This beautiful timber-frame facility—with large boulders found onsite and used as its base—is the social hub for French Broad Crossing. This is where families gather for seasonal events, small dinners, or spur-of-the-moment get-togethers. The Lodge was constructed using the very latest green building techniques. Local artisans, stone masons, carpenters, and blacksmiths created the details and finishes that give the stately lodge its rustic and natural character. Adjacent to the Lodge is a fully equipped Wellness Center and Pool.
Wellness Center & Pool
Located adjacent to the River Lodge, the Wellness Center & Pool, offers guests the opportunity to workout, recover, and relax. The very latest cardio machines and equipment give you a great way to begin the day or get the heart pumping after an afternoon of fishing. The picturesque family pool and attached hot tub—which overlook the French Broad River—provide ideal opportunities to while away the day, affording incredible views of the river below and mountains in the distance.
Ancient Majesty: French Broad River
More than anything else, what defines and distinguishes French Broad Crossing is its namesake river. North Carolina’s French Broad River is the third oldest on the planet, older than both the Nile and Amazon—and it’s central to the way of life at French Broad Crossing. The River Lodge, as well as many homes and homesites, overlook the magnificent river which has become a popular destination for whitewater rafting and kayaking, fly-fishing, paddleboarding, and more.
UTV & Hiking Trails
With forested mountains, dramatic ridgelines, pure streams and rivers, and acre upon acre of preserved land held in conservation, Little Pine and French Broad Crossing are both natural wonders. Throughout each are a number of trails and scenic paths—on UTV or by foot—that are perfect for exploration and adventure, with numerous landmarks along the way. Whether it’s for exercise, sightseeing, or simple recreation, our trails beckon multiple outings amidst nature’s splendor.
The Tree House
Take in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains at the rustic Tree House. This inviting amenity was constructed by skilled craftsmen using local materials to make a wonderful gathering place for those who appreciate peaceful mountain serenity. Hidden deep in The Bluffs, The Tree House offers an outdoor fireplace with plenty of covered and open space for residents and friends to congregate. Bring some steaks and your favorite beverage and enjoy a cookout with a great view.
Riverfront Family Park & Pavilion
Down by Sandy Bottoms Rapid on the French Broad River sits some of the most precious North Carolina mountain real estate the entire region has to offer. It’s an ideal meeting place for small gatherings or family picnics. The French Broad Riverfront Family Park & Pavilion provides easy access to these waters, whether you’re trying your hand at fly fishing, kayaking, white-water rafting, or tubing. Play a game of horseshoes or volleyball, then fire up the grill by the covered picnic pavilion and enjoy a leisurely cookout by the river.
Both French Broad Crossing and Little Pine offer on-site community gardens that are wholly organic and fully maintained by our homeowners. It gives families a way to connect socially while at the same time nurturing a more sustainable lifestyle. Only all-natural materials are used—that means no chemicals or carbon footprint. These are both four-season gardens that rotate various crops regularly to prevent disease and safeguard the soil.