The largest private lake in North Carolina has 14 miles of shoreline at 3,010 feet elevation. Stream-fed waters from high in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests makes it one of the cleanest lakes you'll find. Thanks to the reopening of The Greystone Inn in 2018, you don't have to own a house on the pristine Lake Toxaway to enjoy it. It's located between Brevard and Cashiers on US Highway 64.
Perched on a knoll overlooking the lake, Greystone Inn has 30 well-appointed guestrooms, restaurant, bar and spa. After being closed for a few years, new owners Shannon and Geoff Ellis completed a major renovation and reopened the resort.
Explore the lake by kayak, canoe, paddleboard or the evening cruise on Miss Lucy. Since the turn of the century, people have been drawn to Lake Toxaway including the Fords, Edisons, and Rockefellers. In 1915, Lucy and George Armstrong built a Mansion on the lake that became a luxury inn in the 1980s.
For one of the most unique tours in western North Carolina, sign up to be a "beekeeper for a day" at Killer Bees Honey Farm high in Pisgah National Forest above Lake Toxaway. The 3-hour tour includes a honey tasting / pairing and putting on a bee suit to handle the bees. Read more about Killer Bees Honey.
Since you will be in the middle of the “Land of the Waterfalls,” find many hiking trails and gorgeous cascades including at nearby Panthertown Valley, Gorges State Park and Toxaway Falls. Explore quaint downtown Brevard with galleries, local shops, great restaurants and local brews. You can even tour a bee farm in your own bee suit. See below for a full list!
Lake Toxaway Things to Do
Skyterra Wellness Retreat
A beautiful mountain retreat in the Land of the Waterfalls where you set aside life’s obligations to focus on your own health and well-being. Stress management, fitness, and culinary experts helps… read more
The Greystone Inn, Lake Toxaway
This luxury, picturesque boutique resort is perched on the shores of pristine Lake Toxaway surrounded by National Forests. Amenities include a spa, gourmet dining, lake cruise, golf, tennis, and… read more
(3 miles round-trip, moderate) This majestic 150-ft. waterfall in the Pisgah National Forest can be reached via a hiking trail from Gorges State Park. Enjoy the falls safely on a boulder at its… read more
This Backcountry Area of Nantahala National Forest is home to many waterfalls. In addition to the popular Schoolhouse Falls, find hikes to Greenland Creek Falls (pic), Wilderness Falls and… read more
Brevard Adventure Guide
Order your free 48-page Adventure Guide for Brevard and Transylvania County, Land of the Waterfalls, with scenic drives, hikes, waterfall map, festivals, art, museums and picturesque Main Street… read more
Upper Whitewater Falls
See the upper section of the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi, plunging 411 ft.! The best part is that you can get a great view with a short walk. The walkway begins at the end of the… read more
Brevard Places to Stay
Find cabins of all sizes, hotels, B&Bs and luxury inns in the Brevard area from their official visitor center. It's the Land of Waterfalls. Includes Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State… read more
This roadside waterfall can be viewed from the top on a walkway along US Highway 64 at Lake Toxaway, located between Brevard and Cashiers.
Restaurants in Brevard
Find a variety of places to eat and drink in Brevard including upscale dining casual eateries, pubs, food trucks, bakeries, coffee shops, and more!