Brevard, NC, USA

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Brevard, NC, USA

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.