Balsam Mountain Preserve

Private Mountain Community in North Carolina

A Higher Standard of Everything

A scenic 40-minute drive from Asheville in the glorious mountains of North Carolina, Balsam Mountain Preserve is 4,400 acres virtually untouched by man. The name Preserve speaks volumes. Balsam is the region’s lowest density private community, a place where owners enjoy a collection of amenities as inspiring as they are diverse — from championship golf and equestrian facilities to fitness, wellness, and fine dining. With elevations rising to 5,400 feet, you’ll enjoy cooler summer temperatures and breathtaking views. We invite you to discover the wonder of Balsam Mountain.
Homes, Home Sites, Cabins & New Mountain Modern Residences

Find your place in the wondrous Carolina Mountains.

Real estate offerings at Balsam Mountain are as unique and captivating as the Preserve itself. You can tiptoe into the Balsam lifestyle via shared ownership in one of the storybook Boarding House cabins. There are new Balsam Craftsman Doubletop Village residences that surround the clubhouse, stunning estate residences and for those with their own idea, spacious home sites to bring your vision to life.

Doubletop Village

New Homes Priced from $2M
The new Balsam Craftsman homes at Doubletop Village put you at the heart of the community, with the clubhouse and golf course at your doorstep. The residences feature white oak plank flooring, stone hearths, abundant light, airy kitchens and importantly, high-speed fiber optic connectivity. Lock ‘n leave convenience with the option of property management and turnkey interior design.

Estate Home Sites

Priced from $500,000
With spacious mountain-view homesteads, Balsam Mountain Preserve represents a compelling value. Properties offer elevations ranging from 3,000 – 4,700 feet and up to two acres of land. And as 75% of the community is protected by a conservation easement, there is an unmatched level of privacy, forever.

Estate Residences

Priced from $3.5M
For those who can’t wait to escape to Balsam Mountain, or those who prefer not to design and build, a select few properties are available for sale. All have been thoughtfully crafted by North Carolina’s finest architects and builders and are perfect for those who wish to move right in and enjoy the Preserve.

Fractional Ownership

Cottage Fractionals from $515,000
Fractional ownership is an easy way to enjoy the Balsam Mountain Preserve lifestyle, enabling you and your family to enjoy everything our beautiful mountain community offers on a periodic basis — for year after year of unforgettable vacations. Choose from two different fractional ownership opportunities: the four-bedroom Doubletop Residence Club homes or the rustic Boarding House Cabins.
Begin your discovery today.

We invite you to visit, for a day or even longer to discover the wonder of Balsam Mountain. Please be in touch so we can learn more about your interests, and schedule a visit.

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By day, adventure is around every rocky ledge and in every valley. At night, a riot of stars light the dark sky. Balsam owners live vibrantly, explore endlessly, and every so often, even work from home.

Enjoy a Collection of Unique Amenities


Because we all love to eat and drink… a culinary program as inspiring as its setting.

The Mountains are Calling

It’s easy to understand the allure of the Carolina mountains – especially today, as we seek distance and privacy from the encroaching modern world, yet close to conveniences, city life and airports.


Minutes to Asheville
& the regional airport


Scenic hours to Atlanta


Easy hours to Charlotte

Begin your discovery today.

We invite you to visit, for a day or even longer to discover the wonder of Balsam Mountain. Please be in touch so we can learn more about your interests, and schedule a visit.