At 2,180+/- acres, Sugar Lake Plantation is a magnificent property with a private 160+/- acre lake located in the southern Appalachian valley area, mid-distance between Birmingham and Atlanta, in northeast Alabama. The expansive vistas to the surrounding mountains are nothing short of breathtaking. The setting feels more like the west than what one would think of finding in the southeast. Sugar Lake Plantation would make a gorgeous cattle ranch.
The improvements are newly constructed and include an open-aired covered clubhouse with six bunkrooms, an attached cook house (20'x25'), and a bath house (20'x30') with four more bunk rooms upstairs and are all built in a traditional southern architectural style with leanings of lake vernacular, much of them built from cypress and cedar. The buildings sit on a ridge overlooking the lake, with grand views to the surrounding mountains, and were built specifically to house the Arcadian Club events at Sugar Lake Plantation. The Arcadian Club events are the southeast's version of The Grove meetings in the Red Wood Forest put on by the Bohemian Club of San Francisco, made up of most elite leaders and businessmen in the country.
One of the current owners is the developer and visionary behind Cloudland Station in northwest Georgia; a Southern Living Inspired Community and the location of the 2015 This Old House Cottage. His expert hand at place-making is apparent at Sugar Lake.
Sugar Lake Plantation is very private and about ten minutes to a nearby 5,500' municipal airport. The area has great recreational and ecotourism opportunities: Lake Weiss, nearby golf courses, hiking, rivers, historic nearby towns, and more. The Plantation has a beautiful geographic setting in the Southern Appalachian Ridges and Valleys, nestled between the Piedmont Uplands and the Cumberland Plateau surrounded by mountains. The majority of soils are very good for pasture; the property would make a gorgeous cattle ranch conversion and the owner is currently converting portions of the property to pasture.
The property is made about a third timbered, a third lakes, creeks, and hardwood mix, and a third open and in the conversion process. Merchantable pine timber estimates are $579,950 according to the forester on approximately 741 acres.
A portion of the property, 2,085 +/- acres, is protected by a conservation easement which allows for six homesites. In addition to the six homesites on the portion of the property that is protected by the conservation easement, there is 95 +/- acres of the property (80 acres on the North side of the property and three 5-acre home sites overlooking the lake), that are not under an easement. The property is ideal for cattle, quail, timber, and recreation.
"Sugar Lake is priced for a quick close, no excuses about value (none) and priced to stop a buyer in his tracks. It’s now only $1,651 acre including one of the largest private lakes in the Southeast at almost a mile long and half mile wide! This includes “mountain top” headquarters, flooded duck pond, timber, and several future building sites."
“If someone came up to me and said they wanted to own a 160 acre lake in the southeast I would tell them it’s almost impossible but we would start with a budget of $10M and go up from there. Here, this entire 2,180 acre property complete with headquarters and lake can be bought right now for only $3,600,000. This is an amazing opportunity.”
Now Available - $3,600,000 ($1,651/Acre)