While browsing the classifieds in a Wine magazine, my interest was piqued by an ad for the sale of a beautiful house nestled in a deep valley next to a river. Being curious, I decided to check the property out on their website.
The home and property are nestled in a deep valley of the Root River, in the beautiful historic small town of Lanesboro, Minnesota. This town just happens to be one of the 50 best outdoor sports towns in the nation, and the number ten in the Smithsonian Magazine's top 20 Small Towns to Visit.
On several occasions, I have visited Minnesota; once in the Spring, and in the Fall. According to the information on the website, construction was completed in the Fall 2005. This beautiful four-level 10,000 square foot timber frame house is called Sacred Clay Farm and opened as a luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn. The owners have closed the business to pursue other interests. They are now looking to sell this lovely property, including 103 acres; 41 acres certified organic farmland; 12 acres in the Conservation Reserve Program; 50 acres of woodlands: and two-plus miles of groomed hiking trails.
The property also has a spring-fed trout stream, famous for its brook, brown, and rainbow trout. The house has two large porches, facing limestone bluffs and the setting sun, 10 fully-furnished bedrooms, two fireplaces, a meeting room and a caterer’s kitchen. Sacred Clay Farm is located just two miles from Lanesboro, which is a thriving tourist and agricultural town in the heart of “Bluff Country” in Southeastern Minnesota.
The owners hopes to find a buyer who will continue to operate the property as a Bed and Breakfast, and be good stewards of this rich, fertile land. Sacred Clay Farm would be a great piece of property for someone with dreams of a winery and/or wedding venue, corporate or spiritual retreat center.
The asking price for the house and property is listed at $3,300,000.00. Check it out for yourself at http://www.sacredclayfarm.com.