Dear Traveler,

It seems like every day there’s something new to celebrate in Brevard and Transylvania County. This month’s Field Notes is dedicated to some new businesses — and the return of a classic —  that you will definitely want to check out on your next visit. Sample some brews, bed down in a comfy getaway, pick up a vintage find for your man cave, or get a taste of something oh so sweet. It’s all here and waiting for you in North Carolina’s Land of Waterfalls. 
Discover Good Tastes at Peaks & Creeks Brewing Company

Hey, you know what’s cool about October in Brevard? Cool nights on the mountain, a shady stretch of trail, a chocolate milkshake at Rocky’s, and pretty much everything coming out of the tap at Peaks & Creeks, Brevard’s newest brewery. Located in the Lumberyard Arts District, just a few blocks from downtown, Peaks & Creeks makes their beer on premises, which is great, because you can keep an eye on the brewmaster while you enjoy a pint, or take it outside to the courtyard, where you can warm up by the nightly fire pit and hang out with your (leashed) canine friend. 
Stay in Style at Downtown Brevard’s Newest Inn

No need to travel too far for a luxurious night’s rest, because Brevard’s newest B&B, The Bromfield Inn, opened this year just a short walk from the heart of downtown. The elegant 1926 mansion-turned-inn features six bedrooms, a parlor, a formal dining room, all the modern amenities and two-acres of exquisitely manicured gardens to wander through before making your way uptown or next door to the historic Silvermont Mansion for a weekly Thursday night Jam Session.
Something Old, Something New on the Corner of Main

If, after getting lost in the past at The Bromfield Inn, you’d like to add an investment piece (or two) to your mancave, you’ll want to check out the newly-opened Mantiques at 68 W. Main Street in downtown Brevard. The shop bills itself as “genteel lodge, rustic décor and sportsman’s collectibles,” but the inventory boasts an eclectic mix of all sorts of things, thanks in part to owner Carl Littleton, a self-described “Indiana Jones of nostalgic artifacts.” It’s almost certain you’ll find something you need in this inviting retail emporium , if by “need” you mean “vintage leather football helmet” or something equally priceless. 
Gorgeous Greystone on Lake Toxaway is Back!

Speaking of priceless, time spent at Lake Toxaway’s sublime Greystone Inn has rated as a truly unforgettable experience for its devoted guests since Miss Lucy Armstrong’s 1915 Swiss-style mansion first opened as an Inn in 1985. That’s why we were thrilled when it reopened this May. Old friends and new guests can now experience its comfort and elegance, its serene mountain mornings and sociable evening cruises on Miss Lucy, the Inn’s handmade mahogany boat. It might be possible to not fall in love with (or at) the Greystone, but why resist what is secretly one of the most effortlessly luxurious, purely romantic getaways around?
Looking for a sweet spot?

Look no further than Killer Bees Honey, an apiary located in the heart of Transylvania County, surrounded by over 500,000 acres of Pisgah National Forest. In addition to offering dangerously delicious honey (and a range of other products for bath and body), Killer Bees offers regular apiary tours and honey tastings from May to September that put you face-to-face with bees in their colonies as they tend their hives and forage for nectar. You’ll also sample a range of honeys with tasteful pairings of cheese, meat, fruit and crackers. 
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