About Sapphire Valley

Sapphire Valley Resort. A family oriented, four seasons resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains!
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Modern Sapphire Valley began in 1954 when Mr. Gene Howerdd, Sr., a founder of Georgia Pacific, retired to the area and wanted to create a golfing community where friends good enjoy the cooler mountain weather. The Sapphire Valley Inn and Country was created. Today the club is known as the Country Club of Sapphire Valley and the Fairfield Inn was razed in 1986.

History of the Valley dates back several hundred years if not thousands with early Indians occupying the area. Arrowheads and/or spearpoints (fluted point) have been found in this area dating back 12,000 years.

Sapphire Valley’s own Historic Stone Basin  shows evidence of archeoastronomy practiced by ancient residents.

For more on the history of Sapphire Valley, visit: https://historyofsapphirevalley.org/   For more information on the ‘The Archaeology of Early North Carolina’, view this page: https://www.ncpedia.org/history/early/archaeology

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Vacation Rentals in Sapphire Valley

Sapphire Valley Resort rentals include everything from studio apartments up to expansive lodges that can accommodate 28 friends and family! Almost every neighbor in Sapphire Valley allows rentals. Those areas within walking distance  to amenities include:
Hilltop, Brookstone, Emerald Cove, Emerald Crest - walk to and around Fairfield Lake and the Boat House and Beach
River Run and Mountain Laurel are easy walks to the core amenities at the Community Center
Most other rentals are just a few minutes drive for all the resort amenities and the village of Cashiers just 3 miles west.

Real Estate Developments  in Sapphire Valley

The original developments of Golf Club Esates and Round Hill Estates, both started in the 1950's, continue to be very desired residential areas. In the 1964  Hogback lake was built and the first Holly Forest sections openned. Over the next several decades many more developments were created including some on the highest points high on Mount Toxaway and Bald Rock Mountain. 

For a list of real estate developments, please scroll down!

Neighborhood

Type

Notes

Bald Rock

Houses, Lots

 

Brookstone/Summerwood

Townhomes

 

Country Club Estates

Houses, Lots

Gated

Country Club Villas

Townhomes

Gated

Cedar Hill / Sleepy Valley

Houses, Lots

Gated, not on property but can have Amenity Membership, Not Required

Chestnut Ridge

Townhomes

 

Chimney Top Estates

Houses, Lots

 

Deer Run

House, Lots

Gated

Eagles Ridge

Condos

 

Emerald Cove

Townhomes

 

Fairway Forest

Timeshare

 

Falcon Ridge

Homes, Lots

 

Golf Club Estates

Homes, Lots

Not Required

Fairway Hamlets

Townhomes and Homes

Not Required

Hilltop

Condos and Townhomes

 

Hogback

Houses, Lots

 

Holly Forest

Houses, Lots

 

Indian Summer

Condo

 

Mountain Club

Fractional Ownership

 

Mountain High

Houses, Lots

 

Mountain Laurel Villas

Timeshare

 

Pinnacle Ridge

Houses, Lots

 

River Run

Townhomes

 

River Run II

Townhomes

 

Round Hill

Houses, Lots

Not Required

Sapphire High

Houses, Lots

 

Sapphire Ridge

Houses, Lots

 

Sapphire Vista Estates

Houses, Lots

 

Sassafras Ridge

Houses, Lots

 

Stonecreek Crossing

Houses, Lots

 

Stonecreek Estates

Houses, Lots

 

The Divide

Houses, Lots

 

Viburnum

Houses, Lots

 

Whisper Lake

Houses, Lots

 

The Woods

Townhomes

 

For more information about any of these developments, please use this firm:
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