"more" an old English word meaning upland rolling hills.

Smithmore Castle


  • 12,000 Square Feet
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Commercial Kitchen
  • 10-Seat Theater
  • Wine Cellar¬†

Crown Hall


  • 3,000 Square Feet
  • Banquet Hall
  • Separate Mens and Ladies Restrooms
  • Commercial Kitchen
  • Billiards Room
  • Exercise Room

The Smithmore Castle is a 121 acre private mountain estate located on top of English Knob in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. The 12,000 square foot mansion has 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. It includes a 10 seat theater with an 80" screen, a 'starlight' bar, Tuscan themed lounge, commercial kitchen and a main dining room that accommodates seating for 20 with a fireplace and ceiling frescos. It also features a wine cellar, courtyard with fountain, huge open deck over the portico, giant great room with marble floors, three story stone fireplace and an 8' Swarovski crystal chandelier. The two main bedrooms connect to the four story towers, each of which contain its own private heated whirlpool. At an elevation of 3,688 ft., the 'Castle in the Sky' offers one of the most amazing views in North Carolina with a spectacular 270 degree view of Mount Mitchell, the Toe River Valley, the Continental Divide and multiple layers of mountain ranges.

A 3,000 square foot out-parcel building known as Crown Hall is nestled in the woods below the main house. Crown Hall boasts a commercial kitchen, exercise room, banquet hall, bride's room, billiards room, separate mens and ladies restrooms and was specifically designed for hosting weddings and receptions.

Numerous trails allow for mountain biking or hiking and exploration of the many caves located throughout the estate. Conveniently located 5 minutes from downtown Spruce Pine, 10 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, 40 minutes from Beech and Sugar Mountain ski resorts and 45 minutes from Asheville. Smithmore Castle is the ideal setting for weddings, meetings, family gatherings, corporate retreats, celebrity and private guests, or any special event. Our private hanger located at Avery County Airport only 4 miles away will accommodate your small turboprop or jet. Spruce Pine has everything a guest will need from shopping, golf, coffee shops and very fine dining.