Trails End

The Trails End Home on Linville Ridge
The Trails End Home on Linville Ridge

The pinnacle of Carolina luxury, Linville Ridge Golf and Country Club brings paradise to the Appalachian Mountains.  Just south of Boone in the town of Linville, Linville Ridge is easily accessible from many major North Carolina cities including Charlotte, Asheville and Raleigh. The exclusive neighborhood treats its residents to golf at the highest elevation east of the Mississippi River, pristine tennis and croquet courts, a heated mountainside pool and long hiking trails with gorgeous mountain views as well as top tier indoor or outdoor dining.

Hidden deep within this spectacular private community lies the gem known as Trail’s End.  The beautiful house proudly overlooks the Appalachian Mountains, at an elevation of nearly 5000 feet, and has perfect views of nearby Grandfather Mountain as well as Linville Ridge’s world-class golf course. Bob Mann of Attic Design is responsible for the design of this single family home that features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two partial bathrooms, and a two car garage.  

Construction began in 2007, led by Rick Gentry of Linville Ridge development.  The foundation carves into the mountain rock making it nearly impervious to the harsh mountain wind and rain.  The exterior combines new and salvaged materials to create a rustic cabin aesthetic with all of the modern 21st century amenities.  Slate reclaimed from the Fox estate in Durham, and wooden beams from freshly cut south Georgian Cyprus logs are prominent on the outside.  The house’s outdoor fireplace comes from an old church, and the garage’s floor is entirely marble.  Trail’s End stands out from the mountain countryside with a blend of old and new found only in Linville Ridge.

Entering the house, visitors will find walls built exclusively of handpicked wood that reflect the unique character of the trees used, making Trail’s End impossible to duplicate.  Unique decor, such as a chandelier made of antlers from Elk native to Yellowstone Park and the wheels from a 300 year old Chinese war wagon, fill the house.  Also just like the exterior, Trail’s End’s interior is assembled of reclaimed North and South Carolina materials including many Douglas Fir beams salvaged from an Asheville Steakhouse installed inside the house’s great room.  

Trail’s End is located on Branlaire Drive in the Linville Community and is a sight to behold both inside and out.  A bright reflection of the Linville Ridge lifestyle, the builder spared no expense in its construction and it truly shows.