Real Estate in Cullowhee - Homes For Sale

Even with just over 9,000 residents, Cullowhee has a lot to offer. Home to Western Carolina University, Cullowhee provides everything you’d expect from a college town — from poetry readings to independent movie screenings, available to students and locals alike. And, on fall weekends, you’re likely to find most people at the WCU football game — the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band is a must-see.

Cullowhee’s K-8 school, Cullowhee Valley, has an impressive variety of clubs and activities for students: Robotics Club, Battle of the Books, Band and Build-It Club are just a few of the many programs available. Kids and adults alike can find even more activities provided at the Cullowhee Recreation Center, operated by the Jackson County Parks and Rec Department.

As with most places in Jackson County, the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors are abundant. If you like disc golf (we won’t tell if you still call it a frisbee!), you don’t want to miss the Catamount Links course hosted by WCU. Prefer to drop in a line and hopefully catch a fish? The Tuckasegee River runs right through Cullowhee, but there are also dozens of creeks and other fishing holes for you to try your luck. The WNC Fly Fishing Trail has some terrific suggestions for your next angling adventure.

Are you a history buff? Check out the Mountain Heritage Center, where southern Appalachia’s cultural heritage and history are celebrated and preserved. After your visit, you’ll need a bite to eat; Cullowhee’s options include Mexican food at Sazon, coffee and baked goods at The Point, and traditional pub fare at Tuck’s Tap and Grille.

And, if you need to venture out beyond your Appalachian mountain home in Cullowhee, don’t worry: Asheville Regional Airport is only 45 miles away, with frequent connections to Atlanta via Delta and US Airways. For more local travel needs, you can take advantage of public transportation provided by Jackson County Transit.


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Cullowhee, NC - Real Estate & Homes for sale

337 Clayson Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$259,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.8 acres

about 1 year on site

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Almost 4300 ft. elev.w/a fabulous longrange mtn. view. Enjoy the private setting w/cool summer days to sit on the deck or screened porch & listen to the birds and enjoy nature at it's best .The inside has high tongue & groove ceilings w/a stacked stone, wood burning fireplace,wood floors in the living area, open floor plan w/ 2 bedrooms and a bath w/ceramic tile on the main level.The master suite upstairs is spacious & private. Located 10 min.to Lake Glenville,12 min. to Cashiers & 18 min. to Highlands makes this convenient for yr. round living or a summer retreat.Great roads in the subdivision. Also, an income producing home for vacation rental.

Scarlet Ridge, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$39,900

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5.2 acres

11 days on site

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CREEKS AND A SMALL WATERFALL RUN RIGHT THROUGH THIS PROPERTY!!! This 5+ acre Scarlet Ridge parcel is right at the entrance of Cane Creek Ridge, a private community. It is easily accessible in the winter months. It has a high, cleared property site where you can see mountains, and then the property recedes down to the entrance with lovely creeks running though it that are gentle enough for children to play in. Very accessible to Hwy 74/23!

16 Chimney Stone Way, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$499,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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0.21 acres

10 months on site

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Our Riverfront Model Cabin in the new resort community of Cullowhee River Club is finally for sale! Located in the Carolina mountains nestled between Western Carolina University and on the Tuckasegee River,and less than an hour drive from Asheville. Upscale finishes including granite counter tops, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, a stone fireplace, as well as tiled showers and back splash. The screened room in the back overlooks a section of rapids that create sounds that cascade through the house. This house has been professionally decorated with high end finishes everywhere and has never been used! This home has two master suites that look to gorgeous river views. The home has a large garage with plenty of parking. Enjoy the Grand River Lodge, with it's sweeping views of the river that will be the center of community life as well a restaurant that will offer distinctive cuisine and superior service in an atmosphere of rustic elegance.The River Pavilion will be a favorite gathering place, and outdoor activities will abound with recreational amenities including swimming pool, tennis courts, boathouse and hiking and biking trails. Model open daily.

44 Kalmia Ridge, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$274,900

2 beds

2.0 baths

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3.15 acres

11 months on site

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PRICE REDUCED!!! Perched on a knoll and overlooking a beautiful yard (3.15 acres) with mature landscaping and several long range mountains in the view! The exterior features a covered wrap around porch, large deck for entertaining, paved access, beautiful landscaping and private. Inside boasts hardwood floors thru out and a nice large living room with wood burning fireplace. Kitchen has ample cabinet and counter space with breakfast bar. Laundry, bonus room (currently being used as a bedroom) and full bath on main level. Upstairs features 2 large bedrooms and the master has a private balcony, vaulted ceiling and ensuite bath. 2 car detached garage was converted into a man cave and is heated with a large loft above that could easily be finished and made into a mother-in-law suite or a student rental. WCU and downtown Sylva are just a few miles away. Great neighborhood and location!

512 Garland Ashe Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$425,000

3 beds

3.5 baths

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24.86 acres

7 months on site

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Wow, what a find! Custom log cabin with a year round view. Quiet setting with lots of possibilities. Watch the wildlife from your covered porch. Enjoy your favorite book and beverage by a crackling fire in the stone fireplace. Hike your own trails on the almost 25 acres of unrestricted, wooded property. Your are only 4 miles from WCU, but it feels like you are in the National Park. Priced under tax value. This won' t last long!

526 Bel Air, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$24,900

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0.83 acres

almost 2 years on site

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Nice lot already graded and ready to build! Septic and shared well already installed. Located in the desirable community of Cullowhee close to WCU and the Tuckaseegee River. A Modular home was on site but has been moved so it is ready to go.

00 Wike Cemetery Rd Unit 3, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$72,500

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1.49 acres

about 1 year on site

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1.49 unrestricted acres with 275+ ft. of frontage on the Tuckaseege River with great mountain views. Easy access, less than 4 miles to Western Carolina University. Survey marker in place with a trail to the build pad and the river. Build area is NOT in the floodplain.

816 University Heights, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$289,750

3 beds

3.0 baths

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1.35 acres

9 months on site

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Large traditional split level home. Main level has huge formal living room/dining room with fireplace. Family room with new kitchen features a fireplace with insert. Walk up 5 steps to master suite featuring a new bath, h/h walk-in closets plus second bedroom. Downstairs has a 3rd bedroom, new bath, huge rec room. This is a lot of house. (includes lot # 7650-40-1446 with .47 acres.)

0 Tilley Creek Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$169,000

0 beds

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1.16 acres

5 months on site

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Brand new construction in Cullowhee. With an unfinished interior this is the perfect opportunity to finish your house exactly the way you want it. Set in a valley pasture alongside bold Tilley Creek. This lot comes with an easement to the creek with additional creek front acreage available. Easy access off of a state maintained paved road. Great garden space. Close to WCU, CVS pharmacy, grocery, schools and the Jackson County recreation park and lots of USFS property. There is no county tax yet since it is new construction. Owner financing is available.

276 Paseos Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$224,900

3 beds

2.5 baths

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0.63 acres

9 months on site

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Looking for a Primary or Vacation home with Elevations of 3500 feet or more, this could be your dream home! Enjoy the great vistas from the front porch or hang out by the fire pit and listen to the Cascading waterfall. Wonderfully landscaped with perennials for year round beauty, always something different coming to life! If you want to be cool in the summer, this is your chance. Complete with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, hardwood floors in Living Room, Ceramic Tile in Kitchen and Bathrooms, Carpet in Bedrooms. . Convenient to WCU, Jackson County Fitness Center. Enjoy great fishing on the Tuckasegee River or kayak or canoe on the Chain of Lakes. Sylva is just 25 minutes for shopping, great restaurants and breweries. All in a great small community with limited covenants and restrictions with great neighbors. Sound like HOME, well do not miss seeing this one!

Rambling Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$498,500

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54.16 acres

11 months on site

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54.16 unrestricted acres, with a new survey. Open, level meadows with a habitable cabin that raised a family in the 1920's with running water on the back porch. Steep, heavily wooded mountain land, this parcel has some of everything. Several springs and branches run through the property. There are multiple outbuildings, including an old outhouse. The cabin, barns and land feel like you are in Cades Cove, but you are only five miles from Western Carolina University. The state maintains the road past the access to this property

872 Cabin Ridge Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$349,900

3 beds

2.5 baths

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5.41 acres

6 months on site

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Experience comfortable mountain living in this well built, private home. Located close to WCU in Cullowhee. Ideal for a large and/or growing family. Exceptional year round view, radiant floor heating, master bedroom with bathroom ensuite on the main level, laundry room also on the main level. The loft area has beautiful hardwood flooring with 2 bonus rooms. Versatile basement could serve various needs; additional bedrooms or completely separate, spacious apartment with outside entrance. Other features include 2 car attached garage, large workshop and generator.

548 Watson Branch Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$149,900

1 beds

1.0 baths

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12.57 acres

over 1 year on site

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Almost 14 acres of pristine land and a nicely finished 1 bedroom 1 bath. Less than 3 miles from Western Carolina University's Campus in Cullowhee, NC. Nice private property perfect for the dedicated student/students. Enough room for two roommates or a cozy little get away for those that enjoy the pristine mountain setting. Great investment opportunity with 14 acres of unrestricted land this close to campus the income potential is tremendous.

308 Utopia, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$168,900

3 beds

1.0 baths

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0.7 acres

7 months on site

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Peaceful home in Cullowhee, NC. Kitchen has been recently updated with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Updated plumbing. New HVAC installed in 2014 and new roof installed with architectural shingles in 2013. Large back deck. House has a partial half-bath. New front door, basement door, and many updated windows. Wood stove in living room. Bonus room in basement with natural light. Near Jackson County Rec Park and only 2.5 miles to WCU! Must see!

312 Greenbrier Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$237,500

3 beds

2.0 baths

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3.54 acres

almost 2 years on site

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IDEAL FAMILY OR VACATION HOME 5 MINUTES FROM CAMPUS WITH END OF ROAD PRIVACY, ONE LEVEL LIVING AVAILABLE. 3 BR 2B custom designed home on 3.54+/- acres of private wooded & flat acreage combined w/potential for an additional 1352 finished sq. ft. Owner currently uses 2nd floor for storage but could be easily finished for extra living space and is already stubbed for 3rd bathroom and fixtures are there. Convenient to both Cullowhee & Sylva. EXTERIOR FEATURES: Pet friendly community,..Old mica mines on property, PRIVATE setting, small branch, wild blackberry and raspberrry bushes. Established landscaping, flat & fenced in yard, private yet convenient, storage building, covered front porch, fire pit, long range mountain views. INTERIOR FEATURES: open floor plan, large master on main level, walk in closets, stainless steel appliances, spacious kitchen w/extensive countertop and cabinet space, large laundry/mud room with sink and separate outside access, large upper level that could easily be finished, gas fireplace & wood stove, large living room, window seat and being sold furnished. Carefully designed & built- this is the perfect family home in the heart of Cullowhee.

225 Hawks Nest Ridge, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$589,000

4 beds

3.5 baths

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5.4 acres

10 months on site

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Looking for a special place in the mountains for a family retreat, a mini farm, an event venue, a corporate getaway or possible sub-development? Bring your horses, chickens, dogs, family and friends.Cultivate a cash crop, or, just sit by the fire or on the screened porch and relax. Not too far from civilization but feels like another world. You must see this custom home filled with unique and artistic touches. Listed with over 5 acres with pasture, a pond, and a barn with additional acreage available.There are possibilities galore.Two additional homes and acreage may also be available, you could combine them all for a special slice of heaven. Call for an appointment.

415 Clayson Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$235,000

2 beds

2.5 baths

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2.52 acres

11 months on site

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Prepare yourself! The Long Range Mountain Views of Snowbird Mountain will Take Your Breath Away! Whether you're relaxing in the Awesome Hot Tub or Enjoying your Favorite Beverage on the 40.6' X 7.7' Covered Porch --- You'll quickly realize --- Your Search for that Special Mountain Cabin is Over! At 4400+ Feet Elevation no need to worry about the summer heat! End of the Road Privacy in sought after Cats Paw community. Great location convenient to Cashiers/Highlands and Franklin. Well Maintained Chalet with Soaring Vaulted Wood Ceilings and Gorgeous Stacked Rock Fireplace. Open concept with Living/Dining and Kitchen all Open. Kitchen w/Granite Counters and Stainless Appliances. Main Level Master Suite w/16.10' x 13.2' Bedroom, Full Bath, and Door to Covered Porch and Hot Tub. Private Upper Level Guest Suite w/Full Bath. Hardwood and Ceramic Tile Floors. Wood Walls add to the Rustic charm. Outdoor Living Space includes a 25.9' X 10' Deck w/Gas Line run for your grill. Flat Grassy Area for kids to play. Walk In Crawl Space is large enough to have a Workshop. Furniture is Negotiable. Would make an incredible Vacation Rental!

32 Moses Creek Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$377,624

4 beds

1.0 baths

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33.99 acres

9 months on site

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Gorgeous Property!! Not offered for sale in years, large historical home, bold creek and beautiful pasture/valley land. Large Workshop/Garage with power and water as well as a barn. Kitchen has huge chef's double gas range and farmhouse sink. This is a one of a kind property offered at a unbelievable price. This one has to be seen to be appreciated pictures don't do it justice. Employees and family members residing with employees of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A, its affiliates or subsidiaries are strictly prohibited from directly or indirectly purchasing any property owned by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

000 Cullowhee Mountain Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$225,000

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43.95 acres

about 1 month on site

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Large tract of mountain land that would be perfect for investment or to build your dream home. With approximately 750 feet of creek frontage on Cullowhee Creek you can enjoy trout fishing from your own property. From the top of the property you can admire the long range views. There is already logging roads accessing the property so finding the perfect spot for a home will be easy.

River Club Drive Unit 62, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$139,900

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0.206 acres

3 months on site

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View lot in desirable, up and coming Cullowhee River Club! This lot is cleared and ready! Close proximity to the WCU campus, and an easy drive to Harrah's Casino, Nantahala River, the Appalachian Trail, and much more! This thriving community has a lot to offer residents with beautiful common areas and plans for amenities such as a swimming pool, tennis courts, and nature trails. The entire property is spectacular and nestled in a beautiful setting along the Tuckasegee River. The River Pavilion is a beautiful spot for residents to gather with friends and family and offers a fire pit and seating area right on the river. The Pavilion provides picnic tables and other seating for guests and boasts a spectacular rock fireplace for those chilly evenings! You're going to want to take a look at this!

19 Arkansas Trl, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$117,900

2 beds

1.0 baths

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0.48 acres

7 months on site

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Cullowhee, NC. Custom 2 Bedroom 1 Bath log home. Once was featured in the Guinness World book of records. Impressive. Long range mountain view! Property features side acreage that could easily be cleared for parking an RV etc. Useable acreage on lower side of cabin. Easy access and almost within walking distance to Western Carolina University yet tucked away. Near the Greenway, and 10 min. to downtown Sylva. Metal roof installed in 2016. Home has a covered front porch and large side deck for grilling and entertaining. Paved driveway. Buck-gas vented stove. New electric oven and washer/dryer within the last 2 years. Won't last long! Price drop!! Seller is ready to sell!

161 Frosty Lane, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$274,900

4 beds

2.0 baths

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2.69 acres

14 days on site

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Beautiful home located in Cullowhee and only minutes from Western Carolina University. Home is a one level floor plan consisting of 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms, large open floor plan for Living room, Kitchen and Dining area. Appliances are brand new and never been used, carpets are freshly cleaned. Very Well maintained home! Home also features a water filtration system and a whole house generator. This home will go FAST!

648 Cullowhee Mtn. Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$999,900

3 beds

1.0 baths

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49.8 acres

over 1 year on site

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ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY ON CULLOWHEE MOUNTAIN ROAD!!! THIS WAS A FAMILY FARM FOR MANY YEARS AND IS ONE, IF NOT THE BEST PIECES OF PROPERTY OF THIS SIZE LEFT IN CULLOWHEE. HOUSE IS SITUATED AT THE CORNER OF THE PROPERTY AND IS CURRENTLY RENTED. BORDERED ON 2 STATE MAINTAINED ROADS AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE STEEP SLOPE ORDINANCE.

567 Catnip Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$349,900

3 beds

4.0 baths

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4.3 acres

10 months on site

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BEST TROUT FISHING AROUND!!! PRIVATE CREEKFRONT RETREAT CLOSE TO WCU WITH ROOM FOR EVERYBODY. Enjoy the warm sunshine as each window highlights natures beauty or from the wonderful wrap around deck and screened porch. Fresh mountain air and the sounds of the creek will renew your spirit. This home is Ideal for entertaining or just enjoying the peaceful comfort of mountain living. Quality construction with hardwood floors, Vermont castings (vented) gas stove, tongue & groove vaulted ceiling & French doors welcome you as you enter the front door. You will feel right at home with the master suite on main floor with a bay window, 2 walk-in closets & large bathroom. Upstairs - a spacious loft, 2 bedrooms, bathroom & 3 bonus rooms for office, guest room and storage. A full day basement with a mirrored exercise room, hot tub room & bathroom has been finished. The rest is rough framed for a possible mother-in-law suite. This custom home makes the best use of every inch & has great storage & room for extra family/guests. A bonus is the Central Vacuum System. IF YOU NEED PLENTY OF ROOM WITH MORE SPACE TO FINISH, THIS HOME IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS!!!

0 Caney Fork Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$419,880

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105.53 acres

3 months on site

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This is arguably the finest tract of land on Caney Fork Creek and Caney Fork Road. Easy access back to Hwy 107 to go to either Sylva/Cullowhee/WCU or Cashiers. Nearly 2400' of frontage on Caney Fork Creek , 9+/- acres of open field, rolling to hilly woods, privacy, seclusion, exquisite views and the ability to be in town in 15 minutes or less. Agricultural lease on the field that will produce some modest income to offset property taxes. Lease is on an annual basis and can be renewed or terminated at end of lease term. Will consider subdividing. Currently offering the field and some wooded area along with creek frontage, being a total of 16.066 acres at $199,000.00.