The Coves is a mountain community that offers one of the best values in all of the Carolinas. It offers beautiful cottages as well as lots for traditional homes. The community boasts a number of fantastic amenities, as well as a fantastic location with respect to dining and shopping.
The Coves was designed to provide the kind of mountain community that would be able to deliver more than a typical resort-style community. With aspects like a community garden and all of the available outdoor activities, it was clear from the very beginning that this community would offer quite a bit more to its residents.
The home choices is one of the most versatile aspects of life at The Coves. The more popular option is The Coves Cottage Collection, which allows residents to purchase modern cottages that are arranged in small villages throughout the mountain community.
The cottages are available in six different floor plans that have either two or three bedrooms. They range in size from 1432 to 1949 square feet. The cottages are available in with board and batten, log, or log-sided exteriors. Some of the standard features included with the cottages are GE appliances, Moen fixtures, granite countertops, wood floors, a gas fireplace, and ceramic tile floors in the bathrooms. At the time of this writing the cottages start at $239,000.
If you are looking for a custom built home, there are also a number of lots available. One type of available lot is called a View Lot. These lots all have tremendous panoramic views of the mountains. Another type of lot is the river access lot. These lots provide access to the river and many of the amenities surrounding that area. The Coves has partnered with a number of local architects and builders to offer over 30 different home styles for these lots.
Restaurants & Shopping
One of the biggest selling points of The Coves is that despite feeling like it is way up in the mountains, it actually isn’t that far from a number of restaurants and shops. While there are closer options available, there are some truly outstanding dining options available in Blowing Rock, which is less than a thirty-minute drive. Some of the most popular local restaurants are Bistro Roca, Foggy Rock, and the Storie Street Grille.
As for shopping, there are a number of little shops all around The Coves. Once again, a quick trip to Blowing Rock opens up a world of opportunities. Shoppers will be delighted to find the Tanger Outlets there, which contain stores like Coach, Polo, and Banana Republic.
The Coves offers far more than the average community when it comes to pursuing an active lifestyle. Golfers will be impressed with The Coves Country Club. As a resident of The Coves, you are entitled to play this challenging golf course as often as you like, and you are only required to pay for the use of a cart. The biggest challenge on this course is the incredible changes in elevation.
One of the very unique aspects of The Coves is the community garden. The Coves was designed based on the assumption that people looking to live in mountain communities were likely to enjoy outdoor activities. This concept eventually led to the development of The Coves Garden Club, which allows residents the opportunity to come together to work on and enjoy a fabulous community garden and vineyard.
In addition to the activities available within the community, The Coves is also located right along the Johns River, which offers residents fantastic fishing opportunities. Residents can also find world class skiing at Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain within 45 minutes of the community. Other local attractions include Wilson Creek Gorge and Pisgah National Forest.
One of the most breathtaking structures at The Coves is the Pisgah Mountain Lodge. This 6,000 square foot lodge building sits at the very top of The Coves. It features an impressive library of books that any resident can browse through and borrow from. Residents can enjoy reading at a number of different decks, sitting areas, and fire pits in and around the lodge.
One of the most interesting things about The Coves is that it might have the perfect climate for anyone who is partial to the four seasons. Residents will be able to experience all of the sights, sounds, and smells of each of the four seasons. However, because of its optimal location, the winters are not too cold and the summers are not too hot.
The Coves is located in the western part of North Carolina, about two hours west of Greensboro and Winston-Salem. Heading west from The Coves, residents can get to Asheville in about ninety minutes, and Charlotte is just about the same distance to the southeast.
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Between the housing options, the amenities, and the location, The Coves is one of the most interesting communities in all of the Carolinas. When you factor in the prices, that deal gets even better!