Brevard Area Guide

The small mountain town of Brevard, North Carolina is the pinnacle of outdoor living, exploration and memorable family vacations. This rustic village is located on the fringes of the Pisgah National Forest.

Brevard is about a 45-minute drive southwest of Asheville, North Carolina. Visitors who want to escape to the surrounding mountains will often stay in Brevard to enjoy a bit of quaint and cozy small town life.

Our Brevard vacation rentals offer easy access to all Brevard has to offer. Each vacation home offers the comfort and convenience of staying in a home while enjoying the beauty of the surrounding natural landscape and the many attractions of the town.

Below is a quick guide about what you can find hidden away in this mountain village.

Things to Do in Brevard

Brevard is a pure and unbridled natural adventure. You have an impressive selection of several things to do, both outdoors and in the town itself.

Head to the Pisgah National Forest for some mountain biking, fly fishing, and ambitious hiking. Explore some of the many exciting nearby waterfalls like Connestee and Graveyard Falls for some impressive photos.

You can also stay downtown and explore the rustic boutique shops, casual eateries, and whimsical sights and sounds.

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Downtown Brevard

Downtown Brevard is filled with character, with pastoral brick buildings and classic old America architecture. You have plenty of boutiques and shops, fun eateries, and inspiring museums all confined to a four block radius.

Downtown Brevard is situated in a scenic spot near the Pisgah National Forest. It is home to a number of local treats, such as the Falls Landing seafood restaurant, Mayberry’s Soups and Sandwiches, the White Squirrel Boutique Shoppe, and the Quixote Mexican eatery.

Stop by the Transylvania Heritage Museum or the Silvermont Mansion Museum for some historical context. Don’t miss the Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, an exciting activity for the whole family that will give you some sparkly souvenirs to take back home.

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Pisgah National Forest

Many vacationers to Brevard take to the Pisgah National Forest for some real off the beaten path exploration.

The protected wilderness of the forest is highly acclaimed for its waterfalls and mile-high peaks. Hundreds of miles of trails ebb and flow throughout over 500,000 acres of bountiful forestry and thick foliage.

Anyone staying in Brevard can easily head to the nearby Pisgah National Forest for some mountain biking, hiking, fishing, climbing, picnicking, scenic driving, photography, and waterfall exploration.

Annual Celebrations and Events

Downtown Brevard hosts the White Squirrel Music Festival (every Memorial Day weekend), as well as the yearly Squirrel Box Derby. Other top annual celebrations include Independence Day, Halloween Fest, and a Christmas Parade along with several other Christmas festivities.

Plenty of smaller events are held each week. Check the Brevard calendar of events to possibly catch one of these or other fun filled events during your stay.

White Squirrels of Brevard

Brevard is also home to a cute mascot critter, the white squirrel – thought to be the result of a carnival truck losing a group of them that bred with the local squirrels. The white squirrel phenomenon has given Brevard a distinctly charming trait.

Enjoy everything Brevard has to offer. Explore a welcoming and cozy mountain town, refreshing outdoor activities, and some spectacular sights and sounds while calling Brevard your home, even if it’s just for the weekend.

Contact our team at (828)-577-3435 for more on the finest Brevard vacation rentals. We want to make the process of finding a suitable vacation rental as manageable and seamless as possible.


Pete Key Properties
26 E. Chestnut Street
Asheville, NC USA 28801

Pete Key Properties
26 E. Chestnut Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-367-7202


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