ULTIMATE FAMILY MOUNTAIN RETREAT - BALSAM MOUNTAIN PRESERVE

Amy Coggins

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 5 nights

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ULTIMATE FAMILY MOUNTAIN RETREAT - BALSAM MOUNTAIN PRESERVE

Balsam House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Created by Al Platt, designer of the 2006 HGTV Dream Home, this custom residence features an open floor plan with antique reclaimed white pine floors, exposed timbers, and reclaimed hemlock ceilings. The 4 bedroom, 4½ bath home is nestled into over 2 acres of forest and is bordered on two sides by protected conservation land. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces create great living spaces from which to enjoy the long range mountain views. Additional features include white pine wall paneling in the living room, dining room, kitchen, and foyer on the main floor, as well as in the lower level family room. Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances with stained concrete perimeter countertops and rustic knotty hickory cabinetry in the kitchen.

Keywords: North Carolina Mountains, Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Vacation Getaway, Gated Community, Luxury Rental, Golf, Hiking, Private, Asheville, Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Biltmore Estate

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Amy Coggins

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I have lived in the mountains with my family for 8 years. Having spent a good bit of my adult life in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, and Miami, I can say with confidence that this is my family's last stop. This home sits at the crossroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, and there is no where else on earth that I've found that has the beauty, the peace and the restorative nature of this special place. My children are 15 and 11, and I feel blessed with the knowledge that they have grown up in a very unique and cultural rich environment. You'll feel the same way as well after just one week!!

Amy Coggins purchased this house in 2008

Balsam Mountain Preserve is unlike any mountain community I've ever seen. They all have beautiful views and picturesque settings, but living in Balsam is like living in a national forest. Most of the mountain can never be developed because it's in a conversation trust, so there is a sense of peace and a connection with nature that is real. The 24 hour manned security is also a plus. Balsam feels secluded, but it's really just ten minutes from Waynesville and Sylva. Both towns offer a huge variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Asheville is only 40 minutes away. Finally, the access to Balsam is hard to beat. It's located just off the Great Smoky Mountain Expressway, so it's literally a four-lane drive from anywhere - no 2-lane twisty mountain roads to maneuver to get here. It's easier to get to than any mountain location I've ever seen.

Balsam is a private club community with amenities that you and your family can enjoy. Highlights include an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, an equestrian center, a heated Jr. Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts, a restaurant, and over 30 miles of hiking trails that wind across streams and waterfalls throughout the property, some reaching elevations as high as 5,400 feet. The trail system is truly amazing! My wife and kids love to get outdoors and have all-day adventures on the trails with peace of mind, knowing they are inside a private community. One of the trails leads to a private campground inside Balsam that has outdoor grills, a trout stream, a covered Pavilion, and camping sites. One of my kids' favorite spots!! There is also a Nature Center at Balsam staffed by full-time trained and educated naturalists, an experience not to be missed. Make sure you check out the live Birds of Prey program, which includes a close-up look at a beautiful Bald Eagle. The Nature Center is a real treat for young and old alike.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

Ultimate Family Mountain Retreat - Balsam Mountain Preserve
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Ultimate Family Mountain Retreat - Balsam Mountain Preserve
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Balsam Bryson City Area
Greenwood, SC
5

THIS HOUSE AND THE COMMUNITY ARE AMAZING

  • 5 of 5
What a special time for my family and I!! The home was beautiful and the views were OUTSTANDING. Balsam Mountain Preserve is truly a unique community. I look forward to our return visit!!! Just hope the home has not sold by then!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ultimate Family Mountain Retreat - Balsam Mountain Preserve
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866-452-3456
Balsam Bryson City Area
Alpharetta, Georgia
5

GREAT GETAWAY IN THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful new home, located inside a private golf community between Waynesville and Sylva. The community, Balsam Mountain Preserve, is over 4,000 acres in size, but only about a third of it will be developed. The rest is set aside as a permanent nature preserve, and the result is you feel as if you are in a state park surrounded by lush green forest.

The home was nicely furnished, and was exactly as we expected it to be. It is immaculately maintained, very clean and very well kept. The floor plan is perfect for family entertaining, especially the upstairs. The screened porch off the family room is awesome, it even comes with a stone fireplace. There are so many details that make the home feel very upscale - lots of wood paneling on the walls and ceilings, antique looking hardwood floors, the home looks and feels like a million dollar residence.

The community has a beautiful golf course and other amenities like a pool, tennis courts, restaurant, etc., but it is for members only. You may be able to utilize some of them by paying extra, each renter will be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on the time of year. It's no problem if the amenities are not available to you, though, because there is so much to do and see in the local area. Waynesville and Sylva are wonderful small towns with a wealth of great restaurants, antique shops, art galleries, etc. Cherokee has all kinds of great family activities, and the Blue Ridge Parkway is only 5 minutes from the community's staffed gatehouse. Then there's Asheville, which is only about 40 minutes away.

All in all, this is well worth the price, I can't imagine anyone being dissapointed with the experience of renting and enjoying this home.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Asheville Regional
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Catalooche Ski Area
Car: recommended
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Amenities

Balsam House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa. Main level.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Air Hockey
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • horseshoes
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • cross country skiing
Notes:
This beautiful home is nestled in Balsam Mountain Preserve, a 4400 acre gated community high in the Plott Balsam Range. The fantastic variety of amenities offered at this truly one-of-a-kind mountain retreat appeals to every generation and its common thread revolves around the great outdoors. • 34 miles of well-groomed hiking and mountain biking trails. • Family campsite within the community. • Stream fishing. • Nature Center with on-site Naturalists and Activities Director. • Find out more at balsammountainpreservenc.com.
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