Overview for Lonesome Valley, NC

1,091 people live in Lonesome Valley, where the median age is 58.4 and the average individual income is $55,963.16. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • MEDIAN AGE - 58.4 years



Welcome to Lonesome Valley

A peaceful community framed by deep canyons and mountain peaks


Lonesome Valley is a quaint, understated community framed by granite peaks and crystal clear rivers. This neighborhood offers residents a close connection to nature and the simple joys of rural living. The Lonesome Valley community prides itself on conserving its natural resources and providing residents with enriching outdoor recreation activities.

Lonesome Valley offers a unique combination of small-town conveniences and peaceful solitude. The mountain ranges and temperate forests create a sense of peace and tranquility in the community. Residents can relax at the luxury spa or hike through the Blue Ridge mountains. This community also hosts planned gatherings, celebrations, and festivals to encourage bonding between residents.

What to Love

Local Lifestyle

Lonesome Valley is a scenic, private community perfect for those looking for a place to call home. This neighborhood is defined by its open spaces, natural amenities, and family-oriented culture. Lonesome Valley is filled with that intoxicating Southern Charm and boasts architecture reminiscent of Southern Appalachian cottages and farmhouses. Residents can enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant or gather with their neighbors for an outdoor celebration.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Lonesome Valley’s famous Canyon Kitchen provides a modest yet incredible dining experience that sustains and entertains guests. The open-air dining setting is framed by vast, rolling meadows and magnificent granite mountains. Guest can even roam the fields after dinner and enjoy the fresh canyon air. Canyon Kitchen serves fresh, seasonal meat and veggies sourced from local farmers, and there is even a full bar with an extensive wine selection.

After a filling meal, there’s nothing better than indulging in some self-care at the spa. Canyon Spa overlooks Lonesome Valley’s 800 acres and offers a wide array of body and facial treatments and quality skincare products. Services include massages, facials, aromatherapy, and body treatments. Many of the treatments used at Canyon Spa use fresh ingredients from the farm at Canyon Kitchen. 

If you need somewhere to get a workout, the Fitness Barn is open to Lonesome Valley residents who want to stay active. The Fitness Barn offers various classes like stretching, yoga, aerobics, and a wide array of equipment and free weights to build strong muscles. There is also a pool available to relax in after working up a sweat. 

Things to Do

For generations, Lonesome Valley has been the ideal location for luxury weddings and other events. Wedding ceremonies are nestled against the backdrop of the massive box canyon and incredible granite peaks. If you are hosting a reception or special social event, the Jennings Barn provides exceptional service and delicious food to each guest. No matter what you are celebrating, Lonesome Valley is the perfect venue.

This community knows how to entertain, as several festivals and celebrations are held throughout the year. Lonesome Valley’s Independence Day festival is definitely one to remember. Residents enjoy a beautiful night full of fun and games for kids and adults and a delicious meal provided by the culinary team at Canyon Kitchen. After dark, the fireworks display is one of a kind show.

Lonesome Valley has countless hiking trails and outdoor areas to explore if you want a more peaceful way to spend your free time. The valley offers a painstakingly designed network of manicured paths and trails connecting every corner of the canyon with a multitude of uniquely magnificent sights along the way. Long Lake also provides the perfect destination for great boating, swimming, and fishing.


The Jackson County School District serves Lonesome Valley with incredible schools like Summit Charter School and Blue Ridge School.