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Nearby attractions include golf, great shopping and restaurants, casual and fine dining, as well as some of the finest artist’s studios and galleries in the country. An easy drive from Bellevue to Brevard, Hendersonville and Asheville.

Located near the South Carolina/North Carolina state line in Caesar’s Head, you are surrounded by 150,000 acres of preserved mountain wilderness and “Land of the Waterfalls”. Bellevue is just minutes from “Pretty Place” Chapel (a great spot for a wedding), Raven Cliff Falls, DuPont Forest, the Caesar's Head State Park, and Pisgah National Forest.

Bellevue is in the "Blue Ridge Escarpment", where over 150,000 acres have been preserved in its natural state, and is one of nature's grand statements. Tucked into the northwestern corner of the state, it is a startling terrain of sheer rock faces, high ridges, craggy peaks, raging rivers, and countless watefalls."

Area Attractions  |  Parks & Nature  |  Shopping, Antiques & Galleries  |  Sports & Recreation  |  Restaurants & Dining

Area Attractions

Biltmore Estate (Ashville)
Plan your getaway to America's Largest Home, Biltmore House, surrounded by inspiring gardens, America's most-visited winery, and the interpretive River Bend Farm. Play in our 8,000-acre backyard with an array of outdoor activities, indulge in one-of-a-kind shopping, and savor our restaurants' exceptional fare.
http://www.biltmore.com
Biltmore
Brevard College
Brevard is a small liberal arts college offering distinctive undergraduate degrees in one of the most beautiful settings on earth, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Brevard College offers more than 40 majors and minors, including pre-prefessional programs in such fields as teacher licensure, pre-med/dentistry, pre-law, and more.
www.brevard.edu
Brevard College
Brevard Music Center (summer)
The Brevard Music Center (BMC) has been providing young musicians with the opportunity to develop their talents for over seventy years. Each summer more than 400 students, ages 14 through post-college, join professional musicians to eat, breathe and sleep music for seven weeks. In addition to a rigorous schedule of instruction, students collaborate with faculty and guest artists in more than eighty public performances.
www.brevardmusic.org
Brevard music center
Carl Sandburg Home
The historic landscape consists of the Sandburg residence, a dairy goat barn complex that is home to the park's Connemara Farms goat herd, sheds, rolling pastures, mountainside woods, five miles of hiking trails on moderate to steep terrain, two small lakes, several ponds, flower and vegetable gardens, and an apple orchard. 828-693-4178
www.carlsandburghome.areaparks.com
Carll Sandburg home
Flat Rock Playhouse (summer)
The barn-like appearance of the main stage facility is reminiscent of our summer stock beginnings, but today it houses state of the art lighting and sound systems, electronic stages, costume studio/storage, and dressing room space for 40. The Auditorium seats 506 patrons in air-conditioned comfort. There is reserved seating for patrons with special needs and assistive listening devices are available at no additional charge. 828-693-4178
www.flatrockplayhouse.org
Flat tRock Playhouse
Camp Greenville ~ Pretty Place Chapel
Fred W. Symmes Chapel (also known as "Pretty Place" because of its amazing view) is one of the many buildings that make up YMCA Camp Greenville. The current chapel was constructed in 1941 with several additions and improvements made in subsequent years. Camp Greenville has been in existence since 1912 and covers 1600 acres.
www.campgreenville.org/chapel.php
Pretty Place Chapel
Cradle of Forestry
The Cradle of Forestry in America is the site of the first forestry school in America – the Biltmore Forest School, founded in 1898 by Dr. Carl Schenck, chief forester for George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate.
www.cradleofforestry.com
Cradel of Forestry
Near many children's camps  

Parks and Nature

Blue Ridge Parkway
Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most popular units of the National Park System. "America's Favorite Drive" winds its way 469 miles through mountain meadows and past seemingly endless vistas. Split-rail fences, old farmsteads and historic structures complement spectacular views of distant mountains and neighboring valleys.
www.blueridgeparkway.org
Blue Ridge Parkway
Caesar's Head State Park
Caesars Head State Park has long been a must-see in the South Carolina Upstate. A granitic gneiss outcropping atop the dramatic Blue Ridge Escarpment, it offers breathtaking views year-round, especially when fall sets the hardwoods ablaze.
www.southcarolinaparks.com
Caesar's Head State Park
DuPont State Forest
The DuPont State Forest is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina. Its 10,400 acres of forest feature four major waterfalls on the Little River and several on the Grassy Creek. In 2000, the Forest was expanded by two property additions, including the spectacular 2200 acre tract in the center of the Forest containing High Falls, Triple Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.
www.dupontforest.com
DuPont State Forest
Jones Gap State Park
Wild trout, including the rare, native brookie. Several thousand different plant and animal species. The unforgettable peace and repose of a deep mountain cove. It’s all at Jones Gap State Park. Jones Gap and Caesars Head state parks together form the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, 11,000 acres of pristine mountain woodlands on the Blue Ridge Escarpment. The park also includes restored portions of the old Cleveland Fish Hatchery, offers trailside camping and serves as an access point to the 76-mile Foothills Trail.
www.southcarolinaparks.com
Jones Gap
Pisgah National Forest
Here is one of the great natural resources of the United States of America and a favorite playground of it's people. Hiking, horseback, bicycle, ATV, and auto trails will allow for the exploration of this awesome natural environment. There are so many waterfalls that the area is nicknamed " The Land of Waterfalls." For those interested in camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, canoeing, rock climbing, rafting, tubing, nature studies, bird watching, or butterfly hunting, in other words, nature lovers; this is the place.
www.pisgahforest.com
Pisgah Forest
Raven Cliff Falls
Ravens Cliff Falls are a wonder to behold, and the hike in is almost equally as stunning. Raven Cliff Falls is the highest waterfall in South Carolina, tumbling 400 feet as Matthews Creek descends to The Dismal in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness. Located in Caesars Head State Park, the trail to the falls is a moderate 2.2 mile hike. The Gum Gap/ Foothills Trail leads to the top of the falls.
www.georgiatrails.com

Shopping, Antiques & Galleries

The Glass Feather – The Travis Collection of Fused Glass (Cedar Mountain)
Reasonover Rd – turn by Grammy’s Restaurant and the Fire Station
Fused glass plates, bowls, platters, garden decorations. Sold in museums, galleries, catalogs, The Smithsonian Collection Ask Rob Travis (son of founders Patricia and Robert) to show the process to you, and to see their gardens on the property. 828-885-8457 or toll free: 877-528-8457
www.glassfeather.com
The Glass Feather
Cedar Mountain Artworks, Gallery by Judith Duff (Cedar Mountain)
450 Cedar Lane, Brevard, NC (however, this is really Cedar Mt. and the road turns to the left about 3 miles beyond the Fire Station)
Wood and Gas fired pottery. Beautiful (and expensive) pieces in a lovely home gallery setting; works influenced by her many trips to Japan. Exhibits also at The Signature Shop in Atlanta. One of the finest potters, we think, in the country. Typically she leaves her gallery open even when she isn’t there. 828-884-5258
www.judithduff.com
Judith Duff
Mud Dabbers Pottery (Brevard)
3923 Greebville Hwy. On the road to Brevard, on the right. Pottery items
The John 0. Dodson family began making pottery together in the 1970s in Fortson, Ga., just north of Columbus. The Mud Dabbers' name was inspired by the dirt daubers, insects who build their nests from mud, that found the family's drying pots the perfect source of building supplies. Mud Dabber's features the work of six family members and eleven friends.
www.muddabbers.com
Mud Dabbers Pottery
Bluewood Gallery (Brevard)
36 W. Jordan Street
Specializes in fine art photography and offer other fine and functional art - lovely oils, watercolors, stained glass and woodworking. They also have a wonderful selection of handmade fiber art. [ 828-883 4142 ]
www.bluewoodgallery.com
Bluewood Gallery
The Proper Pot (Brevard)
36 West Main Street
The Proper Pot® is in the business of preserving tradition. By focusing on old fashioned value and service, they put the customer first, enjoying success with a wide range of cookware, cutlery, tools, table top items, gift baskets, wine and bar, gourmet food, and a bridal registry [ 829-877-5000 ]
The Proper pot
White Squirrel Shoppe (Brevard)
On Main Street
Ask for Donna Stout, owner. Shop full of all kinds of things, candles, mountain items, etc. Their retail store is , located in the McMinn Building, built in 1899 in the heart of downtown Brevard, North Carolina. [ 888-729-7329 ]
www.whitesquirrelshoppe.com
White Squirrel Shoppe
Curb Market (Hendersonville)
221 North Church Street.
Only open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. (closes around 1 pm) – he Curb Market has been a local Hendersonville tradition since 1924. What began as a group of farmers bringing their extra produce to town for the "city folk" has expanded over the years to include some of the freshest fruits & vegetables, plants & fresh cut flowers, homemade jams, jellies & baked goods and hand made mountain crafts. [ 828-692-8012 ]
www.curbmarket.com
Curb Market
Wickwire (Hendersonville)
Two stores: 329 & 330 North Main Street
Offers original, wonderful new works of traditional, transitional art and contemporary folk art of the highest quality in Original Paintings, American Handmade Craft, Handcrafted Furniture, Jewelry, Photography and More . . . at affordable prices. (The 329 location has larger paintings, sculpture and furniture and is directly across the street from 330) [ 828-692-6222 ]
www.wickwireartgallery.com
Wickwire
Purple Sage (Hendersonville)
416 North Main Street
A gourmet cookware and wine shop for the serious cook. Pots, pans, kitchen gadgets, coffee, books, knives, gifts, imported and domestic wines, cooking classes and gift baskets. Certified wine specialists.
[ 828-693-9555 ]
Purple Sage
Olivers Southern Folk Art
1034D Greenville Highway, Hendersonville NC
Great collection of known, and unknown folk artists throughout the Southeast. The gallery specializes in art produced by self-taught artists from the American South, with an emphasis on art created by African-American and Appalachian artists.  [ 828-698-7877 ]
www.oliversfolk.com
Mast General Store (Hendersonville)
527 North Main Street
Mercantile features oil lamps by Lamplight Farms, goat's milk soap, and cast iron cookware from Lodge; fashion includes brand names like Woolrich, Northern Isles, Miss Erika, and Flyshacker Flannels; the outdoor and shoe department features items from Royal Robbins, Mountain Hardwear, MSR, Columbia, Patagonia, Asolo, and Clarks. [ 828-696-1883 ]
www.mastgeneralstore.com/hendersonville.cfm
Mast General Store
Biltmore Village has great shops – do not miss:

- Bellagio5 Biltmore Plaza, Asheville
One of the world class fine (handcrafted) jewelry, crafts, fiber arts. Creating a metaphor "Art-to-Wear", Matt Chambers skillfully displays handsome collections of blown glass, ceramic art, and fantqastic wood objects by national and international known artists. [ 828-277-8100 ]
www.bellagioarttowear.com
Bellagio
- New Morning Gallery – 7 Boston Way, Asheville
Huge arts and crafts shop, owned by same owner as Bellagio. Offering handcrafted furniture, home accessories, glass, pottery, jewelry and other imaginative gifts ~ all handmade by American artists. A 12,300 square-foot showroom. Open daily. [ 828-274-2831 ]
www.newmorninggallerync.com
New Morning
- Blue Spiral 1 – 38 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville
Not in Biltmore Village, but owned by same owner, Jon Cram. This 15,500 square-foot gallery spans three floors connected by an open stairway. Blue Spiral 1 presents thirty annual exhibitions of sculpture and paintings, objects and photography. They are either discipline based or developed around fascinating themes. Blue Spiral 1's upper level features a diverse collection of works by over 100 regularly represented artists. [ 828-251-0302 ]
www.bluespiral1.com
Blue Spiral 1
Southern Highland Craft Guild
On the Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 382
The Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection represents the historical crafts of southern Appalachia. This permanent collection exhibit of approximately 200 works features the best of traditional woodcarving, textiles, furniture, basketry, pottery, dolls, and other crafts of Southern Appalachia, dating from 1855 to the late 20th century. [ 828 298 7928 ]
www.southernhighlandguild.org
Southern Highland Guild
Cedar Mountain Shops (Cedar Mountain)
Before the Fire Station and Grammys, on the right
Miscellaneous shops with baskets, flowers, and other type items.
 
Two Friends Gallery
4140 South Greenville Highway, on the Road to Brevard, on left.
Nice, well priced gift items [ 828-877-6577 ]
 
Gravy (Brevard)
17 West Main Street
Nice shop on Main Street in Brevard [ 828-862-4900 ]
 
Village Green Antique Mall (Hendersonville)
424 North Main Street [ 828.692-9057 ]
 

Sports & Recreation

Sherwood Forest Golf  (Cedar Mountain - about 6 miles from Bellevue)
A nice easy to play 18 hole par 3. Sherwood Forest is located in southern Transylvania County, North Carolina.  located 8 miles south of Brevard, NC and 1 mile west of Cedar Mountain, NC. [ 828-862-8637 ]
www.sherwoodforestnc.org/golf_course.html
Connestee Falls Golf Club  (Brevard - about 10 miles from Bellevue)
Located only minutes from downtown Brevard, NC, Connestee Falls Golf offers you the perfect golf experience... challenging greens, beautiful layout, scenic views and extremely quiet spectators. Other than your cart or ball, the only thing crossing your fairway will be the wildlife. Tee Times: [ 828.885.2005 ]
33 Connestee Trail (Hwy 276), Brevard, NC
connesteegolf.googlepages.com/home
Glen Cannon Golf  (Brevard - about 15 miles from Bellevue, Exit 27)
Tee off on our beautiful 6,548 yard, par 72 (rating 69.8) golf course, one of the finest courses in western North Carolina. Our bermuda grass fairways and bent grass greens are maintained in top condition year round. Ponds, streams, and even a waterfall come into play on 14 of our 18 holes. [ 828-883-8175 ext.21 ]
www.glencannoncc.com/golf.html
Plus, tennis, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding...  

Restaurants & Dining

Square Root (Brevard)
10 Times Arcade Street.
During lunch and dinner, The Square Root will offer a variety of homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and some vegetarian choices. At dinner, chef John Hensley who once worked at Fall's Landing restaurant, will expand the menu with a good mix of entrees that will rotate seasonally. [828-884-6171 ]
www.squarerootrestaurant.com
Square Root
Hob Knob (Brevard)
226 West Main Street
Big city dining in an old family home in a quaint mountain town on Main Street. [ 828-966-4662 ]
/www.hobnobrestaurant.com
Hob Nob
Maple (Brevard)
204 West Main Street
Open since the summer of 2007, our downtown restaurant provides the highest quality seasonal dishes, using fresh meats and produce with a first-class wine selection. The dining ambiance is pleasantly casual and intimate, with seating available in a charming interior setting or romantic garden patio. [ 828-883-4841 ]
http://www.mapledining.com
Maple
Sora (Pisgah Forest)
300 Forest Gate Center - On road to Asheville
Really good, and authentic Japanese – in shopping center (next to Wal-Mart). It's a small, elegantly decorated café, with a sushi bar and a dozen or so tables. [ 828-883-9808 ]
Sora
Rendezvous on Main Street – Quotations Coffee Café (Brevard)
Free wi-fi. Nice items for breakfast, salads and sandwiches for lunch
Quotations is a coffee shop offering terrific coffee and espresso drinks, it's a place to have a great sandwich or salad, or to share a dessert and a glass of wine. Come enjoy its warm and inviting atmosphere, bring your laptop and tap into our free wireless Internet access, or reserve our community room for your next meeting or get-together. [ 828-883-8966 ]
www.quotationscoffee.com
Quotations
Courtyard Café (Brevard)
243 W. Main Street – at The Inn on Main Street
An elegant, yet casual upscale restaurant residing in a French New Orleans style house. Carefree al fresco dining at its best, offering a refreshing blend of salads, quiche, grilled platters, fresh fruit and organic vegetables. Specializing in old-fashioned homemade breads and desserts. Signature Coconut Crème Pie, Butter Bread Pudding, with bourbon sauce and authentic Italian Rum Cake are just a few of the delectable sweets. Fairly expensive, large portions. Not open on weekend. [ 828 884 4770 ]
www.freewebs.com/theinnonmainstreet/courtyardcafe.htm
Courtyard Cafe
Dugans Irish Pub (Brevard)
100 East Main Street
Your host Tim Dugan has brought the spirit of Ireland to the heart of Brevard. Inspired by the classic Irish pubs of Dublin, Dugan’s offers the best of the Emerald Isle right here on Main Street.. Settle in and get comfortable at a rustic Irish farm table by the fireplace or enjoy the pub atmosphere from their outdoor patio. The very best of traditional Irish fare is featured on their extended pub menu. (Really good food)
www.duganspub.com
Dugan's Pub
The Mountain Store at Caesar’s Head
Local restaurant, pretty good food, great for lunch and ice cream. A Historic stone building…circa 1926, originally the post office for Caesar’s Head, newsstand, soda and ice cream shop, Esso gas station. For the past 23 years, it has been operated by the same family, seasonally (six months of the year) on a limited daily basis.Typically, you should make reservations for dinner [ 864-836-7330 ]
The Mountain Store
Grammy's Restaurant (Cedar Mountain)
10667 Greeneville Hwy
Not exactly the Ritz Carlton, but good for breakfast, and reservations required for Friday night dinner with Roast Beef, etc. Inexpensive and you can bring your own wine. [ 828-884-5272 ]
 
The Three Caballeros – Mexican Restaurant (Brevard)
8431 Greenville Highway. On the road to Brevard, on the right.
Pretty good Mexican food, and well priced. [ 828-883-8115 ]
 
Traci’s Farm House Restaurant
1196 North Country Club just past the High School
Country Cooking for breakfast and dinner. [ 828-877- 2707 ]
 
Falls Landing Restaurant (Brevard)
23 East Main Street
This upscale restaurant offers fresh seafood and much more for lunch or dinner. [ 828-884-2835 ]
 
Jordan Street Café (Brevard)
30 West Jordan Street
American Bistro featuring live music . Outdoor Dining, Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night.
[ 828-883-2558 ]
 
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