The RMCC: The Renegade Mountain Community Club (RMCC) is the homeowners’ association for Renegade Resort. Since its origin in 1972, the RMCC was controlled by the various developers of the mountain, and until recently, was inactive and ineffective. In September 2011, a group of residents and property owners (now totaling over 300) took back control of the RMCC and began operating it in the interests of the mountain’s residents and property owners. After initiating litigation against the development’s developer in 2011, the Court, in its March 27, 2021 decision determined that there was no longer a developer associated with Renegade Resort and that the HOA shall perform these responsibilities. Each property, unless it meets certain grandfathered conditions (Pre-1972), is subject to annual dues ranging from $75 for a “membership” lot to $250 for a living unit. The RMCC is responsible for the control, safety, and security of all common areas within Renegade Resort and provides oversight of the Resort’s amenities.
Amenities: In general, many of the physical amenities of the mountain were mismanaged and dismantled over the years. While there are currently 134 living units in Renegade Resort, and over 80 full-time families, the population density is insufficient to warrant some standard amenities. For instance, there is no mail delivery available, however, as a result, each resident is authorized a free postal mailbox in Crab Orchard. There is no school bus service or trash pickup, but the bus stop and refuse transfer station are both located close to the bottom of the mountain.
Golf Course: The course, once ranked #8 in Tennessee, is currently closed and not maintained. It now provides a habitat for the multitude of animals that inhabit the area.
Sports Park: There is a pool, tennis courts and playground which are currently closed. Intentions are to reopen these facilities beginning in 2022 with the playground and picnic area, followed by the tennis courts and finally the pool.
Walking Trails: 2.2 Miles of dedicated, cleared walking trails with more planned.
Cumberland Mountain Trail: An eight-mile section of the 200+ mile Cumberland Mountain Trail System traverses the entire southern border of Renegade Mountain, literally a stone’s throw away!
Roads: There are approximately 10 miles of roadways, half of them being paved and in fair condition, the other half groomed stone. The 35-year-old roads are periodically maintained using asphalt patch and cement; they are safe but are lacking in appearance. Paving/repaving portions of the road will begin, but this will prove to be a lengthy process.
Gate Security: Renegade was always a gated community since the 1970s. In 2010, the corporate owners dismantled gate security, but plans are in place to first install cameras, followed by an unmanned automatic security gate system in the next 2-3 years.
Utilities: Electric, high-speed internet, telephone, cell phone, and satellite services are all available. Sewer is also available in some areas.
Water: Water is currently provided by Crab Orchard Utility District which has just completed a $1,000,000 renovation of the water system. Treated “city” water from COUD is pumped up the mountain and then distributed through seven miles of piping. As you might expect, pumping water up and around a 2700’ mountain is an expensive proposition; our current water rates are a flat (un-metered) rate of $50.00 per month per living unit.
Septic: While most lots will “perk”, it may not adequately “perk” for the size of the desired house or facilitate the desired location of the house on a particular lot. The perk (septic) regulations have recently changed, so basically, you now need about twice the area dedicated to your sewer’s leach field.