Cullasaja Club

1371 Cullasaja Club Drive

Highlands NC 28741

Community Description

Founded in 1987, the Cullasaja Club is a private mountain club community that has perfected the art of luxurious mountain living. With 300 families calling the Cullasaja Club home, this community possesses a familiar culture that is intentional, highly personalized, unpretentious, and outdoor-loving. Life among mountain lakes, crystal clear trout streams, temperate summers and stunning fall colors awaits at the Cullasaja Club.


The Cullasaja Club sits along the Highlands Plateau, a natural phenomenon boasting incredible natural beauty stretching from Lake Toxaway through Highlands, North Carolina. Titled the “Land of Waterfalls,” this temperate rainforest climate delivers abundant rainfall and rare geology, resulting in dozens upon dozens of truly unique cascades in every direction. Part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, an area with 70% of land preserved as National Forest, a backdrop of hemlock, white pine, azalea, rhododendron and laurel, surround you. While the Cullasaja Club exists in this pristine setting, it is not far from modern conveniences and the attributes of civilization. The towns of Highlands and Cashiers, NC are a short drive away, both boasting mountain charm and fantastic options for shopping, dining and the arts. Boutique shops, award-winning restaurants, art galleries, The Old Edwards Inn - the best ranked hotel spa in the country, libraries and an excellent health care facility and hospital can all be found in the Highlands/Cashiers area. All of this is surrounded by National and State forests with dozens of trails, waterfalls, scenic lakes and pristine rivers where native and stocked trout make this some of the finest trout fishing in America.


The Cullasaja Club offers the highest standard of amenities to its residents and guests, beginning with their golf course. Designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer, this par-72 championship golf course is one he considers his Mountain Masterpiece. Featuring intentionally designed fairways that complement the natural landscape, this 6,900-yard course includes undulating greens, white sand bunkers, hardwood-lined fairways and multiple tees, creating a challenge for expert golfers while remaining accessible to beginners as well.

Another keystone amenity to the Cullasaja Club is the Yacht Club. Centered around the pristine waters of Ravenel Lake, the headwaters of the Cullasaja River, the Yacht Club offers a diverse array of options for waterfront enjoyment. Whether fishing for bass, spending an afternoon canoeing or kayaking, taking the boat for a cruise, or starting the day with the sun fly fishing for any of the 5 species of trophy trout found in Ravenel Lake, you’ll never tire of the waterfront recreation the Yacht Club has to offer. For those more interested in river fishing, the Cullasaja river flows for two miles right through the Cullasaja Club, making it prime habitat for beautiful native trout.

Tennis enthusiasts will delight in the Cullasaja Club’s tennis center. Featuring four Har-Tru surface courts, two observation decks where spectators can watch the others play while relaxing after their match, and a Tennis Professional on site ready to arrange matches upon request, the tennis amenities here are second to none.

The Cullasaja Club Playground is a delightful amenity available to the children of this community. Located conveniently beside the pool complex and kids water features, the playground includes a mini zip line, spider web climbing apparatus, a tree fort with slide, children and toddler swings, and a ropes course. When the children need to cool off after a good play session at the playground, the Cullasaja Club pool complex awaits nearby. Boasting a heated junior-olympic swimming pool, blue stone decks, a massive stacked stone fireplace, and a children’s splash pad area, this is the place to be on hot summer days. With a full calendar of events hosted at the pool each season including oyster roasts, themed buffets and kid’s camp activities, the pool complex acts as a social hub for the community. When it’s time to nourish and recharge, you can enjoy the fresh, delicious offerings of the Cullasaja Pool Cafe or sit at one of many dining tables lining the deck and enjoy a casual evening cookout or lunch with the family beside the pool.

Real Estate

The Cullasaja Club has luxury mountain home options to match a wide array of preferences. From homes and homesites with 50-mile mountain views, to private retreats on the water or golf course, you’ll find or build the home of your dreams here. The Cullasaja Club has fewer than 20 lots available for sale, ensuring that your homebuying or home building experience won’t take place in a constant construction zone. Beautifully crafted rustic homes here range in size from 2,700 square feet to more than 15,000 square feet. For those seeking a home building experience, lots are available in a variety of settings with topography that varies from steep and rugged to gentle and sloping. Whether you’re seeking a mountaintop oasis, a lakefront residence, or a private villa tucked away in the trees, you can find or build it here.

A mountain dream awaits you at The Cullasaja Club. Let our expert real estate brokers streamline your process with their luxury home and private community knowledge and expertise. Contact us today!

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Community Amenities

canoeing / kayaking
clubhouse / lodge

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