High Valley Mountain Retreat

1068 Baker Branch Road, Clarkesville, GA, 30523

Habersham County

Exclusive Mountain Property

Situated within convenient driving distance of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, but a world away from the hustle of the rest of the world, High Valley is truly a sanctuary for those whose appreciation of nature knows no bounds. Rushing streams, small waterfalls and winding trails thread through the wooded property encouraging all sorts of adventures. Hiking, horseback riding and recreational vehicle experiences all await. The private lake, stocked with trout for fishing, is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming.


  • Offered at $10,675,000 – all inclusive and ready to use
  • 310.83 acres – with 181.46 acres in the Georgia Land Trust Conservancy
  • Absolute privacy – gated entrance- private roads
  • Five additional building lots
  • Allows independent living situation if desired
  • Surrounded on three sides by National Forest land
  • No public road access
  • Four houses of various designs, ages and sizes – all renovated/ constructed 2010 or later
  • Covered Pavilion to host large gatherings
  • 3.68 acre lake; Baker Branch and other bold streams
  • Barn with 8 stalls
  • Four wheelers and lake toy storage building
  • Shooting Range
  • Apiary maintained by professional beekeeper
  • Kitchen Garden location is fenced
  • Underground Utilities including high speed Internet
  • Ample parking on level ground in multiple locations
  • The only remaining stand of mature native hemlocks on private land in north Georgia
  • Covenants and Restrictions Apply and are managed by the Declarant

About High Valley

The Cherokee Indians considered the valley high in the mountains to be a special place. Generations later, a similar reverence descends upon those who enter the valley.

High Valley offers 310 carefully planned acres, 181.46 acres of which are in a permanent conservatory to ensure its pristine state for generations to come. The property offers massive annual tax reduction benefits and has the potential for two building homesites in the conservatory.

The current owners have invested time, effort and considerable resources to ensure the continued beauty of High Valley and the land on which it sits.

Lake House

  • Three bedroom and two bathroom home sitting on the edge of the lake
  • Completely renovated in 2010 with additions and updated kitchen with high-end appliances
  • Over 300 sq. ft. of porches and decks with lake and shoreline views
  • Gathering area with massive stone fireplace
  • Owners suite on the main with secondary bedrooms and bathroom upstairs

Mountain House

  • Built in 2012, this home features a “shaker” log cabin on each end with the kitchen and living areas as the connecting spaces in between
  • Four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms with the owner’s suite and two secondary bedrooms on the main
  • Gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and finishes
  • Stone fireplaces in owner’s suite, great room and outdoors
  • Striking lake and mountain views from the family room
  • Ensuite bedroom and loft/gaming area upstairs
  • Terrace level with fitness room and wine cellar

The Tree House Pavilion

  • The Treehouse is the newest addition to the living quarters and was built in 2016
  • The Treehouse features 1728 sq. ft of heated living space, two bedrooms, two large bathrooms and a guest half bath
  • The Pavilion offers 2306 sq ft of roofed open area and was originally constructed for private events
  • The open-air area is supported by a banquet kitchen with two stainless steel refrigerator freezers, new appliances, countertops, and sink.
  • The event space can be easily enclosed for more living and sleeping areas

Roscoe’s Cabin

  • Originally constructed in 1950, the cabin underwent a complete renovation in 2010
  • Features a towering stone fireplace and stair handrails made of rhododendron branches
  • Efficient galley kitchen and gathering and dining areas around the fireplace
  • Owner’s suite on the main level with guestroom and bath tucked under the eaves of the upper level
  • Intimate reading nook in the loft provides the perfect escape
  • Listen to the waterfall from the covered front porch

Equestrian Facility

  • State-of-the-art equestrian facility with an 8-stall stable and foaling stable as well as a restroom
  • Plenty of storage with a tack room, equipment room and hay storage
  • The top floor can be finished for additional living quarters
  • Acres of riding trails and a fenced pasture
Listed by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

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Acreage: 310
Price Per Acre: $34,435


Lynda Hester

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services