Inside The Gates
No destination in Western North Carolina offers more for discerning families than Olde Beau. In addition to championship golf and full-service resort amenities, we also offer over five miles of hiking trails on property and multiple ponds for fishing throughout the community.
Stretch your legs and escape to nature on one of six hiking trails located inside the gates of Olde Beau. Our six groomed trails combine to create one five-mile loop and offer everything from walks through dense wooded forests and open fields to peaceful strolls beside the lake. All trails are well-marked with beginning and end sign posts, and numerous white blazes along the path so all you have to do is focus on enjoying the natural beauty of the property.
The Olde Beau property also features multiple ponds and lakes perfect for a casual afternoon of fishing with kids or grandkids. Many of the fishing holes are located just steps from lodging and are stocked with bass, carp and other native types. The banks surrounding the ponds are well maintained, offer plenty of room for casting and are ideal for teaching youngsters the fundamentals.
Guided Fly Fishing Tours & Lessons
Owner and guide, David Richards, has started Explore Fly Fishing - a guide and education service for those wanting to learn and experience the romance of chasing fish near and far with a fly rod.
With over 3 decades of experience, David - now based at Olde Beau has been fortunate to travel both the northern and southern hemisphere’s with a fly rod in his hand. A strong supporter of worthy causes he has been featured on NBC TV News working with Veterans Last Patrol (Veterans in hospice care) and Casting for Recovery Carolina’s (Women's Breast Cancer Retreats) And is working to support groups such as Casting for Recovery and Project Healing Waters (Support for disabled active and veteran military service personnel) on the local rivers and streams.
If you are a beginner just looking to try learning how to cast a fly rod or an experienced angler looking for a guided trip, click here for more info!