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Old Fort

Welcome To Old Fort

Often called the "gateway to the west", Old Fort is a small railroad town with winding trails and beautiful mountain vistas approximately 30 minutes east of Asheville. Home to just over 900 people, Old Fort provides its residents with a charming and peaceful atmosphere. The town's scenery offers plenty of opportunity for adventure, as Old Fort is home to some of the best hiking and biking trails in the area. The Mountain Gateway Museum is popular amongst visitors, and there are a variety of unique shops and restaurants in town. Honoring its rich history and growing toward the future, this up-and-coming gem is perfect for those seeking a quiet mountain town to call home.

Catawba falls, a beautiful forest river in Western North Carolina

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Catawba Falls

Old Fort Attractions

Are you considering moving to the charming town of Old Fort, North Carolina? Look no further than GreyBeard Realty and Rentals to find your new dream home! In addition to lovely homes and properties for sale, Old Fort boasts a variety of attractions for residents and visitors alike. Here are just a few of our favorites:

Catawba Falls

Looking for a picturesque hike? Look no further than Catawba Falls! The 2.5-mile trail winds through the lush Pisgah National Forest, leading to a stunning 100-foot waterfall. The hike is suitable for all skill levels, with well-marked paths and plenty of benches along the way to rest and take in the scenery.

Gateway Trails

Hiking and mountain biking in Old Fort.

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Old Fort Dine & Drink

Hillman Beer

Hillman Beer is a small, family-owned business.

Seeker Coffee

Seeker Coffee baked goods, coffee, etc.

Whaley Farm Brewery

Whaley Farm Brewery specializes in Appalachian farm beers, English pub ales, and continental lagers.

Gogo's Bakery

Grab several flavors of delicious homemade cinnamon rolls at Gogo's.



Old Fort hosts a variety of events year-round, highlighting its local culture, artisan skills, and historical heritage. To grasp the essence of what makes Old Fort unique, consider attending one of its many community events. You can access a full list of events in Old Fort here:

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Find a Rental in Old Fort

Old Fort cabin rentals are surrounded by lush forests and diverse wildlife. In the mountains of Old Fort is Pisgah National Forest with over 67,000 acres including Mackey Mountain, a Black Bear sanctuary. Hemlock forests, cove forests, bogs, and fens are all part of the ecosystem here.

Old Fort is also home to the private, gated community of Gateway Mountain. This community contains 3,000 acres of hardwood forest and is designated as a nature preserve and wildlife sanctuary. Prized for its scenery and seclusion, guests and residents of Gateway Mountain can enjoy exclusive access to Lake George for swimming and canoeing along with a trout pond for catch-and-release fishing, hiking trails, and a waterfall park.

For those seeking a tranquil escape with water access, there are rentals by the Catawba River, Catawba Falls, Cove Creek, Curtis Creek, Newberry Creek, and Mill Creek.

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Living in Old Fort

Living in Old Fort is a unique experience that blends the charm of small-town life with the beauty of the great outdoors. The real estate market in Old Fort is exciting, with a variety of homes for sale that cater to different needs. Whether you're looking for a secluded house surrounded by nature or a home in a more populated area, Old Fort has something to offer. Start your journey towards finding your dream home in Old Fort with GreyBeard Realty and Rentals today and experience the magic of this charming town for yourself! Contact GreyBeard Realty and Rentals.