5 Specialty Shops You’ll Absolutely Love in Waynesville

In this post, we feature 5 specialty shops in Waynesville, North Carolina that you’ll absolutely love! All of these galleries and stores are located on Main Street, and all walking distance from one another. Note that these are only a sample of the wonderful businesses you will discover downtown. Be sure to explore the many other boutiques, bakeries, coffee shops and more!

T Pennington Art Gallery

(at 15 North Main Street) The shop showcases to the amazing colored pencil art of the local artist, Teresa Pennington. The studio also features classes for those looking to hone skills in colored pencil art.

Mast General Store

(at 63 North Main Street) this store features a little bit of everything in their 3 historic wood floors. With clothes, toys, old-time candy, kitchen and home items, and camping and outdoor supplies, there is something for everyone. Call


Axe & Awl Leatherworks

(at 41 Depot Street) A new addition to Waynesville’s Downtown, Axe & Awl crafts some of the finest handmade leather goods around. They are your one stop shop for quality driven leather goods.

The Station on Main

(at 102 North Main Street) This shop is an exciting mix of fun signs, collectables, and vintage treasures. Because it is so eclectic, it might best be described as “Mancave-meets-Southern-Living.” Call 828-508-2500 for more details about this wonderful store.

Green Orchid Soap Company

(at 36 North Main Street) is a recent addition to Main Street. With hyper-local products, the store features everything from bar soaps to body butters and lotions, candles, and more. Their team sources healthy and natural ingredients. All you have to do is choose your favorite scent. Call 828-550-6506 for more information.

There’s nothing better than starting your day with a gourmet breakfast made from fresh, local ingredients at The Yellow House, our romantic Waynesville bed and breakfast before heading downtown to enjoy a half-day exploring the fantastic boutiques. Enjoy an afternoon hike and return downtown for a meal at one of our fantastic local restaurants before heading back to the inn to enjoy a glass of wine by the fire in a thoughtfully appointed guest room. Treat yourself or a loved one to a fantastic Western North Carolina getaway and head back with something special to remember our lovely mountain town!