With magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and expansive vistas this 440 acre ranch is located in the heart of the Sierra Valley. With a mile +/- of year round Smithneck Creek flowing through the ranch is irrigated with adjudicated riparian water rights.
Beautiful three tier native meadow grass is raised on 200 acres, yielding 2 – 3 T/acre and is sold as premium equine hay.
The balance of acreage is used for grazing and is currently carrying 55 to 60 pair and 1 bull from May to November. With stored hay cut from the ranch it is capable of carrying that many year round.
The ranch is all fenced and cross fenced in good condition with corrals and chute systems.
The creeks are fenced for riparian pastures with lots of conservation work having been done. Irrigation is accomplished by flooding with 3 concrete dams and ditches from Smithneck Creek. An off creek watering system is in place for cattle with two troughs. 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Act anticipates increased stream flow within 3 – 4 years.
There are no irrigation wells on the property so 2014 Groundwater law has minimal effect on this ranch which is fully compliant with Upper Feather River Watershed Group Outbuildings are older in fair to good condition. They include a 30 x 40 metal shop building w/concrete floor, an equipment barn, hay barn, and tack room. Miscellaneous older farm equipment is negotiable.
The small, but charming, home was built in 1991 with a concrete perimeter foundation and a metal roof. Interior features are an open floorplan, vented skylights, T & G pine lofted ceiling, and a brick and pine divider hearth for the catalytic wood stove with fan driven air heat exchange. Outside the yard has split rail fencing.
Close to the town of Loyalton but very privately located at the end of a private road. The views are magnificent of the surrounding mountains and expanses of the valley. Close by are Frenchman Lake and Lake Davis. A bit, but not much, farther is the Gold Lakes Basin not to mention all the championship golf courses around Graeagle. For the equine, ORV, bike, hiking, snowmobile, enthusiasts USFS trails abound in every direction. Just 40 minutes from either Reno or Truckee, the location and 4 season elevation of 4990’ can’t be beat……..AND, SELLERS WILL CARRY WITH AGREEABLE TERMS!