Cashiers’ Favorite Porch!

Celebrating 35 Seasons!

In 1892 Evan Pell purchased this property from J. Newton Bryson for $27.00 and built the present stucture using American Chestnut and English Popular for the siding. He ran it as a general store until his untimely death in 1901. Since then Badger Toy, Willis Cauble and many others have run stores here at various points in time. During this period farmers on thier way to markets in Sylva and Asheville would stop to water thier livestock in the small branch which boarders the property. The building was also used as a school, post office, tack shop and a private dwelling for such locals as Uncle Bubba Bryson, Wimp Davis and others. The building first became an outdoor deli style restaurant when Ske Dick opened the Purple Onion Shoppe in 1971. In 1979, Ske called Scott and Brien Peterkin, asking them to purchase the restaurant, which they did, creating The Cornucopia. The two brothers ran the business together for several years. Scott ran it for 28 years creating the Cashiers Landmark it is today. Sadly, Scott passed away on April 12, 2005. The Peterkin family continues to operate the Cornucopia today.

Locally sourced and seasonably available foods


Cornucopia is a seasonal business.
Mid March – Thanksgiving

The hours change according to the time of year. If you are coming during the off season, please call to make sure we are open. 828 743 3750.

Monday – Saturday 11:00 – 3:00
Sunday 11:00 – 3:00
Thursday – Saturday 5:30 – 9:00