Summer Hill Island: The Heart of Lake Glenville

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Lake Glenville, one of the treasures of North Carolina’s Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, is a pristine mountain lake that sits on the Highlands/Cashiers Plateau at an elevation of 3542 feet. The lake is the highest manmade lake east of the Mississippi, created in 1941 when a dam was constructed on the Tuckasegee River, flooding the entire valley north of the town of Cashiers. First settled in 1827 and known as Hamburg Township, the original town of Glenville now sits at the bottom of a lake that reaches depths of 300 feet.

With 26 miles of winding shoreline and a surface area of 1500 acres, the lake is a paradise for boaters, fishing enthusiasts, kayakers, and water-skiers. The lake offers an abundance of trout, walleye, bass, and catfish. Five main tributaries and a bevy of springs and creeks feed the popular recreational lake and the safe, clean Ralph J. Andrews County Park—the lakeshore’s 79-acre recreational facility—offers hiking, picnic spots, and camping. Even more hiking opportunities await on trails that wind through the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. The village of Cashiers and town of Highlands offer galleries, restaurants, and stores, as well as construction specialists and landscape companies. The towns are within 2.5 hours drive of Atlanta. Asheville is just over an hour away. An area of temperate rainforest, the Plateau’s 70-90 inches annual rainfall and high altitude is responsible for a wonderful wealth of plant life.

Amidst all this wealth of natural wonders sits 4.6-acre Summer Hill Island. Offering a well appointed, custom, four-bedroom, four-bathroom home with antique heart pine wood floors, the island is the perfect weekend and summer getaway. A fine family kitchen offers upscale cottage elegance. Expansive covered decks are perfectly positioned for enjoying the beautiful lake and Blue Ridge Mountains views and cool summer breezes. Flag stones lead to a genteel sitting area. Lawns are impeccably manicured. Keep the entire island for yourself or take advantage of Summer Hill Island’s gentle topography—ideal for the construction of up to three additional guest homes or other amenities. This splendid property is offered for sale for $3,450,000.

Glenville, North Carolina
4.6 acres

US$ 3.45 Million

Rob Whitney
Landmark Realty Group
Broker Associate
888-743-0510 Office
828-743-0511 Fax
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