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Welcome to the Inn at Brevard!
The inn is located in the heart of Brevard on Main Street. Built in 1885, the inn offers a taste of history, but with modern comforts. The entire inn has been fitted for high speed internet and digital cable. Any guest is also welcome to take advantage of our 100 acres of property with one of the tallest waterfalls privately owned in the southeast. We are also a certified Biltmore Estate ticket vendor, and can offer many other local excursions and discounts. Hiking, fishing, golfing, horseback riding, and antique searching are just minutes away!
About the Inn
The Inn at Brevard is on the National Register of Historic Places and proudly displaces pictures depicting it's history throughout the Inn. While relaxing in our modern comforts, you will be whisked away to charm of the antebellum south.
Built in 1885 as the private home of Mrs. Woodbridge, a wealthy widow from Virginia, the inn is steeped in history. In her gracious home, Mrs. Woodbridge entertained the nobility of the Victorian era including her personal friend Lady Astor.
She later bequeathed the home to her only daughter, Rebecca, who married William E. Breese, famed attorney and mayor of Brevard. In 1911, Mr. Breese hosted a reunion dinner for the troops who served under Stonewall Jackson.
Around 1940, the home was sold and was operated as the Colonial Inn for many years. It was then transferred to Bertrand and Eileen Bourget who operated the Inn for many years making it home to many loyal customers.
Howard and Faye Yager, who now own the Inn, have given it their personal touch. They have added their eclectic collection of period antiques and decorative charm. The entire inn is filled with authentic antiques and paintings.
We Invite You to Recapture the Past!
The Inn can provide wedding receptions, weddings, banquets and meetings. All catering is done on site, including magnificent wedding cakes. The inn's cooking has also been featured on Carolina Cooking television show. We provide consultations and have several photo albums of previous events. Please contact us for more information on making your wedding a perfect experience.
Brevard is known as the "White Squirrel Capital of the World." Our city is one of only a handful of places in North America to see a white squirrel, and most sittings usually have a Brevard connection. They are abound and you can often see these beautiful creatures just sitting in one of our rocking chairs outside.
For the more adventurous, Brevard has a never ending plethora of outdoor and relaxation activities. From classical music concerts to white water rafting, we have listed some activities below:
Brevard has approximately 260 waterfalls in the area offering the ultimate nature experience. The local favorite "Sliding Rock" is a natural rock slide, where families can picnic and the kids can swim. The owners of The Inn at Brevard also own 100 acres in Cashiers, NC. The property is a 30 minute drive with scenic vistas. There is hiking, fly fishing, camping, and overcourse, one of the largest waterfalls privately owned in the southeast. Upon request, we offer a gourmet picnic basket for lunch.
There is excellent mountain biking in the area, which borders several state and national parks has an all-inclusive biking trip which includes lodging arrangements here at the inn. Trails.com has a list of several trails in the area along with other activities.
The Blue Ridge Mountains are famous for it's hiking possibilities. There are several spots we can recommend in the area, and you are always welcome to take advantage of our property.
Brevard is home to the French Broad River, which provides excellent rafting and other water sports. You can contact Headwater Outfitters, which provide several different water sports on the French Broad River.
There are several golf courses in the area, including Glen Cannon and Connestee Falls.
Gambling and Native American History
Cherokee, NC is home to The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, who operate an open reservation with gambling. The reservation is approximate 2 hours away. All of the surround western North Carolina was once Cherokee land, and there is a rich history.
Brevard has several very nice restaurants. We can recommend several restaurants in the area and make reservations for you.
Theatre and Music
For the movie conniesur, Brevard has a movie theatre downtown. For the more discriminating tastes, Brevard is nationally known for theBrevard Music Center, which holds a summer long music festival. Owing to the local arts college, Brevard College, the area is has a rich music and theatrical culture.
We can recommend several realtors in the area and can help you in your real estate search.
Every summer, families from all around the United States descend on Brevard to drop their kids off at the several area camps. For a list of area camps, please visit this link.
We also provide the opportunity to visit The Biltmore Estate, the largest privately owned home in the United States. The home, still owned by the Vanderbilt family provides tours along with many other activities. We offer tickets upon request.
There is much more to do in Brevard, and we have an area where vendors have placed their brochures. We also have great relationships with the community and can help you in planning your ultimate vacation.
The Inn is located in the center of Brevard, NC off of US-276 (Main St).
From the South
- Take I85 North to South Carolina.
- Take the first exit(#1 SC Highway 11) over the state line (state line is divided by lake). Continue on Hwy 11 for approx. 1 hour.
- Take a left onto SC 130 which turns into 281 (be sure not to miss this turn as this is not a significant intersection).
- Continue up mountain until dead-end at Highway 64.
- Take a right and continue toward Brevard.
- This road will eventually enter Transylvannia County and the city of Brevard, take a left to continue on 64(Broad St).
- At the center of town, take a right onto Main St and the Inn is on the left.
From the North
- Travel on best route toward Asheville where you pick up on US 26 Headed SE.
- Continue under Blue Ridge Parkway until you arrive at the Asheville Airport exit.
- Take this exit and turn right (SW, will go past airport) onto Highway 64.
- Continue on 64 all the way into the center of Brevard and take a left on Main St.
- The Inn is on the left.
From East or West
- Travel on best route toward Asheville, NC and follow above route.