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Introducing WNC’s Premier Golf and Equestrian Community | Blog

Posted: 04-29-2014

Category: Bright’s Creek

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Join Bright’s Creek for the Block House Steeplechase Races, May 3rd in Tryon, NC. Be our guest, join the days festivities and get a glimpse of the WNC’s premier golf and equestrian community.

The next chapter is dawning at one of Western North Carolina’s most beautiful residential communities. Reinvigorated with new amenities and family programs that bring a fresh interpretation to the true meaning of luxury mountain home living, Bright’s Creek has always been one of the most revered addresses in the area.  Now, it shines even brighter with a more complete range of recreational and sporting club draws.

This premier mountain community puts you in the center of the best of outdoor recreation and so close to art and culture, dining and entertainment. Just outside the gate are Lake Lure, Lake Adger and Chimney Rock, favorite natural attractions. Nearby villages and towns such as Saluda, Tryon, Hendersonville and Flat Rock offer a picturesque atmosphere and a glimpse into our nation’s past. Browse through shops and boutiques, enjoy fine dining or lazy afternoons at outdoor cafes. Horse enthusiasts flock to this area for steeplechase and hunter-jumper events.

Within the community you’ll find more than 4,700 acres of Blue Ridge splendor interspersed with rivers, streams and waterfalls. The Tom Fazio championship golf course is renowned for its play and its natural beauty. Members say it looks as if the course was here first and the mountains formed around it.  The post and beam equestrian center offers state-of-the-art facilities, expert care for both horse and rider, 20 acres of pasture and fifteen miles of riding trails. The member’s lodge is a gracious and richly appointed.

Every detail is designed to preserve the natural beauty while adding conveniences that make life complete. More than $100 million in completed and debt free infrastructure including 18 miles of paved road, underground utilities, private water and sewer systems, as well as natural gas available to every home site. Community-owned fiber optics, communications and television cable are also available.

What’s new at Bright’s Creek?

New owners with a fresh vision for what fanilies want today from thier retirement and second home community. So much planning and care has gone into the relaunching of this extraordinary community, and now the new plans have been announced. The future will bring a wealth of recreational opportunities.

The new social clubhouse will be a gathering place for friends and families that features a pool, a fitness center, tennis, fine dining and children’s activities.
The golf clubhouse will include a pro shop, a grill and locker facilities. Expansions to the equestrian center will include a general store, a grill, a bowling alley, walking trails along the lake with canoes, a beach area, an indoor theater and an outdoor amphitheater. The gun club will be located on more than 60 acres and will offer an indoor pistol range, a skeet shooting range and a restaurant.  For children, an activity center will offer a rock climbing walls, zip lines and tree houses. And for adults? A wine tasting room in the member’s lodge.

Prime home sites with long range mountain vistas have recently been released, along with cottages and condominium/villas.  Residents may enjoy a wide variety of membership offerings and place their home in a convenient rental program for added value.

Meet Penny and Don Neault from Virginia. They searched most of the east coast for the perfect golf/equestrian community and chose the one that felt like “home.”
Penny and Don had their eye on Bright’s Creek for a while. They were familiar with the Western North Carolina lifestyle — the beauty of the area, the desirable climate and the access to the art and culture of the Asheville area. They currently own a farm in Virginia, where Penny has five horses, and they have owned a vacation home in Florida, but they are looking forward to downsizing and making a permanent home for enjoying their future retirement.

Don is retiring from Cisco Systems and Penny has a graphics design/embroidery business. Don’s passions are golf and tennis and the quality of the Fazio course was a perfect draw for him. Penny was looking for an equestrian facility that would allow her to continue her pursuit of dressage and hunter-jumper events. After thoroughly examining all the options north and south, they found that Bright’s Creek fit the bill. The atmosphere appealed to them right away and they knew they would be comfortable.

The quality of the equestrian facility and the commitment to both horse and rider were key to Penny. She knows she will find many kindred spirits within the community and in the Tryon area. “It just felt like home,” said Penny. Don and Penny are looking forward to a visit from Virginia in May to get to know the area and their neighbors better and to plan their Bright’s Creek future.

A Perfect Time to Visit

Now is the time to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather, the excitement of the Steeplechase and the new real estate offerings of this remarkable community.
Bright’s Creek will be in attendance at the 68th running of the Block House Steeplechase Races, Saturday, May 3rd, at FENCE in Tryon, NC. Stop by and say hello, get a glimpse of the community and find out more about Bright’s Creek.

Community Facts:

$715,000 to $1 million +
Home sites (one to three acre): $150,000 to $600,000
Condominium penthouses: $1.2 million

Asheville Regional Airport: 37 miles
Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport: 47 miles
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport: 81 miles

Asheville, NC: 51 miles
Atlanta, GA: 201 miles
Brevard, NC: 56 miles
Charlotte, NC: 89 miles
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC: 60 miles

Want to learn more?

If the natural beauty, exceptional quality and broad range of family friendly amenities at Bright’s Creek sound intriguing, call the staff at Private Mountain Communities at 888-517-3322. We will be happy to arrange a private tour of the community or arrange a Discovery Visit where you can enjoy two nights in a private club cottage within the community. This will give you an opportunity to experience the community for yourself, meet some neighbors and explore the surrounding area. On-site accommodations are limited and based on a first-available basis.


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