Leatherwood Mountains was established in 1985 with a vision of developing a quality mountain community for people in love with the Blue Ridge mountains as well as equestrian enthusiasts alike!  We are proud to say that over the last 35 plus years that original vison has come to life.  Our original developer said that he wanted to build a mountain community that would remind people of traveling on the Blue Ridge Parkway… the roads in Leatherwood are lined with many similar qualities.  You will find pastures both next to the road and some off in the distance.  Homes are tucked away in the woods yet perched on a ridgeline providing incredible views and plenty of privacy.  There are now approximately 130 homes built in Leatherwood, but with approximately 275 lots in total, only 50% have been built on as of today.  New homes are being constructed every year providing even more stability and consistency to the proven track record of real estate growth in this thriving community.

Over 16 miles of paved roads, a community pavilion, swimming pool, tennis courts, and 50 plus miles of deeded trails running over 5000 acres are some of the amenities that make this community one of a kind.  The history of this place runs deep, and the future looks very bright with ownership of the businesses belonging to people that both love Leatherwood for what it is, and can see what can be!  Schedule a time to come and visit this tried and true Mountain community today..

Leatherwood Homes & Land Sales, LLC Is the only real estate company that lists and sells only real estate located in Leatherwood Mountains, unlike the typical real estate company who deals with properties located over broad geographic areas. As both business owners are property owners, with one making his full-time home in Leatherwood, we are confident we know every aspect of this community and development. We can immediately answer any question a future buyer may have about the property and development specs, covenants and restrictions, architectural requirements, history of the community, amenities available, high-country activities and the future of Leatherwood. We believe our focus on only Leatherwood is a huge benefit for both buyers and sellers.

  Because Leatherwood was established in 1985 and has grown over the years, so have all of the amenities that Leatherwood property owners and guests can enjoy.  The list of amenities now includes a community pavilion, swimming pool, tennis courts, a children’s playground, and of course the extensive trail system spread out over 5000 acres.

  At the entrance to Leatherwood Mountains, or “outside of the gate” as it is referred, there are also quite a few other enticing activities that property owners have access to as well.  Just after 2001 the Saddlebrook Grille restaurant was built.  The restaurant has undergone many changes and improvements over the years… you can now not only find one of the best cheeseburgers in the high country, but also regular entertainment on the newly built back deck dining area.  We frequently have local talent playing music on the “Elk Creek Opry” stage while diners enjoy food, local craft beer, and cocktails.  Check our events calendar for dates!  In addition to the restaurant we also have a campground complete with water and power hook-ups… running through the campground is also over a mile of creek frontage on Elk Creek.  Leatherwood Mountains Resort has also agreed to leave the fishing area open to the public which created a partnership with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission where they come and stock our creek with trout multiple times a year.   We are proud to be part of the hatchery supported delayed harvest program in North Carolina.

  As well as all of the established amenities, we are excited to announce that “coming soon” will be the very first zipline course in Wilkes County!  Please keep an eye out for more information about the exciting addition to Leatherwood Mountains Resort, scheduled to open sometime in 2023!

The stars are our streetlights here, and we intend to keep it that way

Leatherwood Mountains has views that rival any in the NC High Country. Conscientious development has created a protected natural environment to enjoy for generations to come. Our listings boast unspoiled streams and beautiful forested wilderness. Elk Creek has the designation of “Outstanding Resource Water.” This designation causes tighter standards for erosion control and less dense development on lands that drain into Elk Creek (which is 97% of Leatherwood property). Our home and land listings are situated on large generous tracts that range from 1.25+ acres. Underground utilities and restrictions on tree removal and the placement of all structures benefit the entire gated community. Large areas of green space and pristine forests are laced with a comprehensive 50+ mile deeded and maintained horseback riding and hiking trail system.  All you have to do to enjoy the unspoiled nature of these mountains is to walk out of your back door.

Leatherwood Mountains was designed to have a low impact on the woodlands and forests. We are not the typical “development”. When traveling through our paved road system, one wonders where the more than 130 existing houses are located. While our homes are placed to maximize the view, minimizing the visual effect on neighbors and visitors is also paramount. All construction/remodeling must be approved and we strive to remove minimal vegetation, preserving the beautiful mountains close to their original state. Leatherwood Mountains contains almost 3,000 acres with approximately 275 tracts from 1 acre to 30 acres. For over 30 years, our developer has ensured that Leatherwood would grow and mature under a specific plan keeping it close to Nature’s original design – and that assurance continues. Room to breathe the crisp mountain air abounds in this carefully designed slice of paradise.

Located at the entrance to Leatherwood Mountains, our remote controlled security gate is monitored 24 hours a day with video surveillance both coming and going.  Leatherwood now has more full time residences than in the past, and this number continues to grow every year, providing even more stability and security for property owners. The staff at the Leatherwood Mountains Resort, located just outside the gate, also monitors traffic daily during business hours.  The pool, community pavilion, and package room are also monitored via video surveillance.

Now is the time to invest in North Carolina mountain property. Statistics prove the growing popularity of Leatherwood Mountains as well as our High Country neighbors, Boone, Blowing Rock, Linville, and Banner Elk. Leatherwood offers amazing investment opportunities for NC High Country real estate as most of our tracts are larger than those found at other developments with panoramic views, established amenities and a history of over 35 years of conscientious management and development.

Another strong financial advantage to buying Leatherwood property is our rental program available to homeowners, providing the opportunity to generate income on their investments. Formed in 1995, Leatherwood Rentals, Inc. is an established and successful rental company. Our customers enjoy the peace of mind working with Leatherwood Rentals provides. When working with Leatherwood Rentals you get first rate on-site maintenance service, a live person you can call about your home seven days a week, and someone to watch over your investment year round while it generates extra income for you.

Leatherwood Rentals, Inc. is a well established vacation rental company with over 35 years of experience helping people discover the attraction of Leatherwood Mountains. The NC High Country is a hot spot for today’s travelers, and Leatherwood Mountains has become a favorite destination. By working with Leatherwood Rentals to market your vacation home, you have the opportunity to earn a substantial amount of supplemental income on your investment. Ask our rental homeowners and they will tell you the monthly income received from Leatherwood Rentals is a welcome asset to owning a 2nd home. And don’t forget you may enjoy tax benefits of owning a rental home (ask your tax advisor about the specific advantages that may be applicable). Our management team, service personnel and thousands of guests (returning and new) have pushed Leatherwood Rentals to new heights.

Our customers enjoy the peace of mind working with Leatherwood Rentals provides. When working with Leatherwood Rentals you get first rate maintenance service, a live person you can call about your home seven days a week, and someone to watch over your investment year round while it generates extra income for you.

It doesn’t take long for our guests to fall in love with Leatherwood Mountains and we strive to make sure your home is ready to serve their every need as soon as they arrive and throughout their visit. Our level of customer service goes over and above the norm to accent the precious memories that a Leatherwood experience provides.

Learn more about our rental program by going to Rental Income or Lodging and Cabins on the Leatherwood Mountains web

Leatherwood Mountains is a horse lovers’ dream come true. Many of our tracts of land are well suited for a barn and pasture, as well as for your mountain home. Several houses currently for sale at Leatherwood, either already have horse facilities, or are situated on tracts large enough to add them. For those who choose a smaller tract, their horses may be boarded at Leatherwood’s stables, with trailheads nearby. Our first class stable facility offers year-round full service boarding, or pasture boarding and a top lesson and training program. We are fortunate to be able to offer year round riding and events. Our guided trail ride service is designed to cater to individuals who do not own their own horses. Both seasoned and novice riders will enjoy amazing views as you wind throughout pristine forests laced with a comprehensive 50+ mile deeded & maintained trail system. Our trail system winds throughout Leatherwood Mountains, enabling access to trails only a short distance from almost any home or the central barns area. Leatherwood truly is an equine paradise!

Leatherwood Mountains is a short drive to the prestigious NC High Country towns of Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, and Linville. In addition to the activities provided at Leatherwood Mountains, our surrounding towns provide year round cultural and out door activities and festivals. We have access to fantastic dining, shopping and famous family attractions that will keep everyone of all ages entertained.

Leatherwood Mountains is perfectly located so as to pleasantly experience all four seasons without having to endure extreme conditions. We do have snow – just not as often as the Boone/Blowing Rock area, so we are more mobile. When our paved roads have ice or snow, our POA arranges for them to be treated and/or scraped very quickly. Residents and guests are able to participate in year round outdoor adventures and activities. Click here for more details.

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