Rocky Creek Ranch

About the Property

Rich in Life, Past & Present

Nestled in the foothills of the North Carolina mountains and 50 miles north of Charlotte, Rocky Creek Ranch is an inspiring 517-acre property of rolling pastures, wooded hills and wide open spaces. It is a special place and embodies the very essence of rustic charm coupled with historical significance. Originally part of the old stagecoach road that ran through Washington, DC to Atlanta, Georgia, Rocky Creek Ranch allows you to connect with nature while just a stone’s throw from Statesville, Charlotte and the Charlotte International Airport.

Unbridled, Untamed, Unsurpassed

Time spent at Rocky Creek Ranch is filled with adventure, relaxation and discovery. With its central lake, winding creek and waterfalls, the days here are measured by moments immersed in the beauty and serenity of its panoramic views of nature at its best. The peace and tranquility you begin to feel when you enter the gate will remind you of days gone by, while you are still able to enjoy all of the luxuries of modern living.

The Fun Never Ends

Rocky Creek Ranch has something for everyone, with activities like horseback riding, shooting sports, hayrides, mountain biking and hiking. Eight miles of hiking and riding trails offer the opportunity to glimpse the abundant deer and wild turkey that call the ranch home. Whether you are staying at the Gate House, Mill House or Bunk House, Rocky Creek Ranch will help you make memories that you will never forget.

The property will sell turnkey, with all maintenance equipment. Inventory list available upon request.

Saddle Up for Adventure

Overlooking the lake is the grand stable, complete with a fully-outfitted tack room, a horse washing bay, a lounge (selling fully furnished) with a kitchenette and a full bathroom. The adjoining riding ring, pastures and eight miles of scenic trails provide the ultimate equestrian experience.

Steeped in Tradition

Rocky Creek Ranch has a rich history, which has been delicately preserved by only two owners in the last 110 years.

The property was originally settled in 1827 by Baker Holland, a wagon maker from Maryland. At the time, the road alongside Rocky Creek was the center of much activity, as it ran through Washington, D.C. to Atlanta, Georgia. There were wagon shops, a general store, a doctor’s office and a grist mill, and the property became a popular community center of the northern part of the county.

After the Holland family sold the property, it eventually ended up in the hands of Thomas Summers in 1903. Summers’ granddaughter Elsie Hall inherited the land. The current owners purchased the property from Elsie in 1999 and named it Rocky Creek Ranch. They have worked diligently to preserve the history and natural beauty of this one-of-a-kind property.

The Mill House

The Mill House sits on a bluff overlooking the meandering Rocky Creek, which is close enough to be heard from the porch. This Cypress board and batten and stone home has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a screened sleeping porch with its own fireplace and a large playroom.

The Gate House

Toward the front of the property lies the Gate House, which has 4 bedrooms, 4 and a half bathrooms and a 3-car garage. Selling fully furnished, the spacious, open floor plan, large deck and fenced in backyard provide ample space for family entertaining.

The gourmet chef’s kitchen is the center of attention, opening directly into the great room. With granite countertops and a spacious, eat-in island, there is plenty of room for the cook to partake in the activity. Finishes include a gas range, custom wood cabinets and tiled backsplash.

The home also offers formal living and dining rooms and a large game room with a built-in entertainment center.

The Bunk House

The Bunk House is an authentic flat log cabin, tucked under an oak and maple tree canopy. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a sleeping loft and a central stone fireplace, which makes for a true log cabin experience. Selling fully furnished.

The Lake Pavilion

The lake pavilion is perhaps the most enticing gathering place on the entire ranch. Cook and dine in the screened-in porch, complete with a large Viking grill nestled into a commanding stone hearth; relax, fish or feed the ducks off the spacious deck suspended over the lake; lay out and swim from the sandy beach; or retreat just a few steps away to the covered patio with additional seating and dining space. And for families: the children’s playground set will surely be a hit. The lake pavilion is the perfect place to celebrate life with your closest family and friends.

About the Area

Historic Statesville, North Carolina

Tucked away in the Piedmont of North Carolina, Statesville is the perfect blend of charming rural character and convenient modern life. Named an All-America City in 1997 and 2009, Statesville celebrates its rich history while embracing future growth to enrich the lifestyle of all of its residents and visitors alike.

Just beyond the farms, rolling hills and valleys of North Carolina amid three hundred years of historic architecture is Downtown Statesville, a picturesque place for shopping, fine dining and home to two of North Carolina’s most unique and exciting festivals – the Cross Roads Pumpkin Fest and the Carolina Balloon Fest.

Lake Norman’s 520 miles of shoreline are an ideal place for sailing, windsurfing, skiing, canoeing and fishing. Anglers can expect trophy caliber catches throughout the year. Golf is more than a hobby in Statesville. For many it is a way of life. Enjoy a round on one of many challenging courses including The Point Lake & Golf Club, purchased by Donald Trump in April 2012. With more than 175 acres of beautiful, well-maintained public parks consisting of countless trails and plenty of open space ideal for mountain biking, horseback riding and camping, unique experiences are an everyday occurrence. Located at the intersection of I-40 and I-77, Statesville is a brief drive to the metropolitan areas of Charlotte and Greensboro.

Metropolitan & Savvy Charlotte, North Carolina

Look closely at Charlotte, and you’ll find there is so much to discover. Explore off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods, high-octane adventures like Charlotte Bobcats and Carolina Panthers games, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame… not to mention plenty of Southern comforts and urban excitement along the way.

Charlotte is one of the nation’s largest banking towns, home to Bank of America and the east coast headquarters for Wells Fargo. However, most residents like to play as hard as they work, which has shaped the city into a place where mountain-biking trails meet expertly-manicured greens. With world-famous public golf courses, pro sports events that bring fans to their feet and adventurous attractions clamoring for thrill seekers, you’ll see why Charlotte enjoys playing so hard… and be ready to join them.

If you like sports, cheering for the Carolina Panthers can be followed up by tubing along the shores of Lake Norman. If you are looking for some recreation, a day of whitewater rafting at the U.S. National Whitewater Center is best complemented by a stroll through an oak-shaded park.

Centrally located in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, Charlotte is not only accessible — it’s a draw for some of the nation’s premier family attractions. Feed the giraffes at Lazy 5 Ranch, while enjoying your own private safari. Hold on tight to feel the rush of the rapids at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, or step aboard a heart-pounding coaster at Carowinds.

The elegant orchids at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and the Broadway show tunes at Belk Theatre are just a couple of the countless reasons to shut off the Blackberry and book an extra day in the fine Southern city of Charlotte, North Carolina. Excerpts from


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