Fiddlehead Mountain : 75 Gryffin Lodge Rd., Huntsville, ON
$1,399,000 CDN | 2640 s.f | 5 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 123 acres
Fiddlehead Mountain is a year-round private estate whose name was inspired by the incredible number of blooming fiddleheads that appear like a carpet of green over the springtime mountainside.
This truly exceptional 123-acre private hillside estate is located just minutes away from the town of Huntsville in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario’s premier recreational playground.
The property at Fiddlehead Mountain features its own private, 5-run ski hill, with a refurbished and up-to-date lift and snow groomer, and a 2,640 sq. ft. light-filled chalet that has expansive views of the surrounding countryside. A large pond, a 50 ft. swimming pool, and accessible backwood trails make this exceptional property an exclusive and rare four-season enclave in Muskoka.
AT A GLANCE
Type: Single Family
Title to Land: Freehold
Property Size: 123 Acres
Land Features: Cleared, Hilltop, Ski Hills, Stream/Pond, Wooded, Treed
Property Taxes: $3864
Phased Assessment: $445,000
Heating/Mechanical: Forced Air, Oil, Propane Generator Backup
Garage Type: Carport, Detached, Double
Water: Drilled Well
Utilities/Services: Electricity, Garbage Pickup, Hi-Speed Internet|
Interior Features: Ensuite, Inlaw Suite, Main Floor Laundry, Hardwood Floors, Woodstove
Accessory Buildings: Storage Buildings
Access: Year Round Municipal Road
THE RESIDENCE: LUXURIOUS SPACES
Resting on the mid-mountain hillside, this recently built chalet is the main residence on this spectacular property. The chalet features 2,640 sq. ft of light-filled luxury, including a gourmet kitchen, 5 bedrooms, and a fully-equipped lower level suite of rooms complete with kitchenette and a desirable wine cellar. A grand Muskoka room leads out to a private deck and has soaring cathedral ceilings lined elegantly in natural pine. A generous wrap-around terrace provides easy access to outdoor relaxation and incredible views, especially when enjoying the elevated hot tub.
The Kitchen: A Gourmand’s Dream
Like in all warm country houses, a kitchen is the heart of the home. And the kitchen at Fiddlehead Mountain is no exception. Outfitted with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, a 6-burner gas range and stove, granite counter tops, and fine ceramic tile, this open concept and light-filled kitchen, with an eat-in counter, offers serene views of the mountain. The pantry, which provides ample storage, completes this luxuriously functional gourmet kitchen.
The Dining Room: Welcome a Crowd
From the many windows in the dining room, you will savour the spectacular views of your personal mountain while you gather around your large family friendly table, with seating for up to 12, to share tales of the day’s various adventures. Natural pine adorns the wainscotting and vaulted ceiling of this warm and inviting dining room conveniently situated beside the gourmet kitchen.
The Living Room: A Lounge with a View
The vast space of this most comfortable living room is enhanced by the vaulted, pine-lined ceiling and its wood burning fireplace. You and your guests will revel in the light let in by the massive windows that frame long views across the pool to the mountain green. Sunrises from this room are particularly pleasing. Hardwood floors lead you to the deck or screened-in Muskoka room, and you will be happy to enjoy cooking your evening meal from the elevated BBQ on the deck.
The Muskoka Room: Traditional Comfort
A cozy screened-in Muskoka room leads out to a deck with a BBQ and hot tub, all perfectly situated to take in the fresh mountain air and pastoral scenery. An overhead fan keeps things cool in the summer heat and your easy transition from outdoors to in, will be one of your favourite aspects of this chalet.
The Main Floor Bedrooms: Two with Views
Perfect for family or guests, two generously sized and bright bedrooms are located on the main level of the chalet. Broadloom ensures warmth underfoot in the winter and the large windows offer beautiful year-round views of the surrounding grounds.
The Master Bedroom Retreat: Loft-like Comfort
The grand master bedroom offers a feeling of sanctuary situated on the upper level, but the open balconies ensure the light floods in to your personal loft. With high pine ceilings and floors covered in plush broadloom, your cozy retreat is complete with an spa-like ensuite bathroom.
The Lower Level: Recreation and Relaxation
A large family room in the bright lower level of the chalet enjoys high ceilings and amazing views down the mountain to the pond and offers a walk-out terrace and pathway to the gardens. A recreation room that includes a billiard table sits adjacent to the family room, while a nearby climate-controlled private wine cellar is the ultimate in luxury living. A convenient and functional kitchenette means this space could be a perfect in-law or over-the-top nanny suite. An office and bathroom complete this spacious level.
THE ESTATE: OUTBUILDINGS & AMENTITIES
The lush and beautifully maintained mountainside grounds feature massive Fir trees, a large pond, and immaculately cared for backcountry trails. A pool house with pump room and a separate change room provide comfort when relaxing by, or swimming in, the 20×50 ft. in-ground pool.
A large 30×30 ft. heated workshop provides an insulated area to store equipment and toys. Included with the property is a 4-wheel drive Gator, a Brush Hog with a 4-ft. swath, and an air-conditioned excavator. There is also a professional 5-ft. swath snow blower.
A heated Warming Hut at the base of the hill houses the modern lift operating electronics and also includes convenient washroom facilities. Nearby is a covered gazebo with a steel fire pit that is available to make après skiing cozy and warm.
Ski Lift: All electronics are new as of 2011 and have been Canadian Safety Certified, lift inspected boy Lietnor Palma
Night Skiing: The Nancy Green run between Chalet and lift can be lit up at night for night time skiing
Hill Groomer: SV302 Bombardier SkiDozer with 460 V8 dual exhaust. Fully operational, heated groomer to keep the hills just the way you like them. Click for Photo
Ice Dragon Rink Resurfacer: Included with this property is your own personal sized Zamboni to keep the full sized pond hockey rink in pristine shape. See below for more conformation on this product. Watch Video of Resurfacer in action.
Other: 4wd gator, brush hog with a 4’ swath, excavator: air conditioned, snow blower with a 5’swath
THE POTENTIAL: A COMPANY RETREAT, SEVERANCE OR COMMERCIAL USE*
Although Fiddlehead Mountain would make an extraordinary family retreat, the potential for development exists. This historic property was once home to the Huntsville Ski Club where Olympians like Nancy Green trained, and residents of the surrounding area enjoyed their first ski hill when it opened it as Steven’s Hill over 70 years ago. The lot and its ski runs have the potential, to be rezoned back to Commercial, add additional structures to create a family or organizational compound, or even sever estate lots near the top of the mountain.
* Any potential severance or zoning change is the responsibility of the buyer. Please check with the town planning office.