Blue Ridge Spectacular! 313 Acres in 5 Tracts

Amherst Co., VA


Lexington Tpke (Rt.60) and Swapping Camp Rd
Amherst, VA 24521
Amherst County


Live auction held off-site at:
Craddock Terry Hotel and Event Center
1312 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA  24504
Online and phone bidding available.


It would be hard to find an equivalent to this beautiful property. It combines all the desirable features of a mountain tract (views, privacy, recreation, etc) with the benefits of a lowland tract (road frontage, large fields, easy access). This combination provides some incredible building sites with a unique infinity edge view overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains and the George Washington National Forest!

  • An absolutely amazing property!
  • Total of 313 acres with approx. 55 acres of open land along the ridge of Long Mountain
  • Great location for outdoor enthusiasts! Property adjoins the George Washington National Forest (1.8 million acres) and is minutes from the Appalachian Trail (Long Mountain Wayside), and the Lynchburg Reservoir / Pedlar River Dam
  • (3) entrances on Rt.60 plus multiple entrances off Swapping Camp Rd.
  • Miles of trails throughout property for 4x4s, ATVs, hiking, hunting, and recreation
  • Approx. 1.3 miles (7,000') of frontage on US-60 with (3) entrances already in place
  • Approx. 0.9 miles (4,928') of frontage on Swapping Camp Rd with (3) entrances already in place
  • Offered in 5 tracts and as a whole
  • Sells absolute to the highest bidder(s)!


  • Tract A1: 33 Acres (part of parcel 24-A-6) with frontage on Rt.60 and great access to open fields on Swapping Camp Rd. Lower field offers fantastic views of Bald Knob.
  • Tract A2: 67.916 Acres (part of parcel 24-A-6) with 1865' of frontage and access on Rt.60 and access off Swapping Camp Rd. Large, open fields provide a breathtaking panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and George Washington National Forest
  • Tract B: 65.71 Acres (parcel 24-A-6A) offers 1460' of frontage and access on Rt.60 plus frontage on Swapping Camp Rd.  Mostly wooded with trails, and a shared border with the National Forest.
  • Tract C: 101.596 Acres (parcel 34-A-1B) with 652' of frontage on Swapping Camp Rd, a beautiful, cleared ridge with panoramic views, and a shared border with the National Forest.
  • Tract D: 45.481 Acres (parcel 34-A-41A) with 3,020' of frontage and access on Rt.60.  Several great potential building sites, trails throughout, and prime Amherst County hunting.

AGENT ON SITE (on Tract A2)

  • Thursday, Dec.2 from 12-2pm
  • Sunday, Dec.5 from 1-3pm
  • Thursday, Dec.9 from 12-2pm
  • Sunday, Dec.12 from 1-3pm
  • Thursday, Dec.16 from 3-5pm
  • Self-guided tours ok anytime


  • From Amherst, 60W 15mi to the property on the left. Take the third entrance to access for open houses.


  • 10% deposit due day of sale by cash or good check. Closing on or about 30 days. 5% buyer's premium. Click on "Terms" tab for full terms and conditions.

Terms: Property sells "AS-IS" without warranties of any kind. Potential Buyers must perform such independent investigations with respect to the Property as they deem necessary to verify information provided by Auction Company.

Warranty: All information provided by Auction Company is deemed reliable but is not warranted. The information provided by the Auction Company is subject to verification by all parties relying on it. No liability for its accuracy, error or omission is assumed by the Auction Company.

Title: Seller will convey title by General Warranty Deed free and clear of all liens.

Registration: Bids will be accepted only from registered bidders. On-site registration begins at 11:30AM day of sale. You may also pre-register on our website or phone app.  Deadline for phone and online bidding registration is 6PM EST on the day prior to the auction. A valid form of identification (i.e. driver's license) may be required to register onsite or online.

Online Bidding: Online bidding is available for your convenience. However, due to the technical nature of online bidding, bidder acknowledges that this service may or may not function correctly the day of the auction. Torrence, Read, & Forehand Auctions will not be responsible for missed bids from any source. Online bidders who desire to make certain their bid is acknowledged should use the prebidding function and leave their maximum bid 24 hours before the auction begins. Winning bidders will be notified by email and/or phone and receive instructions for signing the Contract of Purchase (must be returned within 24 hours) and submitting the Deposit (see below).

Announcements: Announcements made on day of sale take precedence over all prior communications, both verbal and written, concerning the sale of the Property.

Approval: Property sells absolute to the highest bidder(s).

Buyer's Premium: A 5% buyer's premium will be added to the high bid to determine the final sales price.

Deposit: Deposit equal to 10% of final contract price (bid price plus buyer's premium) due day of sale by cash or good check. Online bidders may overnight deposit or wire transfer funds so it is received within 2 business days.

Closing: Balance of Purchase Price shall be due at closing on or about 30 days after the sale.

Agency: The auction company and its representatives represent the sellers.