The Parkway Club at Turtle Creek has introduced the first Private Residence Club on the Blue Ridge Parkway just outside of Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

ParkwayClub TurtleCreekThe Villas at The Parkway Club at Turtle Creek are striking timber-framed homes in an idyllic mountain setting, with the conveniences and services of a boutique mountain resort. The Parkway Club’s Villas have 3 bedroom, 3 bath floor plans offering approximately 3,000 sqft. of casual elegance right on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just off mile post 286. This location gives owners easy access to the quaint village of Blowing Rock and the Parkway – a true American treasure renown for endless hiking trails, trout streams, spectacular vistas and legendary views right out your back door.

Turtle Creek was the vision of a local developer well known to the area. And, despite a humble and soft-spoken demeanor, this long-time Blue Ridge Parkway resident Dr. Richard Furman hasn’t ever approached things in small ways. For kicks, the retired surgeon likes to pilot his plane through mountain passes in Alaska, or his motorcycle up unpaved roads clear to the Arctic Circle. And, when it comes to philanthropy, far beyond simply writing checks and donating money, he founded a medical outreach that has lasted over 30 years.

This all-in approach has served him well in his many real estate endeavors, too, perhaps most of all in his dream of creating the finest residences on the Blue Ridge Parkway: a boutique sanctuary named Turtle Creek. Now, The Parkway Club a Private Residence Club nestled just outside of Blowing Rock, offers buyers the opportunity to enjoy convenience, flexibility and luxury while dramatically reducing the costs of owning and maintaining a second residence in the mountains.

As 1/6th buyers, owners can share the costs of acquisition, maintenance, all utilities and hassles of second home ownership with 5 other owners of these mountain villas. A Founders Club introduces ownership for $229,000 for a 1/6 share. (Whole ownership home is currently priced at $1.1 million.)

Bill Shea from Residence Club Partners, The Parkway Club at Turtle Creek’s design and management company for the area’s first luxury Private Residence Club agrees: ”When I first visited the Villas and the open space came into view, I knew this place was special.” “We’ve worked projects around the U.S. and the Caribbean and rarely do we work with such high quality construction and craftsmanship,” Shea adds. “Often visitors touring the property barely make it inside the front door before saying ‘Wow!’ at the sight of the timber framed wood work high above the living room. It’s fun to watch,” says Shea.

Four large ponds set peacefully out the back doors of the Turtle Creek villas create preserved zones to be enjoyed by all residents. Two of the ponds are stocked with trout for the private enjoyment of the owners. Turtle Creek has partnered with the only Orvis Fly-Fishing shop in the area and offers special services and tours including custom fly-fishing classes at the ponds.

Other services and amenities at The Parkway Club at Turtle Creek is a planned Club House with a full gym, on-site owner concierge services, housekeeping, access to private chef’s and catering for family gatherings, and a special membership to the renowned luxury spa at the Westglow Resort, a short drive down the Parkway from Turtle Creek. And for golfers, the challenging Boone Golf Club is only 3 miles from the gates of Turtle Creek.