RIVERMONT FARM is a 38 acre income producing, well established business for 10 years, equestrian facility located in the gorgeous north Georgia mountains. Oak lined drive with river front property (Chattooga River, great fishing! Spring fed creek along back side of property), lush pastures with breathtaking mountain views! Less than 30 minutes from I-75.
Where is Lyerly? The farm itself is only 1/2 mile from a new Dollar General, Post Office, grocery store, gas station and a mile from the feed store. We are 1 hour from downtown Chattanooga and 1 ½ hours from downtown Atlanta.Only 25 minutes from Rome, GA where there is every shopping imaginable, 2 major hospitals, a mall, movie theatre, etc. & schools such as Berry College and Darlington. 10 minutes to Summerville, GA where you have food, Walmart, etc. We are only 10 minutes away from Lake Weiss in Cedar Bluff, AL where you can fish, jet ski, etc. Less than 2 hours from Chattahoochee Hills Eventing, Wills Park, GA Int. Horse Park in Conyers, Chateau Elan and Tri State!!! For you eventing enthusiast, we are less than an hour from Michael Pollard's Eventing Training Center! There is a farm about 3 miles from here that has an awesome cross country course that allows schooling for a minimal fee. Great public schools and friendly neighbors! A nice, quiet area convenient to everything. Below are some links to learn more about the general area:
Rome, GA (25 minutes away) www.romegeorgia.org
Weiss Lake (15 minutes away) www.lakeweiss.info
Chattanooga, TN (1 hour north) www.chattanoogafun.com
Darlington School (an excellent private school in Rome) www.darlingtonschool.org
Sloppy Floyd State Park (10 miles from farm) http://www.gastateparks.org/JamesHFloyd/
Berry College in Rome www.berry.edu
*Custom Donald Gardner luxury 4 large bedroom, 3 bath home built in 2008. Approx. 2600 sq ft home, fabulous floor plan! Granite countertops, hardwood & ceramic tile flooring (carpet in bedrooms), custom cabinets, stacked stone wood burning fireplace (with gas starter), large rooms throughout with cathedral & trey ceilings. Beautiful crown molding throughout. Large master bath with Jacuzzi tub & tiled shower w/ rain head, double vanity. Tankless hot water system, so you NEVER run out of hot water! Large screened porch and deck overlooking mountain, pasture and river views. A breathtaking view from every window! Bedrooms are wired for flat screen TV's to go on the wall. The home also has a beautiful dining room with trey ceilings which is currently being used as an office. The master bath is also wired for a flat screen to go above the jacuzzi jetted tub! Extra insulation for very low power bills. (April 2012 power bill was $56.00) The home has a home security system. Whirlpool Gold stainless steel appliances.
*Main barn has eleven 12x12 stalls, concrete washrack with hot/cold water, feed room and a large finished tack room complete with a full bath, A/C, insulated walls & ceiling & ceramic tile flooring. Part of barn is a large run in shed that could easily be turned into 5 more stalls.
*Large separate hay barn with one very large foaling stall attached to 2 acre, 4 board fencing paddock. Shavings building attached to hay barn to hold spreader truck load of shavings. 5 turnout paddocks with board fencing and one large (approx 25+ acre) pasture with board/wire fencing. Lush grass pastures will keep horses FAT! Most of our horses don't even get grain during warm months because the grass is so lush. Entire property is fenced.
*Fabulous, enormous riding arena (140’ wide x 280’ long) with the best all-weather footing money can buy! Large covered viewing deck by arena which currently we use as a judges stand. Great for any discipline. A large grass warm up arena as well that would make an excellent dressage arena. We also use it as a turnout paddock.
*Newer bathroom with pedestal sink near riding arena which is great for horse show or clinic days!
*Only a couple of miles from the Pinhoti Trail for hours of fabulous trail riding! 3 miles from a farm that offers schooling on their cross country course to the public for a small fee.
*Property line goes to the center of the beautiful Chattooga River, and we have LOTS of river frontage. Great fishing as well as gorgeous to look at! NO FLOODING PROBLEMS!
*Garden located beside the home is a fabulous space to grow tomatoes, cucumbers etc. There are blueberry bushes, thornless blackberry bushes, and grapvines that produce delicious produce every year!
Rivermont is well known for hosting monthly horse shows for 9 years now that draw crowds from Atlanta, to Chattanooga, to all over NE Alabama. Our final show in August of 2012 profited $3400! The farm is very well known all over and has done well offering boarding & training services, horse shows, lessons, clinics and more. We have excellent vets and farriers in the area, great schools and very friendly neighbors! A private piece of property that is convenient to everything. 1/2 mile to post office, gas station, Dollar General and grocery store. Only 20 minutes to Cloudland and Mentone where in the winter time you can enjoy skiing!
Taxes: Approx $650 per year (yes, you read that right!)
Low power bills due to extra insulation added to house.
Water: 350 foot deep well that provides around 18 gallons of water per minute.
Additional equipment will be offered for sale to go along with the farm such as the set up show jumps in the arena, the PA System for running the horse shows on the farm, Horse Show Software & left over ribbons, a like new 40 HP New Holland Tractor, Bushhog, Auger, Flat bed trailer and more! Will sell as a package at a great price if new owner is interested to make this a true "turnkey facility". Also, most of the furniture in the home will be available for sale at a great price once the house is sold too. It was all purchased only 4 years ago when the home was built. I'd just rather buy new once I get to FL than haul it that far. The business (and name Rivermont) will go with the sale of this farm (boarders, horse shows, customers, etc.) that has taken me over 10 years to build up. You can simply pick up where I left off if you wish. :)
Another plus, our brand new feed store (Pine Ridge Outdoor Supply) that sells Southern States feeds plus hay and farm supplies is only 1 mile from this farm! (only a horse person would appreciate a feed store being 1 mile away!) :) The cost of living here, including feed and hay, is MUCH more economical than most parts of the country. (How does $4 a bale delivered sound on hay, and $35 a round bale?) Our grass is so great here, especially this year though that you won't need to feed grain or hay until winter.
We are downsizing considerably due to health problems and moving to Florida to be closer to family.