10 Big Ranches for Sale in America

As we head into the new year, there’s an undeniable allure to the vast landscapes and untamed beauty of America’s big ranches. From the rugged terrains of the West to the rolling hills of the Midwest, these sprawling properties offer not just a piece of land but a lifestyle unlike any other. Here, we delve into 10 big ranches for sale ranches currently on the market, each boasting its own unique charm and endless possibilities.

Exploring the Vast Opportunities: Big Ranches for Sale Across the United States

The U.S. offers diverse ranch properties, from sprawling cattle to scenic horse ranches. Here are some of the best big ranches for sale currently on the market:

#1 Bently Ranch, Douglas County, NV | 12,369.7± Acres

Bently Ranch

Bently Ranch is on the market for the first time, selling all its agricultural holdings. Situated on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range in Minden, Nevada, the property is just 25 minutes from the popular Lake Tahoe area and just minutes from downtown Minden and Gardnerville. This incredible 12,369.69 deeded acre property is being sold as one unit, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The owners started accumulating land in Nevada in 1997 and instituted a cattle program in 2012. Over the last several years, they have focused on sustainable farming, aiming to grow various crops used in the distilling industry.

#2 Heinz Ranch, Lassen County, CA | 10,129.8± Acres

Heinz Ranch

Located on the peninsula of Honey Lake, just under three miles west of Herlong, CA, and a convenient one-hour drive north from the thriving Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe area, lies the expansive Heinz Ranch spanning 10,129.82 ± acres in the historically rich Honey Lake Valley of Lassen County. This vast high desert landscape sits at a 4,000 ft elevation, where the Great Basin, the Cascades, and the Sierra Mountains all come together. The property boasts a Honey Lake frontage approximately a mile from Long Valley Creek. Honey Lake, a basin lake, offers great waterfowl and upland bird hunting opportunities depending on rainfall.

#3 Buckeye Creek Ranch, Yolo County, CA | 9,493± Acres

Buckeye Creek

The 9,493-acre Buckeye Creek Ranch is a world-class recreational facility! Located only twenty minutes from Cache Creek Casino Resort, one hour from Sacramento, and two hours from San Francisco, the ranch is in a prime location. Currently, the property is leased out for hunting and cattle. The recreational pursuits are endless. The ranch has one of the healthiest hog populations in Northern California. Trophy black-tail deer, dove, quail, fox, coyote, black bear, and wild turkey roam the property. For anglers, there is a pond planted with various fish. Hunt, fish, hike, camp, swim, horseback ride, round up cattle, or relax and enjoy the views. 

#4 Shilo Ranch, Wallowa County, OR | 9,457.15± Acres

Shilo Ranch

In the Nez Perce language, the word ‘Powwaka’ has been translated as ‘high, cleared ground, from where a view could be had.’ There is no better way to describe the Shilo Ranch in northeastern Oregon. Located on Powwatka Ridge in the Blue Mountains, about an hour north of Wallowa, Oregon, lies 9,457 acres of pristine ranch land, stretching almost 10 miles from north to south. Consisting of approximately 4,800 acres of timber, 650 acres of meadows, 4,000 acres of canyon lands, and nearly two miles of Grande Ronde River frontage, the Shilo Ranch truly does have it all.

#5 Camp 9 Hunting Ranch, Wallowa County, OR | 9,100± Acres

Camp 9 Hunting Land

Introducing the Camp 9 Ranch, situated within the scenic Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon above the town of Troy. As you first enter this remarkable property, you will know immediately that you are about to experience a very special place. Some will even tell you that it is the neatest property they’ve ever seen. As you drive the main road through the picturesque landscape within the property’s boundaries, it’s peaceful knowing that the locked gates at the entrance keep the world behind you. The opportunity to experience this property is both humbling and exceptionally rare. The opportunity to own it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Welcome to Camp 9. 

#6 Palo Escrito Ranch, Monterey County, CA |  8,811± Acres

Palo Escrito

Imagine 8,811 acres of coastal range land, custom 4-bedroom home, additional 1 bedroom home, barn, horse pens, creek, and fully functional cattle operation, with the highest peak on the Santa Lucia Mt. Range, overlooking the Salinas Valley, Carmel Valley, and on a clear day, Santa Cruz, Carmel by the Sea and the ocean! As you enter the ranch, it feels as if you’ve stepped back in time, with the beautiful ancient oaks canopy of the drive giving you a sense of peace and tranquility. The ranch headquarters are the first buildings you come to, including a large hay barn with storage room and full bath. Comfortable 1 bedroom ranch house, covered horse paddocks, and several fenced pasture areas. 

#7 Durgan Ranch, Crook County, OR | 7,623.59± Acres

Big Ranches for Sale

A pristine ranch encompassing 7,623.59 acres all in one block with no other owners inside of this block. Elk, mule deer, antelope, and trout fishing. Borders Forest Service is to the north and some BLM is to the west. 1210.6 acres of primary water rights and 601 acres of supplemental water rights. Native meadows and about 1,200 acres of timberland in various stages of growth. The balance of land is native pasture with sagebrush and bitterbrush in some areas. Two creeks provide trout fishing. The ranch will run about 500 cows year-round or 1000 to 1,500 head as a summer pasture operation: two houses, a barn, a shop, a hay shed, and other outbuildings. 

#8 Four S Land & Cattle, Baker County, OR | 5,970± Acres

Four S Land & Cattle

Four S Land and Cattle Ranch is a 5,970-acre contiguous ranch that features a mix of nearly 700 acres of irrigated pastures & alfalfa fields, along with timbered hills filled with cedar, pinon, & juniper that work their way north into the Blue Mountains. The property benefits from dependable irrigation water from Unity Reservoir and has historically produced up to 1,500+/- tons of hay when in full production. The mixed landscape of timbered hills and alfalfa meadows also provides an ideal habitat for elk, deer, and other game that can be found throughout the ranch. 

#9 Baccala Ranch, Tehama County, CA | 5,956.06± Acres

Baccala Ranch

The 5,956-acre Baccala Ranch is on the market for the first time in 130 years. Having been owned by the same family since 1893, the ranch has been a working cattle ranch for over a century. The terrain varies in elevation between 1,000 feet and 2,800 feet and is characterized by timberland, flat ground, rolling hills, steep cliffs, and rocky areas. From various lookout points, Mt. Shasta and the surrounding areas are visible in beautiful detail. Currently, the ranch is leased out to run about 150 pairs for the season.

#10 The Adobe Valley Ranch, Stanislaus County, CA | 5,733.29± Acres

Adobe Valley Ranch

The secluded and private 5,733 ± acre Adobe Valley Ranch is located within the Mount Diablo Range on the south side of Del Puerto Canyon Road. It is 31 miles to Modesto, 49 miles to Stockton, 52 miles to Livermore, 56 to Merced, and 83 to San Jose. The ranch has been in the same family for 5 generations, running cattle for over 120 years. The Adobe Valley Ranch is used for cattle grazing and recreational purposes. It is fenced and crossed-fenced, running 100 pairs year-round. Water on the ranch includes a year-round pond, Adobe and Lotta Creeks, and springs. The springs provide water to each building on the property and the water troughs throughout the property.

In conclusion, these 10 big ranches for sale represent not just a piece of land but a lifestyle defined by freedom, adventure, and the great outdoors. Whether you’re a seasoned rancher or a nature enthusiast, there’s something truly special about the opportunity to own a piece of America’s wild frontier.

And if you’re ready to embark on your own ranching adventure, be sure to explore the listings on LandLeader, the premier land marketing platform connecting buyers with sellers across the country. Your dream ranch awaits – all that’s left to do is seize the opportunity and make it your own.

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