By Janan Talafer
Nestled into the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the Elk River Club offers sweeping vistas of pristine forests, a mountain-top equestrian facility, shimmering lakes and the meandering Elk River, prized for its trout fishing. Jack Nicklaus designed his first North Carolina Signature golf course here, and it’s often described as one of the most beautiful in the Southeast – consistently ranked among the top 10 in the state.
Founded in 1982, the 1,200-acre Elk River Club is the perfect setting for those who appreciate the beauty of nature, the fresh mountain air and a year-round active lifestyle. “Elk River Club is the crowning glory of the founders’ vision,” says Rick Foster of Elk River Realty. “We are truly a unique luxury destination.”
A private jetport sets the Elk River Club apart and makes getting to the mountain community convenient, even for a weekend getaway. The 4,600-foot runway can accommodate private and corporate aircraft, or residents can take advantage of the community’s charter arrangement.
Outdoor recreation is unsurpassed. In addition to its top-rated Nicklaus Signature course, Elk River offers a Har-Tru Tennis Center, miles of tree-lined hiking and riding trails, and catch and release trout fly-fishing in the river running through the property.
The 22-stall Saddle Club is an equestrian’s dream. Explore fenced pasture and nature trails, or practice riding and jumping in the ring adjacent to the stables. Keep in shape with a work-out at the fitness center or take a swim in the lap pool. Close by, cultural activities are equally abundant with musical and theatrical events at local colleges, festivals in the nearby town of Banner Elk, as well as several of the Southeast’s best ski resorts.
Rick and his team are the exclusive real estate specialists for Elk River Club, which offers diverse residential options, from luxurious estate homes to spacious golf cottages and comfortable town homes. In keeping with the beautiful mountain setting, homes share common architectural features and incorporate native materials.
“Every day is the perfect day at Elk River,” says Rick. “Breathtaking views and state-of-the-art amenities make Elk River an exceptional private club community. This is the place where memories are made.”
539 Banner Elk Highway
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604