The Coves  Mountain River Club (The Coves Mountain River Club)

2002 Johns Ridge Parkway

Lenoir , NC 28645

Friendliest Western North Carolina Gated Mountain Community

Get to know The Coves Mountain River Club

A rare combination to find in NC mountain communities. Living along a river is peaceful and slows life down to a more comfortable pace. With over 5 miles of frontage on the Johns River connecting to Wilson Creek, the good life comes more into focus at The Coves Mountain River Club. While sitting along the river, folks can still see locals panning for gold like they did decades ago. A perfect irony for the gold mine of beauty that exists at The Coves.

After a day splashing in the river, residents retreat to Pisgah Mountain Lodge at the community’s summit where the eagles soar. It’s the perfect place to take in the majesty of the hundred mile views as the sun sets behind Table Rock Mountain. The timeless moment that makes sipping hot chocolate on the veranda that much sweeter overlooking the community’s infinity-view saline swimming pool.

Evelyn’s Vineyard and Isabel’s Garden share the banks of the Johns River and are where residents come to harvest and picnic in the sun. The Coves is the place to listen to waterfalls and spend the day exploring miles of hiking trails just above the community’s full service equestrian center, Round Mountain Ranch. The Coves is more than a neighborhood. It’s a community of friends who appreciate the grandeur of its location. Here families play together and care for one another in the good old fashioned way. If you’ve wanted a sense of belonging, you will find it and more at The Coves.

If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page Complimentary Magazine

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir


Firewise Certified Community


2013 - Top 30 Communities Nationally by


Full Service Equestrian Center

39+ Miles of Hiking and Horse Trails

Mountaintop Pisgah Mountain Lodge with Infinity-view Swimming Pool, Fitness Center

Community Gardens and Parks

Five Miles on the Johns River

Four Waterfalls

Testimonials for The Coves Mountain River Club

  • Coves Property Owners comments in 2016

    “We love the change of seasons and will not miss the long, harsh winters of the Northeast. The people have been so nice and friendly. The proximity to so many areas and so many states is unmatched.”

    Rick & Joey Hamilton Lot 704

    “The amenities are exactly what we are looking for and the neighbors we met were so welcoming and friendly.”

    Pete and Kay Smith Lot 211

    “What drew us to the Coves were the spectacular mountain views, friendly community atmosphere and first class outdoor amenities. From our first visit, we were wowed by the beauty in every direction and the excitement of joining a young community that offers activities to keep us healthy and happy for years.”

    Gary and Sarah Sheckells Lot 208

    “We absolutely fell in love with the views of Table Rock Mountain and Grandfather Mountain. The property we bought has two nice waterfalls at the bottom of the hill. The lodge is…spectacular to say the least. The list of amenities continues to grow.”

    Scott Mathews Lot 240

    “The spectacular views from our lot and many others in the Coves, is certainly a major reason we chose here. Equally important was the sense of community that was evident among the people we met.”

    Steve and Anne Rayda Lot 230

    “We fell in love with The Coves, because of the scenery, but realized later how nice it is to have the “mountain lot” AND a community with wonderful people… The distance to Charlotte, where our kids and grandkids live, was an important thing as well.”

    Hannele and Gary Biddle Lot 246

    “We love the amazing views, the amenities, and the great people at the Coves.”

    The Milligan’s Lot 212

    “We chose the Coves because of the friendly people we met, the great amenities and proximity to all western North Carolina has to offer and views without the climbs on switchback roads.”

    The Woolverton’s – Lot 244

    “We fell in love with the beautiful mountain views at the Coves as well as the river access for kayaking and fishing. We like the location and small town feel of Lenoir with close proximity to larger market areas. Looking forward to new friends, activities and expeditions.”

    Barb & Steve Russell Lot 241

    “Bill and I love it here with so much culture, natural beauty and ways to enjoy it all. Kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, even eating the berries that grow all over the Coves property makes it very special here. There are Greenway trails in Lenoir, Morganton and surrounding areas; so despite the mountains, bicycling is easy and enjoyable too.”

    Nell and Bill Fisher-Karr Lot 123

    “We like our community of neighbors with a broad range of backgrounds who live here because they want to and who cooperate to make living here enjoyable… the remarkable community spirit of the residents and business people in Lenoir. At this point in our lives, we believe “giving back” is both important and rewarding. Lenoir offers ample opportunities and ways to participate in religious, charitable and social activities.”

    Paul and Patti Lot 152 & 153

    Service Areas (1)
    • Lenoir, NC
    • The Cove At Round Mountain, Collettsville
    Specialties (7)
    • Farm Land
    • Land
    • New Construction
    • Relocation
    • Residential
    • Riverfront property
    • Mountain homes
    Languages (1)
    • English