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

Available Properties

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.

Product Reviews

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

From the Blog

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

New Farm Listing Near Asheville

New Farm Listing Near Asheville

Check out this new farm listing near Asheville!  If you’ve been looking for a beautiful, updated, manageable farm that isn’t in the hinterlands, this is it.  Fourteen acres of gently rolling…

Appalachian Solar Works

Appalachian Solar Works

The other day, I had a chance encounter with Chad Colwell, Co-Owner of Appalachian Solar Works.  I was leaving Staples when this large utility van pulled up with their logo all over it, so I…

Armchair Agents

Armchair Agents

We’ve all heard of “armchair quarterbacks”, but what about armchair agents?  I’ve been involved in real estate since August 1987 when I started as an apprentice real estate appraiser.  Worked for…

Handling The Hurricanes

Handling The Hurricanes

Handling the hurricanes has become a requirement for folks living in North and South Carolina these past few weeks with Hurricanes Florence and Michael coming through.  Now the hard work begins….