A World Less Traveled
Majestically occupying over 3,900 acres, Savannah Dhu is the shining crown jewel of Central New York.
One of the most unique and prodigious estates in the United States and beyond, it was conceived and created as a both a hub and a homestead with the intention to fulfill a number of different purposes: as a meeting-place mecca for innovation, discussion and exploration; as a compound for friends and family to unite; and as a protected preserve where one can truly return to their roots and live off the land.
Entering the property on the aptly named “Attitude Adjustment Road”, it is immediately clear to even the most discerning connoisseur of life that you have crossed over into a different world; a world that is less travelled. The air is crisp and fresh, and wild animals roam the land which is rich with vegetation and greenery. During its lifetime, over half a million deciduous and evergreen trees have been planted all over the property by its current owners, who are ardent environmentalists and avid outdoor enthusiasts, creating a truly remarkable preserve and parkland. It is ardently clear that richness and fulfillment in life, well-being and meaning is found here.
Entering the property on the aptly named “Attitude Adjustment Road”, it is immediately clear to even the most discerning connoisseur of life that you have crossed over into a different world; a world that is less travelled.
Savannah Dhu is a place for people to gather, relax, celebrate and rejuvenate, but above all else it is an integral link between man and nature. We have highlighted some of the best features and lifestyle elements Savannah Dhu has to offer, as you can imagine with a property of this magnitude there is so much more to see.
Properties and Information
Upon entering Savannah Dhu you may have to stop to let a deer pass by or pull over to appreciate the breathtaking view of Pines Lodge that has appeared in the distance. You pass a beautifully restored picket fence framing the 18th century guest house known as Hadden and cross several wooden bridges. With your windows down the scents and sounds of the preserve surround you. It is a totally unique experience – but it feels like coming home.
The Pines Lodge is one of the most complex and architecturally striking buildings of its kind in the world. When you first drive up to the lodge its massive size overwhelms the senses. The 350-year old Ingleman spruce logs that make up its walls are twenty inches in diameter and the vertical Douglas fir support logs are fifty-four inches in diameter. It took fifty-four tractor-trailers to transport the logs from Colorado. You enter the wide, antique doors into Pines Lodge with a sense of anticipation – expecting to feel insignificant within its cavernous bulk. But, the opposite happens and the lodge welcomes and embraces you.
This late 1800’s Pennsylvania-New York Dutch-style barn, with its shed roof extensions and silo, has eleven bedrooms accommodating 30 guests. An underground parking facility and serene meeting space are just some of the amenities. The main gathering hall and state-of-art kitchen are capable of accommodating up to 300 guests and is site of cooking classes, especially the culinary art of preparing wild game. The structure also contains a meat processing plant, a smoke house and a room for making maple syrup.
Property Usage Options
All too often we see properties that boast “endless opportunity” this is one of the few properties you will see that can really deliver unlimited potential. With thousands of acres this property has the ability to expand its usage while still maintaining the natural wildlife and beauty. Golf courses, corporate & educational retreats, or using this property as a private resort are just a few of the endless opportunities available.
1. Farm to Table Gourmet Cusine
2. Hunting and Fishing Expeditions
3. Weddings and Family Events
4. International Conference Center
5. Wildlife and Nature Preserve
6. Corporate and Educational Retreats
7. Culinary Training Facility
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