When Jim Blanchard purchased his first piece of ground in northern Harris County in 1983, he was interested in having a place he could spend quality time with his family and teach them to hunt and fish. Little did he know this small tract with 2 ponds would grow into one of the finest recreational properties in the Southeast. As the acreage grew through the years, so did Mr. Blanchard’s commitment to using all of the resources available to him to ensure that every detail of this property would be planned, designed, and implemented by the finest professionals in the area. The culmination of 35 years of continuous grooming and improving of this land, is Still Waters.
Still Waters is a 1323 acre property situated along the Pine Mountain range in arguably one of the most recognized neighborhoods of land ownership in Georgia and home to one of the State’s finest whitetail deer herds, with over 40,000 acres of contiguous trophy managed whitetail properties. Still Waters boasts over 200 deer per square mile and a buck to doe ratio of one to one. With over 98 acres of food plots, the population of Eastern turkeys on Still Waters will rival most any property in Georgia. Three floodable duck impoundments that total over 18 acres, the largest being almost 8 acres of plantable ground with 7 blinds and adjacent flooded green timber with 2 blinds where its not uncommon to have a 1000 ducks at any given time during the fall and winter. World class bass fishing in a 5.5 acre lake, that in classic Jim Blanchard fashion, was completely rebuilt into a lake like few others in the Southeast. Taking a 50 year old lake, completely draining it, then reconstructing the lake with every ledge, sunken tree, brush pile, and rock hump planned, mapped, and implemented to create the perfect habitat for growing trophy bass. The construction has been followed up by intense ongoing management that has produced trophy fish in the first 24 months. Still Waters has just shy of 40 miles of interior roads throughout the property with most being crowned and graveled, multiple graveled creek crossings, and a .80 mile long paved drive along a stunning ridge top road that winds past acres of planted fields, green rye grass on either side, and mature hardwoods leading to the main lodge. The main lodge is a 6500 sq. foot 10 bedroom, 6.5 bath, mountain style lodge with real timber beams and accents throughout, 4 stacked stone fireplaces and impeccable furnishings overlooking a stone accented swimming pool area and 1.7 ac pond. Equipment barns full of tractors, implements, and 4 wheelers and almost as many deer stands throughout the property as days to sit in them during a season, is included in this offering. There is even an onsite chapel that has hosted weddings, many a Sunday service, and the annual Christmas service where all 16 members of the Blanchard family gather to give thanks. Add in a farm manager that has been with the Blanchard family for 30 years, and Still Waters is a turn key property like few others.
The investment side of Still Waters provides a combination of future timber growth and land appreciation. Most all recreational properties have the timber piece, but few have land appreciation that Still Waters offers. Located in north Harris County along Interstate 185 just one hour south of the Atlanta airport, 15 miles north of Columbus, Ga, 9 miles west of Hamilton, and 15 miles west of famed Callaway Gardens and FDR State Park. Still Waters is in the direct path of the explosive residential growth Harris County has experienced as a bedroom community of Columbus. Harris County has the 6th highest per capita income in the State of Georgia. Several high end subdivisions currently exist within minutes away, as well as some of the best schools in Georgia. The growth in the area lends well to making Still Waters a perfect candidate for a Conservation Easement, but makes for a tough choice for holding out for future appreciation instead.
Whether looking for the perfect recreational property, corporate retreat, or a permanent home to raise a family, Still Waters can be any of these or all of them.
- Price: $7,900,000
- Acres: 1323
- Utilities: Electricity, Water, Satellite TV, Internet, and Septic
- Roads: Highway 103, Highway 219, Interstate 185
- Square Feet: 6,500
- Zoning: Agricultural/ Residential
- Levels (Stories): 2
- Active?: Yes