Genasci Ranch, California
Property Types: Farms, Ranches, Home, Cabin, Recreational

$2,400,000 / 597 Acres / Under Contract
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Property Summary

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Sierra County
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Farms, Ranches, Home, Cabin, Recreational

Activities & Amenities

Hunting - Big Game
Hunting - Upland Birds
Hunting - Waterfowl

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Exclusive Ag
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Property Description

Stunning Sierra Valley Ranch, just 2 miles west of the quaint little town of Loyalton, CA. The Sierra Valley is the highest alpine valley in the Sierras and sits in a desirable location just 35 minutes from Reno, Nevada and just 40 minutes from Truckee, CA.  The ranch offers 360 degree views of the beautiful valley and surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains. The ranch sits at an elevation of 5000 feet so there are four distinct seasons with snow in the winter and mild summers. The ranch has abundant water. It is irrigated from Smithneck Creek and there are water rights for 410.6 acre feet of water. Numerous irrigation canals and water control structures help flood irrigate the land. If additional water were needed there is a well that can be used for irrigation and livestock water. Currently the ranch runs 220 pair for a 7 month season. There are two homes, one is the 2000 square foot main farmhouse with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms and the second residence is a two bedroom, one bath home. There is a historic wooden barn built in 1918 that has been reinforced with sections rebuilt. It is a beautiful feature on the property but also a functional barn. There are a set of wooden working corrals and a loading chute. The ranch is fenced and cross fenced into eight separate pastures that can be used for rotational grazing. The pastures are made up of native meadow grasses but have been improved with some forage grasses and clovers.  Two of the drier pastures on the west side of the ranch are perfect for calving fields.  The ranch is on a private gravel driveway so is very secluded and quiet. There is a permit for an additional home that could be built on the ranch. There are several historic outbuildings including a creamery and a shop. The ranch sits on the Pacific Flyway so it is a birders paradise during the fall and spring where the abundant water brings the birds to the ranch. It could be used as a hunting lodge or agro-tourism for additional income. There are at least 20 artesian wells on the property. This ranch won't last long, make an appointment today to come out and see it.


Property Highlights:

  • Location, location, location! This ranch is in the heart of the desirable Sierra Valley
  • Runs 220 pair for a seven month grazing season
  • Two homes with county approval for an additional home
  • Historic circa 1918 wooden barn
  • Working corrals and livestock handling facilities
  • Smithneck Creek water rights (410.6 acre feet)
  • Two wells (one pumps 90 gpm and the other is 80 gpm)
  • New concrete check dams throughout the ranch that distribute the irrigation water
  • Private and secluded
  • Fenced and cross fenced into eight pastures
  • Very productive meadow grasses
  • Numerous wildlife and birds
  • Beautiful 360 degree views
  • Country life within a short drive to town or bigger cities like Reno, NV
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California Outdoor Properties, Inc.

707 Merchant Street, Suite 100
Vacaville, CA 95688
United States
(707) 455-4444