North Carolina Mountain Homes for Sale

north carolina mountain propertiesCentury 21 Heritage Realty offers real estate for sale in the NC Mountains, specifically in the pristine, rural counties of Ashe and Alleghany county, near the Virginia and Tennessee border with North Carolina. There are many different types of real estate investments available here, including North Carolina mountain homes for sale with views, near streams, and close to locations on the Blue Ridge Parkway or along the ancient New River.

The cities of Jefferson, West Jefferson and Sparta offer the usual amenities that come with a small town, and the rest of the area is mostly a vast, unspoiled wonderland of timber, game, and plentiful views.

If you have never visited Ashe County and our section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we invite you to come and explore our mountains. There is so much to offer in our region. If you are searching for a mountain cabin, this location is really unlike any other.

We have boundless opportunities for outdoor recreation, and are surrounded by several federal and state protected areas including The Blue Ridge Parkway, the Jefferson National Forest, the American Heritage River – the New River, Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, the Appalachian Trail, Mount Rogers (the highest mountain peak in the state of Virginia), Stone Mountain State Park, and Pond Mountain Game Lands.

If you would rather enjoy some rest and relaxation instead of outdoor exploration, our region of the mountains is filled with quiet, serene locations and many homes come with a few acres of land that you can enjoy. If cultural pursuits are more your style, you will enjoy the culture of our area with its rich history in mountain music, all types of arts and unique mountain crafts like weaving.

Home prices in our area are very affordable, as compared to some other areas of the Blue Ridge, where decades of tourism have created a competitive marketplace and higher prices. This sort of higher level of tourism though has sacrificed the natural beauty of the area. In Ashe County, you do not have to worry about seeing long lines of traffic, billboards at every turn, and large numbers of crowds flocking to our small area.

Our team is comprised of locals and transplants to the area. We can attest to the fact that everyone in our region is very welcoming to outsiders and everyone we meet instantly becomes more like family. We would appreciate the opportunity to show you North Carolina mountain homes for sale in our area. You can easily search for Ashe County real estate on our website, or give us a call to discuss your wishlist.

Upcoming Events in Ashe County – September 2020

This summer many events that are typically held in Ashe County were postponed or cancelled due to Covid-19 and the Governor Cooper’s orders to limit events that are going to have more than 50 people attending. Still, even with the changes to the typical plans because of the pandemic, life has continued to feel the same for many of Ashe County’s residents and homeowners. Residents continue to be vigilant in protecting themselves and the community’s most vulnerable people by promoting social distancing, hand washing and the wearing of masks as mandated by the state. There really is no better place to be during the pandemic then in a location that makes it easy to enjoy the outdoors and practicing social distancing. We have compiled a shortlist of common activities that are still taking place in the community.

New River Blues Gathering – 1:00 pm – 5:00 September 6th at the River House Inn & Restaurant in Grassy Creek. This event is a fun Labor Day weekend event.

Blue Ridge Relay – 5:00 am – 6:00 pm Friday September 11 and Saturday September 12  beginning at Big Flatts Church Road in Fleetwood for the stretch in Ashe County. This event is the premier event in the 200-mile team running relay that takes runners through parts of the Blue Ridge and Black Mountains. Teams of 4-12 runners start in Grayson Highlands State Park, VA and finish at Highland Brewing Company, Asheville, NC.

Lansing Creeper Trail Park Antique Tractor Show  –  12:00 pm -8:00 pm September 12th

Florence Art School Workshops – The downtown West Jefferson art school is hosting several workshops this month. Starting Saturday, September 5 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm there is a painting Grandfather Mountain watercolor workshop. Sunday, September 13 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm there is a Four Steps to Realistic Painting in Oil Workshop. Saturday, September 19 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm the school is hosting Plein Air in Oil with Palette Knife workshop. For beginners, Tuesday, September 22 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm the school is hosting a Beginning Oil Painting workshop. Later in the month, Thursday, September 24 from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm there is a Sunflower Barn Quilt workshop. Friday, September 25 and Saturday 26 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm they are hosting a beginner Silver Clay Jewelry workshop, with an advanced class begin offered in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday.

Riverview Community Fall BBQ  – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 26 at Riverview Community Center in Creston.

The month of October is sure to be a fun month, with a few events scheduled, such as Autumn Leaf Festival, the New River Marathon and a county-wide litter sweep initiative for parks.

Century 21 Heritage Realty is comprised of local area Ashe County real estate agents and realtors that are ready to help you with buying or selling mountain real estate in our area. We know the areas of Ashe County, Alleghany, Wilkes, Watauga, and parts of Virginia and Tennessee that border these counties like no other real estate group in the area. We would be glad to hear from you and find out how we can help serve you.

Secluded Mountain Cabins for Sale in North Carolina

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Ashe County North Carolina Real Estate | Century 21 Heritage Realty

When you look at different rentals and cabins in the area, you’ll find that many of them include the words, “secluded”, “hideaway”, and “peaceful” in them. Ashe County is a rural county situated along the border of North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. If you are looking for Blue Ridge secluded mountain cabins for sale in North Carolina, a great place to begin is in Ashe County. Our unspoiled wilderness is filled with lots of great real estate properties if you desire to get away from it all and enjoy a slower pace of life. Give us a call at Century 21 Heritage Realty in West Jefferson. We can show you some properties that fit exactly what you are looking for. We sell log cabins, historic properties, farms, ranches, large tracts of mountain acreage and more.

Take a virtual tour of Ashe County real estate properties that are secluded and far away from it all. Many are close into America’s Favorite Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway with its overlooks and views. Others are found along the river valley. Did you know that one of the oldest rivers in the world meanders its way through Ashe County? The New River is considered by scientists to be an ancient river. They believe it carved out the New River Gorge, where rocks are some 300 million years old. Our mountain paradise certainly feels as if it is an ancient slice of Heaven on Earth. Search for secluded mountain cabins for sale in North Carolina.

Secluded does not have to mean cut off from the rest of civilization, although, most definitely, there are some locations in the county that easily gives you that feeling when you travel to them. Ashe County has fantastic public schools, a local hospital equipped with the innovative medical technologies, and a welcoming community filled with new families, old families that have been here for generations, a second home retiree population, and professionals.

We would love to show you some properties and assist you with your real estate needs. Let’s discuss what you are looking for and allow our real estate team to go to work for you.

Cute Cabins for Sale

The communities of Ashe County are the best place to search for cute cabins for sale in the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are so many great options currently listed on the MLS. We took a look through some the of the latest listings to hit the real estate market in the area of Ashe and Alleghany County and listed them below. These are just a handful of the cute cabins for sale. If you are looking to purchase an investment property that you will rent out in the short term, or use as a mountain getaway a few times a year, a cute cabin in the Blue Ridge may be just what you are looking for. We’d be glad to meet with you to discuss your specific wishlist and help you find the home of your dreams.

Craftsman Style Chestnut Creek Cabin in West Jefferson – If you are looking for charm, you should check out this home that is listed for less than $300,000. Take a step back in time and tour this log cabin for sale. It features old logs and storybook accents. The cabin features vaulted ceilings in the great room where you will find a native stone fireplace made of field cut stone from nearby Tennessee. It really is a must-see.


Large, Spacious Cabin New on the Market – this home for sale in West Jefferson features tons of space. Featuring beautiful timbers, this Jim Barna Cabin is immaculate. The home features a covered wrap around porch that overlooks a waterfall. Vaulted ceilings, woodburning Vermont cast iron wood stove, large kitchen with an eat-in bar and a master suite with a soaker tub and shower. There’s even a two car garage attached.

Piney Creek Alleghany County Home for Sale – this 2 bedroom, 3 bath cute cabin for sale is in Piney Creek, a township of Alleghany County, North Carolina near the Virginia border. It is located in Deerwood Park, a gated community that features nice amenities. It is 5 minutes from the New River and is a quick drive to Grayson Highlands Park. It would be a fantastic second home getaway, that could also be used as a short term rental investment.

Trojan Horse Cabin in Fleetwood NC for Sale – this home is listed for $325,000 and features hand-hewn log timbers. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an office with 2 living areas. It is located in the neighborhood of Trojan Horse which features a wooded setting, streams and a great deal of outdoor beauty.

Mountain Cottages for Sale in NC

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Real Estate Ashe County – Century 21 Heritage Realty

In Ashe County, you will find different types of mountain cottages for sale in North Carolina. The county’s landscape is quite diverse and includes flat river valleys and steep mountainsides with boulders. We are located along the Virginia and Tennessee border and our climate is relatively warm and mild in the summer months, with winters being filled with windy, colder temperatures and the occasional snowfall. There are over 38 mountain summits in the county. With names like Mount Jefferson, Bald Mountain, Phoenix Mountain, Buck Mountain, Peak Mountain our area is home to some of the best views that you can find in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

We are the premier Ashe realty company with convenient offices in downtown West Jefferson. We invite you to search for mountain cottages for sale in NC and narrow your search to the townships and places in Ashe County. Real Estate here is quite affordable and it is the ideal secluded location to purchase a second home. Our staff is knowledgeable about helping you to invest different ways in mountain real estate. We would be glad to answer your questions about 1031 exchange and other types of transactions.

When using the Search MLS feature on our site, you can narrow your search results by area, price, the number of bedrooms and the type of property you are looking for. Cottages come in all shapes in and sizes. There are a number of historic homes for sale currently in Ashe County.

Search for Ashe County Homes for sale in Warrensville, West Jefferson, Jefferson, Crumper, Grassy Creek, Creston, Fleetwood, and other locations.

May 2020 Real Estate Figures for Ashe County up from last month

homes for sale in ashe county ncThe May 2020 Ashe County and High Country real estate sales figures are out this week and while regional home sales were down almost 40% in May, compared to May 2019, they were higher than April 2020 figures. Ashe County real estate offices are adjusting to serving clients in an unprecedented time of the COVID pandemic. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper ushered in Phase 2 of opening in mid-May and this move has allowed for increased business and movement within the economy of our state. Phase 2 has encouraged more potential buyers and sellers to reach out. Ashe County real estate agents are deemed an essential service, however there were certainly less business conducted in April than in May as a result of the shutdown orders in March and April.

Ashe County homes for sale in the inventory available are down, however the most attractive homes in the inventory are still selling quick. In the entire High Country Association of Realtors MLS inventory there are 148 area homes that were sold in the month of May. That’s 14% more than were sold in April. The High Country Multiple Listing Service (MLS) serves real estate professionals working in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, and Watauga counties. Previously, in 2019, there were 242 homes sold in the area during the month of May. May 2019’s totals were the most unit sales recorded in any May since 2006 or earlier. Even though this May’s figures are lower, they are still higher than May sales figures recorded from 2008 to 2015 during the Great Recession and recovery period.

With regards to land and commercial real estate sales, there were 35 tracts of land that sold in May. The total amount of land sold was for $3.297 million. There were 13 tracts of Ashe County land for sale sold this month, as opposed to 12 tracts in Watauga, 5 in Alleghany, and 1 in Avery County. There were 2 commercial real estate transactions in May, one in Ashe County commercial real estate and another in Watauga.

In our county, there were 25 Ashe County homes for sale sold for $5.48 million in May; 4 more homes than were sold in the month of April. The median sale price was $215,000. A total of 50 new residential listings in Ashe County were added to the MLS this past month, bringing the total of active listings right now to 213 as of June 5.

We would love to assist you with Ashe County real estate transactions and work with you to find a mountain home that you love. If you are new to the area, we can help. If you are a first time home buyer, we can advise you of the process and be with you each step of the way in buying your first home. We welcome you to Ashe County and would love to meet with you.

Ashe County Farmers’ Market

Saturday mornings from 8 am to 1 pm you can enjoy the best of natures bounty by checking out the latest offerings from local farmers in Ashe County. The Ashe County Farmers’ Market takes place in a homestead located in downtown West Jefferson, convenient to local dining and shopping. At the market you will find seasonal produce include leafy greens and a variety of lettuce, fresh squash, tomatoes, corn, and other locally grown produce. Each year a variety of area local businesses and business owners sponsor the Ashe County Farmers’ Market.

In addition to delicious, fresh, seasonal produce, you can also buy homemade goodies such as molasses, jellies and jams, native plants and shrubs, hanging baskets, eggs, honey, sourdough bread, CBD products, and even alpaca fiber that has been woven into a variety of goodies including face masks, and quilts. All of the delicious homemade and organic products are surrounded by juried arts and crafts that are made by local townspeople.

You can learn more about the area of Ashe County and all of the amazing locations and things to do in the county on our website. Our offices are located in West Jefferson. We invite you to stop in or contact us if you are interested in buying or selling Ashe County Real Estate.

Journalistic Resources in Ashe County

Ashe Post and Times

The area’s most widely read newspaper and online news source, the Ashe Post and Times combined the Jefferson Post and the Mountain Times when these publications combined. Their offices are based in downtown West Jefferson and they are a part of the Mountain Times media company which serves Watauga and Avery county with newspapers as well. You’ll find news, community listings, obituaries, sports, opinion articles, as well as a video gallery and weather news for Ashe County. For the latest news, you can always count on this publication to provide the details.

Ashe County in the Know

Ashe County in the Know is a Facebook group that you can join if you use this social media website. Group members post different posts, news and happenings for the area. It has a large following of residents and non-residents alike. It has gained popularity in recent times.

High Country Press

The High Country Press is an online newspaper based out of Boone, North Carolina in nearby Watauga County. Articles on Ashe County are included in its online database.

Go Ashe is a community newspaper of Ashe County where you can read news articles and find out more information on happenings in the area. There is also a very popular message board area where people post topics and questions and find answers that they need.

Ashe County Line

This is an online newspaper that arose from Lost Province media, however it recently closed and ended its news reporting on April 1st. The website will eventually be taken offline.

Jefferson Post

The Jefferson Post was a newspaper that served the area for many years before it became combined into the Ashe Times and Post, a Mountain Times newspaper. Some old timers still refer to it.

Ola Belle Reed Festival

Each year in August, old time folk and country music lovers flock to Lansing, North Carolina to celebrate bluegrass and old time Americana through music and song writing for the Ola Belle Reed Festival. Lansing’s famous former resident, Ola Belle Reed Campbell was born in 1916 and lived until 2002. She was an American folk singer and clawhammer banjo player that made her mark on various genres of music.

Reed’s music frequently was about her life in Appalachia and the traditions of mountain people. Her best-known songs went on to be recorded by country artists such as Marty Stuart, Del McCoury and Tim O’Brien. One of her most famous songs was “High on a Mountain”.

The festival highlights the best of the bluegrass traditional music that is played in our area and pays homage to singers and young songwriters that are up and coming. Musicians join together during this time to learn from each other and enjoy old fashioned jam sessions. The festival is held every year at Lansing Creeper Trail Park north of West Jefferson on N.C. 194.

The Ola Belle Reed Music Festival benefits the Greater Lansing Area Development organization. Groups such as Lost Province Arts Center for Cultural Arts, which seeks to renovate the Old Lansing Historic School are just one of several in the area that pay homage to Ola Belle Reed’s contributions to the community while seeking to continue Appalachian arts and traditions in the community.

Festivals like the Ola Belle Reed Festival are what makes Ashe County, North Carolina a special place to own a cabin in the mountains. If you are interested in viewing cabins for sale in Ashe County and other types of Ashe County NC real estate, we invite you to reach out to discuss the options. Our real estate market is thriving and there are many great properties that we can show you. People love Ashe County for its quiet, traditional, laid-back atmosphere. We are far away from the stressors of suburban and city living. Learn more about Lansing, North Carolina, the place that Ola Belle Reed was born.

Century 21 Heritage Real Estate is your buying and selling team for all things Ashe County real estate. We would be glad to talk with you about buying or selling real estate in the region.

Grassy Creek NC Real Estate

Grassy Creek, North Carolina is one of 19 townships in Ashe County. It is very close to the Virginia border and is found along Old NC Highway 16. It is home to many Christmas tree farms and is filled with rolling hills and nice views. It is a quiet place to live or own a NC mountain vacation home. It should not be confused with a location in McDowell County, North Carolina which is closer to Marion, NC. The River House Inn & Restaurant is located in Grassy Creek.

This area plays host to the New River Blues Festival and is known for its native beauty all along the river. If you are looking for Grassy Creek Homes for sale, we can help you with your search. In addition to lovely farms and cabins, this is one of the best locations to buy NC mountain land for sale if you are interested in building. Buy land for sale in the valley beyond Mount Rogers, the highest point in Virginia.

Click to view this gorgeous Grassy Creek cabin for sale – located along Dream Mountain Road. The price was just dropped on this Grassy Creek home with magnificent rock and wood work. If you are looking for a fantastic deal, view this home in Grassy Creek for sale.

Century 21 Heritage Realty is the foremost Ashe County real estate firm. We can help you if you are searching for your dream home in the mountains, or if you are looking to sell your mountain property. Please give us a call today to discuss your real estate questions.