Welcome to Cherokee Acres Ranch, a family legacy since 1968. This "Pure Michigan" paradise is a pristine 645 acre property featuring heavily wooded terrain and a spring fed pond stocked with rainbow and brown trout. A vibrant creek, marsh pond, swales and cedar swamps makes for the ultimate deer and wildlife habitats. The impressive Lodge and Guest House make this one of the finest recreational properties to ever become available in Michigan! Land This 645 acre property is a wildlife paradise featuring the beautiful spring fed pond stocked with rainbow and brown trout. Two vibrant spring fed creeks feed the pond and flow out of the dam throughout the entire east side of the property. An abundance of natural spring water throughout the property. An artesian well is located by the guest house. Heavily wooded rolling terrain with hardwood, pine and poplar trees. The marsh pond, cedar swamps, cattail swales , 17 rye food plots, the natural deer bedding areas and an abundance of wild berries make for ideal wildlife habitats. A beautiful valley field with 10 mature producing apple trees, rye food plot, box blind and 2 ladder stands are one of the desired hunting areas. The abundance of wildlife including healthy numbers of whitetail deer, turkey, ducks, grouse, woodcock and countless bird species call this 645 wildlife paradise their home. 17 Box Blinds overlooking lush rye food plots with several ladder stands in prime proven locations that consistently produce opportunities to harvest a trophy buck every year. This incredible property is truly a “Hunters Haven”. The impressive massive timber entrance is Amish crafted from red oak trees taken off the property. The solar powered custom lighted gate compliments the mile-long driveway to the lodge. The private drive in is spectacular! Turn that green thumb loose with the conveniently positioned 100′ x 50′ garden area that is nicely enclosed with varmint proof electric fencing. The custom irrigation system and garden shed along with an additional fenced garden area by one of the creeks truly make this a gardener’s field of dreams. Beautiful wild flowers planted by the owners Mom surround the pond and simply make this property “Special”. There is a fire pit, decks, dock and beach area to enjoy the outdoor entertaining experience. The miles of maintained trails give you easy access to all of this spectacular property. Woods, Water and Wildlife gives you the ultimate “Pure Michigan” experience at the Cherokee Acres Ranch! Improvements The custom designed lodge was built in 1991 and features 2 main floor master suites, 1 1/2 bathrooms, with the 2nd floor featuring 4 bedroom suites with personal sinks and 2 full bathrooms. Designed by the owners for comfortable entertaining for their family and friends. The great room has an impressive wood burning stone fireplace and wet bar. The wall of windows and door walls allow for exceptional views of the spring fed pond and mother nature. The kitchen has a large island/bar and features commercial grade appliances. Two dining tables and a built in desk compliment this area of the great room. The laundry room w/utility tub, washer & dryer, built in commercial fridge & freezer, ice machine and storage closets. The upstairs features the north and south wings with 4 bedroom suites that all have personal sinks and 2 full bathrooms which make it very comfortable and convenient for your guests. All bedrooms have balconies to enjoy the sights and sounds of the outdoors. A nice lounging area overlooking the great room that has a custom 6 person sauna to compliment the lodge experience. Overall, there are 6 bedroom suites and 3 1/2 bathrooms to accommodate your guests in the main lodge. The guest house was built in the 1980’s, featuring 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, forced air heat with a fireplace and a wood stove. The living area and deck overlook the pond and the vibrant creek that flows through the front yard. Nice gravel parking area to accommodate several guests at a time. The guest house has its own well & septic. The 48′ x 32′ steel framed garage with 3 bays, a wood stove and workshop area. The 40′ x 30′ pole barn with 3 bays for great equipment and toy storage. Skeet range, rifle range w/shooting bench and a nearby buck pole. New in 2023 is the impressive red oak timber entrance with an automatic gate, fencing and planted birch trees. Recreation This property is perfect for the Family Compound or the ultimate Corporate Retreat. It checks all the boxes for the outdoor recreation enthusiast! The miles of groomed trails throughout the property offers the ultimate private playground for whatever your heart desires! Saddle up your horse, hop on an electric buggy or ATV, take a nice walk or hike, wet a line in the spring fed creeks and pond, or go hunting on the heavily wooded hilly terrain that make up the 645 acres. Exceptional whitetail deer, turkey, grouse and woodcock hunting along with the catch and release trout fishing. This property has an abundance of wildlife that makes their home here. Relax on the private deck of the lodge or patio area of the guest house while grilling steaks, or grab your coffee and a good book and enjoy the cozy fireplaces. Winter time activities include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snow shoeing to name a few. Or, sit back by one of the cozy fireplaces and enjoy viewing the abundance of wildlife. The Cherokee Acres Ranch is one of a kind and truly a Recreational Paradise! Agriculture Heavily wooded – Mature hardwoods, red pine and poplar with significant mature timber value for a select cut. Abundant spring water in several areas for the wildlife and the lush native plants and grasses to flourish. Water/Mineral Rights & Natural Resources All mineral rights will convey. 3 oil wells that are sparingly operating, offer some royalties to the owners. General Operations The son has owned and passionately groomed Cherokee Acres Ranch for 32 years while living year round here for 8 years. His hunting knowledge and history will be passed on for valuable reference. With a heavy heart it’s time for new owners to begin their “Family Legacy” Region & Climate This area in East Central Michigan has 4 distinct seasons with very moderate overall climates. The average summertime high temperature is a comfortable 79 degrees. The average annual snowfall in this area is approximately 40 inches per year. History The village of Farwell is in Clare County, Michigan. The population was 880 at the 2020 census. The village of Farwell was founded in 1870 with the local post office opening in 1871. The Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad had plans of expanding into the area on a new route connecting Saginaw to Ludington, which was completed by the end of the decade. The new community was named after New York native, Samuel Farwell, who had an interest in the railroad and was a construction contractor. In 1871, Farwell became the first county seat of Clare County but lost the seat of government to Harrison in 1879 after the Farwell courthouse burned down two years earlier. Location Clare Municipal Airport is 9 miles, accommodating Large Cabin Private Jets. MBS International Airport is 46 miles. The Metro Detroit Area is an easy 2 hour drive. Mount Pleasant, Soaring Eagle Casino is 25 miles. Snow Snake Ski and Golf Resort is 14 miles.