Brahma Ridge Farm & Event Center is a picturesque outdoor retreat and event venue set in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains just twenty minutes from downtown Asheville NC and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Much of the property borders the protected lands of the Pisgah National Forest. Elevation ranges from 2400 - 3000 feet. Asheville Regional Airport is less than a half hour away.
The 35 acres feature nearly a mile of wide hiking/biking trails along mountain ridges bordering national forest and state game lands. Gentle to steep sloping hardwood forests total twenty-seven acres. Eight acres contain the retreat/event spaces and facilities. Our protected watershed provides, even during drought years, bountiful fresh water from a deep well. Compliance with a Forest Management Plan, recently updated, rewards owners with tax advantages from Buncombe County.
Our southern Appalachian mountains are famous for their bio-diversity. The forests contain a wide variety of woodland herbs, wildflowers, tree species, and birds. A small stream meanders down from the ridges through lawns that surround the pavilion, pond, and gazebo areas.
Current owners are committed to organic methods of land management and have not used any chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers in their fifteen years of ownership.
Fruits include apples, peaches, pecans, cherries, persimmons
Berries include blueberries, raspberries, elderberries
Herbs include Echinacea, mint varieties
Spruce and Fir tree nursery
Perennial flower gardens - many varieties
Blooming pollinators are prevalent.
Event spaces include a 2400 sq ft timber frame pavilion that seats 200 for dinner/meetings/workshops/yoga; gazebo; pond with 500 sq ft yoga deck overlook; large fire pit area with seating (and lifetime supply of firewood); and mountainside outdoor meeting space with church pews seating 75. Event parking can be up to 80 cars.
Lodging includes a modern one-story mountain cabin, plus basement, that sleeps six. Central heat and AC is from heat pump; current owners utilize the wood furnace. Cooking, laundry and hot water provided by tankless on-demand propane heaters in cabin and bathhouse. An outdoor hot tub is situated next to the cabin.
Glamping options include five safari tents and school bus that sleep up to 18, plus conventional camping. There are numerous off-site neighboring B&Bs, cabins, and hotels in addition to the on-site lodging options.
Buildings include a covered outdoor kitchen with hot/cold water, refrigerator/freezer and storage area; 500 sq ft bath house with two showers and four toilet stalls.
THE ASHEVILLE FACTOR
The local area is well-known for its history in healing arts, music, spiritual groups, arts and crafts, and recreational activities. There is a high degree of cultural diversity and tolerance in the Asheville community.
Holly and Rob have operated Brahma Ridge Farm and Event Center for 14 years and have hosted hundreds of weddings, meetings, retreats, receptions, ceremonies, conferences, and gatherings.