Tranquility Ridge is one of the most complete retreat properties we've had the privilege of listing.  The property is located in Caswell County, about 35 miles northwest of Greensboro, NC in a very rural area with thousands of acres of state owned game lands within walking distance.  Its uses are many: summer camp, church camp, substance abuse recovery center, spiritual retreat center, hunting camp, etc.  However, it was built primarily for one purpose: to provide several families a secure, self-sustainable environment in which to live in the event of major civil unrest.  While this property was created for that purpose, the infrastructure is equally well suited for any of the above uses that don't require an apocalyptic event.  The common infrastructure that could be utilized by each of these groups include:

Eight cabins (three with full baths, five that share a bath house and all having window a/c units and are weatherized
Common bath house with three individual baths with sink, toilet and shower, plus a laundry area in the building
Community building capable of seating up to 50 persons, complete with very large kitchen
Communications office
Medic/first aid station
Workshop overflowing with tools
Equipment shed
Large rabbit hutch
Chicken coop
Spring fed pond
Year round creek
Fruit orchard
Garden areas
Secure entrance
Outstanding solar exposure
Three RV's (campers)

In addition to the above features, for the prepper client, the property includes perimeter security features, secret caches, large scale rainwater catchment reservoirs, 100 foot tall HAM radio transmission tower, shooting range with covered range hut, etc.  There are several other security features which will only be disclosed to qualified prospects.  One of the items that makes this so well suited for preppers is an exhaustive operations manual that will be shared with the next owner.  This manual covers everything from security patrols, communications, operation of equipment, safety measures, medical care and quarantine measures, chain of command protocols, etc.

Included in the asking price is an overwhelming abundance of personal property.  Example, in the Communications Center, you'll find a complete HAM radio operation base including uninterruptible power supply batteries, numerous hand held HAM radios, short range radio transceivers, world and local maps, electronics repair station, flat screen computer CPU connected to multiple security cameras around the property, ancillary parts and supplies, twelve TA-312 field telephones plus hardwired switchboard to other buildings on the property, etc.  Everything you need to communicate with the world or with others on the property is found here.

The kitchen in the Community Center has fed upwards of 50 at a time and features all supplies, utensils, cookware, flatware, stemware, spices, paper goods, etc.  A propane gas range is supplemented by a covered gas grill and smoker on the adjacent covered porch. A separate kitchen is located in the Caretaker's Cabin, a one bedroom house with full bath and living room.  Positioned next to each of the other cabins you'll find charcoal or propane grills.  A walk in freezer is located in the equipment building.

The Community Center is a one story building with large common meeting room that can seat 50 at a time.  Folding tables and chairs are included as is a library of books on sustainable living and a closet full of board games for entertainment.  An overhead projector and drop down screen are used for classes from time to time.  The building has a wood stove for heat along with a whole house attic fan and window a/c for cooling.  There is a half bath in the Community Center.  The room that houses the Communications has masonry walls six inches thick filled with gravel for ballistic protection.  Adjacent to the Community Center is a 25' tall Observation Tower that provides a 360 degree view of the compound.

Underneath the Community Center via a secret entrance is a full concrete lined living area that could support several families for several weeks if needed to shelter from nuclear, biologic or chemical attack.  The basement has a four stage air filtration system for NBC protection, as well as multiple steel entry doors and steel cages for the safe storage of supplies and firearms.  In the event of power loss, an entire solar panel array with a deep cell battery bank is at the ready.

Five of the cabins are smaller very basic one room houses with metal roofs.  They are of frame construction with half round log veneers and each has a window air conditioner unit.  They have hardwood floors and are designed for sleeping cots or installation of bunk beds.  Two of the other cabins are of similar construction but slightly larger and include full baths with fiberglass showers and kitchen cabinetry including a sink.  One of these also features a screened porch.  The Caretaker's Cabin is the largest and most complete, including a full kitchen, bedroom, full bath, living room with a heat pump and a small wood stove for back up heat.

A workshop is included as are all the tools found within it.  The tools are too numerous to inventory but include numerous small hand tools, grinders, table saws, circular saws, hammers, drills, drill press, sanders, chainsaws, etc.  Its like owning your personal Lowe's Home Improvement store.  We are told that most every repair needed through the years has been able to be addressed on site using these tools.

Beyond hand tools, you'll find a fully operational John Deere 310 D rubber tired backhoe including a two cubic foot bucket.  There is a Kubota L5240 farm tractor with bucket and 48" deck mower attached to a PTO.  There is also a CAT Skidsteer and 4WD Shuttle Buggy UTV with trailer.  Also located in the equipment barn are many other farm tools necessary for the successful operation of the farm elements.

Also within the equipment barn, you'll find a separate room that has been used as the camp medic station.  This room includes a standard medical examination table and lockable glass front cabinets with numerous first aid supplies and equipment for checking the health of residents.  A 26' RV has been set up as a quarantine station in the event the property is fully occupied and a member should become ill with a communicable disease.

Two other large RV's with bump outs are stationed on the property for additional housing.  There are several other sites on which additional RV's could be parked.  There are areas for recreation as well a large garden areas and large fenced corrals for small livestock.  Components are in place for a large greenhouse if desired to be assembled.  The pond is spring fed and sits just below the fruit orchard.  County Line Creek forms part of the natural property and is a large, year round stream measuring approximately 25' wide.  There are no neighbors within sight, ensuring your privacy.

Located beside the Community Center is a 40' Conex container filled with prepping supplies including fourteen EMP cans filled with various electronics including radios, motion sensor systems, cameras, computers, NVG's, binoculars, etc.  There are stacks of shelves filled with paper goods and food stuffs.  The value of these items alone make this an attractive purchase.

Again, there are too many features to list and many of which will only be shared with those with a serious inquiry.  More photos are available than what is shown here.    Only serious, qualified inquiries please.

Property Features
Bullet-resistant, Commanding Views, End of the Road, Fenced or Gated, Saferoom or Bunker
Barn, Fields, Garden, Orchard, Pasture
Grid Connected, Solar
Cell, Internet, Phone, Satellite
Year Round Road
Home Features
8 bedrooms
6 baths
Additional Features

Property Features

  • Creekfront
  • Observation Tower
  • pond
  • workshop


  • 1417 Zimmerman Road Blanch, North Carolina 27212
  • 36.4461801, -79.25723579999999