Property Detail

Cardinal Mountain Ranch - 480 acres - Ultra private & Great Hunting, too!
Type: Ranch/Farm (over 10 acres)
Price: $1,000,000
City: Squaw Valley
County: Fresno
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 2
Acres: 480
Well: Yes (60)
Septic: Yes
Sqr Feet: 1746

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Grade School: Dunlap
Junior High: Dunlap
High School: Reedley

APN: 19003054
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Status: Sold

Offered by:
Squaw Valley Realty
31151 Hwy 180
Squaw Valley, CA
Phone: 559-332-2881
Phone: 559-332-2882
Fax: 559-332-2660


SALE PENDING...Rarely do we get the privilege of offering one of the mountain's original ranch properties for sale. There aren't many left and they seldom come on the market. Circumstances have required the owners to relocate, creating the opportunity of a lifetime. This very private(and very scenic) cattle ranch offers a wealth of possibilities to a new owner. Located only minutes from Highway 180, this scenic ranch, with its breathtaking views, is just waiting for a perceptive (and pretty well-heeled) new owner who can appreciate just how fantastic this opportunity is. A property like this truly is a rare find.

Sound intriguing? Got some bucks? Good!! The ranch has a bunch of bucks on it, too! Read on and find out just how great an opportunity this is.

THE PROPERTY - Located about 7 miles off of Hwy 180, the ranch consists of 6 parcels - 3 parcels are 5 acres each and provide access points to the main ranch at the top and the bottom. The main ranch consists of 3 parcels, 259 acres, 160 acres, and 47 acres. All of the parcels are contiguous. This is a foothill ranch with a wide variety of terrains, slopes, and elevations (2000 to 2800 feet). There are several broad, open bench areas interspersed with hillside terrain. The property has very little brush and its southern exposure produces excellent rangeland grasses. There are numerous large springs throughout the ranch that are producing excellent water even now after two sub-par rain years. There are also two small ponds.

THE HOME - There is a very well built ranch home in generally fair condition located at the top of the ranch. The 1993 home is 3 bedrooms 2 baths with 1,746 square feet. Construction is all 2x6 with excellent insulation. Design is open and rustic with forced air heating, and both a/c and evaporative cooling systems. The living area has a very efficient and decorative freestanding woodstove. All of the bedrooms have walk-in closets. The master bedroom has a separate exit to a raised deck and spa. The setting is very private and the home enjoys some magnificent views of the San Joaquin Valley and the High Sierras. The house well produces an excellent 60 gallons per minute.

THE HUNTING - The ranch has some of the finest hunting to be found in central California. There are an abundance of deer, wild turkey, and wild hog as well large numbers of quail and dove. The terrain of the ranch is well suited to wildlife and the expanse of the ranch provides a great refuge to the area's wildlife from the local subdivision areas.

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS - There are two outbuildings in good condition. The ranch has a great set of working corrals at the bottom of the ranch with easy access to a paved road for loading and unloading. The corral area also has a separate well with pump that can be generator operated. There is also a smaller corral setup at the top of the ranch near the home.

THE INTANGIBLES - #1 is the natural beauty and privacy of the ranch. All of the picture were taken in early August so you are seeing it during the driest season. The seclusion is marvelous! You truly are in your own private piece of paradise. #2 is the views. Nearly every spot you go on the ranch treats you to a new and different piece of eye-candy view that can stretch out to over 80 miles to the Coast Range, views of the majestic Sierra Sawtooths, and views of unique local rock formations and valleys. It truly is impressive. #3 is the wildlife - not just for hunting but all of the other critter's, too. (Such as red, grey, and kit fox, bobcats, raccoons, possums, the very occasional sighting of mountain lion, numerous species of hawks and owls, both golden and bald eagles, and, if you are very lucky, you may see a badger. Add to that the hundreds of species of birds, both local and seasonal, that frequent the ranch. #4 is the uniqueness. Very rarely do we get a ranch of this size and character - a great blend of privacy, natural beauty, and functionality - outstanding land for raising cattle, outstanding land to enjoy complete and total privacy, and outstanding land to enjoy the beauty and bounty of Mother Nature.

THE DOWNSIDES - We always talk about any potentially negative features. The home needs some rehab work. The present owners had a license to grow hemp and used the home for raising seedlings. The bedrooms and family room were modified for that purpose and will need to be converted back. The changes are mostly cosmetic, but there is quite a bit that needs to be done. The driveway in to the ranch home is gravel and fairly steep in places. In wintertime, a 4 wheel drive could be in order. The home elevation is about 2,800 feet so it will get 4-6 inches of snow several times in the winter with occasionally up to a foot. The interior ranch roads are in pretty rough condition and could use some work. At present, best travel is by 4-wheel ATV's and RTV's. With some road work, most any 4 wheel drive vehicle would be fine. Finally, this is a foothill ranch...complete with hillsides and steep areas as well as nice flats. It isn't a candidate for a thoroughbred horse ranch with verdant pastures and white fences. If you want flat, check out the San Joaquin Valley - they have flat.

THE CONCLUSION - There you have it. One of the nicest spots on the mountain. A beautiful ranch with so very much to offer - great grazing land, terrific hunting, awesome scenery, huge vistas, a well-built home, and total privacy. And, if you desire, the hemp permit can be renewed with Fresno County. Everything that someone looking for a terrific $1,000,000 property could ask for. And that brings us to a couple of additional points. Obviously, showing is by appointment only. Potential buyers must submit satisfactory proof of financial capacity prior to any showing. The seller is willing to consider carrying paper for a qualified buyer with an acceptable down payment. The listing agent must be present for all showings. Also, please wear boots or hiking shoes - this isn't high heel or sandal territory.

Still interested? Give us a call - we would love to show you just how special our area is. This is one of the few unspoiled areas of California left and we are very proud of it. Come visit and maybe you will end up being one of our new neighbors.

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