With breathtaking panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park, Massanutten Mountains, and Page valley, Pine Grove is a special spot indeed. The property’s approximately 200 acres provide a rare opportunity with a multitude of options. The diverse landscape encompasses a 30-acre open meadow, forests, ridges, a tumbling headwater stream, and a charming woodland pond.
Pine Grove would be a fabulous private escape, hunting lodge, or equestrian property. With an elevation of about 1,200 to 1,800 feet and several slope aspects to choose from, the land could also be ideal for a winery or cider apple orchard. Page County was recently named one of the best places for weddings and Pine Grove could provide a stunning venue. The property was subdivided in 1970 and has 126 tax map parcels with approved subdivision roads, allowing for multiple investment scenarios. Page County is considered the “Cabin Capital of Virginia,” and the property would be ideal for vacation cabin sales or rentals. There is a well-constructed, 50-foot-wide, gravel main road plus many other easily passable and equally well-constructed side roads. Underground, three-phase electricity is already installed in the meadow.
Substantial tax benefits could be realized by putting the land into a conservation easement. Because of the acreage of the property, the fact that it contains a headwater stream, and also that it is in the Shenandoah National Park viewshed, it should be appealing for organizations that offer conservation and viewshed easements. With a multitude of native plants, abundant wildlife, and its location along a major migratory bird flyway, Pine Grove would be an ideal property for a nature preserve and education center or perhaps a naturalist’s private sanctuary.
Pine Grove is just outside the small town of Stanley, which has restaurants and shopping. The surrounding area’s attractions include the Lotus Garden Buddhist Retreat Center, Hawksbill Recreation Park and Pool, the Wisteria Farm and Vineyard, and Jordan Hollow Stables. The area is steeped in both early settlers’ and Civil War history. Page County’s location provides easy access to both Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest and all they have to offer. The county is also home to several festivals, multiple caverns, Lake Arrowhead, a zoo featuring rescued animals, wineries and restaurants, and the South Fork Shenandoah River, which is very popular for canoeing and fishing.
Only 100 miles from Washington, DC, and less than 60 miles from Charlottesville, Pine Grove would be easily accessible as a weekend retreat from these metropolitan centers. Private yet not remote, it would be equally suitable for a full-time home.
- Address: 2454 Pine Grove Road
- Price: $940,000
- MLS: PA10065180
- Acres: 200
- Price/Acre: $4,700
- View/Exposure: Mountain
- Water: Y
- Body of Water: Pond & Stream
- Taxes: $300
- HOA: N