Explore this more than seven hundred acres of mature forest, gentle ridges, meadows, and inspiring water features that form this easily accessed but extremely private high mountain cove. Considerable evidence shows that it was used by Native Americans and later by original settlers as a place that nurtured them, protected them, and set them apart from the rest of the world. During its period of occupation by the original settlers who had ten family Homesteads scattered through the property and a One Room Public School, this cove became known as "Hamby Town". When the first half of the 20th century brought to the lower valley a power grid and a public road system these new conveniences became an irresistible lure to these families and eventually all of them moved nearer to these conveniences. Much of this cove has now returned to its natural state awaiting the arrival of new inhabitants. The Mill Pond is waiting for a new mill and the Native Trout in Laurel Branch are waiting for your lure.
Be inspired and consider the many possibilities as you enjoy your privately owned 180 ft. waterfall nestled at the very accessible lower end of the Laurel Branch Basin. It will remind you of what you expect to find in a State or National Park. Hike the gentle ridges underneath the mature timber while you are deciding if you want to let all of the timber remain or if you would like to reclaim some of the old fields that were once used by earlier inhabitants. Discover one or more of the many potential sites for your homestead(s). This property includes a home that is well suited for a caretaker or helper, a relatively new metal building on a slab for a shop and/or equipment storage, and a large will built multi purpose wooden barn. In addition to the above described fee simple property there is also conveyed with this property a membership interest in The Falls Preserve at Stony Fork LLC., granting you the right to use the property owned by this LLC along Stony Fork Creek. The Falls Preserve at Stony Fork, LLC., ___ acre ownership includes several beautiful waterfalls, a swimming hole, a trout stream, and a fishpond site with a large outdoor recreation area.
Located at the absolutely most desirable year round mountain living altitude in north western North Carolina that consistently gives you four evenly balanced seasons with moderate temperatures without extreme lows and highs. These 700 acres is uniquely private but easily accessible to many locations. Travel to US 421 (four lane) highway in less than five minutes, to the Blue Ridge Parkway in less than 10 minutes to Boone, NC in approximately 15 minutes, to Blowing Rock, NC in approximately 20 minutes, to West Jefferson, NC in approximately 25 minutes, and to Wilkesboro, NC in approximately 20 minutes.
This property has long been the best-kept secret in the mountains of North Carolina. The State Parks Department had funded its purchase for 2008 but due to financial crisis was not able to complete the purchase. The ownership of this land is ready to liquidate. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to now own a very special property with very unique value. It is fairly VALUE PRICED at $9,700,000. Broker/Trustee
PROPERTY NUMBER: 45079-49648
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