Locale

Location

Plum Nelly is situated near the western brow of Lookout Mountain in the far northwestern reaches of Georgia.  The farm is part of the quaint community of Rising Fawn, GA.  Rising Fawn is known for its music, arts festival and the highly regarded Canyon Grill restaurant, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the Chattanooga area.

Plum Nelly is located only 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Chattanooga, TN.  Chattanooga has become one of America’s most dynamic middle-sized cities with an array of exciting venues for nearby residents. New York Times is quoted as saying, “Not too small and not too big, Chattanooga is really the undiscovered gem of Tennessee.” This convenience to all of Chattanooga’s amenities is a real plus to owning Plum Nelly.

The farm is located just two hours from Atlanta, Birmingham, and Nashville. 

Locale

A very unique feature of Plum Nelly is its close proximity to so many other interesting venues. The surrounding recreational opportunities are endless and convenient, allowing for the property to act much bigger than its 325± acres. Here are just a few of the nearby resources one can enjoy.

Cloudland Canyon State Park: Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in the state of Georgia, offering rugged geology and beautiful vistas. The park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton’s Gulch Creek, and elevation differs from 800± to 1,980± feet. A day spent hiking, picnicking, and sightseeing makes for a wonderful time. Plum Nelly is only 3.3 miles or eight minutes from this 3,500±acre state park.

Crockford Pigeon Mountain WMA: This 20,000± acre wildlife management area offers a huge and friendly landscape for outdoor recreation. There are miles upon miles of trails for horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking. It offers excellent hunting opportunities for turkey and deer as well. Pigeon Mountain has many limestone formations, which have become a sought-after destination among elite rock climbers. Plum Nelly is only 20 miles or 25 minutes from Pigeon Mountain WMA.

Lula Lake Land Trust: This is a shining example of the benefits of conservation. Having protected over 4,000± acres on top of Lookout Mountain, the Lula Lake Land Trust has guaranteed these abundant resources will benefit both current and future generations. Many opportunities to horseback ride, mountain bike, hike, picnic, and just simply enjoy the outdoors are available on the Land Trust. Check out its Cloudland Canyon State Park connector trail, which is just around the corner from Plum Nelly! Plum Nelly is only 14 miles from the core LLLT property, but with many more access points even closer.

Climate

Lying within the humid subtropical zone of the United States, the area offers a mild, pleasant climate and four distinct seasons. Spring arrives in March with mild days and cool nights, and by late May temperatures have warmed up considerably to herald warm summer days. On average, July is the warmest month of the year. The summer months tend to receive more precipitation than other times of the year, and the area has an average annual rainfall of 53 inches. Fall is marked by mild-to-warm days and cooler nights. Winter is usually mild, with the coldest days featuring lows near or slightly above freezing and highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s. Snow occurs sporadically with an average annual accumulation of approximately five inches. 

Aesthetic considerations

Lookout Mountain has a magnetic quality to it and this same quality exists on Plum Nelly. The gently rolling topography, open spaces, great views and mountain lake capture the essence of a picturesque Lookout Mountain property. In addition, the property has been very well cared for and is in great condition.