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 through the property.  It can provide irrigation for crops, water for livestock and even power generation as it has substantial head pressure.

A paved driveway leads from the paved county road and crosses the creek, climbing up a hill to the main cabin.  The main cabin is a very comfortable log home designed as a two bedroom house with two baths.  Part of an upper loft has been converted into a third bedroom and a large finished lower level could provide room for more guests.  There is a large deck with outdoor fireplace and hot tub looking out at the view in the distance, yet the house is totally hidden from view from the road.  It sits up high, thus providing a great line of sight and defensible location for anyone attempting to trespass.

A second home on the property is a well maintained three bedroom manufactured home.  This house has a covered carport, a very large workshop/storage area and expansive covered rear deck overlooking the stream.  With this second dwelling, two families can create their own security compound.  This is truly an ideal set up for two families looking to go in together.

John Haynes

Retreat Realty    Black Mountain, North Carolina    Properties (7)

John Haynes has been a licensed NC real estate broker since 1997 being involved in all facets of real estate since 1987 when he started in the appraisal business.  Over the years, he has personally developed five successful subdivisions including one of 900 acres in western North Carolina.  In recent years, while working in the jungles of Guyana, South America on a 34,000 acre project, John saw the United States from a different vantage point and as a result, he became concerned about its leadership, the direction of its economy and the instability of the dollar.  Being good friends with others involved in a large NGO specializing in disaster relief, John became knowledgeable in the matter of disaster readiness and preparedness.  Some would call him a “prepper” or even a “survivalist”, yet he's actually a realist and pragmatist, skilled at what he does.

John's excellent knowledge of real estate, planning and design caters specifically to clients of Retreat Realty.  Given the nature of this subject, discretion is necessary and a special skill set is crucial. John has partnered with Hurt Architecture of Black Mountain, North Carolina which has a specialty niche in designing safe homes. His friend and neighbor, Bill Forstchen is author of “One Second After” and together they work to educate the public on disaster preparedness through speaking engagements and blog articles.  Read the testimonials about John at and if you'd like to see dozens of full length testimonial letters, he’d be glad to forward them to you.