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971 acres and log cabin lodge in JoDaviess County Illinois. This massive property is the perfect balance of farmland, tree preserves and hunting ground with a “Montana style” log cabin lodge set on the high point of the property and overlooking its entirety. Standing on the back deck and taking it all in is breath taking and it is hard to know where to begin with describing both the lodge and the property. Start with scrolling through the pictures as they speak better than words and after that here are some of the details to get you started. Starting with the lodge, it is around 6,000 sq. ft with 3 fully finished levels. There are 6 bedrooms, 1 of which is a large “bunk style room” which sleeps 6 people comfortably in that room alone. There are 5 full bathrooms with large ceramic tiled showers and granite counter tops. The main floor is a large open floor plan area featuring an open kitchen/dining room into the an impressive vaulted ceiling great room that holds a view of the 971 acres from it’s massive picture windows. The lodge comes basically fully furnished and move in ready including beds, furniture, appliances, 2 big screen TV's and much much more (seller will be keeping a few personal items). There are hand carved wood animals on the staircases which lead down to a large finished basement entertainment room of included pool table, full bar, big screen TV and a wall sized projection screen for video game. The lodge has been recently converted to solar power and actually gets credit each month from the utility company, there is no electric bill for this place !! Additionally there is an extra large generator system to run the lodge in case of any emergency and four 1,000 gallon LP gas tanks underground to provide storage for any times of shortage. Recently an energy audit was done on the lodge and subsequently went through an intense process of insulating, caulking and sealing to remove any inefficiencies and now is extremely energy efficient. Also there is a very high tech security system with camera surveillance and all controlled from an i-pad or laptop. Last but not least, there is a large 3 stall heated garage on the lodge and a hunting locker room with a gun safe and individual lockers for all the hunters equipment. Also there is an 80 X 100 pole barn with walk in cooler for hanging game and enough space to store all the equipment and machines owning a property like this requires. All farming/foodplot tractors, implements and atv's for maintaining and enjoying this property are negotiable. The property itself is made up of around 425+ acres of production tillable ground with access to the fields with the largest of farming equipment. That leaves about 546 acres of timber, tree preserves, wetlands and 5 large ponds of which 4 are stocked with bass, blue gill and crappie. In terms of a hunting property this 971 acres has a reputation far and wide and is 2nd to none in our opinion. It is has been intensely managed to grow, hold and harvest only the most mature of deer for 25 - 30 years ! Year after year it produces record book bucks, the largest being an incredible 223 inches ! We have posted just a small sample of the buck pictures we have from this property as evidence of how special this place is. Finally, we hope it is obvious that this property and lodge are not only stunning but also it is extremely rare to have an opportunity to buy such a property equipped to start using and enjoying it on the very first day. So as always, seeing the property firsthand is the best way to get a understanding of what is offered here.