Keith Springs Mountain is a ridge and valley landscape with sweeping mountain views that embodies quintessential middle Tennessee scenery. This rural farm spans 1,806± acres, only 12 minutes southwest of Winchester and 25 minutes from Sewanee – a charming community and home to The University of the South. Offering a very diverse landscape, the property transitions 880 feet in elevation from fertile valley farmland and pastures to the top of the Cumberland Plateau with over two miles of spectacular brow views. The farm currently supports a small cattle and hay operation, with the primary use being a family’s private sanctuary and recreational oasis.
Just the Facts
- 1,806± acre property just 10 minutes from Winchester and 1 hour 40 minutes from Nashville
- Rare opportunity to own contiguous and accessible land from the valley to the top of the Cumberland Plateau
- 880 foot elevation change between the valley and mountaintop
- Incredible views from all corners of the property, but highlighted by 2+ miles of spectacular mountain brow views
- 2± acre pond on the mountain
- 200± acres of pastures and farmland in the valley, with an additional 250± acres of recently converted pastures on the mountain
- A quaint 3,096± square foot farmhouse built in 1999 with outdoor pool
- Three barns provide plenty of space for equipment, hay, storage, and other farm needs
- Excellent internal road from valley to mountaintop
- Public road access on both east and west sides of the property - Buncombe Road and Iron Gap Road
- Incredible caves and rock formations
- Only 15 minutes from the farm, Winchester’s Municipal Airport supports private aviation and boasts a 5,000 foot runway with fueling services
This property is in my absolute favorite part of Tennessee. This corridor of middle Tennessee is just simply drop dead gorgeous! Plus, you have convenient access to the most vibrant areas of the state between Nashville and Chattanooga. With a rare mix of land class types, the diversity on these 1,800± acres make it a very unique and engaging property.
At the base of the Cumberland Plateau, Keith Springs Mountain is in South Central Tennessee and only a short distance southwest of Winchester with an address of Belvidere. The property has paved road access on both the east and west sides off Buncombe Road (1.2 miles of frontage) and Iron Gap Road (0.6 miles of frontage).
Winchester’s Municipal Airport is only fifteen minutes from the property and supports private aviation with a 5,000 foot runway and fueling services. Nashville’s International Airport is only an hour and thirty-five minutes away.
- Nashville, TN - 1 hour 40 minutes
- Chattanooga, TN - 1 hour 20 minutes
- Huntsville, AL - 50 minutes
- Sewanee, TN - 25 minutes
- Winchester, TN - 12 minutes
Keith Springs Mountain is in a vibrant and recreational diverse area of Tennessee. Here are some noteworthy venues nearby.
Winchester, TN: Just 12 minutes from Keith Springs Mountain is the historic town of Winchester. The historic square has been well preserved, offering a glimpse into a prior time of small-town America. Winchester’s variety of shops, restaurants, and local art offers the convenience to some amenities and essentials.
Sewanee, TN: Home to The University of the South, Sewanee is located only twenty-five minutes from Keith Springs Mountain. A large part of this quaint town is influenced by the University’s beautiful campus. “Downtown” Sewanee offers a collection of charming shops and some of the best dining in Middle Tennessee. Many of the town’s 2,600 residents are teachers and artists, creating a lively community that highly values the arts and education. Sewanee is also host to many outdoor activities.
Tims Ford Lake: Only twenty minutes from Keith Springs Mountain, Tims Ford Lake is truly one of Tennessee’s most inviting bodies of water. Surrounded by Tims Ford State Park, the reservoir offers the owner of Keith Springs Mountain very convenient access to boating and lake activities if so desired. The lake is also renowned for excellent bass fishing. There is a marina on the lake, and the state park is home to a spectacular Bear Trace golf course.
Walls of Jericho and Bear Hollow Mountain WMA: Only fifteen minutes from the east gate, outdoor enthusiasts may explore 8,900± acres of state-protected land, offering a much broader landscape to explore outside of Keith Springs Mountain. Bear Hollow offers a few incredible geological features with its most notable being The Walls of Jericho - a large bowl-shaped amphitheater embedded in limestone with Turkey Creek draining through it. This unique water feature and surrounding land offer great hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding opportunities.
Lying within the humid subtropical zone of the United States, the area offers a mild, pleasant climate and four distinct seasons. Spring arrives in March with mild days and cool nights, and by late May temperatures have warmed up considerably to herald warm summer days. On average, July is the warmest month of the year. The summer months tend to receive more precipitation than other times of the year, and the area has an average annual rainfall of 60 inches. Fall is marked by mild-to-warm days and cooler nights. Winter is usually mild, with the coldest days featuring lows around freezing and highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s. Snow occurs periodically, with an average annual accumulation of approximately four inches.
Acreage (Deeded & Leased)
Farmhouse: Built in 1999, the classic farmhouse main home is 3,096± square feet and sits quaintly on a hill with spectacular views. The farmhouse is four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms with a two-car garage. Next to the house is a swimming pool and pool house that is perfect for family gatherings.
Equipment Building: Built in 2020, this 3,200 square foot metal building is enclosed on the three sides with tall ceilings and is capable of storing large tractors and farm implements.
Shop: This building is 24’ X 30’ with a concrete floor and can be used as the farm’s shop or another garage space.
Hay Barn: At approximately 2,000 square feet, this is another metal building currently used for storing hay. Next to this is a corral and working pen for cattle. There is also a 50 foot well that produces 60+ gallons per minute of high-quality water.
Loft Barn: Built decades ago, this loft barn is 32’ X 50’ with an attached shed that provides additional storage.
The annual property taxes are approximately $7,550.
This landscape is host to a variety of outdoor recreation including hunting, ATV-use, camping, hiking, climbing, and exploring caves to name just a few activities. There is an excellent trail and road system throughout the property that supports the recreation.
For the Sportsman, the hunting on the property is exceptional, and there is plenty of opportunity to manage more intensely for wildlife. The property is absolutely brimming with whitetail deer and turkeys. Strutting gobblers are a daily sight during the spring months, and deer are seen on every outing. Dove fields and quail programs could easily be managed on the property.
This story has a happy ending for everyone involved. Both buyer and seller can rest assured that the Diamond S is in good hands moving forward.
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