Pick the perfect Christmas tree for you home and have a great holiday outing at one of the "choose and cut" Christmas Tree Farms near Asheville. You select the tree. Then they will cut it, bale it and tie it on your vehicle. Or you can use their bowsaw and cut it yourself! Our North Carolina Fraser fir tree production ranks second of any state in the United States. Since they grow best above 3,000 feet elevation (cooler like the North Pole), farms are a short and scenic drive from the city. Our top two picks are in nearby Waynesville.
Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm
445 Boyd Farm Road, Waynesville, 828.926.8888
2019 Dates: Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 AM-5 PM
- November 21-24: (Open Thanksgiving Day, Santa will be there Nov 23 & 24)
- November 28- December 1 (Santa will be there Nov 29 & 30, Dec 1)
- December 5-8
This choose and cut farm with mountain views is an easy drive from Asheville and just a few miles from I-40. They specialize in high quality Fraser Fir trees, 5-18 feet. Located at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains near Maggie Valley and Lake Junaluska. Easy paved access, lots of parking, restrooms, handicap facilities. Free refreshments including cider and hot chocolate in heated tent. Also buy fresh wreaths, roping and tree stands. Stay the night in one of their rental cabins on the farm. Dogs allowed on leash.
Directions from Asheville (30-40 minute drive): Follow I-40 west to exit 20. Go 3.5 miles on Hwy. 276 South, Turn right onto Hemphill Road, cross bridge & immediately turn left onto Boyd Farm Road. Go to their Web site.
Mehaffey Tree Farm
24 Corner Drive, Waynesville | 828-476-8505
2019 Dates: Open Nov 29, 30, Dec 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 9 AM-5 PM (Closed Thanksgiving Day)
This highly rated wholesale tree farm opens to the public for a few weeks each year. Find easy parking, restrooms, and free refreshments in a heated building. They have 6-12 foot trees, plus wreaths, roping and tree stands.
Directions from Asheville (30-40 minute drive): Follow I-40 west to exit 20. Travel 3.1 miles on Hwy. 276 South, Turn right onto Grindstone Rd. Travel 1.3 miles on Grindstone Rd. to Hemphill Road, Turn right on Hemphill Rd. Go to their Web site.
More Choose & Cut Farms
Note: Call before you go to make sure they are open!
Cartner Christmas Tree Farm (Banner Elk area)
901 Balsam Drive, Newland, NC | 828-733-1641
Open the weekend before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday and weekend after Thanksgiving Day, and first two weekends in December; from 9 AM until dusk.
Enjoy warm accommodations, hot cocoa, hot cider and cookies. They will cut, bale and load your tree once it’s selected. The farm is located 11 miles from Banner Elk, approximately 65 miles northeast from Asheville. They also have wreaths and garland, along with special greenery requests.
Elk River Evergreens (Banner Elk area)
121 Brooks Shell Road, Elk Park, NC | 828-387-7695
Opens mid November. Open Sunday-Friday Noon-6 PM and Saturday 9 AM-6 PM. Open Thanksgiving
Located near downtown Elk Park (8 miles from Banner Elk), this farm has weekend hay rides, cider, hot cocoa, and great photo spots for family memories. Bring your tree stand and they will fit your tree, bale it and tie it atop your car.
Tom Sawyer's Christmas Tree Farm (Cashiers)
240 Chimney Pond Road, Glenville NC | 828-743-5456
Opens mid November. Mon-Fri 1-4 PM, Sat 9-5, Sun 12-5. Elf Village open Sat & Sun. Closed Thanksgiving. Open Friday after Thanksgiving 9-5.
80 acres of Fraser Firs, 3-12 feet. Fisit the elf-sized collection of houses in the Elf Village, where kids can make crafts, visit Santa Claus, write and mail letters to Santa, hear holiday stories, roast s’mores and even take horse and carriage rides on Saturdays. Overlooks Lake Glenville, 6 miles north of Cashiers & 22 miles south of Sylva. 68 miles SW of Asheville.
Frosty Mountain Christmas Trees (Madison County - near Mars Hill)
13623 Highway 212, Marshall, NC | 828-656-8100
Opens mid November, 9 AM-4:30 PM every day
This tree farm is a short distance off I-26 near the North Carolina/Tennessee line. Be surrounded by hillsides of trees and fields with cows, goats, and a llama or two. They grow 80,000 Fraser firs on 55 acres of their 300 acre farm. Wreaths up to 36 inches. About 41 miles N of Asheville.