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Bristol Mountains Cabin

MLS Number: NY257718
Price : $595,000
Type: Acreage
Features: N/A
Acreage : 256.90
State: New York
County: Ontario
Status: Active
Property Documents: N/A

New York hunting land with log cabin, stream and view for sale:  A half mile wooded drive along a winding gravel road, culminates at a clearing where you find an impressive log cabin.  Built mainly as a retreat for deer hunting, this 35 year old structure is the premier attraction on this ~257 acre private parcel.  The gambrel roofed cabin is 2 story, has 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath and 2 half baths, and is 1,443 sf in size.  Purchased from ‘Vermont Log Buildings’, construction specifications included the use of native, eastern white pine logs, carefully pieced together and supported by a 13 course, concrete block foundation, and topped with an asphalt shingle roof (~15 years old).  The full basement beneath is accessed from an interior stairway as well as an exterior full-size garage door entrance.  It is there that you find the utility room containing the electric breaker panel, well pressure control tank, washer, dryer, toilet, and electric hot water tank.  Outside the utility room is the wood fueled, forced air furnace, stacked firewood, work bench and plenty of extra room to store all of your recreational vehicles and sporting equipment. 
Other features that make this secluded cabin comfortable and self-sufficient are a covered front porch, new energy efficient windows, 2 operational skylights, a 225' deep, drilled well with submersible pump, a 1000 gallon concrete septic with leach field and electricity.  Electric baseboard heat keeps things from freezing when unoccupied, but the fireplace and wood furnace take over when the crew is there to stoke the fire.  Electric is also used to heat the domestic hot water.  The interior walls, ceilings and bedroom floors are finished with tongue and groove pine.  The kitchen and bathroom floors are covered with linoleum and the rest of the cabins floor is wall to wall carpet.  The entire cabin was re-stained in 2018.  All furniture, and kitchen and laundry appliances stay with the cabin.
Hunting and wildlife enthusiasts will love this property for its habitat diversity which includes abandoned vineyards and farm fields, pine plantations and hardwood stands with trees ranging in size from pole to mature sawtimber.  Selective timber harvests were conducted in 1994 and 2014 with the intent of leaving a healthy, well stocked stand of trees behind.  And for the most part that is what you’ll find as you traverse the property.  The new owner could anticipate income from another harvest in 10 -15 years. 
The predominant tree species include; red and white oak, hard and soft maple, black cherry, white ash, shagbark and bitternut hickory, beech, basswood, yellow birch, aspen and butternut.  These species as well as a variety of shrubs and berry bushes provide the nutritional resources to support healthy grouse, turkey, deer and woodcock populations as well as a variety of song birds and other non-game species.  Evidence of the deer that occupy the area is found in the mounts hanging on the walls of the cabin.  With larger blocks of land surrounding the property, one of them being a 400 acre non-huntable public park, the new owners might consider establishing food plots on the property and other Quality Deer Management strategies.  Additional wildlife management permits may be available in this region for landowners and for those hunting with bows and muzzleloaders.  
Well groomed trails (most resulting from timber harvesting) make hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing or riding through these woods easy and enjoyable.  Mostly small, seasonal streams cross the property however the larger un-named creek that defines part of the southern boundary flows year ‘round. 
Elevation ranges from ~1,360’ in the northeast corner to ~1,960’ on the southwest boundary line where it borders the Ontario County Park.  The Park is 400 acres in size and open to the public year ‘round with over 17 miles of multi-use trails including mountain biking.  The Park has picnic facilities, modern playgrounds, softball diamonds, a basketball court, fishing pond, rentable cabins, camping sites and pavilions, and acres of open fields for playing frisbee, soccer, etc.  The Park is also home of the University of Rochester’s Mees Observatory, which is devoted to teaching and public outreach in astronomy.  Free public tours of the observatory are available with reservations during the summer months. 
Located in the Finger Lake Region of New York State, ~ 7 miles north of Naples and ~15 miles south of the Village of Canandaigua and 25 miles south of the Thruway this area is famous for its vineyards and orchards.  One of four public boat launch sites is ~ 3 miles away on the southern tip of Canandaigua Lake.  The Lake is best known for its water quality, voted the best drinking water in New York State in 2013 and 2017.  Fishing is widely popular. The Lake is home to brown, rainbow and lake trout, large and smallmouth bass, pickerel, and panfish, including yellow perch, blue gills, pumpkinseed, rock bass, black crappie and bullheads. Five marinas are located on the Lake that offer boat storage, sales, rentals, and provide boat access.  ‘As the crow flies’ the Bristol Mountain Ski Center is just 2.5 miles north.  One of the owners was an avid skier and spent a considerable amount of time there every winter.  The property is ~40 miles from Rochester, ~90 miles from Syracuse and ~100 miles from Buffalo. 
This comfortable, four-season cabin is in a unique location for rest, relaxation and entertainment.  Whether you choose to spend time; in the woods stalking deer, flushing grouse and calling turkey, on the water trolling for trout, bass or pickerel, or enjoying the various other activities this area has to offer, there are recreational options for every season.  Family and friends will always look forward to returning to Bristol Mountains Cabin!



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