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Potato Branch Road

Potato Branch Road

18 Highwoods Drive or 20 Highwoods Drive
Leicester, NC 28748

For directions, see the Google map below. We have also provided detailed written directions below the map.

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Written Directions

From the South

from Spartanburg, SC
from Asheville Airport

  • Take I-26 W to Asheville until you reach the intersection of I-40 and I-240 E.
  • Stay straight in the right lane to get on I-240 E.
  • Drive 3.3 miles on I-240 E.
  • Exit LEFT at Exit 3A (Future I-26 E formerly US 19/23 South).
  • You will find yourself in a commercial area. Stay straight in the far right lane through 4 traffic lights.
  • At the 5th intersection you will see a green traffic sign for New Leicester Hwy (you will see an an Ingle's grocery store). Turn right on to New Leicester Hwy (Hwy 63).
  • After about 5 miles you will pass another Ingle's. Get in the left lane to turn left at the next light onto Newfound Road.
  • Drive 5.2 miles and turn right onto Morgan Branch Road.
  • Stay on the pavement for 2.2 miles. Highwoods Drive will be on the left, it is well marked with a standard green, reflective street sign.
  • Stay to the left. Drive about 200 yards and take the only left fork onto the Highwoods property. As you enter our road you will see our pond and totem pole from the entrance. Go straight to the top of our road and park all the way up on the left side of the house. Welcome home, you made it!

From the East

from Winston Salem/Greensboro/Hickory, NC

  • Take I-40 W to Ashevile
  • Take Exit 53B (I-240 W)
  • Drive approximately 5 miles — continuing through downtown Asheville on I-240.
  • After passing through downtown Asheville, follow the signs for Future I-26 E (US 19/23 S), Stay straight across the Smokey Park Bridge. do NOT take any exits.
  • You will find yourself in a commercial area. Stay straight in the far right lane through 4 traffic lights.
  • At the 5th intersection you will see a green traffic sign for New Leicester Hwy (you will see an an Ingle's grocery store). Turn right on to New Leicester Hwy (Hwy 63).
  • After about 5 miles you will pass another Ingle's. Get in the left lane to turn left at the next light onto Newfound Road.
  • Drive 5.2 miles and turn right onto Morgan Branch Road.
  • Stay on the pavement for 2.2 miles. Highwoods Drive will be on the left, it is well marked with a standard green, reflective street sign.
  • Stay to the left. Drive about 200 yards and take the only left fork onto the Highwoods property. As you enter our road you will see our pond and totem pole from the entrance. Go straight to the top of our road and park all the way up on the left side of the house. Welcome home, you made it!

From the West

from Knoxville, TN
from Sylva, NC

  • Take I-40 E until Exit 33 (Leicester – Newfound Road).
  • Turn left off the exit and go 6.9 miles.
  • Turn left onto Morgan Branch Road.
  • Stay on the asphalt road for 2.2 miles then turn left on to Highwoods Drive.
  • Stay left on Highwoods, about 200 yards you will fork left into our Driveway. Go to the top of the hill and park your car on the top left side of the house. Welcome home, you made it!

From the North and Northeast

  • Take I-26 E into North Carolina where it turns into Future I-26 E (formerly US 19/23 South).
  • Take Exit 19 and turn right onto US-25 N / US-70 W, towards Marshall.
  • Drive 3.5 miles and turn left onto Lower Flat Creek Rd.
  • Drive 2.1 miles and turn left onto Old Marshall Hwy (NC 251).
  • After just half a mile you will come to Fletcher Martin Rd, turn right.
  • Drive 1.3 miles and turn left onto Alexander Rd.
  • Now drive 4.9 miles and turn right onto New Leicester Highway (NC 63).
  • Go exactly 1.8 miles. You will see the Leicester General Store on your right. Turn left here onto South Turkey Creek Rd (South Turkey Creek is a paved, two lane road but kind of narrow so drive slowly, and enjoy the valley and mountain views to your left. Breathe, you are almost there.)
  • Drive 3 miles, take the left fork onto Potato Branch Rd.
  • Drive 0.6 miles and turn right onto Highwoods Dr.
  • Stay to the left about 200 yards and you will take the only left fork into the Highwoods property. As you enter our road you will see our pond and totem pole from the entrance. Go straight to the top of our road and park all the way up on the left side of the house. Welcome home, you made it!