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Enchanting Water Falls in our Mountains

courthouse-fallsApplewood Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in Buncombe County, North Carolina.  Slammed right next to us is Transylvania County.  This county encompasses the Pisgah National Forest, Gorges State Park and the DuPont State Forest where The Hunger Games was filmed.  All three forests contain approximately 250 absolutely breath taking water falls.  This is the highest concentration of natural waterfalls in all of the United States, occurring due to the unique geography and climate.  That is why this area is known as the Land of the Waterfalls.

In the center of these natural wonders is the city of Brevard and Brevard College, fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, is just 30 miles southwest of Asheville.  It is quaint little town with many cultural aspects, great restaurants and festivals.   For seven weeks from June thru August continuously over the last 76 years, the Brevard Music Center has brought celebrated musicians and tomorrows stars together on the lush 180 acre campus for the Brevard Music Festival.  With such a close proximity to Asheville, this only ensures your theater and musical experience available.Slick-Rock-Falls-bridal-veil-falls

Back to the Waterfalls and there are 21 worth hunting without straining yourself.  They are located in  Dupont State Forest, Pisgah National Forest , Blue Ridge Parkway, Highway 215 and Toxaway Sapphire Area.  A magnificent brochure is available: 1-800-648-4523 or at Applewood Manor Inn B&B, as well as online- www. visitwaterfalls.com.  This pamphlet gives detailed instructions on where to find each waterfall as well as a photographs to entice your interest.  Some require a strenuous 1 1/2 mile hike others are a short paved path to view the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi, the Upper Waterwater Falls.   It is small effort and the reward is breath taking beauty.





online as well as online 1-800-648-4523