This 90 acre offering is one part of the historic Dividing Waters Farm in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of western Virginia. It includes a two-unit apartment building, multiple farm buildings, fields and pasture and is located north of US 250 and west of Rt. 640. The apartment building (made of log, the oldest building on the property) is located on the corner of 250 and 640 and consists of one 3-bedroom, 2-bath unit and a second 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath unit. Additional buildings include a large horse barn with working shop, dairy barn, silo, commercial poultry house, and hay and equipment barns. There are approximately 40 acres of land that have been cultivated in corn and alfalfa since at least the 1950’s. The property would be ideal for a number of uses, including an organic dairy farm, a horse farm/training center, a working cattle/buffalo/sheep/goat farm, and both an historical and agricultural educational venue with farm-stay experience. Its location is perfect as a headquarters for many outdoor pursuits including mountain biking, hiking, camping, trout fishing, hunting, bird watching, wildflower viewing, wildlife photography, and painting. It is situated in the home of the Highland County Maple Festival and within an hour of the Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort, and two of America's oldest golfing resorts, the Homestead and the Greenbrier. Settled in 1790, and known as the “jewel” of the Blue Grass Valley, Dividing Waters Farm is nestled in a fertile valley between Monterey Mountain to the east and Lantz Mountain to the west. Located in Highland County, Virginia's Little Switzerland, this property rises as high as 3800+ feet with plenty of crisp, pure mountain air, and lush pastures and meadows. Abundant wildlife including deer, turkey, eagles, hawks and mountain trout can be found. In every direction there are sweeping panoramic views of the mountains with their changing fall colors. The farm has been featured in national and regional publications such as The Washington Post, the Richmond Times Dispatch, National Geographic, Travel and Leisure, and the Country Journal and pictured on the cover of Virginia state atlases and maps. On the market for the first time in seven generations, this offering presents a rare opportunity to own a part of a Virginia Century farm. This designation means the farm is inhabited and/or farmed by a descendant of the original owner, has been in the same family for at least 100 years (in this case over 200 years), and has an annual income of at least $2500 from the sale of products from the farm. The name of Dividing Waters comes from the farm's location on the watershed divide where the rainwater off the south side of the horse barn runs to the Jackson River and on to the James, and that off the north side ends up in the Potomac.
The property is also offered as follows (please see separate entries): Tract 1: 40 acres, 8 bedroom manor house plus accompanying buildings, country store, south of US 250 and west of Rt. 640 for $595,000 OR in its entirety with all improvements and 875 +/- acres for $3,250,000