COVID 19: Travel Information from Explore Brevard
To All Of Our Friends Near and Far:
(Updated April 3)
For over 100 years Brevard and Transylvania County have been welcoming visitors like you to “The Land of Waterfalls.” Today, we need your help as we cope with the impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, accommodations in Transylvania County are only open to visitors who are traveling to our area for essential purposes. Below are key details and other up-to-date information on current visitation:
- The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners has enacted Resolution #10-2020 to remain in effect until April 30. Outlined, most notably, is the emergency procedure to close all lodging facilities.
- “All lodging facilities, including campgrounds and direct-reservation facilities (such as Airbnb and VRBO) with rentals or leases for less than 15 days in duration shall be closed EXCEPT for essential work-related accommodations, accommodations for essential personnel, facilities housing persons experiencing homelessness, any facility being used for isolation and quarantine purposes, or family-related visitation. Current residents at campgrounds are permitted to stay, but campgrounds should not allow new patrons to enter and establish themselves. Lodging facilities include: hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, and short-term rental units such as Airbnb and VRBO. Current residents at lodging facilities are permitted to stay, but these facilities should cancel any non-essential travel reservations for the duration of this declaration. Any employees who work for a Transylvania County business or organization deemed essential in the North Carolina Stay At Home order of March 27, 2020 can stay in any lodging.”
- Governor Roy Cooper issued a Stay At Home Order for 30 days, effective March 30. This order only allows travel for essential purposes.
- DuPont State Recreational Forest and Gorges State Park are currently closed to the public, as are all recreation sites in Pisgah National Forest.
- The Brevard and Transylvania County Visitor Center will be closed until further notice, however we can still be reached via the live chat function on our website or via email.
We hope to be welcoming you back soon. In the meantime, why not take a moment to reflect on previous visits – and plan for your next adventure in the Land of Waterfalls. We’ve got lots of tools to help you craft your plan here on our website and soon we’ll be introducing additional virtual resources to make planning future visits even easier. To stay in touch, sign up for our e-newsletter to receive direct updates from the Explore Brevard team. We also invite you to join us on Facebook and Instagram, where we will be including updates, as well as images of our special spot to inspire thoughts of your next visit.
We look forward to the day when Brevard and Transylvania County can again welcome visitors with open arms. Until that day arrives, we’ll be saving a space for you here among the waterfalls.