The Ridge and Creek Preserve
The lay of the land determines the homesites of three acres or more located in two “settlements”- The Ridge and Spring Camp.
The Ridge sites have outstanding views from a two hundred acre mountain next to the Anderson Creek Preserve, a mile long, seventy-five acre community park that includes the original homestead ruins of the Anderson and Mulkey families. There are several trails along Anderson Creek and Anderson Lake and a two mile loop trail around The Ridge through laurel and rhododendron thickets beside spring creeks.
Owners also enjoy the exclusive use of a stone pavilion and bathhouse, primitive camp sites, an outdoor fire pit, Adirondack chairs and picnic tables beside Anderson Creek. Anglers have a private trout stream for catch and release fly fishing for rainbow and brown trout. Bass and bream are plentiful in Anderson Lake.
A conservation easement with the Georgia Land Trust protects The Creek Preserve.
Spring Camp sites are located over more than three hundred acres next to The Ridge Preserve with trails, spring creeks, hardwood forests, homestead ruins, pastures, and meadows. The botanically rich terrain includes wild azalea, ferns, and laurel and rhododendron thickets. A conservation easement protects The Ridge Preserve, a mile-long ridge that joins the Chattahoochee National Forest at Mountain Camp, a community park at our highest elevation. The Spring Camp Barn has five stalls and a ten acre pasture for the equestrian.
The Bunkhouse, a 1,400 square foot guesthouse at Mountain Camp sleeps nine, has a full size kitchen, dining room, entertainment center and fitness equipment.
Whatever draws you to the mountains- the crisp mountain air, the big woods, inspiring views, clear, spring-fed creeks or the Appalachian culture of music and crafts- you’ll find it at Anderson Creek Retreat.
Additional Sites and Acreage Tracts are also available.
Site 35 Spring Camp – 4.85 acres – $79,500
This tract on Spring Camp Road has building sites on a hardwood ridge with abundant mountain laurel or on the lower portion overlooking a lush creek valley with ferns and specimen oaks, white pine and hemlock. A spring-fed stream runs for more than 200 feet through the site along the Bridle Trail that leads to the National Forest and throughout Anderson Creek Retreat.
Site 36 Spring Camp – 3.03 acres – $75,000
This Mountain Camp Road tract has easy access to the ideal house site located on a gentle ridge with mature hardwoods and dense mountain laurel. It has seasonal mountain views.
Site 8 The Ridge – 3.85 acres – $89,000
This large tract on Joseph Anderson Trail has mature hardwoods and specimen white oaks. There are several building sites with an eastern exposure. The Laurel Spring Trail on the eastern boundary leads to the 75 acre Creek Preserve and the Anderson family homestead ruins at Anderson Lake. There is a spring with Grass of Parnassus. Approximate Road Frontage: 288 feet.
Site 11 The Ridge – 3.03 acres – $79,500
This is a very private site on Creek Camp Road. The building site is on a ridge with mature hardwoods and dense laurel thickets flanked by two spring creeks. This is an exceptional site with seasonal mountain views. Approximate Road Frontage: 334 feet.
Site 12 The Ridge – 3.03 acres – $50,500
This Spring Camp Road site is at the upper end of a hardwood cove with a very level building site next to a spring. There is an outstanding view at a higher elevation. Approximate Road Frontage: 776 feet.
Site 13 The Ridge – 3.06 acres – $145,000
Site 13 on Tanager Trail has extraordinary views to the north and east across the Cartecay Valley to Springer Mountain, the 4,000 foot ridges of Rich Mountain Wilderness and the Chattahoochee National Forest. The building site has mature hardwoods and easy access to the Creek Preserve on the Laurel Springs Trail and to the historic Mulkey Homestead. Approximate Road Frontage: 257 feet.
Site 15 The Ridge – 3.40 acres – $180,000
This Tanager Trail site offers spectacular views to the east across the Cartecay River Valley to National Forest at Springer Mountain on the Appalachian Trail. It has beautiful mature hardwoods and several building sites. Approximate Road Frontage: 316 feet.
Site 17 The Ridge – 3.07 acres – $78,000
This Settlement Trail sites is a combination of Sites 17 and 18. There are several building sites and garden spots. It is at the head of a mature hardwood hollow with views to the Rich Mountain Wilderness across the Cartecay Valley. Approximate Road Frontage: 989 feet
Site 19 The Ridge – 3.01 acres – $85,000
The Settlement Trail site is at approximately 2,000 feet elevation with beautiful views to the east and north. It borders the 75 acre, mile long Creek Preserve and the Creek Preserve Trail near Anderson Lake and the Anderson family homestead ruins. Approximate Road Frontage: 229 feet
Site 22 The Ridge – 3.74 acres – $95,000
This combination of sites 22 and 23 offers views of the Creek Preserve to the west and the Cartecay Valley and Rich Mountain Wilderness to the north. A springhead and stream are on the western boundary. A gentle slope on the northwest portion of the site near the spring is an alternative home site. There are mature hardwoods including Hickory, Hemlock, Birch, Locust, and Maple. Grass of Parnassus grows in the spring bottom, and Princess Pine is scattered throughout.
Site 24 The Ridge – 10.46 acres – $265,000
Located at the end of Tanager Trail, this is a long, gentle hardwood ridge with extraordinary views. The site borders the 75 acre, mile long Creek Preserve and the Creek Loop Trail. Beautiful views of the Anderson Creek Valley and Rich Mountain Wilderness. This is a very private site for a family compound.
Site 25R The Ridge – 11.0 acres – $265,000
This tract combines sites 25 and 26 and is at the end of Tanager Trail. It is a very private tract overlooking the Anderson Creek valley. The site joins the 75 acre Creek Preserve and several trails including the Ridge Loop Trail.
Site 27R The Ridge – 8.5 acres – $195,000
This is a private site that combines sites 27 and 28. The building site overlooks the 75 acre Creek Preserve and joins the Creek Preserve Trail. Approximate Road Frontage: 481 feet.