Visit our Laid-back Town And Discover a Relaxed, Affordable Shopping Experience


Whether you are shopping for a small souvenir or a living room set, unique arts and crafts or a pair of flip flops – you can find it all in Bryson City. Our town may be small but we offer a variety of stores– if we don't have it, you probably don't need it.

Many shops showcase area artisans who create one-of-a-kind musical instruments, handcrafted jewelry, hand-turned wood objects, unique baskets and pottery. You can tour artist's galleries and studios, antique stores and interesting clothing and gift shops.

Other stores feature books about hiking trails, tall tales, and Appalachian history as well as light vacation reading, cookbooks and children's stories and CDs of mountain and Celtic music.

Click on a shopping category to the right to open the doors to a special Bryson City shopping adventure.

Printable Guide to Bryson City Galleries & Shopping (pdf).

Charlotte Observer picked Bryson City as a Great Town to Walk. "Here's a picture-perfect place...Main Street is impeccably groomed, a flat and easy walk - and the horizon holds breathtaking mountain views."

Bryson City Shopping Guide

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Sleepy Hollow Farm and Studio

Contact: Joan Glover
164 Sleepy Hollow Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-736-5078
Sleepy Hollow Farm and Studio Nestled in the mountains only minutes from downtown Bryson City is Sleepy Hollow Farm and Studio, a small family farm offering quality, fresh produce using organic methods as well as handcrafted works of gourd art, with many featuring basketry utilizing all natural plants and materials such as rattan, cane and sea grass. Schedule a tour today!

The Wild Fern

Contact: Debra Mills
19 Everett Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-736-1605
A working studio/gallery of regional artists who create and sell! Debbie Mills, of Mountain Basket Works, creates traditional and contemporary baskets. Call or email for upcoming class schedules.

Tartan Lassie

PO Box 488
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-488-4170
Handmade fashions in the Scottish tradition by artisans of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Elizabeth Ellison Watercolors

Contact: Elizabeth Ellison
PO Box 1262
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-488-8782
Utilizing both traditional and oriental techniques -- and sometimes employing American Indian motifs -- Ms. Ellison depicts the varied wildflowers, animals, human inhabitants, and landscapes of the Smokies region. She was recently the subject of a "Carolina Camera" CBS-TV profile syndicated to affiliated stations throughout the eastern United States, and Elizabeth Ellison Watercolors was one of the establishments selected for inclusion in Fodor's Guide to the National Parks and Seashores of the East (1994).

The Cottage Craftsman

Contact: Paige Christie
44 Frye St
Bryson City, NC 28713
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Phone 828-488-6207
Mobile 828-736-6118
Charming cottage in Train Depot area featuring only regional handcrafted items and artisans. Baskets, pottery, wood turned pieces, art and jewelry are only a few of the many treasures you will find at The Cottage Craftsman. Gourmet NC wine and cheeses with Saturday wine tastings in season. Now offering basket making classes, call for more information.

Allyson Gernandt Gemstone Jewelry

Contact: Allyson Gernandt
240 N Panther Branch Rd
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-488-1144
Handmade & Custom Earrings, Bracelets, Pendants, Rings.

Native American Craft Shop

Contact: Janene
1847 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-6790
Mobile 828-736-0188
Fax 828-497-4545
Located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Native American Craft Shop features the Southeast's largest collection of Native made crafts and art. Cherokee owned and operated.

Yellow Branch Pottery and Cheese

Contact: Karen Mickler
136 Yellow Branch Circle
Robbinsville, NC 28771
Phone 828-479-6710
A working farm and pottery studio, Yellow Branch Pottery and Cheese offers distinctive, handcrafted cheeses including Yellow Branch Farmstead Cheese, Yellow Branch Pepper Cheese and Yellow Branch Natural Rind Cheese. In the pottery studio and gallery you will find items ranging from table ware, sculpture and ornaments.

Art & Jewelry by Traditional Hands

Contact: Jutta Farrer
1045 Tsalagi Road/US 441 Business
Cherokee, NC 28719
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Phone 828-554-5884
High quality and authentic native American wampum, turquoise, and silver jewelry handcrafted by General B. Grant(Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian) and other artists from different tribes. Also available are arts and crafts from Native American artists throughout North America and Canada; sculptures, paintings, knives, beadwork, pottery and much more.

Bee Global Studio Gallery

Contact: Crim Bassett
1633 Lower Stecoah Rd
Stecoah, NC 28771
Phone 828-479-8284
Welcome to Bee Global, a working candle studio offering distinctive, handcrafted beeswax creations. Since 1996, we have combined the finest natural beeswax with quality craftsmanship to produce Bee Glow lanterns, award winning beeswax ornaments and pillar candles. Tour our website,,or stop by and visit our gallery.

Pincu Pottery

Contact: Elise Delfield
80 Hwy. 28 South
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-488-0480
Pincu Pottery offers handmade, functional pottery that is made on the premises. Come watch the potter at work as she crafts these one of a kind items. Sign up for a class or inquire about individual instruction times - adults and children are welcome. Retail area featuring pottery tools as well.

Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center

121 Schoolhouse Rd
Robbinsville, NC 28771
Phone 828-479-3364
Phone 828-479-4384
Fax 828-479-1434
Stecoah Valley Center is home to an Artisans Gallery, a Spring Bluegrass Festival, an 11-week Summer Concert Series, a Fall Harvest Festival, the Schoolhouse Cafe (seasonal hours), and a variety of adult classes from cooking to arts and crafts as well as business and technical assistance for artists.

The Charles Heath Gallery

Contact: Charles Heath
175 Everett St.
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-538-2054
The Charles Heath Gallery is the working studio and main gallery featuring the work of American Artist Charles Heath. Being a native to North Carolina, Charles has kept his focus on capturing the images and scenes that he grew up with. He uses a variety of mediums including pastel, acrylic, pen and ink, and photography. Full line custom framing also available.

Great Smokies Fine Arts Gallery

Contact: Janene
Acquoni Road
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-5444
Mobile 828-736-0188
Fax 828-497-5444
Located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Great Smokies Fine Arts Gallery offers a stunning selection of national Native American and Western artists. From originals and limited edition prints to giclees, Great Smokies Fine Arts Gallery has it all. Shop a large selection of rustic home furnishings to complete the look. Cherokee owned and operated.
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Bryson City - Swain County
Chamber of Commerce

210 Main Street
P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713


Karen Proctor Wilmot
Executive Director

800-867-9246 toll-free
828-488-3681 local
828-488-6858 fax