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Acreage in the Greater Asheville NC Area



If you are seeking North Carolina land for sale, Sheelah Clarkson Asheville Real Estate Agency is pleased to assist you. We serve as buyer's agents helping national and international investors locate tracts of mountain land that are suitable for investment, 1031 exchange, or private estate property.

Accredited Land Consultant ALCAs a land specialist, Sheelah Clarkson is an Accredited Land Consultant and a member of the Realtors Land Institute (RLI), the only national organization comprised of licensed real estate professionals who broker, sell, lease, manage, and develop land. This influential affiliation gives our agency the leverage and network necessary to identify and procure large acreage land tracts on behalf of our buyers and investors.

Featured Land For Sale

Contemporary Equestrian Retreat | NEW! Youíll be captivated by the startling sophistication of this contemporary home poised amid an immaculate countryside setting. With sparkling clean lines plus an open and airy urban edge, the home features radiant floor heat, gourmet kitchen; granite countertops; central vac; master suite with steam shower and jetted tub; Ipe decking and cable railings. Lower level family room, kitchenette, home gym, guest suite. Separate guest quarters. Enjoy 18 acres with rolling pastures, 3-board fencing, 2-stall shedrow barn, plus direct access to 50+ miles of private riding trails. Just 6 miles to Lake Lure and 12 miles to TIEC, the 2,100-acre Walnut Creek Preserve feels like your own private national park. View details of this exceptional horse farm.

215-Acre Development Tract | REDUCED! Developers, here is a rare opportunity to buy large acreage land tract of approximately 215 acres. Composed of a former nursery with lake frontage plus a large tract with river views, this property is ideal for possible residential development or potential commercial uses. Located on a major inbound/outbound road in Shelby NC, both tracts have public water and natural gas available. The development tract borders the Broad River and overlooks Shagreen Lake, second largest lake in Cleveland County. The nursery tracts offers frontage on Shagreen Lake. Both tracts are located within 2 miles of downtown Shelby and just 3.5 miles from U.S. 74. View details of this large acreage.

Equestrian Community Land | NEW! Build your new estate home or horse farm on this 15-acre farm site in Derbyshire Equestrian Community. With FETA and CETA trails, gated privacy, lake privileges and access to the Derbyshire central barn and paddocks, this rolling acreage is ideal for a seasonal home or year-round living. Derbyshire features underground utilities, natural gas, city water, 33-acre spring-fed lake and 3.5 miles of walking trails. One of few farm sites remaining! Just 5 miles to I-26 and 4.7 miles to TIEC. View details on this Derbyshire Equestrian Community farm site.

Masterpiece Farm near TIEC | This stunning 38-acre private estate offers open land, gated entrance, desirable privacy and pristine long range views. With direct CETA trails access, level terrain, established grass, and a prime location in the heart of Carolina Horse Country, this property is ideal for creating a private horse farm or state-of-the-art training center. Enjoy the 1996 architecturally designed Carolina Low Country home featuring open floor plan with 20-foot ceilings. The 3-bay garage includes guest quarters above, ideal for rental. This masterpiece is located just 9.9 miles from the Tryon International Equestrian Center. View details of Masterpiece Farm.

Pebbledash Farm in Asheville NC |This picturesque 10-acre Asheville horse farm features totally level and open land. This property offers the ultimate setting for an equestrian estate, event center, vacation rental, horse farm, wedding venue or Air B&B. The spectacular custom designed French Country residence boasts a pebble dash exterior with dry stacked Virginia fieldstone accents and copper gutters. This property includes three gated entrances, bold creek and stunning pond with waterfall and custom bridge plus immaculate landscaping. For equestrians, the property offers two fenced pastures, run-in shed and Morton barn with two-bedroom apartment for trainers or caretakers. For event center business, the Morton building includes massive storage space. View details of Pebbledash Farm.

Sleek, Chic and Magical on 18 Acres | Discover pure magic, character, privacy and contemporary chic on this 18-acre Carolina minifarm. Fully renovated, the stylish home offers classic pebbledash exterior, one-level living, clean lines, and a bright open floor plan. Inside, enjoy sparkling new interiors, two fireplaces, gleaming maple floors, tiled baths, gourmet kitchen, and stunning master suite with tiled steam room. The guest cottage is ideal for use as a rental or artistís retreat. Cute outbuildings provide space for workshop or livestock. Handy to shopping while offering a purely enchanting retreat setting. Enjoy board-fenced pasture and gentle terrain. Horses are allowed in this charming equestrian neighborhood. View details of this sophisticated countryside property.

53 Acres near Lake Lure | Walnut Ridge Farm is an idyllic country property featuring total privacy on 53 acres of pastures with established grass, rolling terrain, rich woodlands, and mountain views. The delightful custom home offers a stone fireplace, oak floors, vaulted ceilings, master on main, covered porch, and 100% private views. Enjoy two guest quarters, each with private entry. Feel free to hunt the plentiful game on your own property. This farm is also ideal as horse farm, family compound or private estate. No deed restrictions! Possible access to 50 miles of private equestrian trails. Only 6 miles to shopping in Lake Lure and 15 miles to the Tryon International Equestrian Center. View details on this uncommon property.

Some of Our Sold Land Tracts

Thanksgiving Hill | Legendary site of the Tryon Hounds annual opening hunt, this 38-acre property showcases panoramic mountain views from a pristine hilltop venue. For decades, the historic hunt has gathered at this beloved site every Thanksgiving Day to initiate the hunting season and to celebrate the Blessing of the Hounds. Reminiscent of the English countryside, this remarkable property with gently rolling meadows and mature hardwoods has never before been offered for sale on the open market. Thanksgiving Hill, a distinguished landmark in our region's equestrian heritage, is a true Carolina legacy property. SOLD

Equestrian Sanctuary on 30 Acres | SOLD! Wrap yourself in ultimate privacy amid breathtaking mountain views, protected forever, at this private sanctuary on 30+ acres. Bright, sparkling and move-in ready, the log home features a thoughtfully updated kitchen with stainless appliances, center island and granite countertops and luxurious master bath updated with copper tub and glass-front slate shower. For equestrians, the farm offers a 4-stall center aisle barn and 5 paddocks for your horses, fenced and cross fenced with 3-board fencing. Plenty of space to build a new barn, round pen or covered arena on the conservation tract. Magical landscapes grace this property from idyllic hilltop sunset views to serene rolling pastures to a delightful and fully stocked private pond.

Quiet Elegance on 9.8 Acres | SOLD! Discover elegance, total privacy and sweeping long range mountain views at this pristine 9.8-acre private estate. Excellent horse farm potential with gated entrance, 3-board fencing, established grass, and rolling terrain. The custom brick home features beamed ceilings; master on main with two ensuite baths; gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, maple cabinetry, and Bosch, Thermador, Sub-Zero appliances. Includes 3-car attached garage plus basement garage and shop. Enjoy countryside ambiance near Landrumís downtown amenities. Adjoins 450 acres of Trust lands. View details of this private estate.

17 Acres of Equestrian Land | SOLD! The perfect building site for your new Tryon horse farm, this 17-acre tract is located in Tryonís Old Hunt Country. The parcel features level terrain and magnificent views of Hogback Mountain. Equestrians will appreciate the well-established pasture with fescue and Kentucky bluegrass. From this acreage, itís just a short hack to FETA equestrian trails. Located in an equestrian-friendly community, this idyllic property is just 1 mile to Landrum, 4 miles to downtown Tryon, 2 miles to your favorite tack shop, and 1 mile to FENCE.

161 Acres in Asheville | This iconic Asheville acreage with stunning long range mountain views features 161 acres on Emmas Grove Road, only 10 minutes from downtown Asheville. The rare large acreage tract includes open pasture land, mature hayfields, a 1930s-era brick farmhouse, rolling terrain with small creek, and large area of wooded forest. Perfect for a country estate, horse farm, or enclave of custom homesites. The property offers three access points including direct access from Emmas Grove Road. View more details of this pristine acreage. SOLD

75-Acre Vineyard & Winery | SOLDContract fell through!  Huge price reduction. Great Opportunity in this asset sale. Owl's Eye Vineyard and Winery features a distinguished winery, tasting room and vineyard planted in hybrid grapes. The facility includes a well-equipped kitchen suitable for catering of weddings and corporate events. The vineyard produces varietal and blended wines which have been recognized at local, state and national competitions. Approximately 75 acres of level to rolling land plus city water/sewer on the property offer great development potential. Owlís Eye is located in Shelby NC, just 40 miles from the Charlotte Airport and 33 miles from the Tryon International Equestrian Center. View details of this one-of-a-kind property.

Three Meadows Farm on 50 Acres | SOLD! Three Meadows Farm is an enchanting mountain farm in Asheville on 50+/- acres with open fields, private pond and sweeping vistas. Just 12 miles from downtown Asheville, the enchanting farm boasts a captivating and updated main home with 2 master suites, cute guest cottage, rare mountaintop setting at 3600-foot elevation, and spectacular 240-degree unobstructed views. Includes 10-stall barn, riding ring, established grass, mature landscape. Highly productive mountain spring originates on the property. Unsurpassed ambiance. Pristine condition. View details of this immaculate mountain retreat.

590 Acres on Lake Rhodhiss | SOLD! This Lake Rhodhiss land tract of 590 +/- acres features shoreline footage, mature timber, and rolling topography. A good interior road system is already established. The property includes hardwood and pine and offers excellent hunting opportunities for deer, bear, turkey, and waterfowl. Located on Lake Rhodhiss with paved road access, this acreage is ideally suited for a private estate, recreational property, residential development or land banking. View details of this lakefront acreage.

194 Acres on Lake Keowee | SOLD! Located in a secluded cove on Lake Keowee, this 194-acre tract features outstanding lake and mountain views. An ideal investment property, the parcel offers approximately 5,500 feet of shoreline along the pristine Lake Keowee and approximately 3,373 feet of road frontage along Nimmons Bridge Road. Enjoy proximity to scenic Highway 11, Lake Jocassee, Gorges State Park, and Keowee-Toxaway State Park, as well as Sumter National Forest. Public water, electric, telephone, and cable are available.

10 Acres in Flat Rock | SOLD! An historic treasure handed down in the family, Tuctaway is one of the last remaining authentic Flat Rock NC estate properties. Held in the same family for more than half a century, this timeless 10-acre property features a private entrance and idyllic estate grounds. Located near the Flat Rock Playhouse and the Village of Flat Rock town hall, this exquisite site includes the original 1893 residence, a guest cottage and artist's cottage. This rare property is deal for the discerning buyer with an appreciation for quiet elegance, a masterful setting, and historic preservation. View details on this magnificent property.

400-Acre Watershed Cove | SOLD! Cove Top Sportsman's Camp is a 400-acre watershed cove recreational land with two mountaintops rising to a 4,000-foot elevation, three bold creeks and end-of-road privacy. 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' paradise or fisherman's base camp. View more details of this land tract.

25 Acres with Creek | SOLD! Discover this pristine rolling acreage poised on a tranquil country road. The 25-acre property offers an idyllic setting with creek, established pasture, and rich woodlands consisting of native hardwoods and pines. Featuring multiple homesites, mountain views, and convenient location, this land is ideal for a private farm, equestrian property or countryside estate.

Robison Farm | SOLD! Savor the magic of this biking haven located near The Bike Farm at the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch. Robison Farm is a park-like mountain community offering acreage at DuPont State Forest. The community features only 5 private homesites ranging in size from approximately 4.6 acres to approximately 19.6 acres. Robison Farm offers an unsurpassed setting in a secluded valley amid pristine open meadows and private mountain views. Parcels with established grass fields and barn sites are available for equestrians. With a convenient location between Brevard and Hendersonville, this tranquil family conservation retreat is the ideal setting for your mountain getaway, year round residence or equestrian property.

12 Acres at Mills River | SOLD! Live in style at the river. Centrally located in the scenic Mills River valley, this 12.6 acres of river access property lies just above the Mills River trout waters and offers distant views into the Pisgah National Forest. The property features gated access with good gravel roads and several homesites offering mid-to-long distant views with clearing. Enjoy maintenance fee access to a large grassy recreation field, ¬ľ mile of river access, and use of adjoining community clubhouse. Ideal location with proximity to both Asheville and Hendersonville.

44 Acres in Hendersonville | SOLD! Discover mountain land with long range views. This private 44 acres located in Hendersonville NC offers peace, seclusion, 2 creeks and a small waterfall. Roads are already in place. The land is ideal for a private estate or may be subdivided into multiple homesites. This gentle laying land has numerous homesites and an existing road leading to the top of the ridge. Many of the homesites are surrounded by large trees for privacy and take in long range mountain views. Live water, large mature trees and native plants make this a place to call home.

36 Acres at Pisgah National Forest | SOLD! A rare inholding inside Pisgah National Forest, Dunn's Creek Lodge is a one-of-a-kind outdoorsman's paradise with views all the way to Looking Glass Rock. The upscale retreat features 36 acres, 3 ponds, mountain streams and total privacy. The property includes an extraordinary lodge built of natural stone, brick and locust logs received a 2006 renovation designed by renowned Platt Architecture. An outdoorsman's paradise with hiking/ATV trails and trout fishing plus hunting in the adjacent national forest, Dunn's Creek Lodge is a classic upscale hunting/fishing retreat and family legacy property. View more details about this one-of-a-kind outdoorsman's property.

Classic Setting on 20 Acres | SOLD! This captivating 20-acre property in the Carolina foothills offers rolling terrain and quintessential mountain views. The land features a Monitor barn with classic red metal roof, post and rail fenced pastures with established grass. The barn includes 4 stalls, tack room, feed room, wash rack, half bath, tractor shed, hot/cold running water and huge loft. With its enchanting drive lined with American elms and ideal homesite cradled among mature shade trees, this acreage is ready for your custom home. The property is conveniently located in Columbus, North Carolina only 2 miles to I-26 and close to FENCE and FETA equestrian trails.

172 Acres in Tryon | SOLD! With magical mountain vistas and 172 acres of gently rolling terrain, Fox Knoll Farm features the most idyllic setting in the region. Enjoy private pond, stunning open meadows and stands of mature hardwoods. Set amid a picture postcard backdrop, the estate features a stately main residence with in-ground pool and tennis court plus a two-bedroom guest house and private pond. Equestrians will appreciate the Morton barns, fenced pastures, run-in sheds, round pen and outdoor ring. A portion of the property is in conservation easement. Enjoy direct access to FETA equestrian trails and a pristine setting in the Tryon Hounds Hunt Country. View details on this 172-acre masterpiece.

12 Acres in Horse Country | Cradled between two larger horse farms, this pastoral 12-acre equestrian land tract offers direct access to the FETA equestrian trails. The acreage boasts established pastures, partial board-fencing, mature trees and pristine mountain views. Buildings on the property are being sold as is. Located in a prime corridor of elegant equestrian properties and with easy access to Tryon, Columbus and Landrum, this desirable acreage is the ideal setting for your small horse farm, country estate or hunt box. SOLD

201 Acres Bank Owned | This bank owned land is priced to sell. The end-of-the-road setting features old logging roads for ATVs and hiking. The foreclosed acreage backs up to U.S. Forest Service game lands. The property offers several south facing building sites, perfect for private estate/family compound with an exceptional multi-layered view potential. Enjoy proximity to Western Carolina University, Sylva NC and Waynesville NC. SOLD!

70 Acres Bank Owned | This bank owned NC mountain acreage provides easy front end approach, wide gravel roads and several great buildings sites with spectacular south facing views. This property is ideal for a private estate/family compound or low density large lot subdivision. From this land, itís only 2 miles to Sylva and 6 miles to Western Carolina University and within easy proximity of shopping and dining in Waynesville NC. This property is bank owned and priced to sell. SOLD!

150 Acres Off-Grid Land | This remarkable off-the-grid property features 150 pristine acres amid the Pisgah National Forest near the Max Patch section of the Appalachian Trail. The acreage ranges from 3200 feet to almost 4000 feet in elevation and is comprised of numerous micro-climates plus ponds, bold mountain streams, small waterfalls, and more than a dozen springs. The property includes a self-sufficient eco home, solar barn, extensive orchard and gardens, 4 acres of fenced pasture and spectacular 360-degree mountain views. This property is ideal as a self-sufficient family compound, retreat center, camp or working organic farm. View more details on this eco-friendly acreage. SOLD!

Asheville Development Land | Developers, here's a prime parcel of 16.7 acres in a corridor of rapid growth just 1.8 miles to Asheville city limit. Includes frontage on 5-lane Leicester Highway, level to rolling topography and panoramic mountain views. Adjacent to a new subdivision, this land is ideal for a mixed use development, urban village, condos or homesites. Close to schools, I-26 & I-40. City water and sewer available. No zoning. Offered at $1,500,000. SOLD

39 Acres Near Asheville | With frontage on Emma's Grove Road, this pastoral acreage rises to several gently rolling, wooded knolls. A bold stream winds down to join the flowing waters of Gap Creek. There are several secluded, wooded homesites with privacy and natural beauty. This property, ideal for small farm or private estate is located only 15 minutes to schools, shopping, downtown, I-40 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Offered at $2,250,000. SOLD

11 Acres Commercial | REDUCED BY 69%! Price reduced from $1,295,000 to $399,000. This rare commercial acreage in Hendersonville features 11 acres with highway frontage on two main highways -- Spartanburg Highway/Hwy176 and Highway 25, currently being widened to 4 lanes. The parcel includes rolling cleared land with great mountain views and over 2300 feet of highway frontage on the two highways. Traffic count is over 22,500 cars per day. Investors, this parcel offers unlimited potential in the fastest growing corridor of Henderson County. SOLD

Adjacent to Wal-Mart | This prime 45-acre tract is located next to the Wal-Mart shopping center along a high growth corridor of Forest City, North Carolina. Ideal for a range of high visibility venues including big box retail, hotel, office park, mixed use project. Water and sewer available. SOLD

Tryon Equestrian Property | SOLD! Located in the equestrian community of Tryon NC, this equestrian property is provides many options for a private estate or horse farm. The acreage features gently rolling pasture, long range views, a creek near the boundary, and hardwoods on the edge for a privacy buffer. Enjoy direct access to the Collinsville Equestrian Trail Association (CETA) private riding trails and proximity to the new Tryon International Equestrian Center.

6 Acres & Lake Amenities | SOLD! Savor magnificent privacy and stellar mountain views from this rare 6-acre parcel at Lake Adger. Located on a very private cul-de-sac, this acreage features level to rolling land and paved road access. The tract includes both open meadowland and a lightly wooded area with large, shady hardwoods. Boating enthusiasts will appreciate the deeded boat slip at the Lake Adger Marina. With exceptional privacy and space for a main residence and guest house or barn, this is the perfect mountain estate site. View more details about this 6-acre tract.

10.8 Acres in North Asheville | SOLD! Discover prime Asheville NC mountain acreage. This10.85-acre tract is located near the Asheville Country Club on the historic Thoms Estate. With a desirable setting in north Asheville off of Elk Mountain Scenic Highway, the acreage offers gentle terrain, views of close mountain ranges, a healthy mix of woods and cleared land, and complete privacy. The property includes a complex of structures which could be restored, including a 1928 home, carriage house and barn. Additional land available. View details of this acreage.

17 Acres at Pisgah National Forest | Cradled at the base of the iconic Looking Glass Rock, this amazing 17-acre private retreat is adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest on two sides. The beautifully crafted ‚ÄúFarm House‚ÄĚ style home is warm and comfortable but delivers the best of finishes and workmanship. This stunning 4-bedroom farm style home offers 3,500 square feet of beautifully designed living space with oversized windows, granite countertops, designer lighting, oak floors, native stone fireplaces and Hansgrohe fixtures. Poised in a secluded setting just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, this property is an ideal sanctuary for those who wish to get away and enjoy nature and the cool, clean mountain air. SOLD

30 Acres High Elevation | SOLD! Live above the rainbow on 30+ acres. Hi Mountain is a well established gated community poised above the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is one of the highest elevation developments in the Western North Carolina mountains, rising between 4,500 to 6,000 feet on historic Mt. Lyn Lowery. Enjoy cascading waterfalls, bold mountain streams, high elevation fir and spruce forest, and long range views above the Blue Ridge Parkway. The community offers a great road system for hiking and biking as well as a large community area at The Singing Grounds. View more details of this high elevation acreage.

Organic Farm on 49 Acres | SOLD! Blue Hill Farm is a beautiful 49-acre organic farm with 6 separate fields. 3 hay pastures, and a bold creek running through the property. The 1900's farmhouse, partially renovated, is poised on a knoll overlooking the fields and private mountain views. Used as an organic farm for years, Blue Hill Farm features a large barn, chicken house, and greenhouses. The property also includes woodlands with old logging trails. This farm offers an ideal location in the serene Little Pine community near Marshall NC, only 8 miles from downtown Marshall and 25 miles from Asheville. View details of this tranquil mountain farm.

101-Acre Private Cove | SOLD! Experience this peaceful Madison County property with end-of-road privacy and elevations gradually climbing from 2,000 to 2,600 feet. The property includes the east side of a private cove totaling 101+/- acres. This acreage features a beautiful entrance of gentle laying fields, small creek, cleared pastures and large barn surrounded by a huge wooded cove. More potential pastures are farther up on property. The parcel includes great rock outcroppings and small creeks while old logging roads throughout property make for easy hiking trails. The property is only 2 miles from downtown Marshall and 20 miles from Asheville, NC.

If you would like to see other properties on the market, contact us with your acreage requirements. Also, a number of land listings can be found in the Farms and Land section of the Asheville MLS or the Lots and Land section of the Tryon MLS. Ask us for more information on specific listings that interest you.

Finding NC Mountain Land for Sale

The magnificent vistas and ecology of our western North Carolina highlands have drawn people here for centuries. However, locating large acreage tracts of North Carolina land for sale can be challenging. Why?

  • Portions of our most spectacular mountain ranges are protected by state and national agencies. More than one million acres are contained in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests. State parks and forests also hold thousands of acres. In the Brevard and Hendersonville area alone, The Gorges State Park and the Dupont State Forest protect more than 20,000 acres of pristine mountain land.
  • Large acreage tracts are rare and exclusive mountain land for sale is not always listed in a public MLS. However, a number of significant land tracts in western North Carolina are still available if you know how to find them.
  • Most real estate agents focus on houses and residential lots. Few realty professionals excel in the sale of land and acreage, perhaps because this specialty area is unique, requiring knowledge of an extensive geographic region, willingness to travel the back roads, and an in-depth understanding of land tract zoning, characteristics, and markets.

Our North Carolina Land Services

As large acreage buyer's agents, we cover 11 counties in the greater Asheville NC area, a wide territory that spans some of the most stunning mountain land and pastoral foothills in western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.

We help match your investment needs with the most appropriate land tract. We understand how the unique characteristics of a property can impact your proposed use of the acreage. For instance, the topography in western North Carolina varies greatly from rolling foothills that provide an exceptional location for horse farms, to steep mountains with scenic vistas, to valleys suitable for agri-business. Zoning and restrictions vary from county to county as well. We serve our buyers and investors by tapping into a network of land savvy specialists throughout our region to locate acreage for a variety of purposes, including property for 1031 exchange, land for investment, and acreage for private luxury homes and estates.

We know this region. We drive the back roads. And we are pleased to work closely with qualified buyers who are ready to purchase land. Contact us to discuss your needs regarding large acreage land tracts for sale in western North Carolina.


Sheelah Clarkson is a member of the Realtors Land Institute (RLI)