You’ve been here before… even if you haven’t
You’ve visited a thousand times in your imagination, during those idle moments when you pictured where you’d be when you could be pretty much anywhere you wanted. And now that you can, you may be surprised to find that perfect place has a name: Cullowhee River Club. That’s not club in the sports-coat-and-khaki-pants for cocktails sense, but in the Carolina mountain sense: where you call to passing neighbors, invite them up on the porch for a cooling beverage, and chat about nothing in particular until, before you know it, you’ve worn all the rough edges off the cares of the day.
Meanwhile, just outside the door, Old Man Tuckasegee River rambles on to that distant sea its heard rumors of, and chuckles now and then at the secrets tattled to the wind by the ancient and mighty mountains of the Blue Ridge. It’s a playful, play-filled, foot-dangling kind of river, the Tuckasegee, more than happy to float your boat. Well, canoe, or kayak, or rubber raft anyway. Nothing too noisy or bothersome. “Put your feet up,” says the Old Man, “and let me take you there,” “Where’s there?” you say. The Old Man shrugs and chuckles again. “Yonder.”
When you get back from yonder – wherever it might be – and tuck your craft away in the boathouse, you can reckon on being welcomed by more than one of the X -odd neighbors who join you in calling this 125-odd acres of the mountain kingdom home, some just now and then, some who’ll be there whenever you stop by. That’s just enough folks to keep things interesting – lots of new ears for old stories around a firepit, and plenty of room to keep facts from getting in the way – and every one of ’em will live, like you, in easy walking distance of the river, and the Pavilion. (Now that’s a great place to wade out with your rod and reel and see if you might could snatch a trout or two from the Old Man as he passes by.)
If ‘might could’ sounds like strange English to you, it won’t for long. If it doesn’t, you’re going to feel right at home. Speaking of which, the clever folks who planned Cullowhee were raised on pot-luck dinners, meaning they appreciate variety. That’s why they stayed up nights troubling the moon until they came up with sixteen rustic plans. And one of ’em will tickle you just so, and you’ll call each other home. (That’s word play; sparkles like ice in a tall glass of sweet tea, don’t it?)
In some planned communities, the houses look like orphans left on a doorstep. But those arranged in neighborly array at Cullowhee are built to belong: nature first, home second, and let life grow up around them. Let that life take whatever shape it may, hiking trails thread the forest, dotted by parks like gems on an emerald necklace. (That’s poetry! Pretty nice, eh?) And before long there’ll be the boathouse, a swimming pool, and all those things to keep your arms and legs busy. Life on the river is good.
Explore our 125 acres and find your new home in this charming mountain community on the majestic Tuckasegee River in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Select a mountain or river view homesite for your Blue Ridge Mountain Cottage or Cabin.
And it’s good all along the valley of the Old Man. Just down the road and around the bend is Western Carolina University, and you’ll find everything you’d expect in a top-notch college town: plenty of performing arts, sporting events, and festivals to keep you from getting underfoot around the house.
The mountain town of Sylva’s just the right distance away. It’s been called Main Street, U.S.A. for a good reason, with hardly any hustle and just enough bustle to satisfy. Normal Rockwell would probably have felt right at home there. Sylva’s bursting with shops and restaurants and just about anything you could want. You might even be able to find unsweet tea! (But that’s not a promise.)
At a stretch, if you can’t find what you’re looking for in Sylva or WCU, it’s nearby: Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the Land of Waterfalls, and Cherokee Casino are less than a pint of gas away, and a gallon or two will land you in downtown Asheville, recently voted the most prized destination in the country! If you want more than that, you’ll never find it.
Cullowhee River Club is the epicenter of adventure and fun in The Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Whatever direction you and your family decides to take for the day outside our community, you'll find wonder and magic awaiting you in these old mountains.
And when you’re done playing, you’re likely to be welcomed home by one or two of the neighbors who call 125-odd acres of this mountain kingdom home. That’s space for just enough folks to keep things interesting. And every one of ’em will live, like you, in easy walking distance of the river, and the Pavilion, (a great place to wade out with your rod and reel and see if you might could snatch a trout or or two from the Old Man as he passes by!) If ‘might could’ sounds like strange English to you, it won’t for long. If it doesn’t, you’re going to feel right at home.
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