Lafayette County, WI
208.68 Acres M/L
5407 Apple Branch Road |
Argyle, WI 53504 |
Nestled in the rolling hills of Southwest Wisconsin with an incredible natural setting is this one-of-a-kind property that sits on 208.68± acres known as the "Apple Branch Farm." Situated in Lafayette County, this diverse property features large blocks of timber, a lively year-round stream, as well as tillable acreage making this a dream property for any outdoor enthusiast. As you enter the gated property, you’ll travel down the driveway where you are greeted with breathtaking and picturesque views of the highly sought-after driftless area in every direction. Words cannot explain the captivating beauty and privacy that this property has to offer.
The infrastructure, located in the heart of the property, has been carefully renovated with the ability to make it one’s own. The original barn was built in 1912 and has been fully renovated, with the current owners sparing no expense. The timber frame barn features a newer 40-year roof, revamped floor, and custom diagonal braces throughout with original wooden pegs at the joints. The frame is fastened using complex wooden joinery rather than nails or other mechanical fasteners. The foundation of the historic barn has been completely restored by removing old mortar joints and replacing them with new mortar. This practice is referred to as “tuckpointing.” This historic barn is truly a one-of-a-kind that could be easily converted into a timber barn home or event venue and words just cannot explain the true beauty.
The 1,500 square foot home overlooks the babbling creek and features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, with newer windows, an electrical box, and a high efficiency furnace. It has all the comforts of a full-time residence and can easily be a country escape vacation home. There are two additional outbuildings measuring 24' x 36' and 18' x 20' used for workshops, storage, and equipment sheds.
Currently there are 72.67 FSA cropland acres with Newglarus and Hunstville silt loam as the primary soil types which boast a 55.3 Productivity Index rating. The tillable acres are open for the 2023 growing season. The property features good perimeter and cross fencing, gates, and water access creating an opportunity to manage your own cattle herd or lease pasture ground out for additional income.
The property also includes a well-maintained trail system throughout the property perfect for UTV riding, evening hikes, and horseback riding. This property is naturally loaded with wildlife, creating a perfect haven to watch the wildlife and enjoy nature. A variety of hawks, bald eagles, and other birds can be found in this habitat. Tall native grasses and apple trees create a frequent pit stop for deer on the property. Additionally, a considerable amount of black walnut trees were planted back in 2003 and are now thriving. One could plan to harvest the trees once they reach maturity or let them grow and enjoy their true beauty in their natural setting.
This area is well known for Boone & Crockett class whitetails. The 208.68± acres provide endless opportunities to grow, hold, and harvest trophy class whitetail. The ample food sources from the tillable farmland acres provide great vegetation in the spring and fall months. The property features multiple mature blocks of hardwoods and heavily timbered draws, creating multiple great pinch points that would make for exceptional bowhunting spots. There are also numerous places to erect an elevated tower stand to overlook the rolling hillsides and deep valleys. Water is one of the main factors in holding and harvesting mature whitetails. This property is fortunate enough to have multiple babbling natural springs and Apple Branch Creek providing year-round water sources to support a strong population of wildlife. You’ll find the recreational hunting opportunities on this land to be abundant!
This property is just minutes away from one of the few lakes in southwestern Wisconsin, 455-acre Yellowstone Lake State Park. The park offers popular recreational activities year-round including fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, and bluff-top campsites. Whether you’re looking for an add-on to an existing farm operation, premier hunting destination, investment property, or that forever place to call home, consider yourself lucky as the real estate of this stature rarely reaches the market.
Distance from Metropolitan Areas:
120 miles from Chicago
125 miles from Milwaukee
45 miles from Madison
90 miles from Dubuque
Part of the NW1/4 NW1/4; Part of the NE1/4 NW1/4; Part of the NW1/4 NE1/4; S1/2 NW1/4; SW1/4 NE1/4; N1/2 SW1/4 of Section 32, Township 3 North, 5. East, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Exact legal to be taken from Title Commitment.
From Argyle, Wisconsin: From the intersection of State Highway 78 and State Highway 81, travel west on State Highway 81 for 2 miles, turn left onto Apple Branch Road, and travel 1 mile to 5407 Apple Branch Road. The property is on the left (south) side of the road. Look for the Peoples Company signs.
- Sign On Property: Yes
- Parcel Number: 002.0493.2000; 002.0494.000; 002.0496.2110; 002.0498.0000; 002.0499.0000; 002.0500.0000; 002.0501.0000
- School District: Argyle School District
- Gross Taxes: $3,680.00
- Possession: At Closing
- Terms: Cash/Conventional
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