Highland Investment Properties, LLC.
Lodging Farm Stay
This getaway home is setting on 172 sprawling acres with amazing views all around. Plenty of land to hike or ATV. Crystal clear mountain spring water straight from the tap! Land includes many logging roads and trails. Abundant wild life which includes white tail deer and turkey. Large front porch with swing. The home has a master bedroom with a King size bed. The second bedroom has a queen size bed. The third bedroom has a bunk bed , the bottom bunk is a full size, top bunk is a twin. Two full bathrooms Large beautiful rock fireplace with cathedral ceilings with fan. Complete kitchen , stove with microwave and dishwasher, garbage disposal.Also includes washer and dryer. Gas grille. Also includes dish network and satellite internet. Home also has a window A/C unit in the dining room. Horse shoe pits are finished .We do have corn hole boards ready to go.
Spring and Summer guests will be visited daily by many humming birds who make their home on the farm. You will see a variety of red tail hawks an occasional bald eagle flying on the farm. A large heard of deer along with their new born fawns. The majestic wild turkey will let you know he is around with many morning gobbles. . At nights you will see a million stars as you sit around the rock campfire outside. WE ALSO PROVIDE ALL YOUR FIREWOOD for the campfire/ fireplace. The wood is a mix of white and red oak and some cherry mixed in. So you don’t have to worry about having to buy any! There is zero light pollution. You may even hear an occasional coyote howling in the distance. We also have cows grazing the fields munching grass. ..Note... there are no bulls ...There are steers and females only. Visitors at the end of July will find thousands of blackberries to pick.
This home is located in the heart of syrup making country! It’s approx 5 miles from McDowell and 14 miles from Monterey and will be available for to rent for the annual Highland County Sugar Maple Festival. The farm is also located approx 3 miles from the national forest. Their are many local trout streams to fish which include the calf pasture and bull pasture river. Also many smaller local native trout streams. I know where all the honey holes are for the trout..;) Or you can visit the Virginia Trout Company in Monterey for Rainbow and Brook Trout, also the Sugar Grove trophy trout ponds. There is also another native trout steam that I can tell you about , but count on it being an all day trip! The small town of McDowell has a home town grocery store (Stone Wall Grocery) they make fresh sandwiches/ home made biscuits and barbecue daily. There is also a small gas station just up the road that is famous for its fresh cinnamon buns. McDowell also has “Sugar Tree Country Store “for maple syrup lovers. Monterey also offers a wonderful dining experience at the Highland Inn. They also have a quaint restaurant called “Highs” with down home country cooking if that is your fancy.
Fall and Winter guests will wake up to brisk cool mornings with fall foliage. Our farm has a variety of Oak and Maple trees that will light up the day with amazing colors. You also will see a variety of native apple trees. Some of these trees are over 100 years old and still produce an abundance of apples. You will notice a large variety of different apple types with over 30 native trees on the property. Black Walnut trees are full of fox squirrels. There is also an old home on the farm that was built in 1916. The home is at an altitude of 2800 feet above sea level and at the top of our upper field , the altitude tops out at 3400 feet. So you will see snow! We have great hills for sledding!!!For skiers , the ski resorts of Snow Shoe and the Homestead are about an hour and a half drive from the farm. Many many things to do! But If you want complete privacy and just want to sit on the front porch with a cup of coffee, you have this as well. The farm is almost a mile off the less traveled small trail ( route 617) with a chain gate and a additional metal gate you will need to travel thru to get to the farm. Please note you should have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get to the property in the latter part of November and into the winter. Especially December and January.
This property has been in our family since 1979. The home was built in 2005. It is a very special place for me and my family to go and recharge our batteries from hectic work weeks. We are active hikers, hunters and paint ballers! We love the outdoors and would like to share our piece of heaven with you.