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mountain living above the rest


Live where nature's rhythm unfolds.

In the heart of the High Country, Sunalei stands tall among the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains—a community thoughtfully designed to harmonize with the untamed beauty of the landscape. Here, we cherish mountain living above all else, embracing the tranquility that unfolds amidst the wild. Experience vibrant outdoor explorations as you venture along hidden trails, discovering breathtaking surprises known only to a lucky few. Yet, you'll find moments of solitude, immersing yourself in the serenity of your mountain retreat. Panoramic views that span the horizon greet you from expansive homesites, the perfect setting for your ideal mountain escape. Embrace the spirit of exploration and the tranquility of mountain living in a community unlike any other.

Discover life at the top of the High Country. Discover Sunalei.



A tradition honoring the land and the mountain lifestyle.

Sunalei is more than just a community. It's an extraordinary vision of mountain living. Drawing inspiration from the legendary Great Camps, Sunalei seamlessly blends into the untamed landscape of the High Country. Perched at high altitudes, you'll find yourself surrounded by the awe-inspiring Elk Knob State Park and vast conservation lands, creating a sanctuary just for you. The community plan is thoughtfully designed to follow the contours of the land, reflecting the wisdom of Mother Nature herself. 

Community features are designed in harmony with the surroundings and to enhance the enjoyment of the natural beauty around you. Enjoy outdoor adventures amidst scenic trails, or retreat to the High Mountain Camp, a gathering place boasting breathtaking views. Celebrate the rhythm of mountain living at Sunalei.


At Sunalei we think the best amenities are those designed by Mother Nature—the stunning natural setting, breathtaking views and the wildlife found throughout our neighborhoods. The community amenities

are created to enhance the enjoyment of this truly beautiful place.


Gated Entry

Our gatehouse not only provides privacy and security, it also welcomes you to the community with rustic elegance.


High Mountain Camp

Gather with friends for a game of billiards or cards and take in spectacular views from the highest clubhouse east of the Mississippi.


Hiking Trails

Take in the view from the summit of Snake Mountain Trail and easily access the Elk Knob State Park trail system and campsites.

Mountains know secrets we need to learn. That it might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find strength to rise up.


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The perfect setting for an
idyllic mountain retreat.

At Sunalei, exclusive land parcels await, offering a sanctuary for those seeking the allure of nature. Each parcel holds a distinct charm, bordering vast Conservation Lands near the headwaters of the New River or nestled in the heart of old-growth forest. 

Preserving the land's pristine beauty, Sunalei embraces the Adirondack Mountain Style – homes that blend rustic charm with luxurious comfort, incorporating log siding and natural stonework. Each custom home is thoughtfully sited, designed, and landscaped to harmonize with nature. Crafted by the regions best artisans, homes at Sunalei invite you to live in harmony with the landscape while creating a legacy for generations to come.


Sunalei is currently offering two extraordinary, high-elevation land opportunities for those looking for the truly exceptional and unique. Forge your family's multi-generational legacy sanctuary or equestrian estate and create traditions for years to come. Both properties also offer the ability to subdivide for further development of large homesites to offer for sale and continue the Sunalei tradition.


Sunalei Forest

121 Acres 

This stunning piece of land features some of the highest elevations in the community and is truly a once-in-a-lifetime, multi-generational legacy opportunity.


Sunalei Farmstead

21 Acres 

This picturesque piece of land, located in the Tennessee portion of the community, is the perfect opportunity for a luxury mini-farm and/or an equestrian estate.

Nature is not a place to visit.
It is home.



Explore the High Country and discover life on mountain time.

From world-class golf to world-renowned whitewater rafting, endless possibilities for outdoor adventure are just outside our gates in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Located near the Blue Ridge Parkway and the State Parks of Grandfather Mountain and Elk Knob. Experience miles of untouched streams and rugged trails. Or head over to one of the many highly rated ski resorts.

It’s not all action and adventure—there are also plenty of opportunities for arts, music, local culture, and elegant dining in nearby Boone, Banner Elk, and Blowing Rock. From antiques, to handmade crafts, and homemade goodies, there are unique stores, restaurants and boutiques for any shopper.

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There is so much to do outside Sunalei's gates. Start with these four picks and then use our guide to explore even more. Wherever you go you'll be sure to be surrounded by welcoming people, a sense of history, and natural beauty.


Boone, NC

Known as the Heart of the High Country, Boone offers endless mountain adventures and awe-inspiring experiences



Blowing Rock

Named for the famed rock formation, the town and parks surrounding Blowing Rock offer a full day of natural enjoyment



Blue Ridge Parkway

If a drive through stunning countryside is your idea of a day well spent, there is nothing better than a trip down this scenic road.



Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain towers 5,946 feet above northwest North Carolina. The park features a swinging bridge, museums and more.



mountain living above the rest

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