Violette’s guidebook

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Food scene

This is the best restaurant in Brevard. Square root serves “American” cuisine that is to die for, they have an incredible Chef and an excellent menu. The menu was curated from around the world, thanks to the Chefs personal travels. The Brunch/lunch/dinner and drink menu will have you wanting to come back for more. Located in an alleyway they are one of downtown Brevard’s best kept secrets.
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The Square Root
33 Times Arcade Alley
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This is the best restaurant in Brevard. Square root serves “American” cuisine that is to die for, they have an incredible Chef and an excellent menu. The menu was curated from around the world, thanks to the Chefs personal travels. The Brunch/lunch/dinner and drink menu will have you wanting to come back for more. Located in an alleyway they are one of downtown Brevard’s best kept secrets.
This is a family owned Mexican restaurant that offers truly exceptional Mexican food. I am extremely picky with Mexican food (from Tx) and this place is the one and only I’d recommend in Brevard. The owner is the kindest man you’ll ever meet, and dining-in, or ordering to-go, you cannot miss the genuine love he puts into creating your meal. I cannot recommend this place enough. Excellent salsa, ask for extra hot if that suits you, and keep the one on the table for the kids :) My personal favorite is the chicken soup. I know, I know “chicken soup??” Just try it!
Garibaldi Plaza Mexican Restaurant
76 East Main Street
This is a family owned Mexican restaurant that offers truly exceptional Mexican food. I am extremely picky with Mexican food (from Tx) and this place is the one and only I’d recommend in Brevard. The owner is the kindest man you’ll ever meet, and dining-in, or ordering to-go, you cannot miss the genuine love he puts into creating your meal. I cannot recommend this place enough. Excellent salsa, ask for extra hot if that suits you, and keep the one on the table for the kids :) My personal favorite is the chicken soup. I know, I know “chicken soup??” Just try it!
Excellent restaurant with fabulous food. It is not “cheap” food, but it is quality and fresh. Trattorias is a great date place.
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MARCO Trattoria
204 West Main Street
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Excellent restaurant with fabulous food. It is not “cheap” food, but it is quality and fresh. Trattorias is a great date place.
Fabulous bakery with a great selection of fresh baked goods. They also offer delicious coffee and beverages. A must visit !
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Bracken Mountain Bakery
42 South Broad Street
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Fabulous bakery with a great selection of fresh baked goods. They also offer delicious coffee and beverages. A must visit !
Excellent local restaurant, if you are looking for a nice sit down dinner with excellent food- look no further. It isn’t the cheapest place to eat, but the food/experience is great.
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The Falls Landing Restaurant
18 E Main St
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Excellent local restaurant, if you are looking for a nice sit down dinner with excellent food- look no further. It isn’t the cheapest place to eat, but the food/experience is great.
Mayberry's is a great comfort food dinner/lunch spot. Everything on the menu is excellent, but my personal favorite is generally the soup of the day and the club sandwich. This spot is located downtown near the shops. Stop into mayberry's on a rainy day and enjoy the relaxing vibe inside.
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Mayberry's Soups & Sandwiches
30 W Main St, Brevard
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Mayberry's is a great comfort food dinner/lunch spot. Everything on the menu is excellent, but my personal favorite is generally the soup of the day and the club sandwich. This spot is located downtown near the shops. Stop into mayberry's on a rainy day and enjoy the relaxing vibe inside.
Located only a few short minutes down the road from the guest suite, this is a locally loved, family-friendly taproom with excellent burgers!
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Oskar Blues Brewery Taproom - Brevard
342 Mountain Industrial Drive
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Located only a few short minutes down the road from the guest suite, this is a locally loved, family-friendly taproom with excellent burgers!

Sightseeing

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Dupont State Forest
Staton Road
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Pisgah Forest
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The Blue Ridge Parkway
408 Blue Ridge Pkwy
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This is a beautiful triple cascading waterfall located in DuPont State Forest. The hunger games movie filmed a scene at these falls.
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Triple Falls
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This is a beautiful triple cascading waterfall located in DuPont State Forest. The hunger games movie filmed a scene at these falls.
A wonderful piece of history with something for everyone.
The Cradle of Forestry Overlook
A wonderful piece of history with something for everyone.
A beautiful trail near the cradle of forestry, a great place for the adventuring type.
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Pink Beds Trail Loop
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A beautiful trail near the cradle of forestry, a great place for the adventuring type.
Beautiful place to visit for incredible views
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Looking Glass Rock
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Beautiful place to visit for incredible views
This lake is absolutely gorgeous, green/blue water, waterfalls cascading into the lake and a beachy shore line for children to play. The lake is only an hour from the guest suite and worth the drive to see/explore. Here are 10 fun facts about this remarkable lake: The Jocassee Gorges, located in the far northwestern corner of South Carolina, is one of the most beautiful and remote places on the entire East Coast, accessible through Devils Fork State Park. Here are some fun facts about one of South Carolina's greatest hidden gems. 1. The first part of the name "Jocassee Gorges" comes from a Cherokee legend of tragic, star-crossed lovers. Jocassee was a beautiful Cherokee girl who fell in love with a boy from an enemy tribe, the Eastatoees, known as the Green Birds, who lived on the other side of the river that separated them. Legend says she found the boy, named Nagoochee, injured in the woods and healed him of his injuries. While she took care of him, they fell in love. Later, however, Jocassee's brother killed Nagoochee in battle and brought his head to her. Legend says she walked into the river in shock, but did not sink or drown. Instead, she walked on the water to meet his ghost. 2. Jocassee literally means "Place of the Lost One" in Cherokee. Makes you want to let out a long sigh, doesn't it? 3. The second part of the name "Jocassee Gorges" refers to the geologic formations that make the area so remarkable. Streams and rivers coursing down the steep, half-mooned shaped escarpment that forms the base of the Blue Ridge mountains in northern South Carolina carved deep gashes in the rock that rises up suddenly from the piedmont. These are the gorges of Jocassee Gorges. 4. The rivers and streams that gush through the gorges tumble into Lake Jocassee as spectacular waterfalls. And these dozens of waterfalls are, for many people, the reason to visit. 5. The Jocassee Gorges region receives an extraordinary amount of rainfall-up to 100 inches of rain every year. This technically makes the area a rain forest. It's the only temperate rain forest in the US east of the Cascades in Washington state. 6. The Eastatoees, or Green Birds tribe of the legend of Jocassee, are very likely named after the Carolina parakeet. The only parrot native to North America, the Carolina parakeet became extinct in 1904. The last known sighting was in the Jocassee Gorges. 7. The Gorges are home to the Oconee Bells, a rare and lovely flower found only in this remote area. Because of its unique geography and heavy rainfall, the area is home to many rare plant species. 8. Lake Jocassee, the gorgeous blue heart of the Jocassee Gorges, is actually a man-made lake. It was created when the Jocassee Dam was built in 1973. 9. Before the lake was created, the area was called Jocassee Valley. When Duke Energy flooded the valley to create the lake, dozens of homes, hotels, camps and towns were lost. 10. Attakulla Lodge, an old hotel, is still standing at the bottom of Lake Jocassee, under 300 feet of water. So is the Mount Carmel Cemetery, made famous before it was flooded in the movie "Deliverance."
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Lake Jocassee
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This lake is absolutely gorgeous, green/blue water, waterfalls cascading into the lake and a beachy shore line for children to play. The lake is only an hour from the guest suite and worth the drive to see/explore. Here are 10 fun facts about this remarkable lake: The Jocassee Gorges, located in the far northwestern corner of South Carolina, is one of the most beautiful and remote places on the entire East Coast, accessible through Devils Fork State Park. Here are some fun facts about one of South Carolina's greatest hidden gems. 1. The first part of the name "Jocassee Gorges" comes from a Cherokee legend of tragic, star-crossed lovers. Jocassee was a beautiful Cherokee girl who fell in love with a boy from an enemy tribe, the Eastatoees, known as the Green Birds, who lived on the other side of the river that separated them. Legend says she found the boy, named Nagoochee, injured in the woods and healed him of his injuries. While she took care of him, they fell in love. Later, however, Jocassee's brother killed Nagoochee in battle and brought his head to her. Legend says she walked into the river in shock, but did not sink or drown. Instead, she walked on the water to meet his ghost. 2. Jocassee literally means "Place of the Lost One" in Cherokee. Makes you want to let out a long sigh, doesn't it? 3. The second part of the name "Jocassee Gorges" refers to the geologic formations that make the area so remarkable. Streams and rivers coursing down the steep, half-mooned shaped escarpment that forms the base of the Blue Ridge mountains in northern South Carolina carved deep gashes in the rock that rises up suddenly from the piedmont. These are the gorges of Jocassee Gorges. 4. The rivers and streams that gush through the gorges tumble into Lake Jocassee as spectacular waterfalls. And these dozens of waterfalls are, for many people, the reason to visit. 5. The Jocassee Gorges region receives an extraordinary amount of rainfall-up to 100 inches of rain every year. This technically makes the area a rain forest. It's the only temperate rain forest in the US east of the Cascades in Washington state. 6. The Eastatoees, or Green Birds tribe of the legend of Jocassee, are very likely named after the Carolina parakeet. The only parrot native to North America, the Carolina parakeet became extinct in 1904. The last known sighting was in the Jocassee Gorges. 7. The Gorges are home to the Oconee Bells, a rare and lovely flower found only in this remote area. Because of its unique geography and heavy rainfall, the area is home to many rare plant species. 8. Lake Jocassee, the gorgeous blue heart of the Jocassee Gorges, is actually a man-made lake. It was created when the Jocassee Dam was built in 1973. 9. Before the lake was created, the area was called Jocassee Valley. When Duke Energy flooded the valley to create the lake, dozens of homes, hotels, camps and towns were lost. 10. Attakulla Lodge, an old hotel, is still standing at the bottom of Lake Jocassee, under 300 feet of water. So is the Mount Carmel Cemetery, made famous before it was flooded in the movie "Deliverance."
This lake is a short (10 min drive) up the road from the guest suite. Great for the family, solo, and couple looking to fish, kayak, hike, and explore.
Cascade Lake
This lake is a short (10 min drive) up the road from the guest suite. Great for the family, solo, and couple looking to fish, kayak, hike, and explore.

Historic movie theater

This is a darling movie theater perfect for families, solo adventurers, couples, elderly. It’s charming and always a fun experience.
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Co-Ed Cinema
101 West Main Street
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This is a darling movie theater perfect for families, solo adventurers, couples, elderly. It’s charming and always a fun experience.

Local favorite/toy store

This is a fabulous toy store, and you don’t need to be a child to enjoy it. Owned by an eccentric fun-loving local, O.P Taylor. This toy store was listed in the top 5 toy stores in the world by Forbes magazine. 2 levels of pure fun located in the heart of downfown, its a must visit.
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O P Taylor's
16 South Broad Street
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This is a fabulous toy store, and you don’t need to be a child to enjoy it. Owned by an eccentric fun-loving local, O.P Taylor. This toy store was listed in the top 5 toy stores in the world by Forbes magazine. 2 levels of pure fun located in the heart of downfown, its a must visit.

Local Gem mine

This is a sweet place to explore for young and old. This mine offers a great- hands on experience sorting through gems and discovering precious stones. Great fun for all ages.
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Pisgah Forest Gem Mine
3338 Asheville Hwy
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This is a sweet place to explore for young and old. This mine offers a great- hands on experience sorting through gems and discovering precious stones. Great fun for all ages.

Souvenir shop

A lovely local shop, a great place to pick up a souvenir from Brevard.
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White Squirrel Shoppe
6 West Main Street
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A lovely local shop, a great place to pick up a souvenir from Brevard.
They have fabulous fudge! This wonderful store has something for everyone !
A Blast From The Past
15 State Road 1349
They have fabulous fudge! This wonderful store has something for everyone !

Thrift Store

Safe's is a wonderful thrift store with a special ministry. Stop in and see if you can find a hidden treasure and support a good cause.
SAFE's Attic
370 S Broad St
Safe's is a wonderful thrift store with a special ministry. Stop in and see if you can find a hidden treasure and support a good cause.