Pine Mountain Haven

Deal Estate: Second Home

There’s something indefinably peaceful about a mountain retreat. The blazing fireplace slowly toasting the interior of a rustic-inspired lodging, while the cool, crisp air of a pristine wilderness lingers in the trees out back. 

In Florida — even Northwest Florida — it can be a hassle to find a suitable venue to have such an experience. Pine Mountain, Ga., home of the famous Callaway Gardens, is located in the foothills of the Appalachians and is a mere three-and-a-half-hour drive from downtown Tallahassee — making it a doable weekend getaway.

For a second home, the listing at 128 Longleaf Way exemplifies quintessential mountain charm in a convenient yet authentic location. With three bedrooms, two updated baths, recently refinished wood floors, a fresh interior and exterior coat of paint and a gourmet kitchen, this 2004 build is in like-new condition. The main living area is lined with handsomely crafted, richly stained wooden beams that flow into a towering stone fireplace. 

But according to listing agent Jeff Quinn of QuinnTerra Realty Group, it’s this home’s close proximity to the gardens that’s truly its best selling feature. 

“Callaway Gardens is all about the outdoors and just natural beauty,” explained Quinn. “[There’s] a great family atmosphere here. It’s a multi-generational, high-energy place to be. It’s a lot of fun.”

Located in the community of Longleaf, one of Callaway Gardens’ five neighborhoods and the first to be declared purely residential, this home is not an ideal rental property, though it can be leased for periods of time greater than 30 days.  

Quick Look 

List Price: $345,000 ($161.97/sq. ft.)

Square Feet: 2,130

Year Built: 2004

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Contact: Jeff Quinn, QuinnTerra Realty Group, (678) 787-3164,

Categories: Second Homes