Secluded Lodge Along The Big Black River In Southern MS
Secluded on the edge of the Warren County hills along the Big Black River is Shiloh, a property you simply have to see to believe. This is truly one of the most unique and versatile properties available today. Nestled in the hardwood hills just above a 55-acre lake, the lodge at Shiloh is as spectacular and unique as can be. The first time I toured this one-of-a-kind masterpiece, I couldn’t help but marvel at the massive amount of detail and creativity invested in this structure. Constructed with hand-chosen, exotic materials from extremely limited sources, it can be described as perfectly warm and rustic, yet strong with the utmost level of quality and craftsmanship. As impressive as the structure is, the furnishings that are included in the sale are rare and unique beyond imagination.The lodge contains 6,270 square feet of heated and cooled space and 1,650 square feet of porches under beam. The great room when you exit the main foyer from the front door includes the kitchen with top-tier commercial grade appliances, a spacious island with custom barstools, a dining area with a hand-crafted dining table, large living area, and wood-burning fireplace. The master suite features a spacious bedroom, large walk-in shower, Jacuzzi tub, and plenty of closet space. A private screened porch with sitting area and a swinging bed is accessed off the master bedroom. Adjoining the master suite is an office. Across the hall from the office is a guest bedroom with full bath. Right behind the kitchen is a large laundry room with tons of storage space. The other end of the lodge features a cozy den with two custom bunk beds. Two additional private bedrooms with baths are off each side of the den/bunk room. A recreational area to the left of the main foyer is home to the most beautiful billiard table you have ever seen. A huge screened porch is off the great room at the rear of the lodge. This porch includes a fully equipped cooking area with all necessary appliances, a large dining area, and a wood-burning fireplace. Almost the entire area underneath the lodge can be used for storage and parking areas for utility vehicles. A large mudroom and an elevator are accessed from under the lodge. Should the lodge lose power, it is equipped with a 50 KW generator fired by enough natural gas to run everything for about two weeks. As they say “pictures don’t do it justice”. You simply have to see the Shiloh lodge for yourself in person. Shiloh is 1,250-acre wildlife paradise. With literally something for everyone, the diversity of this land is phenomenal. The top-notch deer and turkey hunting is everything you would expect from a Big Black River property. An area of the bottomland contains roughly 75 acres of open fields with willow breaks that are flooded on a controlled basis. The open areas can be allowed to generate natural moist soil grasses. Or you can grow Japanese millet, which is what is growing there now. Either way, this is some of the best waterfowl habitat around. A huge advantage from an expense standpoint is the 55-acre lake, which serves as a reservoir to flood the waterfowl habitat without the need for generators and pumps. The lake together with several other smaller ponds, cypress sloughs, and the Big Black River make Shiloh a fisherman’s dream. About 30 to 40% of the total acres are some of the most spectacular hardwood hills around. These woods are full of top-tier hardwood species like Cherry Bark red oak, white oak, Nutall, etc. These hills are excellent places for big bucks to hide and are outstanding turkey habitat. Roughly 50 to 60% of the total acreage is a mixture of classic Big Black River bottomland and flatter upland transitional areas between the hills and bottom. These areas include numerous large fields, which are outstanding for viewing wildlife and providing all the supplemental wildlife plantings critical for balanced habitat. The bottomland areas are comprised of fields, cottonwood thickets, mixed bottomland hardwoods, and cypress and willow breaks. Other structures included are a doublewide mobile home (perfect for a caretaker’s quarters), boat house with slips, and a pole style equipment shed. Several box blinds, deer stands, several small fishing boats with trolling motors, 100 horsepower Kubota tractor, implements, and UTV’s, can be purchased separately. Give one of us a call today to view this beautiful property!