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White Sulphur Springs project earns recognition

February 8th, 2008 · No Comments

White Sulphur Springs in Surry County, a private residential community being developed north of Mount Airy, was named in Mountain Homes Southern Style magazine’s 2008 “Best of the Mountains” list and received the magazine’s “Best New Community Plan” award.

White Sulphur Springs has only 92 hillside home sites on 145 acres. The development will encourage a lifestyle that embraces family-oriented activities in a historic location, said real-estate broker and owner Burke Robertson, and will foster an environment where neighbors will be friends.

Located in North Carolina’s wine country, White Sulphur Springs is 40 minutes from Winston-Salem, 60 minutes from Greensboro and 90 minutes from Charlotte.

“We are just eight miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and three miles from Mount Airy. Yet every convenience is within 10 minutes — without the traffic, noise, intensity and stress of busy city life,” Robertson added.

White Sulphur Springs is centered on the property formerly occupied by a legendary turn-of-the-century hotel of the same name. The grand hotel enticed affluent travelers from the East Coast, Europe and South America to enjoy the lush mountain landscapes, rejuvenating spring waters and cool hillside breezes.

More than 2.5 miles of nature trails meander throughout the heavily wooded property and the Ararat River borders the 7.5-acre front lawn. The riverbanks will remain undeveloped for residents and guests to fish, canoe or kayak, wade in the cool, crystal water or just watch the river as it flows along. A new Spring House will be built at the site of the historic mineral spring (which still flows). A 3,500-square-foot covered outdoor Pavilion, on the site of the original dancing pavilion, will be a center for community activities and family gatherings.

Nearly six acres have been set aside for a planned 28-room Inn and 12 guest cottages. A dining room and restaurant will be available to guests and residents alike and concierge service will be available.

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