Relish total privacy and scenic seclusion only 20 minutes from Virginia Tech! This 117-acre mountain homestead is anchored by the Graham House, a circa-1850 log home with 1903 frame addition, all renovated with modern amenities and designated a Montgomery County Historic Landmark. Nestled in a sheltered mountain hollow with no neighbors in sight, the home features 2 large BRs & sleeping/office loft, indoor wood-fired sauna, cathedral ceiling, hardwood floors, open kitchen & dining area, and open-air and screened porches from which to hear the comforting flowing waters of Georges Run. Entertain on the expansive level lawn and garden in rich bottomland soils. Bring your horses or other livestock to graze the long meadow lined with mature black walnuts trees.
Continue into the native hardwood forest with two trails leading to the top ridges of the property. An observation platform offers the perfect spot for camping, picnics, or watching the abundant wildlife. Follow the seasons to forage nature’s pantry, harvesting walnuts, paw-paws, blackberries and wineberries, wild cherries, and even the elusive ginseng and morel mushroom. Take morning strolls along Georges Run to your own small waterfall and wading pool.
This historic home benefits from regular pest control inspections to prevent wood destroying insects. New insulation just installed under floors in crawlspace along with new vapor barrier. All three wood stove flues (kitchen, LR, & sauna) were replaced with double walled and insulated flexible stainless steel liners in 2018. Use the central heat for convenience or comfortably and safely heat with wood from your own vast forest. Forester’s report from May 2021 shows $110,000 estimated timber value and future income from growing black walnut.
A conservation easement protects this special property by preventing any subdivision but allows building a second home and a wide range of outbuildings or barns, as well as hunting, timbering, agriculture, and other typical rural land uses.
Available for sale for only the second time ever, the Graham House at Georges Run Retreat awaits its next steward ready to cherish it as a family getaway, comfortable hunting camp, self-sufficient retreat, or rural home with quick commute to city and an easy escape to a bygone era.
Updated on August 25, 2021 at 7:41 pm