These changes, with our new fitness center, indoor pool, outdoor signage and other amenities define Olde Mill as the preeminent mountain living community in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Laurel Fork, VA (Vocus) October 14, 2009
Award-winning Olde Mill – the resort and residential community in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains near Roanoke, VA and Winston-Salem, NC celebrating its $12 million renovation – reports the first phase of enhancements is nearly complete.
The 5-bedroom, 4-1/2-bath bathroom Nantahala – the real estate component’s masterpiece – is now joined by the subsequent phase in residential mountain-craftsman style living at Olde Mill, the Laurel Mountain Manors, which overlook the first fairway. The coupled 2-bed, 2-bath homes – conveniently located nearby Maples Restaurant, the clubhouse and all amenities – are built in golf views or golf front options; fully furnished styles available. The unfinished terrace level – 1,500 to 1,650 square feet – allows for an additional 2-bed, 2-baths or other luxurious living options. Showcasing Olde Mill’s noted cedar and stone exterior with a mountain-style interior, the manors offer fantastic views in a heavily landscaped, wooded setting.
Spread over 850-acres, the centerpiece of the master-planned community is the Ellis Maples-designed, 4 ½ star (out of five) Golf Digest-rated course, lengthened from the tips and shortened from the ladies and seniors’ tees. With refurbishments – constructed by Pinehurst residents Dan (son of Ellis) and Bradley (grandson) on practically every hole, the layout has repositioned cart paths, rebuilt bridges and 70 sand bunkers from the Sandhills of North Carolina. Only the driving range and 18th hole remain to be enhanced.
Receiving a complete aesthetic overhaul to its interior, Maples Restaurant at Olde Mill boasts indoor and outdoor dining including a wrap-around porch overlooking the serene, 54-acre lake. Olde Mill revamped the culinary program by hiring a highly-acclaimed chef who revamped the seasonal menu and caters parties, corporate outings and events.
“These changes, with our new fitness center, indoor pool, outdoor signage and other amenities define Olde Mill as the preeminent mountain living community in the Blue Ridge Mountains,” says Hagen Giles, General Manager at Olde Mill. “The staff and community are vibrant and excited for residents to start enjoying the many benefits at http://www.oldemill.net Olde Mill."
In the next phase of Olde Mill development consists of a second condominium complex – with garages and elevators for convenient, comfortable living – and groundbreaking on the cottages homes, the creation of a “Tot Lot” and fishing pond as well as additional paved roads linking the community.
For more information: http://www.oldemill.net, 800.753.5005.
Olde Mill is minutes off Interstates 77, 81, 85 and 40; easily accessible from Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee; and roughly one hour from Blacksburg / Christiansburg, Virginia and the Roanoke, Winston-Salem and Greensboro airports.
About Olde Mill
The 850-acre, master-planned Blue Ridge Mountains resort and residential community boasts affordable yet luxurious condominiums, manor homes, single-family cottages and customizable estates with mountain-craftsman décor and furnishings. Breathtaking, panoramic views of the golf course and mountains proliferate.
Olde Mill’s $12 million transformation is the vision of prominent Mid-Atlantic-area land developer and Virginia Tech graduate Norris Mitchell, who grew up on a farm 20 miles from Olde Mill. He is overseeing Olde Mill’s evolution into a mountain oasis with an array of amenities and an economic engine for the region for decades to come.
Enhancements include completely redesigned dining and tavern facilities – and the addition of Chef Ed Badgett, an acclaimed culinary maestro who came from an elite private club in Western North Carolina – recreational area, newly renovated tennis courts, a fitness facility, and an indoor swimming pool with raised Jacuzzi (an outdoor pool is also planned, along with other additions).
Olde Mill’s golf course is rated 4½ stars by Golf Digest magazine (out of 5 possible). The championship golf course’s extensive renovations were directed by third-generation Pinehurst residents Dan and Bradley Maples, the son and grandson of original designer Ellis Maples. Keeping the iconic layout – reminiscent of the Golden Age of golf’s Donald Ross classic designs – the upgrades include aesthetic changes to several holes. Furthermore, the course’s back tee boxes were lengthened to 7,100 yards, while the other three sets of tees were shortened for increased playability. A wall-to-wall irrigation system was installed, and white sand from the mountains of North Carolina – the same sand used at Augusta National Golf Club – fills the 70 bunkers at Olde Mill, where water comes into play on 16 holes.