High Quality Recreational Property
Lodge, 4.5 acre Pond, Creeks, Excellent wildlife, and more
Located just 22 Min from Tallahassee
- 1,049± acres Gadsden County, Florida
- Located 22 minutes west of Tallahassee
- Lodge, 4 BR/4.5 BA completely remodeled including Viking appliances, renai, Custom Tile, custom cabinets throughout
- Guest Cabin on 1.5 acre pond
- Clear, sand bottomed Rocky Comfort, Vote Creek, and Cox Creek
- 4.5 acre bass pond, 1.5 acre Pond & 60 acres of various beaver ponds & waterfowl habitat
- Several Hay Fields with Potential to Have 100+ total acres in Hay or Other Agricultural Production
- Mature hardwood bottoms, food plots,
and pine-covered hills
- Great recreational Property
- High concentration of deer, turkey, ducks,
- Prolific 7.5 acre dove field
- Exceptional buck age class due to large
- Exceptional whitetail genetics; Property
raises & controls very good bucks
- Great quail potential, In semi-open park-like setting
- Significant waterfowl property; Major habitat over 60 acres of beaver ponds
- Multi-species of ducks.
- Rolling Topography
- Convenient access just off of Hwy 267
- 22 minutes to Tallahassee's best
- Great neighborhood of other high quality
Rocky Comfort contains 1,049+/- acres of the plantation originally established in 1826. The property is located in the fertile, game rich, rolling hills of Gadsden County, Florida. It is a recreational paradise with mature hardwood bottoms, two clear flowing creeks, a bass two ponds, dove field, food plots, beaver ponds with waterfowl habitat, and pine-covered hills. It is located approximately 22 minutes west of Tallahassee and less than ten minutes from Quincy just off the HWY 267 and I-10 interchange.
The is a lodge that we completely restored and expanded. It is 3 Br/2.5 Bath with wood floors, stone fireplace in living room, dining room, large laundry room, custom tile and cabinets throughout, kitchen with Viking appliances, and paver back patio to enjoy the beautiful views of the property. Essentially, the effective age of this lodge is brand new. The lodge enjoys privacy with a 6 foot tall privacy fence for x feet along the property line. Also, there is a guest cabin 1 BR plus bunk area, 1BA, and kitchen with wrap-around porch overlooking the 1.5 acre pond.
This area on Rocky Comfort Creek is one of the most historical places in North Florida. The properties here made men prosperous and in turn they have sought additional land in this area to compliment their wealth. As a result, this land has been well taken care of. The title of the Rocky Comfort area goes back to the original British ownership of 1763. It was the choice piece of the 1.5M acre Forbes Purchase of which ownership transcended British, Spanish and American rule. Under the Treaty of Moutrie Creek, the area was given to the Attapulgas band of Lower Creeks after they were defeated by U.S. troops during the First Seminole War. The Creeks then gave it to Seminole Chief Neamathla and the area was known as "Neamathla's Reserve" until 1825.
In 1826, the land on Rocky Comfort Creek was opened up to settlement and it was purchased by one of the original pioneers in Gadsden County, Bryan Croom, and named Rocky Comfort. Croom invested everything he had on this land and in return he and his family prospered on this plantation and became one of the state's largest and wealthiest planters. His family used their wealth to build another famous plantation and eventually developed one of the most elegant mansions in Florida, Goodwood. Over 180 years later, their legacy lives on. Goodwood is still the architectural pride of Tallahassee and one of the finest examples of antebellum craftsmanship in existence today. In turn, Rocky Comfort is one of the finest recreational hunting plantations in North Florida. Truly, this property and its owners have been blessed. (The Croom Family and Goodwood Plantation)
The recreational hunting on this property is fabulous and cannot be overstated. There is a high concentration of deer, turkey, ducks, and doves. The deer have exceptional genetics and some of the largest deer in Florida are consistently harvested in this area. Large portions of the property are high-fenced and the unfenced neighbors are very strong. Aficionados of trophy whitetails have gravitated to this area, with the majority of neighbors managing their properties under a quality whitetail program. There is a very nice "mini-belt" of several other very respected high quality properties. The deer here have the genetics, nutrients and age to consistently grow trophy size antlers unlike almost any other area in the State of Florida. Historically, there was an ideal agricultural balance to this property that could be (maybe should be) simply reinstituted for deer management and income. "
The wild turkey population is excellent and the turkey hunting alone sets this property apart. The creeks and roosting areas could not be situated in a better locations to hold the maximum number of springtime gobblers. The large beaver pond (approx 60 acres of beaver ponds) also holds a significant number of ducks and numerous species. The large 4.5 acre pond provides both natural feed and roosting habitat. There are currently some wild quail; however, there is an even greater opportunity to establish a quality pre-season release program. The 7-acre dove field is proven, a consistent producer and formerly even part of an exclusive club where members hunted across the region. This is one of the most desirable overall hunting properties in North Florida.
“The clear flowing creeks and hardwood fingers throughout help make this one of our top favorite all-time deer and turkey hunting properties. We first heard about Rocky Comfort over a decade ago and have sold it once before. If I had a chance to create a year-round high quality recreational property place from scratch, this would likely be it. It has great soils, roll, mix of ecotones, travel corridors, clear flowing creeks, large and small ponds and even a series of beaver ponds for waterfowl. The wildlife has been extensively managed and acre for acre it has some of the highest concentration of deer and turkey of any property we have seen in a long time.”