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Virginia Equestrian Estate with River Frontage

Amherst, Amherst County , Virginia

uncovered arena • pen • hay barn • fenced • second house • 1 barn with 3 stalls • 2 Run-in stalls

Property description

Extensively renovated, rustic farmhouse situated on 174 acres offers an exclusively private setting, ready for new owners to realize the dream of rural living. Farm borders 3/8 mile of the Piney River, best known for trout fishing. Quaint, restored log cabin serves as a guest house or rental. Equine amenities include a 36’ x 48’ 3-stall horse barn, four paddocks, two run-in sheds, two riding rings, riding trails & post & plank fencing. Perfect setting for a cross country course and large, flat areas for additional riding arenas. Approximately 70 acres of fenced pasture with bold stream and hay fields. Beautiful views abound: mountain, pastoral, sunrise, sunset, wooded vistas & rocky outcrops. The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail runs along the river frontage & features a nearby covered bridge. Property has historical significance with Jefferson’s Trace on eastern boundary. Ideal for a private residence, retreat, B&B, vineyard/winery, boarding stable, event venue or VRBO/AirBnB. Adjacent 154 acre parcel available with add'l 7/8 mile of river frontage and stunning mountain views.


Home Features

  • Remodeled farmhouse
  • Heart of pine flooring
  • Saltillo tile in kitchen
  • Ample natural light
  • Basement with workshop
  • Fire stop in all interior walls
  • 3-zone geothermal heat pump system
  • Hot water back-up heat with oil fired boiler & 18 radiators
  • Three fireplaces (two heatilator, one woodburning)
  • Two wood stoves
  • Passive solar hot water with tankless coil
  • Triple glazed windows on north side
  • Low utilities, averaging $100-$200/month
  • Inviting porches, patios, decks and gazebo

Lot Features

  • Hay fields
  • Bold stream (Naked Creek)
  • Virginia Rail Trail system
  • 7/8 mile river frontage on Piney River
  • Historical significance with “Jefferson’s Trace” bordering east side of property

Horse Facility Features

  • 36’ x 48’ 3-stall barn with tack room, hay loft, brick flooring & storage, built in 1989
  • Four turn-out paddocks with water
  • Two run-in sheds
  • 70+/- acres fenced pasture
  • Oak post & plank fencing for horses
  • Riding trails
  • Two riding rings: 100’ x 200’ & 70’ x 120’


  • 10.6 miles to schools
  • 31.4 miles to airports
  • 27.6 miles to hospitals
  • 9.3 miles to shopping
  • .5 miles to trails

Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify all information


578 Naked Creek Ln, Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia


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