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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.

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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.

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 Listing With River Access

New Listing With River Access

We recently listed a 72 acre parcel north of Asheville having full legal access to 1,200' of frontage on the Big Rock Creek (great trout fishing), two ponds, a gated covered bridge entrance and outstanding infrastructure.  This acreage was originally to be developed...

The Unraveling

The Unraveling

In a post I wrote last year I stated that the "End of the World as We Know It" had already come upon us without realizing it.  Indeed it had, and it continues.  All it takes is one trip to any big box retailer or going out to eat and you'll see what I mean. ...

A Timely Update

A Timely Update

It has been a while since I've written about the book, "One Second After" that started me on the path of self-sufficiency learning (i.e. "prepping") resulting in changing the focus and name of my firm to Retreat Realty, Ltd.  But given recent events over the past...

Waterfall Hideaway

Waterfall Hideaway

We just listed this amazing 181 acre property with a Waterfall Hideaway.   Located in Wilkes County between Hickory and Boone, this very private estate offers not one, but two full cabins along with two fully built basement foundations including septic systems,...