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 – 4.58 acres – $79,500
This large site has several options for building on a hardwood ridge with abundant mountain laurel or 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 alongside the Bridle Trail to the National Forest and the Spring Preserve.
Site 36 Spring Camp – 3.03 acres – $60,000
The house location on this site is a gentle ridge with mature hardwoods and mountain laurel.
Site 7 – 3.04 acres – $85,000
A broad, gentle hardwood ridge at 2,000 feet elevation offers outstanding building sites. There are dramatic views to the east and west across the Cartecay Valley to the Rich Mountain Wilderness.
Site 8 The Ridge – 3.85 acres – $82,000
This site 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.
Site 11 The Ridge – 3.0 acres – $79,500
A very private site on a ridge flanked by two spring creeks. There are mature hardwoods and dense laurel thickets. This is an exceptional site with seasonal mountain views.
Site 12 The Ridge – 3.0 acres – $50,500
At the head of a hollow, this site has mature hardwoods and a very level building site next to a spring. There are outstanding views at the higher elevation.
Site 14 – 3.0 acres – $180,000
Site 14 on Tanager Trail is 3.0 acres in The Ridge with views across the Cartecay River Valley to the 4,000-foot elevations of Rich Mountain Wilderness, Doublehead Gap and Springer Mountain, the terminus of the Appalachian Trail. The Ridge joins the 75-acre Creek Preserve a community park and gathering place with a stone pavilion and fireplace, a mile of Anderson Creek, and the two-mile Ridge Loop Trail loop that circles the two-hundred-acre mountain and runs along Anderson Creek, four spring creeks and the historic pioneer home sites of the Anderson and Mulkey families.
Site 17 The Ridge – 3.1 acres – $75,000
A site with excellent views from the upper portion and gently sloping terrain on the lower portion.
Site 18 – 3.19 acres – $75,000
A wooded site with gently sloping terrain.
Site 19 The Ridge – 3.0 acres – $82,500
At approximately 2,000 feet elevation, there are mountain 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.
Site 22 The Ridge – 3.74 acres – $95,000
This site 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 – 10.5 acres – $295,000
A long gentle ridge overlooking the Creek Preserve with several building sites. May be subdivided.
Site 25R The Ridge – 11.0 acres – $285,000
Site 25R combines sites 25 and 26 at the end of Tanager Trail. The site overlooks the Anderson Creek valley and mountains to the west and southwest. It borders the 75 acre Creek Preserve, a community park and gathering place with a stone pavilion and fireplace and a mile of Anderson Creek. The site borders the two-mile Ridge Loop Trail that circles the two-hundred-acre mountain and runs along Anderson Creek, four spring creeks and the historic pioneer home sites of the Anderson and Mulkey families.
Site 27R The Ridge – 8.5 acres – $237,000
A private site that combines sites 27 and 28 to offer privacy overlooking the Creek Preserve. The Creek Preserve Loop Trail is on the site’s western boundary.