Tucked away along a quiet town road in Richland County awaits 168+/- acres that embodies the dreams of those that have long searched for their own piece of paradise within Wisconsin’s Driftless region. Carefully crafted over the last 52 years by a dedicated conservationist, a new legacy waits for you, your family, and this breathtaking estate.
Entering through either of the two gated drives, a short gradual slope leads to multiple outbuildings. All of which are equipped with electricity. A rustic 15’x20’+/- uninsulated cabin provides relief from the elements and a cozy wood stove for crisp Fall visits. Ample storage is available via the 30’x80’+/- machine shed accompanied by a 20’x30’ enclosed, heated shop. A well-maintained reminder of the old farmstead can be found via the milk house. Hidden inside is a hand pump well to provide water onsite.
A property of this caliber within the Driftless region would not be complete without a highly coveted Class 2 trout stream carrying cold, crystal clear water within a stones throw of your cabin’s front porch. Pine Valley Creek provides year-round open, flowing water and fishing opportunities. Nearly 3,000'+/- of the stream twists through the eastern portion of the tract. Less than one quarter mile away, Pine Valley Creek merges with Mill Creek, another Class 2 stream.
Stretching across Pine Valley Creek is a well-established concrete bridge leading to a charming 30’x52’+/- barn in very respectable condition equipped with electricity. Nearby, 20+/- acres of fenced pasture abound with countless apple trees.
Multiple trails and roads depart the buildings making their way across the property which stretches nearly 1 mile east-west through native hardwoods and beautiful tree plantations. For over half a century the current owner has invested countless hours in establishing a forest management legacy that will be in place for generations to come. Examples of this work consist of planting tens of thousands of trees, fighting off invasive species, pruning within plantations, timber stand improvement projects to remove low quality stems, and conducting well planned stand thinnings to promote maximum health and growth.
For those whose dreams are haunted by cunning hill country bucks and birds, welcome to the neighborhood. Lying approx. 5+/- miles to the south is the small town of Boaz which has become synonymous with fantastic deer country for those that research this region. Easterly access to the parcel is favorable for the predominately westerly winds. Immediate neighbors to the south, west, and northwest own hundreds of acres collectively. The expansive ridge top is littered with native browse, cover, and opportunities for small hidden food plots. The pasture ground presents the opportunity to be converted to native grasses or green food sources for increased habitat potential.
It is a rarity and a pleasure to be able to work with a property that presents such enormous potential for such a wide demographic of interests.
· Pine Valley Creek, Class 2 trout stream flows through property, established concrete bridge crossing
· Less than ¼ mile to Mill Creek, Class 1 trout stream
· 168+/- Acres
· 20+/- Acres pasture
· 144 Acres Enrolled in MFL CLOSED
· 69+/- Acres Tree plantation established in 1988
· Hand pump well onsite for water
· 15’x20’+/- Cabin with electricity, bunks, and woodstove (not insulated)
· 30’x80’+/- Machine shed with 20’x30’+/- enclosed, heated shop with electricity
· 30’x52’+/- Classic barn with electricity
· Established trails
· Approx. 10,000 walnut trees, 10,000 red oak trees, and 20,000+ white pine trees along with other miscellaneous hardwoods planted across multiple decades
Please contact listing agent Pat Guyse for your private showing (608) 547-7816.
All buyers must provide a preapproval letter or proof of funds prior to showing.