Lonesome Valley

Lonesome Valley
Where life at its simplest is life at its richest

 

OVERVIEW
If you know your way around the mountains just outside of Cashiers, North Carolina you may be familiar with Lonesome Valley. This 800 acre Box Canyon (the largest East of the Mississippi River) is the last remaining piece of nearly 35,000 acres originally purchased by E.H. Jennings in 1895. Since that time 3 generations of the Jennings family have chosen to protect this hallowed place. Over these 100+ years the tradition of sharing Lonesome Valley with family and friends has continued and now you have a chance to join them.

Lonesome Valley is a place steeped in the history of Southern Appalachian farms of generations past. It maintains the farm’s casual look and feel while offering multiple opportunities for outdoor recreation and adventure.This is where lasting friendships are established and existing relationships are reconnected, now and for generations to come. Lonesome Valley celebrates family at every level – immediate, extended and the larger community -  at the table of The Canyon Kitchen, along any of our trails that meander through the Valley and on the back porches of our homes. Here we’re all family.

You are invited to hike along ten miles of trails located within the valley, paddle along the glassy waters of Long Lake, dig in 3,000 square foot vegetable and flower garden, or maybe a spring morning walk in the meadow watching our resident wild turkeys in all their glory.  Lonesome Valley also enjoys a rich history associated with trout tracing back to the Jennings’ original trout farm. For the fly fisherman there are trophy trout in our trout pond and smaller elusive varieties in Logan Creek.  Exceptional local, offsite fishing is also available with any of our expert fly-fishing guides.

If you’re looking for rejuvenation, situated in the quiet north end of the canyon between cascading streams is Canyon’s End; a place of rest and relaxation. Canyon's End is a simple, quiet place; restoring a sense of peace and calm within a tranquil mountain setting.

And just a few minutes outside the gates, Cashiers provides fine dining, quaint shopping and plenty of other outdoor opportunities in the midst of thousands of acres protected as national forests.
AMENITIES Back to Top
  • Family Farmhouse/Clubhouse: Original Jennings Farmhouse. Dining and entertainment spaces perfect for small dinners to weddings.
  • Long Lake: Boathouse, Zip Line Rope Swing, Pan Fishing
  • Hiking Trails: 8.5 to 10 miles completed for walking/hiking and biking along maintained trails that connect to Pantherton Valley, a 7,000 wildlife sanctuary within Nantahala Forest
  • Rock Climbing- an outdoor adventure program includes family-friendly rock climbing and ropes courses
  • Fly-fishing: Trout are abundant at Trout Pond Park and along Logan Creek. Exceptional local, offsite fishing available with our expert fly-fishing guides
  • Jennings Barn
  • Lakeside Lodge: swimming pool, features a fitness center and spa.
  • Canyon’s End : A rustic outdoor spa experience
  • Tennis Courts: (future construction)
  • Field Sports: Our open spaces are committed to kites and kickball, Frisbees and free-time.
PROPERTY DETAILS Back to Top

Acres: Nearly 800
Community density: 215 units
Lot sizes from: .5 - 40 acres (3 lots are available at 30 to 40 acres)
Lot prices from: $175K+
House prices start at: $1,175,000
Cottages: 1600 sq. ft (2 + 2): Start at approximately $799K
Min sq ft: None
Max sq ft: None
Townhomes/Condos: N/A
Elevation: 3200 - 4300 feet
Community status:

  • Roads & utilities: Roads are gravel. 8 of 10 miles mostly completed.
  • Amenities: Partially complete (Barn under construction)
  • Homes: Existing homes, active construction
DRIVING TIMES - (All times are approximations) Back to Top

Cashiers, NC: 3 miles (5 min)
Asheville, NC: 68 miles (1 hr 32 min)
Greenville, SC: 63.7 mi (1 hr 36 min)
Knoxville, TN: 139 miles (2 hrs 35 minutes)
Charlotte, NC: 152 miles (2 hrs 57 min)
Atlanta, GA: 158 miles (3 hours 5 min)

NEAREST AIRPORTS

Anderson Regional, Anderson, SC: 52 miles
Donaldson Center, Greenville, SC: 57 miles
Asheville Regional Airport, Asheville, NC: 48 mi (1 hr 7 min)

NEAREST HOSPITALS

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, Highlands, NC: 10 miles (15 min)
Harris Regional Hospital, Sylva, NC: 13 miles (25 min)
Angel Medical Center, Franklin, NC: 21 miles (30 min)

AREA WEATHER Back to Top

Avg Jan. temp: 32.7 degrees
Avg June temp: 64 degrees
Avg precipitation: 87.57 inches

LINKS Back to Top

Highlands - Cashiers Hospital
Cashiers North Carolina
Cashiers - Wikipedia

ABOUT LOCAL CITIES/TOWNS
Asheville
Cashiers
Greenville

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