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July 24th 6pm-10pm


Everyday 9am-4pm from July 25th - Aug 4th 

The 2019 Cashiers Designer Showhouse will kick off with a Preview Party on the evening of July 24th that will sure to bring a smile to the faces of all who come. Centering around an old fashioned mountain get together, the Preview party will be the perfect blend of Southern hospitality and old fashioned merrymaking. Guests will enjoy a variety of food delights, delectable drinks as well as a mountain raffle, in which wonderful prizes that have been donated by many of the sponsors will be open for the taking! We at CHS and the Designer Showhouse cannot emphasize it enough that guests will enjoy a fine time in the country with this year’s Showhouse.

We are delighted to present the 2019 Cashiers Designer Showhouse. This year’s Showhouse will take place from July 24th to August 4th at a rustic cabin home nestled at the foot of a mighty mountain. Embodying the true nature of the mountains of North Carolina, this year’s Showhouse is a step back from the hustle and bustle of big city life, and a leap into a relaxing getaway cabin in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. The cabin and its 26 acre property open an abundance of opportunities for our local and visiting designers, in collaboration with the Cashiers Historical Society and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, to harness the beauty of this wonderful location.




Cashiers locations:Cashiers Historical Society, 1940 Highway 107 South, (828) 743-7710

Cashiers Farmers Market, 78 US Highway 64 East, (828) 743-4334

Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce, 202 US Highway 64 West, (828) 743-5191

Gracewear, 96 Highway 107 South, (828) 743-3999


Vivace of Cashiers, 104 Highway 107 South, (828) 743-2800

Acorns at Old Edwards Inn & Spa, 465 Main Street, (828) 787-1877

Acorns on Church, 120 S Fourth Street, (828) 787-2640


Vivace of Highlands, 230 South 4thStreet, (828) 526-1880

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JULY 25 - AUG 4 

9am - 4pm 

Everyday from


Please note that Google Maps has taken some people to the wrong destination. For clarification the address is 

Black Rock Preserve

144 Cove Drive Highlands, NC

From Cashiers Crossroads:

Follow Highway 107 South for about 1.8 miles ( 5 mins) until you reach Whiteside Cove Rd. Turn Right onto Whiteside Cove Rd. and stay on it for 8.4 miles (20 mins). Whiteside Cove Road will turn into gravel, keep going on until it turns into Horse Cove Rd and follow this until you reach the Showhouse! There are signs all the way down to the Showhouse. 

From Highlands Main street:

Go down towards Mountain Fresh Market and follow Horse Cove Rd for 3.9 miles (approx. 10 mins). Follow signs for the Showhouse! 

The Cashiers Designer Showhouse (CDS) is presented every year by the Cashiers Historical Society in partnership with Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Proceeds benefit the Cashiers Historical Society’s mission and cultural programming.


This year, the Cashiers Designer Showhouse welcomes you to the beautiful Black Rock Preserve. The cozy and rustic get-away cabin sits on 28 acres of farm land and the former Cosper’s Flower Farm. All of this beautiful acreage sits, nestled into the base of the looming Black Rock mountain. This Showhouse is truly a departure from the previous Showhouses, and a return to the roots of what it means to be in the Western North Carolina mountains.


Inspired by the raw beauty of the property and the rustic cabin, designers from near and far have worked effortlessly to turn this home and stable house into a home to behold! In addition to this, the 2 week long event will be full of demos, live paintings, fly fishing guides, and a plethora of many other festivities you will not want to miss out on. Starting off the event is the July 24th Horse Cove Social and Preview Night party, followed by the rest of the week of events, finally coming to an end on August 4th. We hope you enjoy a Day in the Country with this year’s Cashiers Designer Showhouse!

We are sure that the 2019 Cashiers Designer Showhouse will be an enriching week full of energy and style, and we would love for you to be a part of it. Below you will find a variety of opportunities for you to be involved. Donating to the Cashiers Designer Showhouse will make a significant impact in helping to ensure that Cashiers remains the community that we
all know and love. Your donation will not only support the Cashiers Historical Society and our efforts to preserve the history of Cashiers Valley, but it will also stimulate the well-being of our town.


2019 Cashiers Designer Showhouse Donation Packages:



















We're excited to share that this year the Cashiers Historical Showhouse has been selected as a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Festival & Event winner for the month of July 2019!

"The Top 20 Festival and Event Program is celebrating 34 years of spotlighting the best festivals and events in the Southeast. Their goal is to provide well-deserved accolades for the dedicated event organizers and additional media exposure for their events,” 

-Monica Smith, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society.



The Cashiers Historical Society was established in 1996 to preserve and protect the village identity and heritage of Cashiers Valley through education, stewardship and advocacy. Each year we produce and present the Cashiers Designer Showhouse, our largest fundraising endeavor.Your generosity and support of this important event help us continue and further our mission.Here are just a few of the highlights from the past year and what’s ahead at CHS:

Heritage Apple Day: In early spring, a talented team of staff, volunteers and experts host this daylong event. Attendees learn how to plant and groom heritage trees, helping to ensure the livelihood of the varieties that nourished our forefathers. We provide the rootstocks and scions used for grafting at no charge and everyone gets to take home a tree to plant in their yard or garden. This year’s event also featured live music, kids’ activities and a photo booth for attendees to capture the memories of the day.

Zachary-Tolbert House Open for Tours: Since the Zachary-Tolbert House has completely finished being restored as well as the upstairs being completed with its furnishings, the entire house is now open for tours! The ZT House is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 3pm. Once you are finished at the Showhouse, drop by and take a tour of one of the oldest standing structures in Jackson County!


Lecture series continues: The Cashiers Historical Society calendar for 2018 featured anew historical lecture series at the Dowden Pavilion on the Zachary-Tolbert Grounds.This year, it continues with a broader array of guest lecturers!Each speaker will discuss a topic historically relevant to the Cashiers Valley. This year’s featured speakers include local historian John Barrow, professor of music at Western Carolina University, Dr. Will Peebles, and resident arborist Trevor Howard. Visit our website for the full event calendar.

Something Old, Something New: Last year, the Cashiers Historical Society was gifted theHampton Schoolhouse the week after the Showhouse ended. We are please to announce that restoration work is nearly complete on the 128 year old school house. The Hampton School house will open for tours and some educational events towards the end of the summer/into early fall.Come out before October and see the newly restored one room Schoolhouse

we want to send a sincere thank you to Mrs. Carolyn McCall for opening her beautiful home and property to the Cashiers Historical Society 

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