Lakefront Farm & Ranch with Home For Sale in Piedmont, MO
Imagine every morning watching one of the most beautiful sunrises in all of Missouri from the comfort of your front porch. This ranch is simply incredible. A total of 522 breathtaking acres located on the edge of the Ozark mountains in southern Missouri. This ranch features 5 pristine lakes surrounded by a gorgeous, mature, hardwood forest. Rich in history this ranch includes a beautiful granite home that was built by a bootlegger in 1929 who ran his operation here for several years. In 1940 the ranch was bought by a professional baseball player from St. Louis who originally used it to entertain his friends but ultimately would turn it into a hunting and fishing resort which he ran for 50 years. Legend has it that Presidents Truman and Eisenhower spent time out here as quests.
If there was a theme to this property it would be nature in its purest form. Beginning with the forest, which has been untouched for over 100 years, it consists of several species of hardwood that tower over the property. Because of this and as you can imagine, the wildlife on the ranch is second to none. For bird watchers, this property features a nesting pair of bald eagles, Trumpeter swans in the winter, several species of hawks and owls, and of course game birds like duck, geese, turkey, and dove. Deer and hog hunters will be impressed with the number and quality of game animals on the ranch.
Water lovers will be amazed by the signature aspect of the property, which is the 5 crystal clear lakes. These lakes, consisting of approximately 150 acres, are perfect for recreation and relaxation. The lakes are loaded with crappie, bluegill, sunfish, and three different species of bass. They are also home to river otters and beaver. The lakes coupled with the forest that outlines them, create scenery that is seldom seen in a private setting. What’s more, is that this part of the country enjoys four distinct weather seasons including a fall that is absolutely beautiful.
The potential for a property like this is unlimited. Underground electricity strategically running through the middle of the property will make it easy to design a series of cabins for a camp or a resort. This setting is also perfect for a corporate retreat for anyone interested in entertaining employees or clients. It is also ideal for the person who just wants to be in a private setting and enjoy nature. Whatever the need, this is a very unique, one of a kind property that rarely becomes available. Showings of this ranch are by appointment only.