The Bungalows are located right at the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains! The Bungalows are located next to numerous amazing views, hikes, waterfalls, biking trails, National Forests and Parks! Not to mention Asheville, Hendersonville and Brevard! Browse through and check out some of the sights, sounds and experiences that make this area so special!



Dupont State Forest
Right down the road, Dupont State Forest is 7,600 acres of forested land and has over ninety miles of trails for hiking, biking and even horseback riding on designated trails, which range from very easy to very challenging. Their trails combine a wonderful blend of incredible scenery, varied hiking levels and unbelievable waterfalls!

• Length: ~90 total miles of trails
• Elevation Gain: up to 1,100 feet
• All skill levels
• Hiking, Biking, and a whole lot of Waterfalls
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PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST
One of the first national forests in the Eastern United States, Pisgah National Forest was established by the federal government in 1916. It covers over 500,000 acres in twelve counties in Western North Carolina. In close proximity to Moonbesam Bungalows you will find these 3 access areas just a short drive away.

• Numerous Hikes
• Beautiful Views
• The Davidson River trailhead is perhaps the most popular area within the entire Pisgah National Forest, for mountain bikers, hikers,    equestrians, rock climbers, fishermen, naturalists, photographers, and tourists alike. This is the quintessential National Forest    recreation area, with a wide range of attractions that will delight any type of visitor.
• Bent Creek is located in the northern tip of the Pisgah Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest just 15 minutes from downtown    Asheville. Bent Creek's watershed contains a collection of trails for all kinds of hikes, for beginners and familes to advanced hiking    groups. Bordered by the Blue Ridge Parkway to the south and a moderately high ridge to the North, this watershed is a federal    Research and Demonstration forest, so you can learn more about forestry management techniques as you hike.
• The Mills River area is the largest in Pisgah. There are several popular starting points for trails along both the North and South Mills    Rivers. These rivers drains the south side of the Pisgah Ridge, and the modest ridges between the Bent Creek and Davidson River    areas.
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The Gorges State Park
Plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls and one of the greatest concentrations of rare and unique species in the eastern United States are found within Gorges State Park. An elevation that rises 2,000 feet in only four miles, combined with rainfall in excess of 80 inches per year, creates a temperate rain forest and supports a collection of waterfalls!

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The Blue Ridge Parkway
It's not a destination — it's an experience. Considered "America's most scenic drive," the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway meanders through changing vistas of natural beauty, touching on stellar mountain views, hiking trails, and picnic sites. There are 2 close access areas from the Bungalows. The senic route winds you up through the stunning Pisgah Forest. The other enterance point takes you to the Aroboretum. You can also make this a nice day trip and start at the aboretum enterance go south on the Parkway and come back threw the Pisgah Forest to the Bungalows. Notable mile markers include:

• 408.6: Mount Pisgah.
• 417: Looking Glass Rock.
• 418.8: Graveyard Fields Overlook.
• 422.4: Devil’s Courthouse Parking Area.
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Jump Off Rock
Jump Off Rock is a scenic overlook which provides a panoramic view of rolling pastures, the Blue Ridge and Pisgah mountain ranges. Jump Off Rock also holds an Indian legend that has been passed down for many, many years. Over 300 years ago a young Cherokee Indian Chief fell in love with a fair Indian maiden. They often met on top of the rock ledge overlooking the valley below. When the young Chief was called to war, the maiden promised him that she would wait for his return from they favorite rock ledge. When the maiden received word that her young Indian Chief had been killed in battle, she climbed to the edge of the rock and jumped off, tribal hunters found her broken body below. Indian legend has it that on moonlit nights you can see the ghost of the maiden on Jump Off Rock. Jump Off is located about 5 miles from downtown at the end of Laurel Park Hwy in the Town of Laurel Park. Directions from downtown Hendersonville take Fifth Avenue West, it becomes Laurel Park Highway, the road dead ends at Jump Off Rock. The park is open daily, sunrise to sunset. No admission charge. There are three hiking trials at Jump Off Rock, varying in length and difficulty:

• Blue Trail - easy trail, takes about 8 minutes
• Yellow Trail - moderate trail, takes around 15 minutes
• Red Trail - is the most difficult and the longest
• Trash should be sealed and taken to the labeled trash can outdoors.
• Jump Off Rock provides an excellent picnic spot! Grab lunch in Hendersonville and take 5th Ave. West to the end!
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Deer Fields
The Bungalows are located right next to one of the best Music & Festival venues in Western North Carolina! With such events as:

• Transformus - Asheville's Burning Man
• Trinumeral
• Revolution Festival
• STS9 Festival
• Sooooooo Many Others!
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Asheville
Asheville is a pure Southern gem! A wide variety and mix of cultures, Asheville brings you the best in entertainment, dining, shopping, art and some ofthe best microbrewed beer in America! Just walking through the streets of Asheville will give you a feel for it's wonderful flavor! Street preformers, local and handcrafted goods, smiling faces and so many opportunities to experience something you never have! As the locals say, "Life is better here!" Click on any of the links below to find out more about what makes Asheville tick!

• Explore Asheville - General information and new happenings!
• Mountain Express - Asheville's premier FREE publication.
• Dining & Brewing
• The Music Scene
• The Asheville Brews Cruise
• LaZoom City Tours - A funky way to see Asheville

Hendersonville
Hendersonville has all of your modern conveniences with a cute historic downtown. Just a short drive from the bungalows there are plenty of good places to eat, interesting little shops, a local co-op, antique shops, thrift shops and farm stands. Outside of downtown henderson county is apple country....

• Historic Hendersonville - General information
• North Carolina Apple Festival
• Hendersonville CO-OP

Flat Rock
Nicknamed "Little Charleston of the Mountains," Flat Rock is now home to poets, playwrights, artists and entrepreneurs who invite you to explore Flat Rock and the surrounding area. Hike the mountain trails, tour the home of Carl Sandburg, catch a performance at the Flat Rock Playhouse and enjoy a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, historic inns and businesses.

• Flat Rock Online - General information
• Flat Rock Playhouse
• Flat Rock Cinema & Bistro

Brevard
Brevard is in Transylvania County which has a unique geography that allows for 250 magnificent cascades within a few miles of each other, know as “ the land of waterfalls”. Not only is Brevard a waterfall hunter’s dream but also has an artsy up beat downtown. The quaint town of Brevard lies just 15 miles south/west of the Bungalows. Did we mention the white squirrels?

• Brevard General Information
• Visit Waterfalls!

This page is periodically updated! If you found something worth mention while staying at the Bungalows, please e-mail us with the details of your adventure! Thanks again and we hope you enjoy Western North Carolina!