183 Acres Fillmore County - SOLD!
Burncroft on Trout Run is the ultimate retreat for the discriminating outdoor enthusiast! 183 acres hidden amongst a secluded valley in the rolling hills of Southeastern MN allows one to leave the stresses of daily life behind. When you approach this unique property your curiosity builds as you round each bend on the meandering township road en route to your half-mile long private driveway. As you come upon the home, you are greeted by meadows full of wildflowers and the sparkling waters of a spring fed stream artfully framed in by the surrounding, wooded bluffs.
As if the breathtaking setting were not enough, Burncroft is host to 3,800 feet of the revered, nationally acclaimed trout stream, Trout Run. This property in particular is one of the last privately owned sections of the famed stream (no public easement) and in cooperation with Trout Unlimited has undergone a 20-year stream habitat improvement/restoration program. The result of this carefully crafted effort, based on a 2004 assessment, is an astounding 2567 wild brown trout per mile, 824 fish 14 inches and over with a number of fish over 20 inches. The world class cover, excellent forage base and spawning habitat promote continued improvement in both numbers and quality of brown trout each year. This can truly be considered the premier stretch of trout stream in the Midwest.
Beyond the water, the bluffs and meadows have been skillfully managed for wildlife as well. The 72.21 acres of tillable ground have been enrolled in the conservation reserve program, creating nesting areas, bedding areas and thousands of feet of critical edge habitat. The timbered areas of the farm have not been logged for at least 40 years. This means there are hundreds of Walnut, Oak and Cherry trees that if harvested would bring thousands of dollars in income. As another financial benefit the annual CRP income is $8,367. The woods, hidden fields and tucked away corners host year round populations of whitetail deer, turkeys, pheasants and grouse. Ducks, geese, eagles and numerous other avian varieties grace Burncroft with their presence. The secluded nature of the property along with a good partnership between neighbors produces several mature bucks each year as proven by the hefty shed antlers collected and trophies harvested.
Overlooking the stream and meadow is a beautiful chalet style, two-bedroom home. Relax after a day in the field by the robust, double-sided stone fireplace as you ponder what is in store for your next adventure. A five-stall, concrete floored, cedar sided garage provides all the parking you need for the 4-wheeler, UTV, tractor, snowmobiles or other toys. The building site is also graced by a traditional style barn, which is elegantly weathered, but standing in a stately manner over the property serving to remind one of Burncroft's origins as a working farm.
The natural beauty, year round outdoor opportunities and lodge style amenities truly make this a world class retreat!
Call Chad Garteski at 507-269-2742 to set up a showing.
From Chatfield travel east on Hwy 30 approximately 8 miles, turn south on County 21 traveling about 1.5 miles then turn west on Hot Iron Drive traveling 1/2 mile cross the creek to gated driveway on the right (north).