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Log cabin, NY land 7 acres, hunting, fishing, stream, creek, waterfront, camp, See original listing
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Mount Morris, New York, United States


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New Jersey


Recreational, Acreage


New York




Mount Morris-Tuscarorra

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Log cabin for sale on 7 acres of land with about 1.150' of frontage on Keshequa Creek.

Few people ask me about aerial view, since I can't include links as per Ebay policy you have to go to Bing.com, click maps and copy and paste following right past bingdotcom

We bought this property on Ebay in 2006 and since then made many improvements to it but at the same time my family has some great memories of time spent there. Time goes on and our child grew older many different family obligation arrived..... we discovered we really not using the place the way we used to, so I guess it's time to move on and have someone else to enjoy it....

The land:
Mostly wooded, mostly flat, woods all around this property, plenty of firewood with cabin overlooking the creek.There is a dead end public road /the property address states Kaprell road, but for to me unknown reason there is a sign at access road reading Gulley Road/, mostly gravel leading to the property from the village of Tuscarorra, Mount Morris.

Due to my inability do describe this land any better I would use the previous owner description of the land... Credit goes to Jack!

This lot is shaped kind of like a marquise cut diamond (sort of oval and pointed on both ends). The front (west) side runs about 1,013' along Gully Road which was built on one of the banks of the old Genesee Valley Canal. On the east side it is bounded by about 1,150' of frontage right on Keshequa  Creek.


The old Genesee Valley Canal which was started in about 1835, and completed in about 1855, stretched about 90 miles from the Erie Canal in Rochester, NY to the Alleghany River in Olean, NY.


After the canal went out of business and was drained, the Western New York and Pennsylvania Rail Road built a rail road track along the old canal path ... mostly on the banks of the old canal.


When the Rail Road went out of business, and took up all its tracks around 1961, The Rochester Gas and Electric Company bought the old rail road path ... but never used the portion that borders this land. 


This 7 acres of land is the result of our combining three smaller parcels of land into one larger 7 acre piece.


Here is how each one came about:


In order to make the Rail Road as straight as possible,  the rail road path occasionally left the old canal path for short distances.  That is what happened here ... and why this land is shaped the way it is  . . .  i.e. pointed on each end.  The rail road path and the old canal path split for about a couple of thousand feet, and then come back together again.


The first part that makes up this 7 acres of land is located between those two paths and contains about 2.5 acres.


After the Rail Road went out of business, the canal and rail road paths just set idle for last 45 years or so.


A few  years ago the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation took over the old paths and created a Green Way from Rochester to Olean. However, they never used, and do not intend to use, the area of the paths along this property because of the rail road bridge just north of this land is gone.

In addition to the 2.5 acres of land between the old canal path and the old railroad  path, I also owned about 45 acres right next door.


When I sold most of that 45 acres a few years ago, I kept about 2.5 acres of that land that went along the creek next to the land I had purchased between the old canal path and the old railroad path.


The second part  that makes up this 7 acres of land are those 2.5 ± acres along the creek left over from my 45 acre parcel.


Then, in addition, back in 1972 this part of the country got hit by the remnants of a horrendous Hurricane that dumped more rain on the ground than had been seen in over a hundred years.  During that storm Keshequa Creek decided to straighten itself out where it runs along this land.


As a result I acquired another roughly 2.25 acres through what is know as "accretion" (land created by the changing course of a river or stream).


The third part  that make up this 7 acres of land consists of  that roughly 2.25 acres of accretion land.


The result of all of this left me with a total of about 7 acres which we own through the process of receiving a Warranty Deed for the 2.5 acre portion included in my original 45 acres ... a Bargain and Sale Deed for roughly 2.5 acres of land between the old canal path and old railroad path ... and a Quit Claim Deed for the approximately 2.25 acres acquired by accretion.


The deed you get for the entire 7 acres will be a Combination Deed (Warranty/Bargain & Sale, and Quite Claim) which will include all three parts as described above.


As a practical matter, you will actually be getting the use of about 12 acres.  I. E. The survey map shows a total area of about 12 acres, 7 acres of which are owned by us, and about 5 acres that lie within the old canal and railroad paths which are now owned by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.


To put that another way ... you will own 7 acres  ... but, have the use of about 12 acres.


The survey/topography map in the photo section will show you the exact bearings and distances, and what the shape and terrain looks like, together with the locations of the old canal and railroad paths.


Upon the closing of the auction you will also receive a detailed survey map showing all of the above.

Gulley Road runs northeast from its beginning at Main Street in the Hamlet of Tuscarorra.  Dutch Street Road runs north, from Main Street  in Tuscarorra, about four miles to Rt. 36, and then about 2 miles into the center of Mount Morris.  Mount Morris is located right at Exit 7 off State Route 390 ( a divided highway) which is about 25 miles south from NYS Rt. 90 ( The NYS Thruway). I'd say this amounts to about a 30 to 40 minute drive from the NYS Thruway.

Thanks goes to Jack for a great description!!!

The land is a great area for hunting personally I've seen deer, turkey, fox, coyotes, beavers and not too many locals believed me but also black bear... There is high ridge on the on the other side of the road at neighbor property and the wildlife love to come down to the creek for water. There is also thousand of acres of County Forrest within the mile from the property.

Letchworth State Park is located about 20 min. drive from the property it's the beautiful park, also called the Grand Canyon of the East, well worth the visit. Driving through Mount Morris on the way to the park  you pass Genesee River, which offers excellent fishing for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, perch, pike, etc...

The cabin:

The cabin basic structure was originally erected by the previous owner, it's 12'x14' on the ground floor and the loft is about 12'x16' with an overhang on each side front and back. The cabin sits on the pressure treated 6x6 stills connected with 2x8 forming solid elevated foundation.

Since then we did perform many improvements, unfortunately due to a lack of time there is a few thing left to finish. The structure was waterproofed from outside, two coats of polyurethane applied from the inside, caulked properly, roof is insulated and has an interior paneling installed. All the windows are high quality Anderson push out awning style with screens installed. The floor is also insulated and has  vinyl wood flooring imitations.

Since there is no electricity within the reasonable distance to the property after the basic structure has been erected my idea was to set it up same way as the travel trailer or an RV. There are 12 V lights installed throughout the cabin and they are wired to a place where the deep cycle battery can be connected. My original idea was to install same power center you can find in travel trailers where the battery is permanently connected and in case of generator running or solar collector or wind turbine would be recharged. There is also some wiring installed for 110V where generator could be connected but that has to be complete by the new owner. There is a set of kitchen cabinets installed with a sink which right now is only discharging waste water outside in the container. we used to bring water containers and use them as the water source, there is the 12V RV pump under the sink it has to be connected to a power source and the faucet, that way you can just submerge the house in the proper water container. Installed is RV style propane range connected to 20lbs. propane tank securely placed outside in the construction style metal job site toolbox.

As a heat source there is Vermont casting wood stove with triple wall stainless steel chimney above the ground floor. The dining table, leather sofa, mattresses and the rest of the furnishing comes with the property. Upstairs sleeping area is accessible by the pull down attic style stairs.

We used an portable chemical toilet for a potty and emptied it on the way home at dump station on the RV equipped gas station. There are many different options available, etc. permanent chemical toilet, well and septic tanks or just holding tanks installed...That would be up to new owners to decide I just described the way we had it setup.

We also installed the deck in front of the cabin, railing is only partially finished and would have to be finished by the new owners. All the deck chairs and table is stored in the 8'x8' shed together with older but functional Weber propane grill, old but running mower, etc. There is some pressure treated lumber behind the shed I was going to use to finish the railing, also there is plastic drum I intended to set up on the post in the summer to shower. There is also 55 gal drum to help you to get rid of garbage.

I tried to include as many pictures as possible, as the old saying goes picture is better than thousand words!!!

I will include the brush hog mower, it has Honda 11 hp engine and is capable of cutting brush and weeds up to 3" thick. You can see it in the last picture, believe me if are not able to get to the land for a few weeks, this beast is priceless.

The property taxes are around $500/year and are currently paid up to day.

Please ask all the questions before bidding and I will try to answer them as soon as possible.

Please have all the funds and financing secured before bidding, please understand it takes time and costs money to list on Ebay, so please serious buyers only!!!

There is no owner financing available at this point I'm willing to discuss the options with a right buyer if the substantial down payment is put down. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Winning bidder must pay deposit $500 via PayPal within 24 hours of auction end. You will have possession and you can use the Cabin and property immediately after the payment is made.

For auction style bidders there is a reasonable reserve price set, so

 Thank you and Happy bidding!!

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