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Balsam Mountain Preserve is a 4,400-acre private golf and equestrian community that offers a way of life that is authentic and family focused.

The lowest density, private club community in the mountains of Western North Carolina, only 400 homesites can be built here, giving residents the feeling of living inside a national forest. Send me more information about Balsam Mountain Preserve!

Permanent Conservation

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3,400 acres are in a protected conservation easement.

In fact, 3,400 acres of Balsam Mountain Preserve will be placed into a permanent conservation easement, protecting the land from development for future generations to enjoy.

Balsam Mountain Preserve, say community developers, is a “true legacy homeplace for discerning families seeking a departure from the typical master-planned club community.” Send me more information about Balsam Mountain Preserve!

Arnold Palmer Golf Course

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Balsam Mountain offers a memorable mountain golf course.

In addition to all the wonders of nature, club members enjoy a nationally acclaimed Arnold Palmer Signature golf course. This mountain layout is setting a new standard for mountain golf, and is consistently rated as one of the top courses in the state of North Carolina.

In a few short years the course has garnered an impressive array of both local and national awards. Send me more information about Balsam Mountain Preserve!

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Mountain views surround you and elevate your golfing experience.

At elevations reaching 3,700 feet, the course rewards the senses with stunning scenery in seemingly every direction. The design and slope of the course allows players to see every shot and provides generous landing areas, making it a pleasure to play regardless of the golfer’s skill level.

The golf practice park sits alongside the Palmer course. This ultra-modern learning center features 30,000 sf of bentgrass teeing area spread over three levels of tees, plus a short game area and a large practice putting green. Send me more information about Balsam Mountain Preserve!

Family Amenities

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The stables are modern and the riding trails extend for 30 miles.

Additional amenities at Balsam Mountain Preserve include heated junior Olympic pool, soft surface tennis courts and fitness center. Fine dining is a popular aspect of living here and horseback riding is highlighted by more than 30 miles of private trails.

Other community attractions include 38 miles of streams (including a Class “A” North Carolina trout stream for fishing), private family campground and a 24-hour-staffed gatehouse. Send me more information about Balsam Mountain Preserve!

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Real Estate

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The selection of real estate offerings at Balsam Mountain Preserve include dramatic mountain-view homesites, a special collection of Featured Builder and private resale homes, and a private residence club ownership opportunity that is available to only 40 families.

Mountain Views, Habitat Review
Homesites on Balsam Mountain Preserve offer breathtaking mountain views, soothing stream sounds and dramatic elevations. Elevations range from 3,000-4,700 feet, and homesite sizes average 1.5 to 2 acres. Adding to the sense of openness, nearly every property touches a portion of the 3,400-acre conservation easement.

The Community Habitat Review Board ensures that every home is designed and constructed according to strict guidelines to help protect future property values. From small, intimate cabins, to mountain contemporary, to mountain rustic, there are homes here that fit the lifestyle and tastes of every family.

  • 4,400-acre property with only 400 homesteads
    • Density equates to one home every 12 acres
  • Mountain view homesteads start at $195,000
  • Homes available for purchase from $795,000 to $5 million+
  • Private Residence Club – shares start in the $90,000s
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Amenities

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The Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course reaches 3,700 feet.

  • 4,400-acre private mountain golf, equestrian & recreation community
  • 3,400 acres form a permanent conservation easement
  • 24-hour security
  • Arnold Palmer Signature golf course
    • Magnificent mountain views with elevations reaching 3,700 feet
    • Golf practice park
    • 30,000 sf of bentgrass teeing area spread over three levels of tees
    • Short game area, large practice putting green
  • Equestrian center with stables, 30 miles of private trails
  • Boarding House Lodge and dining room
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  • Ruby Valley Sports Camp for families and friends
    • Swim, play tennis, watch the big game, planned social activities
  • The Pavilion anchors the Sports Camp
    • Open-air structure with great room
    • Card tables, high definition TV,  family games including foosball and ping-pong
  • Fitness Center
    • Aerobic and weight equipment, pilates and yoga classes
  • Nature Center-  A social and educational heartbeat of the community
    • Three full time, on-site naturalists
    • Year-round programs for members of all ages
    • Guided nature hikes, bird watching classes
    • Family focused programs led by an activities director
    • Visiting artist program, summer kids camps
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Area

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The Blue Ridge area provides shopping and culture in addition to hiking and otheroutdoor pursuits.

Balsam Mountain Preserve is located at mile marker 90 on the Great Smoky Mountain Expressway (Hwy 23/74) between the vibrant mountain towns of Waynesville and Sylva, just 38 miles from downtown Asheville. It is without question one of the easiest high-elevation mountain communities to access in the entire Southeast.

  • The town of Sylva is located just five minutes from the Preserve’s main gatehouse. A charming town of about 2,500 residents. All the conveniences are here–grocery stores, banks, shopping, and medical care, including Harris Regional Hospital. Sylva’s downtown is thriving, with unique restaurants and shops lining its tree-lined streets
  • Educational and cultural opportunities abound, with Western Carolina University located only 7 miles away in Cullowhee
  • Located just 10 minutes from the main gatehouse, the dynamic town of Waynesville is one of the true gems of western North Carolina. The heart of Waynesville is its wonderful downtown area complete with top-notch restaurants, shopping, and art galleries
  • You’ll also find a performing arts center, a community college, and a regional hospital here. Most any retail shopping need can be satisfied in Waynesville, Super Wal Mart, to Best Buy, Lowes, and Petsmart, and they’re all easily accessible to Balsam Mountain Preserve residents
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway, a thriving arts and restaurant community, and Biltmore Estate top the list of Asheville’s best-known delights. Downtown, with its funky charm and secrets to be discovered, awaits, as do day trips to surrounding towns and attractions.
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Awards & Honors

  • Named a Green Golf Community, ‘Vanguard’ Level,’ by GolfCourseHome® Network, 2009
  • Named to the “Top 100 Communities in the U.S.” by Travel + Leisure Golf, 2008, 2009
  • Rated the “Best New Golf Course in North Carolina” by N.C. Business Magazine, 2009
  • Named one of “The Top 30 Golf Courses in North Carolina” by N.C. Business Magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Named “Best Of The Best, Top 20 Communities in the U.S.” by LINKS Magazine, 2009
  • Winner of the “Best Preservation Practices” and “Best Outdoor Fun” awards by Mountain Homes Magazine, 2009
  • Named one of “America’s Top 100 Premier Properties” by LINKS Magazine, 2007-2009
  • Winner of the “Best Preservation Practices” and “Best Outdoor Fun” awards by Mountain Homes Magazine, 2009
  • Winner of the “Best Preserve” award by Pinnacle Living Magazine, 2008
  • Ranked as the No. 11 “Best New Private Course in The U.S.” by Golf Digest, 2008″
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Discovery Package

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The Boarding House is a confortable place to stay and eat.

Considering a real estate purchase in the mountains of western North Carolina? Then you’re invited to enjoy the wonders of Balsam with its special “Experience Balsam Package.”

  • Choose from accommodations in a private one-bedroom mountaintop cabin or an expansive four-bedroom mountain home with the opportunity to explore Balsam and the surrounding area.
  • Play golf, take a guided horseback ride, explore with a naturalist, relax in the Boarding House Lodge or visit the quaint nearby mountain towns of Waynesville and Sylva.
  • Stay in a cozy Residence Club Cabin complete with fireplace
  • And more!
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Nearest Airport

  • Asheville Regional Airport, about 45 minutes away

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