Total privacy and end of the road security on this approximately 65 acre parcel.  Located 45 minutes north of Asheville and 15 minutes from the one stop light town of Bakersville, this property is easy to reach via a paved state maintained road any time of the year.  However, its also one of the most hidden and protected.  Where the pavement ends, you must cross over another property (via a deeded easement) before entering the 65 acres.  The locals have been living here for generations and are some of the kindest folks you'd ever meet, but they also look out for one another, meaning if you're not home, someone is looking out for you.

The 65 acres features numerous year round streams, so much so that the seller operated a trout farm on the property for many years.  At its peak, he was raising and selling 10,000 fish per year.  The four long concrete raceways are still on the property and could be brought back to life or use for other purposes such as gardening beds.  There are also five very small ponds on the property ideal for raising fish as well.

An existing, and very well maintained doublewide manufactured home is ready for occupancy and has a woodstove in the living room.  A second home site is ready for a house with a three bedroom septic system already installed along with a well and power to the site.

Just below this second home site is a unique feature.  It is a 55' x 20' concrete bunker partially buried into the hillside.  The owner had intended to use it for the growing of mushrooms, but it could just as easily be used for hidden storage or a safe place.  In its condition, it needs a good bit of work, but it has 12" solid concrete walls with a 5" thick reinforced concrete roof.

The bulk of the acreage is wooded though there is about an acre of an old orchard and terraced area for gardening.  A recently built 2/3 mile drive carries you to the upper reaches of the property where there are excellent views.  On two sides, the property adjoins conservation land tracts which themselves adjoin the Roan Mountain State Park.  This means you have added buffer and privacy, and all that water in the creeks is sourced from the state park lands, so it is as clean as it gets.

Property Features
Commanding Views, End of the Road, Fenced or Gated, Saferoom or Bunker
Aquaculture, Garden, Marketable Timber
Stream or Pond, Well or Spring
Grid Connected
Year Round Road
Home Features
3 bedrooms
2 baths


  • 1155 Gouge Cove Road Bakersville, North Carolina 28705
  • 36.06997459999999, -82.14150130000002