Landmark Kernville Ranch, California
Property Types: Ranches, Home, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
One of the most unique agricultural properties in the Kern River Valley, the Landmark Kernville Ranch is located just minutes from the recreation capital of Kernville. The combination of an abundant water supply, gentle terrain and year-round green pasture, and a comfortable log cabin residence with numerous outbuildings and barns, provides this farm/ranch with the potential for fully sustainable living. At just over 14 acres, including nearly 11 acres of flood-irrigated pasture, the ranch has three sources of water: public utility water or deeded natural spring water for domestic supply, and up to 40 cubic feet per second of diversionary water rights from the Gilbert Ditch - taken directly from the Kern River.
The residence, built in a park-like setting among mature trees providing a nice blend of sun and shade, is a landmark log home with three bedrooms, a loft, two full baths, kitchen, living room, separate family room or den, and a laundry/utility room. The stone work in and surrounding the home is beautiful, and includes a timeless hand-crafted rock fireplace and a relaxing outdoor stone patio. Formerly a dairy farm, there are numerous outbuildings, barns, and shops. There is also a beautifully constructed old rock smokehouse. The property has been the home to twenty plus horses and mules in recent years, and the property is fully fenced and cross-fenced allowing for pasture rotation and irrigation.
The recreation potential is endless: Lake Isabella and the Kern River are minutes away for fishing, boating, water skiing, whitewater rafting, tubing, and swimming. There are gentle or challenging hiking trails in the immediate vicinity, loads of camping sites, and the Sequoia National Monument and Golden Trout Wilderness are a short drive away. Alta Sierra Ski Resort provides plenty of winter fun.
For the equestrian, the ranch could support development of a riding arena and enhanced stables/barn for either western or english riding disciplines. There is also a full-service horse boarding and riding facility just down the road from the Landmark Kernville Ranch.