Historic Southern Railroad executive lodge located in the midst of the Pisgah National Forest approximately 17 minutes east of Black Mountain, NC. Built for railroad executives in the 1930’s and situated high on a rocky promontory, this 6 bedroom 5 bath lodge has been meticulously restored with all modern mechanicals. With 29 acres of very private mountain land, hidden from view, and overlooking two very large and well stocked trout ponds, this property is easily self-sustaining. There is abundant grassy fields for the cultivation of crops and livestock, all that can be irrigated and watered via the roaring Mill Creek which runs through the property. More than 38,000 gallons per day flow through the trout pond, keeping it ideal for the fish.
Inside you’ll find luxury and railroad memorabilia like nowhere else. While this is great for prepping, its a railroad lover’s dream come true with numerous structural and functional elements taking from the railway cars themselves. The ceiling of the huge game room is supported by steel railroad bridge trestles, and four massive stone fireplaces provide auxiliary heat. A commercial sized kitchen is ideal for large groups or events. Fish in the ponds or the creek. Swim in the swimming pool or at the beach on the larger of the two ponds. Rest safely behind the heavy steel gated entrance that is hidden from view. Hunt across the creek in the national forest. As a bonus, EVERYTHING in the lodge conveys with the real estate: EVERYTHING. Yes, artwork, linens, bedding, furniture, lamps, rugs, flatware, cookware, electronics, animal trophies, railroad artifacts and memorabilia, down to the toilet paper and soap. To rebuild this lodge would cost $350 per square foot not including furnishings, but its now available for less than half that, and that include all the furnishings. Here is an opportunity to own not only an excellent bugout property, but one steeped in history and comfort.
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