From ONE of the SCHORRS of the REAL BEECH


Well........ if you're "Lookin' fer a home.........

                                     where tha'Buffalo roam........."

Don't come here - however,

     IF wild turkey (not necessarily the liquid), fox, deer and the occasional bear is your "thing"...


    IF you'd just like to escape the HEAT & Humidity of Summer........ well,

head for the BEECH!   Beech Mountain, NC,  that is..............

BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC, is Eastern America's highest town! At 5,600' elevation, we enjoy cool temps & very LOW humidity all summer long..... and, the VIEWS are incredible!

Back in the early ‘60s, the Robbins brothers (of Tweetsie RailRoad fame) of Blowing Rock, NC had a vision for Beech Mountain, one of NC's highest mountains. Located only ten miles or so(as the crow flies) west of "Blowing Rock"! They dreamed of a year 'round resort to attract "kids" of ALL ages; hence, Beech Mountain Resort began. There would be a SKI Resort for winter fun, along with a private, members only, Alpen Haus Lodge; summer attractions would be a 1st Class Golf & Country Club, a Tennis Complex; Spa & Pool facilities, a Day Camp for Kids and an Equestrian Center, along with platted homesites. Also, at the very TOP of Beech would be located the theme park - The Land Of OZ.

Shortly after getting started, the Robbins' Dream was sold to Carolina Caribbean Development Corp, who followed through on approx 90% of the project! It rapidly became the Gem of the NC mountains for many years - until CCDCorp went bellyup in the early ‘80s and Beech struggled to survive.......especially during the "gas shortages & high interest rates era". It wasn't until the mid nineties that Beech begin to re-emerge and since the early 2000s, it's been growing like crazy!  Property values have enjoyed a steady increase in values ranging from 8-15%/year - still strong even in today's market!  One big factor is our gorgeous Country Club - and the fact that each of the platted homesites was awarded automatic, free membership at the time of the "break-up" [the only stipulation being each had to pay a nominal annual membership dues.] Today, this value-added feature makes Beech an exceptional BARGAIN......... for surrounding Golf Club memberships' initiation fees begin at $95,000 (except for Hound Ears at $60K)! Since Club Membership "flows" with the property, our Value/$ is much greater than any resort area east of the Rockies <>!


1.   City water, sewer, road maintenance, garbage collection

2.   Summer Highs - mid 70s;  Lows - mid 40s to 50s  (bring a jacket!)

3.   2 mountain "lakes" full of TROUT!!

4.   Some 40 Hiking Trails

5.   Endless VIEWS - eastward from Mount Mitchell spanning northward into VA; western VIEWS span across Virginia, NC and Tennessee

6.   BEST Darn Skiing in the Southeast! ONLY "QUAD" lift in the Southeast!

7.   Excellent Medical care - our EMT - is comprised of 12 Trained First Responders; NEW Hospital within 10 miles + Major Medical University just 45min away - with 10min Medi-Vac service

8.   Award-Winning Volunteer Fire Department

9.   BEST Fire Insurance Rating


a.   FRED's Crafts on the Green

b.   Mile High Kite Festival [Labor Day weekend]

c.    Kids Fishing Rodeo

d.   Saturday night FREE Street Dances for ALL

e.    Beech Mtn Annual Dog Show

f.      Beech Mtn Annual Garage Sale

g.      Emerald Mountain [tiptop of Beech] presents: Annual Opening of The Land Of OZ [1st weekend in                October]

h.    Beech Mtn FREE Kids Sledding Hill

i.      Annual Fireman's Ball & Silent Auction

j.      Christmas Tree Lighting & Visit from Santa Claus

k.    New Years Eve BONFIRE & Hayride

l.      Lastly - Our streets are lined with trees & fences which are covered in white Lights which illuminates our town evenings from pre-Thanksgiving through until the end of Ski Season!

OK - if you're not convinced yet..........just check out our daily temps at for our most accurate weather picture...........AH! a "balmy 72 degrees" currently....... Did I mention we have NO NEED for air conditioners in our homes......

Come on up for a visit - you'll never want to leave!!  Promise!

Comments (3)

Tracy Santrock
Santrock Realty Group Inc. , - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Broker

Love the new post! Keep up the good work - add some links and photos and you'll be sure to drive traffic to your site. 

Use "embedded links" in your posts too using the link icon we discussed today. 


Call me if you have any questions.


Aug 19, 2008 04:21 PM


Now we can book the bus Tickets through online
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Nov 05, 2012 06:44 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, Caroline

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