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Specializing in homesteads, off-grid, retreats, and prepper properties in Western North Carolina.

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The properties offered for sale through Retreat Realty are varied but all focus on the characteristics that make them good choices for a mountain getaway.

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Not only should you be considering a retreat property, but you need to plan on how to utilize it, stock it and secure it.

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Owner/Founder, John Haynes’ excellent knowledge of real estate, planning and design caters specifically to clients of Retreat Realty.

Who We Are

Headquartered in the mountains of western North Carolina, Retreat Realty exists to aid forward thinking individuals in their search for a secure, sustainable place of residence that can provide peace of mind and freedom during times of crisis or simply a place where one can live closer to the land. Lets face it, we live in an increasingly dangerous and complex world. If you live in an urban environment such as Charlotte or Greensboro, what would you do in the event the order of law should break down?

Do you have somewhere safe to retreat to or will you be trapped in your suburban home surrounded by desperate citizens and chaos? Think it can’t happen to you? Just look at the madness of New Orleans after Katrina or the riots in major cities over the past 20 years. The causes for such are many, and increase in likelihood… READ MORE

From the Blog

Japan’s Electric Trains

Japan’s Electric Trains

Japan’s Electric Trains:  I just returned from a two week trip to Japan.  It was actually my fifth time there as I’m married to a missionary kid (“MK”) who was born there, as was her father, and…

A Little Time Away

A Little Time Away

Its been a very busy first half of the year, so I’m taking a little time away.  Won’t be writing anything for a few weeks as I visit my wife’s old stomping grounds in Japan.  Its a much needed…

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Coming soon we’ll be introducing a grouping of modestly priced properties that have a lot to offer the homesteader or those simply looking for a rural building site.  These properties consist of…

Invasive Plants

Invasive Plants

Invasive plants such as Kudzu aren’t anything new in these mountains, but one in particular is especially disturbing.  As I write this post, I have a mild case of Poison Ivy.  Its a real…