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Price:  $1,300,000

Location:  Burke County (Morganton/Lake James)

Detailed Property Information

Heated Square Footage
4,706 heated s.f. (includes lower level)
Year Built
# of Bedrooms
Five in Main House
One in Guest Cabin
# of Baths
Four full in Main House
One half in Main House
One full in Guest Cabin
Overall Condition
Excellent condition
16.5 Acres
Surface Water
Over 300' on creek
None, but possible site for one
Open Field/Pasture
Approximately two acres of open field/pasture
Nearest Interstate Highway
7+ miles, I-40
Nearest Four Lane Road
7+ miles US 74
Nearest High Density Area
6 miles (Morganton)

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Buckhorn Tavern Farm is located in Burke County outside Morganton in the foothills of western North Carolina.  Its a stunning home on a stunning property.  Situated on a knoll on its 16+ acres, the property has 360 degree views all the way to the South Mountains from the front porch to the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area from the back porch.  Once can see Hawksbill Mountain, Table Rock Mountain and Grandfather Mountain from there.  Even closer is the beautiful Lake James.  The property is very easy to reach via county and private roads that are gentle and not steep.

The land offers open field and woodlands for a great deal of privacy.  There is a creek on the north side down in a cove that is a picturesque spot for sitting areas, trails or additional cabins if one desires.  Its a serene setting.  The grounds around the main house are exceptionally well groomed and planted with all manner of specimen plants.  Its overflowing with character and beauty.

The main house features five bedrooms with four and one half baths in a truly one-of-a-kind hand built log home.  This house took over six years to build.  Practically all the woodwork and structure was hand built out of the highest quality materials.  Example, almost every door in the house was hand built, not purchased from Lowe’s.  The door hardware was hand forged by a local blacksmith. The ceilings are hand scrapped and stained wood rather than painted sheetrock.  The exterior log walls are hand planed and chinked with exceptional detailing around the eaves and windows.  The flashing and downspouts are all hand built copper.  The point being, this is an exceptional house that could not likely be reproduced for less than $350 per square foot.  There are all kinds of nooks and crannies and hidden gems throughout the house, including several hidden stairs leading to finished areas.  There are simply too many features to mention.

In addition to the main house, there is a one bedroom, one bath guest cabin of equally high quality.  This cabin features spacious covered decks on both sides, both of which are covered.  A full kitchen is included with a spacious living room area and upstairs bedroom.  Its like something out of a high end resort.

For the children, there is a custom built playhouse that looks like a site built house for adults, only smaller in scale.  It even has electricity and insulated double hung windows.  The floors and ceiling are tongue and groove and there is a sleeping loft inside as well as a large open front porch.  Next to this is a children’s playset with swing and slide.

The location of the property is approximately 12 minutes to downtown Morganton, a wonderful mountain town with a vibrant downtown full of boutiques and restaurants.  Access to I-40 is about ten minutes, and from there one can easily get to Charlotte, Asheville or Winston-Salem in no time.  This is a tremendous property that would serve well as a getaway place or folks living a couple hours away.  Or perhaps the highest and best use might be that of a mini-resort along the lines of The Swag in Maggie Valley, an upscale log home resort.  The quality of Buckhorn Tavern Farm is unmatched, and with the number of guest suites and existing guest house, it lends itself well as a bed and breakfast.  By adding a few more cabins, this property could become a high end resort or retreat center for families, corporations, weddings, and such.  It is ideally set up for a wedding venue or country inn.  Call today to schedule a private tour.  Due to the uniqueness and pricing, we require evidence of financial ability prior to showing.