Turnkey Wooded Acreage With Farmhouse Near The Fox River Valley


Hard to find would be a massive understatement regarding this turnkey, large acreage tract. The long private drive lined with mature maple trees on each side leads you to the craftsman-built, two-story farmhouse and picturesque barnyard. The house and property have been well maintained over numerous generations. This show stopper of a home boasts five bedrooms and two and a half baths giving plenty of space for family and friends alike. The old-school charm and beauty of the original hardwood floors and immaculate wide molding and trim can’t be missed. Additions such as a free-standing wood-burning fireplace add to the allure of the tranquil and comfortable setting. A sunroom and a scenic back patio mesh well to the nostalgia of this private oasis. The steel-reinforced concrete cistern has been converted into a steel-lined vault/safe room complete with running water, telephone hardline, enhanced wifi, and, of course, an escape hatch. The electrical system has been professionally updated and there is a drilled well and conventional septic system along with an LP forced air furnace and central air. The upper portion of the 30’ x 60’ barn has been completely redone and cleaned out and could be used for storage, parties, or even weddings. There are also two detached garages adjacent to the home and barn along with a 15’ x 19’ finished shed. The home is directly wired for the backup generator that is included in the sale.

This size contiguous wooded acreage simply doesn’t come up in this area. The adjacent properties on all four sides are mainly agricultural. Being the only densely wooded area for miles, the wildlife uses this property as their home base while feeding in the ag fields at night. The current owner bow and gun hunts the property for deer, turkey, and small game with family and friends. Deer Camp has been highly productive and consistent from year to year since 1975. The aforementioned success is no accident due to the decades of planned habitat development. The elaborate trail system throughout the property is well maintained with the included Caterpillar skid steer and Diamond forestry mower implement. Additional habitat opportunities abound with multiple beautiful open areas in the center of the property that could be converted into awesome food plots with excellent deer access in and out. Deer and turkeys are quite abundant and easy to observe on any given day. Two year-round ponds and ¼ mile of Arrowhead River frontage provide an excellent opportunity every fall to jump shoot ducks and geese.  Trappers will find muskrats, raccoons, foxes, and coyotes on the property. The MFL plan is well written and will provide some income and promote a healthy timber stand over time while keeping taxes ultra-low. The property has some giant red oak, white pine, black walnut, aspen, cedar, and other mixed timber species on it. A few of the oaks are likely the largest you will ever see. The topography is relatively flat and mainly high ground with ample bedding for the deer that call this place home. This is a rare opportunity to control a lot of the deer in the neighborhood. If there is a big one around, he will probably live here or end up here at some point during the season.

Adjacent to the structures of this estate you will also find a very productive garden, a large raspberry patch, and even a small greenhouse. There is a well-built chicken coop. The laying chickens will be included if the buyer desires. Everything you need is at your fingertips on this property which also makes it a perfect match for survivalists and preppers. Living securely off the grid could easily be accomplished here. This property also sports a world-class small arms training range and a 200 yard known distance high power rifle range with a substantial backstop. Sighting in your deer rifle has never been easier. The finished shed has a padded floor for use in martial arts training and yoga.

After the hunt, shopping and nightlife are only 20 minutes away. Appleton International airport (ATW) is only a 15-minute drive and makes travel incoming and outgoing a breeze. The Lake Winnebago system is only a few minutes away providing an excellent opportunity for boating and fishing for walleye, perch, bass, and other species.

Please call the listing agent, Dave Schutt, to schedule your private showing of this tremendous opportunity.

Property Details

  • About 15 minutes from Appleton, WI, 15 minutes from Oshkosh, WI, 45 minutes from Green Bay, WI, around 1 hour from the northern suburbs of Milwaukee, and 2 hrs 15 minutes from the northern suburbs of Chicago
  • 2020 taxes: $4,115
  • 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath farmhouse
  • 138 +/- acres of the 168 +/- acres enrolled in MFL closed for very low taxes and professional timber management and income over time
  • Sportsman’s paradise with high numbers of deer, turkey, and ducks on the ponds
  • Excellent opportunity for survivalists/preppers because you can easily live off the land
  • The roofs on the house and barn and outbuildings were redone 5-6 years ago; the floor on the upper portion of the barn was also redone 5-6 years ago
  • Unique opportunity to have significant control over an excellent deer herd being the largest tract of wooded land around the neighborhood

5051 Grandview Rd, Lot#WP001
Larsen, Wisconsin 54947