About Us

Our Story

Established in 1975, Saunooke’s Mill is a landmark on the Cherokee Indian Reservation at the entrance to the Great Smokies National Park.  The property on which our mill sits has been in the Saunooke family for many generations.  The land was handed down to Charles Saunooke from his parents, former Principal Chief, Osley Saunooke and former Council Member, Bertha Saunooke.

Owners Charles and wife Carol scoured the Smokies looking for the grist mill and water-wheel that is still in use today.  Upon completion of the retail store the mill began producing stone ground grits and corn meal, using all natural ingredients.

Today, Saunooke’s Mill is visited by thousands of vacationers to Cherokee, NC.  After receiving calls and emails asking for more stone ground products when customers returned home and discovered the good taste, a website was designed to make it easy to order.   We hope you take time to look around, and if you want us to send something extra, please do not hesitate to contact us.

you’ll find hundreds of unique items in our Cherokee Saunooke’s Mill store. We’ve now collected our most popular products to offer them here online, including:

  • Stone Ground Cornmeals

  • Stone Ground Grits

  • Stone Ground Flour

  • Stone Ground Breading Mixes

  • Handmade Carving and Cheese Boards

  • Unique Gift Boxes and more…

Buy 5 bags of Meal Get 1 FREE!!

Add 6 bags to your cart.  Your free bag discount of $5.99 will automatically be applied.
Good only on 2 lb bag meals.  Limit one $5.99 discount per order.  

Flat Rate Shipping of $14.99* 

*Will ship MEAL, anywhere in continental USA.  Does Not apply to gift boxes and non-meal products. Certain exclusions apply.  

Cherokee Store

Saunooke Village
25 Big Cove Road
Cherokee, NC 28719

Phone: 828-497-9879

Hours:  Open 7 days a week
9:00 - 8:00   Apr - Oct
9:30 - 5:30   Mar, Nov, Dec
Closed for Winter   Jan - Feb

Online Store

Open 7 days a week 24 Hours

Flat Rate Shipping $14.99*

We'll ship anywhere in the Continental US.