Wilson Creek - World Class Fly-Fishing Adventures Outside The Coves Door

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Spring is the ultimate time to enjoy the change of season, blooming exotic wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, wildlife species abounding and a wide array of outdoor activities that can be found in one of the most beautiful regions of the United States in the natural preserves of Western North Carolina and the surrounding picturesque Pisgah National Forest.

Where radiant lush naturally landscaped hiking trails near Asheville NC, white-water rafting, kayaking, mountain biking and spectacular fly fishing in Western North Carolina are the best life has to offer. This is the time of year to rejuvenate the soul and discover some incredible real-life adventures and the ultimate relaxed mountain lifestyle that can be found at gated communities near Asheville NC.

Folks who have not ventured this part of the country, have not gained when it comes to exploring this spectacular outdoor playground found in North Carolina. There is so much to do in the great outdoors that features breathtaking landscaping, an abundance of extracurricular adventures at nearby Pisgah National Forest and some of the most amazing naturally preserved environmental space in the region.

Wilson Creek, once known for its rich history of logging the surrounding thriving forestry was originally occupied by the Cherokee Indians in the 1750’s.  Today it is considered one of the best world class fishing tributaries in the country and a supreme place to call home and “fly fish your heart away”.  This fresh waterway originates in Callaway Peak near Grandfather Mountain and flows 23 miles connecting to the Johns River.   

The Wilson Creek area runs from the world famous Blue Ridge Parkway to Edgemont, NC.  Within the system, there are 53 hiking trails noted as the best hiking trails near Asheville NC, four spectacular waterfalls and some of the most pristine clear-water streams to go fly fishing in Western North Carolina for Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, and Brown Trout. Locals know spring is the ideal time to jump in on the best angling there is for the season.

In addition to superb fly fishing, avid hikers love the steep elevations found at Pisgah National Forest ranging from 1,700 to 3,900 feet for extreme challenges with majestic views of Grandfather Mountain, and the picturesque fresh water freeways of Harper Creek, Ten Foot Falls, Hunt Fish Falls and Gragg Prong Falls embracing the journey throughout this preserved wilderness. Add in white-water rafting, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, camping and fishing throughout this naturally preserved habitat and outdoor lovers will discover paradise found.

Imagine waking up everyday and discovering that this is your reality 24/7.  Living this incredible lifestyle is available and can be found at The Coves Mountain River Club in Lenoir, NC located just an hour outside of Asheville and Charlotte. Conveniently located only an hour from both Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina, The Coves offers the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of big city living and is becoming one of the most sought-after destinations in Western North Carolina for active seniors, families and adventure-seekers country-wide and the reasons are obvious.

This exciting mountain community was awarded the honor of the “2017 Bliss Award for Best Mountain Community of the Year” by Real Estate Scorecard for a number of reasons  which include mountaintop living and riverfront property to sprawling equestrian estates.  The Coves Mountain River Club is only ten minutes from Wilson Creek.

With the designation of the Wilson Creek as a 49,000-acre Wilderness reserve neighboring The Coves property, there is “an added bonus” of being surrounded with integrated miles of hiking trails, waterfalls and kayaking rapids in addition to 16 miles of hiking trails at The Coves.

This well-planned mountain community is situated on some of the most desirable topography with 3,600 austere acres of preserved greenery, superior mountain views and wellness amenities that incorporate 5-miles of river frontage on the Johns River. Pisgah Mountain Lodge anchors the property and is the perfect complement to enjoy luxury living at this hidden gem known as The Coves Mountain Club.  Add an infinity-view swimming pool, hot tub, fully equipped equestrian center, state of the art fitness center, community gardens and self-contained hiking trails and you virtually have a place where life is fulfilled without ever leaving the gates of the property.

Kayaking, canoeing, hiking and fishing are readily available within the boundaries of The Cove and the crystal-clear Johns Lake shoreline running along the property provide the perfect resource for outdoor activities, superb sunrises and sunsets and the opportunity to bond with nature every single day.  There is no wonder why home shoppers have migrated to buy the ultimate home sites that are offered here at incredible values with appreciable returns.   There is no other place in the region that compares.  The property is strategically built between 1,100 and an elevation of 1,700 feet which provides incredible 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountain peaks that surround the property.

Sip a glass of wine at sunset at the impressive mountaintop lodge while admiring the rainbow of colors that shadow Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock, Adams Knob and Brown Mountain as the setting daylight reminds you that tomorrow is yet another day of bliss awaiting in this one of a kind community. Wake up tomorrow and go to the fully equipped gym at the lower lever of the lodge for a brisk workout, or maybe a relaxing horseback ride through one of the many imbedded trails that grace the property and finish the day watching the sunset sitting on the outdoor living room at the lodge overlooking the amazing mountainous terrain while sipping a glass of wine with neighbors. This is life at The Coves.

There is also a highly active social life in the community. Local chefs, artists, live music, hiking excursions, game nights, or Monday morning mountain-edge yoga are some of the endless options available for residents daily in this award-winning gated community. You name it, there is always something to do.

Since inception in 2006, this strategically planned mountain oasis has become one of the “go to” spots to discover that starlit nights and bubbling creeks exemplify serenity escaping city live for a community that invites outdoor adventure, peace of mind and a life that radiates a sense of well-being living one with nature.

With four distinctive seasons, Lenoir is considered Low Country and is less harsh in the winters and is also one of the most affordable mountain towns with all the perks of living in this majestic Smokey Mountain retreat.  Within the community, there are 4 private picturesque waterfalls, more than 39 miles of maintained walking and hiking trails, a full service equestrian center and 2 community gardens.  The Johns River bordering the property connects to Wilson Creek only ten minutes from the entrance making this the ideal resource for outdoor adventure without having to leave the property.  Here are what residents enjoy at The Coves:


  • Pisgah Mountain Lodge – a 6,000 square foot timber lodge clubhouse situated at 1,700 feet with exquisite panoramic mountain views
  • Outdoor Infinity view swimming pool and hot tub on mountain’s edge
  • Fully equipped fitness center with mountain views, billiard room, library
  • Great room with kitchen, bar, fireplace and entertainment space
  • Wrap around outdoor veranda with stunning views of Table Rock, Adams Knob, Brown Mountain and South Mountains
  • Full service Equestrian Center complete with paddocks and training arena along the banks of Johns River
  • 16 Miles of Groomed Hiking and Horse Trails
  • Two community gardens:  Isabel’s Garden and Evelyn’s Vineyard
  • Active Social Club with events year-round including guest lectures, game nights, cooking demos, visiting local breweries and cook-off competitions 5 times a year while bonding with fellow residents

There are a multitude of living options available at The Coves making it one of the most sought after gated communities near Asheville NC.  Whether it’s a country cabin, weekend retreat or a 10-acre estate, building a custom home or buying an existing resale, life is an endless luxury when discovering that you can indeed have the best of both worlds.

Make the take the time to go fly fishing in Western North Carolina and explore the amazing hiking trails near Asheville NC in Pisgah National Forest. And be sure to stop by and tour The Coves.

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

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