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Ultimate Family Mountain Retreat - Balsam Mountain Preserve

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

Welcome home to this stunning private residence, surrounded by nature. Nestled on over 2 private acres and bordered by protected conservation land. White pine wood paneling and inviting stone fireplace in the large family room. KitchenAid appliances and knotty hickory cabinetry in the gourmet kitchen. Covered screen porch with cozy stone fireplace and stunning mountain views. View from the deck, main living areas, and master suite. Luxurious master suite with custom bath and separate sitting area. Main level. Spectacular views from bedroom #2: Queen with private full bath. Lower level. Bedroom #3: Two twins with hall full bath. Lower level. Bedroom #4: Queen with private full bath. Lower level. Family room with satellite HD TV, DVD player,and movie and game library. Family room with electronic dartboard, foosball, and air hockey table. Gorgeous Licklog Falls, just a short stroll from the home. Sugarloaf Mountain @5400 feet elevation, part of Balsam's private trail system. An unforgettable round on the Arnold Palmer golf course. Enjoy Balsam's heated pool and soft surface tennis courts. The Boarding House restaurant and lodge, located inside the community. Horseback ride on over 30 miles of private trails. Learn about Birds Of Prey at the onsite Nature Center Enjoy fine and casual dining at the Boarding House restaurant.

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Last updated: 04/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Balsam house 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.

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

Property Type

  • 3800 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Dining
              • Freezer
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Fireplace
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Living Room seats 0
              • Towels Provided
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Linens Provided
              • Air Conditioning
              • Garage
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              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

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

                  Communications

                      • Mobile Phone

                      Pool & Spa

                      • Jetted Tub
                      • Hot Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Theme

                      • Romantic
                      • Family
                      • Away From It All

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View

                          Car

                              • Recommended

                              Activities

                              • Cycling
                              • Medical Services
                              • Tennis
                              • Kayaking
                              • Groceries
                              • ATM/Bank
                              • Massage Therapist
                              • Hospital
                              • Hunting
                              • Hiking
                              • Cross Country Skiing
                              • Swimming
                              • Fishing
                              • Rock Climbing
                              • Mountain Biking
                              • Rafting
                              • Golf
                              • Fitness Center
                              • Churches
                              • Museums
                              • Playground
                              • Library
                              • Restaurants
                              • Health/Beauty Spa
                              • Cinemas
                              • Live Theater
                              • Bird Watching
                              • Wildlife Viewing
                              • Shopping
                              • Horseback Riding
                              • Antiquing
                              • Scenic Drives
                              • Gambling Casinos
                              • Sight Seeing
                              • Horseshoes
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • This House and the Community are AMAZING

                                This House and the Community are AMAZING

                                • Guest James (Greenwood, SC)
                                • Date of stay 05/24/11
                                • Review Submitted 06/07/11
                                What a special time for my family and I!! The home was beautiful and the views were OUTSTANDING. Balsam Mountain Preserve is truly a unique community. I look forward to our return visit!!! Just hope the home has not sold by then!!!!!

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                              • Great getaway in the North Carolina mountains

                                Great getaway in the North Carolina mountains

                                • Guest Allan F. (Alpharetta, Georgia)
                                • Date of stay 06/01/11
                                • Review Submitted 06/06/11
                                This is a beautiful new home, located inside a private golf community between Waynesville and Sylva. The community, Balsam Mountain Preserve, is over 4,000 acres in size, but only about a third of it will be developed. The rest is set aside as a permanent nature preserve, and the result is you feel as if you are in a state park surrounded by lush green forest. The home was nicely furnished, and was exactly as we expected it to be. It is immaculately maintained, very clean and very well kept. The floor plan is perfect for family entertaining, especially the upstairs. The screened porch off the family room is awesome, it even comes with a stone fireplace. There are so many details that make the home feel very upscale - lots of wood paneling on the walls and ceilings, antique looking hardwood floors, the home looks and feels like a million dollar residence. The community has a beautiful golf course and other amenities like a pool, tennis courts, restaurant, etc., but it is for members only. You may be able to utilize some of them by paying extra, each renter will be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on the time of year. It's no problem if the amenities are not available to you, though, because there is so much to do and see in the local area. Waynesville and Sylva are wonderful small towns with a wealth of great restaurants, antique shops, art galleries, etc. Cherokee has all kinds of great family activities, and the Blue Ridge Parkway is only 5 minutes from the community's staffed gatehouse. Then there's Asheville, which is only about 40 minutes away. All in all, this is well worth the price, I can't imagine anyone being dissapointed with the experience of renting and enjoying this home.

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                              2 night min stay
                              $399

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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 04/21/2014
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                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2008

                              About: I have lived in the mountains with my family for 8 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 15 and 11, 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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                              • Welcome home to this stunning private residence, surrounded by nature.

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

                              • 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.

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

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

                              • 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

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

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

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

                                KitchenAid appliances and knotty hickory cabinetry in the gourmet kitchen.

                              • View from the deck, main living areas, and master suite.

                                View from the deck, main living areas, and master suite.

                              • 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.

                              VRBO #361499

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                              This listing was first published here in 2011.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

                              $399 per night (USD)
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                              4 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

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                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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