You’re looking at one of the most iconic real estate treasures to hit the market in decades! This private 278+/- acre masterpiece lies in the very heart of sacred Bear Valley – minutes from Plain, Wisconsin. Set amidst an unspoiled landscape teeming with cascading bluffs, deep sweeping valleys and million-dollar views. Consider this impeccable recreational flourishment all yours. Whether you plan to build your dream home overlooking panoramic views of bluff country or utilize the current farmhouse as a base camp to your very own hunting goldmine – this miraculous kingdom is a jaw-dropping showstopper.
In an area well-recognized for Boone & Crockett class whitetail and pristine trout stream waters, one only has to step outside to enjoy the bounties of this magical wildlife haven. Rich history and epic tales surround this historic homestead. Once a working farmstead, the property has only exchanged hands twice in its history and been in the current family name for over 60-years.
Enter the domain off of Marble Quarry Road. A sweeping gravel driveway will greet you to a nostalgic glance of years gone by. An older 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom farmhouse still stands the test of time. A portion was built in the late 1800’s while the other half was constructed in the early 1900s. The home has been occupied until recently, but would make for a great caretaker’s quarter, potential rental, future revamp project or simply a start-from-scratch rebuild. Given the age, the home is being sold in an “as-is” condition. From the screened porch, you’ll see several buildings, barns and sheds that make for endless storage.
The land is what some would consider some of the purest grounds ever touched. A mile-long valley stretches through the epicenter of the estate with towering ridges decorated with countless 100+ year old oak trees. The entire valley has been enrolled in CRP for the past 20-years. There’s a total of 21.61-acres enrolled that’s currently generating $1,892/annually. Please note that the contract does expire October 1st of 2022 and you’ll have the option to re-enroll into the program, farm the land organically or conventionally.
Another portion of the land consists of roughly 42-acres and is currently rented for row crop at $5,964 per year. For those looking for a beautiful forest, you’ll like to hear that the property hasn’t been logged in several decades. A bounty of mature timber proudly stands from each ridgetop to every coulee. There are over 5-natural springs that embellish the property providing a year-round water source for wildlife. A fascinating must-see is “table rock,” which is a monstrous sandstone rock outcropping that overlooks the farm. In short, the land is truly a spectacle to be seen.
Believe it or not, the estate has not been bow hunted in over 20-years! A small group of family members participate in the annual gun deer season – otherwise, the land is left as natural, unpressured and unmolested as nature intended. Big whitetail is the name of the game on this property as well as the neighborhood. The area has consistently produced world-class whitetail that continue to shatter the record books. The property has been the focal point for giant whitetail year-after-year. From Booners to double drop tine freaks, when you say Bear Valley – what you’re really saying is some of the best hunting land known to man. You won’t appreciate the amount of deer trails crisscrossing the valley bottom until you physically witness it in person. I’ve personally touch thousands upon thousands of acres each and every year, but I’ll be hard-pressed to find anything more deer riddled than this mecca.
The current taxes are $4,739/annually. The land is not enrolled in any programs other than CRP.
HISTORY & FEATURES
Once upon a time, back in the 1800s’, the estate served as a homestead for a family of German descent. The parents raised a small family of two boys and a girl. The family tried their very best to tame the land charmed with massive bluffs, open meadows and fertile soils. The boys eventually took over the farm with their sister. One of the brothers was carpenter, while the other was a blacksmith. They eached etched their lifestyle into the earmark of history. The original building still stands where the blacksmith tirelessly forged, hammered and shaped metal every day. A testament of time is blessed with the painstaking labor of hand-hewed beams by the carpenter that still bind some of the buildings. It was until 60-years ago that the currently family purchased the estate, raised a family and worked the land. They raised livestock and farmed creating their very own mark in history. After years of rich history, tradition and honor, it is now time that someone like yourself, creates your very own Legacy in the fabled Bear Valley.
Schedule your private showing today with Brandon Wikman and Joe Nawrot. Buyer must provide Proof of Funds Letter from bank or lender prior to showing. For more info contact Wisconsin Land Specialist, Brandon Wikman at 608.403.6003 Brandonw@uchuntingproperties.com or Joe Nawrot at 608.381.1627 // JoeN@UChuntingproperties.com
Joe Nawrot and Brandon Wikman are Wisconsin’s #1 Ranked Listing and Selling Agents of United Country Real Estate working for the Wisconsin’s #1 Ranked United Country Real Estate Office.
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