August 13 Premier to Introduce Residential Phase of a New Tennessee Riverfront Community

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Telliquah Preserve, an exclusive, gated residential/resort community of only 28 single-family residences on the banks of the Tellico River and at the foot of the scenic Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, will be unveiled to the public at a Â?priority selection eventÂ? on Saturday, Aug. 13.

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Telliquah Preserve, an exclusive, gated residential/resort community of only 28 single-family residences on the banks of the Tellico River and at the foot of the scenic Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, will be unveiled to the public at a ‘priority selection event’ on Saturday, Aug. 13.

The event will be hosted by Tom Cormier, a resident of nearby Tellico Plains and president of Telliquah Resort Development, LLC. Cormier, who co-developed the highly successful Nestlenook Resort in Jackson, New Hampshire, said Telliquah Preserve will be dedicated to honoring and sustaining the area’s storied tradition and natural beauty.

“This specific parcel of land is like a precious jewel in an unpolished setting. Whether it’s the last of its kind or one of a kind, there will never be another place quite like this,” Cormier said

Telliquah Preserve is the first residential phase of the Telliquah community. In addition to the 28 private homes, it will feature exclusive amenities including a pool, walking trails, fitness trails and private parks.

Initial construction at Telliquah was completed last year and included Bistro by the River, an upscale restaurant, and Telliquah Outfitters, a guide service and outdoor equipment store specializing in fly-fishing gear. It also included a performing-arts pavilion and a park and walking trail built to take full advantage of the river and mountain views.

Guests at the Aug. 13 event will be pre-qualified and will have demonstrated a serious interest in purchasing one of these remarkable home sites. Anyone interested in more information or securing a priority selection placement should call (423) 253-7360 or toll free (866) 835-5426.

“The entire Telliquah experience is so unique and so appealing that initial interest has far exceeded our expectations,” said Cormier.

Lodge homes at Telliquah Preserve will be reached via a covered bridge over the Tellico River. “What’s truly remarkable is that all home sites are above the 100 year flood-plain,” Cormier noted, adding that home sites will range in price from $275,000 to $395,000.

The developer’s stringently controlled builder’s program will ensure all homes meet the approval of the community’s architectural review board. Strict aesthetic guidelines are in place in order to maintain the integrity of the historic mountain retreat.

Telliquah Preserve is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, at the gateway to the Cherokee National Forest and the recently completely Cherohala Skyway. The Skyway was recently designated one of only 20 “National Scenic Byways”.

Although off the beaten path, Telliquah Preserve is only an hour from two major airports in Knoxville and Chattanooga. It is less than a three-hour drive from Atlanta and Nashville and five minutes from Tellico Plains.

Tellico Plains is home to about 900 residents and is known as “the town so quiet it doesn’t even have a traffic light.” The town features antique shopping, a nearby artist colony and a museum.

Tellico Plains is steeped in history. Originally the site of the Cherokee summer gathering place, it became home to a few hardy pioneers. The town and surrounding area is the subject of a book, The Disappearing Cemetery, by author and historian Tom Cordle.

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