Walnut Hollow Ranch

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County: Clay

Location: 1100 Carter Cove Road, Hayesville, NC 28904

Total acres 154.8

Acres of cropland/tillable land 5.0

Acres of pasture 62.0

Acres of unfenced pasture 87.8

Property Description

Mountain paradise with stunning views, private estate, equestrian, cattle, family compound or growing business. Located on 155 +/- acres, this unique horseshoe cove boasts 67 acres of rolling lush pastures in a park-like setting. Unparalleled natural beauty within this micro watershed includes 5 ponds, 2+ miles of forest roads/ trails, valuable timber, breathtaking landscaping all within a short distance to local services and Lake Chatuge. Masterfully designed, luxury 3 bedroom 3 ½ bath custom home. This energy efficient, low maintenance and comfort engineered craftsman style estate spared no expense with a panoramic view from every window. This meticulous ranch has an extensive infrastructure with a ½ mile concrete drive leading right to the front door, 25kw solar array, RV park, low maintenance buildings with managers quarters plus outstanding home sites. There maybe no finer property gracing the mountains of Western North Carolina! Live a unimaginable healthy and gratifying life in one of the most beautiful locations in the US. ------------------------------------ Walnut Hollow Ranch is a working cattle farm welcoming visitors and farm stays in Western NC. The ranch offers tours, RV camping, farm stay lodging, tent camping, events, pet friendly and offers a base camp for awesome mountain horseback riding vacations with your horses in the area. The farm store features our Premium Black Angus Beef. Walnut Hollow Ranch was the first business in Clay County to receive recognition from the NC Department of Environmental Quality NC GreenTravel Program and bestowed the 2014 Regional WNC Conservation Farm Family of the Year award. *** Perfect setting to work from home with high-speed fiber internet (up to 100meg available) and relaxing, outstanding views.

Type of opportunity

  • Sale (Standard)
  • Sale (Owner Financed)

Type of opportunity - more info

List price $2,500,000. Includes income producing agriculture/ tourism business valued at $250,000. *** Includes income producing agriculture/ tourism business. Valued at $250,000. The tourism enterprise, beef sales and RV Ranch are in high demand, offering an opportunity to expand. *** Farm tours and storage provide additional income streams. Low maintenance buildings with managers quarters plus outstanding home sites. Perfect setting to work from home with high-speed fiber internet and a relaxing view. Improved and productive pastures suitable for any livestock.

Equipment & infrastructure

  • Barn
  • Fencing
  • Well / Pond / Other water source
  • Livestock facilities
  • Farmer housing
  • Farm equipment
  • Cold storage (cooler/freezer)

Equipment & infrastructure - more info

9 major established pastures fenced with drinkers, plus several small pastures/ paddocks. Main building 5600 sqft. presently used for RV storage, farm lodge, mechanic shop and farm store. Feed/ waste building 2100+ soft., equipment/ hay shed 2100+ sqft. and supply shed. Additional storage building and horse facilities. JD 80hp tractor, Kubota mini-excavator, JD mower, atv, Eby livestock trailer, Anderson flat bed trailer, Dodge farm truck, Toyota farm truck and farm implements. Walnut Hollow Ranch LLC business sale includes: cattle, goodwill, equipment, customer base, signage and website.

Current production on farm

  • Cattle (Dairy/Beef)
  • Woodlot or forest products

Current production on farm - more info

45 - 70 head cattle

Current and past farming practices

  • Conventional
  • Ecological production but not certified

Current and past farming practices - more info

Sustainable, regenerative management of productive pastures, animal husbandry, environmental and conservation practices. Healthy established mountain grasslands from years of soil amendments, seeding, providing concrete feeding areas and controlling stocking rates. The ranch manages cattle for beef production.

Additional aspects

This is a turn-key operation. Walnut Hollow Ranch is located in the beautiful Nantahala area of the Smoky Mountains. Hayesville, NC is a small, rural town in Western NC Nantahala Mountains. 1.1 mile from US Hey 64E, easy access for the farm business. The area is rich in music, arts and culture. Lake Chatuge is Clay Counties gem and Tusquittee Bald crowns the Fires Creek Wildlife Area. The region attracts tourists, retired people, homesteaders and like-minded folks interested in sustainable, and regenerative farming. Come visit Western North Carolina’s premier cattle ranch and excite your senses.