Venture on a short drive outside of Newland or Banner Elk down Highway 19E and you will reach the quaint area of Minneapolis. One will find Big Horse Creek nestled along the road, and up ‘Big Horse Creek Road’ is a unique tract of land for sale which comprises 150+ acres of beautiful mountain land, tremendous water features and view potential.
For the first time in 70+ years this property is available for sale. Formerly a family farm, an extensive rough road network is still in place that would allow access for multiple homesites on the property. Part of the land borders U.S. Forest Service land in conjunction with the Appalachian Trail in proximity to Hump Mountain, and several balds. Road network on this property would also make great ATV trails or a tremendous space for private hiking.
There are many potential uses of this property. Areas of the land are gently sloping allowing for multiple estate homesites for an estate or a multi-generational compound of homes. Other uses could be for a campground, hunting/fishing lodge, eco-timbering property or conservancy. Elevations over 4,000′ make for cool summers, while the proximity to the Tennessee state line also provides above average snow coverage in the winter.
Access to everything in the High Country makes this a great location. Roads in and out are all paved, state maintained and in very good shape. Town proximity is 10 minutes to Newland with grocery options and essential shopping. Drive 20 minutes to Banner Elk for skiing, restaurants, hiking, golfing, tennis and more. Linville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Grandfather Mountain are also within a short drive. The Tri-Cities airport in Bristol, TN is an hour away, and it is within around 2 hours of Charlotte.
Water is an incredible feature as there is lots of frontage on Big Horse Creek, a designated trout creek. Camp Branch is another creek that runs through the property and has several water features. An abundance of springs run through the land which could be utilized.
The acreage footprint of this land is ideal for hunting. Potential buyers have the opportunity to split the listing into either a 94 acre or 56 acre tract. A fantastic real estate opportunity for someone who wants to own a large tract of land in the High Country.