2023 Year In Review + a Bright Future Ahead

What a year of amazing milestones and memorable moments it’s been at our Mill Spring mountain community! From grand openings and welcoming fresh faces to building brand-new homes and so much more, our momentum has felt truly magical. 

This month, come along with us as we look back at 2023’s accomplishments—and see into the future of Bright’s Creek as we share sneak peeks into what’s in-store for 2024.

Brights Creek Pool

All About Amenities 

At Bright’s Creek, outdoor living and entertainment are part of our DNA. This past summer, we opened our highly anticipated, brand-new amenity center, The Mill to rave reviews. This state-of-the-art center lies right in the heart of Bright’s Creek and was brought to life by thoughtful feedback from our community members. It features a boutique feel with a top-of-the-line fitness center and a stunning heated saltwater pool. You’ll also enjoy a variety of food and beverage options and a new pizza oven at the pool bar and grill, along with an indoor bar area for meeting with friends over a drink. Plus, with an outdoor fire pit that overlooks the majestic mountains surrounding our community, it’s truly a year-round social destination. 

We also unveiled our brand-new, two-lane bowling alley at The Mill, which has been a huge hit for both family nights and date nights alike! Reserve a lane and bring your own ball or use one of ours.

Brights Creek fitness center
Fitness Center

“We’re as active as you want to be,” says Jessica Justice, Bright’s Director of Membership and Events. “You’ll find games, dinners, special events, clubs, and activities—but you won’t find huge crowds of people. We truly have a small boutique feel that gives us the opportunity to curate experiences based on community feedback,” she says.

A special welcome to the 32 new members who joined Bright’s Creek Club in 2023. We look forward to enjoying your company and getting to know you better!

Exciting Expansions

Our oasis is thriving and growing, with 15 new homes under construction in 2023 alone. “Bright’s Creek is the perfect place for anyone with a trailblazing spirit,” says General Manager, Bill Bowers. “It’s the perfect time to join us and help shape the future and personality of what our community becomes,” Bower says.

Now, there are even more ways to bring your custom mountain home to fruition. Our Builder Partner Program has increased this year, with seven talented builder partners now on our roster. Along with our expert real estate team, our builders are here to help guide you every step of the way to bring your dream North Carolina home to life. Each an expert in different styles and specialties, you’ll find the perfect fit for you and your family. Meet our preferred builders here.

A Look Ahead: 2024 Vision

Trotting Into the New Year

Our unrivaled Equestrian Center has seen exponential interest over the last year, thanks to our very own Heather Chambers. She’s one of our expert on-site real estate agents, but also a passionate equestrian enthusiast who was the driving force behind breathing new life into the center. Learn more about Heather and her work with the Bright’s Creek Equestrian Center in our blog post.

As a thriving North Carolina equestrian community, we’re thrilled about the possibility of growing and customizing the equestrian experience based on what’s important to our members. While the famed Tryon International Equestrian Center is just minutes from our gates, our on-site center is exceptionally unique to our mountain community. Stay tuned in 2024 for new expansions and plans to continue our momentum to keep elevating our equestrian offerings!

Brights Creek mountain view


Real Estate Expansions

Searching for a luxury cottage experience in a prime mountain location? The Bright’s Creek collection of Jackson Ridge Luxury Cottages are on track for a 2024 completion! With stunning mountain and golf course views in most lots, bonus rooms, and sites near our new amenity center, there’s no better place to call home. With just 9 cottages available, be sure to contact our real estate team for more.

Bright Creek Cottage
Bright Creek Cottage

There will also be a new and exciting way to experience your future dream home starting next year! We’re teaming up with our building partners to create Foundational Plans, which include assigning a home plan to a lot and building out its foundation. With a couple already on the horizon, these immersive plans will help Bright’s Creek prospects envision how their lot can come to life. Imagine stepping into a new beginning and experiencing your true mountain view before you even move in. 

Brights Creek is so special for so many reasons and has a bright future ahead. If you’re interested in calling this mountain community home, contact our real estate team directly at (828) 600-5132 to start your journey today.

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