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Price:  $1,999,900 (SOLD 5/3/21)

Location:  Yancey County (Burnsville)

Detailed Property Information

355.4 acres
Deeds call for 377.12 acres
Road Frontage
State maintained, gravel surface
Flat to gently rolling to steep woodland
Surface Water
1,000' on Cane River
Electricity, Telephone
Electrical service
Well Water
Sewer System
Open Field/Pasture
8+/- acres cleared field
Nearest Interstate Highway
20+ miles (I-26)
Nearest Four Lane Road
8+ miles (US 19)
Nearest High Density Area
8 miles to Burnsville

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This listing is an amazing opportunity to own your own mountain AND enjoy approximately 1,000′ of river frontage.  Situated just seven minutes south of the quaint mountain town of Burnsville (which has all your day to day needs), this property is off the beaten path, yet easily accessible.  It has 1,000′ of frontage on a gravel state maintained road, meaning there are no shared easements or maintenance required.  Best of all, the frontage is all at road grade meaning you can simply drive right onto the property from most any point along the road.  Additionally, there is a secondary access point, also off a state road.

One of the rarities of this property is its abundant river frontage; and we’re talking river, not “creek” or “stream”.  At this point the Cane River is approximately 100′ wide in places and runs clear and cold which is ideal for trout fishing.  The headwaters of the Cane River are sourced from Black Mountain Range which sits up above.  One of the best features is that this river frontage is easily accessible as well.  So often river frontage is steep, rocky and lined with thick Rhododendrons which make accessing it very difficult.  Not here!  You can simply step off the property into the river at any point with ease.  Click here for a full video of the property.

The lower section of the property features approximately seven to eight acres of rich bottom land, ideal for row crops, livestock, rifle range, etc.  Its pancake flat and gets lots of sun.  At one edge of the field stands an old homestead and barn.  The barn has continued life in it, though the homestead would require a very substantial amount of work to make habitable.  Just beside the homestead is a nice two acre field area that is very private from the road.  Leading off this field is an ATV trail that winds its way into the upper reaches of the property.

The upper elevations offer an interior road network that is easily drivable, even for most front wheel drive passenger vehicles, thus making access to the BIG views very doable.  From the Bakers Creek Road side, its a very simple, short hop onto the property and from there you can drive all over the ridges.  There are several plateaus within the upper elevations providing numerous gentle buildings sites either on ridges or in gentle valleys.  As you drive through, you’ll see a large stone chimney, the remnant of an historic homestead sitting by a spring fed creek in one of these gentle vales.  Its beautiful.

Continue past this old homestead and you can drive up along a 1/3 mile ridge with views in all directions.  These views include that of the highest mountain east of the Rockies, Mt. Mitchell along with Roan Mountain.  The views stretch for 30 miles.  Or you might enjoy looking down on the Cane River in the valley below.  It is rare to find such a large tract as this, yet so easily accessible.  This property was originally master planned for an upscale subdivision until the 2008 crash hit.  Substantial survey work has been completed along with preliminary site planning and environmental inventory.  There are no restrictions on the property, so you are free to do what you desire.  This alone is worth a bundle.

The property rises to more than 3,600′ in elevation providing you with outstanding long range views of the mountains and the Cane River down below.  At its uppermost boundary, it adjoins the upscale gated Mountain Air Country Club which features an 18 hole mountain top golf course, tennis, club and private airstrip.  The airstrip is oriented in a manner that does not allow for approaching or departing aircraft to cross this property.  Additionally, it is only a 2,800′ airstrip and is restricted to small aircraft of which there are very few in number up there.

This is one of the most versatile and stunning land holdings we’ve had the privilege of marketing.  So call us today for a private showing.  This is one of those rare unspoiled large acreage parcels with excellent access, views and river frontage.