Land of Waterfalls - Transylvania County
Why It's Hot: Transylvania County (in the western mountains) is the gateway to outdoor recreation in the southeast. It overflows with natural wonder, entertainment, cultural activities and 250 waterfalls.
Must See: Get off the beaten path on a tour of the falls including two waterfalls not on guide maps, and a stop at Whitewater falls, a 411-foot thundering cascade of beauty.
Where to Stay: Relax in the peace and quiet at the Lodge at the Rainbow Lake Resort, a remote 25-acre valley. The country cottages are set amidst streams, waterfalls and a three-acre lake. Or, enjoy the relaxed elegance and charm of the European-style southern mansion at The Brevard Inn, which offers a magnificent collection of art from the Renaissance era and antiques true to the Victorian era. Take in the natural serenity as you enter the eight heavily wooded acres of Rushing Water Cabins. The cabins are comfortably tucked between oak, maple, poplar, hemlock and chestnut trees. Here you become one with the mesmerizing beauty of The Land of Waterfalls.
Where to Play: Saddle up and join a horseback riding excursion at Pisgah Forest Stables and tour The Pisgah National Forest.
Out on the Town: Hang up your hiking boots and come celebrate. The Brevard Music Festival, offers a full range of operas and concerts with nationally renowned guest artists.
added: December 18, 2008
updated: March 18, 2013