Nature Conservancy Retreat

Warm Springs, VA   Offered for sale at $1,725,000

This 60 acre property backs up to the 11,000 acre Nature Conservancy’s Warm Springs Mountain Preserve offering long term security and environmental stewardship. The perfect neighbor.

The current owner began in 1989 with a secluded high mountain pasture and large spring turning it into a stunning home site. He chose the Warm Springs Valley for its privacy, quiet rural setting and vibrant community built by generations of Homestead Hotel guests who decided to make their home here. With over 200 square miles of National Forest and a population of 4400 people, Bath County offers a safe and pristine mountain environment slightly off the beaten path. At the same time, The Homestead has been one of the finest resorts in the east since the late 1700s. The resort is our club with private amenities from golf courses, ski slope, spa, fine dining, sporting clays, trout fishing, tennis and equestrian pursuits.
As the owner’s family grew the main three bedroom home was expanded with a three bedroom guest apartment, and two bedroom guest cottage. The main home is a Southern Living design made with the highest quality materials from heart pine floors to hand split white oak roof shakes. The renowned architect, Bill Ingram, sought to incorporate historic colonial style in a fully modern functionality and Southern sensibility. The large wrap-around porches were built with extra depth for outdoor living space aimed at the views, but it is the patio area below with fireplace and outdoor cooking area that is hard to resist. The property is designed to be self-sufficient with two large Caterpillar generators and fuel storage.

The guest cottage was sited to offer privacy and independence within a short walk to the main house. The guest cottage has two bedrooms with private baths, a full kitchen, living room, dining room and den.

The owner’s interest in American frontier history led him to acquire and relocate from Tennessee one of the finest examples of a log cabin you can own. The cabin has not been changed or modernized. It is a true example of a cabin that today is the same as it was when first built in 1790.

Property Details
  • Potential Inn
  • 9 Guest Rooms
  • 9 Guest Room Baths
  • Has Owner's Quarters
  • Built in 1990
  • Last Renovated in 2007
  • Building is 7,450 SQFT
  • Lot is 60 Acres
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