Revel in the Serenity

Much desired, seldom available, is this one-of-a-kind private 48-acre estate that was originally owned by the U.S. Forest Service.  

This is the epitome of gracious Highlands living. Stroll down shady trails rimmed with a plethora of native plants. Traverse the meadows or perch on a sun-warmed rock on one of the many terraced plains as you commune with nature.  The gentle roar of the falls will beckon you long before you get to the shimmering pool at its base. The spray of cascading water is a great relief on summer’s warm days.

As evening nears, the sun slowly descends behind the distant mountain vistas.  Reflect on the joys of the day.  A morning horseback ride through decade-old forests, a picnic by the stream, or your attempt to improve your putting skills in the meadow. 

Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, your soul is fed by nature’s grandeur.   Your quest for history is peaked as you discover a rock chimney- the remains of the old trading post run by the Johnson Sisters as they served the travelers on the old Otto Road.  Walk where the buffalo roamed and the Cherokee strolled along these valleys and ridges. 

Enjoy the serenity of your personal paradise. Who would know that neighbors are just minutes away in this well-maintained Highlands Gap development? Revel in the serenity of it all or share it with your family.  This property would make a perfect family enclave. Numerous building sites beckon your creativity.  If you’re business-minded, it can be sub-divided.   You decide – private retreat or investment property.

Overlooking the pristine vistas is a comfortable Arts and Crafts style cottage – the perfect spot to kick back and relax.    A well thought-out floor plan with beamed ceilings and hardwood floors reflect mountain charm while providing carefree living.  Enjoy each season whether on the screen porch or in the glass-enclosed Piazza.  Revel in the views from each bedroom. Slumber effortlessly as cool breezes rustle through the Sleeping Porch. Test your geography skills as you seek to identify the neighboring states seen from multiple vistas. Awaken the naturalist in you.  Try your green thumb at the garden plot or the arbor.  Should you tire of exploring your own paradise, you are just minutes away from tubing, zip-lining, or boating plus shopping, culture and delectable restaurants.  

This property is listed by Highlands Sotheby’s International Realty.  Contact Bert Mobley at (828) 200-0846 or to make an appointment.   For more information on this or other Sotheby’s listings, go to