General Manager, John Henry, lives on Graystones Preserve and gives fabulous tours in the preserve's 6-seat side-by-side ATVs. Visit our CONTACT US page to arrange a tour.
The order in which a buyer signs a Reservation Agreement determines the order in which he/she is able to choose a homesite.
Yes. Reservation Holders are entitled to visit the preserve anytime with friends and family.
Yes. The River Campus includes the newly renovated Hillside Cottage with two luxury suites, a well-appointed kitchen and a living room. Navigate to our videos page under MORE and watch "Amenity: Hillside Cottage at Peak Foliage". The River Campus also includes the 100-year old Graystones Inn which sleeps 6 guests and the Log Cabin with 4 beds. Eventually, the river campus will include 9 luxury suites in addition to the Graystones Inn and Log Cabin. Reservation Holders are entitled to reserve River Campus buildings and stay free of charge.
Collectively, homesite owners will own the entire ~4,000-Acre Preserve. The preserve will be available exclusively to Reservation Holders, owners and their invited guests.
MIKE HOLLAND, MANAGING PARTNER - Mike Holland holds an MBA from Wharton with a major in Entrepreneurial Management. He earned a BS in Engineering Management at the University of Vermont while also competing in two Olympics, breaking the world record for Nordic ski jumping and receiving the Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) National Laureate Award. Mike co-founded Lending.com, which originated loans to commercial real estate investors across the country. Mike sold Lending.com to the Blackstone Group LP, the world’s largest private equity firm. Mike is an owner of New England Precision, Inc., a precision metal stamping company specializing in brass and copper metal stampings for Building Fire Protection & Hardware, Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, and Electrical Sensors & Controls industries. Mike grew up in Vermont, his current home, where his family owned and managed a commercial and residential real estate development firm.
WALTER ALTHOLZ, PARTNER - Walter Altholz has broad experience in the hospitality industry. As Senior Vice President for ClubCorp and Managing Director of the Sports Club Company he has many relationships in the real estate and finance industries. He has also been a partner in several entrepreneurial ventures. He has a BA from Dartmouth College and a JD from American University. Mr. Altholz is a member of the State Bar of Texas. Walter lives in Dallas, Texas.
JIM HOLLAND, PARTNER - In 1996, Jim co-founded Backcountry.com with a stack of avalanche beacons, and a garage in Park City, Utah. While the company’s roots were humble, the company’s vision is still clear: to provide the best outdoor gear—and to be the best at doing it. Backcountry.com now employs over 1,000 people with over $1B in annual sales from automated warehouses in Salt Lake City Utah, Christiansburg Virginia, Portland Oregon, Germany and Costa Rica. While attending the University of Vermont Jim was a member of the U.S. Nordic Ski jumping Team, was six times National Champion, competed in two Olympics, finishing 12th in Albertville, France and reached the podium on the World Cup, a rarity for Americans in this European-dominated sport. Jim lives in Austin, Texas.
JOHN HENRY, GENERAL MANAGER - John specializes in the stewardship of large privately owned recreational conservation properties. His love of the land and commitment to ensuring that residents and their guests have experiences on their property that deepen their appreciation for diverse landscapes and waterways has been a decades long vocation. John believes that creating a multigenerational sense of ownership and connection to the land through active recreation is the best long term conservation strategy. Raised in Northeastern PA, John ventured to Colorado while pursuing his higher education. Double undergraduate majors in medieval European history and Economics led to an MBA specializing in financial management. John has extensive experience in resort homeowner association management, residential and community infrastructure construction, waterways and forest management, recreation programming, as well as regulatory and government relations. John has served on local Zoning Boards and the County Conservation District Board. He has also umpired little league baseball and men’s fastpitch softball for years. John enjoys mountain biking, skiing, scuba diving, archery hunting, fishing, farming, trail construction and sharing his love of the outdoors. John picked up musical instruments later in life and now plays guitar, mandolin and bass. He participates in the local music scene occasionally singing and playing. He performs regularly in his church choir. John managed Pocono Lake Preserve for 27 years. PLP was founded in 1904 and is 6,000 acres of protected property shared by 141 members and their families. John is currently building a home near the main gate on Graystones Preserve.
Graystones Preserve is a Planned Community governed as an HOA. HOA documents were carefully prepared to both enhance the seclusion, privacy and complete use of Graystones for the owners and to anticipate issues that could confront any community such as Graystones. They provide each owner with a clear understanding of their very modest responsibilities and allow each owner to decide how involved in the actual governance they choose to be. It is anticipated that these documents will provide very infrequently consulted guidelines for owners by offering the certainty that encourages intelligent, informed decision making on issues covered by them. They had to be extensive to address all potential issues and provide the breadth of information required.
The HOA Executive Board will have three members; one elected each year for a three-year term. Initially, the Board will be comprised of representatives of the developer. Once 50% of the lots are sold, one member of the community is added to the HOA board. Once 75% of the lots are sold, the Board will be wholly comprised of members of the community. John Henry will act as General Manager of the HOA and advisor to the Board.
Once a reservation holder closes on their home-site and receives a deed the dues will be prorated for the remainder of that fiscal year. In subsequent years, dues will be payable monthly, quarterly or annually as the members choose.
Development projects approved by the Kidder Township require that funding be available for approved infrastructure via a bond or funds in escrow. In the case of Graystones Preserve, funds to construct infrastructure will be held in, and drawn from, escrow.
We anticipate receiving final subdivision approval in December 2023 or January 2024 and will sell the preserve to the first group of buyers shortly thereafter. Thereafter, Preservation Graystones LLC will remain involved to install infrastructure and sell remaining homesites.
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