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Stargazing in Western North Carolina

Stargazing at The Coves

Once you leave the city, you learn that there’s a lot you’ve been missing in the night sky.  Away from all those lights, millions of stars are visible to the naked eye, and you can watch meteor showers and even see satellites streaking through space.  This awe-inspiring panorama is just one more thing that makes the Western foothills the best place to retire in North Carolina.

Our Pisgah Mountain Lodge is an ideal location for that kind of stargazing.  When the sky is clear, you’ll have a front-row seat for all there is to see, and be able to enjoy the famously mild Lenoir North Carolina weather which creates the perfect ambience for kicking back with your favorite beverage and letting the show unfold before you.

Have you heard of the Brown Mountain Lights?  Their cause remains a mystery, but for at least a hundred years people near Morganton have reported seeing flickers and balls of light that hover and even move around nearby Brown Mountain.  If you’re in the area, perhaps looking at North Carolina mountain homes for sale, be sure to set aside some time one night to check out this phenomenon.

The fall foliage viewing season in the Western North Carolina foothills is known worldwide for its length, variety and all-around beauty.  Because of the varying elevations, there are always new and different plants and trees changing color at any particular time.  It all begins up around Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk in late September or early October.  By the time the changes reach The Coves Mountain River Club and other lower areas, you’ve enjoyed weeks of nature’s most brilliant colors.  And the amazing views, such as Table Rock, Round Mountain and the South Mountains make it all the more spectacular.

In addition to the colorful foliage and the iconic views, including Table Rock, Round Mountain and the South Mountains, the fall season in Western North Carolina brings traditional pumpkin fests, corn mazes and warm apple cider to enjoy traditions that date back many years.  These are some of the local treats that keep people who haven’t yet moved to the area coming back time and time again. And that’s another reason it’s considered to be the best place to retire in North Carolina.

Imagine the pure joy of camping under a star-filled sky when the Lenoir North Carolina weather is just right for being out in the fresh mountain air.  The days are full of possibilities – swimming, boating, hiking, bike-riding and so much more – but when the sun goes down and darkness falls, you see the true splendor of the universe as well.  What better way to put the stresses of city living aside and clear your head to contemplate the real meaning of our existence?

It’s this kind of life-changing experience that draws people to the Western foothills looking for North Carolina mountain homes for sale.  And folks are discovering that there’s simply no better choice for a place to live than The Coves Mountain River Club in Lenoir.  Nestled along the Johns River near the best fishing spots on Wilsons Creek, The Coves really does have it all.

Retirement living here means being as active as you want to be.  Your home is designed to take maximum advantage of its magnificent views, and the on-site golf course means you don’t have to go far to play.  But you’re also close to other outdoor activities you may want to enjoy, and nothing else you might need is more than a short drive away.   There’s a lot to see and a lot to do, and owning a home at The Coves Mountain River Club makes it all available to you.

When you’re in the area, be sure to stop by and take a tour.  Talk to some of our residents and find out why they know they made the perfect choice for Western North Carolina retirement living at our friendly mountain community.

If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page Complimentary Magazine.

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