This ~1100 acre upper watershed cove includes ~3 miles of native trout stream along Dark Ridge Creek. Waterfalls and cascades abound at the confluence of the creek and tributaries as it flows down 800ft in elevation through the pristine forest.
Elevations span from 3000 to 5500 ft allowing for short-, mid- and long-range mountain views. The tract has 6+ miles of wide roads including bridges in excellent condition and an extensive trail system.
Two gated entrances open onto neighboring Balsam Mountain Preserve, a 4000+ acre conservation community with world class amenities. ~180 acres downstream are also available for purchase (purple and yellow on attached map).
The entrance is a 5 min drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs uphill on the ridgeline from the property's eastern boundary. Located 15 min. from the picturesque downtowns of Waynesville and Sylva and 45 min. from Asheville, the land is remote enough to escape the city but close enough for a day trip.
Certain restrictions come with a conservation easement on the property. Contact broker for details.
All showings must be accompanied by listing broker.
Bill May, one of the Carolinas’ most prominent land brokers, brings to the table more than 15 years of expertise in the sale of trophy properties and large acreage tracts across Western North Carolina. Having brokered almost $150 million in real estate transactions, Bill specializes in a wide range of unique properties including family compounds, residential developments, conservation properties, 1031 exchange real estate, summer camps, farms, vineyards and recreational tracts. Bill’s clients range from private wealth individuals and funds to eco-developers and land conservancies. They praise him for his uplifting enthusiasm, his dedication to their unique needs, and his uncanny ability to conceptualize the land and engage a vast network of contacts to assist before, during and after the transaction. Bill’s trademark is a passion for exploring Western North Carolina and boundless energy focused on helping his clients manifest their real estate goals