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Smithsonian Magazine Named Brevard One of 15 Best Small Towns to Visit

Smithsonian Magazine named Brevard, NC one of the 15 best small towns to visit in 2021! Citing its 250+ waterfalls, the half-a-million acres+ of Pisgah National Forest, outdoor recreational opportunities, music and festivals, delicious eateries, and even its claim to fame as one of the primary shooting locations of Hunger Games, they really seem to […]


2021 Guide to Summer in Pisgah

It’s starting to feel like summertime in Pisgah! Beginning Memorial Day weekend, many families make their way to Brevard and Transylvania County for vacations, outdoor adventures, and summer camp excursions. It’s an ideal time for travelers of all ages to experience the majesty of the mountains, forests, roadways, and streams of Pisgah National Forest. Popular Summertime activities […]

Asheville Must See: Spring Blooms at Biltmore

Spring is here! Temperatures are climbing, trees are leafing out, and flowers are blooming. An excellent way to celebrate and experience Spring is to visit the Biltmore Estate for their garden bloom displays. Visit this link for more info about visiting the Biltmore Estate for their Spring flower bloom. Also see below for an overview […]


2021 Western North Carolina Summer Camp Guide

Western North Carolina is famous for its breathtaking beauty and wide range of interesting things to do. Tourists from all over the world, not to mention the growing number of people who call these mountains home, love this area for the outdoor adventures, fine dining and craft brews, and artistic and cultural hubs. And the […]


Guide to Spring in Pisgah National Forest and Brevard NC

  Spring has sprung, as they say, in Pisgah National Forest! This is one of the best seasons to vacation in Brevard and Transylvania County, whether it’s for wildflower viewing, hiking, fly fishing, kayaking, festivals, or other outdoor adventures. Like all seasons in Pisgah, Spring promises in its distinct way to be a great time […]


Hike of the Week: John Rock Trail

One of our favorite recommendations for a Winter hike in Pisgah National Forest, John Rock trail is a 5-mile loop with a wonderful summit at 3,320 feet. The John Rock hike starts at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. You’ll pass Cedar Rock Falls on the way up, and thanks to the leafless trees of […]



From November 6 through January 10, Biltmore is a magical place to visit. Inside the largest home in America are 55 elaborate hand-decorated trees, including a 35-foot live fraser fir in the Banquet Hall, one thousand poinsettias, and miles of garland. Throughout the extensive grounds, visitors enjoy more than 100 decorated trees with 25,000+ ornaments, […]

COVID-19 Update From Pilot Cove

WE ARE OPEN! It’s needless to say, yet we will anyway! If you’re sick or not feeling well, don’t come. If you’ve been around anyone who is sick or hasn’t been feeling well, don’t come. We are working to be flexible with guests regarding changes in travel plans due to COVID. When you are here, […]