Bishop Hill Plantation
Barbour County, Alabama⁞1726± ACRES
One of the Top Three Sporting Plantations in the State of Alabama! World Class Amenities & Offered Completely Turn-Key with Furniture, Tractors, Equipment, Horses, etc.
- 1726+/- acres Turn-key Established Quail Plantation, Barbour County, Alabama
- Located in the epicenter of Alabama’s historic plantation belt
- Located approx. 22 miles from historic Union Springs, 18 miles to Eufaula, 40 miles to Columbus, 50 miles to Auburn, 140 miles to Atlanta
- Custom 3 BR/3.5 BA Lakefront Lodge
- Custom 3 BR/2.5 BA Lakefront Guest Lodge
- Exceptional lakefront pavilion & sporting clays deck
- Covered boat dock with electric lift
- Fenced pastures with Custom horse barn, tack room, & 1 BR/1 BA above the barn
- Equipment Shed
- Private entrance with custom electric gate
- 3 stocked lakes, 8 acres, 3 acres, 7 acres
- Exceptional rolling topography with every habitat component the South has to offer
- Extremely manicured for Quail with natural ground cover covering the rolling hills
- Exceptional Deer & Turkey
- 2.5 miles of year-round water on Bear Creek
- Professionally managed stands of mature pine & hardwood timber
- Staggered ages of pine plantation managed on a 3 year prescribed burn rotation
- 32 established wildlife food plots
- Extensive All-weather road network, graveled creek crossings
- (9) Custom elevated shooting houses & several other ladder & box blinds
- Custom deer feeders stationed throughout
- Perfectly suited for a family get-away or corporate retreats
- Turn-key with furnishings, horses, tractors & implements, ATVs, & more
- 2019 Appraisal was $6M (not including furnishings, tractors, implements, ATVs, etc.)
Highly Improved & Manicured from the pristine Quail Woods, Beautiful Lakes, Luxuriant Amenities; Everything is Exceptional!
Bishop Hill Plantation is a 1726 +/- acre established quail & sporting plantation, arguably one of the finest in the State of Alabama. Located in Alabama’s historic plantation belt, just 22 miles from Union Springs known as ‘Bird Dog Field Trial Capital of the World”, 18 miles to Eufaula, 40 miles to Columbus, 50 miles to Auburn, and 140 miles to the Atlanta airport. This area is widely regarded as the epicenter in Alabama for exceptional hunting & recreational properties. A sense of competitive comradery exist here over the land & wildlife management, who can grow the biggest deer or highest covey counts; it’s a rewarding endeavor all to the benefit of the land, wildlife, and next generation.
The breathtaking vistas are often taken for granted at Bishop Hill, with every turn offering a new appreciation of meticulous land stewardship. Extensively managed for decades along with continual use of prescribed fire has created an ecosystem and sustainable recreational property that can and should be used as a role model for others. The plantation has dramatic rolling topography and every habitat type the south has to offer from the majestic old growth quail woods, old growth bottomland hardwoods, merchantable & pre-merch plantation pine, open fields, beautiful lakes and creeks, and more. The timber stand diversity is not by mistake and offers a new owner supreme wildlife habitat with a future income stream & control over what is to come. The property has exceptional water resources in the 18 acres in lakes, made up of 3 lakes, as well as 2.5 miles of year-around water on Bear Creek flowing through the property. An extensive well-maintained road network provides access to 32 established food plots. Custom elevated shooting houses on most of the larger fields and several ladder stands scattered about. The deer and turkey hunting is exceptional; the diverse and vast landscape provides countless opportunities for the avid outdoorsmen, not to mention combination quail hunts in the morning & deer in the evening without ever disturbing one or the other.
It would take decades of managing and nurturing the land to even come close to replicating the 'look and feel' of this place! Decades of Time & Money, Not mutually exclusive of one another!
The amenities on the plantation are magnificent; the lodges are some of the finest lodges found on any sporting property today. Everything is perfectly laid out for families or corporate with every detail carefully considered. The main Lodge overlooks the 8 acre lake. Built in 2006 with an addition added in 2017, it is 3,000+/- square feet with 3 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms. Constructed from premium pine & cypress taken from the property and milled at the family-owned mill. Every detail of the lodge is first class with high-end appliances and finishes throughout. Vaulted ceilings and large windows provide natural light and spectacular lake views. The large screened in porch doubles as another den or ‘great’ room with a large wood burning fireplace and comfortable interior décor. Consistent with the rest, the furniture & interior design throughout the lodge is first class.
Similar to the main lodge, the “guest lodge” was also constructed from pine and cypress taken off the property and overlooks the 8 acre lake. Built in 2007, it is 2,000 +/- square feet with 2 bedrooms and a loft and 2.5 bathrooms. With a similar layout to the main lodge, it has vaulted ceilings, large windows, and spectacular views of the lake and grounds. The wraparound porch and outdoor fireplace is a great place to gather after the hunt to recap the days endeavors.
Both lodges are masterfully designed and perfect for families to enjoy the scenic views of the lake and manicured grounds. Other improvements include a private electric gated entrance, covered boat house, lakeside pavilion, 7 stall horse barn with fenced pasture, tack room and living space above, equipment shed, very nice elevated custom shooting houses, extensive road network, miles of 3 board fencing, underground power, & much more.
A Social Storm® Ranked Property: Bishop Hill and it's Social Storm® Property Attributes are Highly Ranked. This Social Storm® property belongs to a unique asset class with key property attributes that investors gravitate to for safety in bad times and buy for a recreation reward in good times.
Why choose a Social Storm® Property?
Location is paramount and just 18 miles east of the property is Lake Eufaula, a 46,000 acre reservoir formed along the Chattahoochee River separating Alabama & Georgia. Popular activities on the lake include trophy fishing, boating, swimming, and watersports. Bishop Hill is less than 20 miles to the Weeden Field Airport, equipped with 5,000’ of runway and only 140 miles to Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta.
There is not yet a Conservation Easement at Bishop Hill. It would be a strong candidate for a conservation easement providing benefits to the new owner and protections for the land.
Bishop Hill is being offered at $6,372,800 completely turn-key with furnishings, tractors, implements, ATVs, horses, etc. Which is $2,380 per acre for the land component plus the improvements discounted 12% off replacement cost, plus 18 acres in lakes.
Priced below 2019 appraisal (excluding furniture, tractors, equipment, horses, etc).
This is a rare opportunity to purchase one of Alabama’s finest properties that would otherwise be impossible to duplicate for this price and would take decades to create what has been accomplished at Bishop Hill!