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Cove Top Sportsmanís Camp

400-Acre Recreational Property near Asheville NC & Burnsville NC


The adventure begins. Cove Top Sportsman’s Camp is a 400-acre watershed cove and retreat with two mountaintops rising to a 4,000-foot elevation, three bold creeks and end-of-road privacy. Ideal for hunting or recreational use, the property features a custom lodge with native stone fireplace and upscale finishes, guest cabin, outbuildings, and picturesque trout pond with waterfall and gazebo. An outdoorsman’s paradise with miles of ATV trails, the property adjoins Pisgah National Forest and North Carolina game lands. Nearby Toe River provides legendary trout fishing. Perfect for group retreat center, private resort, hunters’ or fisherman’s base camp, this property is only 15 miles from Burnsville and 50 miles from Asheville.

Camp Complex | As you drive up the valley approach, the cove opens out to rolling meadow. The central camp complex features a main lodge with covered parking and outdoor deck; a separate guest cabin; a picturesque trout pond with gazebo and waterfall; and two storage handy buildings. All buildings feature classic red standing seam metal roofs for easy care. This remarkable base camp complex offers total seclusion and private valley views.
The Lodge | Tucked into edge of the cove, this custom lodge was constructed in 2008 and features approximately 4,000 square feet of living space. It offers central heat and AC, upscale finishes and attached covered parking area. The lodge interiors make use of cherry, poplar and pine woods to provide warmth and to reflect the mountain setting. Enjoy picturesque views across the trout pond and down the valley.
Main Level | The main level of the lodge features a massive open living/dining area with a wall of windows looking out across the stone deck to the trout pond and gazebo. This space boasts a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, exposed beams, faux-painted walls, stone floors and wood-pegged maple floors. This level also includes a sunroom with stone floor, entry room with stone floor and workspace, laundry room, bath and bedrooms. The fully equipped kitchen includes custom concrete countertops, recessed farm sink, GE cooktop, GE Profile refrigerator, Kitchen Aide dishwasher and custom cabinetry.
Upper Level | Upstairs, the lodge offers several distinct sleeping loft spaces plus a bath and sauna. The upper level also features a walk-out upper deck. Notice the wood floors, wood paneling and bright interiors. With built-in cabinets and custom railings, this floor is open to the main level.
Decks & Porch | The main level features a delightful sun porch with several sets of sliding glass doors which lead out to the massive stone deck. With large stone posts and handsome railings, the outside stone deck overlooks the trout pond and gazebo. On the upper level, a cleverly designed covered deck provides a “crow’s nest” perch.
Guest Cabin | With a classic view across the trout pond and all the way down the valley, this handsome guest cottage offers privacy and tranquility. The cabin is ready for you to complete with your choice of finishes.

Pond | This picturesque trout pond located at the center of the complex features a lovely gazebo and a waterfall.
Outbuildings | The property includes two outbuildings for the storage of equipment and tools. Both are located in the base camp vicinity.
Streams | Three bold mountain creeks head up on the property, flow down the mountainside and empty into the lower portion of the acreage.
ATV Trails | Enjoy four-wheeling and mountain biking on miles of cleared ATV trails. These trails span the property from the base camp area all the way up to the ridgeline and to the bordering North Carolina game lands and Pisgah National Forest.
Views | While the base camp area offers private valley views, the 400-acre property also boasts long range mountain views from numerous points near and along the ridgelines.
Game Lands | North Carolina game lands adjoin Cove Top Sportsman’s Camp and can be accessed directly from the 400-acre tract. For more information on hunting in the state, view Hunting in North Carolina.
National Forest | Just beyond the ridgeline, this 400-acre tract adjoins thousands of acres of public lands in Pisgah National Forest.
Acreage | For generations, this pristine 400-acre tract remained a traditional mountain farm within one family. The acreage rises from approximately 2,900 feet to 4,000 feet in elevation and extends over the mountaintops to include the ridgelines. With open fields, two mountaintops, bold mountain streams, southern exposure, rich woodlands, abundant wildlife and numerous clearings, this property is the quintessential outdoorsman’s paradise.
Trout Fishing | Enjoy legendary trout fishing along the nearby Toe River, located just 3 miles from the camp.
Possibilities | Cove Top Sportsman’s Camp is a unique 400-acre mountain property offering a variety of uses. The property is ideal for a hunters’ camp, fisherman’s base camp, private mountain getaway, shooting club retreat, family compound or group retreat center. The 400-acre property also lends itself to possible conservation easements.
The Location | This property is located in Mitchell County, North Carolina only 15 miles from the city of Burnsville, NC. Popular Roan Mountain State Park is located nearby. Spruce Pine is 30 miles away and the eclectic city of Asheville is 50 miles to the south.
Summary of Features

The Lodge

  • Built in 2008
  • 3 bedrooms; 4 baths
  • Approximately 4,000 square feet of living space
  • Heat Pump
  • Central heat and AC
  • Private well water
  • Septic
  • Attached covered parking
  • Standing seam metal roof
The Interiors
  • Stone floors; Maple floors with wooden pegs
  • Floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with insert
  • Custom railings
  • Faux painted walls
  • Numerous sets of sliding glass doors
  • Full kitchen with custom concrete countertops and custom cabinetry
  • Appliance packing with GE cooktop, GE Profile refrigerator, Kitchen Aide dishwasher
  • Sunroom with wall of windows
  • Kohler sinks and fixtures
  • Built-in cabinets on the upper level
  • Sauna on the upper level
The Outbuildings
  • Separate guest cabin overlooking the trout pond
  • Picturesque trout pond, gazebo and waterfall
  • Two outbuildings with standing seam metal roofs for equipment and tool storage
The Property
  • 400 acres of pristine mountain land
  • 2 mountaintops, ridgelines included
  • Open grass fields
  • Gravel approach road
  • 3 bold streams head up on the property
  • Private valley views
  • Exceptional long range mountain views
  • Adjoins North Carolina game lands
  • Adjoins Pisgah National Forest
  • Located near the legendary Toe River
The Possibilities
  • Hunting camp
  • Fisherman’s camp
  • Sportsman’s mountain recreation camp
  • ATV retreat
  • Group retreat center
  • Private estate
  • Family compound
  • Outdoor adventure center
The Location
  • Located in Mitchell County, NC
  • 3 miles to the Toe River
  • 7 miles to Green Mountain, NC
  • 12 miles to Bakersville, NC
  • 15 miles to Burnsville, NC
  • 20 miles to Spruce Pine, NC
  • 22 miles to Roan Mountain State Park
  • 25 miles to the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • 37 miles to Erwin, TN
  • 50 miles to Asheville, NC via I-26

MLS | North Carolina Mountains MLS 527584
Price | Offered at $990,000 SOLD!
Contact | For details, please contact Sheelah Clarkson.

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