— Overview —
- 2,410 +/- acre historic quail plantation in the Tallahassee/Thomasville Red Hills Plantation Belt
- Located in northeast Leon County, Florida
- Bordering Valhalla Plantation, south of Woodfield Springs, and west of Ring Oak Plantation
- 30+/- acre Cody Lake
- 35+/- acre duck pond "Chemonie Lake" with walk out blinds
- Several other ponds and beautiful hardwood drains
- Extensively managed for quail; all wild birds since around 1940
- Horse stables
- 7,000 square foot main house overlooking Cody Lake
- Gated entrance and paved drive to main house
- Dogtrot style guest house adjacent to main house with four separate bed/bath suites
- Newly built manager's house on Cody Lake
- Three additional employee houses
- Plantation office and headquarters
- Equipment barn, three grain bins
- Great deer, turkey, and duck
- Located on a protected canopy road, designated as one of the country's most scenic roadways
- Approximately half of the property is protected by a conservation easement with Tall Timbers; however, due to its Leon County address we are confident if a conservation easement were placed on the remaining acreage it would yield one of the highest diminutions of value of any plantation in the Red Hills. We cannot emphasize this enough. Please contact our office for more details.
One of Florida's Most Iconic Wild Quail Plantations
Chemonie Lake, at 35+/- acres, is one of the largest floodable duck ponds in the Red Hills. It is a little over 5 miles to the 6,300+/- acre Lake Miccosukee which holds one of the highest concentration of waterfowl in the region. Its real estate value, un-drained as a large recreational lake, is phenomenal. There is currently no conservation easement around this lake. The real estate value of this lake or the significance of the diminution of value for an additional conservation easement is record-setting.
Broker's Comments on Chemonie Lake
"It would cost well over $500,000 to build this lake today and we are confident it would be practically impossible to do so under today’s government restrictions. We successfully helped one of our clients permit a 53 acre lake and the permit alone cost $250,000, the dam would have cost $1,000,000, and we weren’t guaranteed water because of a clam downstream. Water is extremely valuable and getting more so every day."
"Chemonie Lake has no conservation easement on it or restrictions, there is an existing four phase power to the well, is already on a great drainage basin, and is centrally located for exceptional lake lots or better yet a conservation easement on those potential lots. Regardless, the lake is a beautiful attribute that any plantation owner would be proud to own."
— Jon Kohler
Includes established red hills quail plantation, two 30-acre lakes, 7,000+/- square foot main house, four bedroom guest house, kennels, stables, and more!