There are plenty of things to do nearby at Memory Mountain Lodge.  Following are more details along with numerous links and our own personal favorites.
At the Lodge


Hannah and Jerod favorites:

  • Snow fun!  Skiing and tubing at nearby Sapphire Resort
  • Hanging out at Fairfield Lake and swimming out to the floating dock.
  • Finding a new waterfall... or an old one! 
  • "Secret" slide rock
  • Turtleback falls
  • Exploring upstream or downstream in the backyard mountain stream
  • Playing darts or the ring game on the back porch

Luann and Tony favorites:

  • Reading on the front porch and looking for "God-beams" in the early morning
  • Playing checkers with the kids on the front porch
  • Reading next to the stream
  • Hanging out at Fairfield Lake
  • Star gazing
  • Taking a walk
  • Hiking up Whiteside mountain - enjoying the spectacular views
  • "Secret" slide rock
  • Rainbox falls (spectacular)


Everybody agrees, our favorite indoor activity is playing the neat board games that we don't have at home.

Sapphire Valley Resort
Fairfield Lake

Guests at Memory Mountain Lodge have full access to all of the amenities the Wyndham Sapphire Resort has to offer.

Skiing    Events Calendar    Concerts

During the summer our favorite is Fairfield Lake, with it's beach/swimming area, floating platform, boats to rent, peaceful evenings and beautiful mountain views. 

In winter we enjoy skiing or tubing on the slopes!

Year round we enjoy the indoor pool and jacuzzi's, the game room and putt-putt golf.

The Great Outdoors
Wow, is there a lot to do!  Waterfalls.  Lakes.  Hikes.  Fishing.  White water rafting.  Slide rocks.  Sight-seeing.  Below are several links for you to explore your interests.  After the links, we list some of our favorites.  However, we're still exploring and discovering ourselves!
Whitewater Falls

Highlands Waterfall Map

Transylvania County Waterfalls

Courthouse Falls

Silver Run Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

Dry Falls

Cullasaja Falls

Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests

Dupont State Forest

Jocassee - Sapphire - Horseback Riding

Blue Ridge Parkway

Western NC Mountain Biking

Western NC Trout Fishing

Whiteside Mountain Hike

Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest

Cashiers Sliding Rock

Sunset Rock - Highlands
Turtleback & Rainbow Falls
Sapphire National Golf Club
High Hampton Inn & Country Club

Here are some of our favorites:

  • Cashiers Sliding Rock - easy to get to but the water is c-c-c-c-cold!
  • Lake Glenville - rent a boat for the day from Signal Marina
  • Silver Run Falls - short, easy hike and a nice swimming hole
  • Courthouse Falls - a little hike but a nice swimming hole
  • Dry Falls - neat to walk behind the falls
  • Cullasaja Falls - fun to hop on rocks and watch the crazy teenagers jump from the cliff
  • Sunset Rock - Overlooks Highlands.  Nice for a picnic.
  • Turtleback Falls






Lake Glenville
Whiteside Mountain
Festivals, Shopping, Craft Shows, Etc

Here are the local calendar's of events:

Cashiers        Highlands

For music lovers the Brevard Music Festival and the Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival are very popular.  They both have performances running throughout the summer.

We really enjoy the craft shows featuring the local artists and craftsmen.  For shopping in Cashiers we like the General Store and the Condiment Store.  Highlands has wonderful shops and Buck's Coffee Shop.  Jerod and Hannah especially like Cyrano's Book Store and The Toy Store.