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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

Just A Little Farmland

Just A Little Farmland

Two years ago, I brokered a 761 acre tract and thought that was BIG.  Actually, it was very large for this market.   The buyer was Tim Sweeney, billionaire creator of the world’s most successful…

Armchair Agents

Armchair Agents

I wrote part of this post nearly two years ago, but its worth publishing again.  We’ve all heard of “armchair quarterbacks”, but what about armchair agents?  I’ve been involved in real estate…

New 355 Acre Listing with River Frontage

New 355 Acre Listing with River Frontage

We are starting off the new year with a bang!   Check out this 355 acre property with approximately 1,000′ of easily accessible frontage on the Cane River.  Situated just ten minutes south of the…

A Thank You And Some Recognition

A Thank You And Some Recognition

We recently handled the listing and sale of the Clear Creek Dude Ranch at the base of Mt. Mitchell.  This property had previously been listed without much showing activity.  The sellers stated…