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Price:  $674,900 (SOLD 4/12/22)

Location:  Ashe County (West Jefferson)

Detailed Property Information

Heated Square Footage
600 heated square feet Cabin 1
600 heated square feet Cabin 2
900 heated square feet in workshop
Year Built
# of Bedrooms
One bedroom in each cabin
# of Baths
One bath in each cabin
Overall Condition
Very good
38.78 acres
Surface Water
Creek and spring
Small pond
Open Field/Pasture
Approximately 3 acres grown up
Nearest Interstate Highway
I-40 (26 miles)
Nearest Four Lane Road
US 421 (9 miles)
Nearest High Density Area
West Jefferson (8 miles)

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Located near the popular mountain town of West Jefferson, the Secluded Acres Bugout Property fills a variety of needs.  It can be a family vacation spot; a VRBO opportunity or a sustainable living bugout property.  Take your pick.

A total of 38.70 acres in two parcels, this acreage is at the end of the road which ensures great privacy and security for those so inclined.  The road leading to the property is gravel surfaced and state maintained.  That means you have no road maintenance issues with neighbors or easements or shared rights-of-way.  Its the best of all access situations.  Furthermore, there is fiber optic internet service buried in the road shoulder for keeping in contact with the outside world.  One parcel contains 27.575 acres and is the acreage on which all the improvements are located.  The other is an 11.12 acre parcel of woodlands.  The two parcels are separated by about 50′ of road right-of-way. (ask for maps)

Within the heart of the property, you’ll find two well appointed log cabins each featuring one bedroom, bath, living room, dining area, kitchen and full length covered porch. They are approximately 800′ apart from each other, providing more privacy for you.  They are identical in design although the interior wood finishes are individualized.  The seller has been in the timber and woodworking business for decades and it shows in these cabins.  Inside you’ll find the walls and floors finished in high quality maple, oak, hickory and poplar.  The kitchen peninsulas are cut with “live edges”, something you tend to see in high end mountain homes.  The living room and dining areas are vaulted and anchored at one end by fireplaces with gas logs for ease of use.  They total 600 heated square feet each, so they aren’t big, but they’re very cozy and the long covered front porches add to the living space nine months of the year.

The first cabin is situated in a small field lined with Locust split rail fencing.  The second is up higher tucked into the woods overlooking a small spring fed pond.  There is a small creek branch that flows from there down past the first cabin, then a larger creek elsewhere on the property.  Up beyond the second cabin, about another 500′ distant is a cleared and graded home site ready for your dream home.  This site is easily accessible by the gravel surfaced interior road and comes with underground power, a three bedroom septic system and partially drilled well.  Basically its ready to go, although the well needs to be completed.

Elsewhere on the property you’ll find stands of mature White Pine in neat rows with clear forest floors.  There are Chestnut trees everywhere along with a couple acres of fields that are now full of blueberry bushes along with Poplar and Deciduous Cypress.  The deer and other wildlife have a ball with these.  The owner’s experience in the forestry management business shows in the quality of timber on this property.  There are multiple potential building sites scattered here and there with easy topography on all.

Down near the entrance to the property you’ll find a well built workshop and storage building.  The enclosed workshop is built on a concrete slab and features 900 square feet of insulated space with a high clearance ceiling.  The interior is finished with OSB.  The balance of the building is an open area of twice this size capable of protecting farm equipment and large RV’s from the elements.  Of course this building has power to it as well.

Overall, this is a very special property tucked away for privacy and with easy topography for getting around.  Drive times to major metro areas is very reasonable, but this is “off the beaten path”, meaning it allows for a good bit of security if that’s what you’re seeking.  If however, you’d like to generate income, the property is ideally suited for VRBO’s and you could add more cabins if desired.  There are no private restrictions on the property.  So call us today to schedule a private showing.  Property is gated, so absolutely no unaccompanied drive bys please.