Nestled in a gorgeous and quiet area on Lookout Mountain, these gently rolling 325± acres are known as Plum Nelly Farm. Only 30 minutes from downtown Chattanooga, the farm’s convenient location offers the perfect balance of a pastoral retreat and urban entertainment. With nearly half of the farm in well-maintained pastures, it provides the perfect setting for a small cattle operation or other agricultural endeavors. The property also has fantastic water resources with an 8± acre mountain lake that is often stocked with trout, a smaller 2± acre bream and bass fishing pond, four cattle ponds and Daniel Creek that originates on the property from a spring. Plum Nelly offers something for every outdoor enthusiast whether that is hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, gardening or just plain relaxation. In addition, the surrounding area offers immense recreational opportunities. Located in the far northwest corner of Georgia, Plum Nelly is just two hours from Atlanta, Birmingham and Nashville.
Just the Facts
- Fantastic water resources including an 8± acre mountain lake
- 143± acres of open land/pastureland; great horse or cattle farm
- Only 8 minutes from Cloudland Canyon State Park
- Includes 2,935+ sq. ft. caretaker’s house
- Only 30 minutes to downtown Chattanooga and 2 hours to Atlanta
Plum Nelly is located only 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Chattanooga, TN. Chattanooga has become one of America’s most dynamic middle-sized cities with an array of exciting venues for nearby residents. New York Times is quoted as saying, “Not too small and not too big, Chattanooga is really the undiscovered gem of Tennessee.” This convenience to all of Chattanooga’s amenities is a real plus to owning Plum Nelly.
The farm is located just two hours from Atlanta, Birmingham, and Nashville.
Cloudland Canyon State Park: Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in the state of Georgia, offering rugged geology and beautiful vistas. The park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton’s Gulch Creek, and elevation differs from 800± to 1,980± feet. A day spent hiking, picnicking, and sightseeing makes for a wonderful time. Plum Nelly is only 3.3 miles or eight minutes from this 3,500±acre state park.
Crockford Pigeon Mountain WMA: This 20,000± acre wildlife management area offers a huge and friendly landscape for outdoor recreation. There are miles upon miles of trails for horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking. It offers excellent hunting opportunities for turkey and deer as well. Pigeon Mountain has many limestone formations, which have become a sought-after destination among elite rock climbers. Plum Nelly is only 20 miles or 25 minutes from Pigeon Mountain WMA.
Lula Lake Land Trust: This is a shining example of the benefits of conservation. Having protected over 4,000± acres on top of Lookout Mountain, the Lula Lake Land Trust has guaranteed these abundant resources will benefit both current and future generations. Many opportunities to horseback ride, mountain bike, hike, picnic, and just simply enjoy the outdoors are available on the Land Trust. Check out its Cloudland Canyon State Park connector trail, which is just around the corner from Plum Nelly! Plum Nelly is only 14 miles from the core LLLT property, but with many more access points even closer.
Acreage (Deeded & Leased)
Barn: Located near the center of the farm off the main drive is a small 768± square foot barn with some covered parking for farm equipment.
The wildlife on Plum Creek is abundant, and the property offers great hunting for turkey and deer. There are a number of managed food plots and it has a great balance of open and wooded land creating the ideal habitat diversity and edge needed for wildlife to flourish. In addition, there is a great location for a dove field that has been planted in years past, providing great times during the fall with family and friends.
If your idea of recreation is more industrial, the property presents a great opportunity for cattle or even a small organic farming operation. It would also make for a gorgeous horse farm.
There is great access throughout the entire property allowing for full use of the asset. If you like spending time outdoors, you will love the natural setting of Plum Nelly.
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