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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

New Farm Listing

This new farm listing just north of Asheville is a beautiful spot for a family farm, retreat or bugout location.  Its easy to reach, yet very private and rich in resources.  There are more than…

Water Water Everywhere

Water Water Everywhere

Water water everywhere!  That’s how its been the past few weeks, then we got hit with numerous inches of rain from Tropical Storm Alberto.  Caught everyone by surprise.  It just parked over the…

Solar Forced Air

Solar Forced Air

Did you realize you can heat your house with solar forced air?  Yes, it is true (to a certain extent).  Basic physics teach us that hot air rises, and if you can capture hot air, then funnel it…

The Ants and the Grasshopper

The Ants and the Grasshopper

In today’s mail, I had a flyer from Emergency Essentials with a foldout recounting Aesop’s fable, “The Ants and the Grasshopper”.  You older folks will remember it, but the younger ones among us;…