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Natural Beauty and Outdoor Adventure

Beyond the Gate, Awaits an Open Door to Natural Beauty and Outdoor Adventure

One word describes the views from The Preserve at Wolf Laurel — BIG. They are long-range, wide-range and abundant. This is a place where you can lose yourself in nature. With the community’s direct access to the Appalachian Trail at Big Bald Mountain, you could go out for a walk and never turn around until you hit Maine. In fact, Private Mountain Communities recently named The Preserve ​”Best Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Community.”

The Preserve is the newest neighborhood in the Wolf Laurel community, located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near the college town of Mars Hill. Just 30 miles from Asheville — known as the “Santa Fe of the South” and recently named one of the top 10 towns for a second-home investment— the location offers exciting and endless cultural and dining opportunities and more microbreweries than you can raise a glass at. And, in winter, skiing is a natural attraction.

The Great Outdoors was Never Greater Than This

The Preserve sits adjacent to a 700-acre Land Trust and the Pisgah National Forest, so a home here offers endless opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, UTV riding and horseback riding on master-planned trails both within the community and throughout the neighboring conservation lands.

There is a shared interest among the residents that makes for a sense of real community. They are drawn here by the simple pull of appreciation for nature. One feels like a trailblazer as you ride horses through the quiet trails that wander by streams and waterfalls or fly-fish on Bald Creek, a hatchery supported creek that flows through the community. The covered outdoor pavilion is a favorite gathering place for events or an idyllic setting for dinner with family and friends. Here, you’ll find seating for more than 150, an outdoor kitchen and an inviting stacked stone fireplace to enjoy year-round.

Country Club Amenities Without Club Commitment

For those who prefer their outdoor adventure to be enjoyed while driving a little white ball, residents at The Preserve may enjoy golf and many other membership privileges including tennis, fitness, swimming and dining at the adjacent Wolf Laurel Country Club and Homeowners Association. The mountain top course, just ten minutes from the community, is one of the highest east of the Rockies with tee-to-green elevation changes as much as 310 feet, and the brilliantly designed layout has no parallel fairways. Only the sounds of nature surround you with every approach to the ball.

Residents pay only for the club privileges that they use, making this community enticing for those who like club activity and for those who prefer to forgo the expense of activities they don’t use or wouldn’t need year-round.

Says developer, Phil Russick, “Whether you come here to enjoy a weekend escape or as your primary habitat, The Preserve offers so many natural amenities that keep residents active and interested.  And at the end of the day, the tremendous sunset views are enough to make for a feeling of immense satisfaction.” The Preserve is an excellent choice for people with a wide range of interests, backgrounds and phases of life. This is place where anyone can enjoy the joys and activities usually reserved for those who have retired from working. But convenient access to Asheville gives you a wonderful balance of retreat and real world culture.

The Appalachian Model Home

The Preserve just completed the first model home from the new cottage collection, The Appalachian which has been met with rave reviews. This is one of 10 new construction models under construction or planned in 2017. The model is open daily.

In addition, The Preserve has just released a limited number of homesites in the Steeplechase, Ridges and Bucktown neighborhoods. With elevations from 3,200 feet to 4,800 feet, these properties offer your choice of large wooded private homesites or sweeping panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Also, The Preserve’s on-site custom builder features a variety of plans for home buyers to begin turning their dreams into reality. Homesites start from $75,000 and cottages start from $349,000.

Meet the neighbors-Elaine and Dan Crabb.  Life at the Preserve not only satisfies their love of nature and community — it keeps them young!

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