Category Archives: North Carolina

Round Knob Lodge

999,900  29 acres  John Haynes  Retreat Realty
Historic Southern Railroad executive lodge located in the midst of the Pisgah National Forest approximately 17 minutes east of Black Mountain, NC. Built for railroad executives in the 1930’s and situated high on a rocky promontory, this 6 bedroom 5 bath lodge has been meticulously restored with all modern mechanicals. With 29 acres of very private mountain land, hidden from view, and overlooking two very large and well stocked trout ponds, this property is easily self-sustaining. There is abundant grassy fields for the cultivation of crops and livestock, all that can be irrigated and watered via the roaring Mill Creek which runs through the property. More than 38,000 gallons per day flow through the trout pond, keeping it ideal for the fish. Inside you’ll find luxury and railroad memorabilia like nowhere else. While this is great for prepping, its a railroad ... [Read More]

Mountaintop Bugout Near Asheville

599,900  24 acres  John Haynes  Retreat Realty
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 from below on a series of private roads in a community specifically developed after 9/11 for prepping and survival, this property is the ideal homestead. With 14 acres including pasture and woodlands. A 70′ greenhouse, 3 bay garage, chicken coop, garden, fruit trees and main house with secret room make this an ideal set up. The kitchen was designed for the feeding of large numbers and is ideal for canning and pickling. While there are covenants on the land, they were written with prepping in mind, thus allowing hunting, firearms training, growing of crops, livestock, etc. This is a community of like minded folks. An adjoining ten acre parcel that has a small spring fed pond is also available separately. [Read More]

Solace in the Western North Carolina Mountains

175,000  16 acres  For Sale By Owner 
This very private location in Western NC is a delight for mother earthers, preppers, hunters and independent living. 16 acres of mixed hardwoods. This property ensures your privacy, yet 10 miles to town. Close to Asheville and Boone NC, and Johnson City and Dollywood Tenn! This charming 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin can only be described as rustic, eclectic and comfortable. Currently heated with a Fisher wood stove. Garden beds have been carved out at the site. Water is either pump or gravity fed, and though not currently off the grid, could easily become so. (Nice southern exposure for solar.) The home is wired for a gas generator and has a generator house. A few of the maples have been tapped for syrup. There is one large outbuilding 30x 60 x 16 and a machinery storage area. Also 10×12 building for goods storage. Wildlife of every description abound here, and seem pleased with ... [Read More]

59 Acre With Five Houses, Barn, Pasture

1,100,000  59 acres  John Haynes  Retreat Realty
Asheville area private retreat.  Situated at end of state maintained road, the property opens up into a beautiful pasture ringed by mountains with not another house in view.  On the 59 acres is a 3BR/3BA fully restored farm house with 3 car attached garage.  It overlooks a pond, garden and acres of fenced pasture.  Up above the main house are four, one bedroom guest cabins each with a full bath, kitchen and deck overlooking the six stall barn and paddock area.  Within the property are several miles of exceptionally maintained trails.  A sizable creek runs through the property and falls over a 60′ cascade. Property is located just 30 minutes north of Asheville and is easily accessible.  Open Use zoning allows most anything desired: hunting, prepping, shooting, agriculture, event venue, etc.  Another 44 adjoining acres are available as well and that acreage also has tremendous ... [Read More]

Bryson City 8 Acres With 2 Dwellings

429,900  8.13 acres  John Haynes  Retreat Realty
Located one hour west of Asheville just outside the wonderful mountain town of Bryson City, this property is also near the 11,500 square acre Fontana Lake.  The property itself is just 18 minutes to town, but located off two secondary roads, the last of which is a dead end, thus this property has tremendous privacy and security from any “golden hoards” that may travel the main roads. There are nearly two acres of gently laying field and pasture area which have historically been used as fenced pasture.  The remainder of the land is thickly forested with mature hardwoods, great for wildlife habitat.  An old barn provides storage and shelter for livestock.  Several mature fruit trees dot the property and there is plenty of sunshine on this south facing property so you can grow anything here.  One of the best features is that there is a very large year round stream cascading ... [Read More]

761 Acre Ranch Near Asheville NC

3,499,900  761 acres  John Haynes  Retreat Realty
Historic 761 acre farm located just 40 minutes southeast of Asheville in McDowell County, NC.  The county seat of Marion is just 12 minutes north and provides all the day to day services one might need including a Walmart, Lowe’s and hospital, yet the property is in a beautiful rural area of the county.  This is the first time ever on the market as this property has been in the same family since July 8, 1788. The property is divided into two distinct sections by a county road that was built upon a historic farm cartway of years past.  The southern portion features 61 acres of beautiful rolling bottom land pasture with the West Fork of Cove Creek traversing the fields.  A large six stall barn, paddocks and three sided equipment shed provide storage and livestock shelter.  There are 411 acres of hardwood forest on this side as well, rising up to nearly 1,600′ with miles of ... [Read More]

Three Creeks on Three Acres

56,900  3.03 acres  John Haynes  Retreat Realty
Absolutely an exceptional bugout property for the budget conscience.  This three acre parcel is located in rural southeastern Buncombe County (Asheville county seat) approximately 24 minutes south of the Norman Rockwell town of Black Mountain (setting for the novel “One Second After” by our local favorite son, Dr. Bill Forstchen.  The property sits on a paved county maintained road and best of all, the road is a dead end and the frontage is all at road grade, meaning no need for a steep driveway.  In fact, a culvert is already in place and leads to a large gravel parking area..  Drive right on! The topography of this parcel is ideal for building, with approximately half being flat, gentle land with excellent southern exposure.  Perfect for gardening or livestock.  There are three year round creeks that provide plenty of water for livestock or irrigation.  There is ... [Read More]

Survival Compound in North Carolina Mountains

65,000  4.5 acres  For Sale By Owner 
4.5 Acres Low Gap, NC 3 Acres Wooded, 1.5 Acres Yard. 100x100x100x100′ – 7′ high Prison Grade chain link/cyclone fence, solar electrified, topped with 3 strands barbed wire (upright/vertical), surrounding Mobile Home (1986 Fleetwood 55×14′ has metal roof – 2 Bdrm, 1 Handicap Bath) and 3 Structures. 1 – 12′ vehicle gate ………. 2 – 3′ personel gates. 20’+ flag pole cemented in front yard. 1 – 8,000 watt Generac generator On Proper Transfer. Small Shooting Range. 8×12′ Green House with electricity 1 8×8′ Concrete Tornado/Storm Shelter, Bunkbed, etc with electricity. Shop (metal) 24X12′ of Thick concrete pad with electricity (even wired for welding etc.) Skid Bldg (metal) 10×12′ with electricity, attached 8×8′ wood shed (metal roof) 12×16′ ... [Read More]

Ultimate Sustainable Property

325,000  1.13 acres  John Haynes  Retreat Realty
Situated at the end of a private road, surrounded by like-minded neighbors, this is an ideal prepper property. Although it consists of just over an acre, it abuts several much, much larger wooded parcels that are untouched and likely to remain that way indefinitely. The land features a large stream which has been tapped for a micro-hydro electric turbine, powering a deep cell battery system for the house. The stream provides irrigation and a backup drinking supply. A large fenced garden is lush with every vegetable one could desire. Numerous mature fruit trees are scattered around the property. A fenced chicken coop with its own wood stove and greenhouse provide a great source of year round protein. There’s a small, stream fed pond in the rear that can be used for aquaculture as well. While the house is grid tied, it has a rooftop mounted solar array that feeds the deep cell ... [Read More]

Whisper Mountain Retreat–Homesteader Farm/Prepper Property

389,950  7 acres  For Sale By Owner 
  Experience the pinnacle of privacy, beauty and serenity on 7.3 private, unrestricted acres in Western North Carolina. At an elevation of approximately 3,243 feet, this property affords complete seclusion from view of the road and has been strategically designed to provide beauty, privacy, efficiency, and remarkable energy. Excellent for use as a retreat center, homesteader farm, or prepper property with the opportunity for independent, off-the-grid living. Located in the area known by the Cherokee as “Indian Pass,” the property forms a valley situated just below the top of Whisper Mountain in a rural yet accessible part of Macon County (a.k.a. the “Ruby Jewel of the Smokey Mountains”). The property features both level and rolling pastures and banks of forested woodland (befitting of WNC’s slogan of being the “Land of the Sky”) and ... [Read More]

Land in NC for Sale

220,000  53 acres  For Sale By Owner 
54 acres with 12 acres of fields, some mountain areas, 2 creeks, 2 springs, pond, mobile home in good shape, many home sites. Large garage building, old frame house can be used for storage or torn down. Contact me for pictures. [Read More]

Western North Carolina! Own Your Own Mountain

Escape the crowds and own your private mountain. Great area, awesome friendly local neighbors. 1 red light in the entire county(Clay Co.). This property is the entire southwestern slope of a Western North Carolina Mountain. Property features; 2 year round springs, easy access on a State Paved road, less than 10 minutes to town but privately situated. A good network of old logging road beds currently exist. Property has pasture, pond sites, southern orientation for solar energy, low, low taxes, power, and more. The current owners will be your neighbors and they are a great family with generations of local connections, farming experience and mountain craft knowledge. This property makes the perfect family retreat with multiple home sites but also great potential if the bug out never comes. Less than 5 minutes to the USFS, Lake Chatuge and other great area landmarks. Located just west ... [Read More]

Smoky Mountain Safe Haven, 30 Unique Acres, pasture, creek & mountain

259,000  30 acres  For Sale By Owner 
This property has it all! Pasture, Creek Mountain, great location. Great for: creating an off the grid self sustainable life stye, homestead, family compound, equestrian property, small development, agricultural, vineyard, berry farm, horse camp or similar Excellent mountain community of like-minded people. Suitable for self-sustainable living Create your dream homestead SECLUDED, yet easy access off of a paved road. The property is hidden behind a knoll and has approximately 10-12 acres of pasture. The land is currently being harvested for hay. There are unimproved roads/trails on the property. A beautiful creek and several springs enhance this property. The back of the property borders USFS land on the back side. The property that is not in pasture varies from gentle mid- grade buildable mountain land. CLOSE TO: Fontana and Santeetlah Lakes, Great ... [Read More]

Big Laurel Tract

430,000  208 acres  John Haynes  Retreat Realty
The Big Laurel tract features 208 acres in northern Ashe County County approximately 25 minutes northwest of West Jefferson and 15 minutes from Mountain City, TN. The property is ideal for a large private estate. The property sits at the end of a public road, well out of sight of any main thoroughfares, thus ensuring total privacy. Approximately one third of the land is in pasture and is stunningly beautiful with outstanding views. The remainder is all in a mature hardwood forest with the forest floor being clean due to livestock keeping it down. Its a hunter’s paradise. Two streams border the property with one of them crossing the middle of it and being very substantial in size. There appears to be enough fall to create sufficient head pressure for a micro-hydro generator. There are huge rock cliffs on one side of the property that protects it from intruders. An ideal home ... [Read More]

Mountain Home in Little Switzerland

3,000,000  5.8 acres  For Sale By Owner 
Peace of the ROCK is an architecturally designed mountain home located in Little Switzerland, NC on 5.8 acres. It is two miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway at an elevation of 3,750 feet. The house is located for both quiet and security; the present owners are members of a local group of likeminded individuals. The property is very secure. The location of the house is on posted private property at the far end of a paved dead end road off a NC state highway. The 180 degree east view from the house is one of the most spectacular in Western North Carolina. There are views to the northeast of over 50 miles that are into east Tennessee. The east view has the house ideally situated for entertaining; by midafternoon the screened porches and deck are shaded by the house. The house is ideal for a large family, a family group or a group of friends. The house can sleep 20. There is no reason that ... [Read More]