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Developer shelves 132-unit Horse Shoe Farm plan

Horse Shoe Farm is available for corporate retreats, family reunions and other events. Horse Shoe Farm is available for corporate retreats, family reunions and other events.

HORSE SHOE — Developer John Turchin has begun renting Horse Shoe farm for retreats, weddings, family reunions and other events and for now is holding off on a residential development.

 

“I’m trying to make it work for corporate retreats and yoga retreats and things like that,” he said in an interview this week. “We’re trying to make it pay for itself. I have all the entitlements (through zoning) to build 132 units. I have time to do that. I’m trying to see if we can make it successful (without the development).”
Turchin failed to win approval for a larger development and also optioned land on McKinney Road in Etowah for a development, which was also rejected by the Board of Commissioners. Turchin said his son and family live on the farm full-time now and he travels back and forth from Miami, where the Turchin Companies is based.
A working cattle farm when it was founded in the 1950s, the picturesque property became home to a herd of Belted Galloway cattle and later an owner’s collection of vintage Corvettes and motorcycles.
“Open to guests looking to experience the magic of this sanctuary, The Horse Shoe Farm is designed as an open palate ready to fulfill and facilitate any of our guests’ desires and be their ultimate home away from home,” the property’s website says.
A yoga and meditation retreat Oct. 15-21 costs $1,560 per person and includes lodging, daily yoga classes, meals prepared by a vegetarian and vegan chef and airport transportation. For information visit thehorseshoefarm.com.