An Old Family Homestead Built in 1904 ... The Perfect Spot for a Turnkey Hunting Camp or A Creative Makeover Could Restore This Early 20th Century Old Beauty Back to Her Original Grandeur!
- 199+/- Acre Recreational Hunting Property
- Abundant Deer and Turkey, Feed Plots and Feeders
- Trail System Throughout
- Spring Tickles Thru Middle of Rustic Landscape with Wooden Bridges to Cross Stream
- Open Boundaries on Adjoining Properties
- Fishing on Mosquito Creek, Lake Seminole and Close Proximity to the Flint River
- Equipment Barn and Tool Shed
- Located in Decatur County
- 18 Miles South of Bainbridge, 35 Miles West of Tallahassee, 5 Miles East of Chattahoochee, 1/2 Mile Frontage on GA 97
- Main House - Built in 1912
- 2400 Sq Ft, 4BR/3BA, Classic Furniture and Farm Items
- 2 Car Carport, Cooking Patio, Front Porch with Swing and Firepit
- 40 Minutes from TLH Int. Airport
If only the land could speak, it would have so many wonderful stories to tell. Ellis Acres was established in 1904 by Gordon and Willie Ellis. The story goes, as chronicled by their grandson and current landsteward Mike Smith, that Gordon and Willie Ellis married in 1904. Mike recounts the story that his grandmother Willie used to tell, Gordon Ellis sawed people's lumber at no charge for seven years if they would allow him to have the pick of the lumber. He saved all of this choice lumber and in 1912 built what is now the Ellis Acres Homestead, named in their memory.
Located in Decatur County Georgia, just off of Highway 97, Ellis Acres is a 199+/- acre recreational property perfectly suited for an amazing hunting and fishing camp. Nestled between parcels bordering either side that are open land, it naturally creates the perfect rustic landscape for an abundance of deer and turkey. There is a fresh spring that trickles thru the property providing the perfect water source for a plethora of wildlife. Food plots and deer feeders are set up throughout the property to capitalize on creating the ideal habitat, resulting in a outdoorsman's paradise. Trails cut throughout the parcel make it navigable with a polaris or ranger to all points on the property with 2 handmade wooden bridges to cross the spring stream. The landscape is rolling hills with a mixture of hardwoods throughout. Due to damage from hurricane Michael, some maintenance and clean-up of downed trees is necessary in order to restore to it's full potential as a hunting property.
Located just 1.5 miles, as the crow flies, from the banks of the Flint River, Ellis Acres is also a great lodge for anglers. Mosquito Creek borders the North end of the property providing a great spot to fish and the shores of Lake Seminole are located just a short distance away.
The 2400 sq. ft lodge was built in 1912 and has 4BR and 3BA. The interior is reminiscent of its' era and the classic furniture pieces compliment to create a true feel of nostalgia. The kitchen has some updates with a granite topped butcher block and earth tone tile floors. The den has a true lodge "feel" with its original heart pine walls and ceilings and the brick encased old wood burning stove in the corner to provide heat. The old homestead is currently the perfect turnkey hunting lodge but a creative makeover could bring this early 20th century old beauty back to life!
There are plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy your surroundings including a front porch as well as an enclosed porch area for cooler weather. There is a 2 car carport with a designated cooking patio and a fire-pit to enjoy the fall afternoon and evenings during hunting season. An equipment shelter and tool shed provide great spaces to store all items needed to maintain this property.
If you are a true outdoor enthusiast and are looking for the perfect weekend "escape" to get out of town and enjoy country life, Ellis Acres is the perfect fit for you.