Bat Cave is an unincorporated community in Henderson County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The community was named after Bat Cave Mountain, which in turn was named for a cave at the foot of the mountain which is inhabited by a multitude of bats. The town is located on the Broad River at 35.451N and -82.287W with an elevation of approximately 1,460 feet. Bat Cave is roughly a forty-minute drive east of Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains by way of state highways that wind through the mountains. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 28710. Bat Cave is serviced by an all volunteer fire department. Bat Cave has a Bimonthly community paper called "The Bat Biz"