Rustic. Elegant. Hidden.

The ultimate luxury of  an undiscovered  wilderness paradise completely surrounded by over half a million acres of protected national forest lands.

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The timeless spirit of the luxurious and legendary Great Camps of the Adirondacks lives on, by the shores of pristine Lake Santeetlah, deep in Western North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains.


Surrounded by North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest, Great Camps’ communities include Santeetlah Lakeside, Wildsprings, Twelve Moons and Blue Winds. The Santeetlah Canoe Club & Marina will provide amenities and access to the 3,000-acre Lake Santeetlah for all Great Camps residents. 


Quietly hidden in a natural bowl high in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains, the Great Camps of the Smokies communities – undiscovered hideaways tucked into the lush green mountains of Lake Santeetlah and concealed in the shadows of the Nantahala National Forest – offer a luxurious lifestyle within an authentic and unspoiled wilderness.


Blending natural materials and elegant architecture, the designs of the Great Camps homes are inspired by the lake itself and by the romantic late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Great Camps of the Adirondack Mountains of New York. These minimal-impact homesites are designed to protect and preserve the unique attributes of the environment and blend with the natural surroundings, including the 3,000 pristine acres of wilderness lake, the 80 miles of untouched shoreline, the vast forested areas, and the rugged mountain landscape



Come explore the unique communities and real estate opportunities of today's Great Camps...