Chimney Rock Farm

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Chimney Rock Farm

Jamestown, Tennessee

The 1,000± acre Chimney Rock Farm is located on the Tennessee/Kentucky border 100 miles northwest of Knoxville and is named for the monolithic rock outcropping that rises far above the tree line on a ridge at the edge of the property. Improvements include an 8,354± square foot owner’s residence which is a period reproduction, circa 1835, plantation house, as well as a guest house and historic log cabin, thought to be the oldest continually lived in log cabin in the state of Kentucky and ancestral home to President Harry Truman. Mark Twain’s parents often stayed in the cabin. Roughly 125-150 acres make up 12 pastures of mostly level bottomland and an old historic family cemetery. A creek meanders through with additional water flow from year-round springs and a large pond over 2 acres is situated directly in front of the main home. This property features the best of the mountainous hardwood forests of the east in a very unique area. The surrounding area includes a number of recreational amenities including Pickett State Park, Dale Hollow Lake in Tennessee, Lake Cumberland in Kentucky, as well as the Big South Fork River and Daniel Boone National Forest.


Chimney Rock Farm is located on the Tennessee/Kentucky border in the easternmost section of middle Tennessee, approximately 100 miles northwest of Knoxville. Jamestown, Tennessee lies about 20 miles to the south of the property, and Monticello, Kentucky is situated approximately 20 miles to the north. 


Chimney Rock Farm lies in a picturesque, private, hidden valley encircled by wooded rolling hills. It is accessed off Highway KY #167 either via Lizzie Sharp, a narrow county road that is well maintained, or a Tennessee Forest Service maintained road. The property is gated and is not visible from the county road.

Chimney Rock Farm has a common property line with the Pickett State Forest. The Pickett joins the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area and the Daniel Boone National Forest, all of which encompasses nearly 900,000± acres of contiguous public lands on the Cumberland Plateau in both states. This national recreation area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, and protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. It is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities including hunting and fishing, to horseback riding, camping, boating, rafting, canoeing, hiking, and biking.

In the area, the Pickett State Park offers uncommon rock formations, natural bridges, numerous caves and remains of ancient Indian occupation. Dale Hollow Lake features an unspoiled and peaceful shoreline with good fishing opportunities for bass, trout, and walleye. Lake Cumberland, the largest lake by volume in the USA east of the Mississippi River and 1,200 miles of shoreline, also offers record fishing, boating, hiking, and wildlife including bald eagles, bears and elk.

The small towns of Jamestown in Tennessee and Monticello in Kentucky provide basic services such as banking, groceries, and clinics/hospitals. Private aircraft can fly into either community at their respective smaller airfields. Knoxville, TN, and Bowling Green, KY are the closest airports for commercial flights. Private aircraft can land within 25 minutes of the Farm at Scott Municipal Airport in Oneida, Tennessee (1,545 elevation above sea level with a runway length of over 5,500 feet).

General Description: 

Chimney Rock Farm consists of approximately 1,000± acres, half of which are situated in Pickett County, Tennessee, and the other half in Wayne County, Kentucky. Roughly 125-150 acres make up 12 pastures of mostly level bottomland, with the exception of one hilly pasture that contains an old historic family cemetery. A delightful creek meanders through these pastures (partially underground) with additional water flow from springs that flow year round. The current owners have not raised livestock or crops, preferring to maintain the property in a pristine “park-like” manner for their personal enjoyment.




Owner’s Residence:
Built in 2004, this 8,354± square foot, three-bedroom home is a plantation house reproduction as mentioned above. A 12’ x 72’ covered porch runs the full length of the front of the home, with an 11-foot high ceiling and five ceiling fans. Seven square recessed columns reinforce the old vintage plantation feeling. The exterior siding is Hardy board, the roof is metal, and the foundation is stone, all of which are low-maintenance, fire retardant and carry long life guarantees.

The home is entered thru an attractive French door with sidelights and fan-shaped transom above. The foyer becomes a central hall that runs the depth of the house, eventually leading to the backyard through a second French door. A 17’ x 25’ great room features custom cabinetry with a built-in entertainment center, and windows overlooking the front porch and pond beyond. The great room opens off the central entry hall on one wall and the kitchen/breakfast room on another. The country kitchen is 17’ x 37’ and also features all new Frigidaire “Gallery” stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry with exquisite hardware, and a granite countertop on the large center island/breakfast bar (4’ x 11’). A screened porch lies just off the breakfast room and is also accessible from the front porch. The attractive and comfortable master suite, measuring 34’ x 25’, includes a large sitting area, a large master bath with double vanities, and separate tub and shower areas.

The landing at the top of the stairs leading to the second floor is a welcoming sitting area with lots of natural light from windows overlooking the backyard. Three bedroom suites on the second floor offer large closets, window seats, and full bathrooms.

A finished basement includes a large carpeted recreation room, a half bath, a large laundry/craft room, and abundant storage area.

With the exception of the basement, all of the floors are hardwood and the ceilings are 10 feet with recessed lighting. Chandeliers accent the hallways and landing off the custom designed stairway. The copious use of windows allows for plenty of natural light and offers numerous vantage points for the beautiful scenery and wildlife that wander through the property. This quality home is tastefully appointed with attention to detail. Three geothermal heat pump systems produce air-conditioning and heating. The home has a back-up 25 kW generator. This system, coupled with the extra insulation, reduces utility bills to incredibly low levels.

The current owners have maintained a sizeable vegetable garden and orchard for their own use and enjoyment.

Guest House:
This 1,375± square foot, two-story residence is approximately 15 years old and was renovated 10 years ago. It includes three bedrooms and one bathroom, a covered full front porch and a full rear patio/deck. It has baseboard electric heat and air conditioning.

A new two-car garage has been constructed near the guest house, as well as a 30’ x 40’ tractor shed with attached 15’ x 30’ garden shed. The shed structures are of steel, with insulation and sky lights. All of these structures have electricity and water.

Log Cabin:
As previously mentioned, this structure is the oldest continuously lived in log cabin in the state of Kentucky. It is currently occupied by the current owner’s employee who serves as a gate keeper and monitors the entrance to the property. This complex also includes a small barn that is approximately 50 years old and in fair condition, as well as a storm cellar, smoke house, and wood shed.

Roads and Bridges:
There is a limestone gravel driveway approximately 2/3 mile long, which is gated at the county road with an electric gate opener. An attractive stone bridge crosses the creek along the drive leading to the residence. It is approximately 60 feet long and is constructed of sandstone.


The Chimney Rock Farm is located in a humid climatic region, typified by mild winters and moist, warm-to-hot summers. Storm systems typically bring heavy rains from December through March. Thunderstorms are common in summer, and winter snowfall occurs intermittently.

Water Resources: 

There are five wells on the property, one developed spring, and a four-acre pond. The spring has consistently and more than adequately provided water for the log cabin for over 200 years. One of the wells supplies water to the irrigation system for the vegetable garden and orchard, another supplies the guest house. The two other wells are located near the main residence; one of those supplies the house and the other supplies the pond and irrigation. The Tennessee Division of Forestry has indicated that the property has the highest quality water in the state.


Annual property taxes are estimated to be $1,766.00.

Broker Comments: 

This property is probably the most uniquely private property in the entire state of Tennessee and the current owner has gone to great lengths to insure this fact. It is also an exceptionally large parcel of land for this part of the world. The fact that it borders such a tremendous amount of protected lands renders this farm “forever wild”.

The Facts: 

• 1,000± acres on the Tennessee/Kentucky line
• Reproduction plantation home with over 8,350 square feet
• Guest home and log cabin
• 2.25 acre pond in front of main home
• Historical connections to President Truman and Mark Twain
• Mix of hardwood forests and meadows
• Creek flowing through
• Public land borders
• Wildlife populations include deer and turkey

Additional Services: 

MANAGEMENT SERVICES – Hall and Hall’s Management Division has a very clear mission – To represent the owner and to ensure that his or her experience is a positive one. Services are customized to suit the owner’s needs. They often begin with the recruiting and hiring of a suitable ranch manager or caretaker and are followed by the development of a management or operating plan along with appropriate budgets. Ongoing services include bill paying, ranch oversight, and consulting services as needed. Even the most sophisticated and experienced ranch owners appreciate the value of a management firm representing them and providing advice on local area practices and costs. Wes Oja and Jerome Chvilicek at (406) 656-7500 or Randy Clavel at (308) 534-9000 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT SERVICES – Increasingly the value of a ranch is measured by the quality of each and every one of its resources. Coincidentally the enhancement of a ranch’s resources also increases the pleasure that one derives from the ownership of a ranch. Our management services have included the assessment of everything from wildlife habitat to bird habitat to water resources and fisheries and the subsequent oversight of the process involved with the enhancement of these resources. Wes Oja or Jerome Chvilicek at (406) 656-7500 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

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SPECIALIZED LENDING - Over the past 59 years Hall and Hall has created a legacy by efficiently providing capital to the intermountain west. In addition to traditional farm and ranch loans, we specialize in understanding the unique aspects of placing loans on ranches where value may be influenced by recreational features, location and improvements and repayment may come from outside sources. Our extensive experience and strong relationships with our lenders allows us to quickly tell you whether we can provide the required financing.

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In-House Appraisals • Common Sense Underwriting
Dave Roddy • (406) 656-7500
Mike Hall or Judy Chirila • (303) 861-8282
Randy Clavel • (308) 534-9000
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