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Beautiful Home On Well-Managed Hunting Tract With Marketable Timber

7490 Chestnut Drive, Lot #WP001 Galena IL 61036  |  Jo Daviess County, IL
  • $2,100,000
  • 283 acres

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Listing Status: Off Market
Listing Type: Sale
Property Type(s):
Irrigated: No
Residence: No
Property ID: 10078083

Property Description

Have a look at this extremely rare property located in Galena! Contiguous timber tracts of this size in this county, and especially Galena, are practically unheard of! This property is truly one of the finest hunting properties in the county, as it has been heavily managed for quality deer and turkey hunting. The sellers are avid outdoorsmen, and they’ve poured every ounce of blood, sweat, tears, and passion into making this property the mecca that it is. The property has been under strict Quality Deer Management, and they are heavily involved with the NWTF making this property a turkey hunter’s paradise. There are approximately 5 miles of well-managed and strategically placed trails allowing perfect access throughout the property. With a timber tract of this size, access is key, and these folks have perfected it! If you take these trails to the north end of the property, you’ll find an absolutely gorgeous ½-acre secluded pond. The pond is stocked full of bluegill, bass, and catfish, and ducks and geese frequent the pond regularly. In addition to the pond, there are creeks running through the property, so there is plenty of water! If you take a look at the pictures of the deer on the wall inside of the house, all of those deer were shot on the property, showing that there’s no shortage of giant deer on this property. If the hunting opportunities aren’t enough to get you excited, I should probably mention that there is approximately $250,000 in marketable timber on the property. You simply can’t find that anymore! In addition to the current marketable timber on the property, the sellers recently had a couple spots on the property clear-cut where they’ve proceeded to plant a number of different trees to replace the cuts. These areas will have incredible browse and cover for wildlife improving the property even more! This property has several access points, with at least two sides of road frontage allowing you to strategically access various points on the property. Upon driving through the gated entrance, you’ll notice the nicely paved blacktop driveway that leads right past a beautiful Morton building with a 40 x 42 section for parking heaving equipment and machinery, a 42 x 76 concrete floor and a 12 x 20 finished room for butchering deer! Once you’re done butchering the deer, or if you want to leave them hanging, you could put them in the 7 x 7 walk-in cooler that is also in the shed! This building has everything you could possibly need, along with a 6 x 12 closet for storage! Once you eventually make it past this building, the scenic drive up to the house will take your breath away. The custom brick home is 5,400 sq. ft. with 6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and no shortage of living space. The kitchen has gorgeous cabinetry and custom decorative features along with a scenic view off the back of the house surrounding the dining area. The great room has beautiful high ceilings and plenty of space for all of your decorations and the hardwood floors compliment it nicely. The master bedroom is located on the first floor, and it has a huge master bathroom with a large walk-in closet. The other two bedrooms on the first floor share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom which is very spacious as well. The basement is perfect for entertaining or hosting guests, as there are three more bedrooms, and another bathroom. Upon entering the walk-out basement, you’ll notice the nice bar area, where hunting camp gets exciting! Also in the basement is a custom Fort Knox safe build into the concrete walls of the basement. This house has lots of space to fit all of your needs, but it says cozy warm in the winter time with the Classic Outdoor Wood Furnace that helps heat the house. The sellers have a variety of equipment that they would be willing to sell and is negotiable if the buyer has an interest in it. This property is only one mile from Chestnut Mountain Ski Lodge, and just a few minutes from all of the other amenities that Galena has to offer. There is no amount of writing or photos that can do this property justice! You have to see it for yourself to believe everything that it has to offer!

Property Features:

- Beautiful 5,400 sq. ft. custom brick home with 6 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms
- Property has been heavily managed for quality deer and turkey hunting
- Approximately 5 miles of well-maintained trails throughout the property
- Approximately $250,000 in marketable timber on the property despite two clear cuts that were done to improve the habitat for wildlife
- Multiple access points with two sides of road frontage, and access from a central location on the property where the structures are
- The property has a massive 4,872 sq. ft. Morton building for storage of equipment in addition to a walk-in freezer and butchering area
- The home can be heated by a Classic Outdoor Wood Furance, and it has a built-in Fort-Knox safe in the basement
- This property is only minutes from Galena, and less than 3 hours from Chicago

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