Coming from either the east or the west.
Exit at the Asheville Airport Road, Exit 40 (old exit #9), Hwy 280. Follow signs to Brevard (Hwy 280). Highway 280 turns into 64/276 on the outskirts of Brevard. In the center of Brevard (courthouse) turn left onto Main St. or 276 South*. Travel 4.4 miles to Island Ford Road. Turn right; travel 1.4 miles to Gwynn Valley on the left.
From I 85 SOUTH
Driving up from Atlanta.
Take I-85 North to first exit in SC: Cherokee Scenic Highway (SC Hwy 11). Remain on Hwy 11 until you turn LEFT on SC #8; then left on Hwy 276*. At NC state line you are 8.8 miles from Island Ford Road. Turn left onto Island Ford Road and travel 1.4 miles to Gwynn Valley on the left.
From I-85 NORTH
Driving down from Charlotte.
Take I-85 South. At Gastonia, exit onto Hwy 74. Remain on Hwy 74 until you reach I-26 West. Follow the I-26 directions above.
*Hwy 276 is a winding mountain road so the going is slow.