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Lake Glenville, North Carolina
The crown jewel of the Glenville community – at 3,942 feet above sea level – Lake Glenville is the highest lake east of the Mississippi. With a surface area of over 1,400 acres and 26 miles of shoreline, Lake Glenville draws visitors from all over the Southeast to its pristine waters and glorious scenery. The high elevation provides pleasant climates year round, as well as incredible views of the lake, mountains, forest and waterfalls that are common in the region. Whether fishing, boating or swimming in this extraordinary lake, once you set foot in Lake Glenville, gently stirring her glassy surface, you’ll feel a stirring in your own heart. This feeling keeps visitors returning year after year, as they continue to build upon their special memories of days spent at the lake.
Lake Glenville is located in close proximity to the historic resort village of Cashiers, providing its residents with an opportunity to shop and dine to their heart’s content. Homes on Lake Glenville provide the best of both worlds – waterfront home combined with mountain home. A handful of Glenville communities provide a country club environment, all of which celebrate the natural beauty of the region.
Communities on Lake Glenville, North Carolina
You will never forget the sight of your first sunset over Lake Glenville and the mountains beyond. Silver Creek Real Estate Group has included below a list of some of Lake Glenville’s most exciting communities and subdivisions. To find your ideal mountain lake home, contact Silver Creek Real Estate Group. Our experienced brokers are authorities on the local market, and know where the very best views and fishing holes on Lake Glenville can be found.
Offering some of the most breathtaking vistas of Western North Carolina’s mountains and valley below, the Big Ridge community is an eclectic blend of family farms and multi-million dollar estates. Local Christmas tree farms add to the mystique and character of this special community. Nearby Lake Glenville and the resort village of Cashiers offer many opportunities for fun to residents of Big Ridge. Lake Glenville is a fully recreational lake, affording many prospects for boating, water sports, swimming and fishing for residents and visitors to the area. The lake is 1,400 acres in size with 26 miles of natural shoreline for sunbathing and picnicking. Lake Glenville is the highest lake east of the Mississippi River and has three public boat launches and one marina. For the urban adventurer, the town of Cashiers is widely known for its cultural arts, unique shopping village and upscale dining establishments.
The 155 lush, unspoiled acres that Bridge Creek is built upon was acquired from descendents of the original owners of the 1872 Land Grant – the Choate, Buchanan and Long families. This unique community invites its residents to enjoy a lifetime of special memories on the mountain, memories that will be passed down from generation to generation just as the land on which the community lies was shared. Entryway to Bridge Creek is through a rustic covered bridge over gentle Norton Creek, immediately giving one the sense of history and wonder and the feeling of taking a step back in time. Three trout streams wind their way through the community, offering plenty of opportunities to splash in the cool water, rest in the warmth of the sun-soaked shore, or grab a pole and go fishin’ for supper. Miles of hiking trails abound for the explorer. Picnicking in the Spring House Pavilion, swapping tall tales by the fire at the Buchanan Chimney Garden, and playing games with friends and neighbors at the Family Sports Garden are all wonderful examples of activities that hearken back to a simpler time and amenities that coexist beautifully with nature. Home sites in Bridge Creek range in size from one to five acres, offering panoramic views of Lake Glenville or miles of mountain ranges. A short drive from the historic village of Cashiers, Bridge Creek is founded on the belief in paying homage to the past through its Great Camp style home designs and honoring the gifts of nature.
Buck Knob Island
Located at the heart of Lake Glenville, Buck Knob Island consists of just 19 private luxury home sites of approximately one acre in size – 16 along the shoreline and 3 on the interior of this serene, tree-lined island. Residents of the island may park their cars under covered parking or dock their boats at Buck Knob Landing on the mainland, and take a water taxi to their truly exclusive island home. Golf cart paths wind through the island making travel throughout the property not only convenient, but fun. Boat docks are also permitted in front of each lakefront residence. The Island HOA maintains a full-time Resident Caretaker to assist with concierge services and prepare the homes for the residents’ arrival.
Buck Knob Landing
Resting on the east end of Lake Glenville, this incredible lakefront community is perfectly positioned for amazing views of the sun setting over the lake and mountains in the distance. With fully recreational Lake Glenville as the heart and soul of Buck Knob Landing, the “Landing” refers to the bustling community dock which is open to all residents.
Located in a part of Western North Carolina that is extremely proud of its waterfalls, Cullowhee Forest is named for the stunning cascades that can be found throughout the region. Set along the spectacular Tuckasegee River, home sites in Cullowhee Forest encompass beautiful natural settings with some of the most awe-inspiring views of the river and Blue Ridge Mountains beyond. Wildlife abounds in this remote rural community – deer, rabbits, squirrels, native birds and more can be found roaming freely. Homes in Cullowhee Forest range in style from traditional to contemporary, but all adhere to strict architectural guidelines and honor the beauty of the natural environment. While this unique community provides its residents with the peace and quiet of rustic mountain life, the shops, restaurants and entertainment of the resort village of Cashiers are just 10 short miles away.
Located a short 30-minute drive from Cashiers, Cullowhee and Franklin, North Carolina, the lovely Glen Laurel community lies at the north end of Lake Glenville. Residents of Glen Laurel have easy access to all of the pleasures that Lake Glenville has to offer – boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, swimming, fishing and more. The community offers amazing views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
One of the more established lakefront subdivisions on Lake Glenville, Glenshore is a gated community featuring some of the most beautiful multi-million dollar homes in the area. Many are designed and constructed by local custom home builders, and adhere to strict architectural guidelines intended to complement the pristine natural setting. Each home site is individual, offering unique perspectives of the lake, forest, mountains or all of the above. Glenshore on Lake Glenville offers its residents all of the pleasures the lake has to offer – boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, swimming, fishing and more.
The Lake Club
Nestled on 150 acres along the shoreline of Lake Glenville near the resort village of Cashiers, North Carolina, The Lake Club is a private community offering the very best of mountain and lakefront living. Touted as “a place where memories are created and traditions continue to grow”, The Lake Club is a very special family-focused development featuring 36 estate-sized home sites and a quaint cottage division. Special attention and careful planning have been given to the architectural and environmental covenants within this exclusive gated community in order to preserve and celebrate the pristine natural setting.
One of the finest examples of this concentration toward marrying architecture to its environment is found in The Lake Club Lodge. Exquisitely designed by renowned architect Tom Greene and Associates to be reminiscent of an Adirondack camp from a bygone era, The Lodge features native poplar bark, locust wood and stone accents. This well-appointed clubhouse is an ideal place where friends and neighbors can gather together near the stacked stone fireplace or enjoy breathtaking views from one of many covered porches. Another popular Lake Club amenity, The Marina, is not just a place where homeowners can park their boats; it also offers a generous sundeck to soak up the sun on large Adirondack chairs and an enclosed swimming area, safe from passing motor boats and jet skis. In addition, The Lake Club Meadow is a two-acre park set at the heart of the community where neighbors can play a game of horseshoes or warm themselves by a bonfire under a sea of stars on a cool fall evening. The Meadow also offers many beautiful natural features, ideal for strolling or splashing – including streams, three ponds and hiking trails along a cascading waterfall. There is no shortage of fun to be had nearby, as well. Beautiful Lake Glenville provides 1,400 breathtaking acres for fishing, boating and watersports, and the historic villages of Cashiers and Highlands feature abundant choices for fine dining and eclectic shops for exploring.
At the turn of the 20th century, Willis and Laura Sims settled in a high valley with clear 40-mile vistas of the Great Smoky Mountains in the west. They built a rustic mountain home, lived off the land and raised their six children here. Today, the valley is home to Sims Valley – a unique mountain community built in the same spirit as the Sims family homestead. It is a place of beauty, a place for families, a place where residents live in harmony with the nature that surrounds them.
Located between the historic towns of Cullowhee and Cashiers, Sims Valley provides their homeowners with the feeling of living within a national park, rather than a resort community. Intersected by winding nature trails, designed by Trail Dynamics (who often design for the National Park Service), Sims Valley offers many opportunities to let their residents’ spirits soar with the natural splendor that is housed within this one-of-a-kind property. The peaceful sound of cascading waterfalls, the exotic fragrance of mountain laurel and native wildflowers and the awe-inspiring sight of the Smokies blend together for an exceptional outdoor experience. Go shopping or dining in Cashiers or Highlands, explore Nantahala National Forest, take a boat ride on Lake Glenville or enjoy the many amenities that Sims Valley has to offer.
The Sims Family Homestead still stands and now serves as community gathering place. In fact, there is no shortage of places for the community to gather together at Sims Valley. The Mountain Clubhouse contains a fitness center and spa, swimming pool, large great room with fireplace, caterer’s kitchen, outdoor grill and two outdoor fireplaces, paired with some of the most amazing views available at the property. The Mountain Chapel – located at the north end of the property – offers an open-air gathering place for Sims Valley residents to enjoy a picnic, a roaring fire in the outdoor fireplace or breathtaking vista of the valley and the mountains beyond.
One of Lake Glenville’s most exclusive neighborhoods, Stonebridge is comprised of just eight home sites – many offering stunning views of the sun rising over the lake and as much as 300 feet of deep water along the shoreline. This distinctive waterfront enclave contains multi-million dollar custom homes designed by some of the Carolinas’ finest architects, each shrouded by a thick canopy of hardwoods for added privacy and truly natural beauty. Whether looking out at the lake from an expansive rear deck, or looking up at the homes of Stonebridge from your boat on the water, the view will not disappoint!
With a tagline that reads, “Imagine – it’s not just a dream anymore,” Stone Pointe offers the ultimate combination of waterfront and mountain luxury living to its residents. Encompassing just eight remarkable home sites, Stone Pointe seeks to provide each resident with the security of a gated community, the privacy of heavily wooded lots and some of the most amazing vistas that Western North Carolina has become so famous for. Docks are pre-approved along the shoreline and each property offers direct access to beautiful Lake Glenville.
Located in a peaceful cove of Lake Glenville, the new Summer Cove community is comprised of 24 lovely acres of tree-laden lots with some along the shoreline. The community is accessed by way of Pine Creek Road at the north end of Lake Glenville. A charming drive through the magnificently maintained Black Angus Farm leads visitors to the entrance of Summer Cove. Proximity to the renowned towns of Highlands and Cashiers, oversized lots and the quiet cove location make this a highly desirable real estate opportunity. Best of all, Summer Cove offers its residents all of the pleasures Lake Glenville has to offer – boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, swimming, fishing and more.
A prestigious gated community on Lake Glenville, Summer Hill encompasses 76 acres of custom-built luxury homes, heavily forested interior and waterfront lots. Community amenities include a lakefront pavilion, marina and tennis courts. Residents enjoy easy access to all of Lake Glenville’s recreational activities, including boating, sailing, waterskiing, jet skiing, swimming and fishing.
True to its credo – “Where Families Belong” – Trillium is among the most exciting, family-friendly properties on beautiful Lake Glenville. Striking homes featuring Arts and Crafts and Adirondack style architecture line the community’s streets, showcasing special characteristics such as stone and timber accents, poplar bark siding and exposed beams. Each home is designed to exist in harmony with the awesome show of nature that can be found throughout Trillium. The award-winning 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Morris Hatalsky, is as challenging as it is beautiful. Clinics and private lessons are available with the full-time pro on site. The less challenging par three Garden Golf course is a terrific amenity the entire family can enjoy without the worry of tee times and scorecards. A day of fishing in any one of Trillium’s stocked ponds, picnicking at the Lakeside Pavilion or playing a game of croquet on the Arbor Lawn will bring new meaning to the word “carefree.”
Set at the heart of the community, Trillium’s clubhouse is an architectural masterpiece, combining mountain laurel accents with dry stacked stoned for an inspired gathering place that gives the feel of luxury housed within an old, rustic lodge. The clubhouse is an integral part of life at Trillium, offering residents casual dining in the Grille Room overlooking the 18th fairway, a wrap-around porch for world-class dining with a view and an expansive lawn for hosting special community events on holidays like Easter, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Gourmet dining is also available at The Landings, set at the tip of Lake Glenville, with opportunities for a romantic view of the sunset and dinner by candlelight.
Apple Orchard Park is Trillium’s wildly popular fitness and wellness center, boasting three indoor clay tennis courts and state-of-the-art fitness equipment, as well as services like fitness classes and spa treatments. Central to it all lies Lake Glenville. Trillium has a fleet of boats available for rental – canoes, kayaks, fishing boats, deck boats, runabouts and pontoons. Water ski equipment and other water sport items are also available to rent. A short drive to nearby Cashiers provides family members with a fun-filled day of shopping and strolling the streets of an historic resort village. There is no shortage to the number of adventures a family can have while living at Trillium.