Trophy lakefront lot for sale overlooking a pristine 22-acre lake in the exclusive gated community of SweetGrass, a beautifully maintained, master planned, 270+ acre mountain meadow and forest residential community adjoining the Blue Ridge Parkway. The lot is one of only 3 exclusive estate lots located on a private penisula that overlooks the pristine 22-acre lake and lakehouse (i.e pictured above), both focal points of the SweetGrass community. The lake is continually supplied with cold, crystal clear water from Boone Fork Creek, a designated “blue line” trout stream, that originates at the base of Grandfather Mountain. The lot offers a park-like setting, underground utilities and an elevated building site with a Southern orientation to take in the majestic lake views, as well as, long range views of Grandfather Mountain’s Calloway Peak (elevation +5,000 ft.) in the distance. The lot adjoins over 4,300 acres of National Park Service property (Julian Price Memorial Park and Moses Cone Memorial Park), two parks that represent the largest combined area set aside for recreational use along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Julian Price Memorial Park offers many activities, including hiking, fishing, canoeing, camping, guided walks, and evening campfire programs. Canoes can be rented for use on Price Lake. The park’s seven trails include the Price Lake Loop Trail (2.7 miles), which circles the well-stocked Price Lake, and the challenging 5-miles Boone Fork Loop Trail. The ingeniously engineered Tanawha Trail (13.5 miles) passes under the Linn Cove Viaduct and wraps around the southeastern ridge of Grandfather Mountain.
The centerpiece to the Moses Cone Memorial Park, in contrast, is Flat Top Manor, a gleaming white 20-room, 13,000 square foot mansion built in 1901 in the grand Colonial Revival style. The Manor is now the home of the Parkway Craft Center, one of five shops of the Southern Highland Craft Guild which features handmade crafts by hundreds of regional artists. Throughout the season, local artists demonstrate crafts such as quilting, embroidery, weaving, pottery, glass-blowing, and woodcarving on the front porch of the Manor. Moses Cone Memorial Park also offers twenty-five miles of carriage trails that wind through the fields and forests of the 3,500-acre estate. The trails are available to horse drawn carriages, horseback riding, and hiking.