Pinehurst is an historical rural community located on Hwy 245 about 8 miles from the park entrance of Kings Canyon and Sequoia National parks, home of the Giant Redwoods. This 1.24 acre property is zoned commercial, has over 500 feet of frontage on Hwy 245, and was formerly the site of the Pinehurst Market and Post Office. This highly visible and scenic property is suitable for a variety of commercial applications focused on serving both the annual tourist traffic to the park and the local resident population.
This truly is a unique property, a blend of scenic beauty and functional attributes that provide a real opportunity for commercial development.
This is a prime location. Elevation is 4,100 feet which is a forest environment that enjoys the beauty of occasional winter snowfalls and cooler summer temperatures that escape the valley heat. The close proximity to the national parks and the ideal climate resulted in Pinehurst becoming the focal point of the area's many summer vacation cabins, and, recently, a mecca for VRBO's and Airbnb's. The location is across the street from the Pinehurst Workcenter of the Sequoia National Forest, the main maintenance center for the national forest work crews. Just down the street is the Cal-Trans Maintenance Headquarters for Hwy 180 & Hwy 245, the two primary access routes to the national parks. Just east of the site is the Pinehurst Lodge, an historic restaurant that has been continuously operating since 1908.
Let's take a look at the land. It is fully developed with well, power, and septic system already in place. In addition, there is a 600 sqft store building (home of the original Pinehurst Market) with a 360 sqft concrete block basement with bathroom and laundry room fixtures. The building fronts on the highway and has drive thru access. Below the building is a caretaker residence site with an accessory building. This site was formerly occupied by a mobile home. The well is an astonishing 150gpm, easily one of best in the entire mountain area. The remaining land area is very accessible from the highway and suitable for additional development.
Obviously, this is great raw material but what could you do with it? Here's some food for thought. The nearest grocery store is over 20 miles away. The only food service is the Pinehurst Lodge. There are no motels or RV parking sites. There are no gift shops, tourist centers, laundromats, hardware stores, gas stations, storage facilities, or antique shops. In fact, other than the lodge, there are no other commercial services available and this property is zoned C-6 for all of these and many more uses. In short, here is your opportunity operate your own business and live in a beautiful mountain vacation environment. What a place to retire to! Think about a Pinehurst Trading Post with cottages and RV parking. Hmmm!
As always, I tell you about any negatives. First, this is a mountain environment that is subject to occasional winter snowfall. The good news is that Cal-Trans is just down the street and they keep the roads plowed when it does snow. The better news is the cooler summer temperatures. The area is very rural and travel time to the valley is just over an hour. The old market building will need a new roof. The property did have contamination from underground storage tanks from an old gas station that was once on the site but has undergone extensive cleanup and site mediation and now has a full clearance from the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board of California. Full documentation is available.
If you are tired of the hectic pace of an urban lifestyle and ready to experience the peace and tranquility of a forested mountain paradise, then you need to take a look at this property. It does need work, but it is absolutely gorgeous. A visit will open your eyes to the many possibilities it has for development. Here is a blank canvas just waiting for your inspired touch. And, the owner is willing to consider carrying some paper for a qualified buyer. Come take a look. You won't be disappointed. Appointments only, please.