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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

Nolichucky River Listings

Nolichucky River Listings

We just recently listed three unique properties on and overlooking the Nolichucky River.  The Nolichucky is a very prominent river that is formed in northern Mitchell and Yancey Counties from the confluence of the N. Toe and Cane Rivers.  The result is a large river...

60 Minutes Of Prepping

60 Minutes Of Prepping

Last night's episode of 60 Minutes on CBS had a segment on the "survival condo" and prepping trend.  These kinds of shows are very often slanted to present "preppers" as a fringe society full of conspiracy theorists with crazy setups.  This one was a little more...

Is A Bunker For You?

Is A Bunker For You?

Is living in an underground bunker or shelter for you?  To most of us, the thought of living in an enclosed concrete bunker in the middle of nowhere sounds crazy, but little by little folks are taking notice and making the move.  Vivos xPoint is just such a place. ...

Cottage Home on Six Acres

Cottage Home on Six Acres

For several years, we had the privilege of assisting a property owner in the sale of her 100+ acre land holdings north of Marshall, NC.  These included several homesites, a couple of modest homes and a stunning 58 acre farm with pastures, cabins, etc.  Now that all...