8 Farmhouses That Will Make You Want to Move to the Country
Country living. Where the days are longer, the tomatoes are sweeter and the roads aren’t always paved. With about 51% of US land currently being used as farmland, there are few home styles more quintessentially American than the farmhouse. If you’ve ever dreamed of spending your days living off the land, these 8 farmhouses are enough to have you yearning for a country lifestyle.
The Equestrian Estate
Set on more than 24 farm-assessed acres in the heart of Hunt Country, NJ this home is an equestrian’s dream. The esquestrian facility includes an Amish-built two-story barn, 11 stalls, wash, tack and 11 paddocks. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also 4 run-in sheds, numerous pastures, and even a show ring.
The Wheatley Homestead on the Roaring Fork is a 159 acre property that’s perfect for horse lovers or avid fishermen. The historic Wheatley Ranch was homesteaded in 1891 and the current owners are just the 3rd owners since. With almost 1 mile of Gold Medal Roaring Fork River frontage, 3 spring-fed ponds, irrigated pastures, hay barn and senior water rights, this farmhouse and its property is one-of-a-kind. Protected by Conservation Easement, this land is not only beautiful, but private, too.
Meanwhile Ranch is a 56-acre ranch in a natural and private setting bordering millions of acres of White River National Forest. Ride your horse out your backdoor in this recreational paradise set against a backdrop of red rock cliffs in Snowmass Canyon. Meanwhile Ranch is a horse lover’s dream with a new 7,000 square foot indoor facility with room for twelve stalls, a separate three-stall barn with tack room, an outdoor riding ring and roping pen, and multiple hay barns, and fenced grazing pastures. The property is landscaped to perfection with a tree lined gated entry, raised vegetable gardens and manicured lawns and water features. An easement provides access to gold medal fly-fishing on the Roaring Fork River. Senior water rights are included. It is thirteen miles to downtown Aspen and minutes to world class skiing and snowboarding. Meanwhile Ranch is the ideal gathering place for family and friends, a once in a lifetime opportunity that cannot be reproduced today.
The Southern Sanctuary
As you pass through the entrance gate and drive along the gently winding, lighted driveway, your attention is drawn to the beautiful, Georgian style mansion set on over 40 acres in the heart of Oldham County, KY. Relax in a rocking chair on the large southern covered porch and watch ducks play on the 30 foot deep lake out front. The property has 4-board fenced pastures and an executive barn with 9 over-sized, fully equipped stalls with paddocks. The barn connects to the indoor arena with a climate controlled, 2-story viewing area. But that’s not all! A built-in compost system, elevated hay room and an outdoor arena and round pen finish off this magnificent estate.
The Mid-Atlantic Marvel
This elegant, private waterfront estate on a 177 acre peninsula offers commanding views of the surrounding farm & bay. The 1870s farmhouse has been completely renovated to create an open and inviting space. Set in a private, somewhat remote location, the relative proximity to the Mid-Atlantic metro gives homeowners the best of both worlds.
The Magical Mountain Escape
Just 45 minutes from Aspen, this magnificent moutain property sits on 152 acres of pristine and private meadows, strands of aspen, spruce and wildflowers in the Capitol Creek Valley. The welcoming mountain-style home, which was built in 2002, is exceptionally tasteful while serving as base camp for all the fun activities-hiking, mountain biking, fishing, dirt biking, horseback riding, skiing, snowmobile riding and, of course, relaxing. In addition to the 4-stall barn there are caretaker’s quarters, ponds, river frontage, and plenty of outdoor entertaining spaces.
A Ravishing Ranch
This custom crafted home is a past winner of the Bend Outstanding Residential Design Award. With unobstructed Cascade Mountain views, exquisite flower gardens, a pond with a waterfall, and maximum production from hay crops and pastureland this property is the perfect ranch setting.
Black River Farm is a first-class horse facility on 134 acres. With over 50 stalls, lighted outdoor & indoor arenas, a professional jumping field with permanent jumps, and fenced fields & paddocks this equestrian estate is unmatched. The beautifully restored and expanded farmhouse, originally built in 1910 is best described as informal elegance.