Lifestyle

GreyRock’s homesites are spaced along beautifully paved winding roads and in cul-de-sacs tucked in aged forests, providing owners with breathtaking long-range and woodland views of mountain splendor.  The community is filled with native vegetation, meandering streams, and precious wildlife.  Owners share their mountain with deer, black bears, bobcats and wild turkeys, to name a few. Walking or biking through the private community brings the sights, sounds, and feelings of becoming one with nature to everyday life.

Whether you are looking for a place to retire or a vacation home retreat, GreyRock is the place for you. GreyRock is a private gated community located on Weed Patch Mountain overlooking a spectacular manmade lake called Lake Lure. There are abundant active outdoor sports in the area, such as biking, swimming, kayaking, water skiing, standup paddle boarding, hiking, playing golf, and boating. Or you may just want to relax and enjoy the surrounding beauty with friends or view amazing sunrises and sunsets.  These are just some of the many attractions in and around stunning GreyRock.

The residents of Lake Lure, many of whom have relocated from various parts of the country, actively welcome newcomers. The friendliness of the people in this region is readily apparent and heartwarming. There is an active Lake Lure Newcomers Club that has a broad array of ongoing activities. Do you like to play bridge, play Bunco, quilt, attend bimonthly socials, go on morning group walks, Vista Seekers monthly hiking trips, Pot Luck dinners, boat tie-ups in the lake, book clubs, take your dog to playgrounds or simply eat out with friends? They are all available in the Newcomers Club.  Other opportunities include golfing groups, weekly breakfast groups or lunch groups, a Clogging group, and organizations such as the Lake Lure Lions Club, the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce and many churches in the area.

A local conservancy group named Conserving Carolina bought what was formerly Phase 4 of GreyRock and created a land trust that protects the land forever with a conservation easement obtained through the Clean Water Management Trust Fund. Conserving Carolina then teamed with the Town of Lake Lure and the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund for the creation of the now 1,527-acre park called Buffalo Creek Park.  There are 12 miles of public hiking and biking trails in the park, including the new 8.6-mile Weed Patch Mountain Trail. This trail traverses rugged mountain terrain through the remote wilderness area of the park. Along the way, the trail has rock outcrops with spectacular long-range views, prestige mountain streams and an old growth forest. The new Weed Patch Mountain Trail offers exciting adventure for hikers, mountain bikers and rock climbers. And it’s all in our backyard!

The Weed Patch Mountain Trail is the newest part of a broader plan of 100+ miles of future public trails known as the Hickory Nut Gorge State Trail network, which now hosts more than 35 miles of trails. The NC General Assembly formally designated this new trail system as a protected area in 2017.

Conserving Carolina has acquired additional land from GreyRock Phases 3B and 3C to the south that is protected by a conservation easement. Conserving Carolina has volunteer groups to join such as the "Rock Crushers” Trail Crew and the "Kudzu Warriors." The organization's mission is protecting and stewarding land and water resources vital to our natural heritage and quality of life, and fostering appreciation and understanding of the natural world. Conserving Carolina has protected more than 40,000 acres of land in western North Carolina.

An ultimate allure is GreyRock itself.  Come and enjoy the majestic views and serenity of the mountain.  Living here allows a daily rejuvenation and reaffirmation of the natural wonders of life.  It's a wondrous place, hidden in plain sight!   

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GreyRock Gatehouse

138 Grey Rock Parkway
Lake Lure, NC 28746

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