Brevard NC Things To Do - Brevard Music Center, Flat Rock Playhouse

Spirit of the Mountains Retreat and Cabins are located near Asheville, Brevard, Hendersonville, DuPont State Forest, and the Pisgah National Forest. Situated on a 24 acre private mountaintop, our gorgeous NC mountain luxury cabins are spacious and just a short drive away from all of the wonderful things to see and do in the mountains. The scenery, lifestyle, and beauty of all seasons in the Western North Carolina Mountains are truly the primary attractions. Spring brings a burst of color in the mountains, and summer presents all sorts of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The fall is another explosion of color as the leaves start to change from the beautiful green enjoyed during the spring and summer to the brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows of autumn. Winter is generally mild, yet we still enjoy the occasional snowfall which turns our area into a white wonderland.

The city of Asheville NC is truly one of the most unique places in all the southeast. Aside from the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is also highly recognized on national rankings for a variety of reasons. It has been named the best place to live in the country by Relocate-America, one of 'America's Top 25 Arts Destinations', the 'Happiest City for Women', and one of the 'Best Places to Reinvent Your Life'. One of the best known attractions in Asheville is the Biltmore House, the largest privately owned home in America, which attracts more than one million visitors every year. The Biltmore House is just one example of the wide variety of historic architecture in Asheville. There are many examples of Art Deco, Neo-Gothic, and Victorian architecture all throughout the city.

Asheville is also very well known for the plethora of festivals and cultural events that take place each year, the most famous of which is Bele Chere. Bele Chere is the largest free outdoor street festival in the Southeast, and is held each July in downtown Asheville. The three day event usually draws more than 350,000 people every year, and 80 local and national bands and performers take the stage to provide first class entertainment. There are many, many more arts and crafts tours and Asheville NC attractions all year long.

Hendersonville is located just 22 miles south of Asheville and is another historic small town with lots of charm. The area is known for its gentle four season climate, gorgeous mountain scenery, wide variety of attractions and things to do, and our historic and culturally rich heritage. Hendersonville has been a popular relocation and vacation destination for well over a century.

Perhaps the best known attraction in Hendersonville is the uniquely charming and beautiful downtown district centered around historic Main Street. More than 120 specialty shops and dining opportunities are featured downtown, including art galleries, folk arts and crafts shops, antique shops, historical sites, and casual and fine dining restaurants. Historic Downtown Hendersonville was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, and has since undergone renovations to revitalize the area to it's original splendor. The serpentine Main Street is lined with planter boxes that are always overflowing with seasonal flowers and trees. It is also the site of the annual North Carolina Apple Festival, held during Labor Day weekend each year. The festival features a street fair with arts and crafts vendors, continuous live music, children's activities, delicious food, a parade, and, of course, apples of every kind from growers all over North Carolina. Each year the street fair takes over 9 blocks of Main Street and features over 150 vendors from all over the state.

Yet another charming small town near Spirit of the Mountains is Brevard NC. Brevard is located in Transylvania County, known as "the land of waterfalls". The Pisgah National Forest and the Dupont State Forest are located nearby and offer some truly stunning landscapes, as well as quite a few unique waterfalls.  Just like its neighbors, Brevard enjoys an ideal four season climate afforded by the Blue Ridge Mountains where the town makes its home. Brevard is also home to plenty of arts, crafts, and music activities, including the Brevard Music Center which has been nurturing the talents of young musicians for more than 70 years. Every summer, the Music Center hosts more than 400 students ranging from 14 years of age to college graduates for seven weeks of intensive instruction from professional musicians and distinguished instructors. In addition, students collaborate with the faculty and guest artists in more than 80 public performances. The 2008 season will open with a special event with guest cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The Brevard Music Center is truly one of the best ways to enjoy the arts and culture of our area, as each summer provides visitors and residents the opportunity to enjoy some fantastic performances by some amazingly talented individuals.

Another unique local activity in Brevard is the White Squirrel Festival, held each May. Each year residents and visitors come to Brevard to enjoy the Squirrel Box Derby - a downhill go-cart race, as well as a wide variety of musical acts, tours, shopping, face painting, a tennis tournament, and tons of other exciting activities!

For more information on the abundance of attractions in our area, please take a look at the links below to learn more about why the Blue Ridge Mountains and Spirit of the Mountains Cabins / Retreat are the perfect place for you to relax, nurture, and revitalize your spirit.

Henderson County Chamber of Commerce
330 North King Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
36 Montford Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce
35 West Main Street
Brevard, NC 28712

Please click on the links below for more area activity information:

Arts & Culture Day Spas Pisgah National Forest DuPont State Forest Waterfalls Transylvania County

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