Old Ford Ranch is an equestrian estate nestled between the private Hickory Ridge and Silver Slip communities just 3 minutes from the Cashiers Crossroads and 15 minutes from Highlands, NC. Named after an old 1926 Model T found on the property's old logging road during its inception, this 26+ acre gated estate is the genuine article standing proud with breathtaking southern exposure and panoramic views of Whiteside Mountain, Little Terrapin, Brushy Face & The Devil's Courthouse. A legacy estate with frontage on US Hwy 64, it also has two private entries leading to the authentic farmhouse surrounded by mature dogwoods, 2-story barn, and fenced pasture. The farmhouse features a traditional layout with 4 BR, 4 BA, 2 covered decks, 3 fireplaces, keeping room, and dining room with wall of windows overlooking the perfectly manicured pasture and vistas beyond. Recently, the home was lovingly renovated with updated kitchen and all new bathrooms, while the barn with two stalls, tack & feed rooms, and huge open loft has received new tin roof. Old Ford Ranch continues to inspire all those who visit! Offering 52 weeks of fun and adventure, this equestrian and hiker paradise boasts a beautiful mix of walking and horse trails connecting the entire property with a fast-running stream and a stocked spring-fed pond enticing you on each visit. Thousands of National Forest Service acres border the southern property line where many waterfalls, swimming holes and joyful hiking trails are at your pleasure within these easily accessible, protected lands. Another amenity includes access to Lake Sarka in Silver Slip Falls enticing you on a peaceful walk, kayak ride, or relaxing trout fishing. This magnificent property awaits your personal touch as a private estate or developer's dream offering multiple building sites for estate homes and guest cottages, plus more than ample garden space. It's a one-of-a-kind, hidden gem with ultimate privacy and unparalleled views. Let's go see it!