Smaller Acreage With Cabin Close To The Mississippi River In NE Iowa


This is your opportunity to own a modern cabin (or year-round second home) nestled in the Yellow River Forest area near Harpers Ferry. This property is situated at the end of a road, on a secluded bluff-top with stunning, scenic views of the Mississippi River. The sunrises viewed from here are absolutely breathtaking. There is an observation area, hundreds of feet above the Paint Creek Valley, where you'll hear the sounds of waterfowl, especially the sandhill cranes. You'll hear the cry of the red-tailed hawk and see turkey vultures and bald eagles catching the currents and soaring at eye level. Enjoy other wildlife within feet of your porch door. Deer, turkeys, rabbit, fox and squirrel are all around. Wake up to the songbirds at dawn and the coyotes howl at dusk. From a distance, you can see the tugs and barges moving up and down the river. Share a campfire with family and friends at the place we call "High Lonesome". The dwelling, built in 2004, features two bedrooms (one is set up with new bunk beds) and 1 full bathroom. It has ceramic tile flooring with in-floor heat along with two Fugitsu built-in air conditioning units. An electric range, built-in microwave, and refrigerator are included along with ample countertop and light maple cabinets. The water heater is electric and there are water and electric hookups for a small washer/dryer unit. There's also a water filtration system. The queen size bed, chest of drawers, and wall mirror will stay as well as a flat screen TV with digital antenna. Futon, loveseat and recliner along with lamp and tables to stay as well. This property has a private well and a septic system with a 1250 gallon septic tank and 300-foot leach field. All utilities are underground and there are two separate meters, one for the reduced rate for the electric boiler heating system. There's also a utility shed that has been recently shingled with a new double 4-foot door. Inside the shed is a John Deere 318 lawn tractor with a 46-inch mower deck and snowblower that is negotiable to stay with the property. There's also a wood-burning stove and all the pipes stored in the shed should you desire to have supplemental heat in the house. You'll enjoy (rain or shine) a spacious (8 x 24) screen porch with picnic table, chairs and a gas grill for family gatherings and friends to enjoy. The perimeter of the cabin is nicely maintained and mulched with shrubs and perennials. The property has many oak and walnut trees as well as pine, spruce and cedar. Make memories with your family and friends at this "home away from home" and leave a lasting legacy for your children and grandchildren!

Property Details

  • Sellers have enjoyed constant wildlife encounters including deer, turkeys and lots of bird species
  • Property has provided a great getaway to wind down and relax while surrounded by nature
  • Storage shed for lawn and outdoor equipment
  • Open kitchen/living area
  • Shared maintenance agreement on the easement portions of access
  • Well has great water and has been tested safe
  • Chimney pipe has not been used but is functional once hooked up to the wood burner
  • Lovely screened in porch is perfect for grilling on the rainy days
  • Showings to qualified buyers by appointment only

640 Twin Birch Lane, Lot#WP001
Harpers Ferry, Iowa 52146