Rainwater—Exclusive Mountaintop Living in Highlands NC

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The exclusive Rainwater community in Highlands NC has a history of beauty and spectacular mountain views.  Charles Veazey Rainwater climbed to the top of Little Yellow Mountain in 1935 and saw the marvelous vision of what would become his family’s legacy in Highlands.  Today, this private community is located on a flat plateau on one of the highest points in …

Pinchot Community Custom Built Mountain Home with Fabulous Details

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Here’s a custom built treasure in Pinchot community in Cashiers NC with generous mountain views.  This custom mountain home is one of kind and features exquisite attention to details.  Highlights include spacious greatroom with cathedral wood ceilings, Australian cypress floors, antique wood timer accents and an impressive floor to ceiling stone fireplace.  The deck features ironwood deck boards, a second …

What’s Happening in Highlands NC this July

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Regardless of your artistic tastes, Highlands NC has a number of events to choose from this July.  This Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18 from 7-10 pm, enjoy live piano music “On the Verandah” with Chad Reed.  This is Reed’s 8th season performing in Highlands with his unique flair on classical, jazz, and the blues.  Other musical performances coming …

Prefinishes: The ‘No-Name’ Construction Phase

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After the structural framing stage and the installation of the preliminary — or “rough” — plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling components are complete, there is a no-name phase of construction we’ll call the “prefinishes.” The reason this stage of the process has no common name is because several different activities — by several different trades — occur during this …

The 441 Corridor Plan to be Carefully put into action

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On July 6th the Jackson County Board of Commissioners held its final public hearing relating to the U.S. 441 “Gateway” Corridor ordinance.  The proposed ordinance concerns the plan for new developments on the five-lane corridor that serves as an entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cherokee; with this area still quite rural, the addition of water and sewer …

Enjoy Privacy and Clean Mountain Air in this Old Edwards home

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This gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3.5 baths home is at the heart of Highlands North Carolina’s best.  Within mere walking distance experience the area’s theatre, great dining options, shopping and enjoyable cultural activities.  This Satulah, Old Edwards Private Residence offers upscale living in the perfect mountain community.  Interior highlights include a coffered ceiling in the greatroom with heavy timber trusses and …

Sassafras Ridge in Sapphire Valley NC – Exclusive Ridge Top Living

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Sassafras Ridge in Sapphire Valley NC has all the charm you are looking for in a mountain community.  Located at a lofty 3,500-4,250 feet in elevation, it’s all about the views but you will adore the privacy and quiet beauty of the area.  Sassafras Ridge is perched high above the resort area and behind the gates of the Country Club of …

First Annual Cashiers Mountain Music Festival this July 4th

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New this year, Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce presents The Cashiers Mountain Music Festival.  This fourth of July event will take place at The Village Green this Staurday starting at 11 am and conclude with a fireworks display.  There will be 10 bands taking the stage including Lizzy Long, High Windy Band, Mountain Faith Music, and Rye Holler Boys. Also …

Things to do at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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The Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina bring in approximately 9 million visitors each year.  As the most visited national park, the Great Smokies make a wonderful vacation spot for individuals, couples, and families alike. On your vacation to do list, add some of these great activities and sites: Camping, bicycling, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and horseback riding are just some …

Lonesome Valley–A Tranquil Refuge in Cashiers NC

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Enjoy the tranquility and pristine splendor of Lonesome Valleycommunity, located just minutes away from Cashiers NC.  Lonesome Valley is situated high in the largest box canyon east of the Rockies and offers its community members acres of open meadows, gorgeous miles of hiking trails, fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, and swimming.  Families will enjoy this Southern Appalachian style community …