The property has no direct road frontage but is accessed via a 30-foot-wide deeded right of way less than 100 feet from Cookhouse Road, which is a seasonal use road at this location and a half mile from the fully-maintained portion. There is no electric along this portion of the road.
Upon entering the property, you will find that there is plenty of room to build your future camp. There are two smaller cabins that have no value that are mostly gone and remnant where the sellers used to camp themselves. It is very secluded and peaceful here, making a great location to unwind from daily life.
The property is completely wooded with an excellent mix of hardwoods and hemlock. There is a small creek that winds throughout the property. The timber has been professionally managed for decades under a 480A forest management plan which provides for reduced property taxes in exchange for performing sustainable forestry on the property. The 480-a will transfer with the property to the buyer.
The last harvest was made in 2022 to remove primarily white ash trees. The result is a complete reopening of the internal roads and trail perfect for ATVing, hiking, hunting and more. The forest management program has also continued to create excellent feed and cover for wildlife and is a sanctuary for the deer and turkey.
Pigeon Hill State Forest is 736 acres and is within walking distance (across the road!) and thousands of acres of additional NYS public lands are within a short drive.
The Seller is reserving the subsurface rights only to oil & gas for his and his wife's lifetime. At their passing the rights will come back fully to the property owner. This also means that drilling, pipeline activity or other equipment can ever be placed on the surface of the property at any time. All timber rights will transfer.
All the amenities are close-by in either Cortland or Ithaca. If you enjoy seclusion, hunting, hiking and ATV riding, then this property is for you!