THE WILDERNESS COHUTTA - All the virtues of a grand State Park encapsulated on one 310+/- acre private property. Fantastic mountain views, a resplendent and full-amenity log lodge home to accommodate few or many, extensive boundary with the U.S. National Forest/Cohutta Area, rolling grassy meadows, reflective lake and flowing waters, rambling trails, abundant wildlife, and gated end-of-the-road total privacy. $2,950,000.
The setting is a portion of North Georgia’s finest land and adjoins many square miles of the U.S. National Forest/Cohutta area of the uninhabited Southern Appalachian Mountains and ranges from hi-mountain ridgelines and hilltops that serve up panoramic mountain views to a rolling and gentle valley with acres of open grasslands.
Fine timber bristles around the periphery of the property – fragrant white pines, stout oaks, colorful tulip poplars, lacy hemlocks and all canopied beneath by a verdant native understory - with trails beneath traversing nearly every section of the property to accommodate anything from four feet to four wheelers.
Little springs spawn from every corner of the property and flow forth into little tumbling rivulets that cascade into a nice creek that stretches across the property, striking for the untainted clarity of water. In the valley center lies a 4+/- acre lake with finned whoppers lurking beneath the clean waters and party dock on the side makes for a mighty fine place to hang out on a hot summer’s day.
Wildlife abounds across the property both feathered and furred (and finned in the lake), there’s no telling “who” or “what” you’ll meet up with. A primitive twin-cabin campsite area welcomes your scouts, a campfire, and their marshmallows. And there’s plenty of good terrain about – sure you’re in the mountains here but it’s not intimidating.
Groomed gravel roadways provide access to and throughout the property and a large dual-bay shop building with apartment can accommodate pretty much any type of equipment one might keep here, along with a staging and parking area.
Projecting from a high panorama with fantastically beautiful views surrounding in all quadrants is the primary residence – a heavy-timbered genuine log lodge home both sprawling and towering. Woody, warmth, and stone accent the interior with its four bedrooms, four and one-half baths, and capacious family area. Here within is space, facility, and amenity enough to easily accommodate anything from an intimate setting to a whole troop of scouts.
The skyscraper-esque family area has a thick-stoned fireplace that spreads across the breadth of the room and reaches far into the log beams above. A specialty cook’s kitchen with the finest in appliances stands at the ready to prepare snacks for two or meals for fifty, all accomplished on a cool winter’s morning while warming yourself at a cattycornered kitchen fireplace. There’s an island bar for friends and family, a breakfast area with a view, and a primary dining area.
On this main level is a master bedroom with fireplace and a second bedroom. Upstairs is the master’s quarters suite with its fireplace and expansive bath. A hi-beam walkway carries you across to the scout’s room that can sleep one or the whole troop, and every bedroom has its own private bath.
Through every window and from every balcony and magnified further outside are views literally of every point of the compass. From this pinnacle mountains far and near prominently display in all directions but there’s nary a sight of other human existence. A Geothermal heating system efficiently modulates indoor temperatures and even heats the floor in the family area. A whole-house generator makes sure the fun never stops.
Lengthy decks, patio, and covered areas alike all proffer up the countryside and you can even see it all while splashing in the saltwater pool - mountains and a waterfall in the same place! Sculpted, terraced, and beautifully landscaped with meandering walkway makes for a welcoming family gathering outside and there’s a perfectly flattened area for pavilion or events, or maybe just a nice place to play. Or to land a helicopter!
The amenities, scenery, and location of this property are choice for many potential uses from inside to outdoors that range from a private family venue to agritourism, from a corporate or church retreat or scouting outpost to an event center. Horses or four-wheeling; hunting, hiking, or fishing; or just a fantastically beautiful and quiet place for yourself, this property excels as one of the finest of North Georgia’s mountain region. $2,950,000