Additional Property Details
The first thing that comes to mind when touring this 81.32+/- acres is the ‘cool factor’. Much of the area is special which led to Alex Jordan (of House on the Rock fame) finding inspiration in the region, but this property has its own kind of unique including spring-fed ponds, a stream, hidden valleys and rock outcroppings.
The well-maintained driveway wraps around the crest of the hill and leads to a 40’ x 80’ +/- Morton building that has nearly every amenity. The finished and insulated interior is heated with in floor heat to be comfortable year around. Plumbing for a bathroom has been roughed in and a room off one end was designed to be a heated handicap accessible hunting blind or wildlife viewing area. A 14 foot high overhead door is ideal for camper or large equipment storage.
Near this building, is where the owners were planning their home. Fine views down the valley on the property could be maximized by moving the building site closer to the crest of the hill and/or judicious trimming of foliage- it’s all up to the new owner. With the driveway, well and power already in and a perk test completed (verify with the County) the arduous parts of building are done.
On the ridge between the building site and the road, 8+/- acres of tillable ground is currently leased to an area farmer but could be put into evergreens or natural prairie for even more privacy. Another graveled road heads from the ridge to a private valley where you will find a deep spring fed pond surrounded by a couple acres of lawn and open area. The “Bluegill Lounge” is on the bank of this pond. This charmingly rustic cabin includes power, a wood heating stove and air conditioning. A shed houses an aerator for the pond and a nearby classic windmill adds to the ambience. A couple electric hookups for campers are in this area and would be an amazing spot for friends to hang out on weekends.
Over 3.5 miles of trails lead around this natural wonderland and travel past multiple rock outcroppings, across small wooded ridges, through fern covered vales and eventually lead to a grassy area with scattered apple trees. At the bottom of this grassy area, runs a spring fed creek at the edge of the property. The variety on this parcel is intriguing as every turn in the trail reveals a new vista.
Hunters will appreciate the multiple water sources, ridgetop access, 49+/- wooded acres, established food plots, and many more areas that could be planted. As per the seller, there are about 800 acres in the area that practice Quality Deer Management, so the trophy quality is above average.