We are a gated log home community

Developed in 2000 as an LGBT community, Carefree Cove has changed with the times and while most residents are LGBT, we have become more inclusive.

Set in an idyllic forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina, the Cove is located near Tennessee and Virginia. The area, known as the High Country, is a magnet for people from the eastern third of the country who enjoy winter sports, three seasons of water sports, year-round hiking, and a vibrant arts community.

Nearby Boone is an education, arts and shopping hub with a variety of entertainment ranging from the world’s best bluegrass to light opera and symphonic performances hosted by Appalachian State University, an outstanding member of the University of North Carolina system. Nearby Blowing Rock and West Jefferson complement the arts and entertainment offerings with something for every interest. Whether your taste runs to barbecue or fine dining, there are abundant restaurants for all to enjoy. Nearly every medical specialty is represented in the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System which partners with the Wake Forest University Medical School in Winston-Salem.

Carefree Cove residents enjoy a member-maintained hiking trail, a community garden, picturesque water features and rustic architecture nestled among the 165-acre site. Several residents interact with local organizations that appeal to a variety of interests – book clubs, musical groups, spas and gyms – the opportunities are limitless. Many of our residents volunteer in local organizations to enhance the quality of life for our Appalachian neighbors.

Madeline Crossing Celebration
Madeline and neighbors toast the completion of Madeline’s Crossing, a foot bridge over the walking trail stream built by Matt.
Madeline's Crossing bridge