Deerwood encompasses 613± acres of exceptional wildlife and hunting habitat. It has been meticulously managed for wildlife over the past 30 years and is a rare opportunity to purchase a proven, turnkey Virginia hunting property with a trophy deer population. Bucks at Deerwood are selectively harvested based on age and genetic potential, and the doe-to-buck ratio is carefully monitored. Bucks in the 150+ class are regularly harvested, including a recent remarkable eight-point buck that was officially scored
The land is comprised of mature hardwoods, early succession pine, pasture, established wildlife corridors, and varied water sources. One and a third miles of frontage on Mountain Run marks the property’s southern boundary, and there are four ponds (23± acres of open water in total). Two of those are shallow water ponds (9.75 acres and 2 acres) and are ideally suited for waterfowl. The waterfowl hunting on the property can be highly productive and wood ducks, mallards, gadwalls, black ducks, and pintails are regularly seen here. The third pond measures 4.4 acres and is aptly named the Goose Pond. The final pond measures 7± acres and has excellent largemouth bass fishing, as well as a private yet very accessible home site on its northern shore.
In addition to deer and waterfowl, eastern wild turkey, bobwhite quail, bald eagles, black bears, and numerous other species are all found on the property. In short, everything you’d expect to see in a thriving Piedmont Virginia ecosystem.
Deerwood has entrances off two state-maintained roads, with the potential for a third entrance off a quiet residential lane. The property is under conservation easement, but the easement allows for multiple houses and farm buildings to be constructed. 200± acres of the tract have been enrolled in nutrient banking (see below for more information). Although Deerwood is ideally suited for hunters, it is easily appreciated by any nature enthusiast. The established habitat, privacy, and potential homesites make it a terrific opportunity for both individual and group ownership.
*Deerwood is adjacent to Linden Farm (470± acres, link here), also available for purchase
Just the Facts
- 613± acres
- Proven, turnkey wildlife habitat
- Outstanding deer hunting, regularly produces 150+ class bucks
- Excellent waterfowl and turkey hunting
- Four ponds (23± acres of open water in total)
- 56± acres of fenced pasture
- Multiple home sites
- Very private, borders other large landholdings
- 12 minutes to Orange
- 45 minutes to Charlottesville, 90 minutes to Washington DC or Richmond
- Five airports within 90 minutes or less of the property
- Under conservation easement
- 200± acre nutrient bank
Turnkey hunting properties with high-quality track records come along less frequently in Virginia than buyers may think. The next owner of Deerwood will inherit 30 years of wise and disciplined management, making it a fantastic opportunity for a buyer to step into a property that can be enjoyed on Day 1 of ownership.
Accessibility is a standout feature of the property. The nearest town, Orange, is a 12-minute drive, and Charlottesville, Richmond, and Washington D.C. are all within easy striking distance. Distances to nearby towns and major metropolitan areas are:
- Orange: 8 miles ~12 minutes
- Culpeper: 16 miles ~25 minutes
- Charlottesville: 36 miles ~50 minutes
- Richmond: 77 miles ~1 hour 25 minutes
- Washington DC: 85 miles ~1 hour 30 minutes
Distances to airports are:
- Orange County Airport (OMH): 8 miles ~ 10 minutes
- Culpeper Regional Airport (CJR): 16 miles ~ 25 minutes
- Charlottesville (CHO): 26 miles ~ 45 minutes
- Richmond International (RIC): 85 miles ~ 1 hour 25 minutes
- Dulles (IAD): 72 miles ~ 1 hour 30 minutes
Central Virginia enjoys an agreeable four-season climate. Summers are warm and humid, and average temperatures in July and August are in the upper 80s and low 90s. Winter temps are generally in the 40s, although they frequently dip lower for short periods in January and February.
Acreage (Deeded & Leased)
An approximate breakdown of the acreage and land use is as follows:
- Pasture ~ 56 acres
- Forest (mixed hardwoods) ~ 337 acres
- Ponds ~ 20 acres
- Nutrient Bank ~ 200 Acres
Approximately 200 acres of this tract are enrolled in nutrient banking, a statewide Virginia program whereby agriculture acreage is converted to forest. Once converted, the acreage must remain in trees in perpetuity. The acreage enrolled was selected both for its suitability for the program as well as the newly forested land’s contribution to the wildlife goals of this tract.
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