Ideal Living Magazine's Top Mountain Destinations

Ideal Living Magazine has found some of the best mountain communities in Western North Carolina and Virginia. If you've been thinking of that second home or permanent vacation in the mountains, this article is for you.
By: Lee Hauser
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Oct. 3, 2008 - PRLog -- As the leaves are changing and there’s a chill in the air, now is the best time to get out and enjoy some of the Mountains’ best scenery and some of the Best Mountain Communities. If you’ve been thinking about that mountain retreat for a second home or permanent vacation, make plans to head south and see what’s happening.

If you’re ready to start living the lifestyle, then this event is for you. On Saturday October 18th, River Highlands near Asheville, NC is hosting a one day event where their gorgeous, private, mountain acreage homesites will start at just  $49,900. If you are ready to enjoy a community right away, all of their infrastructure and amenities are in place. Call 877.890.5253 or visit

Staying in the Mountains of Western, NC, plan on visiting The Preserve at Wolf Laurel near Asheville, NC. This community offers three beautifully furnished Mountain Cabins at Autumn Celebration prices.  These amazing values are only available through November 30, 2008.  Located in the Buck Town neighborhood, these cabins feature the best mountain designs.   Enjoy superb existing amenities, the Appalachian Trail, and the Wolf Laurel Country Club featuring one of the highest golf courses east of the Rockies.  Live a true mountain lifestyle at The Preserve.  Call 866-251-5118 or visit for details.

If you’ve done all the comparisons and have your sights set, go to Hendersonville, NC, where Cummings Cove Golf and Country Club is offering one of the best incentives in recent memory. From now until December, if you purchase a developer homesite, you will get no closing costs, no monthly dues for 2 years, free golf, sports or social membership of buyer’s choosing, and free lodging for 4 weeks during home construction within 2 years of closing on your dream homesite. Call 800.958.2905 to plan your visit, or go to for more details.

From Cummings Cove, head over to Historic Lake Lure and one of the premier communities in the area, Firefly Cove. On Saturday October 25th, join Firefly Cove for their annual Lakeside Fall Day. Enjoy helicopter tours of Lake Lure, Hickory Nut Gorge and the breathtaking lakefront. Step off the helicopter to guided hikes, pontoon boat rides, luxury condo and lodge tours, poolside dining and property tours in this fun-filled day. We hear they have special incentives going on so call 828-625-0500 for details or visit

In one of the more central locations in the North Carolina Mountains, White Oak Golf and Equestrian Community in Tryon, NC (just 70 miles from Charlotte and 50 miles from Asheville) draws on its developers distinctly Irish Heritage to create a community rich in Old World Culture with modern, state-of-the-art amenities and natural beauty. On October 24th, White Oak will offer, to a select few, the opportunity to play the first 9 holes of their 71 Par Arnold Palmer Golf Course. The course is not slated to open until the Spring of 2009, so if you want to say you were one for the firsts to tee off on this masterpiece amidst the breathtaking fall foliage, call 800.544.6516 or visit to learn more.

After visiting White Oak Golf and Equestrian Community, take the scenic route up to Huddleson, Virginia. Home to Mariner’s Landing on Smith Mountain Lake where you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding foliage mirrored in the lake along with 18 holes of golf, fitness trails, waterfront dining and special events throughout the fall. If you visit Mariner’s Landing and tour their community on any weekend in October or November, your stay in one of their condo’s is complimentary. All you have to do is pay the cleaning fee! Restrictions may apply, so call 804-380-5581 for more information or visit

There has never been a better time to start planning where you want to have that second home or permanent vacation. Get the most out of your life, while you still have time to enjoy it! To receive a complimentary subscription to Ideal Living Magazine, visit

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Ideal Living Magazine (under parent company RPI Media, Inc.) is the leading provider of information for people seeking second home, resort and retirement communities in the southeastern United States through publications, real estate shows, and websites.
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