$2,000,000   •   152.61 Acres

Introducing Cherry Wood Mountain Vistas, an extraordinary opportunity for sportsmen, conservationists, and developers to acquire a cherished mountain treasure that has been in the same family for over 65 years. Surrounded by over 8,000 acres of National Forest Service land on three sides, this pristine tract reaches elevations of up to 4,200 feet to the south. Boasting majestic timber, two flowing creeks, and breathtaking views. A Must SEE. Land Named after the large wild Cherry trees found at its highest and southernmost elevations, Cherry Wood Mountain Vistas has been meticulously stewarded by the family since the 1950s, serving as personal game lands, boxwood production, and timberland. This remarkable 152-acre parcel is exceptionally unique and has never been offered for sale before. The property serves as the headwaters for Licklog Creek, which gathers water from various tributaries and flows into the Little Tennessee River. As you traverse the land, you’ll experience a profound sense of seclusion, enveloped in the tranquil sounds of nature and the rushing waters of Licklog Creek and its tributaries. This serene sanctuary has preserved much of its untouched flora and fauna, offering an opportunity for remarkable discoveries within the woods. Following the gravel road bed into the property, you’ll feel at one with nature. Exploring the lower elevations unveils the historic fields once used for boxwood production, meandering creeks, and dense forests. As you ascend to higher elevations, you’ll encounter areas where hardwoods have remained untouched for decades, revealing stunning displays of flora and fauna. According to the owners, “Where the road ends, an amazing hike awaits along Licklog Creek, leading to a spring-fed waterfall that emerges from within the mountain”. Continuing the hike to Dehart Bald at 4,200 feet, you’ll encounter a remarkable group of large Cherry Trees. The property offers numerous superb vistas, including views of Clingmans Dome, Fontana Lake, and the Little Tennessee River when weather permits. Showings are available by appointment only to qualified buyers. Recreation With its three sides bordering over 8,000 acres of National Forest Service land, Cherry Wood Mountain Vistas is abundant in wildlife. The owners have spotted deer, mountain lions, bears, and even a few wild hogs on the property. There have been suspected elk tracks identified as well, adding to the mystique of these animals known as the “Ghost of the Forest.” Nature enthusiasts will revel in the opportunity to discover the Carolina region’s unique and lesser-known plant species, along with a variety of majestic trees such as wild cherry, black walnut, yellow locust, white oaks, ash, birch, maple, and poplar. Other notable species that can be found on this parcel include mountain laurel, ginseng, rock lettuce, sassafras, Indian turnips, and more. With elevations reaching up to 4,200 feet, the property offers several ideal locations for expansive homesites with unobstructed views. Upgrading access to reach these potential sites would be necessary. The property’s access begins with a deeded easement off Licklog Rd, featuring a gravel road bed with turnouts and culverts in place to minimize erosion. Within the property, access is primarily limited to a wide soil roadbed that traverses the west side of the property at the lower elevations near the creek, ending about halfway into the property. However, many old logging roads provide further access to the remote areas of the land. Some locations along the ridgeline boast flat terrain, offering the best views on the property. The unique characteristics of this parcel could potentially accommodate multiple homes that may be hidden from view. Location This property is located on the Southern boarder of Swain County only minutes from the Little Tennessee River and Needmore Gamelands. The Needmore Gamelands are a state managed wildlife area of over 5000 acres.  If you are looking for the perfect outdoor recreational experience this tract has it all. The Little Tennessee River offers immediate refreshment from the warm summer months with float trips and kayaking, great fishing for the angler, and amazing bird watching to find the elusive Bald Eagle nesting in the trees. Cherry Hill Mountain Vistas is located about 22 minutes from Bryson City and 15 Minutes to Almond and Fontana Lake, and 25 Minutes from Franklin, NC in Macon County. The closest major airport would be Asheville, NC about an hour and a half to the east of this location.  There are several general aviation airports in the area. Macon County, Jackson County, and Western Carolina Regional in Andrews, NC


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Hayden Outdoors Real Estate
Hayden Outdoors Real Estate
Philip Leabo
Philip Leabo
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