Explore Brevard, Transylvania County, and Western North Carolina

Hike, bike, fish, run, swim, kayak, tube, shop, eat, drink, socialize, dance, snorkel, horseback ride – the options are endless! Pilot Cove is located adjacent to the vast Pisgah National Forest and a short drive away from Brevard NC, named one of the best small towns in America. Asheville and the Biltmore Estate are both approximately 45 minutes away, and numerous other attractions are within a short drive. Explore further for a comprehensive list with links for more information.

GUIDES

Carmichael Training Systems

A great opportunity for guided MTB adventures with top-tier athletes and coaches! Explore the beautiful trails of Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, and Paris Mountain State Park with experienced and certified CTS Mountain Bike Guides. No matter your ability level, we can craft unique half-day, full-day, and multi-day guided mountain bike tours for you. Book a trip with CTS to experience a thrilling ride and get a real taste for the stunning Brevard area MTB trails!

Carmichael Training Services – Guided Tours

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Pura Vida Adventures

Full service guide company offering climbing, canyoneering, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking,waterfall tours, adventure race instruction, and paddling trips. We also provide you with an opportunity to see the North Carolina mountains through any variety of these activities over one day or a series of days.

http://pvadventures.com

Red Wolf Mountain Bike Tours

Guided mountain bike rides throughout the Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Recreational Forest.

www.redwolftours.com/

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Pisgah Stables

Guided horseback rides throughout Transylvania County. Open seasonally April – October.

www.pisgahstables.com

The Bike Farm Pisgah

Mountain bike guide and coaching service throughout DuPont and the Pisgah National Forest.

www.bikefarmpisgah.com/

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Pisgah Field School

The Pisgah Field School will introduce you to the unique recreational, natural and cultural wonders of Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Forest and the surrounding landscapes of the Southern Appalachians. Let us guide you around the original backyard and classroom of the Biltmore Estate through hikes, tours, and science-based workshops, while discovering the local businesses and charm of beautiful downtown Brevard, NC. Our staff and expert guides share an enthusiasm for this incredible area and will help to strengthen your appreciation for the natural world and our mountain heritage.

http://cfaia.org/pisgah-field-school-brevard-nc/

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Miller’s Land of Waterfalls Tours

Join waterfall guide Craig Miller for a tour of some of the most unique waterfalls in Transylvania County, North Carolina and in the surrounding area.

http://www.tourwaterfalls.com/

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Eastatoe Trail Tours

Eastatoe Trails Tours intends to provide truly unique guided waterfall tours to its clients. Showcasing the abundant natural beauty of Transylvania County, for both visitors and locals alike.

http://www.eastatoetrailtours.net/

Blue Ridge Hiking Company - logo
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Blue Ridge Hiking Company

Jennifer Pharr Davis founded Blue Ridge Hiking Company to share her love and knowledge of the hiking and to expose people to the majestic beauty of the southern Appalachian mountains. Blue Ridge Hiking Company’s skilled guides hold a high degree of experience, regional knowledge, and professional expertise. We delight in working with beginners and revel in creating a challenge for more adventurous clients. Regardless of the hike’s duration and destination, our company values remain the same: “Respect for self, others, and the environment.”

http://blueridgehikingco.com/

BIKE RENTALS

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The HUB, Backcountry Outdoors and Pisgah Tavern

Conveniently located adjacent to Pilot Cove at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest, The HUB is a full-service bike shop stocking everything you need for your mountain or road cycling needs. Brands include Santa Cruz, Transition, Evil, Ibis, Norco, and Chromag.  Backcountry Outdoors is an outdoor gear shop located within walking distance.  Also stop in for a pint at the Pisgah Tavern, stocking a variety of craft beer options to unwind after a day in the saddle.

http://www.thehubpisgah.com/

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Sycamore Cycles

As Brevard’s original bike shop, Sycamore Cycles is a respected mainstay from both locals and tourists alike. Located walking distance from Pilot Cove, the shop is fully equipped to handle all of your cycling purchase, maintenance, or rental needs. Brands include Specialized, Yeti, and Trek. The shop is also home to Crank Coffee, a full coffee and pastry shop to start your day off right.

https://sycamorecycles.com/

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Squatch Bikes and Brews

Located close to Downtown Brevard, Squatch Bikes and Brews is a full-service shop offering everything you need for your cycling needs. Brands include Kona, Rocky Mountain, and Pivot Cycles. Stop by for a pint when you pick up your rental, service, or new bike!

 http://www.squatchbikes.com/

RADIO STATIONS

WNCW 88.7 FM

We are big music fans here at Pilot Cove, and we are proud to support WNCW 88.7 both monetarily and with our radio dials. The station truly is world-class. WNCW is a non-commercial public radio station licensed to Isothermal Community College in Spindale, North Carolina. The station broadcasts a varied format including folk, blues, jazz, reggae, Celtic, world, rock, bluegrass, indie, and news. No need to turn your dial anywhere else!

www.wncw.org/

WATER SPORTS

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Pura Vida Adventures

Full service guide company offering climbing, canyoneering, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking,waterfall tours, adventure race instruction, and paddling trips. We also provide you with an opportunity to see the North Carolina mountains through any variety of these activities over one day or a series of days.

http://pvadventures.com

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Oxbow River Snorkeling

Oxbow River Snorkeling is the first company to focus on guided river snorkeling in the United States. Our mission is to provide a full scale river snorkeling adventure, while our customers create lasting memories of our ancient watershed. We have designed several tours along the upper French Broad River and its tributaries. You will see examples of different types of aquatic communities and each adventure is packed full of potential surprises around every bend! Come join us as we venture below the surface of some of the oldest rivers in the world and remember to bring your waterproof camera or GoPro! ​

http://www.oxbowriversnorkeling.com/

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French Broad Outfitters

We also have a full line of paddle equipment, recreational kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and whitewater boats. We don’t stop there; we also have Asheville’s largest selection of disc golf supplies.

http://frenchbroadoutfitters.com/

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White Squirrel Paddle Boards

Check out one of the coolest outdoor experiences in Transylvania County and Western North Carolina with our totally mobile company. We bring the adventure to you! Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) offers a fun, relaxing way to play on the local rivers and lakes. Our guide brings a unique and fun experience to every outing making this an adventure that is just for you!

http://whitesquirrelpaddleboards.com/

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Headwaters Outfitters

Float or fish the majestic French Broad River at your leisure! Located at the confluence of the West Fork and the North Fork of the French Broad River, this full service fly fishing shop also offers guided trips, tubing rentals and shuttle service, a taproom, and canoe/kayak rentals to complete your day on the water.

http://www.headwatersoutfitters.com/

LOCAL EVENTS

Oskar Blues Burning Can

Held annually every July at the Oskar Blues Reeb Ranch.

http://burningcan.com/

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Mountain Song Festival

Hosted by the Steep Canyon Rangers this festival is a must see.  Held annually in early September at the Brevard Music Center.

http://www.mountainsongfestival.com/

Brevard Halloweenfest

Held annually in late October in Downtown Brevard.

Brevard Halloweenfest

DUPONT STATE FOREST

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DuPont State Recreational Forest

DuPont State Recreational Forest is the home of more than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and majestic waterfalls between Brevard and Hendersonville, North Carolina.

www.dupontforest.com

BREWERIES

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Oskar Blues Brewery

Oskar Blues is Brevard’s largest brewery with nationwide distribution. Check out their Pisgah Forest brewery and tasting toom, also known as the Tasty Weasel. Also be sure to catch a festival or event at the nearby Oskar Blues REEB Ranch.

www.oskarblues.com

Ecusta Brewing Company

Locations in Downtown Brevard and Pisgah Forest. The Pisgah Forest location is walking distance from Pilot Cove.

Ecusta Brewing Company

Brevard Brewing Company

Brevard’s original craft brewery. Located in Downtown Brevard.

Brevard Brewing Company

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Asheville Area Breweries

Explore the numerous Breweries of Beer City USA, about 45 minutes away! There are too many to list here, please visit the links below for a comprehensive list.

Asheville Ale Trail

Visit Asheville

TOUR GUIDES AND SHUTTLES

Leap Frog Tours

Leap Frog Tours offers a wide variety of tour and transportation experiences. Tours include brewery tours, agriculture tours, food tours, art tours, and custom tours. Shuttle services are utilized by both travelers and outdoor recreation users (i.e. – drop off at a point and hike/ride back). Contact Leap Frog Tours to book your custom experience today!

www.leapfrogtours.com/

ARTS + SHOPPING

Dragonfly Gallery

Art gallery featuring works from local artists, custom framing, handcrafted stain glass lamps, pottery and unique gifts. The talented artist/owner Rebecca Kahrs also offers art workshops and classes for individuals.

Blue Moon Gallery

Fine art photography of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the work of local and regional artists including blown and fused glass, sculpture, and paintings. Located in Cedar Mountain on Highway 276.

www.bluemoongallerync.com/

Gravy on Main

Gravy is an artisan and retail market with partial sale proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Transyvania County. There are 71 dealers at Gravy, many of them local artists, and many of the products unique to the area. Located in Downtown Brevard.

Gravy on Main

Hunters & Gatherers

Hunters & Gatherers proudly presents wonderful creations by several talented artists from around the states. We specialize in Made-In-USA goods. We also serve Ice Cream, Special Coffees and we have a little Saloon to enjoy our local craft beer.

Hunters & Gatherers

D.D. Bullwinkel’s

A vintage-style general store offering unique shopping in a quaint setting, D.D. Bullwinkel’s carries Men’s and Women’s clothing for hiking, mountain living, local adventures and adventures around the world. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.ddbullwinkels.com/

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O.P. Taylor’s

Dubbed “The Coolest Store on Earth”, this established toy store offers something for children and customers of all ages. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.optaylors.com

Local Color

Quaint shop in Downtown Brevard offering local artwork, handcrafted jewelry, functional art, furnishings, recycled and repurposed items, artisan clothing, motorcycle gear, wood, metal, pottery , fiber, more!

www.localcolorshop.com

The Duck Pond Pottery

The Duckpond Pottery is a working ceramic studio and gallery as well as a non- profit community center for the visual and performing arts. Located on Highway 276 in between Brevard and Cedar Mountain.

Cedar Mountain Country Store and Pottery

Clever, whimsical figures – animals, fairies, gnomes – greet visitors off Hwy. 276, where terra cotta pottery and local-cut stone are for sale right from the yard. Sundry items, canned goods, and unusual mountain collectibles make the gift shop a pleasure to peruse. Watch for the rare “Jackpoke,” an Appalachian cousin to trolls and leprechauns! Located on Highway 726 in between Brevard and Cedar Mountain.

Cedar Mountain Country Store and Pottery

Main Street LTD

Specializing in unique gifts and sundries, including gift baskets, toys, bath oils, luggage and accessories.  On-line ordering available. Located in Downtown Brevard for over 25 years.

www.mainstreetltd.com

Number 7 Arts

Number 7 Arts offers a diverse collection of artwork by local Transylvania County Artists. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.number7arts.com

Red Wolf Gallery

Fine art gallery featuring the works of International, National, and Regional Artists and Craftsmen. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.redwolfgallerync.com

Theophilus

Theophilus offers a cosmopolitan experience amidst the relaxed mountain lifestyle of Brevard. Providing fashion and gift options that understand modern style while maintaining personality and building relationships is what we strive to provide for our customers and our community. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.theophilusnc.com

Pure Pets

Pure Pets really cares about you & your pets! Self-Serve Dog Baths, Training & Educational Classes in Huge Training Area. Located in Downtown Brevard across from Library.

Pure Pets

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The Whistlestop Market

The Whistlestop is a gourmet market and produce stand featuring Carolina grown, raised, and made products. Carrying a wide variety of locally-grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, raw unfiltered honey, spices, nuts, bread, jams, jellies, craft beers, hand selected wines, ice, potted plants, flowers, herbs, starter plants, firewood, birdseed, & Taste of the Wild Pet Food. Located on Highway 276 in between Brevard and Cedar Mountain.

www.whistlestopmarketnc.com/

Mud Dabbers Pottery

Originally established as a family business in 1988 by the John O. Dodson family, the Mud Dabbers Pottery store and gallery now features the works of over 25 local potters. Located on Highway 276 in between Brevard and Cedar Mountain.

www.muddabbers.com

Lilly T’s Clothing Boutique

Lilly T’s Clothing Company is a ladies’ boutique located in historic Downtown Brevard.

www.lillyts.com/

The Grateful Dog

The Grateful Dog offers only the best in holistic dog and cat supplies. Keep your pet happy, healthy and GRATEFUL! Come by today!

The Grateful Dog

Mountain Quilts

Local quilt shop. Located in Downtown Brevard.

Mountain Quilts

The Underground Salvage Company / Architectural Antiques

Specializing in salvaging old houses, barns, commercial, and industrial buildings. Full warehouse of old doors, mantels, tin ceilings, and reclaimed lumber. The shop makes unique furniture with lots of character from old doors and salvaged materials. Located in the Brevard Lumberyard District, near Downtown Brevard.

The Underground Salvage Company / Architectural Antiques

Diamond Rush Jewelers

Family-owned jewelry business priding itself on great service, trust, loyalty, friendship and faith. Diamond Rush Jewelers provides a complete array of services ranging from jewelry repair and design, appraisal, re-stringing, watch batteries, watch repair, and custom orders.

www.diamondrushjewelers.com

Changes in Altitude

Located at the gateway to Dupont State Forest in the old Cedar Mountain post office, Changes in Altitude features nature-inspired art from local potters, painters, woodworkers, photographers and metal shapers. Discover handcrafted and unique treasures that will bring joy to your garden and home – where nature becomes art.

Changes in Altitude

Mountain Forest Studio

Located in an 1880’s pebble-dash house, Mountain Forest offers functional and whimsical pottery made on site by artist Mary Murray.

Mountain Forest Studio

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185 King Street

The premier music venue in Brevard, NC offering weekly shows by nationally touring and local bands. Craft beers, food, free pool, wifi, NFL, comedy and more!

www.185kingst.com

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The Brown Bean Coffee Roasters

Family owned, small batch coffee roaster offering specialty wholesale and retail coffee since 2004. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.thebrownbean.com

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Hemlocks Studio

Situated in an old-growth forest, Hemlocks Studio offers creative escapes for small groups and individuals; artists, writers, readers, and more. Take one of the pre-planned escapes or let Hemlocks arrange one for your group.

www.hemlocks.com

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Brevard Co-Ed Cinema

Early-19th-century movie house featuring first-run films on a single screen. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.coedcinema.com

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Crystal Mountain Gem Mine

Crystal Mountain Gem Mine brings you and your family the unique experience of Gem Mining for your very own gem stones, keep everything you find! Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.crystalmarketminingcompany.com/

The Finish Touch

Women’s Clothing Store located near Downtown Brevard.

The Finish Touch

RESTAURANTS & WATERING HOLES

Aloha Hot Dog Company

Delicious hot dogs served with creative toppings! Aloha Hotdog Company is usually stationed at the HUB and Pisgah Tavern during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months. Walking distance from Pilot Cove.

Aloha Hot Dog Company

Dolly’s Dairy Bar

A Pisgah Forest staple, open seasonally during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Located walking distance from Pilot Cove.

Dolly’s Dairy Bar

Pad Thai

Delicious Thai delicacies prepared with authentic ingredients and recipes. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.padthaibrevard.com

The Phoenix

Eclectic locavore comfort fare offered in a sharp, lofty space with exposed brick. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.thephoenixbrevard.com

Sunrise Cafe

Casual breakfast and lunch fare located near Downtown Brevard.

www.the-sunrise-cafe.com

Jordan Street Cafe

Jordan Street Cafe offers fine dining American Cuisine, Gourmet Burgers and Wraps, delicious Appetizers, Signature salads, homemade bread and pesto, and homemade deserts. Full bar with beers from local breweries and more. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.thejordanstreetcafe.com

SORA Japanese Restaurant

Delicious Sushi and Japanese fare served in casual atmosphere with full bar. Located walking distance from Pilot Cove.

www.sorasushinc.com

Magpie Meat and Three

Delicious, creative homestyle cooking in relaxed atmosphere. Located in the Brevard Lumberyard District near Downtown Brevard.

www.magpiemeatandthree.com

The Falls Landing

Mountainside seafood eatery with a seasonal menu of burgers, steaks & fish specialties. Located in Downtown Brevard.

The Falls Landing

The Square Root Restaurant

Creative fare served in a casual, yet elegant atmosphere. Located in Downtown Brevard.

The Square Root Restaurant

Marco Trattoria

Italian comfort food, including wood-oven pizza, served in relaxed digs in a mountain-style house. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.marcotrattoria.com

Mayberry’s

Bustling outpost serving sandwiches & soups in a comfy interior with wood floors & a laid-back vibe. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.mayberrys.co

Hawg Wild BBQ

Sprawling, classic BBQ joint serving wood-smoked meats & hushpuppies in a family-friendly setting. Located walking distance from Pilot Cove.

www.hawgwild-bbq.com

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185 King Street

The premier music venue in Brevard, NC offering weekly shows by nationally touring and local bands. Craft beers, food, free pool, wifi, NFL, comedy and more!

www.185kingst.com

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The Brown Bean Coffee Roasters

Family owned, small batch coffee roaster offering specialty wholesale and retail coffee since 2004. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.thebrownbean.com

Cedar Mountain Cafe

The Cedar Mountain Cafe focuses on making everything on the menu in-house, including biscuits, dressings, sodas, soups and sauces using nutritious, natural, and simple ingredients that are locally sourced and easy to pronounce. Located on Highway 276 in Cedar Mountain.

www.cedarmountaincafe.com

The Velvet Cup Coffee Truck

Full-service coffee truck. Often parked at the HUB, walking distance from Pilot Cove.

The Velvet Cup Coffee Truck

Hobnob Brevard

Located in an old family home right on Main Street in Downtown Brevard, Hobnob Restaurant offers big city dining with the comfortable ambiance.

www.hobnobbrevard.com

Blue Smoke BBQ

BBQ food truck serving real hickory smoked meats, quality homemade sauces and sides, and ice cold soft drinks. Often parked at the HUB walking distance from Pilot Cove.

Blue Smoke BBQ

Oskar Blues CHUBwagon

Oskar Blues Brewery’s food truck, serving creative burgers and sandwiches. Often parked at the HUB, walking distance from Pilot Cove.

Oskar Blues CHUBwagon

Olde Etowah Smokehouse

With the look and feel of a classic Carolina barbecue restaurant, Old Etowah Smokehouse is rooted in the traditions of wood smoked meats from an indoor brick & mortar pit which was originally built in the 1980’s. Located in Etowah about 10 minutes from Pilot Cove.

www.oldeetowah.com

Pisgah Fish Camp

Western North Carolina’s Original Family Seafood Restaurant. Establish 1967. Located walking distance from Pilot Cove.

Pisgah Fish Camp

Daggie’s

Burgers, fries, hot dogs, BBQ, and fast food American fare. Located walking distance from Pilot Cove.

Daggie’s

Vitamina T

Fast casual taco truck. Often parked at the HUB near Pilot Cove.

Vitamina T

Zaxby’s

Casual, fast chicken fingers and fries.

Zaxby’s Brevard

El Chapala Mexican

Casual Mexican Fare. Located walking distance from Pilot Cove.

El Chapala Mexican

Fuji Yama Japanese

No-nonsense Japanese restaurant supplying heaping plates of hibachi & teriyaki fare. Located near Pilot Cove.

Fuji Yama Japanese

Pizza Hut

Delivery to Pilot Cove, dine-in, and take out pizza. Located walking distance from Pilot Cove.

Pizza Hut Pisgah Forest

Sagebrush Steakhouse

Steakhouse with American fare. Located in between Pisgah Forest and Brevard.

Sagebrush Steakhouse

Jet’s Pizza

Delivery to Pilot Cove. Counter-serve chain offering deep-dish or classic pizzas with flavored crusts, plus wings & subs. Located near Downtown Brevard and Brevard College.

Jet’s Pizza Brevard

Coffee cARTS Studio

“Coffee cARTS Studio” is a Coffee/Blender Bar, Bakery and Local Products Shop with an Arts/Crafts Studio & Classroom. Located between Brevard and Rosman.

Coffee cARTS Studio

Brighter Day Coffee

Local coffeehouse located near Downtown Brevard and Brevard College.

Brighter Day Coffee

Subway – Pisgah Forest

Sub sandwiches. Located walking distance from Pilot Cove.

Subway – Pisgah Forest

Henry’s of Brevard

Henry’s is a family owned, quick service restaurant right near the heart of downtown Brevard, NC.

www.henrysofbrevard.com

Cardinal Drive In

Cardinal Drive-In is a restaurant with a nostalgic leap back in time to the 1950’s when waitresses brought your meal to you in your vehicle! Burgers, fries, and milkshakes. Located near Downtown Brevard.

Cardinal Drive In

Dhalia’s on the Davidson

DAHLIA’S is a cool, hip concession/food truck offering a creative American menu. Located walking distance from Pilot Cove.

Dhalia’s on the Davidson

New China Restaurant

Counter-serve eatery dishing up classic Chinese food, plus some Thai options, in a casual space. Located near Downtown Brevard.

www.newchinabrevard.com

Food Matters Market

Community oriented market offering organic food, locally grown, farm fresh, grass fed healthy meats, natural whole foods, fresh local produce, nutritional ingredients, wine, and beer.

www.foodmattersmarket.com

Plaza Garibaldi Mexican

Casual Mexican fare located in Downtown Brevard.

Plaza Garibaldi Mexican

Creekside Subs

Country style breakfast, lunch subs and great dinner. Located near Downtown Brevard.

Creekside Subs

Maya’s Grill

Casual Mexican fare located in Downtown Brevard.

Maya’s Grill

Twin Dragons Grand Buffet

Low-key eatery offering an array of self-serve, all-you-can-eat Asian & American food. Located near Pilot Cove.

Twin Dragons Grand Buffet

Dugan’s Pub

Wood-paneled Irish pub with a wraparound bar & a pressed-tin ceiling, plus Irish & American food. Located near Downtown Brevard.

www.duganspub.com

El Ranchero

Casual Mexican fare located in Downtown Brevard.

El Ranchero

Blue Ridge Bakery

Fresh baked pastries, cookies, and cakes made from scratch. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.blueridgebakery.com

Pescado’s Burritos

Fast-casual burrito and taco restaurant located near Downtown Brevard.

Pescado’s Burritos

El Quixote

Brevard’s premier fine dining Mexican Restaurant. Fresh ingredients and elegant atmosphere. Located near Downtown Brevard.

www.quixotebrevard.com

Big Mike’s

Homey, relaxed Italian joint with New York–style pizza & local craft beers, plus TVs showing sports. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.bigmikesnc.com

Wine Down on Main

Wine bar featuring off-beat and traditional favorites and select beers. Food is designed in order to compliment and enhance the wines of choice. Located in Downtown Brevard.

Wine Down on Main

Downtown Chocolates

Locally owned chocolate shop located in Downtown Brevard.

Downtown Chocolates

Kiwi Gelato

Handmade Italian desserts. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.kiwigelato.com

Cedar Mountain Canteen

The Cedar Mountain Canteen is the Bier Garden of Cedar Mountain, home to Dupont State Forest. It’s located at the intersection of Hwy 276 and Cascade Lake Road.

www.cedarmountaincanteen.com

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Asheville Area Breweries

Explore the numerous Breweries of Beer City USA, about 45 minutes away! There are too many to list here, please visit the links below for a comprehensive list.

Asheville Ale Trail

Visit Asheville

OUTDOOR RECREATION ATTRACTIONS

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Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway has long been recognized as the most scenic road in the United States. Managed by the National Park Service, the Blue Ridge Parkway runs for 469 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. The Blue Ridge Parkway is easily accessible from Pilot Cove via a 15 mile scenic drive or bike ride along Highway 276.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Bailey Mountain Bike Park

A dedicated year-round downhill MTB park just outside of Mars HIll NC, about an hour from Pilot Cove. Over 1000′ of vertical elevation drop on purpose built downhill trails! Reservations Required. Please check website in advance for open dates, rates, availability, and requirements for the park. A must visit for downhill riders during their visit to Western NC!

www.baileymountainwnc.com/

OUTDOOR RECREATION EVENTS

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

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Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway has long been recognized as the most scenic road in the United States. Managed by the National Park Service, the Blue Ridge Parkway runs for 469 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. The Blue Ridge Parkway is easily accessible from Pilot Cove via a 15 mile scenic drive or bike ride along Highway 276.

Blue Ridge Parkway

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The Whistlestop Market

The Whistlestop is a gourmet market and produce stand featuring Carolina grown, raised, and made products. Carrying a wide variety of locally-grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, raw unfiltered honey, spices, nuts, bread, jams, jellies, craft beers, hand selected wines, ice, potted plants, flowers, herbs, starter plants, firewood, birdseed, & Taste of the Wild Pet Food. Located on Highway 276 in between Brevard and Cedar Mountain.

www.whistlestopmarketnc.com/

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Rockin’ Bowl

Indoor bowling alley near Downtown Brevard on Rosman Highway.

www.rockinbowl,com

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Hemlocks Studio

Situated in an old-growth forest, Hemlocks Studio offers creative escapes for small groups and individuals; artists, writers, readers, and more. Take one of the pre-planned escapes or let Hemlocks arrange one for your group.

www.hemlocks.com

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Brevard Co-Ed Cinema

Early-19th-century movie house featuring first-run films on a single screen. Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.coedcinema.com

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DuPont State Recreational Forest

DuPont State Recreational Forest is the home of more than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and majestic waterfalls between Brevard and Hendersonville, North Carolina.

www.dupontforest.com

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Biltmore Estate

One of the most magnificent estates in America, if not the world. Located about 45 minutes away from Pilot Cove, near Asheville.

www.biltmore.com/

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Cradle of Forestry

Nestled in Pink Beds Valley is the Cradle of Forestry in America, the birthplace of science-based forest management and a living legacy made possible by George and Edith Vanderbilt of the nearby Biltmore Estate. Some 87,000 aces of the Vanderbilt’s “Pisgah Forest” tract became the nucleus of the Pisgah National Forest, established in 1916. This 6500 acre historic site in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, NC was created by Congress in 1968 to “preserve, develop, and make available to this and future generations the birthplace of forestry and forestry education in America.”

Cradle of Forestry

Elements Spa

Elements Spa is a wellness spa that provides a holistic and caring environment for your health and well-being. Offering massage therapy, skin therapy, and body treatments. Located in Downtown Brevard.

http://www.elementsspashop.com/

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Crystal Mountain Gem Mine

Crystal Mountain Gem Mine brings you and your family the unique experience of Gem Mining for your very own gem stones, keep everything you find! Located in Downtown Brevard.

www.crystalmarketminingcompany.com/

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