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Property Details and Financials

The abundant wildlife, mature timber and unparalleled history available on the property makes RiverStone Ranch a remarkable investment. Not to mention, the property is surrounded by the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains, but still accessible to major metropolitan areas, including:

  • Roanoke, VA ~30 miles
  • Charlottesville, VA ~100 miles
  • Durham, NC ~150 miles
  • Richmond, VA ~170 miles
  • Charlotte, NC ~220 miles
  • Washington, DC ~220 miles

Timber

RiverStone Ranch has a total property acreage of 979 acres—929 of which are in timber. The timber is mature and ready for harvesting, making for an incredible investment opportunity for the new owner. The timber on-site is 85 percent Hardwood Timber, which is the best timber to own and invest in due to their higher demand.

The timber inventory breakdown on 813 acres is as follows:

 

Type of Sawtimber
Int 1/4 MBF
Percentage of Total

Poplar

1,431

26%

White Oak

724

13%

Northern Red Oak

657

12%

Hickory

585

11%

Black Oak

295

5%

Ash

244

4%

Chestnut Oak

233

4%

Mixed Hardwoods

128

2%

Sugar Maple

124

2%

Scarlet Oak

103

2%

Basswood

80

2%

Walnut

47

1%

Cucumbertree

46

1%

Red Maple

9

~

Cherry

3

~

Total Hardwood Sawtimber

4,709

85%

 

Misc. Sawtimber (Non Hardwood)
Int 1/4 MBF
Percentage

Eastern White Pine

808

14%

Yellow Pine, Hemlock, Locust

59

1%

Total Sawtimber

5,576 MBF

 

 

The volume above does not include over 100 acres of timbered areas around or near the scenic James River, between the pasture field and river, between the State highway and river, and between the historic stone canal and river.

Financials
5,576 MBF Sawtimber at $220 per MBF $1,226,720
Cabin, Shed, Skeet Range, Equipment $450,000
50 Acre Pasture at $2,500 per acre $125,000

929 Acres at $1,500 per acre

Includes 2.2 miles James River
frontage, 1 mile State road
frontage, miles of interior roads
and trails, plus a pavilion overlook

$1,393,500

Conservation Easement

$900,000 Federal
$300,000 State 

$1,200,000 
Nutrient Bank, 50 Acres at $10,000 per acre $500,000

John Marshall Tunnel Circa 1850

Batteaux Stone Canal with Locks
Two Tunnel Entrances
Extensive Archaeological Works
History no other property has

Priceless 
Total Value of RiverStone Ranch $4,895,220
Cash Flow (ROI ~ 60%) ($1,226,720 + $1,200,000 + $500,000) $2,926,720

 

Nutrient Bank

RiverStone Ranch qualifies for the use of nutrient credits. Nutrient credits are generated by Nutrient Credit Banks through the construction of Best Management Practices (BMPs) and through land use conversion.

This program is established to improve environmental quality and protect Virginia’s diverse ecosystems. They provide wetland, stream habitat and water quality improvements to assist land developers in achieving Viriginia’s environmental goals.

RiverStone Ranch’s Nutrient Bank Value is rated on pasture and open field acreage.

RiverStone Ranch has a remaining 50 acres of cleared, open pasture, with each acre qualifying for a nutrient credit. Each credit is valued at $10,000 per acre to the land owner.