Willow Springs Retreat
Willow Springs Retreat is an ideal 210 acre recreational property located approximately halfway between Tulsa and OKC in northern Lincoln County. This ranch is ideal for someone who has family and or friends split between OKC and Tulsa. With a central location between the two, its an easy drive either way and makes the use and enjoyment of the property more likely for those with busy schedules.
You enter the property by a nice curving driveway that takes you up and over a small rise to a secluded home sitting just behind a peaceful fishing pond. According to the tax assessor records, this 2 bed, 2 bath, 1792 square foot home was built in 2008. It features a large open living room, kitchen and dining room with unique pegged pine floors. A master bedroom and bathroom make up the west end of the main floor while an office, spare bedroom and utility room compose the east end. A loft area overlooks the great room and offers additional sleeping space for friends and family. A large front porch has a great view of the pond while the back porch entry leads you to the utility room.
The yard has several nice large pecan trees for shade in addition to small storage sheds, covered sitting area and a main shop. The shop has a concrete floor, electricity and is a great spot to store you toys, tractors and ATVs. There are three water taps servicing the property and electricity runs along the road and onto the property. An old homestead is located on the far western side of the property. Although the home likely needs to be torn down, the old barn located near it would definitely be useful for the storage of large items and equipment that you want to keep out of the weather.
The improvements are nice, but the thing that catches your attention is the roll of the land. With over 70 feet of elevation change across multiple drainages, the property feels far larger than it is. A series of trails lead you up, over and around hillsides with each twist and turn giving you another big view of the skyline or a peek at a pretty fishing pond hiding down in a deep draw. There are three great fishing holes on the property. The owner refers to them as the new pond (2 acres), the big pond (2.5 acres) and the old pond (1.5 acres). The new pond lies just below a spring that flows from a cluster of willow trees and is ringed with a nice growth of cattails. Clear water flows into the pond, through it and then out the rock bottom spillway. We can imagine small children having a great time playing on this natural water slide. This pond is full of fish and it's easy to catch one after another. A deep draw lies to the north of this pond and has a growth of large hardwoods including pecan trees. This drainage leads back up to the big pond. The owner has recently caught fish up to five pounds in size from this pond. The old pond may be the smallest in size but has the largest fish of the three structures.
A passing glance at the aerial could lead a person to underestimate the deer hunting potential of this property. However, in person, you will realize that the rolling terrain gives deer lots of travel corridors, while the large hardwoods in the draws and the thick browse on the hillsides provide year round food sources. The seller provided us with a very nice set of trail pictures that demonstrate the quality of bucks that you can expect to see on the property. We saw multiple locations where a tower blind on the right hill would give you a commanding view of the property for long range shooting. Alternatively, you could hang tree stands in the draws to do some close range hunting.
For those who would also like to do some small scale farming or ranching, the western portion of the property is relatively flat and would be good for hay production or running a few cows or horses. This multi-faceted property is perfect for those looking for an affordable, ready to use property that gives you lots of different ways to enjoy it. Best of all, you can sit on the porch for hours and never hear a car pass by. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway between OKC and Tulsa, please call Sean Childress at 580 320 5791 or email him at Sean@LandDoctors.com.