Balsam Mountain Preserve. Mountain Living Your Way.

Create the mountain living experience that’s a perfect fit for you.

Every member of your family – from every generation – will find something to love about Balsam Mountain Preserve. From the acclaimed Arnold Palmer Signature golf course to the Junior Olympic size swimming pool with adjacent toddler pool, Balsam Mountain Preserve truly has something for everyone.

Doubletop Village –
Our Newest Homes!

Located at the heart of Balsam Mountain Preserve, Doubletop Village will be the setting for 23 rustic yet luxurious cottages designed by renowned Atlanta-based Harrison Design architects.

Doubletop Village Cottages Will Feature:

  • Smart designs with 2, 3, or 4 bedrooms
  • Stacked stone and wood exteriors
  • Sweeping valley and mountain views
  • Turn-key convenience – optional fully equipped interior design packages

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just 40 miles west of Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Sylva, NC, Balsam Mountain Preserve is easily accessible from Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Greenville, and Charlotte.

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Amenities at Balsam Mountain Preserve include:

  • Arnold Palmer Signature mountain golf course, often referred to as one of the country’s most beautiful.
  • State-of-the-art Golf Park – a hybrid of a driving range and par-three short course. Also designed by Arnold Palmer.
  • Ruby Valley Sports and Wellness Center, with a 24-hour fitness center, Junior Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts, and fitness programs.
  • Equestrian center with private riding lessons and trail rides.
  • Dark Ridge Creek campsite with trout fishing, walking and riding trails, bunkhouses and tent platforms.
  • Naturalist-guided hikes year-round.
  • The Club at Balsam Mountain – a private, member-owned club offering the best in mountain living.
  • The Lodge and Restaurant, cooking up country breakfasts, light lunches and gourmet dinners. Locally sourced ingredients and an extensive wine list.

“One of the greatest advantages

of spending time at Balsam Mountain Preserve is the endless adventures it offers for us to spend time as a family with our young son. It is a wonderful place to continually come home to ”

-PJ, Alex, and Max Heller from Naples, Florida

Additional Options for Home Ownership:

Mountain-view homesteads

  • Ranging from 1 to 2 acres
  • All homesteads border a portion of the 3,400 acre conservation easement
  • Unparalleled peace and privacy.
  • From $100,000


  • Designed and crafted by some of the area’s finest architects and builders.
  • From 2199 to 7488 sq. ft.
  • Prices start at $700,000

Cabin fractionals

  • Boarding House Partners program offers you the flexibility of reserving two guaranteed weeks each season, for a total of 8 weeks per year & unlimited use on availability basis.
  • Enjoy the benefits of full club membership while in residence
  • Full access to the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course