The Coves Mountain River Club

2002 Johns Ridge Parkway, Lenoir, North Carolina
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    The Johns River

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    Mila Cascading Falls

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    Hiking and Horse Trails at The Coves

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    Isabel's Community Garden

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    Coves NC homes

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Wouldn’t it be nice to live in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains without the worry of harsh winter weather? Living in the foothills provides the best of both worlds. Surrounded by a variety of charming small mountain towns, The Coves Mountain River Club has the unique combination of stellar long range mountain views and five miles of river frontage along the Johns River which originates at Grandfather Mountain. Of all the North Carolina mountain communities we’ve seen, we continue to be impressed with their mix of outdoor amenities, mountain homes and social activities connecting residents together. 

The 3,600 acre mountain and river community has plenty to offer. Amenities include a mountaintop lodge with a infinity-view saline swimming pool, hot tub, well appointed fitness center, a full service equestrian center,  39 miles of hiking and horse trails, four waterfalls and community parks and two community gardens. HOA fees are impressively low at $900 per year. 

As one of the only equestrian communities in the area, residents enjoy an endless array of fun and friendly activities at the barn bordering the Johns River. Water sports include kayaking, paddle boarding and tubing. An avid fisherman who appreciates North Carolina fly fishing has not only the Johns River to cast a line but has Wilson Creek, one of the best trout fishing streams in North Carolina. Wilson Creek is named by Congress as a National Wild & Scenic River and is just 10 minutes from The Coves entrance. The park has several waterfalls, hiking and mountain biking trails and plenty of places to enjoy a picnic lunch.

Pisgah Mountain Lodge at the community’s summit has breathtaking views of Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock and at nighttime, the twinkling lights of Blowing Rock. The outdoor veranda wraps all the way around the lodge. Residents have front row seats at the outdoor seating area and cozy fire pit to view unforgettable sunsets and count millions of stars.

Within the two story lodge, the great room with vaulted ceilings has a modern kitchen and bar area as well as a lending library, billiard room and a game room. The fitness center on the lower level has cardio and strength training equipment. Weekly yoga on the mountain’s edge is one of the many wellness activities available. 

THE COVES MOUNTAIN RIVER CLUB AMENITIES

  • Gated Entrance 
  • 6,000 Square Foot Mountaintop Lodge with wrap around veranda
  • Infinity-view Saline Swimming Pool & Hot Tub
  • Modern Fitness Center
  • Full Service Equestrian Center
  • 39 Miles of Hiking & Horse Trails
  • Four Waterfalls and Community Parks
  • Two Community Gardens
  • Five Miles of River Frontage on the Johns River

Horse owners and those who plan to ride will enjoy living here because of the mild four season weather and mix of topography. With over 39 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding and wildlife-viewing, residents never need to leave the neighborhood for a day of fun. We’re confident you’ll be hard pressed to find equestrian communities like The Coves bordering a beautiful river.

Isabel’s Garden and Evelyn’s Vineyard are two active community gardens adjacent to the ranch. Fresh tomatoes, radishes,  herbs, and flowers heartily grow in the garden. The young vineyard produced its first season of white and red muscadine grapes. This is also where you’ll find Coves River Park, a riverfront outdoor pavilion, barbecue area, fire pit and game courts. Waterfall Park, home to Penelope Cascading Falls, is just across the way and is one of four waterfalls at The Coves.

The community is always bustling with activity. Four times a year, they come together for Cook-off competitions. Their Artist in Residence program features local talent such as Charlie Frye who is commissioned to paint two Quilt Blocks for the Round Mountain Barn which will be unveiled this year. Their Guest Lecture series includes North Carolina fly fishing and hiking guides, gardeners and historians.

The Coves Mountain River Club has all types of homesites to choose from such us mountaintop lots with panoramic views, riverfront property, pastural views or private wooded estates. Lots range from 1 to 3 acres or larger estates of 5-30 acres are available. Homesites begin around $60k and reach over $200k. Mountain Living Builders, Moss Marlow, Shaw and Monogram are the community’s preferred home builders. Approximately 70 homes have been built to date. 

For nightlife or a great place to eat, the towns of Lenoir, Hickory and Morganton offer a variety of options and Blowing Rock is only 30 minutes adding more. Blowing Rock is where you’ll find the Tanger Outlet Mall for brand label shopping. You can always find a mountain festival or live music not far from home. Boomers who’d like to pursue lifelong learning will find Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute has an impressive selection of non-degree courses. 

For medical care, the nearby Caldwell UNC Health Care provides several clinics and services as well as a traditional hospital in Lenoir. The closest and best schools to The Coves Mountain River Club are Lower Creek Elementary, William Lenoir Middle School, Hibriten High School and Hickory Christian Academy.

Our real estate score for The Coves Mountain River Club in Lenoir North Carolina is 83.

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Call The Coves Mountain River Club directly at 828-754-0700 to schedule a tour.

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The Coves Mountain River ClubYour score:92 / 100Reviews:31

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: John
Great location with great people. Very active community.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Quiet location, great trails, amenities, community events and awesome residents!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: LaDonna
Beautifully maintained, wonderful managements, great builders. Just plane gorgeous and close to everything without the hassel of living there. Mtns, Charlotte, gorgeous Johns River and access, Wilson's creek. We looked everywhere and this was the place! Did I mention the club house and pool and horses and riding trails for both horses and ATV's?
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Mike
Beautiful homes, lots of amenities and wonderful neighbors!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:97/100
Property Owner: Elizabeth
The people at the COVES are really friendly! The community sponsors so many events in our gorgeous mountain top lodge- pot lucks, cook offs, pool parties, Christmas tree trimming, Thanksgiving dinner etc. It is such a great way to get to know everyone and make friends. OUr views are SPECTACULAR of the mountains-360 degree mountains surround us. We have amentities for everyone-bring your horses we have a stable, a river for kyacs, hiking trails, and cute towns to visit.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: carol
The people it attracts are just so wonderful and share common interests. The amenities on site are terrific.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Total satisfaction with: location/views, amenities, affordable dues, great neighbors, many social opportunities, mountain lodge clubhouse, community safety i.e. firewise certified, gated community, landscaping.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
The residents are all compatible. We all seem to have the same interest, desires, and ideas for this community. There is no pressure and no competition
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
the people here are fantastic wonderful views of the mountains
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Roger & Helen
The genuine friendships, fun activities that bring us together and the spectacular scenery contribute to the title "happiest community to live." Come see us. Note: We don't have membership fees.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:97/100

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Our Score:
Platinum
83/100
Your Score:
Gold
92 / 100

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Rob
Super location, amenities and great neighbors!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: carol
The people it attracts are just so wonderful and share common interests. The amenities on site are terrific.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Total satisfaction with: location/views, amenities, affordable dues, great neighbors, many social opportunities, mountain lodge clubhouse, community safety i.e. firewise certified, gated community, landscaping.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
The residents are all compatible. We all seem to have the same interest, desires, and ideas for this community. There is no pressure and no competition
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: Yvonne
The Coves felt like home from the very first time we came through the entrance for a property tour. Very reminiscent of the mountain areas of upstate NY without the harsh winters. The Coves has the best of both worlds; that tucked away suburb life with the city minutes away with everything you need! So much to do I can't do it in one day; hiking, biking, horse-back riding, taking care of my horse and his stable mates at the barn. I can't wait to go kayaking down our river and get an ATV to explore the vastness of The Coves. There are also a lot of social activities planned with residents getting together at the lodge, golfing, and visiting the local breweries.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Roger & Helen
The genuine friendships, fun activities that bring us together and the spectacular scenery contribute to the title "happiest community to live." Come see us. Note: We don't have membership fees.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:97/100
Property Owner: LaDonna
Beautifully maintained, wonderful managements, great builders. Just plane gorgeous and close to everything without the hassel of living there. Mtns, Charlotte, gorgeous Johns River and access, Wilson's creek. We looked everywhere and this was the place! Did I mention the club house and pool and horses and riding trails for both horses and ATV's?
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
the people here are fantastic wonderful views of the mountains
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Elizabeth
The people at the COVES are really friendly! The community sponsors so many events in our gorgeous mountain top lodge- pot lucks, cook offs, pool parties, Christmas tree trimming, Thanksgiving dinner etc. It is such a great way to get to know everyone and make friends. OUr views are SPECTACULAR of the mountains-360 degree mountains surround us. We have amentities for everyone-bring your horses we have a stable, a river for kyacs, hiking trails, and cute towns to visit.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Quiet location, great trails, amenities, community events and awesome residents!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100

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Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
10miles
100/100
Nearest State Park:
3 miles
100/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
12 miles
80/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
10 miles
60/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
78 miles
20/100
Nearest College:
15 miles
80/100
Nearest Landfill:
17 miles
60/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
66 miles
60/100
Nearest Odorous Facility:
0 miles
100/100

Amenities

Clubhouse:
100/100
Community Parks:
80/100
Equestrian:
80/100
Fitness Center:
80/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Swimming Pool:
100/100
Walking Trails:
100/100

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
Yes
80/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
80/100
Street Lighting:
Underground
100/100
Landscaping:
Enhanced
80/100
Architecture Style:
Arts and Craft
Water:
Well
Sewer:
Septic

Developer Credibility

The Coves Mountain River Club is developed by Jacksonville based developer Tim Ritch. Development began in 2006. 

No negative news is found on the internet about The Coves Mountain River Club or Tim Ritch. 

100/100

Sold Pricing

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Pricing updated annually for prior 12-24 month period. Mean price is defined as average sold price, Median price as middle sold price and Mode price is defined as most often sold price.

Taxes

County:
Caldwell County
Real Estate:
0.0060%
Sales Tax:
6.75%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.3641%
Sales Tax: 7.41%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$900

Annual Club Membership Dues

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $7,651
Sport: $2,331
Social: $6,480

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $39,403
Sport: $11,131
Social: $18,072

Request Stay & Play Package

Packages include the master site plan, current price list and discovery packages offered.

Community Scorecard

Our Score:
Platinum
83/100
Your Score:
Gold
92 / 100

Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
10miles
100/100
Nearest State Park:
3 miles
100/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
12 miles
80/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
10 miles
60/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
78 miles
20/100
Nearest College:
15 miles
80/100
Nearest Landfill:
17 miles
60/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
66 miles
60/100
Nearest Odorous Facility:
0 miles
100/100

Amenities

Clubhouse:
100/100
Community Parks:
80/100
Equestrian:
80/100
Fitness Center:
80/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Swimming Pool:
100/100
Walking Trails:
100/100

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
Yes
80/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
80/100
Street Lighting:
Underground
100/100
Landscaping:
Enhanced
80/100
Architecture Style:
Arts and Craft
Water:
Well
Sewer:
Septic

Developer Credibility

The Coves Mountain River Club is developed by Jacksonville based developer Tim Ritch. Development began in 2006. 

No negative news is found on the internet about The Coves Mountain River Club or Tim Ritch. 

100/100

Taxes

County:
Caldwell County
Real Estate:
0.0060%
Sales Tax:
6.75%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.3641%
Sales Tax: 7.41%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$900

Annual Club Membership Dues

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $7,651
Sport: $2,331
Social: $6,480

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $39,403
Sport: $11,131
Social: $18,072