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Balsam Mountain Preserve Tour

One thing I have a deep appreciation for are the majesty of the mountains. I love how the landscape can change from morning to night, by clouds or sunshine, and from season to season. There is a serenity and peace that comes from being in the mountains.

When my sister, Upcountry Living, and I were invited to spend a night at Balsam Mountain Preserve we jumped at the opportunity. A night away in Western North Carolina with my sister, I’m in!

Balsam Mountain Preserve Tour

Balsam Mountain Preserve is a residential community on 4400 acres devoted to preserving the land as well as everything else we hold close, like our family and friends. Homesteads have 1-2 acres and mostly border on 3,400-acre conservation easement ensuring privacy as would be expected in a mountain home.

If you want to know all of the specifics about homes, check out the Balsam website.

These were some of the most amazing mountain views I have ever seen and I can only imagine how they will look as the fall leaves change color.

Balsam Mountain Preserve Western North Carolina

I wanted to share with you what my experience was like. How it looked and felt!

Immediately I felt right at home. We stayed in the most beautiful cabin I have ever seen. My love of decor was immediately put into over load as Joy and I walked around ohhing and ahhing over every detail. The cabins are a unique fractional ownership allowing families to be part of the community for a fraction of the cost of traditional home ownership.

Balsaml Mountain Preserve Western North Carolina

Balsam Mountain Preserve

Balsam Mountain Preserve Western North Carolina

The Boarding House Lodge and Restaurant is in the center of the cabins making it convenient for all. We were treated like family at the restaurant! The views were stunning, especially our sunset dinner view. Kudos to the chef and kitchen staff for fantastic service and food.

Balsam Mountain Preserve Western North Carolina

Balsam Mountain Preserve Western North Carolina

Breakfast at Balsam Mountain Preserve

Balsam Mountain Preserve Western North Carolina Sunset

AND then there were animals! Amazing animals.

Balsam Mountain Preserve Western North Carolina

Balsam Mountain Preserve Western North Carolina

Balsam Mountain Preserve is such a wonderful place. The homes, the views, and the food were great but I will tell you, the people, they were they best. Kind, friendly, and welcoming. If you are considering a secondary home or a move, I highly suggest you look further into it.

Balsam Mountain Preserve Properties.

Balsam Mountain Preserve Homes

If you love touring around new places, check out my tour of Charleston SC.

I’d love to hear about your favorite getaways or places to live. Share in the comments if you’d like.

Sonya

 

4 Comments

  1. We have owned property and a home there for the past 10 years. It is our heaven on earth. You are correct, the residents are the very best. You will always receive a warm welcome and an invite to go hiking, golfing, tennis and likely dinner. We have a weekly potluck dinner which is our time to come together as a community family. I encourage everyone to explore Balsam. You will fall in love like we did!

    1. Thanks so much Eric for stopping in. I loved the idea of the potluck dinner, what a great way to maintain community.

    1. It was the most adorable cabin ever! If someone is viewing properties they can stay in one of the cabins. How cool is that?! I had so many photos it was hard leaving some out of the post.

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