Tips for Your Stay

Get the most out of your visit.

Enjoy Your Stay at Hinton!

Hinton Rural Life Center is in Hayesville, the county seat of Clay County, North Carolina. This rural, mountain town and the surrounding area that includes Lake Chatuge offer plenty to see, lots to do, and a plethora of places to eat. When you’re not enjoying our rocking chairs, trails, gardens, swim dock, and scenic views, we invite you to check out and enjoy the area options below. We hope you have a wonderful visit. It is our pleasure to host you!

Click Here for a List of Hinton Amenities

Click Here for Campus Map

And, just to be prepared . . . Click Here for Local Medical Care Resources

Where to Eat

From tavern fare to fine dining, you’ll have lots to choose from in the area of Clay-Cherokee-Towns counties. Treat yourself to ice cream, gourmet donuts, Snoballs, espresso, and more. The area also features breweries and wineries. Click on the link below for a detailed list of area eateries!

Download Our “Local Eateries” Guide


What to Do

Groups are responsible for making their own arrangements. Call or check online to confirm days and hours of operation. Make reservations, as needed.

Download Our “Things to Do in the Area” Guide

For more ideas of area activities and events, use the links below for the Chamber of Commerce websites for Clay and Cherokee counties in NC and Towns County, GA. Hayesville is in Clay County; Murphy is in Cherokee County; and Young Harris and Hiawasee are in Towns County.

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Cherokee County:

Towns County: