An Active Retirement Community
Ardenwoods Retirement Community is nestled on 48 serene acres in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, offering contemporary, independent senior living and stunning views in a peaceful, natural setting. We provide comfortable and secure homes for seniors who want to enjoy their retirement years to the fullest — only 15 minutes from the vibrant towns of Asheville and Hendersonville.
Here, service comes with a personal touch and neighbors become friends. Ardenwoods offers an incredible variety of on-site, resort-style amenities and activities, like chef-prepared dining, a fitness center and woodland nature trails. Other conveniences at our retirement community include our heated indoor swimming pool, salon, spa, and art studio.
Additionally, residents have easy access to all the cultural, educational, and social opportunities in the area. As a result, our residents enjoy the benefits of an active and relaxing environment in their retirement years. For more on our resort-style senior living community, follow the Ardenwoods Blog.
The mission of Ardenwoods Retirement Community is to enrich the lives of those who live and work here.
Our vision is to be a vibrant, friendly mountain community with a small-town atmosphere, well-known as the best value in Western North Carolina.
Why Retire in Western North Carolina?
Consistently ranked among the top places to retire in the country (and among the top places to live, in general), Western North Carolina is the perfect place for seniors to call home. Offering some of the most breathtaking natural scenery in the country, from the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains to tranquil rivers and lakes, the area provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors — drawing in a large community of people who wish to stay active in retirement.
With four distinct seasons, the region enjoys a mild and pleasant climate, with summers that are warm but not too hot, and winters that are usually mild with occasional snowfall. In recent years, it has also been named a “climate haven,” with scientists identifying Western North Carolina as one of the nation’s most climate change-resilient areas. This makes it an ideal place for seniors who want to stay active and enjoy the outdoors for years to come.
Asheville, Arden, Hendersonville and beyond are steeped in history and culture, with rich traditions of music, arts, and crafts — all right at your fingertips to explore. The area is home to many museums, galleries, and cultural events, providing plenty of opportunities for seniors to learn and explore. What’s more, the food scene in Asheville is frequently honored and awarded in culinary magazines and competitions, with the area being home to some of the nation’s top chefs.
Western North Carolina is also home to top-notch healthcare facilities, which, in addition to the care we offer on campus here at Ardenwoods, provides seniors with access to high-quality medical care and a variety of healthcare services.
Located just minutes from both Asheville and Hendersonville, Ardenwoods is one of the region’s premier resort-style retirement communities. And with three woodland nature trails to explore on-site, Ardenwoods residents can stay active while enjoying all this beautiful region has to offer — from breathtaking views to tranquil forests — just a short stroll from your doorstep.
Come visit Ardenwoods today and discover why so many seniors choose to retire in this beautiful region!
Our Pathways Wellness program offers a whole-person approach that encourages you to pursue individual and community wellness through a variety of activities and interests.
Enjoy Ardenwoods’ warm and welcoming atmosphere and intimate small-town feel, with easy access to the nearby vibrant communities of Asheville and Hendersonville.
The scale and intimacy of Ardenwoods results in highly personalized service that includes such things as scheduled transportation, housekeeping, use of fitness center and campus-wide WiFi.
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THE FOCUS IS ON YOU.
At Ardenwoods Retirement Community, our Pathways Wellness program guides you and our team to fulfill your goals to live a long and happy life. When you move to Ardenwoods, our Wellness Navigator will learn more about your physical fitness goals and guide you through the wellness schedule, which includes classes on aerobic fitness, water walking, yoga, flexibility, balance and more. Residents also enjoy regular health education talks to learn more about all different types of health issues that affect seniors.
Resident Stories at Ardenwoods Retirement Community
“We started to come here to attend some of the activities and saw how friendly everybody was. It’s just our kind of place. There’s a singing group and a dance group — everything you could possibly want. And even if you don’t want to do anything, that’s perfectly fine too.”
— Penny Sandonato, resident
(pictured with her husband, Jim)
“Ardenwoods is a place you go to live life to the fullest. My greatest joy is when my mother tells me she cannot see me because she is too busy having fun at Ardenwoods. The community is small and becomes like a cherished family to the residents. The staff are caring, responsive and just plain good people who try to make sure the residents have life free from concerns. Ardenwoods is the only place we considered when looking at Independent Living properties and we could not have made a better choice for our family.”
— Michele Stahl, daughter of former resident Phyllis Stas
“Our advice for anyone interested in moving to Ardenwoods is: Don’t Wait! We made Ardenwoods our home in 2004 and we have really enjoyed living here. Our decision gave us the opportunity to continue our travels around the world without having to worry about day-to-day maintenance of our home.”
— Dixie & Rufus Fisher, residents