225 Acre Fenced Land With Gorgeous Views and Infrastructure For Future Business
Old Fort, Polk County, Tennessee
Gorgeous private 225+/- acre farm with scenic views of the Cherokee National Forest and the Cohutta Mountains. This acreage offers gently rolling hills and incredible views in every direction. This property would make an amazing luxury estate, horse farm, summer camp, music venue, wedding venue, nature retreat center, organic farm, or private hunting lodge. The possibilities are endless! There is a Ponderosa-themed dwelling which features a wraparound porch, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and is heated by a wood-burning stove, with a tankless hot water heater and cookstove, each fueled by propane. The house is on a separate meter along with the nearby well. Enjoy living off the land with an organic garden right out your front door. Close by, you'll find a cozy fire pit with wood storage. There are several wells found throughout the property, one of which is located across the driveway from the house and tied into a solar panel. Another well is situated next to the pink glamping trailer and utilizes a nearby solar panel. There is also a recently drilled well by the horse pasture, which is west, south-west on top of the ridge and does not currently have solar attached. The main grid tie solar array is connected to the shop, barn, and commercial kitchen. This acreage has already been pre-platted into 24 lots. The current owner is willing to sell a portion of the pre-platted lots together for $999,000. These Lots include lots 10-16, roughly totaling 111 acres that include the home, commercial kitchen (which has electricity, hot water, exterior walk-in freezer, full bathroom, and dry apartment above). Within this 111 acres of the property, you'll also find a tunnel campsite on the ridge that includes a deck overlooking the valley (on one side) and the breathtaking view of the Cohutta Mountains (on the other side). You will also find a buried double shipping container campsite, a pink mobile open-air glamping trailer, short school bus with bunk bed, storage shed container, chicken coops, 10-kilowatt solar grid tie array, 60x100 pole barn with hay loft, open workshop (with shelving, storage, plus room to park a tractor), 3 spring-fed creeks, and 3 ponds. Although the horse pond is not stocked, the pond to the south of the house is stocked with Bream and Bass, and the pond across the street is stocked with Bream, Bass, and Catfish. There is a creek that comes out of the mountains, turns east, runs north into the main creek in the middle of the property (which is Sheers Branch Creek). There is another spring that runs in the northeast corner of the property, as well as a spring that comes onto the property and runs west, south-west to Sheers Branch Creek. This property features infrastructure for two 30'x75' hoop houses which have been used for home veggies or a place to house animals in the wintertime. The property has been fully fenced, cross-fenced, and gated for immediate use for horses and cattle. The current owner has used this land for cattle, pigs, and laying hens. Previously, this acreage was home to a functioning farm, Conasauga Farms. Within certain portions of the property, you'll find a gravity-flow irrigation system, 7 frost-free cattle waterers, 4 high-producing wells, and several improved campsites for Airbnb or Hipcamp income. The current owner is renting the main house for $1,000 per month, and there is a land lessee who is paying the $2,500/year for use of the pastures for animals.
This stretch of land is truly a nature lover's paradise with an abundance of wildlife including bear, deer, bobcat, fox, wild turkey, wild boar, and more! You will also enjoy access to endless mountain biking and hiking trails, plus a pristine location only about 20 minutes from the Ocoee River (known for whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, and biking), 30 mins from the Hiwassee River Blueway (known for its whitewater paddling, trout/bass fishing, as well as bird watching), and only 5 minutes from the pristine waters of the Conasauga River (which boasts some of the cleanest water around with some of the best fish, as well as camping, hiking, boating, and swimming). You will also enjoy being within proximity to the nearby Cherokee National Forest and the Cohutta Mountains which make for great memories of horseback riding through the wide-open wilderness. This property is conveniently located only about 2 hours from Atlanta, 1 hour from Knoxville, 45 minutes from Chattanooga, and 20 minutes from Cleveland. Schedule your showing for this very special piece of property today!
Debbie Sue Przybysz
, Real Estate Partners Chattanooga