The RiverClub Equestrian Estates
Another new community, The RiverClub, is located in a stunning area directly on the Catawba River just downstream from the lake in Glen Alpine, North Carolina. This emerging community is perfect for anyone who enjoys fly-fishing, kayaking and horseback activities, and is even complete with its own equestrian facility.
Lake James Real Estate is proud to introduce The RiverClub. A new 180-acre private development along the Catawba River, this exclusive area is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, just outside the town of Morganton. Downstream from Lake James, the 180-acre gated development at The RiverClub is an outstanding equestrian opportunity in western North Carolina. Imagine beauteous seclusion on the banks of the Catawba River with stunning views of Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock, and Hawksbill. Thirty-five wooded estates and excellent amenities provide an unforgettable lifestyle northwest of Morganton, North Carolina.
The RiverClub is located 5 miles from Lake James and 11 miles south of Morganton, a casually sophisticated small town. Leisure activities from water and snow skiing are within an hour of the driveway. The sought-after area is only a half an hour from the Blue Ridge Parkway, dubbed America’s Most Scenic Drive.
Details – The River Club Real Estate Morganton
Parcels in The River Club range from approximately 2 acres to 5 acres. Prices range from $100,000 for vacant land to $350,000 for year-round vacation retreats and a great place to retire. Homes begin in the $500,000s. Association fees are approximately $1500. Properties are along River Club Drive.
The River Club is a heavenly oasis with forever views. Amenities begin at the wrought iron and paved rock entrance. The community enjoys 2 miles of frontage on the Catawba River and accompanying River activities such as fishing, boating, canoeing, and kayaking. The pure waters of the Catawba River provide a destination for anglers. These are headwaters with protected status and potential Trophy Trout designation. There are hiking and horseback riding trails along the river and throughout The River Club.
Adjacent to the river, the community boasts a screened picnic pavilion and BBQ grills overlooking a three-acre stocked freshwater pond and beach. Full equestrian facilities include a 16-stall barn, covered and uncovered riding rings, and a 15-acre fenced pasture and padlock.
In the foothills of the Little Ridge Mountains, the small town of Morganton has lots to offer. The heritage runs deep and includes Catawba and Cherokee tribes, Spanish, Scots Irish and German, African, Italian, Hmong, and Central America and migration. Morganton is surrounded by exquisite natural beauty including the meandering Lake James waterways. A charming shopping and dining district along Union Street and many cultural attractions and happy events bring people to town.
In addition, Morganton cost of living, picturesque neighborhoods, and attractive streetscapes are favorable. Reader’s Digest ranked Morganton as one of its Top 10 Cities in the United States to Raise a Family. Morganton has also been chosen as one of 50 Best Small-cap southern Towns, Best Places to Retire, and many other owners. The population is 18,000. Morganton is the Burke County seat
The Catawba River
The property is located five miles downstream from Lake James, where the Catawba makes a sweeping turn from due north to due south. Because Lake James is fed primarily by the Catawba and Linville rivers, which begin on the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, its waters are consistently ranked as some of the purest in the southeast. In fact, the two-mile section of the Catawba River which runs right through The RiverClub was recently awarded status and protection afforded only to Trophy Trout Waters.
Exterior of the Equestrian Facility at The RiverClub
While the Catawba is the undeniable cornerstone of the developement, this special property also directly faces the monuments of the Blue Ridge Mountains: Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock and Hawksbill Mountain. The views are breathtaking and visitors to The RiverClub feel immediately at peace and at home.
A 16-stall equestrian stable consistent with the demands of today’s riders has been completed. Located on an open, flat parcel of land, the facilities are beautifully designed and incredibly well built. Each stall has its own outdoor-facing window and door, a ceiling fan and just enough space for each horse to feel right at home. Taking a moment to walk around the stable, you’ll understand why equestrians will choose to make their home at The RiverClub.
Equestrian Facility at The RiverClub
While the equestrian element is optional, the tranquility of The RiverClub is not; serenity and calm permeate the property. The natural preserve created by this incredible sweep of river is a treasure in itself. Members enjoy sitting on the Adirondack chairs pleasingly scattered around the river bend. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are also provided, and your friends and family will have plenty of space to enjoy themselves. As evidenced by its trophy status, this section of the river boasts superb fly-fishing, and equestrian trails meander along the river and through the trees.
Pastures at The RiverClub
Planning allows for only thirty-five home sites on this land, ranging from 1.16 to 5.27 acres. Some sites overlook the river, some provide awesome views of the mountains, and some include both. The roadways are easy to navigate and drive through; none are too steep or too flat, and visitors can easily imagine calling The RiverClub home, an idyllic place to live.
The RiverClub Canoe
Cousins Sterling and Robert Collett have thoughtfully developed special properties for eight years including Grandmother Mountain, The Farm at Banner Elk and Big Rough Knob. Having conserved over fifty percent of the acreage through dispersal to conservation entities, the Colletts take custodianship of land very seriously. The RiverClub is no exception. Their first development in Burke County, and their family’s home for three generations, you can be certain they will take great care of this very special land.
Families are served by Burke County School District at Glen Alpine Elementary, Table Rock Middle School, and Freedom High School. Private and parochial schools and colleges are also in the area.
From Morganton, take Highway 181N/N. Green St to Frank Whisnant Road. Turn left and then right to stay on Whisnant. Take slight right on Highway 126 W and turn left on N. Powerhouse Rd. Take slight left on St. Paul’s Church Rd. to the River Club entrance on River Club Dr. Morganton is located approximately 40 minutes east of Asheville Airport and 90 minutes west of Charlotte International Airport.
For more information about homes and vacant lots in The River Club, don’t hesitate to call Lake James Real Estate, Inc 828-584-9999 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a personal tour of the lake and its communities – on foot or by boat. We’d be happy to show you around. (Hey, we’re always looking for an excuse to get out on the Lake.)