Once upon a time this glorious 62 acre tracts legacy began. Circa late 1800s, the stepping stones of what makes this historical property so grand started with a log dam, timber and corn mill, followed by a second mill in 1939. With nature and time taking hold, along with dismantling of the mill to be sold to the âThe War Effortâ, the property required some restoration. In the 1960's the property was acquired by the Fanning family with a vision to create a park-like estate and cattle farm that generations could share for years to come. This begins the chapter of Laurel Valley. Truly a grand property, every acre was meticulously planned to relish in it's beauty. Upon approach you are received by the front gate guiding you into the pine forest. As you travel along the meandering drive, notable features begin to come into view, such as the barn, RV pole shed, âpark signsâ, and then you get a glimmer of the sparkling lake with the cabin on the horizon. As you approach the cabin you can hear the rushing waves of the waterfall. Yes, this property comes complete with a private waterfall!!! Prior to entering the home, you can't help but notice the detached garage/workshop, storage shed, and old stone well. Custom built in 1970 and updated with an additional 2 bedrooms, and 2nd floor bonus/play room in 2019, the cabin is bursting from the seams with character. Wooden doors accented with antique hardware from years gone by, beamed vaulted ceilings, exposed rock wall with a matching stone fireplace, and built-in bunk beds are just a few of the charming characteristics that adorn this home. Comprised of a completely open concept, this entertainers dream boasts a spacious formal dining area, a cozy living room, and quaint kitchen all provided with views of the private lake and waterfall. To really take in the serenity of this rare natural setting, just step out onto the massive vaulted-ceiling screened porch and let all your worries of the world melt away. This breathtaking scene is just one you have to experience. Eager to take a closer look, you will quickly note that there are stepping stones and field stone steps leading to these dynamic features. Strolling around the lake, you can take a break at one of the many granite benches to take in the view. You may notice that there are are several species of flowers and plants. After visiting Callaway Gardens many years ago, Mrs. Fanning decided she wanted her farm to look just like the Gardens. So, she wasted no time planting Azaleas, Camellias, Redbuds and Rhododendrons throughout the property. In 2011, an extensive irrigation system was installed around the lake and gardens to maintain this ever-growing beauty. Encouraging family get-togethers, this property boasts a massive picnic shelter featuring a stone fireplace/oven and majestic water views. Just take the bridge crossing over the river and follow the park signs, you'll find it. This property's amazing attributes continue to extend throughout. Following the hiking trails to the cleared garden area where you will find a second bridge, an old mill wheel in memory of the mill from the past, an out house, and more. Laurel Valley is not just a piece of land, it's a rare, hard-to-find package that provides opportunities for a farm, hunting retreat, or the private estate you've always dreamed of.