The Coves Mountain River Club Loves Dogs

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Dear human, please take a hike. This one’s for the dogs …

Hey there, buddy! If you’re a pup with big dreams of retiring in the beautiful mountain towns in North Carolina, we’ve got good news for you. Pull up a cozy blanket, grab your favorite chew toy, and listen up.

You’ve probably noticed the cats have taken over the Internet. Cute videos here, clever kitty memes there. It looks like the feline craze is here to stay, and there’s not a doggone thing we can do about it.

That’s okay. Let the cats have the cyber world. Here in the real world, dogs are still the indisputable favorite! The important phrase here is “real world” because it doesn’t get much more real than outdoor living in the beautiful Blue Ridge communities of North Carolina. That’s where you’ll find the perfect combination of fresh air and sunshine in a scenic landscape best enjoyed by a mountain-loving human and his best friend – you!

When it comes to pet-friendly real estate in Lenoir NC, your buddies have already picked their favorite –  The Coves Mountain River Club. Known by local canines as “a four-legged Frisbee-lover’s paradise,” this place is a gorgeous gated community in the Lenoir foothills. Humans brag about its five miles of frontage along the crystal-clean, mountain-fed Johns River. You’ll love it because, when you live there, you’re given top-dog treatment! That’s because many of The Coves’ amenities are actually designed with you in mind.

Wanna go for a walk? Let’s go! You’ve got your choice of aromatic paths to sniff out. There are 39 miles of hiking and horse trails right there at The Coves. Or follow your nose off site to discover some of the best hiking trails in NC in the surrounding Pisgah Mountain Forest. If you’re a trail-blazing breed, you’ll want to pull your human over to the 39,000-acre rugged-but-glorious wilderness of Wilson Creek right next door to The Coves. Whichever path you pick, you’ll discover vibrant waters, woods, and hiking paths that are teeming with wildlife for you to enjoy. There’s so much to see and smell here!

In fact, many of your fellow canines have gone on record as saying that The Coves Mountain River Club is the pick of the litter when it comes to real estate in Lenoir NC. They voted The Coves the best community in Western North Carolina. With so many streams, creeks, waterfalls, pastureland, flora, and fauna to investigate, you will never run out of things to do. Every day is a new adventure.

You know how the humans like to talk about the weather? Here’s how they describe the weather in the mountain towns in North Carolina“It’s always perfect here. Mild winters and warm summers, with long springs, long falls, and short summers and winters.” You know what that means? That’s right, more walks for you!

But there’s no need to feel guilty about it. We know from years of research that what’s good for you is even better for your dog-loving humans.

Studies tell us that if your humans take you on regular walks, they’re more likely to be in better physical shape than their non-dog-loving friends. We also know that about half of all dog walkers get an average of 30 minutes of exercise, a minimum of 5 days a week. We bet those numbers are a little higher at The Coves, where dog-walking is about more than just exercise. It’s a nature-lover’s daily treat. It’s a dog/human best-friend bonding experience. It’s a social event with other dog-lovers. More than anything, it’s just a wonderful way of life.

As if that’s not enough to convince your humans that The Coves is the perfect community for all of you, you can always throw them another bone. Let your humans know that, thanks to you, their health is improved in many other ways, including:

 ·        lower blood pressure

·        lower cholesterol levels

·        improved cardiovascular health

·        relief from depression 

·        improved survival rates after a heart attack

·        overall better emotional health and happiness

Wow, that’s a list a pooch can be proud of!

If you already have an owner with real estate in Lenoir NC, then you’re a lucky dog. But if your human is still in the market for that perfect pet-friendly community in one of the most idyllic mountain towns in North Carolina, just point them in the direction of The Coves Mountain River Club, where every dog has his day … every day of the week!

But don’t just take our word for it. Listen to what The Coves’ resident pups have told us:

“I love to swim in the river. And I really enjoy all the different smells when we go walking at various places around The Coves. Every night after dinner, I remind my humans that the day is not over until we toss the Frisbee. And they are happy to do it. After all, they love it here as much as I do. I’m one lucky dog!” – Buddy


“I love being retired in the mountains. I’ve found a second career as a trail-blazing dog, which my humans find pretty impressive! I also love wading in Wilson’s Creek. And I even have my very own seat in the UTV – that’s my favorite treat!” 
– Boomer

“I cannot wait to move to The Coves! I got the tour with my humans who purchased a new home for us there! I will be in heaven with all the open space & fresh air. And I will especially enjoy the river. Hey, I’m a Portuguese Water Dog!”  – Oliver

Okay buddy, now that you know The Coves Mountain River Club is truly a pet paradise, what are you waiting for? Tell your human to come back into the room and read the information below. If they’re thinking about retiring anywhere else but The Coves, they’re barking up the wrong tree. Go ahead and tell them what to do.

Good dog!

Dear Humans:  If you’ve been working like a dog all your life, and you’re ready to retire in a peaceful mountain community that offers an active lifestyle, pet-friendly perks, and lots of amenities, come visit. We’ve got beautiful mountain homes on spacious lots for sale, and all the great features your dog told you about and more, including a wellness center, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, our mountaintop community lodge with an expansive porch and spectacular views of Lenoir’s majestic mountains and four superb waterfalls.

Call us at 828.754.0700 to schedule your visit to our one-of-a kind mountain community.

If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84-page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide, which gives you more information about living in the foothills.

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