spring Festival!

Follow our blog as we spotlight the Breweries that will be in the

Spring Festival Beer Garden Saturday May 4th.

Facebook: @HoppyTrout

Instagram: @hoppytroutbrewing

Twitter: @hoppytroutNC

Your Own Private Lake

That’s right… Your own private lake.

Rest easy in your restored farmhouse overlooking your own lake accented by the sweeping long range views of the Snowbird mountains on this magnificent 100 acres property.

Visit us and make this dream a reality. Message us or call Lawrence at 828-837-6611 for more info!

Mountain Layers Brewing

Mountain Layers Brewing Company is an award winning, 7 barrel, craft microbrewery and taproom located on historic Everett Street in beautiful downtown Bryson City, Swain County.

Kim and Mark Pettit, the company founders, use amazing water that comes directly from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. When possible, they incorporate locally sourced ingredients to brew the freshest and the finest variety of classic and cutting edge beer styles possible. This investment in the quality will be more than evident when you enjoy one of their beers at the Murphy Spring Festival.



Follow our blog as we spotlight the Breweries that will be in the

Spring Festival Beer Garden Saturday May 4th.

Facebook: @MtnLayersBeer

Instagram: @MtnLayersBeer

Twitter: @MtnLayersBeer


Big Timber Privacy & Creeks

Enjoy the privacy of beautiful big timber and small creeks on 64 acres. Cornering the Nantahala National Forest within 10 minutes of historic downtown Murphy, this property truly gives you the best of both worlds.

Give us a call and Lawrence can help you find your dream home in the mountains of Western North Carolina! 828-837-6611

An Indoor Option

The Ark jokes have reached an all time high and we’ve moved on to time change memes…because at least we’ll lose an hour of rain. If you’re like us, the novelty of this precipitation has worn off completely and we want warm sunshine. Parents, you know immediately at parent pickup if your kids have had indoor recess. They’re like rubber bands, wound up and ready to argue with all the siblings. Sadly, Mother Nature is more stubborn than our youngest daughter so we’ve taken to indoor options.

Silver lining: we have an amazing Fitness Center with an indoor pool. Murphy Health & Fitness is under new ownership and we are loving it! There is a TV on all of the cardio equipment so our girls can bring ear buds to watch cartoons while they expend a little energy after school. When we have more time on the weekends, our girls have loved swimming in the indoor heated pool. We’re anxiously awaiting the warm, sunny weather but until then, we’re grateful for this indoor option. Stop by MHF to visit their Membership Specialist, Tommy Phillips and we’ll see you there!


Thyroid Awareness 5k Run / Walk

As the parents of four daughters, we have been blessed to know many families of our girls’ friends. Our Sofia first met Bella in Kindermusik and they have gone to school together since preschool. She has always been a phenomenal young lady and we are grateful for their friendship. When Bella was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease, she truly amazed me as she handled it all with such grace. 

We hope you will register to participate in this 5k Run / Walk and consider sponsoring to help further promote Thyroid Awareness.

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Bella's letter

Unusual Local Words

If you’re not originally from Western North Carolina like myself, you’ve probably had to correct the way you say “Appalachian” and “Nantahala“. I’m embarrassed to admit how long “Cherohala” was an epic tongue twister for me, but it now rolls off my tongue and I even know the difference between “Hiwassee” and “Hiawassee“.

Stop by our Welcome Center to learn more, get free maps of these places, and plan your adventures throughout the Tri-State Area.

Bonus: Here’s a quick cheat sheet for you to pronounce these and many more regional words like a legit local!

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