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Brevard is a quiet, peaceful little community located within the Pisgah National Forest of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. It lies in the heart of Transylyvania County and is known as the "land of the waterfalls and home to the white squirrel." These fascinating little creatures thrive in the Brevard area, and are truly snow white in color. They are so loved by the residents of Transylyvania County, that an ordinance was approved in 1986, making it unlawful to hunt, trap or kill any of the protected squirrels. Brevard, in Transylvania County, is also home to some of the state's most stunning scenery - more than 250 waterfalls, 200 miles of waterways and 470 miles of hiking trails can be found in the area. To say it's a mecca for vacationers and naturalists is an understatement. Just a few of the recreational opportunities available include camping, fishing, horseback riding, rock-climbing, backpacking, swimming, whitewater rafting, canoeing and golf. It is also the site of some of the best mountain biking trails in the east. There are close to two hundred well-marked biking trails in the Pisgah National Forest, all of them closely following the waterfalls and trout streams, and sometimes climbing to nearly 5000 feet. Brevard also has lots of shopping and dining options, and the Brevard Music Center and the Brevard College Performing Arts Center.

Surrounding areas: Pisgah Forest, North Carolina (2.4 mi), Black Mountain, North Carolina (6.5 mi), Cedar Mountain, North Carolina (8.1 mi), Lake Toxaway, North Carolina (13.3 mi), Cruso, North Carolina (13.4 mi), Hendersonville, North Carolina (16.5 mi), Sapphire, North Carolina (17.5 mi)

Brevard Vacation Rentals

Brevard Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Brevard Motor Lodge750 N Caldwell StBrevard, NC (828) 884-3456
Holiday Inn Express1570 Asheville HwyBrevard, NC (Inv) ali-dInp
Imperial Motor LodgeHwy 64 & 276 NBrevard, NC (828) 884-2887
Hampton Inn Brevard800 Frst Gate CtrPisgah Forest, NC2.4 mi.(828) 883-4800
Comfort Inn206 Mitchelle DrHendersonville, NC16.5 mi.(800) 882-3843
Hampton Inn & Suites-Cashiers/Sapphire Valley3245 Hwy 64 ESapphire, NC17.5 mi.(828) 743-4545
Sapphire Valley70 Sapphire Valley RdSapphire, NC17.5 mi.(828) 743-3441
Woodlands Inn Of Sapphire1305 US Hwy 64 WSapphire, NC17.5 mi.(704) 966-4709
Days Inn - Hendersonville102 Mitchell DrHendersonville, NC17.9 mi.(828) 697-5999
Days Inn Airport183 Underwood RdFletcher, NC18.2 mi.(800) 329-7466
Econo Lodge Airport196 Underwood RdFletcher, NC18.3 mi.(704) 684-1200
Comfort Inn-airport15 Rockwood RdArden, NC18.4 mi.(828) 687-9199
Hampton Inn & Suites18 Rockwood RdFletcher, NC18.4 mi.(828) 687-0806
Holiday Inn Airport550 Airport RdFletcher, NC18.6 mi.(704) 684-1213
Quality Inn & Suites201 Sugarloaf RdHendersonville, NC18.7 mi.(828) 697-4399
Hampton Inn Hendersonville155 Sugarloaf RdHendersonville, NC18.8 mi.(828) 697-2333
Ramada Limited150 Sugarloaf RdHendersonville, NC18.8 mi.(828) 697-0006
Sun Valley Motel2507 Hendersonville RdArden, NC20.0 mi.(828) 684-6944
Quality Inn & Suites1 Skyline Inn DrArden, NC20.2 mi.(828) 684-6688
Days Inn West2551 Smokey Park HwyCandler, NC21.3 mi.(828) 667-9321
Comfort Suites Biltmore Square Mall890 Brevard RdAsheville, NC21.5 mi.(704) 665-4000
Comfort Inn Of CantonI-40 At Exit 31 Champion DrCanton, NC21.5 mi.(828) 648-4881
Econo Lodge Canton55 Buckeye CV RdCanton, NC21.5 mi.(828) 648-0300
Super 8 Biltmore9 Wedgefield DrAsheville, NC21.9 mi.(828) 670-8800
Fairfield Inn & Suites11 Rocky Ridge RdAsheville, NC22.0 mi.(828) 665-4242
Hampton Inn1 Rocky Ridge RdAsheville, NC22.0 mi.(828) 667-2022
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1 Wedgefield DrAsheville, NC22.0 mi.(828) 665-6519
Cottage InnHwy 64 ECashiers, NC22.3 mi.(828) 743-3033
Valley Aire MotelHwy 107 NCashiers, NC22.3 mi.(828) 743-3998
Marriott Execustay/Turtle Creek99 Turtle Creek DrAsheville, NC22.4 mi.(800) 789-7829
Best Western Smoky Mountain Inn130 Shiloh TrlWaynesville, NC22.7 mi.(828) 456-4402
Grandview Londge809 Valleyview Cir RdWaynesville, NC22.7 mi.(828) 456-5212
Ramada Plaza Hotel-west435 Smokey Park HwyAsheville, NC23.0 mi.(704) 665-2161
Comfort Inn West15 Crowell RdAsheville, NC23.3 mi.(828) 665-6500
Red Roof Inn #14616 Crowell RdAsheville, NC23.3 mi.(704) 667-9803
Best Western Biltmore W275 Smokey Park HwyAsheville, NC23.4 mi.(828) 667-4501
Super8 West8 Crowell RdAsheville, NC23.4 mi.(828) 667-8706
Econo Lodge1202 Russ AveWaynesville, NC23.4 mi.(828) 452-0353
Super 879 Liner Cove RdWaynesville, NC23.4 mi.(828) 454-9667
Sleep Inn1918 Old Haywood RdAsheville, NC23.5 mi.(828) 670-7600
Bed & Breakfast
Woodfield Inn2905 Greenville HwyFlat Rock, NC16.8 mi.(828) 693-6016
Freeze House Bed And Breakfast71 Sylvan HeightsSylva, NC29.4 mi.(828) 586-8161

Brevard Weather & Climate

The Southwestern Mountains of North Carolina ranges from 800 feet to over 6,600 feet in elevation and the topography definitely affects the local weather. Expect temperatures to be 10 to 20 degrees cooler on the mountaintops than in the valleys below. Spring is unpredictable, particularly at the higher elevations. Snow may fall in March, but by May, things warm up with daytime highs in the 80s. Summer is warm and humid, but more pleasant at the higher elevations, with frequent afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Winter is generally moderate, but more extreme conditions can occur at the mountain peaks. Large snow amounts and severe low temperatures are rare away from the highest peaks. Ski resorts usually rely on snowmaking equipment to ensure a good base. In general, the climate is not extreme, and supports year round activities.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 23°F 5.93 in. -
February 51°F 25°F 5.23 in. -
March 59°F 31°F 6.50 in. -
April 67°F 39°F 4.69 in. -
May 74°F 48°F 5.92 in. -
June 79°F 56°F 5.75 in. -
July 81°F 61°F 5.11 in. -
August 80°F 60°F 5.40 in. -
September 75°F 54°F 5.12 in. -
October 67°F 40°F 4.85 in. -
November 58°F 32°F 5.69 in. -
December 49°F 26°F 6.01 in. -

Brevard Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located about 17 miles northeast of Brevard in Asheville, North Carolina, the Greenville Spartanburg International airport (GSP) located approximately 37 miles southeast of Brevard in Greer, South Carolina, the Donaldson Center airport (GYH) located roughly 38 miles southeast of Brevard in Greenville, South Carolina, and finally the Shelby Municipal airport (EHO) located around 63 miles east of Brevard in Shelby, North Carolina.

Brevard Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC28.4 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC36.7 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC36.7 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN60.0 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN60.0 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN63.9 mi.
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA103.7 mi.
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC104.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Connestee Falls Golf CourseBrevardNC 
Glen Cannon Country ClubBrevardNC 
Sherwood Forest Golf ClubBrevardNC 
Crooked Creek Golf ClubHendersonvilleNC16.5 mi.
Cummings Cove Golf & Country ClubHendersonvilleNC16.5 mi.
Orchard Trace Golf ClubHendersonvilleNC16.5 mi.
Broadmoor Golf LinksFletcherNC19.0 mi.
High Vista Country ClubArdenNC20.1 mi.
Brookwood Golf ClubArdenNC22.0 mi.
Lake Junaluska Golf CourseWaynesvilleNC22.0 mi.
Laurel Ridge Country ClubWaynesvilleNC22.0 mi.
Trillium Links & Lake ClubCashiersNC22.3 mi.
Pickens Country ClubPickensSC24.5 mi.
Buncombe County Municipal Golf CourseAshevilleNC26.0 mi.
Mountain Brook Golf ClubAlbemarleNC28.2 mi.
Wedgefield Plantation Golf CourseGeorgetownSC28.5 mi.
Hillandale Golf CourseGreenvilleSC29.0 mi.
Highlands CoveHighlandsNC29.2 mi.
Rolling Green Golf ClubEasleySC29.6 mi.
Southern Oaks Golf CourseEasleySC29.6 mi.
Ski Areas
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC28.4 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC36.3 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC42.3 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC80.4 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC80.4 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC81.4 mi.
State Parks
Caesars Head State ParkSC11.6 mi. 
Table Rock State ParkSC14.2 mi. 
Pleasant Ridge State ParkSC17.5 mi. 
Keowee Toxaway State ParkSC23.2 mi. 
Paris Mountain State ParkSC28.1 mi. 
Oconee State ParkSC33.1 mi. 
South Carolina Gold MuseumPickensSC24.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Bob Jones University Museum & GalleryGreenvilleSC32.6 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC27.4 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC32.6 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN83.5 mi.

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