This is one of my favorite areas and we were privledged to have lived in Pisgah Forest for 3 years. I would advise coming in from Brevard on 276 rather than from Ceaser's Head. It is till curvy with some mild grad but nothing like coming from SC. You can get off i-26 in Hendersonville and come across on Kanuga which becomes Cascade Lake and cut through Dupont. You will be minutes from Pretty Place, several gorgeous falls and Dupont State Park, Holmes State Park and the Pisgah National Forest.
The Silver Queen