Are you rich and looking from your N.C. mountain dream lodge? Here’s our 5 picks.
With trips up to the mountains during the fall and winter, it’s easy to fantasize about living in one of the area’s incredible lodges.
There’s a lot of wealth tucked away in the North Carolina mountains. Here are some of the priciest luxury lodges and estates on the market now.
Grandfather Mountain/Linville Gorge: 1453 Mountain Springs Road — $9.15 million
Specs: 11,000 sq. ft. main home, 29 acres, 3 miles of private hiking trails, 60-foot indoor pool. I’d be happy to live in the 1,360-sq. ft. guest house.
According to the listing: “This 29-acre awe-inspiring estate property is a private enclave within the Grandfather Golf and Country Club. Surrounded by the Nature Conservancy of Grandfather Mountain State Park on three sides and the golf club on the fourth side, this impressive estate offers an 11,000-square-foot wood and stone mountain estate home with an indoor 60-foot lap pool and a separate 2,100-square-foot building with a three-car garage, a large storage room and an upstairs apartment. This lovely estate also offers a 1,360-square-foot guest cottage with a covered porch overlooking a stream, a generator building that backs up the full property and more than three miles of private hiking trails.”
Banner Elk: 224 Chestnut Trail — $5.5 million
Specs: 5,447 sq. ft., 4.28 acres, stained glass windows and wood paneling.
According to the listing: “Over 10,000 square feet of tumbled pavers covers all areas accessible by vehicle, including the front courtyard, parking areas, circular drive, as well as terraces and pathways that wind into the wooded area. A natural stream flows through the lower edge of the property. The foyer, great room, dining room and card room walls are finished with raised-panel Honduran mahogany paneling and the floors are Brazilian cherry. American cherry paneling was used on vaulted ceilings and walls in the master suite. Walls in the three guest bedrooms and baths on the second level are upholstered in elegant fabrics stretched over batting and trimmed with custom-made cording along all edges.”
Lake Lure: 216 Quarters Lane — $4.6 million
Specs: 7,402 sq. ft., 95 acres, 2 miles of frontage on the Broad River, equestrian facilities
According to the listing: “The inviting entrance opens to a soaring great room with an artfully designed double sided stone fireplace. The cherry kitchen is easily accessible to a covered porch with fireplace and a captivating dining room! The lower level provides a separate living area with a full kitchen, three bedrooms, two full baths and one half bath.
Asheville: 173 Macon Avenue — $1.875 million
Specs: Classic 1905 Tudor estate, with 7,091 sq. ft. on large .75-acre corner lot, just down the road from Grove Park Inn
According to the listing: “Original 1918 detail – inlaid floors, high ceilings, moldings, five fireplaces, and large gourmet kitchen with Viking, KitchenAid, and Gaggenau appliances; Breakfast area opens to private terrace with stone fireplace & grill; Two rooms on main w/private entrance/bath ideal as home office, or homestay; 1B/B income producer guest cottage. Minutes to downtown.”
Boone: 245 Indrio Road — $1.399 million
Specs: 4,483 sq. ft. 3BR 4.5BA home, 1.38 acres, landscaped outdoor waterfall
According to the listing: “Open great room w/ vaulted ceilings + stacked stone fireplace features a wall of windows to take in beautiful mountain sunsets while a private master suite includes a 2nd stone fireplace, large walk-in closet, + what most would consider to be a ‘dream bathroom’! Overlooking the great room, the 2nd floor features a sitting area, 2nd BR/BA suite, bonus room, + a full bath. Downstairs discover a 3rd living space w/ a full wall of custom Walnut built-ins, 3rd BR, full bath, office, laundry, + attached oversized 2+ car garage + workshop! Amenities: great location b/w Boone and Blowing Rock in gated community, wood storage shed, new oak flooring in kitchen/dining/great, gated drive, many updates!”