Is Maggie Valley open in the Corona Virus Pandemic

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At the onset of the Coronavirus out break in the United States,  in April of 2020, North Carolina issued mandatory shut-downs of all non-essential businesses.  Additionally, Haywood county where Maggie Valley NC resides, issued additional closure requirements and travel restrictions.  The entire state was under a "Stay at home" order.

Towards the end of May, many of those restrictions were lifted, and North Carolina is currently in Phase 2 of the North Carolina Governor's phased re-opening plan.

Is Maggie Valley NC open?

YES, Maggie Valley IS Open

Maggie Valley IS open, and many restaurants, hotels/motels, cabins, campgrounds, attractions, and area outdoor activities are open as well,  BUT ... with some limitations.

In general, all businesses, attractions, and even outdoor areas have social media distancing recommendations.  The degree at which ease of these types of businesses are impacted beyond that varies.


Most lodging businesses are open.   Lodging includes:

With that said, each have their own individual policies and cleaning procedures in place.  For example, some won't allow back to back room rentals.  If cleaning and sanitary procedures, you'll want to call and ask about those. 

Maggie Valley Lodging

See our guide for information and listings of the many different types of wonderful mountain lodging available in Maggie Valley NC


Most Maggie Valley area dining options are open, and are offering both take-out and dine in accommodations.

Dining rooms are limited, under NC Phase 2 requirements, to only 50% capacity, so you'll want to keep that in mind.  For the more popular restaurants, you'll want to try to make reservations.

There are a few popular places that are not open yet, including J Arthurs and Maggie Valley Restaurant.  Our understanding is they will open later in June, probably during Phase 3.

Two restaurants have permanently closed, including Willie Brooks BBQ and Butts on the Creek.  We'll have exciting news coming soon about both of these locations, so stay tuned!

Maggie Valley Dining

See our guide for information and listings of the many different Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner dining options available in Maggie Valley NC


Many shops are open, but with reduced hours and limitations of 50% capacity in the store at any one time.  You'll want to call the stores for their hours, or visit their Facebook pages or websites for information.

Maggie Valley Shopping

Maggie Valley NC is FULL of wonderful, unique, and locally owned specialty shoppes and stores.   See our guide for a complete list!


While some location business owned attractions are open, many are still closed, due to social distancing requirements.   

Attractions that are open include:

  • Maggie Valley Carpet Golf
  • Fantasy Golf and Game Room
  • Elevated Mountain Distillery (limited)
  • More to come!

Maggie Valley Attractions

Maggie Valley NC has many fun things to see and do, in the town itself.   See our guide for a complete list!

Outdoors and Nature

Nearly all of the outdoor state and national parks are now open.  This includes the Blue Ridge Parkway.   You will find that many visitors centers and public restrooms are closed, so be prepared.

Unfortunately, Cataloochee Valley, a popular destination for those visiting Maggie Valley NC is closed until early July.

What to do in Maggie Valley?

See our What to do Guide for more information on all of the beautiful things to see and do in and around Maggie Valley NC

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