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  • Catheys Creek Falls
    Catheys Creek Falls
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    Catheys Creek Falls
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  • Lookingn Glass Falls
    Lookingn Glass Falls
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Brevard Things to Do

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    by charlenemixa Written Oct 18, 2014

    As part of our Waterfalls 'n Wines tour with the Pisgah Field Center, we finished the tour with wine tasting at Broad Street Wines. Connie, the owner, was so gracious as we sampled a wonderful variety of wines. A great feature with the wine tastings is we get a credit card that we can use in the wine dispenser system to choose from 1 oz, 2oz or 4oz. samplings. We liked the 1 oz. so we could sample more wines. Broad Street as some comfy couches that encourage stopping in for a glass of wine and visiting with friends. Connie is extremely knowledgeable and has an expansive collection of wines. Plus there some are great beers too! We left with a few bottles of both wine and beer.

    A toast Waterfall 'n Wines Tour!
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    by charlenemixa Written Sep 7, 2014

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    We love viewing waterfalls and tasting wines. Wow! A Hidden Gem is the “Waterfall ‘n Wine” Tour through the Pisgah Field School. Meeting Adam at the Pisgah Field School, he loads us in the van and we are off to see some waterfalls first and then taste some wine. Adam shares that the Transylvania County has over 250 waterfalls! Amazing! Our first stop is Looking Glass Falls. Located close to the road it is an easy walk to see this beautiful and most photographed waterfall. Continuing on our next stop is Sliding Rock Falls. From the top view, we imagine someone walking up the railing to arrive at the top, then bravely sitting on the rock and pushing off for a fantastic slide down to the natural pool at the bottom. Note: The water at the bottom of the pool is maybe 60 degrees so that is a shock itself. Walking the path to the bottom of Sliding Rock, a father is taking his four year old and then his three year old on the “slide!” FUN! Both children are thrilled with the excitement of sliding down a rock surface. On to No Name Falls, we take the fairly steep path to this long waterfall in the woods. BEAUTIFUL and serene. Great place for some photos. More waterfalls await us at Slickrock Fall where we can walk behind the waterfall. Again, so far these falls are a short walk from the road. To reach Daniel Ridge Falls we walk about a mile up a wide path to see this magnificent fall. A huge rock face has the water dropping over 110 feet. Even with a mild flow today, the major rock face of the waterfall is so impressive. After a stop to see the trout farm, it is time for some wine tasting. In downtown area of Brevard, NC we visit the Broad Street Wines where Connie shares her wine expertise and some delightful wine tasting. The wine tasting is fantastic as we sample Syrah, Italian Wines, California wines and more. The special wine dispenser allows us to select 1 oz. 2 oz. or 4 oz. We select the one ounce so we can sample more wines. Broad Street Wines is a unique boutique wine store. It is definitely a cozy spot where the locals and visitors alike enjoy weekly wine tastings and good conversation. Our tour finishes as we depart with a few bottles of wine.

    Note: This is a terrific tour and easy way to see some beautiful waterfalls and scenic forest. The wine tasting is a delightful finish to the tour.

    Looking Glass Falls Father & Son enjoying Sliding Rock Fall No Name Falls - serene and beautiful Slickrock Fall - fun to walk behind it, too. Daniel Ridge Fall - massive rock!
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    by SpaceCoastMomma Updated May 29, 2008

    This is one of our favorite things to do. With a toddler, we head out of Greenville, SC., directly after lunch and drive up to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Depending on where we end up, the drive is typically 45 minutes. This allows our son a little nap before the hike. Sometimes, to give him even more of a nap, we detour to SC11, the Cherokee Scenic Highway, before heading over to one of our favorite places to hike: Jones Gap State Park.

    One of our favorite weekend activities is to start the day with a nice brunch (on Sundays) up in Brevard, North Carolina, about an hour drive from Greenville. We have a hearty, all-you-can-eat brunch and then head out for a hike, to work it off.

    Brevard itself is a great little town ~ very quaint & picturesque, a community of artists and retired folks. Be sure to check out the White Squirrel shop...and possibly see one on your hike!

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    • Seniors

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Brevard Hotels

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  • Sunset Motel

    415 South Broad Street, Brevard, North Carolina, 28712, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Pines Country Inn

    719 Hart Road, Pisgah Forest, Brevard, North Carolina, 28768, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hampton Inn' Brevard

    800 Forest Gate Ctr, Brevard, NC 28712

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites...

    1570 Asheville Hwy, Brevard, NC 28712

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Holiday Inn Ex Brevard Nc

    1570 Ashville Highway

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • The Red House Inn Brevard

    266 West Probart Street, Brevard, North Carolina, 28712, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • The Inn at Brevard

    410 East Main Street, Brevard, North Carolina, 28712, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

  • Rodeway Inn Brevard

    950 Asheville Highway, (former Imperial Motor Lodge), Brevard, North Carolina, 28712, United States

Brevard Restaurants

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    by jmpncsu Written Jul 22, 2014

    El Ranchero is a good Mexican restaurant in downtown Brevard. I head to this area often for hiking and waterfalls, and Mexican food is always a good choice - it's fast, relatively cheap, and there's enough food to fill me up. The restaurant is conveniently located right in downtown, though the parking lot is very small, so you may have to park on the street. We ate here after a very long day of hiking and were all starving. The server brought out chips and salsa right away, which were very good, and kept them coming. As I always do at Mexican restaurants, I got the fajitas and they were very tasty. And of course, a great big Dos Equis to wash them down. The service was good and we got our food pretty quickly and the prices are reasonable. I've eaten here several times and always come back when I'm hungry for Mexican in the Brevard area, so I would recommend this restaurant to others.

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    by jmpncsu Written Apr 6, 2013

    Normally, I really don't like buffet food at all (like Golden Corral), but after a long day of hiking in Gorges State Park and burning lots of calories, the buffet seemed like a good idea. And the food was surprisingly good and fresh. They have a sushi bar with fresh sushi that was pretty good as well as a grill to make hibachi. Even the food at the buffet was pretty good - they have typical Chinese food (Kung Pao chicken, etc.) as well as a big salad bar, a lot of "American" type food and a dessert bar with soft-serve ice cream. So even if you have a picky eater, there is certainly something everyone could eat. The service was good, with the wait staff quickly refilling drinks and taking away plates and the food at the buffet was restocked frequently. Overall, I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone in Brevard with a big appetite looking for a good place to eat.

    Favorite Dish: The hibachi was great. Everything else that I had was good too. I loved the crab rangoons.

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    by SpaceCoastMomma Written Oct 2, 2007

    We wandered into this little town, Brevard, while we were out hiking around Caesar's Head State Park. It was a late Sunday morning and we were starving! We passed a lot of places which were closed and had just about given up when we saw this place. Little did we know that we were in for a treat!!! This place is very family-friendly and had a FANTASTIC brunch! They also have a bar and a big patio ~ a great place to enjoy the weather and some people-watching.

    Favorite Dish: Sunday brunch included Eggs Benedict, a full omelet station, a stocked salad bar, fruit salad, biscuits & gravy, grits, cinnamon French toast, waffles, curry corm chowder, salmon, roast beef, pork tenderloin, raspberry AND apple cobblers, among other items. My toddler was even offered his own plate, free of charge (they obviously didn't know how much he can eat!) :)

    Jason's Main Street Grill
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Brevard Off The Beaten Path

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    by jmpncsu Written Mar 30, 2013

    Catheys Creek Falls is a pretty 45-foot waterfall in Pisgah National Forest just outside of Brevard. And being less than a quarter mile from the road, it's an easy hike to reach the falls. From Brevard, go west on US-64 about three miles and turn right and an immediate left onto Catheys Creek Road (there is a sign for Kuykendall campground). After about a mile, the road turns to gravel and enters Pisgah National Forest (FR471). Go about 2 miles and there is pulloff where the power lines cross the road. A short, but steep trail leads down to the river for a view of the falls. The waterfall is a long cascade down a rock face with several smaller cascades.

    Catheys Creek Falls Catheys Creek Falls
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Brevard Favorites

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    by cascadia28747 Updated Feb 19, 2003

    Favorite thing: It is an extremely friendly town and there is a lot of outdoor dining in warm weather. Folks love to walk up and down the streets and check out the shops, which have much more conservative prices than most towns with specialty shops. There are 2 nice antique malls in older buildings, too

    Fondest memory: We love the Twilight Tour in early December. Also we have a great time around Hallowe'en, after all, this is Transylvania County. I am extremely pleased about the placing of the downtown historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.

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