Old-Fashioned Jump in the Water Fun

Nothing creates summer memories like the rustic joy of jumping into a cool mountain pond and swimming out to a wooding platform to catch a few lazy rays of golden sun.

Amber Ranches captures this timeless summer magic in its very design, offering several swimmable ponds with anchored rafts.

Jump on in, the water’s fine!


Rental Cottage and Community Area

Doc’s Cabin is a cozy two bedroom rental home with TV and Internet located next to the Community Area. We know that you’ll want to bring more family or friends with you on your visit’s to Amber Ranches, so we make Doc’s Cabin to available for owners to rent year round at special reduced rates.

The Community Area around Doc’s Cabin features a swimming hole with anchored rafts, a volleyball court and play field, and also a bar-b-que pit and picnic area, all the makings of an incredible Carolina mountain getaway.


Take a Hike or Ride a Bike

Give in to the explorer inside you! Amber Ranches has miles of incredible trails designed for hiking or for bicycle riding, each beckoning to be followed.

Pick a trail just to see where it leads, and discover a whole new world every day.


Third Highest Peak East of the Mississippi

A historic location, a spectacular state park, and site of the annual Rhododendron Festival each June, Roan Mountain is a perfect example of what makes the Smokey Mountains so irresistible.

From the majestic early summer floral blooms to the awe-inspiring turn of autumn, to the glorious wonders of snowy winter, everywhere you turn you are rewarded with stunning vistas of unrivaled natural beauty.

There’s so much to see, that even if you do nothing, Roan Mountain still offers plenty.


Take a Walk on the Wild Side

In a region known for its natural beauty, is it any wonder to find hundreds of miles of hiking trails? But their not just trails, they’re the very BEST hiking trails in the entire eastern US.

And they’re not just for hiking, either. You’ll find trails for running, mountain biking, ATVs and cross country skiing near our North Carolina mountain land for sale. Explore a scenic trail or follow a historic and discover ever more about this magnificent area.


1,959 Feet Above Sea Level

Up in the mountains not far from Amber Ranches is the wonderful Lake Watauga. Ideal for fishing, camping, boating, or just plain sightseeing, this remarkable lake is a dream come true.

Because its up in the mountains and road access is limited, Watauga is very lightly touristed, even during peak summer months, making it the ideal spot for a serene getaway.


Skiing, Rafting, Fishing, Shopping, etc.

There is never a shortage of things to do around here. Crave adventure? Take a white water rafting trip down the famous Nolichucky River.

In winter months, the area becomes a paradise for skiers. Visit one of the many nearby slopes for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and more winter fun.

All the while, you’ll never be too far away from civilization for provisions and just plain shopping.