Here is a rare opportunity to own a majestic, secluded 540-acre estate. It was formerly owned by a noted conservationist and is on the market for the first time in 50 years. It has provided year-round activities for all ages, with plenty of space for sleeping, socializing and large, lively gatherings. It features a large chalet, a small apartment connected to a 2-car garage, an arts and crafts studio apartment, guest/caretaker's house, potting shed and two vehicle garages. It has a formal herb garden, a delineated organic garden, a large spring-fed pond and gently sloping ski hill. The heavily-wooded, Sherwood-forest type setting, full of conifers and deciduous trees, has provided food for a wide selection of wildlife: deer, elk, bear and hundreds of bird species. The 8 miles of interior roads are marked, groomed and truck-friendly, making easy access to any part of the property. The forest produces the rare Morel mushroom in May which is also a great time for bird and animal watching. In the winter, the activities are endless, from snowmobiling, ATVing, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing and hiking, to playing Monopoly by the fire. Perfectly suited for equestrian enthusiasts as well, providing breathtaking trails and open land to run freely. There are 15 hay and pasture grass fields for grazing or harvesting.

While a great place for fun and activity, the tranquility and serenity of this pristine land also lends itself to be ideal for retreats. The property is surrounded by large property parcels owned by unintrusive but compatible neighbors, so your privacy and soliturde are never violated. At night, there is no light but the lights from the sky, no sounds but your own. While close to town, you are in complete command of your environment.
Located eleven miles from downtown Gaylord, I-75 and the Gaylord Regional Airport

Main Residence Features: 2 Stories, Combined Living & Dining Room, 3 Full Baths, Fieldstone Fireplace, All Appliances, Completely Private, Paved Access Road, Swiss Chalet/Alpine Architectural Style, Private Well, Satellite Internet, 3 Large Outside Property Lights, Cottage Garden, Tiered Gravel Landscaping, Electric and Fuel Oil Heat, Septic, Balcony, Patio.
Guest Apartment/Garage Features: 2 Car Garage, Electric Garage Door, Efficiency Apartment, Kitchenette, Original Knotty Pine Interior. Smoke free environment.
Guest Cottage/ Art Studio Features: Efficiency Apartment, Kitchenette, Original Knotty Pine Interior, Halogen Spot Lighting, Front Porch With Screened Windows, Winterized, Electric Heat, Water on Main Line Individual Shut Off, Electric on Separate Service.
Guest/Caretaker's House Features: Full Kitchen With All Appliances, Built-In Cabinets, Halogen Spot Lighting, Picture Window, Foyer, Partial Basement With Laundry, Walk-Out Basement to Yard With Fieldstone Retaining Wall, Winterized, Propane Heating, Water on Main Line Individual Shut Off, Septic.
Truck Garage Features: Electric Service, Electric Garage Door, Wired for 240 (for kilns), Used For Truck, Plow, Lawnmowers.
Tractor Barn Features: Manual & Electric Garage Door, Slant Incline Entrance (For ATV), Built-In Wall Heater, Used For Tractor, Alternator, ATV.
All buildings and property are smoke-free.
Property Features: 540 Private Wooded Acres, 9+ Acre Spring-Fed Lake, Deeded Trout Pond, Cleared Fields With Observation Blinds, Abundant Morel Mushroom Crops, Mature Hardwood Stands, Thousands Of Decidious and Conifer trees, Mature Pine and Red Maple ready for harvest, Active Forest Stewardship, Miles Of Groomed Interior Roads & Trails, Black Walnut-Lined Entrance, Adjacent State/Federal Land

Features of Gaylord:
Gaylord is known as the Apline Village after adopting the architecture of the famed local Otsego Ski Club in the 1930's. The downtown stores have Alpine exteriors, maintaining continutity in the charming shopping district. In keeping with its adopted Swiss heritage, the community has summer and winter festivals, making it a tourist destination. Gaylord is famous for its color tours in the Fall and is the Midwestern Mecca for golfing. It's an all-seasons recreation adventure for summer and winter sports alike. Sawyer Road is less than 4 miles from the famous Treetops Resort, an award-winning golf course and high-end resort known for its spa, skiing, dining and conventions. Eleven miles away is Hidden Valley, an exclusive dining experience and golf course for aficionodos. Michaywe Pines, The Loons and many other courses are minutes away.
An extrordinary trail system, the North Central State Trail, is a pahtway for non-motorized vehicles that connects Northern Michigan towns, starting in Gaylord and terminating in Mackinaw City.
Michigan is known as the Land of 10,000 lakes. Gaylord is in the hub of some of the state's finest water sports, including swimming and waterskiing, canoeing and kayacking, summer fishing and ice fishing, not to mention fly fishing in the many pristine, fresh-water streams nearby. With a Tier 1 regional airport, the town is easy to access by plane. Gaylord is located directly off I-75 and a short distance from Petoskey, Mackinaw City, Charlevoix, Traverse City and Grayling. This property puts you right in the middle of everything Northern Michigan has to offer. Additional photos, descriptions, brochures and PDFs are available on request.

Churches and Nonprofit Organizations
Large Arts Community
Groen Nature Preserve
Volunteer Organizations
Farmers' Market
Tier 1 Regional Airport
Seat of the Roman Diocese
Elk Park
Aspen Park
Ski Resorts
90+ Inland Lakes
101 miles of groomed snowmobile trails
Commission on Aging
Award Winning Library
Recycling Centers
Major Retail Shopping
Main Street Boutique Shopping
Otsego Memorial Hospital
Community Sports Center
Community College/University Center
Golfing Mecca-17 Championship Courses
Campgrounds and State Park
Adjacent to 150-Acre Pigeon River State Forest

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Interior Features

  • Stories: 2
  • Square Feet: 3,592
  • Bedrooms: 12
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Additional Rooms: 16
    • DiningRoom
    • FamilyRoom
    • Office
    • LaundryRoom
    • Main Residence First: 16 x 17
    • Main Residence First: 12 x 9
    • Main Residence First: 27 x 24
    • Main Residence First: 8 x 4
    • Main Residence First: 6 x 5
    • Main Residence First: 5 x 10
    • Main Residence First: 17 x 21
    • Main Residence Firs: 14 x 17
    • Main Residence Secon: 11 x 13
    • Main Residence Secon: 12 x 11
    • Main Residence Secon: 18 x 11
    • Main Residence Secon: 8 x 7
  • Floor Coverings
    • Laminate
    • Tile
  • Appliances
    • Dishwasher
    • GarbageDisposal
    • Refrigerator
    • Microwave
    • Dryer
    • RangeOven
    • Washer
  • Heating & Cooling
    • Central Heating
  • Interior Keywords:
    • Fireplace
    • Mother-in-law Apartment
    • Basement

Exterior Features

  • Built in: 1972
  • Structure Type: Farm/Land
  • Lot Size: 540 Acres
  • Parking: 3 Spaces
    • Detached Garage
  • Exterior Keywords:
    • Porch
    • Patio
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