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This 65+/- contiguous acre ranch and log home are located just off Route 64 (North Ave in Chicago). It is halfway between Mt. Carroll and Savanna, Illinois right in the heart of magnificent hill country, resting on a high mesa above Plum River Canyon and in close proximity to the Mississippi river. A world of recreation could be right in your own backyard.
This is rare opportunity to make this property yours and it hits the market NOW!
From nature, snowmobile, hiking and horse trails to local fishing, turkey hunting and Boone & Crockett whitetails, there's enough for year-round family fun and action. Superior bird watching, (especially Bald Eagles) along with downhill skiing is just 15-45 minutes away.
The property's seclusion, abundance of pine, black walnut and oak trees, over 6,000 feet of Plum River shoreline running through it, incomparable majestic views and wildlife, make it a treasure unlike anywhere else in Illinois.
THE HORSE-BARN FACILITY:
The horse operation is designed for breeding, training, showing and selling. It can accommodate up to 40 horses (20 can be housed inside and/or in covered stalls).
Inside, there is a manager's office, separate tack rooms for the manager and boarders, wash rack, a 130 x 60 indoor arena with dust drowning sprinklers and enough room to store over 3,000 bales of hay. There are separate indoor viewing windows from both the office and temperature- controlled boarders lounge which includes a modified kitchen area with a full sink, food preparation area, plenty of electrical outlets for a microwave or stove, a toilet and private shower.
Outside, there is a 60' round pen, wash rack and ample parking. The pastures are perimeter-fenced and the power lines are buried for safety.There are two 100' x 200' outdoor arenas, a grain silo and a pond that is aerated by a colorful windmill. There are two additional buildings; a 45' x 45' machine barn/shop along with a 24' x 44' shed for ranch equipment.
RANCH MANAGER AND THEIR RESIDENCE:
Above the barn is a fully modern, 1400 square-foot manager quarters. It has 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath. The apartment has central HVAC, and ample windows for keeping track of the ranch entrance, parking area, and arena. It leads out to a private cat walk that also looks into the arena, stall area and pasture.
The ranch manager is an accomplished cutting horse trainer. His uncanny ability to gently work with horses is nothing short of amazing.
He and his wife would love the opportunity to work with and for the new owner.
THE LOG HOME:
The custom-designed and quality-built Wisconsin Log Home is a magnificent. It has four bedrooms, three full baths and a loft than can be converted into an office or bedroom. One of those bedrooms includes a bunk room which sleeps four. Surround-sound speakers are in every room. The master bedroom has two walk in closets, a master bath and direct access to a hot tub room. Light a few candles, enjoy the view that overlooks the valley below and close yourself off from the rest of the world!
The lower level has a washer-dryer, mud and storage rooms. Also in the basement is a custom saloon" bar for easy entertaining. On the main-level deck, there is a built-in outside gas grill and screened-in porch. The cabin is also equipped with cutting edge electric (440) and a propane powered generator (whole house) which prevents any service interruptions.
A 20' X 40' two-car garage with a workshop along with beautiful landscaping finishes this rustic retreat.
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