Asheville Waterfront Property
In Western North Carolina
Live your summer vacation all year round. Sheelah Clarkson Asheville Real Estate Agency offers personal buyers agent services to those seeking Asheville NC waterfront property for sale. With our knowledge of Blue Ridge riverfront property and lake property throughout the greater Asheville, Hendersonville and Brevard area, we help our buyers discover a magical lifestyle. From Lake Toxaway and Lake Summit to Lake Glenville and Lake Lure, real estate in our western North Carolina lake communities provides the ideal setting for active retirement, summer vacations and gracious year round living. Our bold riverfront properties are ideal for fly fishing enthusiasts. If you're looking for luxury waterfront property or land on which to build a custom lakefront or riverfront home, contact us.
Our Featured Waterfront Homes for Sale
Waterfall Views on 70 Acres | Experience this unsurpassed mountain property surrounded on three sides by Pisgah National Forest land. Bordering a huge cascading waterfall, the property features waterfall views, bold creek, multiple streams and springs, rock formations, total privacy, and long range mountain views. No deed restrictions! The magnificent waterfall is located on Pisgah National Forest land, approximately 20 feet off this property. You can build your new home or vacation retreat within view of the waterfall and enjoy the mesmerizing sounds of falling water all year round. Ideal for a private retreat, family camp, mountain getaway, or land banking. View details of this unique property.
73 Acres on Cane River | Experience this south facing 73-acre riverfront land tract near Asheville with pastureland, extraordinary mountain vistas and 872 feet of frontage on the Cane River. The land is partially fenced with approximately 50 acres cleared. The adorable 3-bedroom brick home, located directly across the street from the beautiful Cane River, features numerous updates including a new metal roof, refinished hardwood floors, and newer septic system. Live in the house while building your new home or use it as an income-generating rental. This property is ideal for family compound, agricultural use, or equestrian estate. View details on this mountain farm.
Caesars Head State Park | Savor total privacy at this family compound on 5 acres bordered on two sides by 11,000-acre Caesars Head State Park. Experience retreat-quality seclusion and sweeping long range views to downtown Greenville. The residence offers alluring ambiance with huge screened porch, master on main, two stone fireplaces, granite countertops, and open floor plan. All bedrooms have their own private baths and unsurpassed views. Turn-key retreat, available fully furnished. Cliff Ridge is a gated mountain community with clubhouse, tennis courts, and lake. Easy access to Brevard NC or Greenville SC. View details on this one-of-a-kind mountain retreat.
Equestrian Community Lake Lots | Discover these lake lots in Derbyshire, a gated equestrian community located near the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Enjoy access to a 33-acre stocked lake, a private barn, pasture paddocks, riding and walking trails, and mountain views, this unique community is a serene location for full or part time living. Both the lakefront lot and lake view lot are in the distinguished estate area of Derbyshire and are well situated for both privacy and views. View details of these 2 equestrian community lake homesites.
Riverfront Duplex | Known as The Pink House, this ideal multi-family property overlooks the Pacolet River. Each unit in the duplex has 2 bedrooms, full bath, wood floors, screened porch, garage space, basement storage. Tenants enjoy charm and river views. Walking distance to trails and events at Harmon Field. Easy access to Tryon, Columbus, I-26. Solid income investment property. Currently 100% rented. Also available as a 3-property investment package. View details of this great duplex on the river.
Private Lake on 39 Acres | REDUCED! Located only 5 miles from the Tryon International Equestrian Center, this premier acreage in The Farms at Mill Spring offers a private lake on 39+ acres of gently rolling terrain. Enjoy sweeping 180-degree mountain views from Hogback Mountain to the rock cliffs at Lake Lure as well as proximity to shopping, dining, U.S.74, and private airport. Build your own country estate or horse farm on the finest setting in this 1,000-acre equestrian community with private riding trails. View details of this private lake property.
Waterfalls on 222 Acres | Discover a wonderland of spectacular waterfalls featuring up to an estimated 50-foot drop with multiple levels of cascades. This 222-acre tract boasts numerous remarkable waterfalls and cascades plus magnificent rock formations, numerous creeks, and multiple springs originating on the property. The bold Pacolet River flows through a portion of the property. The home offers easy one-level living with three fireplaces, random-width plank floors, wrap around deck, spacious great room with vaulted ceiling and stunning year round mountain views overlooking Melrose Mountain and conservancy land. View details of this legendary waterfall property.
Lake Cottage & Boathouse | Discover this adorable lake cottage and cute boathouse with 100 feet of deep water lake frontage on Lake Lanier near Tryon NC. Built in 2008, the cottage features one bedroom, sleeping loft, and two full bathrooms over a two-car garage and storage room. Two decks, one on each level, offer the ideal spot for enjoying pristine lake views. The boathouse with dock is located just below the cottage. Enjoy an easy lifestyle on this private mountain lake where you can water ski, jet ski, canoe, fish and swim. View details of this lakefront getaway.
Lake Home & Boathouse | Enjoy this charming lake home with 1.4 private acres and 150 feet of deep water frontage on Lake Lanier at Tryon NC. The property includes an architect-designed main house with 2-car garage, boathouse and storage shed. Low maintenance landscaping accentuates the property with many trees and native plants. A paved private parking area concealed by landscaping at front of this property awaits your guests when entertaining. Enjoy luxury living on a pristine private mountain lake where you can water ski, jet ski, canoe, fish and swim. View details of this grand lakefront residence.
Lake Lanier Family Retreat | Discover this one-of-a-kind lakefront family compound on Lake Lanier featuring 2 homes, 2 boathouses and 255 feet of lake frontage. The property includes an architect-designed main house with 2-car garage; 2008 cottage with parking for 2 cars; private extra parking for entertaining; low maintenance landscaping; and two boathouses with attached docks. Enjoy luxury living on a pristine mountain lake where you can water ski, jet ski, canoe, fish and swim. View more details of this exceptional lake property.
Lake Summit Waterfront Lot | REDUCED! This large 1.68-acre lot features rare riverfront property at Lake Summit. Located directly on the Green River along the headwaters of Lake Summit, the homesite provides desirable private boat access to the lake. Enjoy a private waterfront setting, lake access, and pastoral mountain views. Summit Landing is a gated community featuring a lovely 6-acre waterfront park with clubhouse and walking trails plus community kayaks and canoes. View more details of this tranquil waterfront property.
Some of Our Sold Waterfront Properties
Lake Summit Home & Boathouse | SOLD! This delightful Lake Summit home offers the ideal setting for a year round waterfront lifestyle. The residence features stone fireplaces plus screened porches on two levels. Enjoy a spacious lot with just under half an acre of privacy, south facing views, mature shade trees and 24/7 vistas across the sparkling waters of Lake Summit. Located only steps from the residence, the handy boathouse features space for your boat plus a great party deck.
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.
Embrook | SOLD! Discover this Richard Sharp Smith masterpiece set amid 59 acres of distinguished estate grounds. A landmark property, Embrook is one of the most significant remaining Flat Rock estates. Embrook includes a total of 5 homes, handsome stone column entrance, level terrain, idyllic estate grounds, multiple lakes and pastures. Embrook is a distinguished setting which is ideal for use as a private estate, an enclave of estate homes, or a private equestrian estate. Take note of the lakefront homesites. View details of this historic estate.
On Golden Pond | SOLD! This storybook lake home shines with ambiance, historic character, and a serene lakefront setting on a private mountain lake. You’ll be delighted with this immaculate residence at the center of magical 5-acre setting featuring lake frontage, deep woodlands and hand crafted stonework. The vintage home has been meticulously restored and is in pristine move-in condition. The property also includes a cute guest house with separate driveway and artist’s studio on the second level, ideal for rental, guests, teens or home office. View details of this home on a private lake.
Lake Lanier Classic | SOLD! This classic Lake Lanier home features soaring ceilings, 2 stone fireplaces, private master suite and screened porch plus year round mountain and lake views. With 3 bedrooms, lower level guest suite and easy parking on the circular drive, there’s plenty of room for family and guests. The accompanying boathouse includes 2 boat stalls and 2 party decks. Enjoy boating, waterskiing and fishing with only a 5-minute drive to shopping, dining and I-26. This charming lake property is ideal for weekend getaways, vacation rental or year round living. View more details on this handsome lake house.
Lake Summit Masterpiece | SOLD! Chic, sleek and lakefront savvy, this breathtaking masterpiece has just undergone a major renovation and is ready for the new owner to enjoy one of the most desirable and private waterfront locations. The classy and inspiring private estate home boasts all the latest luxuries a discerning buyer expects in a residence of this caliber, including chic gourmet kitchen, high ceilings, luxurious master suite, surround sound, mature landscaping, and spectacular lake views. Enjoy 1.75 acres of privacy and gracious waterfront living at the 3-slip boathouse with its magnificent party deck.
Round Pond Farm | SOLD! Round Pond Farm is a quintessential 12-acre historic horse farm in Hendersonville with a charming round pond, bold creek, manicured grounds, extensive stonework and 1998 guest house. The regal 1909 estate home, meticulously restored, features a gourmet kitchen, oak and heart pine floors and 6 fireplaces. For equestrians, Round Pond Farm boasts a 5-stall barn, outdoor ring, and fenced pastures. Enjoy proximity to Hendersonville, Flat Rock and equestrian trails at DuPont State Forest. View details of this historic equestrian estate.
Equestrian & Lake Estate | SOLD! Enjoy sophisticated living amid 17 acres of privacy with both lake and equestrian amenities at Lake Adger. This magnificent property offers an immaculate 2004 post and beam lodge featuring 20-foot ceilings, custom carved stairwells with mountain laurel railings, indoor and outdoor stone fireplaces, Brazilian cherry floors, security system and two walls of glass overlooking dramatic mountain views. Equestrians will appreciate the 2-stall barn, bluestone paddocks and miles of private riding trails. Boating enthusiasts will enjoy year round lake activities and the private boat slip.
Lake Adger | SOLD! Enjoy lakefront living amid the enchantment of this serene mountain lake setting. Built in 2001, the custom home features an open floor plan, tongue and grove ceiling, oak floors and large master suite with Jacuzzi tub. The lower level boasts a family room with gas fireplace, custom bar and guest suite. This residence includes easy outdoor venues including patios and decks surrounded by terraced gardens and custom rock work. Boating enthusiasts will appreciate the deep water shoreline and private dock.
Lake Home & Boathouse | SOLD! Located in the main section of desirable Lake Summit, Wildernest is a well maintained and updated home featuring wonderful lake views from nearly every room, huge rock fireplace, master suite separate from the other bedrooms, and a great new 2010 two-slip boathouse. With 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, there’s plenty of room for family and guests. The property includes a two-car garage, decks and porches for outdoor living venues, and easy care mature landscaping with decked paths. Enjoy a year round lake lifestyle with all Lake Summit privileges. View more details of this lake home and boathouse.
Lake Summit Estate Home | SOLD! Poised on a secluded homesite overlooking Lake Summit, this magnificent private estate home boasts one of the most incredible views in Western North Carolina. The residence offers a full range of upscale amenities you would expect in a home of this caliber including gourmet kitchen, high ceilings, luxurious master suite, surround sound and mature landscaping. Enjoy waterfront living at its best from the incredible live-in boathouse below. The boathouse can be offered as a vacation rental for additional income. The stunning main residence is totally private and includes plenty of easy parking. View more details on this exceptional lake property.
The Lake House | SOLD! This is the lake house you’ve been dreaming of. Located on one of the most dramatic view lots at Lake Summit, this magnificently updated lake cottage takes advantage of stunning views from nearly every room. Features include vaulted ceilings, luxurious master suite, and beautiful landscaping using large boulders. Enjoy waterfront living at its best from the truly amazing boathouse with its full kitchen, full bath, living room with rock fireplace, two decks and boat slip with boatlift.
3 Ponds at Pisgah National Forest | SOLD! Flanked by Pisgah National Forest and boasting views to Looking Glass Rock, this one-of-a-kind retreat features 36 acres, 3 private stocked ponds, mountain streams and total privacy. The 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.
Green River Retreat | With an unsurpassed riverfront setting, inspired design and magical rustic chic interiors, Green River Retreat surrounds you in true Garden & Gun ambiance. Highlights include bark walls, gourmet kitchen with copper island and extraordinary outdoor living spaces. The 9-acre property includes a waterfall, studio and bold trout waters. Step outside your door for a fly fishing adventure. The home is surrounded by conservation land on one side and the Green River on the other. Includes Lake Summit privileges. SOLD!
Forest Gate Farm | Forest Gate Farm is an iconic 47-acre private estate featuring a gated entrance, 4 homes and 2 barns. The centerpiece of Forest Gate Farm is a stunning 1.5-acre lake that is home to a variety of migrating birds including great blue herons, mallards and wood ducks. Seven mountain springs on the property contribute to the two brooks which feed the lake. Nearby, family and guests can relax by the shady stone koi pond, site of the original spring house. SOLD
Boathouse & Homesite | Enjoy an ideal lakefront setting at Lake Summit. This delightful 1-bedroom boathouse features a bunk room, 2 baths, living room, kitchenette, dining room and huge wrap around party deck. With 2 boat slips, carport and exceptional lake views, this property offers the perfect getaway for boating enthusiasts. The large building lot across road, with septic in place for a 3-bedroom home, is ready for your new lake home. SOLD
Lake Summit Home and Boathouse | Seize this rare opportunity to purchase a Lake Summit property featuring a hilltop home with private boathouse at the lake's edge. Poised on a knoll in a quiet cove, the charming stone house offers dramatic vistas all the way down the main body of the lake. The companion boathouse is a Lake Summit classic with a covered party deck and seamless long range views of the lake. This is the chance of a lifetime to acquire a legacy. View more details of this quintessential mountain lake getaway. SOLD
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.
Lake Summit Lot | SOLD! This is a rare opportunity to buy a vacant lot on Lake Summit. Build your dream home and boathouse for vacation or year round living. This .81-acre site is located in the main section of the lake and features awesome views from both the lot and the waterfront. It has septic and city water available. Sites with lake frontage rarely come on the market at Lake Summit, so take a close look at this opportunity.
Mills River Reserve | 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, ¼ mile of river access, and use of adjoining community clubhouse. Ideal location with proximity to both Asheville and Hendersonville. SOLD!
Great Potential on Lake Summit | Priced to sell! Take a closer look at this charming lakefront property with bungalow, boathouse, and incredible views on Lake Summit. The property offers a prime waterfront location with large recreational area, two-slip boathouse and wonderful swim area. The cottage is in need of some TLC, but it boasts lots of potential and is priced to sell quickly. Located on the most desirable section of the lake, the bungalow features an open floor plan with living room/kitchen/sunroom and large master suite on the main floor; guest rooms, second bath, and laundry on the ground floor. Transform this property into your lakefront dream. View more details of this lake property. SOLD!
Lake Lanier | Enjoy the best of the lake and the best of the mountains at this year round Lake Lanier home and boathouse. Located between Tryon NC and Landrum SC, this captivating property features 50 feet of lake frontage and spectacular views across the lake to Hogback Mountain. Inside the home you’ll find Pergo floors and a spacious master suite with fireplace, vaulted ceiling, skylights and Jacuzzi tub. And your festive party-equipped boathouse is the largest on Lake Lanier. SOLD
Chalk Creek Farm | Live beside your own private waterfall and 2-acre pond on this 19-acre mountain horse farm. This luxury log home is built half way up Chalk Mountain in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. From the back deck you can see and hear the spring fed 50-foot waterfall that feeds the pond in the lower pasture. The updated home is wonderful for a part time retreat or a year round farm. Enjoy cathedral ceilings, stone fireplace, hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless appliances, master on main. Equestrians will appreciate the large pasture plus custom barn with 5 stalls and tack room. View more details of this beautiful property. SOLD
Lake Summit Storybook Cottage | Live right on the water in this pristine fully remodeled Lake Summit boathouse. From the bright, sparkling kitchen and gas fireplace in the living room to the relaxing screened porch, this immaculate two-bedroom cottage is cute as a button. You'll enjoy lake views from every room in the house. A perfect vacation getaway, the property is also an ideal investment that includes a mobile home for year round rental income. This mint condition storybook cottage features two boat slips and a boatlift plus a spacious fenced yard with plenty of private parking. SOLD
Waterfall Home | Live in breathtaking wonder next to your own 40-foot natural mountain waterfall. This exceptional contemporary home features a dramatic waterfall outside plus a wealth of gracious amenities inside. Discerning buyers will appreciate the Tuscan style gourmet kitchen with 100-year-old heart pine beams reclaimed from a Southern cotton mill; the stunning great room with its soaring cathedral ceilings and wall of windows opening out onto the magnificent landscape; and the spa-like retreat of the master bath with its marble tile floor and full marble walk-in shower. Enjoy both long range vistas of Melrose Mountain and close up views of your own spectacular mountain waterfall. SOLD
Mid-Century Lake Estate | Enjoy a private lake estate on Lake Summit. This beautiful unspoiled 6-bedroom mid- century home and boathouse, sited on one of Lake Summit’s finest lots, is ready for a new owner to enjoy all the lake has to offer. The home and matching boathouse has been unchanged since it was built. The original kitchen and baths remain intact. Mature landscaping and spectacular lake views await. Enjoy waterfront living from the boathouse with rock fireplace and one of the best private beaches on the lake. This is truly one of the most desirable pieces of land on the lake. View more details of this pristine lake property. SOLD!
Western North Carolina Lake Communities
The magic of lakeside living in our mountains is unrivaled. We're pleased to present a few of our western North Carolina lake communities. For information on homes and real estate available in these communities, please contact us.
- Lake Toxaway | The largest private lake in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Lake Toxaway is the premier community for gracious lakeside living. Offering an upscale lifestyle since 1903, Lake Toxaway has been the vacation playground for such American legends as Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, the Rockefellers and Thomas Edison
- Lake Lure | This historic mountain lake resort was created in 1926. Located in the cradle of the Hickory Nut Gorge, the 700-acre lake offers a full array of luxury homes, condos, lakefront cottages and golf properties with breathtaking views of the surrounding rock cliffs. The exceptional real estate in Lake Lure has drawn people from around the nation. The lake has also served as a site for the filming of several motion pictures including Dirty Dancing, Last of the Mohicans and My Fellow Americans.
- The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards | Surrounded by 7,500 acres of Lake Jocassee waters and 18,500 acres of Lake Keowee waters, this exclusive Cliffs community offers quintessential lakeside luxury. With a full service marina, restaurant, equestrian center and Tom Fazio golf course, this private community takes its place among the most prestigious lake communities in the nation.
- Biltmore Lake | This master planned community is located on a 62-acre lake just minutes west of Asheville NC. As a mixed-use development, Biltmore Lake boasts an urban village environment that includes both residential neighborhoods and retail shopping. Canoes, boats and kayaks are available for use by residents.
- Lake Junaluska | Home to the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center of the United Methodist Church, the area surrounding this lake community now offers golf homes and lakeview homes. This community is located west of Asheville in the countryside of Haywood County.
- Lake Summit | One of our Carolina secrets, Lake Summit is a semi-private lake in the small mountain village of Tuxedo. Located just south of Hendersonville NC in an area of summer camps and desirable mountain scenery, the lake features vacation homes and cabins that have been passed down generation to generation. Lake houses rarely come on the market here and, when they do, they sell quickly. Be prepared to move fast on a Lake Summit home.
- Lake Lanier | A small private lake built in the 1920s, Lake Lanier is a hidden delight in the foothills. Charming lakeside cottages with docks and boathouses dot the shoreline. From Lake Lanier, it's a short drive to downtown Tryon, the horse country of Polk County, and the quaint shopping district of Landrum, South Carolina.
- Lake Glenville | This pristine mountain lake near Cashiers, North Carolina is the highest lake east of the Mississippi. Spanning more than 1,400 acres, the lake is home to neighborhoods of luxury homes and private summer homes which boast stunning lake and mountain views.
- The Cliffs at Keowee Falls | With spectacular waterfalls and twenty miles of shoreline along beautiful Lake Keowee, this exclusive Cliffs Community offers the best of lakeside living. The master planned community also features a Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, a marina and wellness center.
- Lake Adger | Lake Adger is a 400-acre semi-private lake in the foothills of Polk County. This development adjoins the Green River Conservation area and is offering lakeview property and lakeside homes for sale.
- Lake James | Lake James is an impressive waterway located east of Asheville on the line between McDowell County and Burke County. The lake spans more than 6,500 acres and offers 150 miles of shoreline. With construction beginning in 1916, the lake has since become home to Lake James State Park, a marina and several planned communities of lakeside homes.
- The Cliffs at Keowee Springs | The new Cliffs at Keowee Springs is a gated community featuring a state-of-the-art wellness center and a limited number of exclusive lakeview and mountain view homesites. Set amid an awe-inspiring natural landscape with the 18,500-acre Lake Keowee for a neighbor, this is lakefront living at its finest.
Asheville NC Lakefront Property
The serene lakes of western North Carolina are spellbinding. And they are all man made. Lake Lure is ranked by National Geographic Magazine as one of the most scenic man made lakes in the world. Lake Summit, home to summer cottages and lakeside cabins, has remained a guarded secret for generations. At a 3500-foot elevation, Lake Glenville is the highest lake east of the Mississippi. Lake Toxaway, once known as "The Switzerland of America," is the largest private lake in western North Carolina. It's no secret that the greater Asheville area offers some of the finest lakefront property in the nation.
There are many small lakes as well. We can show our buyers homes located near the small neighborhood lakes of Asheville such as Kenilworth Lake and Beaver Lake as well as lakeview properties in planned communities like Biltmore Lake. We've helped many clients find their own private lake, including estate properties with gracefully landscaped ponds, horse farms with small lakes, and retreat property complete with a serene fishing pond and rustic waterwheel. If you'd like to find lake property in the Asheville NC area, please contact us with your price range.
Asheville NC Riverfront Property
In the greater Asheville area, waterfront living isn't limited to lakes. Western North Carolina is renowned for its mountain rivers and rushing streams. From the French Broad River to the Cane Creek and the Davidson River to the Rocky Broad, our natural creeks and rivers are spellbinding. George Vanderbilt must have considered this when he located his legendary Biltmore Estate on a hilltop overlooking the French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers.
If you prefer fly fishing property, riverfront properties or secluded land with mountain streams and waterfalls, we can help you find it. Over the years, Sheelah Clarkson Asheville Real Estate Agency has assisted fly fishermen find Blue Ridge riverfront property on trout streams and we've helped investors find private acreage with bold creeks and elegant waterfalls. If you're in the market for a western North Carolina property with river frontage or waterfalls, please contact us with your requirements.