The Mountains Come First

Mountain Air has a history of honoring the land on which it sits.

From the very beginning, its vision has been to incorporate the mountains into every experience. The incredible views, the old growth trees, the natural slopes, and the ever-present forest mystique.  A vision that began with the Banks and Young families–whose roots in Yancey County run several generations deep–and continues today with Mountain Air’s extended family of Owners and Members. And while the setting is unarguably beautiful, we believe the mountains offer more than natural splendor and high elevations, they offer a unique way of life. An authenticity and camaraderie that you can’t find anywhere else. It’s not easy to explain, but it is immediately understood upon your first and every visit to Mountain Air.

If you want to be up high but still close to everything, then Mountain Air is the ideal place for you.

Mountain Air is a unique community that offers peace and quiet, but it’s also a great starting point for all kinds of activities, art and culture, music and special events. From quaint mountain towns to the eclectic vibe of ever-popular Asheville, there’s plenty to do, but you’re never far from home.


Just minutes from food, shopping and fun in Burnsville, NC.


A 30 - minute scenic drive to the vibrant city of Asheville, NC.


Easy access to everything you need and want, including quality healthcare with a personal relationship between Yancey County EMS and Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) through our Airport Response Team.


MAMA offers a Level One flying Intensive Care Unit capable of handling a variety of cardiac treatments, trauma care and even Neo Natal capability. With a helicopter currently on standby at Mission Hospital in Asheville, response time is a matter of minutes.

At Mountain Air, we can guarantee you’ll never be bored (unless you want to be).

Not to mention amenities that are unrivaled...


A Family Tradition for over 25 Years

Since its founding over 25 years ago by two local families, Mountain Air has built a solid tradition as a place where families and friends gather to enjoy gracious and active living. It’s a family friendly community where there is something going on throughout the year, but where you can also just settle back in tranquil silence.