Timber Creek Lodge - Turn-key
One of the Most Prolific Stands of Native Long-Leaf Pine and Wiregrass surrounding arguably the Largest Custom Log Home in the South
Almost 25,000 sq.ft. Including Porches and 22- Car Garage
3.5 Miles on Both Sides of White Sand Juniper Creek and Several Ponds Located just Minutes to Restaurants & Just 45 miles to Beaches and Shopping in Destin, Florida
Located in North Florida along a 3.5 mile stretch of white sand Juniper Creek, is a property and lodge unlike anything in the Southeast. Timber Creek Lodge is a 1,249 +/- acre high quality recreational property featuring what is likely the largest custom log lodge in the Southeast. Totally almost 25,000 square including porches, this spectacular lodge is in a class all to itself. This property offers year-round enjoyment; it has three stocked ponds, miles on Juniper Creek and Pond Creek, stands of natural longleaf pine and great hardwoods, and great deer and turkey. It is located just minutes to restaurants in downtown Crestview, Florida and just 45 miles to beaches, golfing, and shopping and entertainment in Destin, Florida, home of the World’s most beautiful beaches. Timber Creek Lodges the perfect blend of a private high-quality recreational retreat with easy access to restaurants, beaches, and shopping.
The breathtaking custom log lodge is unlike anything you have ever seen. Designed by a Wisconsin architect, the lodge, built in 2007, took two years to complete and no attention to detail was missed. From custom woodwork throughout, hardwood and stone floors, light fixtures throughout valued at $250,000, a front door that was crafted by an artisan in Vermont, to all the stone in the home coming from Colorado. The lodge has eight bedrooms and ten baths and totals almost 25,000 square feet; 16,015 +/- heated/cooled square feet with an additional 8,552 +/- square feet of garage, decks, & porches. The Lodge is located in the center of the property for ultimate privacy and the front yard has great views of the pond and the backyard overlooks white sandy beaches on Juniper Creek and towering pines.
Upon entering the property, is a paved drive where you will pass by beautiful pines and ponds and then arrive at the cobblestone driveway that leads from the entrance gate to the Porte Cochere of the lodge. Entering the lodge, there is a gorgeous “work of art” hand-carved entrance door. Through the foyer is the 2,000 +/- square foot living room with 40-foot ceilings, a massive custom-built Elk antler chandelier, a Colorado stone lined two-sided fireplace, wet-bar, and floor to ceiling windows overlooking beautiful views of the white sand beach on Juniper Creek and touring pines. The gourmet kitchen has granite counter tops, large island, Thermador appliances, a six-burner stove, double ovens, microwave, and commercial hood. There is a breakfast area off the kitchen and a formal dining room, both that lead to the balcony and have beautiful views of the Creek and property. Also, there is a billiard/game room with pool table, gun display cabinets, and the two-sided Colorado stone lined fireplace. There is also a media/movie room that goes out to the screened cooking porch with sink, built in stainless grill, and commercial exhaust hood. Also, on the second floor, is a laundry room and three large guest bedrooms all with private bathrooms and a190 foot back balcony with an outdoor fireplace, a covered pavilion, and beautiful views.
On the third floor, there are two guest bedrooms both with private bathrooms. Also, there is the master wing, which totals 1,266 +/- square foot, including the master bedroom with fireplace, a bunkroom off the master, and the master bath with his and her vanities, double shower with waterfall, and Jacuzzi therapeutic hot tub. The third floor is easily accessible via stairs or the elevator (which allows access to all three stories). All the bedrooms on the third-floor lead to the 190-foot third floor balcony that overlooks the sandy beach on the creek.
On first floor, (aka bottom floor), there is a stone lined wine cellar, a fitness gym, several storage closets, and a 22-car heated garage. There is also a wild game-processing room with attached mud room/hunt room with full bathroom and is also currently used as a bedroom. Other features of the lodge include an elevator to all three floors, a 5,500lb door to large bank vault and fireproof safe room. The detail throughout the entire lodge is well planned and creates a high utilized space.
Additional cars and equipment can be stored in the 5,000 square foot heated and cooled garage with apartment or the 7,200 square foot of steel equipment garage. Multiple size tractors and implements (included with the sale) are stored here. There is no shortage. Everything one would need to manage this property is included for a simple turnkey operation. One could simply walk in and have everything needed at their disposal.
From the custom lodge to the land, you are quick to realize what makes the Timber Creek Lodge property so unique. The habitat here is managed through a prescribed fire rotation. The grounds around the house campus are immaculate and trails are maintained throughout the entire roll of the property. There is a great balance in ecotones on the property with great natural and planted timber, good hardwood bottoms providing great habitat and forage for wild game. There is substantial timber value on this property. There are multiple hunting blinds established on the property. The current landowner has held many statewide bass tournament records, and the lakes he has built here are amazing. Three lakes are stocked with bass, bream, and catfish, perfect for the angler of any age.
Timber Creek Lodge is located minutes to I-10 and to restaurants in Downtown Crestview, just 10 minutes to the Crestview Airport, and just 45 miles to Destin and the Emerald Coast, internationally touted as the “World’s Most Beautiful White Sand Beaches”; with ample shopping, dining, golfing, and entertaining options.
Everything on the property from the custom lodge to the ponds to the cobblestone drive are done and maintained with class. It would take years to recreate what was done here; this property is a product of years of meticulous planning. Timber Creek Lodge is well maintained with no deferred maintenance and is turn-key and ready for immediate enjoyment. This is exactly the easy to walk into, turn-key, and easy to operate recreational property that is within easy proximate to restaurants, beaches, shopping and entertainment that is in high demand.
Timber Creek Lodge is offered turnkey with furniture, decor, and equipment.