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Take a virtual tour of gorgeous acreages from around the country. We'd love to add your beautiful place to our slideshow! Post your photos in our Beautiful Places gallery from the link below.
  • Frolicking on the mountaintop

    Jacqueline Flood's one-acre "Frolicking Farm" sits on a mountaintop in Boone, North Carolina. She and her five dogs enjoy watching wildlife from the steps of their old farmhouse, and Jacqueline says the simplicity and meditative quality of the scenery make it a wonderful place to live. "Lovely neighbors are a definite plus," she says.<br>Browse our first three slideshows:<br>

    Date Published: November 7, 2007
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: Homes, Lakes, Water
  • Room for everyone

    Janna and Bob Pfautz share their 26 acres near Hot Springs, Arkansas, with 3 mules, 1 miniature donkey, 3 dogs, 7 cats, 2 fish, 4 children and 5 grandchildren. "It gets crowded at times," she says.

    Date Published: November 7, 2007
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: Homes, Lakes, Water
  • Follow the leader

    Janna and Bob Pfautz have a boarding facility on their property. "We board horses to pay for our hobby horses," she says.

    Date Published: November 7, 2007
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: Homes, Lakes, Water
  • Kick back and relax

    With all of their children and grandchildren living nearby, Janna Pfautz says everyone loves to come over, swim in the pool, relax together, and watch the sunset over the lake.

    Date Published: November 7, 2007
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: Homes, Lakes, Water
  • Picking rocks with a purpose

    Jerry Hourigan says there are rocks lying all over his acreage, which are a nuisance and less than attractive. He's made the most of a rocky situation, though, by using the rocks to build mortared sentry columns and a series of dry-stacked rock walls around his property. "I chose this way of using the rocks to make something useful and beautiful," he says.

    Date Published: November 7, 2007
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: Homes, Lakes, Water
  • Horses are his hobby

    Two of Jerry Hourigan's hobbies recently came together. He enjoys raising draft horses on his acreage, and also restoring antiques, like this doctor's buggy. "Restoring the buggy was interesting and is a fun way to spend time with the horses," he says.

    Date Published: November 7, 2007
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: Homes, Lakes, Water
  • Garden cat

    Susie Williams submitted this sweet photo of her cat, Mitzie May, enjoying an afternoon in the garden on her Holy Cross, Iowa, acreage. When Susie and her husband Tim bought their nine-acre former dairy farm seven years ago, the cat was part of the deal. "She was here when we moved in," Susie says.

    Date Published: November 7, 2007
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: Homes, Lakes, Water
  • Fall in Montana

    Linda Grover and her family live on two acres in Montana's Helena National Forest. Their post-and-beam home was built by a Methodist minister as a house and retreat, and they are frequently visited by birds, deer and the occasional black bear. "I love our paradise in the mountains and have a difficult time leaving, even to go into town," she says.

    Date Published: November 7, 2007
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: Homes, Lakes, Water
  • A creek runs through it

    Spring-fed Trout Creek runs through the Linda Grover's Montana acreage, and never freezes, even in the cold Montana winters. "In the summer we open the doors and windows to hear that soothing sound of the water," she says.

    Date Published: November 7, 2007
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: Homes, Lakes, Water
  • Home in the wilderness

    Rich and Linda Ray live in this beautiful home on 61 acres in southwest Arkansas. Their acreage is adjacent to both the 1.5-million-acre Ouachita National Forest and the 18,000-acre Cane Creek wilderness area.

    Date Published: November 7, 2007
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: Homes, Lakes, Water
  • Natural water feature

    The Rays share their property with regular and miniature horses and llamas. Their acreage features to ponds, a creek and a stream. The nearest town, population 5,600, is 14 miles away, so they've got plenty of peace and quiet at their place in the country.

    Date Published: November 7, 2007
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: Homes, Lakes, Water
  • Hudson River home

    Michelle Eklund and her family live in the home her architect father designed 20 years ago, overlooking the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. "It's the perfect place for gardening, raising a family, and our two shepherds, pug and three kitties," she says.

    Date Published: November 7, 2007
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: Homes, Lakes, Water
  • Room with a view

    The view from Eklund's home near Germantown, New York, is beautiful during the day, and even better when the sun sets. Years ago, the property was part of a pear and peach orchard, she says.

    Date Published: November 7, 2007
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: Homes, Lakes, Water
  • Escape from the city

    Stella Rivera and her husband bought their Barnesville, Pennsylvania, acreage in 2002. They live in the city, but look forward to weekend escapes to their country home, built in 1939. When her husband retires in another year, they plan to spend even more time on their acreage, which is in Locust Valley between Locust Lake and Tuscarora Lake, and is surrounded by mountains and farmland.

    Date Published: November 7, 2007
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: Homes, Lakes, Water
  • Every day's a holiday

    Kenny and Carla Creager have lived on six acres near Piqua, Ohio, for about nine years. A half-acre pond on their property is stocked with bass, redear bluegill, channel catfish and two grass carp. "You have to love the extra work that comes with maintaining a six-acre property with a pond and 40 trees," Kenny says, but "Living here is like a holiday every day."

    Date Published: November 7, 2007
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: Homes, Lakes, Water
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