Rich in history, Appalachian Overlook has everything you are looking for…stunning mountain views, perfect privacy and a long border with Appalachian Trail public land… all within an hour of Washington, DC. The property itself is a delight to explore with mountain streams, open fields, mature timber stands and long trails that make for a pleasant walk. For a more adventurous hike, head north from the property and you will find yourself on the the Appalachian Trail (it’s only about 2,000′ from away). The property has a nice variety of terrain with wide plateaus and steeper areas.
There are several excellent home sites on the lot. The primary home site sits in the middle of a ~15 acre field with several small stands of trees to provide shade and enhance the park like setting. The house site has outstanding views to the southeast with Rattlesnake and Buck Mountain standing proudly in the foreground and the rest of the Appalachian Mountains in the background. With a little more clearing, the southwestern views could be opened up and you can see down the entire valley. This house site has a platted four bedroom perc, a driveway and a power easement in place so development will be quite easy.
A secondary house site sits along the border of the Shenandoah National Park so you are ensured to have quiet neighbors. From the ridge line, you have commanding views of the entire valley with the same southern exposure that the main house site has. For anyone who wants to be nestled in the hollow, there are several home sites that have an eastern exposure and are tucked into a little dell. Early settlers apparently preferred these locations and there are several ruins that are waiting to be explored.
With a plethora of wildlife, the property is a nature lovers dream and would make a fabulous country getaway. The land is rich and productive so the property would make a great organic farm. A phase 1 environmental study is available to interested parties.
Despite its perfect privacy, Appalachian Overlook is only an hour from DC (and only 2.3 miles from Rt 66). Front Royal with its abundance of shops is about 10 miles away. Linden Vineyards, one of the most highly rated vineyards in Virginia, is only several minutes from this property: Rappahannock Cellars and Desert Rose are only minutes away. Fauquier County is know for the hunt lifestyle and this property would make an excellent horse property. For those who prefer occasional riding, the Marriott Ranch which offers riding is a few minutes away. The Shenandoah River and all of the outdoor opportunities it provides is only a few miles away as well. And last, but not least the Shenandoah National Park is at your doorstep with a wide variety of hikes and trails.
- Address: Appalachian Overlook Drive
- Price: $449,500
- MLS: VAFQ133454
- Acres: 69.4
- Price/Acre: $6,477
- Water: N
- HOA: N