Rosati Ranch, California
Property Types: Vacant Land, Ranches, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
The Rosati Ranch exemplifies all the qualities that make for a Class A Hunting Ranch. Located just an hour and half from the San Francisco Bay Area situated before the one horse town of Yorkville near the Sonoma-Mendocino County border and only about 30 minutes from Healdsburg. The ranch consists of 1350 acres with 10 legal parcels. A gravel road leads you off the main road past the old homestead and barn where you then turn into an immense valley bisected by a wide flowing creek. From here the internal road network winds you through open meadows, oak studded hills, forested mountain tops and redwood and fern strewn creek bottoms.
The Rosati Ranch sits in its own valley on the far west side of the first coastal mountain range blessing it with a temperate micro-climate of sorts that is the perfect balance between the coast and the inland. The ranch is best viewed as two distinct quadrants, the West Quadrant and the East Quadrant with the creek being the dividing point between the two. Within each side, there are numerous valleys, wooded and open basins, creek draws and pastures. Water abounds in the forms of numerous springs and seasonal creeks. The springs produce high quality water 24 hr/day, requiring no pumping, and can be used to feed the next owner's home on several possible building sites. The ranch's ridge tops yield some truly spectacular views and magical sunsets.
The hunt camp itself is perched on a forested flat above a large creek drainage. The ranch backs in to the 20,000+ acre Cooley Ranch and is bordered by large ranches on its other sides. This means you have contiguous, undeveloped acreage as neighbors, creating an almost surreal sanctuary where civilization can be cast off. This protected corridor also means the ranch is teeming with wildlife - wild hogs, trophy deer, mountain and valley quail, wild turkey, bear, grouse, etc. This makes for an exceptional wildlife retreat. There are few places out there that affords one this level of privacy and serenity so close to the Bay Area.
The old homestead house has been abandoned for years and has the potential of being restored to its former glory. The barns and outbuilding are all serviceable. The hunt camp is rustic but functional.There are fences in place in good enough repair to maintain the livestock operation.
Though currently and historically used as a livestock and hunting ranch, there are a number of other potential uses. The ranch sits within the Yorkville Highlands Appellation and there are a number of potential vineyard development sites within the ranch. In addition, the ranch also has a substantial redwood and Douglas fir stand. This could be managed for a long term sustainable harvest or used as a carbon credit repository.
There are a number of potential house sites on the ranch. With electricity at the property line and artesian springs scattered throughout one is only limited by their imagination. The Rosati Ranch presents an excellent opportunity to create a lasting Legacy within a manageable distance from the Bay Area.
APNs: 049-330-19,22,26,27 & 049-350-36,38,46,49,50,51
- 1350 acres consisting of 7 legal parcels of paved road between Cloverdale and Yorkville an 1 1/2 hours north of San Francisco
- Premiere Hunting Ranch - Wildlife Mecca in the epicenter of California's Best Wildlife Region - wild pigs, blacktail deer, turkey, quail, grouse, etc.
- Big valley bisected by large creek with numerous valleys, oak wooded and open basins, forest, creek draws and pastures.
- Water abounds in the forms of numerous springs and seasonal creeks.
- Old restorable homestead, barn and hunting camp
- Extensive internal road system
- Currently used as a hunting retreat and livestock operation
- Substantial timber stands of fir and some redwood
- Potential vineyard sites within the Yorkville Highland Appellation