For a truly immersive experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the unincorporated community of Wolf Laurel can’t be beat. This private gated community, located just off I-26 30 miles north of Asheville, is surrounded by Pisgah Forest and encompasses 5,000 acres. It includes a country club, golf course, ski slopes, hiking trails, fishing pond and numerous other recreational activities and outlets. Three entrances to the Appalachian Trail, as well as a 750-acre nature land preserve trust, provide access to the best of the region’s outdoor adventures, right out your back door.
A range of mountain homes
Wolf Laurel community was established in 1965 and has elevations ranging from 3,800 feet to over 5,000 feet. It is named after Wolf Laurel Branch, which flows into Puncheon Fork after leaving the community upstream. Homes in Wolf Laurel range from original log cabins to majestic estates. Many of the community’s established homes offer stellar long-range views. There are also sizable lots available for building your dream mountain residence.
Wolf Laurel Country Club features an award-winning golf course, the highest east of the Mississippi River. Wolf Laurel community also provides year-round recreational activities including horseback riding, tennis, a heated swimming pool, hiking trails, a stocked trout pond with numerous creeks, pavilions to host events, and children’s programs.
Hit the slopes or the trails
Skiers from around the Asheville area and Western N.C. flock to Wolf Ridge Ski Resort, partly contained within Wolf Laurel. The ski resort offers 80 acres of ski slopes and tubing for nonstop winter fun.
On the northern boundary of Wolf Laurel sits the famed Appalachian Trail. Entrances to the trail throughout Wolf Laurel make it easy to access a range of hiking adventures. Wolf Laurel community is also home to a number of active hiking groups.
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