Standing Rock Ranch
Grass Valley, California
List Price: $2,950,000 – SOLD
Standing Rock Ranch is located in the beautiful rolling oak-studded Sierra Nevada Foothills near Grass Valley and Nevada City California. During the last 60 years, the 739-acre property has had a rich ranching and equestrian history. The property with its spectacular five-bedroom home, swimming pool, and tennis court is now primarily a residence with the pasture land leased for cattle grazing.
The ranch has many possibilities including livestock and equestrian activities along with planting vineyards and much more. A large 10-acre reservoir offers fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and other water sports. Hiking, biking, and horse trails and roads abound, and the snow-capped Sierra as well as the Sutter Buttes in the Sacramento Valley can be seen from the upper ridge of the ranch.
There are two smaller homes on the ranch that could be used for a caretaker/ranch hand or for rental income (as one is currently) and there are numerous barns and outbuildings that could be restored or repurposed.
The ranch is located in Nevada County, near the historic Gold Rush towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City. It is just under an hour to Sacramento along Highway 49 and under two hours from Lake Tahoe. Both Auburn and Grass Valley offer year round activities and gourmet restaurants, wineries, micro-breweries and a number of popular seasonal festivals. Along with major grocery store chains, the towns have plenty of unique antique shops and art galleries.
The ranch topography includes a diverse mixture of meadows and rolling blue oak woodlands in the southern and central portions of the property with steeper chaparral and oak covered hillsides in the northern portion. Site elevations range from approximately 1,500 feet in the southeast to 2,100 feet in the north – above the fog and below the snow.
The Ranch has numerous water features including Wolf Creek in the southeasterly corner, a Nevada Irrigation District Canal and some seasonal wetlands. An approximately 10-acre reservoir is located in the southeastern portion of the ranch north of Lime Kiln Road.
A spectacular 3,450 square foot, five bedroom, four full bath rancho-style home with sweeping views of oak-covered rolling hills is the centerpiece of this remarkable ranch. The private road that winds up a gentle hill to the property arrives at a circular driveway complete with a covered entryway to shelter you and your guests.
The formal living room features a cathedral ceiling, hardwood floors, and is nearly surrounded by windows. A covered balcony wraps around this stunning room to add even more to its appeal.
The chef’s kitchen with its granite countertops, elegant tile work, rich hardwood floors, and large preparation and serving island is designed for entertaining. The flow-through layout features both gas and electric range tops, wood-fire grill, multiple ovens, large refrigerator, dishwasher, trash compactor, and much more.
Striking highlights of the master bedroom include a private balcony and master bath with a large jetted tub that offers a 180-degree view of the ranch. The walk-in shower, two vanities, and other beautiful appointments are consistent with a truly remarkable custom-built estate.
The entire home has recessed lighting, thermal efficient windows, high-quality tiles and fixtures, carpeting, three fireplaces, built-in shelves, and much more. The den is wired for theater-quality sound.
An enclosed patio features a beautiful tiled pool with attached hot tub. The pool house has a changing room, shower, and bathroom. An open air sheltered entertaining area, which overlooks the pool as well as the adjacent tennis court, could be updated with an outdoor kitchen. The home has a five-car detached garage that includes a large RV central bay.
The two additional homes include:
House #1 1 bd, 1 ba 750 sq ft. (currently used as a rental.)
House #2 2 bd, 1 ba
Both are located ¼ mile from the main house near the equestrian facility. Both of these home are in need of some updating/restoration.
Covered Arena, Barns, Outbuildings, and Other Assets
The ranch has a covered arena that contains a small office, four foaling horse stalls, and tack area. The main barn has 20 horse stalls, a small office, and hay storage. There are three livestock shade structures and numerous pastures with cross-fencing. A second large barn on Lime Kiln road measures approximately 80 x 120 feet. After many years of non-use, all are in need of updating/
Wildlife & Recreation
The ranch and surrounding area offer an abundance of wildlife including deer, quail, turkeys, and more. There are great opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and water sports. The 10-acre reservoir has a strong natural bass population. The area is rich in history and there are plenty of interesting landmarks to explore. The nearest skiing is just an hour away at Sugar Bowl.
Water and Irrigation
There are six (6) wells on the property. Two of which have pumps and are in use. The main ranch house well produced approximately 100 gallons per minute when last tested. The equestrian facility and small ranch houses share a well that is located near them and produced approximately 60 gallons per minute when last tested. The other wells are scattered around the ranch and don’t have pumps.
A large Nevada Irrigation District Canal meanders through the ranch. The ranch is currently using 5 miners inches.
Standing Rock Ranch is among a dwindling number of large ranch properties in the Sierra foothills. The topography is absolutely beautiful and when you consider its abundant water features, this ranch has nearly limitless potential as a primary residence, weekend getaway and/or working ranch. Because of the approved Tentative Map, this property also has potential for development.
NOTICE: Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner. Information regarding land classifications,potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee.