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Lot: 50 acre
811 Drown Road New York Land with Lodge and 20 acre pond for Sale: Located on 50 of the original 395 acres, in the Northwest corner of the Town of Mooers, NY is an Adirondack style camp 'The Churubusco Lodge'. The centerpiece of the property is a seasonal lodge located on the private 20+ acre Lodge Pond. Access to the property is at the terminus of Drown Road, through an imposing 8 foot gate. The lodge building is an 18’ X 38’ original rustic hunting camp, connected to a 30’ X 40’ hand hewn, pre-1810 barn, with 27 foot ceilings, all clear span. The barn shows the original wood structure inside, while the outside is covered with 4 inch rigid insulation and natural board & batten wood siding. Hunters and wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy the exciting opportunities to hunt, view and photograph whitetails, black bear, coyote, partridge, Canada geese, ducks, snowshoe hare, woodcock and squirrel. Several year round brooks run through the surrounding property, all emptying into Lodge Pond. On the northern border, and almost 2000 acres in size, lies “The Gulf” Unique Area owned by NYS, so named for the gorge running through the land, several hundred feet deep. From the lodge a 30 minute walk places you at the edge of the gorge. Well established roads and trails on the property allow biking, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and ATVing. Neighboring owners include the Gulfview Hunting Club and Eugene Drown to the west and south. Drown Road is a hardtop road to within 1.25 miles of the lodge. Beyond the hardtop is a seasonal road, not maintained in winter. That portion could be plowed if winter entry is desired. The present owners have frequently accessed the property in the winter. Buried telephone cables run to the lodge. Cellular communication is limited at present, however 4G service should be energized shortly. Power ends at the hardtop. Electricity is currently provided by a photovoltaic, solar power array, battery storage bank, and stand-by generator. Numerous sheds exist near the lodge that are used mainly for storage. The hardwood forests on, and adjacent to, the property were carefully logged in 2006, by a veteran logger, overseen by a professional forester. The residual stands are made up of sugar and red maple, white, gray and yellow birch, beech, ash, aspen and many other species, including hemlock, spruce & fir. The emerging growth is a favorite forage of deer and provides both food and cover for other wildlife, especially ruffed grouse. This is an extremely interesting and unique property, offered at an attractive price. The existing attributes of the property will keep you, your family and invitees entertained and delighted during your stewardship of the land. A hideaway, an escape, a treasure, the Churubusco Lodge welcomes its new stewards. A more thorough and colorful narrative of the property, written by the owner, may be found under additional information in this listing. You can own this magnificent property for $44,850 down payment, with monthly installments of only $1,606.40.* *Based on financing $254,150 remaining purchase balance, for 30 years, at 6.5% annual interest fixed for first 10 years, with 3% over prime thereafter, annual adjustment. Subject to seller credit approval. Buyer to pay legal fees for mortgage deed and note. Exact area pending survey and legal description.