WindRiver features homes and homesites of the highest quality complementing the beauty of the natural setting and a lakefront lifestyle you will cherish. Your perfect home and lifestyle await you just inside our gates.

A Lakeside Master Planned Community

WindRiver is an awe-inspiring, yet charming master-planned community positioned alongside the beautiful, blue waters of Lake Tellico. Designed with every convenience and luxury living in mind, life here is designed for the enjoyment and appreciation of the natural beauty that is so generously abundant in East Tennessee. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to spend your weekend getaways, summer vacations, and retirement years.

Wake up every day to gorgeous scenic views of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park out on the horizon. Lose yourself among the tall trees and crisp air of our wooded hiking trails. Take your boat or kayak out to explore the waters and shoreline of Lake Tellico. Or, give your clubs a workout with a rousing round of 18 holes on a world-class golf course.

Experience the Luxurious Lifestyle here at WindRiver

With some of the most stunning property anywhere in Tennessee, including the inherent beauty of a lakeside landscape, the gentle rustle at the shoreline of the lake, the skyscapes that provide vast and majestic sunrises and sunsets on the horizon, WindRiver has developed a community with breathtaking homesites, luxurious homes, and resort amenities. The WindRiver lifestyle is transforming.

A True Club Lifestyle on Tellico Lake

WindRiver, located just outside the city of Knoxville in Loudon County, Tennessee, offers opportunities to enjoy, play, connect, relax, and experience life to its fullest. Our vision was to create a community where homes of distinction and world-class amenities blend to create an active, club lifestyle on the lake. We realize this vision every day at WindRiver. While our amenities are among the finest anywhere, it is the rare combination of fresh-water lakes and dramatic mountain vistas that imbues this special place with a spirit all its own. The WindRiver Marina makes it easy to explore the breathtaking landscape that surrounds us.

Minutes from WindRiver, Lenoir City is surrounded by three beautiful lakes and is nationally known as the “Lake Capital of the South”. This means we are convenient and accessible to everything important to an active family lifestyle. It’s a short drive to hospitals, restaurants, shopping and the airport. Best of all, all of these conveniences are set just beyond our community’s stunning natural paradise. Outdoor living is second nature here at WindRiver, lush woodlands, breathtaking mountain and lake views, the WindRiver Marina offering a world of boating just beyond your doorstep and miles of scenic trails to explore.

The New WindRiver Clubhouse Village is designed to be the premier centerpiece amenity of WindRiver. Construction is targeted to begin late 2023. Click here to learn more!

What Makes WindRiver Unique?

WindRiver is a debt-free resort style planned community, with waterfront property on beautiful Tellico Lake. The community is family owned and operated by the Ayres, who have strong ties to the East Tennessee area. The Ayres have called WindRiver their “Legacy Project” and treat it as such, you will see them on property 7 days a week and at majority of the community events.

WindRiver’s beautiful amenities create a perfect place for those wanting an active lifestyle. With the lake in your back yard, 30 miles of hiking trails, a sports complex and a championship course all at your fingertips not to mention all of the events held on property there will always be something to keep you active.

Gated Lake & Golf Community in East Tennessee

Lake Life Amenities

WindRiver Lakefront & Golf Community

Lake Fishing

Fish from the shoreline, the marina or hire a local guide.

WindRiver Lakefront & Golf Community

Lakeside Dining

Two restaurants at WindRiver and other options are close by.

WindRiver Lakefront & Golf Community

Marina Dock

Expansive marina and fuel station for your boating needs.

WindRiver Lakefront & Golf Community

Boating to Games

Navigate to Neyland Stadium and enjoy the big game with the Vol Navy.

Financial Strength and a Love for East Tennessee

Joe Ayres is the owner and developer of WindRiver and his family ties to East Tennessee go back generations. His great grandfather, Dr. Brown Ayres, settled in the area in the late 1800’s and served as the 12th president of the University of Tennessee.

The Ayres family has been a substantial benefactor to the local community for years. Joe Ayres is also the CEO of Cumberland Securities, specializing in financial advisory and investment banking for local governments. The sound leadership and guidance of the Ayres family has made WindRiver a debt-free community.

Our vision, since day one, has been for WindRiver to be the best of the best in everything we do. WindRiver is located on Tellico Lake minutes from Knoxville, Tennessee, with views of both the Great Smoky and Cumberland Mountains. We’ve worked every day to make WindRiver the top multi-generational resort lifestyle and residential community in East Tennessee…and in fact anywhere! Our goal is that WindRiver’s natural beauty and abundant amenities will match your dreams for the ideal place to live and enjoy life. As WindRiver’s owner and developer, I’m very proud of our great community.

Conveniently Located, Well Positioned

Some of the most appealing attractions and a vibrant downtown can be found in Knoxville, Tennessee. Not to mention esteemed opportunities for continuing education and top medical facilities. Significantly low living costs, breathtaking natural surroundings, gentle climate and tax structure led Forbes Magazine to rank the area as one of the Top 25 Places to Retire.

Mild Four Season Climate – Very Low Property Taxes – No State Income or Inheritance Taxes – Excellent Medical Facilities – Educational Opportunities – Arts & Culture – Dining & Shopping

Visit WindRiver & Discover Life on the Lake

Take a Discovery Tour and experience our residents' active adult lifestyle.