Cave Spring, GA

1,334± Acres

Lyons Bridge Farm is an exceptionally beautiful and well-rounded property located in a really nice nook of northwest Georgia. It isn’t often that a property of this size and caliber becomes available with such convenience to Atlanta.


Lyons Bridge Farm is 1,334± acres located in Floyd County, Georgia about ten miles southwest of Rome, just outside of Cave Spring—a charming rural community. The recreational opportunities on the property are compounded by the nearly two miles of frontage on Big Cedar Creek. The creek is an exceptional water resource that is wide and deep enough for kayaking and fishing. The famed striped bass make their annual runs up these waters that create an all-world angling experience.


The current owner is a self-taught expert at placemaking and has created dozens of special “moments” that you experience as you spend time on the property. The attention to detail in the outfitting of the improvements is outstanding. The main “Pleasantville Lodge” is over 6,267 square feet and built with reclaimed logs from a barn in Ohio and the three guest cabins all have a story, too. Over the years, he has also had the vision (and willingness) to strategically purchase and assemble key neighboring parcels to create one contiguous 1,334± acre property.


The land itself is beautiful and rolling with an elevation change of over 220 feet from the creek bottoms. A little less than half of the property is forested, with 150± acres of that in planted pine. The other half of the property is generally improved pastures or hayfields supporting the robust Lyons Bridge Beef business. The farm currently has 750 head of cattle.


If the past year has taught us anything, it’s an appreciation for freedom, open space, and time with family. With the location here, Lyons Bridge Farm is within a quarter tank of gas for over 7,000,000 people, yet feels worlds away.


The Facts

  • 1,334± acre legacy property in Cave Spring, Georgia, just ten miles southwest of Rome at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains

  • 1.95± miles of frontage on Big Cedar Creek, over 2/3 of which is both sides of the creek

  • Charming and private northwest Georgia location yet convenient for over 7,000,000 people in the Atlanta-Birmingham-Chattanooga MSAs—68 miles to Atlanta, 80 miles to Chattanooga, 110 miles to Birmingham

  • Beautiful rolling topography with over 200’ elevation changes between the river and the “Hillbilly Hilltop” location of the main house

  • Pleasantville Lodge: 6,267 sq. ft. lodge completed in 2019 and built with logs from a circa 1837 double-pen barn moved from Ohio, 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, elevator, salt water pool

  • Pre-1833 Cherokee Cabin: kitchen, one bath, and outdoor cedar hot tub

  • Schoolhouse Cabin: relocated 1848 historic log schoolhouse converted to a guest house with one bedroom, one bathroom, living and dining areas

  • Hilltop recreational area includes a five-stand shooting clay course, impressive picnic area, and fire pit

  • One-bedroom creekside guest cabin situated among a beautiful mature garden featuring blooming shrubs, colorful trees, and peony beds

  • The spring-fed Big Cedar Creek is about 70’ wide through most of the property and provides excellent opportunities for paddling and fishing

  • As a significant tributary to Weiss Lake and the Coosa River system, Big Cedar Creek is part of the striped bass’ annual pilgrimage and this sportfish’s migration offers an angler a unique fishing experience.

  • Great hunting opportunities for whitetail and turkey

  • Turnkey cattle operation with a current herd of 750 cattle and resources to grow  

  • Over five miles of four board fence, pastures cross-fenced

  • Over 40 miles of interior roads, including several miles built with asphalt, chip & seal, or asphalt millings

  • 10± wells

  • 150± acres of planted pines, thinned

  • Manager’s house

  • Additional staff house—1930s restored farmhouse

  • Equipment Barn with restroom

  • Working barn for cattle

  • Additional barns include a feed barn, pole barn, metal storage barn

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Broker's Comments

My job as a broker is frankly easier when engaged on a property where the owner has spared no expense, and Lyons Bridge Farm is exactly that. For the owner, this journey has been more about building a spectacular property than being practical. His goal was to create a retreat bringing family and friends together in a manner that resonates with the soul, and in this, he has been successful. To say the least, replicating this would be challenging, and it would require a lot of energy and time. The 1,334± acres has been a chess game in assembling all the key parcels. The offering price is refreshingly realistic and there is definitely value to be gained by a buyer. The quintessential list of idealistic features buyers ask for in a property are great water resources, gorgeous viewsheds, well-maintained, convenient to a nice town, and improvements that are tasteful, authentic, and fitting to the landscape. Rarely am I able to check all these boxes, but I can with Lyons Bridge Farm.