The success of Balsam has been a single-minded devotion to integrity, quality and restraint — to balance preservation of the land with the development of infrastructure and amenities. As you discover these 4,400 acres you will see that our steps have been careful and light, nature always playing the lead role. Indeed, what draws us here is an instinct for stewardship, creating a legacy of happy, enriching daily life and sustainable harmony within our surroundings. One visit and you will appreciate the results.
Held for nearly a century by timber and mining interests, the land that is now Balsam Mountain Preserve remains one of the largest parcels of unspoiled landscape in the region. And so it will stay, forever.
With a history rich in preservation and built on a commitment to the land, Balsam Mountain Preserve is just that — a preserve. At its spiritual and literal heart is the Balsam Mountain Trust, a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization that has emerged as a leader in education, research and conservation leadership. It alone may be the reason to make your home on the mountain.
The mission of the Balsam Mountain Preserve is to create a human settlement within a park whose members share traditional values, a strong sense of place, and an ethos of human stewardship of the natural systems that support all life. We seek a legacy of happy, enriching daily life, sustainable harmony within our surroundings, and regional environmental leadership. Moreover, we seek to protect and preserve this rugged and beautiful place, so that it might comfort living creatures for generations to come.
Contact us today to schedule a visit and see for yourself what it means to spend time with the ones you love most at Balsam Mountain Preserve