Brevard – the small town with the big Heart

Looking Glass falls, Bob Grytten image
Looking Glass falls, Bob Grytten image

We’re in Brevard, NC, with new eyes. Before, years ago we brought photo groups to the area for the waterfalls. Now, living about an hour away, we’re playing tourists. Having been detoured by a fire when traffic snarled on Rt 25 on our way to another destination, we decide to stay closer and reroute to Brevard. First step, find a place to overnight. Later, we experience the Brevard Brewery and discovered a quaint restaurant that invites patrons with dogs to their back porch, then even staying at a cabin overnight down the road.

Finding Lodging…

Traveling with our doggie, we head to the welcome center which is now part of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce building on 175 East Main street. Formally a bank, the huge vault is now being used for storage. A majestic mural covers the wall and Suzie, one of the volunteers cheerfully offers to help us find a place. It’s Saturday, so we’re glad they’re open. Three phone calls and no room for us. Then finally, a hit. We hadn’t thought about staying at a cabin; but, one’s available for

Adventure Cabin
Adventure Cabin

about half the price of a motel room. We head out to take a look. That works and we book it by cell phone.

Barvard Brewing Company…

The Brevard Brewing Company is family-owned business in the heart of Brevard, just down from the Chamber office. They Specializing in hand-crafted lagers. No food here but they do have chips, and also serve wine which keeps my wife happy. I learn they’re the only brewery in Western North Carolina to specialize in lagers, cold-fermented and aged over twice as long as ales. They also brew an American IPA. I order the IPA. We catch up on the college games and banter with the patrons at the full bar. Two bags of chips and a second pint later, food is next on the agenda.

Wine Down on Main Street Back deck
Wine Down on Main Street Back deck

Wine down on Main…

This could be challenging, with a dog and 80° weather. Lively restaurants line Main Street. Then we spot a sign on one of the doors, “Dogs welcome on the back porch.” That could work. We check it out and settle in. Taco explores, nose to the deck. A collie and its person join us on the deck. Nice menu and the staff and owners couldn’t have been more accommodating. for more information and their menue go to Wine Down on Main.

Or just drop in at 28 E. Main St or phone at 828/883-9463. Have fun.

Rustic Cabin Accomodations…

Our rustic cabin for the night at Adventure Vallage 828/862-5411 is seven miles from Downtown Brevard close to Rosman. Take Rt 64 toward Cashiers. They’re cozy, feature a full kitchen and have full bath and shower, AC & heat, but you’ll have to bring your own food or eat out. That night we sipped wine to the crackling of a fire. The Adventure Village also has RV & Tent sites as well as chalets which offer indoor fireplace and jazuzzi. Hiking trails are also on the property. This is a casual place and the owner does not appear to be there at all times. We had to use the phone to make arrangemnets, which put some people off according to the reviews; however, it worked will for us and the place was clean.

About the area…

Transylvania county has over 250 Waterfalls, including Whitewater Falls. At 411 feet it is the largest in the East and available without a long hike.  If you need mor information about the water falls, Kevin Adams has an great waterfall book out that will feature all the falls in the area.

Guide and Tutoring programs…

We also provide half day and Full day Tutoring or group Photography Programs. or Call 828.627-0245; bobgry@aol.com.

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Bob says… Thanks
Bob says… Thanks

 

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