Agent

johnhaynes

WNC Retreat/Homestead/Bugout Specialist Started in real estate as an appraiser in 1987. Spent several years in corporate land acquisitions before developing his own properties throughout North Carolina, including the successful 878 acre Headwaters at Banner Elk. That is, he knows mountain land.


After reading Bill Forstchen's book "One Second After" and three years on a 34,000 acre project in the jungles of Guyana, he changed his firm from commercial real estate to survival real estate and the name to Retreat Realty, Ltd. Today John lives in Black Mountain, NC (setting of "One Second After") and is well connected in the prepper community of western NC. He's one of only five corporate sponsors of the Carolina Preppers Network with over 7,000 members and recognized as one of the leading survival realty firms in the nation. In February, 2018, he was named No.2 Survival Real Estate Firm in the nation by well known survival blogger Tara Dodrill. He himself is a regular blogger on the subject of prepper real estate with nearly 200 posts on his website.

His experience in land development, construction and prepping gives his client's an edge when selling or buying real estate in the mountains of western North Carolina. John is a member of the Carolinas MLS and the Yancey-Mitchell MLS boards. Read the testimonials on his website. He has dozens more.

  • For Sale by Agent
    102 Acre Bugout near TN & NC Line

    Green Mountain, North Carolina

    $374,900

    Remote mountain oasis located in Mitchell County (north of Asheville near the TN state line).  Approximately 10 miles to nearest interstate or town, yet...

    • 3
    • 2
    • 102 Acres
    • Bakersville
    • Homestead
  • For Sale by Agent
    14 Acre Sustainable Farm near Asheville

    Alexander, North Carolina

    $674,900

    Absolutely beautiful well maintained farm north of Asheville.  Easily accessible but off the beaten path.  Has frontage on two roads meaning you have two...

    • 3
    • 3
    • 14.3 Acres
    • Asheville
    • Homestead
  • For Sale by Agent
    20 Acre Summer Camp/Homstead

    Flat Rock, North Carolina

    $1,299,900

    Located south of Asheville and Hendersonville, NC, this 20 acre parcel has been successfully operated as a summer camp and is now available for...

    • 20 Acres
    • Cabin, Homestead
  • For Sale by Agent
    Fisherman's Bugout Paradise

    Spruce Pine, North Carolina

    $959,900

    This is an outdoor lover’s paradise!  Located in the higher mountains of western North Carolina just north of Spruce Pine, this property offers everything...

    • 4
    • 3.5
    • 4000 Sq Ft
    • 46 Acres
    • Homestead
  • For Sale by Agent
    Off Grid in the Nantahala Forest

    Cullowhee, North Carolina

    $249,900

    Totally off-grid three bedroom, three bath home surrounded by thousands of acres of conservation lands and the Nantahala National Forest.  This energy efficient geodesic...

    • 3
    • 3
    • 2080 Sq Ft
    • 3.5 Acres
    • Off-Grid/Solar
  • For Sale by Agent
    133 Acre Farm and Hunting Preserve North of Asheville

    Burnsville, North Carolina

    $524,900

    Exceptional combination of access and privacy on this 133 acre hunting preserve and farm.  Located north of Asheville on Highway 19E (four lane) and...

    • 133 Acres
    • Homestead, Remote Land
  • For Sale by Agent
    Blue Ridge Parkway Hideout

    Marion, North Carolina

    $837,500

    Live on the crest of the Blue Ridge in this sprawling home on 52 very private acres.  This property’s access is actually off the...

    • 3
    • 3
    • 1824 Sq Ft
    • 52 Acres
    • Homestead, Remote Land
  • For Sale by Agent
    152 Acre Bugout

    Bakersville, North Carolina

    $849,900

    This 152 acre bugout (Asheville and Johnson City) property is ideal for the person wanting to get away, yet be easily accessible to day-to-day...

    • 152 Acres
    • Homestead
  • For Sale by Agent
    Round Knob Lodge

    Old Fort, North Carolina

    $999,900

    Historic Southern Railroad executive lodge located in the midst of the Pisgah National Forest approximately 17 minutes east of Black Mountain, NC. Built for...

    • 29 Acres
    • Cabin, Homestead
  • For Sale by Agent
    Mountaintop Bugout Near Asheville

    Clyde, North Carolina

    $499,900

    20 minutes from Waynesville and 35 from Asheville, located on a private mountaintop at over 4,000', this is a very defensible location. Totally hidden...

    • 3
    • 2.5
    • 14 Acres
    • Homestead
  • For Sale by Agent
    761 Acre Ranch Near Asheville NC

    Marion, North Carolina

    $3,499,900

    Historic 761 acre farm located just 40 minutes southeast of Asheville in McDowell County, NC.  The county seat of Marion is just 12 minutes...

    • 1293 Sq Ft
    • 761 Acres
    • Homestead, Remote Land