As the Catawba River begins its 200 mile eastward flow from the North Carolina Mountains, it takes a unique 180 degree turn creating an oasis of treasured land in Burke County onto which the Catawba River Club has created breathtaking homesites.

The Catawba River Club is a private, 180 acre, 35 home site community carefully designed around this bend of the Catawba's cool, clear water. These headwaters have recently been afforded protected status with the goal of Trophy Trout water designation.  While the Catawba is the undeniable cornerstone of the Catawba River Club, the property also directly faces the monuments of the Blue Ridge Mountains: Grandfather, Table Rock and Hawksbill Mountains. Some home sites over look the river, some provide awesome views of the mountains and some include both.

Catawba River Club developers and cousins Robert and Sterling Collett have thoughtfully developed special properties for more than a decade in Avery County, including Grandmother Mountain, The Farm at Banner Elk, and Big Rough Knob while conserving over 50 percent of the acreage through dispersal to conservation entities. As Burke County has been their family's home for three Generations, the Catawba River Club will be their flagship.

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Aerial View of the Catawba River Club

They went beyond the community requirement...This is the way development in Burke County ought to be.
— The Charlotte Observer



The Catawba River Club is located 5.7 miles northwest of Morganton, North Carolina in the foot­hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Asheville, NC (40 miles) and Hickory, NC (25 miles) and 10 minutes from Interstate 40. The N.C. coast is a 4 hour drive.

Within approximately an hour's drive are the Charlotte Airport, Mt. Mitchell [elev. 6684 ft. (highest peak in the Eastern United States)], Grandfather Mountain (elev. 5964 ft.) Linville, Blowing Rock,  Boone and Asheville.

The foothills of North Carolina offer not only a great location but are also blessed with wonder­ful weather. The temperatures are mild to moderate in all seasons. In the coldest month of January, the high mean temperature is 50°F with a low mean of 27°F while the warmest month (August) records a high of 87°F and a low mean of 64°F producing one of the best climates nationwide.

The foothills of the Blue Ridge offer breathtaking natural resources as well as a wide variety of recreational and cultured opportunities. The City of Morganton and the surrounding area was selected by Readers Digest as one of the top ten places in the nation to raise a family and has been ranked by Retirement Lifestyles Magazine in the top five retirement locations. 


Catawba River Club available lots.

Catawba River Club available lots.

Topographical property map of Catawba River Club near Morganton, NC.

Topographical property map of Catawba River Club near Morganton, NC.

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While our website can give you a glimpse of the Catawba River Club, only a visit will give you the true feeling of what it is to live, stay, and play there.

If you're traveling from out of town and in need of overnight accommodations, we recommend The Inn at Glen Alpine, a bed and breakfast located 6 minutes from Catawba River Club.