Randall Glen is located in the community of Big Sandy Mush, about 15 miles northwest of Asheville, North Carolina. We’re in the same county as Asheville; our post office is the town of Leicester. We’re surrounded by the highest mountains close to Asheville, and our glen is part of the Pisgah National Forest.
We’re 30 to 45 minutes from downtown Asheville, the Biltmore Estate, the Farmer’s Market, the Arboretum, the Nature Center, Maggie Valley, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We’re an hour or less from Cherokee, whitewater rafting, snow skiing, hot air ballooning, the Great Smoky Mountain Railway, and most other area destinations.
Randall Glen isn’t hard to find, but you do go “over the river and through the wood” to reach us. In fact, a Southern Highlander once told us, “You’re so far back, you’ve got hootie owls for roosters!”. Once you’ve been here we think you’ll agree our secluded location is our greatest asset. We have the best of all worlds-we’re only minutes from Asheville and enjoy the benefits of superb City and County services, but we are at the very end of our valley. There are no highways, no housing developments, no “commercial strip”. There is absolutely no casual traffic passing Randall Glen. The only sounds in the night are those of nature. Sometimes the only indication that we’re in the modern world is an airplane high overhead. We are truly in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains.