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Price:  $699,900 (SOLD 10/23/21)

Location:  Madison County (North of Asheville)

Detailed Property Information

Heated Square Footage
900 heated s.f. Guest Cabin

Year Built
# of Bedrooms
One in Guest Cabin
# of Baths
One in Guest Cabin
Overall Condition
Good condition
Approximately 58 acres
Surface Water
Year round creek
Open Field/Pasture
6+/- acres cleared with most fenced
Nearest Interstate Highway
+ 18 miles, I-26
Nearest Four Lane Road
12+ miles, Highway 25/70
Nearest High Density Area
18+ miles (Weaverville)

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New price and acreage configuration on this most unique property located about 40 minutes north of Asheville and just 25 minutes to the quaint mountain town of Marshall, North Carolina.   Situated in the “Big Pine” area very close to the French Broad River, this property provide great privacy, versatile land, dwellings and support structures.  Its ideal for use as a multi-family compound, a spiritual retreat center, camp, bugout property or sustainable farm.

Within the 58 acres you’ll find acres and acres of fenced pasture with a two stall barn with tack room, a dressage arena complete with underground drainage, a corral, two equipment buildings and numerous raised beds for gardening.  There is even a large “stonehenge” type stone meditative circle that would make for great family gatherings or for stargazing at night.  This place is remote, so no nearby light pollution.  Follow this link to an interactive map of the property.

Down by the main pasture is a one bedroom, one bath cabin that is something of a fairy tale.  It was the owner’s original house and features some amazing craftsmanship in the woodworking.  It has a small kitchen, wood fireplace, generator, propane log set and sleeping loft above.  Would make for an ideal VRBO or romantic cabin.

Further up the hill, the owners built an exceptionally good interior road network leading to a prominent overlook.   This overlook has sweeping views of the mountains and the French Broad River down below.  There is even underground electrical service and a septic system already installed.  The setting is simply stunning.  A second home site has been cleared, graded and features underground electrical service, a drilled well and septic system.  One of the nice features of these 58 acres is that they adjoin USFS land which extends entirely down to the French Broad River.  Click here for an aerial video of the property.  (Please note that the last house in the video is no longer part of this property.)

Up above the main pasture you’ll find what is called “The Temple”, a large 24 sided glass and wood structure with high pitched roof reminiscent of an Asian temple.  The building has been used for yoga, meditation, music and gatherings through the years.  It has as wrap around deck that overlooks the pasture below.  The uses for this building are many.

Access to the property is via a privately maintained gravel road of about one mile that intersects a gravel county road which is paved one mile further.  Drive time to the nearest grocery store is about 25 minutes, so this property, while having the feeling of being totally remote and isolated is close enough to daily services.  But with all this land, water, and resources, you could live here in a self-sustainable mode.  Again, this is a unique property that must be seen to be appreciated, so call us today for a private showing.