Private hilltop retreat of 25.7 acres overlooks the Blue Ridge Parkway and features breathtaking, 360 degree views from commanding high ground. Bask in long range mountain scenery from the large deck or Great Room with vaulted ceilings. Bring your horses to the 5-stall barn with alpine meadow. A year-round spring supplies the home and livestock.
This 5 bedroom home features 4 fireplaces, master suite with deck access, separate wing with 4 guest bedrooms, 3 full baths, and a garage on each level. The basement has a very large game room and huge basement workroom. Grounds include boulder gardens, trails, forestland & pasture. Literally overlooking Floyd Fest from across the parkway, and only minutes from Chateau Morrisette Winery, Mabry Mill, Rocky Knob Overlook and Camping Area, and Rock Castle Gorge, this high meadow estate is perfectly situated along popular destinations and has great potential for bed and breakfast or vacation rental!
This estate is situated at 3650 feet on the highest peak in the immediate area with commanding views of the surrounding countryside and Blue Ridge Mountains. A Christmas tree farm until the early 2000s, stately Frasier firs remain scattered about the fields. A steady mountain breeze refreshes all day long with temperatures several degrees cooler than the surrounding communities.
The home was built in 1968 by an electrical engineer and has the original, long-lasting, redwood siding. The home’s roof was replaced in 2009 and the barn roof was replaced in 2016. A gas powered generator conveys and the home is wired with a transfer switch. The central part of the home is heated with an oil furnace and heat pump while the guest bedroom wing has a propane furnace. This home would be ideal for off-grid living due to its 4 fireplaces with wood burning inserts, a dependable spring water supply, wide open southern exposures for solar arrays, and constant mountaintop breeze for wind power.
Formerly used as a vacation rental and rented to the Virginia Tourism Bureau, the site has great potential for vacation lodging and event hosting. The full walk-out basement could easily be converted to additional rooms. With over 25 acres, there is ample room for parking and plenty of space for additional cabins or camping. It is simply impossible to find better 360 degrees mountain views for a wedding venue, conference center, or exclusive private residence.
Parkway access is provided at two points – along a state road for a 1/2 mile to an at-grade crossing and also through a deeded, 50-foot right of way running parallel to the parkway to another access point. (The land comes with a right to way through other properties but there are no easements or rights of way through the property itself.)
The land straddles Floyd and Patrick counties with tax parcels in each and is potentially eligible for a conservation easement which could bring substantial tax benefits. There is strong cell signal at the property and high speed internet, cable, and home security systems are available. The land is unrestricted, does not have county zoning, and the home comes with a one year home warranty.
This special mountain get-away is a rare find with a truly top-of-the-world setting!
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