Must-See Log Home & Investment Property For Sale in Vernon County, WI
The Land & Country Home Specialists of Southwest Wisconsin, Joe Nawrot & Brandon Wikman, are proud to introduce you to a brand-new property that just hit the market!
MOTIVATED SELLER! This extraordinary 206.48 +/- income generating estate in Vernon County is a must-have for someone that desires a long-term revenue stream in the heart of Driftless Country! Imagine owning an awe-inspiring custom-built log home bursting with wildlife rich glory located 10-minutes from La Crosse consisting of some of the most impressive whitetail hunting in the state. You’ll find that this fairytale paradise echoes to outdoor enthusiasts that find harmony in rustic elegance, divine wilderness and peaceful country living. Whether you’re looking for a permanent residence, luxurious hunting camp or savvy investment, this retreat guarantees to produce spotlighted by spellbinding views.
You’re looking at a 5th Generation Farm suited with an extravagant custom-built log home and farmhouse rental with outbuildings. Before indulging into the fine details of the homes and land – let’s focus on the low-hanging investment fruits that are being plucked!
Deer Hunting Lease: $6,300+/- annually
Tillable Possibilities: $6,000-7,000+/- annually
Cattle Pasture Lease: $4,100+/- annually
Farm House Lease: $15,300+/- annually
Timber Value: Per forester approximately $85,000-$100,000
This totals to a whopping $31,700+/- annually and does account for the lucrative timber value that currently stands consisting of white & red oak, hickory, ash and some cherry! You may elect to have a professional timber estimate by a certified forester, if desired to confirm the actual value. Property that offers immediate revenue to this extent does not hit the market often. This undoubtedly orchestrates a yearly cash flow for an investor looking to exploit every resource available!
The spacious 3,000 +/- square foot majesty features 3-bedroooms and 2.5 bathrooms with fine attention to detail including a plush jacuzzi. A soaring 28ft ceiling captures the pastoral ambience of stunning handcrafted woodwork. Massive 9” full logs with 10” thick backwall is a sturdy gem amongst a picturesque valley panorama. The expansive kitchen is setup with Amish-built cherry cabinetry complimented by hardwood floor decorated in both Hickory and Ash. Distinguished granite countertops wrap throughout the kitchen with an oversized eat-in island. The great room is accentuated by a custom floor-to-ceiling quarry limestone fireplace. An unfinished basement is ready for your own plans to create the ultimate rec area and already has roughed in plumbing for a bathroom, additional space for entertainment and living space would make for a perfect area to sleep additional guest. Everything within the confines of this fairytale estate is truly world-class.
Multiple heating options serves the home. LP forced air, a cozy fireplace, outdoor woodstove and LP boiler (lifetime hot water heater) for in-floor heat, which also extends to the garage, basement and ceramic flooring area. An energy efficient central A/C system cools the home during the summer heat. For those that enjoy convenience, you’ll find a central vacuum system throughout the lodge. A standing seam steel roof caps off this castle for a no-nonsense cover offering years of maintenance-free living. An attached 2.5 car heated garage with floor drain and both hot and cold water will keep your vehicles out of the elements and warm during the Wisconsin winters.
This enticing retreat offers the ultimate curb-appeal with superb free-flowing landscape art. Follow a 3+” blacktop driveway that leads to the residence overlooking rolling bluffs and deep valley coulees. You will have to travel miles Across America’s heartland to find any property that may even replicate this optimal gentlemen’s estate – including the fact that it’s under 2-miles as a crow flies from the Mississippi River!
A few added value components include both 200-amp and 100-amp electric service. As previously mentioned, breathtaking landscaping buttons this beauty together. Blooming flowers, a well-groomed yard and an exquisite firepit area with stamped concrete offers amazing entertaining for family and friends over cocktails underneath the glistening stars. A large decking area around the home suits the needs to simply relax and take it all in.
The brick farmhouse is suited with 4-beds and 1-bath with wonderful curb appeal. The Seller has just ordered $11,000 +/- worth of improvements, which include new Provia windows and doors! A large kitchen is setup with ample cabinet and countertop space that flows into an expansive living room. There’s an outdoor wood burner for heat during the Wisconsin winters. The farmhouse is setup with a garage and additional outbuildings. A 60’Wx99’Lx16’H machine shed offers endless storage capabilities. You’ll find corrals, shelters, hay sheds and 2-cow bubblers with top notch fencing! The property has several pastures to continuously graze cattle year-round including the fact the cattle can cross under Proksch Coulee Road via monstrous culvert that allows them to freely cross from the west and east side of the road. Gates are also in place to keep cattle out if desired. All the fine details have been perfectly mastered over the years by the owners who truly care about conservation and efficacy.
While the home and investment attributes may be the focal point to this estate, don’t overlook the impeccable land. This tract boasts 60+/- acres of tillable that is Certified Organic for the past 19-years! The remainder is decorated in riches of timber value consisting of oak, hickory, ash, cherry and many other varieties. Follow a well-groomed expansive trail system that negotiates the rolling bluffs to find premium deer hunting hotspots. You might be wondering how good the access trails really are, well it is wide enough to accommodate a large combine and a solid base unlike any road system I’ve ever personally come across. Truly impressive.
With the hunter in mind, you’ll be glad to make note that trophy class whitetails roam this farm. This rolling bluff laden region is home to a mecca of wildlife. There’re simply not many places in the country you can walk-out your door and harvest record class bucks consistently. Large landowners surround this property with fertile tillable ground and excellent ridge point bedding areas. This is truly a wildlife utopia that any hunter dreams of. The land and region have been well recognized for trophy whitetail with Quality Deer Management being laser-focused. Large deer numbers and continuous undisturbed land is one the most important ingredients to the region’s overwhelming success. Scrolling through the pictures you will see fine attention to detail throughout the custom-built log home and some of the large bucks to fulfill any outdoorsman’s dreams of trophy whitetails that roam these bluffs and valleys including a set of matched sheds from a giant buck that scored approximately 178” +/- found in the spring of 2019 and again the buck was captured on our trail cameras just 70 yards from the door step of the log home. Scroll through the listing photos to see this giant 200 +/- beast which was taken by a neighboring bowhunter in the fall of 2019.
Spend the weekend riding ATVs throughout the land or during the winter, hop on a snowmobile because the areas snowmobile trail goes right by the estate for endless miles of snowy adventure! For those who are passionate about Trout Fishing, do note that there’s several spectacular creeks just minutes from the front porch of this estate!
In addition, there are 3-seprate power services (Main Log Home, Farmhouse and hay shed/grain bin area for unlimited options). This estate has a slurry of potential and is an open canvas for the creative mind.
Consider this property a must-see if you have any interest in owning one of the most pristine real estate tracts in the Midwest. For more info, please contact Southwest Wisconsin Land Specialist Joe Nawrot at 608.381.1627 // JoeN@uchuntingproperties.com or Brandon Wikman at 608.403.6003 // BrandonW@uchuntingproperties.com
Joe Nawrot and Brandon Wikman are THE Land Experts of Southwestern Wisconsin.