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Located in The Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC, near South Mountain State Park in Rutherford and McDowell Counties not far from I-40 or I-26. Between Lake James and Lake Lure. With easy access from Hwy 64, Hwy 74 or Hwy 226. Only 19 miles to the new Tryon International Equestrian Center  The closest towns and cities (listed below) are some of the most picturesque mountain towns in NC.

 

Climate Average annual temperature, 59.9 F; average rainfall, 49.91 inches. Rainfall is concentrated in Spring and Fall. Average humidity, approximately 65%. Located in the Isothermal Belt, there are 200 frost-free days in the growing season. Average snowfall, 2.74 inches.

 

Lake Lure : A short 15 minute drive West with just under 1000 residents, is home to hit movies such as Dirty Dancing and Last of the Mohicans, Fire Starter, A Breed Apart, My Fellow Americans and more. There are boat rides, dinner cruises and several nice water front restaurants on the lake. The lake has approximately 27 miles of shoreline, a sandy public beach, spectacular views, water skiing, fishing, boating, swimming, and is sure to be a hit with people of all ages.

 

Chimney Rock : with its 175 residents has unique rock formations, quaint little shops, restaurants, motels, and of course Chimney Rock Park with an array of beautiful waterfalls, hiking trails and majestic mountain views.

 

Bostic is home to Washburn Hardware store (the oldest continually operated business in the state of NC).

Abraham Lincoln, A North Carolinian?

There is substantial evidence that Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born not in Kentucky, but on Puzzle Creek near Bostic, North Carolina, in Rutherford County. Read More Here

 

Forest City ( 10 to 15 minute drive from the properties) began as a crossroads on the Shelby-Rutherfordton and Spartanburg-Lincolnton Roads. Originally, the town was incorporated as Burnt Chimney in 1877. A replica near the site of the original chimney adorns the public square today. The “chimney” was the remains of the McArthur home that marked the crossroads. Today, the population of Forest City is 7,450. The town remains the closest commercial hub, there you will find all the major food stores, Super Wal-Mart, Lowe’s home improvement center, Tractor Supply a Four Plex Movie Theater and a small mall anchored by Belks. The legacy of “community betterment” can still be seen in the pride the town and its residents take in keeping Forest City a beautiful and livable community. The local college – Isothermal Community College, offers a full array of educational, hobby and adult courses for the young and not so young.

 

Rutherfordton: Also 10 minute drive is a quaint little town of just over 4,100 residents and the county seat. There you have a 150-bed hospital, plus many antique, specialty shops, outlet stores and some Great Restaurants.

 

Marion : 25 minutes North is a wonderful near by city for all your needs including a 65 bed hospital,YMCA, Wal-Mart and several groceries stores and many nice restaurants. “A Friendly and Progressive City.” In Marion , we enjoy a good quality of life, safe streets and neighborhoods, great recreational amenities, and ample shopping opportunities. Marion is a great place to live, work ,shop and play. Marion now has a new Lowes Home Improvement Center!

 

Morganton: Only about 25 minute drive north east of our property offers the unique charms of a small city yet embraces technology, new development and progressive thinking. The heart of Morganton is its vibrant downtown filled with restaurants, galleries, clothiers and antique shops. CoMMA, Morganton’s Municipal Auditorium, features “Sacred Dance and The Muses,” an original Ben Long fresco. Also in Morganton you will find a very nice hospital, Lowes, Wal-Mart, a great movie theater with stadium seating and much more!

 

Black Mountain : 35 minutes drive West with it’s Spectacular views have welcomed Black Mountain residents and visitors for over 109 year as they step from the quaint shops, prosperous businesses, and friendly neighborhoods into the great outdoors that serves as the centerpiece for a visual feast that continues to draw so many to this lovely valley. However, the magnificence of the mountains has drawn more than just those seeking to enjoy this graceful natural bounty. The historic downtown shopping district, vital service sector and clean industry, all serve to attract fine people of every age and profession with backgrounds and interests as varied as the mountainous landscape the surrounds the town.

 

Asheville: 45 minutes West. No matter when you decide to visit our magnificent mountains, you’ll find plenty of things to do for the entire family in and around Asheville. Watch the mountains awaken as spring blankets the hillsides with wildflowers. Glorious summer brings warm days for outdoor adventures and cool nights for enjoying the hours after dark. Autumn cloaks the Blue Ridge Mountains with every shade of red, orange and yellow imaginable. Then, enjoy mild winter days in Asheville with easy access to the higher elevations that are dusted in snow. Anytime of the year, you can discover the region’s rich cultural heritage at art galleries and artistic performances. Visit one of the area’s historic attractions. Explore downtown Asheville’s unique restaurants and eclectic shops. Delve into the mountains’ endless opportunities for day trips. Experience the real Cold Mountain. Or take a short, yet breathtaking, ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway. And throughout the year, there are events, festivals and attractions to spice up your visit.

 

Please call Ken Williams for your showing appointment Before you  come.

 

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Please call before you arrive in the area!
Ph. (828) 429.4004

 

The Video below showcases nearby Lake Lure and the rest of our local area (From the Rutherford County Tourism department)