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Ultimate Family Mountain Retreat - Balsam Mountain Preserve

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White pine wood paneling and inviting stone fireplace in the large family room.

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Last updated: 04/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Created by Al Platt, designer of the 2006 HGTV Dream Home, this custom residence features an open floor plan with antique reclaimed white pine floors, exposed timbers, and reclaimed hemlock ceilings. The 4 bedroom, 4½ bath home is nestled into over 2 acres of forest and is bordered on two sides by protected conservation land. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces create great living spaces from which to enjoy the long range mountain views. Additional features include white pine wall paneling in the living room, dining room, kitchen, and foyer on the main floor, as well as in the lower level family room. Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances with stained concrete perimeter countertops and rustic knotty hickory cabinetry in the kitchen.

This home belongs to the owner of the Balsam Mountain Club, and as such, renters are welcome to enjoy all of the recreational amenities the Club has to offer, which includes award-winning golf, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, and dining (a green fee and trail fee are required for golf and horseback riding).

Keywords: North Carolina Mountains, Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Vacation Getaway, Gated Community, Luxury Rental, Golf, Hiking, Private, Asheville, Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Biltmore Estate

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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  • Master : 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • King Bed, Queen Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleeper Sofas (2)

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • This beautiful home is nestled in Balsam Mountain Preserve, a 4400 acre gated community high in the Plott Balsam Range. The fantastic variety of amenities offered at this truly one-of-a-kind mountain retreat appeals to every generation and its common thread revolves around the great outdoors. • 34 miles of well-groomed hiking and mountain biking trails. • Family campsite within the community. • Stream fishing. • Nature Center with on-site Naturalists and Activities Director. • Find out more at balsammountainpreservenc.com....moreless

Entertainment

  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views to the Northwest and North of the Plott Balsam mountain range. Waterrock Knob, one of the most famous overlooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway, is visible from the home...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Fees:

  • Tax Rate 7%

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50% deposit required 7 days in advance of first night

50% remainder upon check-in


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Last updated: 04/16/2015
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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Regional
Balsam
Nearest Motorway
Smoky Mountain Expressway
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Catalooche Ski Area

Car: Recommended

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: I have lived in the mountains with my family for 10 years. Having spent a good bit of my adult life in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, and Miami, I can say with confidence that this is my family's last stop. This home sits at the crossroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, and there is no where else on earth that I've found that has the beauty, the peace and the restorative nature of this special place. My children are 17 and 13, and I feel blessed with the knowledge that they have grown up in a very unique and cultural rich environment. You'll feel the same way as well after just one week!!

Why Balsam:
Balsam Mountain Preserve is unlike any mountain community I've ever seen. They all have beautiful views and picturesque settings, but living in Balsam is like living in a national forest. Most of the mountain can never be developed because it's in a conversation trust, so there is a sense of peace and a connection with nature that is real. The 24 hour manned security is also a plus. Balsam feels secluded, but it's really just ten minutes from Waynesville and Sylva. Both towns offer a huge variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Asheville is only 40 minutes away. Finally, the access to Balsam is hard to beat. It's located just off the Great Smoky Mountain Expressway, so it's literally a four-lane drive from anywhere - no 2-lane twisty mountain roads to maneuver to get here. It's easier to get to than any mountain location I've ever seen.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Balsam is a private club community with amenities that you and your family can enjoy. Highlights include an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, an equestrian center, a heated Jr. Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts, a restaurant, and over 30 miles of hiking trails that wind across streams and waterfalls throughout the property, some reaching elevations as high as 5,400 feet. The trail system is truly amazing! My wife and kids love to get outdoors and have all-day adventures on the trails with peace of mind, knowing they are inside a private community. One of the trails leads to a private campground inside Balsam that has outdoor grills, a trout stream, a covered Pavilion, and camping sites. One of my kids' favorite spots!! There is also a Nature Center at Balsam staffed by full-time trained and educated naturalists, an experience not to be missed. Make sure you check out the live Birds of Prey program, which includes a close-up look at a beautiful Bald Eagle. The Nature Center is a real treat for young and old alike.


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Photos

  • White pine wood paneling and inviting stone fireplace in the large family room.

    White pine wood paneling and inviting stone fireplace in the large family room.

  • Gorgeous long range view to the North and Northwest

    Gorgeous long range view to the North and Northwest

  • Nestled on over 2 private acres and bordered by protected conservation land.

    Nestled on over 2 private acres and bordered by protected conservation land.

  • Covered screen porch with cozy stone fireplace and stunning mountain views.

    Covered screen porch with cozy stone fireplace and stunning mountain views.

  • Spectacular views from bedroom #2: Queen with private full bath. Lower level.

    Spectacular views from bedroom #2: Queen with private full bath. Lower level.

  • Bedroom #4: Queen with private full bath. Lower level.

    Bedroom #4: Queen with private full bath. Lower level.

  • Family room with electronic dartboard, foosball, and air hockey table.

    Family room with electronic dartboard, foosball, and air hockey table.

  • Sugarloaf Mountain @5400 feet elevation, part of Balsam's private trail system.

    Sugarloaf Mountain @5400 feet elevation, part of Balsam's private trail system.

  • Enjoy Balsam's heated pool and soft surface tennis courts.

    Enjoy Balsam's heated pool and soft surface tennis courts.

  • Horseback ride on over 30 miles of private trails.

    Horseback ride on over 30 miles of private trails.

  • Enjoy fine and casual dining at the Boarding House restaurant.

    Enjoy fine and casual dining at the Boarding House restaurant.

  • Welcome home to this stunning private residence, surrounded by nature.

    Welcome home to this stunning private residence, surrounded by nature.

  • Gorgeous western view from the rear deck

    Gorgeous western view from the rear deck

  • KitchenAid appliances and knotty hickory cabinetry in the gourmet kitchen.

    KitchenAid appliances and knotty hickory cabinetry in the gourmet kitchen.

  • Luxurious master suite with custom bath and separate sitting area. Main level.

    Luxurious master suite with custom bath and separate sitting area. Main level.

  • Bedroom #3: Two twins with hall full bath. Lower level.

    Bedroom #3: Two twins with hall full bath. Lower level.

  • Family room with satellite HD TV, DVD player,and movie and game library.

    Family room with satellite HD TV, DVD player,and movie and game library.

  • Gorgeous Licklog Falls, just a short stroll from the home.

    Gorgeous Licklog Falls, just a short stroll from the home.

  • An unforgettable round on the Arnold Palmer golf course.

    An unforgettable round on the Arnold Palmer golf course.

  • The Boarding House restaurant and lodge, located inside the community.

    The Boarding House restaurant and lodge, located inside the community.

  • Learn about Birds Of Prey at the onsite Nature Center

    Learn about Birds Of Prey at the onsite Nature Center

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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/16/2015
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