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Build Your Dream Home in the
NC Mountains at Mystic Lands

Pristine property in an unrivaled mountain community

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Limited Mountain & Riverfront
Property For Sale at Mystic Lands

Premium lots are still available but inventory is running out.

A mountain refuge for the soul

In today’s turbulent, fast-paced world people are craving nature. A place to unwind, unclench, and lose oneself in the great outdoors. Families want a retreat in which they can escape from the grind—and to a life of natural beauty and adventure.

Welcome to the heart of the Nantahala—a land chiseled, shaped and refined by Nature's craftsmanship. On the banks of a treasured whitewater river. Surrounded by national forest. With elevations above 3,500 feet. And within easy reach of the Bartram and Appalachian Trails, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Great Smoky Mountains, and countless outdoor activities. This is more than mountain real estate, more than a vacation house, more than a coveted nature community. This is a place that nourishes one’s soul. This is coming home. Find all of this and more at Mystic Lands.


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Queens Lake

Queens Lake

Rafting on the Nantahala River

Rafting on the Nantahala River

The best of both worlds

Mountain Life

Picture yourself immersed in the splendor of unspoiled nature. In an old-growth forest. Along a ridgeline. With generous homesites for sale that grant you privacy—as well as access to a life of adventure.

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River Life

These 48 lots are the only Western North Carolina homesites for sale directly on the legendary whitewater of the Nantahala River - and only a handful remain. Buffered by national forest on three sides. Your personal sanctuary from the stressful outside world.

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The only way to fully appreciate the rewarding living experience at Mystic Lands is to come discover its natural wonders firsthand—both inside the gates and out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Mystic Lands straddles Swain and Macon Counties in Western North Carolina near tourist-friendly Bryson City. The city of Asheville is 80 miles east and Atlanta is 135 miles south. The region is known for the whitewater Nantahala River, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Appalachian Trail, and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.

Mystic Lands is composed of three neighborhoods – Mystic River, Mystic Forest, and Mystic Ridge – on over 250 acres divided into only 135 lots. One is located along the whitewater Nantahala River and the other two are up on the mountain near Queens Lake. Each have their own identity and unique amenities that can be shared by all Mystic Lands residents.

Next to the Colorado River, the Nantahala is the most popular whitewater river in the nation and the site of the World Free-Style Kayaking Championship. Crowned by Trout Magazine as “A Great American Stream,” the Nantahala is beloved for fly-fishing. Mystic River is the only development along the Nantahala.

Next to the Colorado River, the Nantahala is the most popular whitewater river in the nation and the site of the World Free-Style Kayaking Championship. Crowned by Trout Magazine as “A Great American Stream,” the Nantahala is beloved for fly-fishing. Mystic River is the only development along the Nantahala.

Yes, they are allowed on the roads and trails within Mystic Lands.

We primarily have homesites for purchase, but there may be home resales available as well. We offer several home/lot packages with preapproved home designs priced by a builder to allow for an easy transition from homesite to home.

Mystic Lands is surrounded by national forest as far as the eye can see. A home at Mystic Lands is a legacy for generations, assuring that your great-grandchildren will enjoy this nature’s oasis as it now.

Mystic Lands is surrounded by national forest as far as the eye can see. A home at Mystic Lands is a legacy for generations, assuring that your great-grandchildren will enjoy this nature’s oasis as it now.

Mystic Lands is primarily a second-home community, but for some, now or upon retirement, it will be their primary residence.

Yes, you can arrange a tour at your convenience. Just visit the Mystic Lands website and you’ll find several options on how to proceed.