Destination guide

Brevard's beyond cute

It might come across as just another cute-as-pie Blue Ridge mountain town, but Brevard has a few tricks up its sleeve. You'll discover waterfalls by the bucket load, enough to earn it the moniker "Land of Waterfalls." You'll find music steeped deep into the roots of this mountain community, too. Its festival is globally renowned. And you'll be astonished by the sight of white squirrels skittering across the lawn at many Brevard vacation rentals. This North Carolina town is one of the few spots where genetics have come together to produce this striking little critter.

Things to do

Check out the Looking Glass at Brevard

Brevard sits right in middle of the Nantahala National Forest, famed for its gorges and waterfalls. Looking Glass Waterfall is one of the most sublime; in winter, its iced rocks take on the appearance of a mirror. While the great outdoors might have you headed out of town, don't neglect Brevard itself. Art galleries, music stores, and an impressive courthouse are only topped by the Brevard Music Center. There's plenty of foot-tapping to be had here. This beautiful timber-framed auditorium hosts over 80 musical acts from across the world during the summer months.

Activities

Pedal, paddle, or rod—all welcome in Brevard

With the blue-green sweep of forest running as far as the eye can see, many booking Brevard vacation rentals have one thing on their minds: to get out and explore. Some decide to pedal it, others to slip on their walking boots. The bravest will grab a paddle. There are plenty of white-water adventures to be had in this waterfall paradise. Fly fishing allows you to enjoy the quieter mood of Brevard's rivers, arcing silver lines into pools in search of glittering rainbow trout. Then, in the evening, it's time to sit back and soak up a little local color—bluegrass.

Weather

Brevard—3 seasons of delight

Like much of the Blue Ridge, Brevard is known for being a haven from the sweltering summers further south and east. That's all thanks to its 2,000-foot height. Here, you'll find temperatures tip-toeing into the 80s from July to August, while nights are pleasingly cool. Spring comes early, and showcases the surrounding forests at their verdant best. Fall lingers long too, with the woods glowing with flame-tinted foliage. Booking Brevard vacation rentals in September and November is ideal; you can enjoy seasonal color while benefiting from lower rates.

Natural features

Dig deep into Brevard's wild side

Brevard lies down on the south side of the Blue Ridge mountains. The landscape all around is draped in forest, but is also riven by gorges and cliffs—it's these that have gifted the area with so many spectacular waterfalls. There are several vast tracts of national park here, including the Pisgah National Forest, the Nantahala National Forest, and the DuPont State Recreational Forest. Walk, bike, or kayak through these woods and hills and you could be treated to sights as wild as a black bear—or as cute as a white squirrel.

How to get there

How to get to and around Brevard

Fly into Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), the closest airport, located 22.6 mi (36.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Greenville, SC (GSP-Greenville-Spartanburg Intl.), which is 36.8 mi (59.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Brevard?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 753 vacation rentals near Brevard. From 222 Cabins to 395 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Brevard for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Brevard?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Brevard:

  • Bear Lake Reserve: 30 vacation rentals
  • West Asheville: 101 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Greenville: 56 vacation rentals
  • Cataloochee Ranch: 53 vacation rentals
  • West Side Historic District: 49 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Brevard?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Brevard. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Connestee Falls Golf Club: 951 vacation rentals
  • Connestee Falls Park: 973 vacation rentals
  • Brevard Music Center: 1,109 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Mountain Gem Mine: 1,059 vacation rentals
  • Brevard College: 1,045 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Brevard listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Brevard?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 222 Cabins in Brevard. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Brevard include:

  • Houses: 395 rentals available
  • Cottages: 222 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 222 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Brevard?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 269 vacation rentals with pool available in Brevard. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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