My son and I stayed at Pilot Cove last week for a mountain bike vacation in Pisgah Forest. It was exactly as advertised: clean, modern, close to trailheads. It had comfortable beds, a spacious porch, washer/dryer. Kitchen has everything you need if you want to cook in but you are also close enough to Brevard if you want to head out. Sweet little trail system also available right on the property. The Pilot Cove team is awesome, great customer service...you will not be disappointed.
Great stay! Easy booking and check-in, Syl touched base by phone beforehand. Clean, modern cabins with all the needed conveniences. We're not bikers, but enjoyed the quiet, remote feeling of being at Pisgah National Forest, while actually being minutes from town.
Pilot Cove has the best cabins in an ideal location. The cabins are very clean with an open floor plan and each has a great view. The location is ideal for exploring Pisgah National forest and only 40 minutes to Asheville. The only reason it gets 4 stars from me is the bike trail on site was kind of sketchy.
If you want a glorious little cabin with trails that will make your body super fit then this is your place to be! I LOVED it at pilot cove it was quiet and you could actually see the stars the light pollution was practically non existent! Great place for the kids and it even has a hammock!!! Definitely going again!
I have stayed at Pilot Cove 5 times now. Each time has been a great experience with amazing and clean cabins tucked on the mountain side in the woods. The owners are terrific and easy to deal with. I met them at Windrock Bike park while their son was riding in a DH race event a few years back and we have been coming up ever since.
Pilot Cove is a great place for a relaxing get away. It feels secluded but is in the heart of everything that makes the mountains worth visiting. There’s great hiking, waterfalls and scenery as well as restaurants, breweries and shopping just a short drive away.
The cabin was clean and attractive and located in a secluded location. The large deck overlooked a forested hillside. On one side was the Pisgah National Forest and at the bottom of the hill was a Walmart and other shopping. There is no room service or check-in process, but this certainly did not seem necessary.
The cabins are modern and cozy, also in a great location with wonderful views. We had a great weekend exploring the mountains. We will be return customers.
Colin handled our reservation personally and everything went very well.
This was our fifth or sixth stay at Pilot Cove and our first in the new cabins and like every visit, it did not disappoint! As if relaxing on the rear deck overlooking the changing Fall leaves with the mountain vistas beyond in 50 degree weather wasn't perfect enough...then... the Rocking concert began at the on site mountain cove stadium. OMG...what a treat! We stayed four nights and thoroughly enjoyed it, Syl, the property manager stopped by to say hello and make sure everything was good which was a nice personal touch.
This was our first time to visit Brevard. We were so fortunate to come across Pilots Cove when researching for our vacation. There is not a more perfect location for a mountain biking vacation. So close to Pisgah, DuPont and all the local bike shops. The cabin was clean, functional and well laid out. We will definitely be back.
Amazing place set up ideally for mountain bikers, however, you don't have to be. Just outside of the main street location, it's tucked away in a remote feeling area. The staff is amazing, the communication exceeded expectations, and accommodations were new and well appointed. For the bikers, they have a hose out front and a mud room to store your belongings. They also have rather large decks for either hanging out, hammocks, bike storage, etc. lastly, full kitchen and a great room for hanging out. Highly recommend Pilot Cove!
Nice new cabin's, ours was a studio. The parking was too short for my truck so they let me park in the extra space next to me as it was not being used by the occupants. Found a large number of mosquitoes in the space upon arrival. Very easily accessible to the surrounding areas, highly recommend especially for the cost.
Our family recently stayed at the cabins at Pilot's Cove and found them to be exceptional. The location was convenient to mountain bike trails, waterfall hikes, breweries.... and white squirrels. The cabins were clean and very well kept up. Each cabin had it's own parking place and a safe place to lock bikes. They offered so many great details that set them apart from any other place we have stayed - including a hammock, local coffee, and a refillable growler from the local brewery. We would definitely recommend this cabin to any family staying in the Brevard area.
Simply amazing, I sincerely hope Pilot Cove can keep up this standard. They have thought of everything. In unit washer and dryer, linens, towels, even pods for the washer, this place is made to enjoy. Close to all sorts of things. I am a mountain biker, but this trip I didn't even bring my bike. Went with my wife and three boys all under ten. We aren't mountain granola vegans either, but all of us agree this was easily a top 3 family vacation of all time, directly as a result of Pilot Cove's supreme quality and cleanliness. I highly recommend.
Excellent overall! Our sole complaint is the quality of the bedding. The mattress squeaked and was real soft i.e offered no support for the back and showed its age...unless the quality was a factor. Otherwise location, furnishings and prompt service for a problem with A/C were all good and appreciated..
I wish I could give this place more the 5 stars. I loved everything about our 2 bedroom cabin. It was super clean and just the right amount of room. Even though there is only 1 bathroom the layout is perfect for more than one person. The location is amazing for whatever you would like to do. Close to trails, water activities, dining and shopping. I have lived in the mountains in NC and traveled all over this area and I can assure you this is the place to stay. I will be going back again. I loved the treehouse feel and the hammock was a nice touch. The only suggestion I have is if you have a sensitive to cleaners let them know. The smell when we first arrived was strong from the cleaning products.
Our stay at Pilot Cove exceeded our expectations. The cabin was beautiful and spotless upon check-in. We spent lots of time on the deck, which provided privacy and serenity. The location was prime and the staff was helpful when we requested an air mattress for our son. We will definitely be returning to Pilot Cove.
The location was perfect for us, just a short drive from Asheville Airport.
The next day did some hiking and found some wonderful waterfalls.
The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed. My morning yoga on the back porch was an added bonus. A perfect stay for exploring and enjoying the great outdoors.
A great place to stay when you want to utilize all of what Pisgah has to offer. The cabin was incredibly clean and modern. Fast WIFI in the middle of the forest. Comfortable beds and nice amenities. You really couldn’t ask for much more, and they allow dogs. We really couldn’t be more happy with the lodging and experience provided.
Wow-o-wow! From the pictures, I new this was going to be a nice place to stay...but when we got there, i quickly realized it exceeded all my expectations. The cabins have great architecture, feel roomy and let in a lot of light. Everything in the cabins were top notch, very high quality... from the furnishings, to the bathrooms, to the artwork on the walls, to the kitchen, to the bed, no complaints here. The deck was very roomy and a great place to enjoy outside while eating breakfast or dinner. I honestly felt completely at home in this cabin. I will certainly be back ( hopefully many times).
We loved our stay at Pilot Cove! The accommodations were wonderful...clean, well appointed. And the setting was lovely. We especially loved sitting out on the large, private deck, and relaxing. We'll definitely stay here again on our next visit to the area!
Pilot Cove was a wonderful place for my husband and I to stay & enjoy a quiet week away. The newly built Pilot Cove is beautifully done with all your needs thought of in your cabin. Our cabin was the perfect size with beautiful views. Pilot Cove is situated in an area full of activities (biking, hiking, breweries, shopping and delicious restaurants) while being just far enough away to enjoy quiet. Best part for us was that we could bring our dog to enjoy the beauty of NC too!
Absolutely amazing! Love this place! Pilot Cove is located as close to the forest as you can get without pitching a tent and roughing it. The cabins are brand new, charming, well thought out, and with all the comforts of home. I love that we can bike an hike from our front door and come home to relax in our cozy, private retreat in the woods. This is the best get away spot for the outdoor enthusiast I've ever seen. We look forward to enjoying Pilot Cove for years to come.
My wife and I had a wonderful weekend stay at Pilot Cove. The cabins are bright, modern, and very accommodating with all the amenities. The grounds are beautiful and each cabin is tucked well into the woods, essentially nestled within the Pisgah forest. There are fire pits, grills, picnic areas and hiking/biking trails within sight of your front door. We rode the trails on property extensively, as well as biked out to trails in Pisgah, before grabbing food/drinks at the HUB (at the entrance to the property). I even did a nice scenic road ride out to Wolf Creek Lake on Sunday.... all right from the cabin.
Just perfect. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to spend a long weekend. Convenient to everything but you never... need to leave! We walked down the hill to the coffee truck in the morning and had the most amazing coffee too! We rented #86 which was a 1 bedroom and it was plenty large enough for 4 adults on a girls’ trip. Nothing like sipping champagne in your pjs, watching the Rays in the World Series after a long day hiking!read more
We spent 5 days and 4 nights. Because I booked so late we had to switch cabins half way through the stay. They were... very accommodating and allowed us to move things early before we headed out for the day. These would be perfect for a family as everything was set up for mud and durability. Cabin conveniently located to town and Pisgah National Forest.read more
Everything about Pilot Cove is spectacular. The location is superb! The property is tucked away, quite and private;... yet in the heart of everything you would want to do in the Brevard/Pisgah Forest area. Everything you need is within reach and easy to access, plus it is a mile or so of some top breweries, restaurants and shops. This place is perfect for those who want to relax or want adventure. If you want some outdoor adventures you are coming to the right place. The Pisgah Forest is literally Pilot Coves backyard. We enjoyed hiking, waterfalls, mountain biking and kayaking.
The cabins are luxury, eco friendly, clean and the perfect place for a getaway with all the amenities you could ask for. The beds are incredibly comfortable, and we woke up refreshed and ready to explore the property and Brevard! I LOVE the private forest view decks which we enjoyed our morning coffee and I where I practiced yoga each morning. Also they provide Hammocks so its perfect to relax. It comes with everything you need in the kitchen if you choose to stay in and cook; which was great! Comes equipped with washer/dryers as well as detergent which was great for those of you who like to get outdoors and go on adventures. The cabins have AC and blackout curtains as well which provided a great atmosphere and sleep.
A special shoutout to Property Manger Syl Neel who went above and beyond to make suer we had a fantastic stay and everything we needed. He truly set the bar for customer service!
Pilot Cove is now what I call my "happy place" So much so that after our first visit we were back within a month for a repeat stay. We cannot wait to come back during the fall months and see the beauty the change of season brings.read more
I highly recommend Pilot Cove. We stayed in number 27 and it felt like we were in a tree house and you could hear the... stream below. The cabin itself was beautiful and clean. The custom tables were gorgeous. Just like the photos shown on their website. The porch is amazing. We enjoyed sitting out there watching the rain and thunderstorms at night and coffee in the mornings. Pilot Cove is conveniently located near local breweries, delicious food trucks, downtown Brevard, Blue Ridge parkway, all the waterfalls and outdoor activities you could possibly want. We will definitely be back!read more
Our long weekend at Pilot Cove was exactly what we needed! We celebrated our anniversary in one of the lovely,... well-appointed cabins on their somehow remote AND convenient mountain property. Great outings and hiking nearby. Thank you Lane, Beth and Syl - we appreciate you.read more
It’s always great to visit Pilot Cove! Special thanks to Bath, Lane, Colin, and Syl, in addition to their wonderful... crew that works behind the scenes! The mountain is beautiful, the accommodations are spotless, the location is convenient to both DuPont and Pisgah. We appreciate the forward communication from the time we book to the time we depart. The PugStars wanted us to convey this: thanks from for providing a wonderful retreat from the “Food Man and the Working Woman”! They need it! ❤️❤️❤️read more
We stayed 3 night in Cabin 64. Wow, is all I gotta say! This place is really neat. The layout of the interior is well... thought out. There is a mud room when you first walk in to take off your shoes and gear. The first thing in the house I was attracted to was the deck overlooking the mountain, dense tree and stream below. In the mornings we would open the sliding doors, drink our coffee and listen to the stream. The beds were super comfy and a slept like a baby. They have thought of every little detail to make their guests feel at home and like friends. They left an eno hammock to sit in on the porch and a growler in the cabinet to get beer at the local brewery. We are excited to go back in August if everything works out!read more
Everything about our stay was top notch from arrival to departure. The "contactless" check-in/out was especially great... given the COVID19 considerations. Lane (the owner) was amazingly attentive with directions and seemed to have an endless list of recommendations (some "off the map" too!) for everything from hiking, waterfalls and food/drinking spots. Pisgah National Forest entry is right outside the door. Looking Glass Falls and Sliding Rock are MUST SEE locations within a 10min drive. The property itself is great - we really did not need to leave if we didn't want to explore more. There is hiking and mountain biking trails, a fire pit and an amphitheater (with yoga classes during the day) all on-site.
We stayed in a 2BR cabin with 2 adults and 2 kids (10/7) very comfortably - probably could have even done a 1BR with the pull out couch. The outside deck was amazing with comfortable Adirondack chairs and a hammock - perfect for daily morning yoga and coffees! There was a full kitchen where we cooked multiple meals each day. Washer/Dryer in the unit. There was also surprisingly great water pressure in the showers.
We believe our kids will remember this trip forever. We will most certainly return!!read more
We have been staying at home since March 13th due to Covid-19 and were searching for a place to spend Father's Day... weekend in Brevard, NC. The precautions, cleaning, furnishings, view, and location made Pilot Cove an easy choice for our simple get-a-way. Our son slept in his Eno on the porch both nights, while my husband and I slept in the bedroom. We loved the deck house design, opening up the doors, and the location to the bike trails. We cooked in the equipped kitchen without any issues. We will stay here again,read more
We were in Brevard for work this week. Great cabin, great location. Very easy booking, check in and out. Well designed... and nice furnishings. Very clean and has everything you could possibly need for a night or a week. The porch is huge. Our son loved laying out there on the hammock provided! Don’t hesitate to book, especially if you are spending time in the Pisgah Forest...can’t get any closer.read more
My son and I stayed at Pilot Cove last week for a mountain bike vacation in Pisgah Forest. It was exactly as... advertised: clean, modern, close to trailheads. It had comfortable beds, a spacious porch, washer/dryer. Kitchen has everything you need if you want to cook in but you are also close enough to Brevard if you want to head out. Sweet little trail system also available right on the property. The Pilot Cove team is awesome, great customer service...you will not be disappointed.read more
First, thank you Pilot Cove, White Dot Adventures, and Up Country Brewing for an amazing winter getaway! Pilot Cove is... a fantastic location for anyone looking to explore all that Pisgah National Forest and Brevard have to offer. We stayed in cabin 231, which was the last cabin and offered uninterrupted forest views. Pilot Cove thought of everything to make our stay worry free. From mudroom towels, a hammock, locally sourced coffee, and extra blankets to bathroom heat lights and separate shower, we felt in tune with nature and that the space was well appointed and thoughtfully laid out. We could be in Pisgah within five minutes and downtown within 10 minutes. On the morning of day three, we were already planning our return trip to Pilot Cove and selecting additional trails to run with White Dot Adventures - all while sipping Up Country's tasty lager on our private deck. What an epic birthday adventure and one we'll remember for quite some time!read more
Looking through all the other comments here, not much to add. Beautiful cabins, excellent views, in the perfect... location. Minutes from the Pisgah Forest Office, numerous waterfalls, breweries, great eats. will be back.read more