Panoramic Mountaintop Living


Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain. Picture perfect in every way.

Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain sits just east of Asheville above some of the 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.

Also nearby are Chimney Rock State Park and the Hickory Nut Gorge. The Rocky Broad River runs right through Chimney Rock Village, beside little shops and charming restaurants. Life is serene here, and with popular South Asheville and the airport just 20 minutes away, there is every option when the mood strikes for shopping, arts, entertainment or a quick flight to anywhere!

Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain. A perfect altitude.
An authentic attitude.

Grand Highlands. Speaking of movies, you know the scene at the beginning of “The Sound of Music” where Julie Andrews spins around and starts belting out “the hills are alive?” Well, more than one person has remarked that this is the euphoric feeling you get when walking through the high green pastures at Grand Highlands.

There is something so perfect about this elevation. Above 4,000 feet offers a bit too much winter, below 3,000 too much summer. The average elevation at Grand Highlands is “just right” at 3,600. The relatively flat terrain at this height is very unusual. The mountain has a gentle southeastern exposure that provides the perfect 4 season climate with mild winters and cool summers. The home sites have all the breathtaking beauty of the altitude, without the breath-stealing steep climbs. In fact most of the homesites are nearly flat.
This is a community that lets you relax at your own pace. The feeling here is blissfully laid back and genuine. There’s no pretentious attitude. Family and friends flock together to enjoy 60-mile views from a community that feels more like a national park. There is an impressive lodge-style clubhouse, beautifully designed to complement the setting with stonework, hewn timbers and massive fireplaces that invite you to gather around for conversation or just enjoy some quality time with a good book. Outside, the verandas look out to endless vistas of green and blue.

Plenty of horse sense about the place.

Grand Highlands. While not an equestrian community per se, Grand Highland’s 3,000 sq. ft. barn with stalls, owner’s lounge, tack room and the community’s expansive fenced meadows for pasturing make this an ideal environment for horse owners and those who just enjoy watching these magnificent creatures. (The horses find it ideal as well.)

Peace of mind. Peace of spirit.
All of the amenities here, including the clubhouse with fitness center, miles of groomed walking trails that connect to private parks and waterfalls 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.

Beyond the gates, you’ll find wonderful options for golf, fishing, shopping and outdoor recreation. The one thing you will not find within the community is the rumble of traffic, motors and engines. Residents here prefer the quieter pleasures of hiking and exploring to four-wheeling and motorbikes. Relax on your deck, take in the view and the calming sounds of Mother Nature’s finest. Enjoy miles of walking trails through carefully preserved forests and fields. Let your mind and your feet wander, or cast a line in a pond.

What’s New at Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain?

“Grand Highlands offers something you don’t ordinarily find in WNC, a unique combination of scenic beauty in a pastoral setting with high elevation views.” Says Harry Redfearn, President of Private Mountain Communities, “We’re excited about new living options here including the Timberframe Cottage Collection. These are thoughtfully planned cottages from 1700 to 2700 square feet designed with today’s buyer in mind. – authentic post and beam construction with vaulted ceilings, open floor plans and covered oversized outdoor living areas complete with stone fireplaces that allow for four season enjoyment.”

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 multi-year recipient of the Pinnacle Award for the highest standards of quality.

The two to four-bedroom cottages are priced from the high 400’s to high 700’s.

Meet Carl Amoth. A renowned nature and landscape photographer, he knows natural beauty. He and his wife, Bev, found it at Grand Highlands.

Grand Highlands. Carl Amoth has been an artist since childhood, beginning with pen and ink drawings of flora and fauna. He soon expanded into 35mm photography. Although a successful computer software engineer since 1981, becoming CIO for two companies, Carl eventually decided to dedicate himself to his passion for fine art photography full-time. One look at his website will show you why. He has traveled the world capturing the beauty of the natural landscape, and the result is stunning and inspiring.

During the past five years the Amoths have lived in San Francisco, Bonners Ferry, Idaho in the northern Rockies, and Scottsdale, AZ, all known for their beauty. When Carl and Bev decided to sell their second home and 60 acres in Idaho to come to Western North Carolina to be closer to their three grown sons and take advantage of the climate, culture and scenery, they toured more than 80 properties! “The last property we looked at was in the Grand Highlands community,” says Carl, “we were stunned by the beauty of the place and the friendliness of the residents. We quickly made an offer on one of the home sites and have been over the moon with joy at our decision.”

Carl enjoys hiking, horseback riding, playing guitar and singing. Naturally, he also enjoys capturing the beauty of his new neighborhood with photography like the afternoon sunset pictured above.

Want to know more?

Call the staff at Grand Highlands at 828-233-1017 to arrange a discovery weekend and private tour of the community. Or visit us online at

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Upcoming Asheville Events

American Craft Week – October 5-14
Asheville Oktoberfest – October 13
Tour de Falls at DuPont State Forest – October 13-14
North Carolina Arboretum Bonsai Expo – October 13-14
Lake Eden Arts Festival – October 18-21
Moogfest 2012 – October 26-27
Fall Festival at Fun Depot – October 28