The Community

The Perfect Mountain Retreat.

It would have been easy for our planners to take this beautiful piece of the mountains and simply cut it up into lots like so many other developments. But we wanted more for our residents. We wanted all of those priceless natural gifts—the views, the birdsong, the towering timber, and, of course, all that crystal water to be generously shared by all. So we made sure that our slender lanes of our mountain community wrap gracefully around the ridges, hugging the natural contours; that we set aside jewel-like pocket parks and expansive outdoor common spaces; that miles of walking trails invite exploration; and that our mountain homesites, rustic condominiums and mountain cabins are planned and arranged to create a genuine community while protecting solitude and privacy.

So the next time you’re juggling two phone calls, three deadlines, four concourses to a connecting flight, five after-school activities, or six meetings in seven hours...stop for just a minute and think about a little mountain cabin, tucked into a stand of hemlock in the Western North Carolina Mountains. Where it’s just the two of you and a bottle of wine that’s been chilling with the trout in the pool at your feet. And it’s Tuesday. Or Thursday. Or any day at all. Think about watching your grandkids forget about video games and iPods because they’re too involved with catching frogs or racing you to the top of the ridge or making a fort under a massive granite outcropping. Think about having an entire weekend all to yourself, just you and a favorite old book, a favorite old pair of jeans, and a favorite old leather chair. Life here is all about reawakening romance…listening to your kids…remembering what a living forest smells like…discovering what’s important to you. The Cove at Celo Mountain.

To be here is to be transformed.

A Private North Carolina Mountain Community

Few places on earth offer beautiful, rolling vistas in such abundance as the Blue Ridge mountains in and around Asheville, N.C. And we think that among western North Carolina’s gated mountain communities, our views are some of the most spectacular—range upon range disappearing into the horizon. But as amazing as they are, our views aren’t what make our mountain community such a genuinely special retreat. It’s the water. It’s the clear, icy streams that crisscross our seventy-plus acres of forest, splashing against massive, moss-covered boulders…leaping over waterfalls…snaking under fallen logs…pausing to rest in deep, dark pools where native browns flash and swirl…then rushing off again to plunge down rugged crags and roll through sleepy meadows.

And that sound! Is there any sound anywhere that can entrance and delight like the burbling whisper of a mountain creek? Is there any better way to loosen clenched muscles and sweep away cares than to doze beneath a cool, green canopy of old-growth hardwood next to a tiny pocket waterfall? Is there a more restful night’s sleep than one spent buried in quilts next to a window open to the cool autumn night and the soft, jingling brookside serenade?