Leavellwood- 490 acres in Greene County
Leavellwood offers one of the finest trophy whitetail deer hunting and exciting bass fishing experiences in the Southeast. It is our pleasure to present you with an exclusive opportunity to purchase one of the best, year-round sporting properties in the Southeast. Leavellwood is 490 acres +/- of land in Greene County, in Alabama's renowned Black Belt region that is known for producing the biggest bucks and growing the aggressive, trophy fish everyone wants to catch. The owners recently received the high honor of being recognized with the 2022 Helene Mosley Memorial TREASURE Forest Award by the Alabama Forestry Commission, for their stewardship of this fine property.
This property could be used as a personal recreational estate, a corporate retreat, or as a hunting and fishing outfitter. The current owners have a successful hunting operation, trophy bass fishing destination, and it is a highly desirable wedding and event venue. There is potential to own this nice place, and also sell some deer and dove hunts and fishing trips to generate revenue.
Land- The 490 acre +/- property at Leavellwood is entirely surrounded by a wildlife enclosure. The high fence was designed for holding and growing mature, trophy whitetails. The soils are primarily the prairie soils associated with the Black Belt, the soils known for producing the highest quality hunting experiences. The acreage has several types of habitat for the wildlife including, some pine plantation, cedar thickets, large open fields, and ample water resources. There are large fields for dove hunts and there are opportunities to hunt turkeys as well.
Lakes-There are approximately 100 acres of lakes that were designed, constructed, and managed to produce the best recreational bass fishing experiences. You have probably seen your favorite anglers fishing on the lakes here on television. More than 30 fishing shows have been produced on these lakes. Each of the 3 large lakes is stocked with Florida Hybrids and F1 Tiger bass. The 3 lakes are: Leavellwood Lake (~35 acres), Sleepy Hollow (~42 acres), and Sawgrass Lake (~30 acres). Sawgrass Lake also has a small island golf green similar to the one on the famed 17th hole at the TPC at Sawgrass. Sleepy Hollow recently produced one monster bass that weighed in at over 15 lbs! The lakes are intensively managed, stocked with bream and forage fish, and are on a regimen of fertilizer to maintain the healthiest water quality. Each of the lakes have boat ramps for unloading and boat houses for docking and recharging your boat.
Leavellwood Lodge- The main lodge at Leavellwood is just the right mix of rustic and luxurious. The walls in the large great room are covered with trophy mounts, pictures, and memorabilia that help you connect with the property. The lodge has 5 bedrooms, each with a private bath. There is a well-supplied commercial kitchen and large pantry area. There is a second, large seating area that has more of an outdoor feel for a relaxing afternoon watching your favorite sports team. The large stone fireplace invites you to sit in the comfortable great room and recount the stories of your recent hunting adventures. The long dining table has a unique light fixture, a beautiful canoe, lighting the setting for your exquisite meals. Beside the lodge is a large 2,000 square foot Outdoor Pavilion. The pavilion is screened, and is well-lit, perfect for outdoor entertaining. Many weddings, receptions, parties, and other events have been held at the lodge and pavilion. ( The lodge is ~ 7,756 sq. ft. +/-.including entrance semi-enclosed pavilion with outdoor fireplace and front covered porch and portico)
Owner's Lodge-The owners constructed their exceptional private residence in 2018, which is a beautiful 2 bedroom home with a large great room and open concept. There is a glassed seating area that can be opened to allow for enjoying good food and fellowship in pleasant temperatures. The two bedrooms each have their own suite for privacy. The owner's home is ~3,753 sq. ft..
Other Improvements-In addition to the main lodge and owner's residence, there is also a caretaker's home. This nice home can be used for your property manager or a second lodge. It is approximately 3500 sq. ft.. There is a large equipment buildings (6080 sq ft) with an insulated feed storage room and open bays, and an enclosed shop (3024 sq ft),with roll up doors, able to house all of the equipment needed to maintain this fine property. The equestrian barn has 3 stalls for those equestrian lovers. The barb also has an apartment with full bathroom, a wash down rack, insulated tack and feed storage room, and a large enclosed storage room. . There is a deer breeding pen and facility on the property. A 14' x70' mobile home is on the property for farm employees.
Items Included/Excluded from the Sale-With the sale of the property, the owners intend to convey the fishing boats, all of the shooting houses located on the food plots, a single seat Kubota side by side used for feeding the deer, and the deer in the main enclosure. All other equipment and implements will be excluded from the sale. The owners intend to retain the "Leavellwood" signs, There is a detailed list of items to be excluded from the sale in the attachment section below.
Location-The address for the property is 4651 County Road 117, West Greene, AL 35491. The land is conveniently located near Exit 40 off Interstate 20/59. The land is located 45 miles from Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, 91 miles to the Galleria in Birmingham, 67 miles to Meridian, MS, 133 miles to Montgomery, AL, and 197 miles to Mobile.
Showings-Showings are strictly by appointment only to qualified buyers with advanced notice please. A listing broker will be present at all showings. For the safety of the deer, showings of the property will be done on utility vehicles provided by the owner or listing broker. Please contact Austin Ainsworth or Jonathan Goode for more information or to arrange your visit to the property.
Information and measurements were provided by sources deemed reliable including tax records and from the owners. Information is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed.