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HIKING, BIKING AND CLIMBING, OH MY…..Weed Patch Mountain Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

A new trail was added to the now 1,527 acres of Buffalo Creek Park making it one of the largest town owned parks in North Carolina. This past Friday, May 4, the Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held at the Bald Mountain Farm just inside Rumbling Bald Resort for the official Grand Opening of the Weed Patch Mountain Trail. The backdrop to this ceremony held gorgeous views of Eagle Rock and the beautiful legacy farm and home on the property.

Eagle Rock on Right

Bald Mountain Farm listing can be found here.

This new trail is 8.6 miles and offers hikers, bikers and climbers access to breathtaking views, clean mountain streams and massive rock formations. Excitement awaits! From the average hiker to the most advanced backpacking and rock climbing thrill seekers.

Park photos courtesy of www.conservingcarolina.org

The ceremony celebrated the culmination of nearly a decade of conservation and recreational trails and honored the completion of the 8.6 mile Weed Patch Mountain Trail that connects Buffalo Creek Park to Eagle Rock.

The additional acreage to the Town of Lake Lure’s Buffalo Creek Park makes it 1,527 acres and one of the largest municipally owned parks in North Carolina.

Speakers included, Peter Barr-Trails Coordinator, Kevin Cooley-Mayor of Lake Lure and Trail Builder-Shrimper Khare

For more information including a map of the Weed Patch Mountain Trail visit https://conservingcarolina.org/weedpatch/

EXTRAORDINARY PROPERTY OF THE DAY

177 CHASE LANE LAKE LURE, NC 28756

     PRICE $479,500  –  MLS # 3277657

Let the sounds of nature please your soul in this custom mountain home!!!

Located in a serene setting yet close to Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and Rutherfordton. Less than 30 min to Tryon Int’l Equestrian Center.

Private Backyard Waterfall

EXTRAORDINARY PROPERTY OF THE DAY

231 Tatanka Trail Lake Lure, NC $1,100,000 MLS# 558419

                                                                WHAT A VIEW!!                                               This inspiring home built high above the trees has gorgeous panoramic views as far as the eye can see. Home has impeccable detail including large stone fireplace, a masterful open floor plan and guest suite. Tatanka is Lake Lure’s hidden gem in the mountains with some of the best homes and sites around!

EXTRAORDINARY PROPERTY OF THE DAY

  103 LAKEVIEW ROAD LAKE LURE, NC – $829,000   MLS#3190402

A rare lakefront find on a private mini estate. Newly updated with vintage style. Gorgeous views of Lake Lure and surrounding mountains. Enchanting sunroom brings natural light into home. Large sundeck  perfect for entertaining or relaxing. Multiple garden spaces and long private drive with lots of parking.

EXTRAORDINARY HOMES ♦ EXTRAORDINARY VIEWS

Extraordinary Homes Extraordinary Views will feature some of our favorite homes around the lake. Each home (of course) has to have an extraordinary view which makes living at the lake an even greater experience. And as you know, Pinnacle Sotheby’s International Realty is not just about finding a home, it’s about finding the experience.

 

103 Lakeview Rd.

 Lake Lure, NC 28746

 

 

Our featured Extraordinary Home ♦ Extraordinary View this week is a vintage lakeside estate in one of the original neighborhoods in Lake Lure, Timbercove, which still holds some of the oldest homes around the lake! In fact this home was built on the original foundation and closely resembles the very first house on the lot!

Sit at your own private deck and let the morning sun kiss your cheeks as the birds chirp in the distance and the gentle breeze sweeps across the hillside. A gorgeous scene of Rumbling Bald Mountain is the backdrop for the lake. No matter the season you’ll always have a stunning view! 

The lower deck offers an even closer view of the water and the rare opportunity to own a unique waterside deck that can be used for fishing, duck feeding or just lounging close to the water’s edge. The charming sunroom perfectly lets in the morning sun and is the most treasured room in the house. Enjoy the lake from inside during the cold weather or watch a summer storm safely. Make future memories in this traditional style, family lakefront home.  

This home is offered by Thomas M. McKay 828.625.9600 x210  828.243.3811  thomas.mckay@sothebysrealty.com

Residing in…Lake Lure, North Carolina

In 1902, Dr. Lucius B. Morse and his brothers purchased 64 acres around Chimney Rock for $5,000.  They later acquired enough land to bring the total to 8,000 acres.
in 1925, the family created Carolina Mountain Power Company and began construction of a dam on the Broad River.  What was born from this ambitious project was the town of Lake Lure.

Encompassing 720 acres and 27 miles of shoreline, Lake Lure enjoys its proximity to larger towns like Asheville and Charlotte.  Within 100 miles of four states, it’s a wonderful destination for water skiing, boating, fishing, golfing, and hiking.

What is it known for?

Always intended to be a resort town, Lake Lure has played host to US Presidents, foreign dignitaries, authors, celebrities and the like.

Lake Lure has been used numerous times as a filming location for major motion pictures including My Fellow AmericansThe Last of the Mohicans, and most famously, Dirty Dancing.

In 2006, Lake Lure was chosen as the location for the HGTV Dream Home where a lucky winner was given an incredible custom home and an SUV.

Recently, in July 2012, National Geographic Traveler chose Lake Lure as one of “7 American Classic Lake Escapes”,  citing “Lake Lure retains the unpretentious character and natural splendor that has attracted vacationers for more than 80 years”.

Where do you want to live?

Why, the lakefront of course! The location of the lake allows for both “big water” views and expansive vistas of Hickory Nut Gorge, Chimney Rock, and the surrounding mountains.
While Lake Lure has several small subdivisions and plenty of rural housing, the largest community is 
Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure.  Inside the 3,600 acre resort lies Fairfield Mountains-a gated, mixed-use community with two championship golf courses, a private beach and marina, restaurants, tennis courts, a pro shop, an spa and fitness center, and both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.  Prepare to pay a one-time initiation fee of $5,000 and $2,129 yearly POA dues.
Firefly Cove is another option for those looking to have lower association dues though the amenities are not quite as expansive. However, Firefly Cove does offer a community lodge with a fitness room, billiard room, and a large gathering room as well as an outdoor pool and a small marina.  Perhaps Firefly Cove’s biggest “claim to fame” is that it was built on the same cove made famous by the film “Dirty Dancing”. You know; the cove where Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey are practicing lifts…

Side Trips

As we mentioned earlier, Lake Lure is in wonderful proximity to larger towns.  Asheville is only a 45 minute drive.  Charlotte is about an hour and fifteen minutes.  Hendersonville is only 25 minutes and Greenville, South Carolina is around 45 minutes.
Much closer however is the small village of 
Chimney Rock, which is of course famous for its 315-foot monolith of the same name. The natural formation now resides in the newly-formed 4,531 acre Chimney Rock State Park.  Below “the Rock”, you’ll find a charming village filled with shopping and restaurants.
Asheville Regional Airport is closest though Charlotte-Douglas Airport is one hour away and Greenville-Spartanburg Airport is only a 45 minute drive.
While both Lake Lure and Chimney Rock offer modest accommodations, we’d recommend renting a lakefront home from a property management company like 
Lake Country Vacation Rentals.

Practical Info

Lake Lure has around 1,200 full-time residents. In the summer though, the population can balloon up to around 10,000.  That’s because many of the homes in the area are second or even third vacation homes.  Because of the provenance of Lake Lure has always been a playground for the slightly more affluent, the real estate market was slower to be affected by the downtown.  2009 proved that no market was immune however, and sales began to drop sharply. Flash forward to 2012 – Lake Lure has now “market-corrected” and though prices have dropped considerably, sales are now returning to the area.

Non-waterfront single family homes start in the $170′s while non-waterfront condos start around the $140 mark.  For those that want to be on the water (and let’s face it, who wouldn’t?), lakefront homes start in the $220′s and go all the way up to $2,650,000.

For information regarding Lake Lure Real Estate and to view all listings available, visit pinnaclesir.com