Local Area Guide: Attractions/Dining/Hiking/Shopping

Select below from one of our communities to peruse what each area has to offer!


Both Cashiers and Highland, North Carolina are renowned for their small town charm, their many boutiques, specialty shops, antiques, handcrafted furniture, arts and crafts fairs, and much more. And the surrounding area offers a multitude of restaurants from gourmet to down-home cooking to satisfy every taste. Just next door to Chinquapin are 6700 acres of National forest known as Panthertown Valley. A winding network of hiking trails and numerous waterfalls make for spectacular destinations in your own backyard.

Eagles Nest

The Lodges at Eagles Nest, located in Banner Elk, NC, is the ultimate High Country retreat. With soaring elevations reaching above 5000 ft., our community offers the best vistas east of the Mississippi, all year round. Escape the blistering heat of summer here, where temperatures rarely exceed 75 degrees, and when seasons turn and winter snows begin to fall, enjoy our excellent local ski slopes.

Sunalei Preserve

Just minutes from Downtown Boone, NC and at the Base of Snake Mountain is Sunalei Preserve. In the mountains, altitude is everything. Enjoy cool summer temperatures and views up to 100 miles from nearly every homesite. Elevations at Sunalei start at 3900 feet and rise up to over 5500 ft.


Sitting at the foot of Grandfather Mountain in the High Country of North Carolina, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway is the premier community in Blowing Rock with a location and backdrop that will draw you in. Come explore this one-of-a-kind community!