Mountain Top Living Just 20 Minutes From South Asheville

Grand Highlands Blog. Private Mountain Communities has added another exceptional address to its roster of premier communities in the Western Carolinas – Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain. PMC independently evaluates communities in Western North Carolina and recommends only those communities that are featured in their Grove Arcade Showroom and meet their standards for quality, low- or no-debt and completed infrastructure and amenities.

Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain sits just east of Asheville above many perennial favorite Western North Carolina towns. Hendersonville and Flat Rock offer wonderful dining and entertainment. Nearby Lake Lure has been luring vacationers for generations. If you have seen Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in “Dirty Dancing,” then you know the kind of natural beauty and relaxed setting we’re talking about. Many of the scenes were shot at the Lake Lure Inn and surrounding area.

An easy and scenic drive away are Hickory Nut Gorge and Chimney Rock State Park. Chimney Rock Village’s charming shops and restaurants sit beside the Rocky Broad River. Life is serene at Grand Highlands, and it’s well connected – fabulous South Asheville and the Asheville Regional Airport are just 20 minutes away, ready to satisfy any mood to shop, entertain and travel.

The high, green pastures of Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain provide for the ideal elevation. The average elevation at Grand Highlands is “just right” at 3,600. The gently rolling terrain at this height is very unusual. The home sites have all the breathtaking beauty of the altitude, without the breath-stealing steep slopes. The mountain has a southeastern exposure that provides for the perfect 4 season climate with mild winters and cool summers.

This blissfully laid back and genuine community lets you relax at your own pace. There’s no pretention here. Family and friends flock together to enjoy 60-mile views from a community that looks and feels like a national park. Reflecting its surroundings, Grand Highland’s beautifully designed lodge-style clubhouse is built with stone and hewn timbers. Its massive fireplaces invite you to enjoy some quiet time with a good book and to gather around for conversation.

Being with friends, both existing and freshly made, is easy at the clubhouse’s bar and billiards room and its library and fitness center. Converse on the clubhouse’s verandas and enjoy endless vistas of blue and green. Walk and talk along the groomed trails that connect private parks and waterfalls.

While not an equestrian community per se, horse owners and those who love looking at these magnificent creatures will appreciate Grand Highland’s 3,000-square-foot barn with stalls, owners’ lounge and tack room. The community’s expansive fenced meadows are ideal for pasturing and a leisurely ride.

Grand Highland’s offers an additional way to relax – the knowledge that it and all its amenities are debt-free. The Homeowners’ Association is also debt-free and financially stable, and the HOA dues are very reasonable. This is a community that adds precious “peace of mind” to its list of amenities.

“Grand Highlands offers an extraordinary combination of attributes in terms of scenic beauty, location, and high-elevation views,” says Harry Redfearn, President of PMC. “Our customers are excited about the new Timberframe Cottage Collection coming this fall. These are thoughtfully planned cottages from 1,800 to 2,500 square feet designed for today’s buyer, with authentic post and beam construction. The open floor plans with vaulted ceilings, and floor to ceiling window wall transition to an oversized covered outdoor living area with a summer kitchen and fireplace that takes entertaining alfresco style to a whole new level!”

The Timberframe Cottage Collection is designed by Brad Wright of Wright Designs and constructed by The Berry Group, an award- winning custom home builder in the Western Carolinas and a multi- year recipient of the Home Builders Association of South Carolina’s Pinnacle Award for the highest standards of quality. The collection’s two- to four-bedroom cottages are priced from the high 400K’s to high 700K’s.

Carl Amoth is Grand Highlands newest resident. A renowned nature and landscape photographer, Carl knows natural beauty. He has traveled the world in pursuit of gorgeous landscapes, and the results, stunning and inspiring, are obvious in his work.

During the past five years, he and wife Bev have lived out west in areas known for their beauty. When they decided to sell their second home and 60 acres in Idaho to live closer to their three grown sons and to take advantage of Western North Carolina’s climate, culture and scenery, they toured more than 80 properties.

The last property they looked at was Grand Highlands. “We were stunned by the beauty of the place and the friendliness of the residents,” Carl says. “We quickly made an offer on a home and have been over the moon with joy at our decision.”

Homesites from $80k to $495k

To learn more about the natural beauty and relaxed ambiance of Grand Highlands call 828-233-1017.