Asheville Cabin Trip, July 2015, continued

We rented a cabin near Brevard, NC with some friends (and their two kids, 4 & 2 years old).

Our cabin was perfectly located just 5 minutes outside of the east entrance to Pisgah National Forest.

Brevard is 45 minutes south of Asheville, and 10 minutes south of our cabin; so we also spent some time touring Asheville.

Just north of Asheville are the Asheville Botanical Gardens. Free, but mostly for kids; it’s a very quick walkaround.


About 20 mins southwest of Asheville is The North Carolina Arboretum. Much larger and more adult-friendly. $12 entrance fee per vehicle.
The bonsai tree exhibit is quite impressive. There are a few miles of trails, so you can easily spend a few hours there if you really want to see everything.


There are plenty of things to do in Asheville / Brevard.

Restaurants near Brevard:

Our favorite, of course, is the new Bean Vegan Cuisine in South Asheville.

Although there are plenty of other vegetarian-friendly restaurants in the area:

  • Pad Thai 828-883-9229 180 N Caldwell St, Brevard, NC
    Quite a few vegetarian dishes
  • SORA Japanese Restaurant 828-883-9808 91 Forest Gate Dr, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
    They have 6 vegetarian sushi rolls.
  • Hallelujah Natural Foods & Deli (May-Sep) 828-884-3777 Health Food Store with a deli (no menu available online) 29 W. French Broad St. Suite 105 Brevard, NC 28712
    828-885-2599 connect@healthyharvestnaturalfoods.com
    Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
  • Mayberry’s 828-862-8646 30 W. Main St. Brevard NC, 28712
    They have vegetarian chili and sandwiches at lunch only.
  • Food Matters Market 828-885-3663 1 Market St. Brevard, NC 28712
    Full-Service Deli with Veggie side dishes and make-your-own-sandwiches. Closes at 5pm.
  • The Phoenix 828-877-3232 14 S. Gaston St. Brevard, NC 28712
    828-877-3232 Upscale burger joint – “farm to table” with several veggie options.
  • Rocky’s Soda Shop 828-877-5375 50 S. Broad Street Brevard, NC 28712
    Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sundays 11:30am – 6pm Old timey soda shop with some veggie options and LOTS of shakes, smoothies and sodas.
  • Kiwi Gelato 828-877-4659 67 E. Main St. Brevard, NC
    Italian and New Zealand Ices
  • El Chapala 828-877-5220 69 New Hendersonville Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
    Standard Mexican Food.
  • Pescado’s Burritos 828-884-5559 Pescado’s Burritos 265 North Broad St Brevard, NC 28712
    Standard Mexican Food – “Full” website not available, so check before going here just in case it’s closed.
  • Big Mike’s 828-884-3663 12 South Gaston St. Brevard, NC website Sports bar-type pizza and pasta place.
  • Subway of Pisgah Forest 828-885-7958 320 Forest Gate Ctr, Pisgah Forest NC 28768
    subway.com 828-885-7958
  • Hob Nob at the Cradle 11250 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 828-966 4662 * This is in the Cradle of Forestry Main Building. If you’re really desperate, they have an edible veggie burger and garden salad, but that’s about it.

Day-trips include:

Graveyard Fields,

and Pisgah National Forest.

There are just too many scenic areas nearby to mention.
As always, we can’t wait to plan our next trip to Asheville.

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