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Blog :: 12-2019

Mountain Retreat in Winchester, Virginia

Living in Western Loudoun, we still see quite a bit of wildlife. Deer, foxes, raccoons, skunk and possum are all very common. Just last year we had a large black bear on the back deck. It’s a rare treat to discover a native animal that I’ve never seen before. That’s just what happened at my new listing in Winchester. Have you ever seen one of these before? Probably not.

Fisher Cat

Meet the “Fisher” or “Fisher Cat”, a relative of the weasel and mink. Fishers are a fierce predator found in forests. Once trapped for fur, they were driven to the brink of extinction in the US. However they were reintroduced in some areas and welcomed for their unique ability to prey on porcupines.

So, where was this exotic specimen discovered? On a 28+ acre lot in the town of Cross Junction, just north of Winchester, Virginia — about an hour west of Dulles International Airport.

In addition to exotic wildlife, the property offers sincere privacy and serene mountain views.

The house features 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, a roomy kitchen with island seating and a separate dining area. The large family room has a wood stove. There’s a separate living room with a wood burning fireplace and large picture windows.

The property might be suitable as a hunting cabin or weekend getaway. Or, just a few minutes from Winchester, perhaps this is your everyday private retreat.

Would you like to REALLY get away from it all? Would you like to escape the traffic and noise of the suburbs and see real wild life? Come visit 281 Dry Creek Lane! Even as autumn winds into winter, it’s a fun drive into the countryside with spectacular views.

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