Appalachian Mountain Retreat For Sale
27+ Beautiful Acres in Daniel Boone National Forest
6 Cabins, Pond, Creeks, Waterfalls, Wildlife, Trails, Private Road, Gated
Security, Secluded, Easy Access
Nestled in the Daniel Boone National Forest, the property provides habitat for wildlife: large, small, endangered and common. Experience a diverse array of forest, aquatic, wetland, and upland habitats right outside your door. Numerous outdoor adventures are nearby. Discover the back-roads, forests, swinging bridges and natural treasures of Appalachia and the Daniel Boone National Forest. Explore the nature, culture and wildlife of Clay County, Owsley County, and local, state and national parks.
Own your own wildlife sanctuary and mountain deep inside the Daniel Boone National Forest. Situated on over 27 acres along the Cumberland Plateau in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky, this unique property includes two homes, 4 camping cabins, an office/efficiency apartment, a large garage, professional landscaping, a bamboo "forest", a pond, creeks, bridges, waterfalls, trails, picnic areas and many nearby attractions. Located along a well maintained paved state highway, the gated sanctuary is nestled in a hollow...offering private seclusion with its own private road. Use as a year-round residence, vacation home, family retreat, church retreat, camp or turn-key cabin rental business. You won't find a more beautiful location than Oneida, Ky in Daniel Boone Forest!
The property houses a two bedroom, one bath cabin; a one bedroom, one bath fixer upper home; 4 camping cabins with electric, air, ceiling fans, heat, cathedral ceilings, finished walls and floors; an office/efficiency apartment with two full bathrooms; a 2 ½ car garage; a large goldfish pond; several creeks and waterfalls; fenced area; picnic areas; arbors; and numerous hiking/ATV trails. Most buildings on the property are newer construction. The hollow is professionally landscaped with stunningly beautiful, yet low-maintenance flowers, plants and trees. The property features dozens of established fruit trees, fruit bushes, a bamboo "forest", and a fenced area. City water and well water are located on the property, as well as cable and high speed internet.
PRICED TO SELL! - Includes Acreage
Main Cabin
  • 900 Sq Ft
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Security - Electronic Locks
  • Living Room - Dining Room
  • New Kitchen - Breakfast Bar - Appliances - Hickory Cabinets & Pantry
  • 1 Bath
  • Laundry Room - New Energy Efficient Washer & Dryer - New Shelving
  • New Mud Room
  • New Laminate Floors & Linoleum
  • Wood Paneled Walls
  • New Ceiling Fans
  • Air Conditioning
  • Large Porch & Deck
Woodland Cabin
  • 12 x 20
  • Sleeps 2
  • Cathedral Ceiling
  • Finished Walls
  • Electric - Heat - Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan - Electronic Locks
  • Fenced Area
Creekside Cabin
  • 12 x 16
  • Cathedral Ceiling
  • Finished Walls
  • Electric - Heat - Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Porch
  • Fire Ring
  • Electronic Locks
Creekside Cabin 2
  • 12 x 16
  • Cathedral Ceiling
  • Finished Walls
  • Electric - Heat - Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Porch
  • Fire Ring
  • Electronic Locks
Hilltop Cabin
  • 12 x 16
  • Sleeps 4
  • Cathedral Ceiling
  • Finished Walls
  • Electric - Heat - Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Porch
  • Fire Ring
  • Electronic Locks
Historic Homestead
  • Fixer Upper
  • Needs TLC Inside
  • Newer Siding
  • Newer Porch
  • Newer Roof
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Bathroom
  • Well Water
  • New Construction
  • 38 x 30 - Room For All Your Toys
  • 2 Bay Doors
  • Office/Efficiency W/Kitchenette
  • Spacious Work Area
  • 2 Full Baths
  • Large Deck
  • Security - Electronic Locks
​Property Details
  • Listing Type: Single Family/Multi Family/Commercial
  • Bedrooms: 6+     Bathrooms: 3
  • House Size: 900 sq ft
  • House 2 Size: 800 sq ft
  • Cabin Sizes: 12 x 20, 12 x 16, 12 x 16, 12 x 16
  • Garage/Office Size: 38 x 30
  • Lot Size: 27+ acres (784,080 sq ft)
  • Listing Status: Active
  • Year Built: 2006, 2012, 2015
  • County: Clay
  • Full Bath: 3
  • Subdivision: Rural
  • County School District: Clay County
  • School District 1: Oneida Elementary School
  • District 2: Clay County
  • Exterior Features: Trees, Mountains, Hollow, Porches, Decks, Creeks, Pond, Waterfalls, Bridges, Storm Windows, Storage Sheds, Fencing, Trails, Arbors, Picnic Areas, Landscaping, Gardens, Park-like, Outdoor Lighting
  • Garage Description: 2 1/2 Car, Office/Efficiency
  • Cooling: Electric
  • Heating: Electric
  • Construction: Wood Framed
  • Flooring: Laminante, Vinyl, Wood, Cement
  • Sewer/Septic: Septic Systems
  • Roofing Shingle: Composition
  • Miscellaneous Features: Separate Utility Room, Attic Access, Multiple Out-buildings
  • WATER SOURCE: City & Well
  • TYPE/STYLE: 1 Story




  • ​27+ Forested Acres
  • City & Well Water, Natural Springs
  • High Speed Internet, Wi-Fi, Cable, Phone Service
  • Gated (Remote) - Private Road
  • Professionally Landscaped Hollow
  • Wooded Mountain With Trails, Picnic Areas & Camping Areas
  • Large Goldfish Pond with Dock
  • Creeks & Waterfalls
  • ​Dozens of Established Fruit Trees
  • Dozens of Established Fruit Bushes
  • Bamboo "Forest"
  • Most Landscaping is Edible
  • 2 Large Picnic Arbors
  • Picnic Tables & Park Benches
  • Fire Rings & Fire Pit
  • Fenced Area
  • Outdoor Sensor Lighting
  • 6 Porches, 1 Deck
  • Stone Landscaping
Nearby Natural Attractions
Located Inside Daniel Boone National Forest
Daniel Boone National Forest is located along the Cumberland Plateau in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky. The forest encompasses over 707,000 acres of mostly rugged terrain. The land is characterized by steep forested ridges dissected by narrow ravines and over 3,400 miles of sandstone cliffs. Daniel Boone National Forest is one of the most heavily used forests in the South, with over 5 million visitors annually. People come here to backpack, camp, picnic, rock climb, boat, ride and relax. Cave Run Lake and Laurel River Lake are popular attractions of the forest. Other special areas include the Red River Gorge Geological Area, Natural Arch Scenic Area, Clifty Wilderness, Beaver Creek Wilderness, and five wildlife management areas. Over 600 miles of trails provide a quiet escape to more remote places within the forest. Hikers, horseback riders and other trail users get back to nature along the 269-mile Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail that extends the entire length of the Daniel Boone. Hundreds of miles of winding rivers and streams provide the finishing touch in outdoor Appalachian beauty.
Off the Beaten Trail In Oneida, KY
Discover Appalachia off the beaten trail in wonderfully wild, breathtakingly beautiful Oneida, Ky in Clay County. The steep hills have served to insulate and isolate, creating a special landscape of majestic forests, scenic waterways, rugged canyons, towering sandstone cliffs and breathtaking mountain vistas. Goose Creek and the Red Bird River confluence in the tiny town of Oneida, Ky to form the South Fork of the Kentucky River. Winding mountain roads feature family farms, roadside stands, small country stores, hilltop cemeteries, historic weathered barns and swinging bridges. Oneida, Ky is a natural, backcountry paradise for those who want to experience the peace and adventures of raw, untamed nature. You won't find chain stores, shopping malls and fast food restaurants here (though they're a short drive away when you need them.) Instead, natural wonders and fascinating, warm, friendly people await you. Changing seasons offer an ever evolving vista of unsurpassed natural beauty. Mild winters, a very low cost of living and unspoiled nature makes Oneida, Ky a perfect location for a home, vacation property or retirement property.
Discover Clay County - The Land of Swinging Bridges
Discover the backcountry of Clay County, the Gateway to the Elk & Redbud Capitals of Kentucky and the Land of Swinging Bridges! Camp, hike, bike or ride. Learn about rich Appalachian history and culture. Picnic and play at area parks, golf at Big Hickory Golf Course, view abundant wildlife and weathered barns on scenic country drives, navigate miles of ATV trails. Step back in time with historic towns and old swinging bridges. Come explore the beautiful Appalachian mountains, Daniel Boone National Forest and the Bert T. Combs Lake & Recreational Park. Clay County's swinging bridges are historical pedestrian bridges towering above the rivers and creeks. During floods they were one of the only ways to cross the waterways. These suspension footbridges are often called swinging bridges because the bridge sways beneath your feet as you walk across. They are also referred to as rope bridges due to their historical origin based on the ancient Inca rope bridge. Many of these historic relics of Appalachian history still tower over Goose Creek, Red Bird and the South Fork rivers in Clay County Kentucky, the Land of Swinging Bridges.
Located Just Outside Beautiful Owsley County Kentucky
In the heart of Eastern Kentucky’s stretch of Appalachian mountains lies the beautiful backcountry of Owsley County. Daniel Boone once camped and claimed land in this Appalachian mountain hamlet, which remains mostly populated by descendants of settlers to this day. Familial and community bonds run deep, with a populace that shares a collective historical and cultural legacy uncommon in most parts of the country. Owsley County is located in the Southern Cumberland forestry region featuring approximately 198 square miles of beautiful wooded hillsides, meadows and streams, and a portion of the Daniel Boone National Forest. The South Fork of the Kentucky River flows through the county. Scenic back roads offer peaceful mountain vistas, wildlife viewing, historic barns and bridges, and gently rolling farmland. Owsley County also lies within the Mountain Parkway Trails Corridor, an outdoor-lover's delight. Featuring Red River Gorge, Natural Bridge State Park and Daniel Boone National Forest, this corridor is not only strikingly beautiful but also full of adventure waiting to happen. Owsley County's stunningly scenic countryside is framed by woods and mountains, with meandering creeks carving their way through farmlands, forests, hollows and hills. The beauty of this enchanted area offers a welcomed respite to visitors from the hustle and bustle of cities and suburbs.
Discover What You've Been Missing in Appalachia Kentucky
Appalachia is rich with history, cultural expressions and distinct characteristics such as dialect, music and food. Since its recognition as a distinctive region in the late 19th century, Appalachia has been a source of enduring myths and distortions regarding the isolation, temperament, and behavior of its inhabitants. Early 20th-century writers focused on sensationalistic aspects of the region's culture, such as moonshining and clan feuding, and often portrayed the region's inhabitants as uneducated and prone to impulsive acts of violence. Sociological studies in the 1960s and 1970s helped to deconstruct these stereotypes, although popular media continued to perpetuate the image of Appalachia as a culturally backward region into the 21st century. Experience the real Appalachia in Southeastern Kentucky...a place of beauty, art, music, nature, unique traditions and friendly, fascinating people.

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