The lowest density master planned Club community in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Balsam Mountain Preserve offers a way of life that is unique, special, and authentic. Only 354 homesites will nestle into this 4,400-acre community. Created with a commitment to preserve its natural surroundings, 3,400 acres has been placed in a permanent conservation easement, ensuring the property will be protected from future development and remain for generations to come in its present park-like state.
Even more impressive, the non-profit Balsam Mountain Trust, with three full-time naturalists located on the Preserve, manages and cares for the 3,000 acres of protected land. The naturalists also offer multi-generational nature and environmental programming unmatched by any community in the Southeast.
In addition to all the wonders of nature, Club Members enjoy Arnold Palmer Signature golf, an Equestrian facility, a heated Junior Olympic pool, Har-Tru tennis courts, a fitness center, on-site dining, over 30 miles of private trails, 38 miles of streams (including a Class A North Carolina trout stream), a private family campground, and a 24 hour staffed entry. The selection of real estate offerings includes mountain view homesites, private resale homes, and a very special fractional ownership component that serves as a financially intelligent entry point into the community. And coming this summer, Balsam will introduce a new Golf Cottage Collection featuring luxurious homes with smaller footprints starting in the $700s.
All this just ten minutes or less to the beautiful mountain towns of Waynesville and Sylva, providing residents with the ultimate combination of mountain seclusion and nearby modern conveniences.
- Named “Best Private Residential Golf and Conservation Community”, by Private Mountain Communities
- Named a “Vanguard Level Green Golf Community”, by GolfCourseHome® Network
- Named to the “Top 100 Communities in the U.S.” by Travel + Leisure Golf
- Rated the “Best New Golf Course in North Carolina” by N.C. Business Magazine
- Named “Best Of The Best, Top 20 Communities in the U.S.” by LINKS Magazine
- Winner of the “Best Preservation Practices” and “Best Outdoor Fun” awards by Mountain Homes Magazine
“Balsam Mountain Preserve provides me the type of lifestyle that brings me great joy”. – Andie MacDowell, Actress and Balsam Mountain Preserve property owner
“We had been looking for a place in the mountains for over three years, and visited just about every community imaginable. After 15 minutes, we knew we were home” – Bill and Ohara Croswell, Ridgeland, Mississippi
“We decided to make Balsam our home because of the low-density lifestyle; we’re living in a 3,000 acre park. The peace and tranquility here top anything I’ve ever imagined. At times it’s like living in an aviary; the birds surround us in the treetop canopy. At night I fall asleep listening to the stream and the tree frogs.” – Lisa and Sal Guerriero, Norristown, Pennsylvania
“Balsam gets me closer to the woods to walk through, the fish to go after, and the big night sky to gaze at, a wonderful combination that renews my sense of awe at the wonder of it all.” – David Kitchens, Atlanta, Georgia