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Quinlan Ranch
#NM413953
Rio Arriba, 
17,072.00 acres
Chas. S. Middleton and Son (Sam Middleton) and Hall and Hall (Jeff Buerger) are pleased to announce that we have teamed together to exclusively offer for sale the Quinlan Ranch. The 17,072.12± deeded acre Quinlan Ranch is a superlative mountain hunting property located just three miles west of Chama, New Mexico. The Quinlan, as it is known, spans over 26 square miles in a single block of contiguous land with no private inholdings or public roads across it. In recent years, the nearby Overley Tract was purchased, making a great addition to the Quinlan. The Quinlan itself, comprises of 16,718 acres and the Overley, which is located approximately one-quarter mile south of the Quinlan, is an additional 353.6 acres. The Overley Tract contains a substantial amount of proven water rights, a major portion of which have now been transferred to the Quinlan, used to enhance the Quinlan’s large trout ponds. Offering an unequaled combination of size, privacy, accessibility, and scenery, the Quinlan controls the entire eastern slope of the 9,900 foot Chromo Mountain and is comprised of ecologically diverse and rich mountain and valley floor terrain. This large holding features outstanding big game hunting, expansive vistas, fishing, limitless recreational activities, and numerous water resources that are complimented by excellent infrastructure and quality accommodations. Thoughtful habitat and wildlife management ensures that the Quinlan is home to significant populations of resident elk, mule deer, black bear and turkey. Distinguishing the Quinlan from other western hunting properties is the fact that an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 head of elk from the San Juan Elk Herd migrate through the Quinlan and the neighboring 20,000 acre elk preserve – the Edward Sargent Wildlife Area, each fall. Ownership, family, friends, and clients can easily hunt the Quinlan as it currently receives 63 rifle bull elk permits, 24 bull elk archery permits and 29 cow elk permits from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Numerous trophy elk and mule deer are taken here every year and the ranch has been featured on many outdoor pursuit television shows. Additional trophy and management elk hunting opportunities exist within the on-site Rim Rock Elk Park which is a licensed 2,000± acre high-fenced Class A Game Park. Currently, the Game Park includes approximately 90 adult bulls, 85 cows, 10 yearling females, 7 yearling males, 21 female calves and 23 male calves. Well suited for both private and commercial use, the Quinlan has year-round access off of US Highway 84. Improvements include the 6,678± square foot Garcia Lodge, two “glamping” bathhouses and covered cooking and eating areas, a 10,000± square foot barn with sleeping quarters, office, garage, and state-of-the-art elk handling facilities, as well as several paddock areas for privately owned elk. The ranch also boasts an exceptional internal road network with over 65 miles of private roads, buried water and electrical lines, as well as approximately 40 ponds – several of which are stocked with trout. The listing price includes 100 percent of the appurtenant mineral rights*, all privately owned elk, and an extensive inventory of essential ranch equipment and rolling stock (See Quinlan Ranch Inventory). *Seller believes, but will not warrant, that it owns 100 percent of the appurtenant subsurface mineral rights which will convey with the sale. Buyers are encouraged to retain legal counsel for the purposes of confirming mineral rights ownership. LOCATION Situated in the mountainous country of the upper Chama Valley in northern Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, the Quinlan Ranch lies less than half a mile from the Colorado state line and just three miles west of the historic community of Chama. The western boundary of the majority of the ranch straddles the Continental Divide. The property is adjacent to the Edward Sargent Wildlife Management Area and a short drive from the Carson and Rio Grande National Forests as well as the Jicarilla Apache Nation Reservation and Bill Humphries Wildlife Management Area. Driving time to Pagosa Springs, Colorado and the Stevens Field FBO is 45 minutes from the ranch headquarters. The Stevens Field Airport offers an 8,100 x 100 foot runway capable of landing larger private aircraft as well as new FBO facilities offering a full range of services and amenities. The Wolf Creek Ski Area is located just a few minutes outside of Pagosa Springs and is easily accessible from the ranch. Durango, Colorado and commercial air service at the Durango-La Plata County Airport is a two-hour drive from the ranch. Santa Fe and Taos, the arts and cultural meccas of the Southwest, are each less than two hours to the south and east, respectively. Albuquerque and the Albuquerque International Sunport/airport are a three-hour drive to the south. LOCALE The Chama Valley of northern New Mexico straddles the Rio Chama or Chama River and serves as a transition zone between the high peaks of the San Juan Mountain Range and the painted cliffs and bluffs of the lower elevation San Juan Basin. Located at an elevation of 7,800 feet, the valley floor is lined with lush meadows, willows, and ancient cottonwood stands. Elevations rise to the north and east with the 12,021 foot Chama Peak anchoring the northern head of the valley. The eastern backdrop of the valley is the San Juan Mountain Range with many peaks and mountain tops rising to elevations in excess of 10,000 feet. The valley opens to the San Juan Basin to the west. Relatively undiscovered, the Chama Valley is controlled by large private holdings and expansive tracts of state and federal lands. The general aesthetic is more in line with the mountainous regions of southern Colorado. Here, views are dominated by the snow-capped peaks, aspen and pine forests, and giant ponderosas that rise dramatically above the river bottom. From its headwaters just a few miles to the north in Colorado, the trout-laden Rio Chama flows through the community of Chama and continues south for nearly 130 miles to its eventual confluence with the Rio Grande. The nearby community of Chama, New Mexico, sits near the head of the Chama Valley and just south of the Colorado state line. An historic 1880s railroad town, Chama has long enjoyed a strong ranching and agricultural-based culture. Thanks to its mountain location and limitless recreation opportunities, the community has quietly gained notoriety as a four-season mountain destination. In addition to exceptional angling and hunting, Chama also provides hiking, trail rides, snowmobiling, proximity to excellent skiing at the Wolf Creek Ski Area and Taos Ski Valley. Chama is the home to the Cumbres & Toltec narrow-gauge railroad. The Cumbres & Toltec’s historic coal-fired steam engine provides scenic train rides through the mountains of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. In addition to the year-round activities, Chama and the greater Chama Valley have become a place where hunters arrive from around the world to pursue trophy elk and mule deer in what is arguably some of the best game habitat imaginable. HISTORY The Quinlan Ranch has been under only two ownerships since 1912 when the property was purchased and operated by Ed Sargent and later, his heirs, the Quinlan Family. A pioneering rancher in northern New Mexico, Mr. Sargent accumulated tens of thousands of acres of ideal mountain property in the region which he and his family members ranched for decades. The neighboring Edward Sargent Wildlife Area which borders the Quinlan to the east for over eight miles and was also previously owned by Mr. Sargent, is named after him. The Peters family from Santa Fe acquired the 12,000± deeded acre Quinlan Ranch from the Quinlan family in 2005. In 2007, the Peters family added over 4,000 additional acres to this holding through the acquisitions of the adjacent Garcia Ranch. The addition of the Garcia Ranch increased the size of the Quinlan 16,718± deeded acres. More recently, the Peters family added the nearby Overley Tract containing 353.6 acres. GENERAL DESCRIPTION Traveling west on US Highway 84 just three miles from Chama, New Mexico, one’s first glimpse of the Quinlan Ranch is of its lower elevation southern boundary and the Willow Creek drainage. This open valley sits at an elevation of just over 7,700 feet and rises in elevation to the north and west into rolling hills, ridges, and draws interspersed with open parks and stands of ponderosa pine and mountain oak. Following Willow Creek to the north, one encounters a series of large trout ponds, and a 100-acre food plot. To the east of Willow Creek is the Rim Rock Elk Park breeding pens, elk handling and facilities buildings, and the southern fence line of Rim Rock Elk Park. To the west of Willow Creek is the “Garcia” portion of the ranch which includes the aforementioned food plot and a side valley that is home to the horse camp, complete with a bathhouse, large-group dining shelter, as well as “glamping” sites. Comprised of rolling hills, the Garcia is a blend of open parks and large stands of oak with intermittent ponderosa and juniper trees. Situated at the southern end of the Garcia is the aptly named Garcia Lodge. Built for the purpose of housing and entertaining guests, the lodge is conveniently accessed from the highway. Set on a hillside overlooking the Chama Valley, Garcia Lodge sits in a location where it will not impact wildlife. Effectively separating the lower and southern portion of the ranch from the upper mountain country are a series of broad slopes and rimrock capped buttes that juts out dramatically above the landscape. Separated by a series of canyons and smaller drainages, these buttes top out at over 8,700 feet. From their respective summits, one can enjoy expansive views of the valley floor below. The easternmost buttes on the ranch are contained within the Rim Rock Elk Park. The game park runs along a portion of the eastern boundary of the ranch and is comprised largely of steeply timbered slopes that give way to benches and open meadows at the lower elevations. To the north and behind the buttes is the center of the ranch. Accessed by a number of internal roads, this portion of the ranch is defined by broad basins with large trout ponds and grass-laden meadows. The basins are intersected by a series of ridges and are ringed on all sides by mountain slopes covered with aspen groves, pine, and oak forests. Willow Creek winds down from its headwater at the north end of the ranch through one of the broad valleys here before dropping into a canyon and down to the southern end of the property. Water resources are numerous with a number of ponds scattered throughout the various drainages and small creeks feeding down from higher elevations. These open meadows and water sources are heavily utilized by the wildlife that bed among the surrounding ridges and mountain slopes. Elevations along the basin floors begin at around 8,100 feet and rise to the east to over 8,700 feet along the summit of the long ridge that serves as the eastern border of the property. From the top of this ridge one can survey the ranch’s undulating interior reaches back to the west and north and look down to the east upon the neighboring Edward Sargent Wildlife Area. Elevations climb more gradually to the west and top out at over 8,600 feet along a series of knobs along the western boundary line which is the North American Continental Divide. From the center of the ranch, elevations ascend to the north, with the terrain becoming more mountainous in nature and forested with large stands of aspen, spruce, and fir. Anchoring the northwestern end of the ranch is 9,900 foot Chromo Mountain. The Quinlan controls the entire eastern slope of this mountain which is heavily timbered and serves as a sanctuary for large numbers of elk. The High Camp is also located here and provides guests with a high-country destination from which they can relax and enjoy a meal or even a hot shower. Strategically located ponds and an eight-acre trout lake sit at the base of Chromo Mountain – all of which draw wildlife out of the timbered mountainside. A series of forested ridges separated by drainages with open valley floors define the northern end of the ranch. The origination point for Willow Creek is also located here and sits just within the property boundary. The Edward Sargent Wildlife Area is the neighbor to the north and east. Large, privately held ranches are the neighbors to the west and northwest. From the higher points of the upper or northern portion of the ranch, one can survey miles of the Quinlan Ranch to the south, or look north to Chama Peak and the San Juan Mountains. IMPROVEMENTS When the Peters family acquired the Quinlan Ranch it was a traditional livestock property with the only improvements being a tin-tack structure, a few horse pens, as well as a 1,500-acre game park that was lacking trophy genetics. There was some fencing in place, but no electricity, no water development or wells, no facilities for employees or guests, and no fishing. Internal roads were limited and those in the northern portion of the ranch were so impassable that all hunting was conducted on horseback. With quality habitat enhancement and thoughtful improvement and infrastructure development, the Peters family has molded the property into a destination sporting property – all while preserving the ranch’s native environment. GARCIA LODGE Conveniently located on a hillside overlooking the Chama Valley is the 6,678± square foot Garcia Lodge. This two-story lodge features 11 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, a commercial kitchen and large dining area, as well as the ranch’s gathering place, a grand room with a river rock fireplace. Well-suited as a commercial or corporate lodge or personal retreat, Garcia Lodge is comfortably furnished and easily accessed off of Highway 64. HORSE CAMP The horse camp is tucked into a private valley to the east of Willow Creek in the southern end of the ranch. Primarily utilized during the ranch’s large trail riding events, the camp includes “glamping” sites, a large kitchen shelter with a hot water sink and grills as well as a dining shelter. Complete with propane lighting and views of the ranch’s rimrock outcroppings, the dining shelter accommodates over 70 guests. The third primary structure at the horse camp is a large bathhouse with a large storage area, four toilets, six showers and four sinks with hot water provided by two on-demand water heaters. HIGH CAMP Utilized as a destination for trail rides and rest and relief area for anglers and hunters in the northern reaches of the ranch, the high camp features a large shelter structure, water catchment system with storage tanks, as well as a bathhouse with a tub, showers and sinks with hot water, as well as toilets. FACILITIES BARN Sited in the southeastern corner of the property is the 10,000± square foot barn that serves as the base of ranch operations for the Quinlan. In addition to containing offices, the barn has living quarters with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a kitchen capable of housing a 12-member guide team. Included in the shop is a large garage or repair shop with a gantry, truck lift, and a walk-in cooler for game. The elk handling facility for the private elk herd is also housed within the barn. A series of handling pens, alleys, and a hydraulic chute with an overhead gangway ensures safe and easy handling of private elk for both herd health maintenance and artificial insemination purposes. A fenced alleyway links the barn to numerous paddock areas which are utilized by trophy breeder bull elk and cow elk. The barnyard has two large grain bins for the storage of alfalfa pellets as well as an additional elevated bin for Antler Max supplemental feed. Two double-walled 5,000 gallon tanks in the barnyard are used to provide fuel to hunting vehicles and heavy equipment. INFRASTRUCTURE In addition to constructing the improvements needed to sustain their operations, the Peters family has continually improved the Quinlan Ranch’s infrastructure. One of the first projects the family undertook was to open access up to the ranch by rebuilding the internal road system. Investing in a road grader and bulldozer, the family turned nearly impassible two-track jeep roads into nearly 65 miles of quality ranch roads. Road base materials have been placed on the most heavily traveled roads and two semi loads worth of culverts were put in place to divert runoff drainage. Along with the private road system, seven miles of buried power lines, as well as 15 miles of water lines, were installed. A well was also put in place as was a water collection system along Willow Creek that pumps water into two 10,000-gallon storage tanks with a radio controlled float system. This water system feeds over 50 water spigots that supply water to the barn, horse pens, elk pens, bathhouse, horse camp kitchen and potential future cabin sites. A solar powered radio system was also installed to ensure guides and staff can communicate from every corner of the property. In 2008 the Peters family initiated a multi-year water catchment and water feature improvement project. Signature lakes including the Honeymoon and Willow Creek Lakes as well as a number of stock ponds were first reconstructed. New stock ponds were constructed, and in each of the last ten years, additional fishing lakes were built or deepened in order to improve trout habitat. The ranch retained the services of Joe Urbani and Urbani Fisheries, LLC, a leading provider of aquatic habitat enhancement and stream, river, and lake reconstruction out of Bozeman, Montana to oversee and improve its trout habitat and development work. With Mr. Urbani’s oversight, the ranch added aquatic benches and agri drains to existing trout ponds. Aquatic bug and plant life quality were enhanced and the ranch now provides excellent still water trout fishing on a number of bodies of private water. These significant hydrological projects greatly benefitted wildlife, opened the door to an angling clientele base, and reshaped the ranch’s aesthetic look and feel. An eight-foot-high game fence contains the 2,000-acre Rim Rock Elk Park which is located in the very rugged and mountainous terrain in the southeastern portion of the ranch. The park has been improved through a series of projects including removal of underbrush, logging of key areas identified by a forester, extensive reseeding of grasses, and additional roads through and around the park perimeter. Wildlife habitat improvement practices continue to be implemented on the ranch. Along with a noxious weed control program, the ranch utilizes forestry management practices with logging conducted in key wildlife crossing corridors and other areas identified by a forestry consultant, as well as remediation of logging sites left from the prior owners. In addition to the forestry work, the ranch has tilled and seeded areas of the ranch that were previously overgrazed by cattle. These food plots, including a 100-acre food plot located on the west bank of lower Willow Creek, are now well-utilized by wildlife. CLIMATE Located at an elevation of 7,800± feet and receiving an average of 300 days of sunshine, Chama enjoys a favorable year-round climate. Summertime temperatures reach into the high 70’s and the mid 80’s, while average daytime winter temperatures typically range between the 30’s to mid 40’s. Boasting a remarkable year-round climate, the average snowfall is nearly 100 inches, with annual precipitation over 20 inches. HUNTING OPERATIONS The Quinlan Ranch stands alone as a property with a large-scale commercial hunting operation that provides high rates of success for trophy elk – year in and year out. The ranch also offers excellent hunts for trophy mule deer, black bear, mountain lion, as well as spring turkey. As a result of its location, land stewardship practices, professional staff, facilities, and quality game management, the Quinlan has become a top destination for hunters across the globe as well as a popular filming destination for a number of outdoor pursuit television shows. Indicative of the ranch’s rise to prominence in the upper echelons of the hunting world are the facts that the ranch can command a premium price for its hunts and that the hunts are booked well in advance of the hunting seasons. The ranch sells and conducts over 80 guided wild bull elk hunts each year. The following page has current pricing for various hunting and fishing packages. Contributing greatly to the success of the Quinlan’s hunting program is a professional and knowledgeable hospitality and guide staff. Both the hospitality and guide staff have been working on the ranch for years and their collective and individual knowledge of the operations, terrain, and wildlife is unmatched. Additional preserve elk hunts are also available within the ranch’s 2,000-acre Rim Rock Elk Park which is a Class A Game Park. This park or hunting preserve provides hunters with the ability to choose their own hunting dates and harvest trophy elk scoring up to and in excess of 450” SCI. Though the park is a destination hunt for some, it also provides hunters who have filled their wild elk tags with the opportunity to purchase and take a second elk during their stay. Hunters also have the opportunity to harvest bison while on the Quinlan. Ownership has invested significant resources into developing the genetics and health of their private elk herd to the point that Rim Rock Elk Park now possesses arguably the finest trophy quality of any game park in New Mexico. In addition to implementing an artificial insemination (AI) program, the ranch utilizes trophy bull elk as back-up breeders to ensure high conception rates. Further bolstering of genetics and trophy quality came through acquisitions of elk from certified elk breeders. Elk originating from a herd in Oregon as well as three loads of cow elk and trophy bulls with an average SCI score of 450” from Canada were brought to the ranch. The largest bull killed in the park scored 497 inches. The ranch typically conducts between 15 to 20 trophy elk hunts a year in the park in addition to a number of management bull elk and cow hunts as needed. Bison are a relatively new addition to the hunting options and a growing number of these hunts are being sold. ANGLING OPERATIONS The Quinlan and the Chama area in general are quietly emerging as a fly fishing destination for those looking to distance themselves from the crowds found to the immediate north in Colorado. As the ranch continued to acquire additional water rights and build and improve upon its stillwater fisheries, it realized another revenue stream in the form of a growing base of angling clients. These individuals and groups from Orvis-endorsed fly fishing shops from Huston to Phoenix are now making annual trips to the ranch. Anglers can book multiple-night or day fishing trips directly through the ranch. The Quinlan has partnered with Land of Enchantment Guides, a top fly fishing guide service in northern New Mexico, to provide a high-quality guided fishing experience for its angling guests. Most fishing is done from a fleet of ClackaCraft drift boats scattered among the larger lakes of the ranch. In all, the ranch features quality trout angling on eight private lakes and ponds. GENERAL RECREATION In addition to offering first-rate hunting and angling, the Quinlan provides guided ranch tours, horseback riding, nature and birding hikes, mountain biking, target shooting, as well as cooking classes. Large trail riding groups in excess of 70 people have also begun to gather on the ranch each summer. Utilizing the horse camp facilities and riding the endless trails within the property for days at a time, these guests trailer pedigreed horses to the Quinlan from across the southwest. The trail riding group includes a large contingent of riders from Aspen, Colorado who return to the ranch for multiple rides each year. AGRICULTURAL OPERATION The Quinlan Ranch has long served as quality summer pasture for cattle. Well grassed, the ranch has water resources throughout and is perfectly suited for cattle grazing. Though current management practices are focused on managing for wildlife, the ranch has easily supported in excess of 2,000 head of cattle during the summer grazing season. Current ownership has run up to 1,000 head, but currently limits grazing to 150 cow/calf pairs on the southern end of the ranch. WATER RESOURCES Willow Creek and its numerous tributaries are the primary sources of water for the property. During their tenure, the Peters family has extensively engineered, constructed, and improved the ranch’s water resources. The acquisition and transfer of additional valuable water rights to the ranch has greatly benefited all manner of animal life. These water rights have also allowed the ranch to irrigate food plots and build and fill a total of eight stocked trout ponds ranging in size from just over one acre to over eight acres in size. There are several springs located throughout the property as well as over 30 earthen ponds that hold water for wildlife and cattle. Domestic water is provided by three wells that have been developed to provide water for this purpose. New ownership will realize the benefits of the valuable water rights and development for decades to come. WILDLIFE RESOURCES New Mexico’s Game Management Unit (GMU) 4 is highly regarded as a trophy elk and mule deer unit. In addition to large populations of resident elk and mule deer, the entirety of GMU 4 serves as a massive migration corridor and wintering range for elk migrating south from the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. The unit is comprised nearly entirely of private land and borders the famed Jicarilla Apache Nation – which is arguably the top trophy mule deer destination in North America. With the exception of some areas of BLM lands, the vast majority of public lands found within GMU 4 are comprised of the Sargent, Humphries, and Rio Chama Wildlife Management Areas. Public land hunting licenses and access within GMU 4 are restricted to these Wildlife Management Areas. These licenses are very limited in number and only available to the public through the regular license application process. The Quinlan is located within GMU 4 and shares its eastern boundary with the Sargent Wildlife Management area for nearly eight miles. The “Sargent”, as it is known, is a non-motorized use area that is widely regarded for excellent elk hunting. Managed as its own game unit within the greater Unit 4, the Sargent is one of the few hunting units in New Mexico to receive a “Quality” designation from the Game and Fish Department. As such, hunting licenses for this neighboring property are highly sought after and difficult to obtain. The Quinlan’s location in the north central portion of GMU 4 places it in a literal sweet spot between high country summer habitat to the north and lower elevation wintering grounds to the south. Not only does the ranch lay in the path of thousands of migrating elk each fall, its favorable elevation and habitat ensure it is home to a large population of resident elk throughout the year. Because of quality land management, sound hunting practices, and the development of its food plots, the Quinlan is now retaining a higher number of the migratory elk throughout the hunting seasons that would have otherwise passed through the ranch. In addition to the elk, serious mule deer hunters will recognize that the ranch’s location in Rio Arriba County places it in one of the top trophy mule deer locales in North America. Mule deer drop their fawns on the property each spring and numerous bands of bucks and does reside on it until the snows in late November push them to their wintering range just a few miles to the south. Strong populations of Merriam’s turkey as well as healthy numbers of black bear and some mountain lions reside in and are hunted on the Quinlan. In addition to the big game, the ranch provides vital habitat for a wide range of wildlife. Mule deer populations are strong and the Quinlan Ranch has a demonstrated track record of producing trophy mule deer. With the exception of the occasional management deer, the smaller bucks harvested score between 170” and 185”. Deer scoring between 185” and 195” are taken each year and bucks up to 220” have been taken in recent years. Success rates on deer hunts are nearly 100 percent. FISHERY RESOURCES A total of seven impoundments on the ranch have been stocked with brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout. Professionally designed habitat within these fisheries promotes healthy aquatic plant life and trout populations that produce trout in the two to five-plus pound range. Fly fishing and spin fishing are excellent in these catch and release only waters and as a result, the ranch now has a loyal following of sportsmen and women who visit the Quinlan for the sole purpose of angling. Having the trout impoundments located throughout the ranch provides anglers with a diverse set of angling locations and opportunity. Fishing from the banks as well as the ranch’s fleet of ClackaCraft drift boats is enjoyed by anglers of all skill levels. The ranch’s fly fishing guides also have access to additional private water on the nearby Chama River as well as other private fisheries. MINERALS The Peters family recognized the importance of mineral rights ownership and has acquired mineral rights that had been previously severed from the land. A new owner will realize the benefits of these efforts both in terms of the potential future monetary value of those rights, as well as for the purpose of controlling future decisions related to land stewardship. The Seller believes, but will not warrant, that it owns 100 percent of the appurtenant subsurface mineral rights which will convey with the sale. Buyers are encouraged to retain legal counsel for the purposes of confirming mineral rights ownership. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION To further preserve and protect wildlife habitat, the Quinlan Ranch granted a conservation easement on a small portion of the ranch to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in 1998. This easement is limited to 900 acres of mountainous land located in the extreme north end of the ranch. Under the terms of the easement, the ranch retains the right to hunt these 900 acres, but agrees to preserve and protect them for the natural habitat and continued ecological benefit of New Mexico wildlife. Upon request, a copy of this conservation easement will be furnished. The balance of the ranch is not encumbered by any conservation easements. BROKER’S COMMENTS Property taxes on the Quinlan Ranch are extremely reasonable, being approximately $8,899 per year, or approximately 52˘ per acre. The Quinlan Ranch is a place where the timbered mountain slopes of the Southern Rockies meet the mesas, buttes, and dramatic cloudscapes of the American Southwest. Imbued with beauty, the Quinlan’s productive lands have become a gathering place where lifelong friendships are created, experiences are shared, and lasting memories are made. Well-suited for both private and commercial use, the Quinlan represents an opportunity to acquire 17,072.12± acres of gorgeous mountain property with unmatched privacy and big game hunting. The ranch has excellent access and is minutes from the historic mountain community of Chama and just south of the amenities, skiing, and FBO in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Recognizing the potential these lands held, the Peters family purchased the property and began transforming it into a top of the list ranch and recreational destination. This transformation included years of professional wildlife, habitat and water resource enhancement, the procurement of neighboring lands, as well as the securing of valuable water and mineral rights. Combined with quality improvement and infrastructure development, the Quinlan Ranch now offers something for everyone and can be easily acquired and enjoyed by new ownership for years to come. The Quinlan Ranch, with all of its amenities, is priced on essentially a turn-key basis at $39,950,000, or $2,340 per acre. This package includes all permanent improvements, all minerals, license to use the Quinlan Ranch name, all elk located within the Rim Rock Game Park, along with an extensive inventory of equipment/rolling stock.
$39,950,000

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Cimarron Valley Ranch
#CO261406
Baca, 
45,039.00 acres
Spreading over 45,000 contiguous acres in Southeast Colorado rests the Cimarron Valley Ranch, located between Elkhart, Kansas and Keyes, Oklahoma.  Over 70 square miles of cattle ranch includes approximately 22 miles of the historic Cimarron River running from Oklahoma into Colorado, coming within two miles of bridging the Comanche National Grasslands to the Cimarron National Grasslands in Kansas.  These two national grasslands, along with state land in Oklahoma, connects this ranch to almost a million acres of public land. The Cimarron Valley Ranch truly offers incredible diversity in regard to terrain, wildlife, livestock grazing, income opportunities and more.Overview: This is an extremely rare opportunity to own a ranch that currently supports 1,600 mother cows while managing some of the best hunting in the country.  The river bottom on this ranch averages just under a mile wide for the entire length of the ranch (22 miles) providing excellent soils, water, rotational grazing, excellent habitat and grass.  This mega-ranch is very diverse with wild game and is inhabited by Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Elk, White-tailed Deer, Rio Grande Turkeys, Bobwhite Quail, and Blue Quail.  It is not unlikely to hunt bugling elk with over-the-counter licenses the same day as working dogs on large coveys of bobwhite and blue quail. Cattle Operation: Currently the ranch has over 1,600 mother cows and there is abundant grass and excellent water. The cattle operation is under excellent management and the program is about stewardship and balance between the improvement of wildlife habitat and the management and improvement of cattle grazing resources. The ranch is very well-watered, and the fences and working facilities are in good condition. The river bottom and the diversity of the landscape allow for rotational grazing at its finest.  With an excellent mix of grasses during all seasons and access to running calves on wheat pasture and triticale, this operation will put excellent pounds of gain on cattle.  The turn-key headquarters has good holding corrals, ranch manager facilities, barns, sheds and cattle working facilities.Water: The ranch is rich in water and provides sustainability for game and livestock alike. Currently 10 pivots are in place with quality water supply, and 10 additional pivots are approved with permits for doubling the tillable crop ground to increase the carrying capacity to 2,000 head. Over 40 stock tanks are littered throughout the ranch and The Cimarron River runs underground through most of the property, with watering holes and ponds littered along the river bottom.Game Management: With over 18 square miles of tree covered river bottom, wildlife has year around protection, excellent nesting cover, ample water and plenty of room for habitual movement. The well-managed property has over 780 acres of food plots in the river bottom with 14 high quality shooting houses.  The plots are planted with wheat, triticale, milo, sorghum and some turnips.  This acreage is accretion ground and has excellent soils that make up almost 10,000 acres of very fertile grass and cropland in just the river bottom. Big Game Hunting: This area is famous for excellent quality animals with respect to mule deer and white-tailed deer, but also offers a resident herd of elk year around! It is expected that the next state record white-tail may come from this area or the Arkansas River drainage to the north. It is not uncommon to have free range white-tails over 175 inches and much larger.  The ranch has world class animals with many mule deer over 180 inches and an elk herd that is improving each year with great crop and habitat practices. The ranch receives a good number of deer tags as vouchers in Colorado and Oklahoma allows for two buck licenses.  Elk tags for bull elk are over the counter and the season runs from September to January with any legal method of take.  In Colorado, the elk licenses are classified as “C Tag”, which means you can harvest a bull and buy another tag! This works very well for game managers as this tool helps on taking inferior animals out of the herd.  Elk quality in this area varies, but with such a large tract, some management can improve quality.  There have been bulls killed on the ranch up to 370 inches. In a nutshell, this property holds excellent numbers of fine animals and the game laws in Colorado and Oklahoma for this area lend well for the serious hunters. Quail: The quail populations on the ranch are World Class.  Blue Quail or Scaled Quail inhabit the hillsides on the upper sides of the river bottom and present excellent sporting opportunities for wing shooting.  Bobwhite Quail are prolific along the river bottom and are currently in record numbers on the ranch.  It is not uncommon to bust 20 plus coveys of 25-35 birds per day on the ranch.  The mixed bag of Bobs and Blues and two states to hunt make the opportunity even better. Pheasants: There are pheasants finding the great habitat planted along the river.  A great spring will offer excellent hatches next fall! There are over 600,000 acres of public land adjacent to this ranch with excellent wildlife populations. Believe me when you plant food and provide water they show up! Waterfowl: Waterfowl hunting on the ranch is undeveloped, but the land is located in a good area for traffic of waterfowl.  Improvement of sloughs and some ponds could greatly enhance the waterfowl hunting. The Lesser Prairie Chicken: The Lesser Prairie Chicken can be found on the southern portion of the ranch. This area of Colorado, Oklahoma and adjoining Kansas Cimarron National Grassland hold and grow a good number of Lesser Prairie Chicken.  This area is considered one of the premier spots to observe the birds. The lesser prairie chicken is listed on the endangered species list so hunting is not allowed. Locally, the Lesser Prairie Chicken primarily inhabits sand-sage prairie south of the Cimarron River, a strip about two to five miles wide.The Lesser Prairie Chicken is similar in appearance to the Greater Prairie Chicken, although it is slightly smaller and its air sacs on its neck are red-orange in color, whereas the greater has yellow-orange air sacs. Lesser Prairie Chickens are dependent upon rangeland conditions. Sand-sage prairie, with its mixture of short and mid-grasses, sagebrush, and yucca components, provides the birds with nesting and brood rearing cover, and food.The Lodge: There is a 7,000 square foot lodge, which was built in 2005 and has 7 bedrooms and 7 baths and is in first class condition.  The lodge offers a commercial kitchen and excellent open floor plan with high ceilings and an indoor wood burning fireplace.  There is an exciting trap range just out the back door for owners’ enjoyment.  The main lodge sits overlooking the Cimarron River and some low water ponds in the river bottom.  Privacy is at its best on the Cimarron Valley Ranch offering good access with only one road in and one road out.  Cimarron National Grassland: The Cimarron National Grassland, located just 2.5 miles east on the river, is one of twenty National Grasslands administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Located within Morton and Stevens Counties in southwestern Kansas, the Cimarron National Grassland contains 108,175 acres.Comanche National Grassland: The Comanche National Grassland includes over 440, 000 acres in southeastern Colorado. On the Comanche National Grassland, you can explore southeastern Colorado’s rich history. The Grassland has many stories to tell, from dinosaurs roaming the shoreline of a vast lake 150 million years ago, to Mexican and American traders traveling the Santa Fe Trail 150 years ago.The Santa Fe Trail: The Santa Fe Trail goes through immediate area and across the ranch.  This rich historic trail offers many tails of long ago.  It truly signifies that the West is and was a great place!  This ranch, with its ability to connect two large national grasslands, is very rare.  We may never see another time to accomplish such an important task.Ranch Landscape: Rock cliffs, cottonwood groves, grassy fields, yucca and sage brush are scattered throughout the land. Elevation ranges from 3,150 to 3,540 feet. Seasonal variety is provided by native grasses and riparian vegetation along the Cimarron River. The geology of the area includes sandstone, shale, limestone, sand and gravel.Area Climate: The climate here is characterized by mild winters, hot dry summers and cool evenings. Spring and Fall seasons have moderate temperatures accompanied by an occasional windy day. Precipitation, usually less than 19 inches per year, is concentrated from April to September. Snowfall is minimal and short-lived. This ranch has such diversity it is hard to explain. Twenty-two miles of highly productive river bottom within 2.5 miles of connecting the Cimarron National Grassland with the Comanche National Grassland is truly amazing. Grazing, hunting, history, improvements, irrigation, cattle and wildlife!  The production potential and sheer vast amounts of highly productive land on this operation make it a very rare offering.  Please give us a call for a private showing of this fine ranch. *Listing excludes Cattle, Equipment & Land Minerals. 
$39,900,000

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Lakeridge Homestead 4000
#WA251971
Grant, 
4,000.00 acres
LHR4000 is one of the largest parcels of urban-proximity waterfront property in Washington State w/4000+ acres and approximately 5.5 miles of undeveloped lakefront. The property has existing water rights of 3,000 gallons per minute w/multiple withdrawal points. Zoning is RR1. Would be a great Master Planned Community. 3 Pivots for Farming on property. Part of land is leased to a livestock contractor. Please set appt to walk property.
$38,800,000

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Half Circle L Ranch
#FL458798
Collier, 
9,805.00 acres
Half Circle L Ranch is a 9824 +/- acre ranch and farming operation located near Immokalee Florida. This property is one of the last large contiguous land holdings available in southwest Florida. This property has been owned and managed by the same family for 4 generations and has great hunting, farming and ranching operations. The ranch land consist of improved pasture, oak and palm hammocks along with old world cypress strands. The ranch currently runs 800 cow calf pairs. The property has cattle pens, working chutes, and holding pens to support the cattle operations. The ranch land offers excellent hunting with all major species offered in Florida. Osceola Turkey, Whitetail Deer and hogs are abundant. There are two hunting lodge areas which have nice cabins, skinning rooms and walk in coolers. All these areas have back up generators to ensure power when needed.. . There are 1,528 +/ net farm acres on this property. The farmland is currently leased to excellent farm tenants. The leases are annual leases with excellent income potential for the prospective buyer. Other income sources consist of timber, sod and palmetto berry harvest. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a great working ranch/agribusiness in southwest Florida.
$37,897,000

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Western NE Large Scale Farming Operation Property
#NE262804
Perkins, 
11,680.00 acres
This very productive, irrigated and dryland farm offers you 11,680 total acres (8,480 deeded with optional 3,200+/- leased). Located in western Nebraska, this is an area with highly sought-after farmland and may be one of the best, well-run farming practices on the market today. It offers abundant soft water (livestock-quality), excellent soils, good access to markets, 3-phase power, and well-maintained improvements. LOCATION/ACCESS Fertile Farmland • Abundant Water • Nearby Resources Located in Perkins and Chase County, Nebraska, this farming operation is in an optimal area for great production and profitable farming. This area of Nebraska raises several million bushels of grain each year. Within a 35-mile radius of the farm, you have several grain elevators on the railroad that give competitive bids for grain; several feedlots to where you can contract silage, hay, and grain; an ethanol plant at Madrid that buys corn; and a 7,000 head organic dairy that is planning to expand. The impressive grain elevator in Venango boasts the ability to load more railroad cars than any other elevator in the nation. The nearest town is Grant, NE (population 1,165), with Madrid to the east, Ogallala to the north, Brandon to the west, and Imperial to the south. State Highway 23 runs east-west directly through town, and State Highway 61 runs north to I-80 only 20 miles up the road. Chase and Perkins County have an average of 20-21 inches of precipitation a year in the form of rain, sleet, and snow. The majority of annual precipitation falls from March 14 to November 7, with the highest concentration of rainfall from mid-May through mid-June, making this an ideal grain-producing area. LAND DESCRIPTION 11,680 total acres • Deep Soils • Excellent production The farm offers highly desirable farm ground, including some irrigated acres, some dry cropland, and 31 acres of building sites. The farm contains multiple separate tracts of ground, located within a 15-minute region of each other. The 11,680 total acres include approximately 8,480 deeded acres plus 3,200 optional school land leased acres. The acreage is broken down as follows: Deeded Acres: • Approximately 2,120 deeded acres of center pivot irrigated cropland (under 13 center pivots) • Approximately 6,360 deeded acres of dry cropland including 31 acres of building sites Leased acres: • Approximately 750 acres of leased irrigated ground under 6 pivots • Approximately 2450 acres of leased dryland. Current farming activities produce approximately 5,000 tons of dry matter per year. Additionally, you could potentially use for the property for a cattle operation and/or an organic farm operation. As a cattle feeding operation, you could grow your own silage, hay, and grain to feed your own cattle. You could also start a custom feeding operation. You can buy wet distillers’ grain from the Madrid ethanol plant, and the close location to markets makes this an ideal location to feed cattle. Also, the farm is centrally located between three major beef packing plants. As an organic farm operation, you would enjoy the benefit of deep, fertile soils, local access to manure and compost, good irrigation, and good rainfall. All these factors make this farm highly suited for organics. Another attractive improvement you could build is your own grain elevator, as the farm has land adjacent to the BNSF Railroad. BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS 3 Homes • 5 building sites • Grain storage The improvements on the property are clean, well-kept and in good condition. They are located across 5 different building sites. Summary of Improvements: • 3 homes • Attached 4-car garage on main home • Studio apartment • 4 large metal buildings • 4 utility buildings • Multiple sheds and other improvements • Grain storage for 393,100 bushels • 3 complete RV motorhome hookups • And much more! One improvement worth pointing out is a 100-ft Base Tower for Trimble GPS Guidance that belongs to the farm. This saves the farm around $15,000 per year in subscription fees to the Case IH Network. Building Site 1: Custom Luxury Home, 4-Car Garage, and Shop Building site 1 features the newest buildings, including an impressive custom home, a 4-car attached garage, and a state-of-the-art metal shop building, all built in 2010. If you need an indication of the profitability of the farm, just take a look at this house. This property is located 1 mile west of Grant, Nebraska, in part of the NW 1/4 of Section 15, T10N, R39W, Perkins County. It can be severed from the sale of the farm if the buyer desires to buy just one or the other. MAIN HOME The main home at the headquarters is a custom home designed by the current owners and built in 2010 to impeccable standards of workmanship. This single-level home with 2,891 square feet, 3 bedrooms, and 2.5 baths is a showpiece property that would be impressive anywhere in the country. As you enter the home, the feeling of elegance hits you as you pass delicate, arched columns. When you walk in the door, you’ll notice the gorgeous circular tilework decoration on the floor, the dining room chandelier, and the rich color of the knotty alder trim and cabinetry. The house abounds with high-quality upgrades. All windows and most doors are Pella brand. The home is roofed with Heritage asphalt shingles. Rooms in the home include a master bedroom with bathroom and walk-in closet, 2 more bedrooms, 1.5 more bathrooms, an office, kitchen, formal dining room, and formal sitting room. The kitchen features state-of-the-art cabinets and a built-in china cabinet. Granite countertops grace the counters and kitchen island, and when you host a large party, you’ll be able to prepare a huge spread of food with ease, thanks to 3 ovens, a 6-burner stovetop, and 2 sinks. The master bedroom breathes luxury, and when you step into the spacious walk-in shower, you’ll be greeted with multiple showerhead options for every preference. And the office! You’ll instantly feel like an executive when you sit down at the curved desk, surrounded by rich cabinetry, shelves for your books, and storage space for all your files. You can fall in love with this house guilt-free, as it is an eco-friendly house, built with a brick and stucco exterior over 12” ICF (Insulating Concrete Form) walls. Geothermal heating and cooling come from plastic coils in the 12’ deep pond in the backyard, and 12 to 14-foot high ceilings help this home stay naturally cooler on hot days. The interior of the home includes carpet and decorative ceramic tile flooring, painted drywall walls, and many amenities. A fireplace adds warmth and atmosphere to the living room, and ceiling-mounted surround-sound speakers in the house and patio allow you to play your favorite music all through the house. Large TV screens are mounted in every room of the house except the bathrooms (including the garage and the patio). The exterior of the home includes a 649-foot patio with spectacular views of the surrounding fields and countryside. In the backyard, brick steps descend to a 12-foot deep pond with tasteful landscaping, adding to the calm serenity of your surroundings. OUTBUILDINGS The 4-car attached garage is 36’ x 60’ (2,160 square feet) and has the same amount of craftsmanship as the house. It includes 4 electric overhead doors for ease of access of 4 vehicles, a full cement floor, custom-built cabinetry, and a kitchen area. The garage is also built of the same 12-inch ICF concrete walls as the home, and it is heated and cooled geothermally. Just outside the garage, the cement driveway can also be heated geothermally to melt ice and snow. A stone’s throw away from the garage is a state-of-the-art, 84’ x 100’ metal shop building, also built in 2010. This shop includes space to store all your toys, from RV’s to boats to ATVs and other equipment. The shop is heated and cooled geothermally as well as being insulated. It includes a full concrete floor, fluorescent lights, ceiling fans, a floor drain, 110- and 220-volt electrical service, and its own bathroom. Three access doors allow for easy access, including two 20’x14’ high electric overhead doors in the south wall and one 20’x14’ high electric overhead door in the west wall. Cement aprons are built in front of the garage doors, and beyond those, the driveway and area in front of the shop are covered with 3/4 inch crushed black marble rock. In addition, the shop offers you 3 RV motorhome hookups (two inside the shop and one outside the shop), complete with water, sewer, and electricity. This home and shop are head-and-shoulders above what you will find on most farm properties. You can tell that the planning and building of this house and shop came from a labor of love. You really need to see this place for yourself to be able to appreciate all the time, money, detail, and effort that went into building this place. Building Site 2 - Headquarters Building site 2 is the equipment headquarters, located on the SW 1/4 of Section 3, T10N, R40W, Perkins County. This site includes 1 open-front storage shed, 2 metal buildings, 10 grain bins with 191,000 bushels of grain storage, and fuel storage. The open-front machinery storage building is 80’ x 175’ and was built in 2009. It includes electrical service and a coal ash floor. The first metal building is a state-of-the-art farm shop that gives you plenty of shop space to keep the extensive line of equipment well maintained. It has an 80’ x 200’ enclosed space, plus a 40’ x 200’ open front lean-to on the south side of the building. This shop was built in 2004 and includes a full concrete floor, fluorescent lights, ceiling fans, and 110 and 220-volt electrical service. The shop has three main parts: an 80’ x 75’ shop area that is insulated with floor heat, a 21’ x 25’ finished office with full bathroom, laundry, and studio apartment over the office, and a machinery storage area that is not heated. A large sliding door on the west wall of the heated shop opens into the machinery storage area. Access doors to the shop include a 40’ x 20’ bi-fold door in the east wall and two 22’ x 20’ high electric overhead doors in the south wall. On the southeast corner of the shop, you have a cement loading dock to load and unload equipment. The second metal building is currently used to store a Case IH 4440 row crop sprayer during the winter, chemical storage, and seed storage. This building is 39’ x 71’ and was built in 1975. It includes a full concrete floor, 110 and 220-volt electrical service, fluorescent lights, full insulation, radiant heat, and a 20’ x 12’ overhead door in the east wall. A total of 10 grain bins on this site offer you 202,000 bushels of grain storage. • One 9,000 bu grain bin that was built in the 1970s. It has full air floors and 8-inch unload augers, and it was recently painted and sealed. • Two 10,500 bu hopper bins • One 2,000 bu cone bottom bins • One 3,000 bu cone bottom bins • One 45,000 bu grain bin with 10-inch unload auger • Two 36,000 bu bins with 10-inch unload • One 30,000 bu bin with 8-inch unload • One 20,000 bu bin with 8-inch unload auger. You can also store fuel at this site. Building Site 3 Building site 3 is located on part of the SE 1/4 of Section 9, T7N, R40W, Chase County. It includes a metal shop building, a quonset hut, and 15 grain bins with a total of 191,100 bushels of grain storage. The metal shop building is 60’x100’ and was built in 1978. It includes a full concrete floor, 110 and 220-volt electrical service, radiant heat, and a 25’x25’ attached office with a bathroom. The Quonset hut is 68’ x 115’ and was built in 1982. It includes a full concrete floor but has no electrical service. Right now, it is used for machinery storage, but it can also be used for up to 80,000 bushels of grain storage. • One 40,000 bu bin built in 1986 • Two 11,000 bu bins • One 26,000 bu bin • Ten 10,000 bu bins • One 2,500 bu cone bottom with a dual-burner MC dryer on natural gas • 600 bu drive-over pit for wet corn This building site features an extensive security camera system worth $8,000 that is internet accessible so that you can monitor the video feeds from any device with an internet connection. Building Site 4 Building site 4 is located on part of the SE1/4SE1/4 of Section 36, T11N, R40W, Perkins County. It includes one home and a utility building. The home is 1,360 square feet and was built in 1927 and is currently used as staff housing. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a partially finished basement. The utility building is 40’ x 48’ and was built around 1950 of wood frame construction. It includes a full concrete floor and 110-volt electrical service. Building Site 5 Building site 5 is located on the SW1/4 of Section 15, T11N, R41W, Perkins County. It includes one home and a utility building. The 1.5 story home is 1,343 square feet and was built around 1923. It has 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a partially finished basement. ACTIVITIES/AMENITIES Lake McConaughy • Ogallala • Nearby Towns Nebraska’s largest reservoir, Lake McConaughy, is just a short 45 minutes north. The 40,000-acre water site provides extraordinary and beautiful white sandy beaches. In addition, there is no shortage of boating, fishing, swimming, and camping. Nearby Ogallala is located at the intersection of I-80 and Nebraska Highway 61. It offers several nice hotels, bigger places to shop (such as an Ace Hardware and a Wal-Mart Super Center), and nice restaurants. Grant, Nebraska, just one mile east of the main home, is the county seat of Perkins County and offers small local restaurants and shopping. Grant recently upgraded its infrastructure in several ways. They expanded their airport to handle small jets, and they regularly fly in doctors and specialists to treat patients in their state-of-the-art medical facility. Around three years ago, they also added on to the hospital and added additional classrooms and a gym to the high school. Imperial, Nebraska is the county seat of Chase County. Located a quick 30 minutes to the south, and is the site of the Chase county fair as well as offering several hometown restaurants and small shops to visit. The utility building is 39’x64’ and was built around 1968 of wood and steel frame construction. It includes a full concrete floor and 110-volt electrical service. Grain bins on this site were all built in the 70’s and 80’s. They are equipped with partial air floors and 8-inch unload augers.
$37,500,000

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Rana Creek Ranch
#CA410584
Monterey, 
14,141.00 acres
With over 14,000 acres in one contiguous block, Rana Creek Ranch is the largest landholding in Californias famous Carmel Valley. The Golden States countryside doesnt get any more idyllic than this. The ranch spans both sides of Carmel Valley Road with, over 12,400 acres on the north side and 1,720 on the south. It is currently being operated as a cattle ranch and owners retreat, although there are many great options for a future owner to expand operations if desired. The ranch is about eight miles long by over four miles at its widest point it is a mammoth landscape with impressive water resources in the form of seasonal creeks, vernal ponds and a strong aquifer.
$37,500,000

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STRAND RANCH
#MT238304
Chouteau, 
30,654.00 acres
Offered for sale for the first time since 1944, the Historic Strand Ranch, nestled at the base of the Highwood Mountains of north central Montana, is comprised of 30,974± total acres of which 28,894± are deeded, 1,760 acres are State of Montana Lease and 320 acres are BLM Lease. The Ranch comfortably carries 1,100 head of mother cows. Five creeks, dozens of springs, ponds and developed water provide an abundant water resource for livestock and wildlife. Water developments have been strategically located throughout the Ranch providing numerous fresh water sources in each pasture. The water resources on the Ranch are unique and abundant for this region of the State. Cottonwood Creek runs through the length of the Ranch providing a classic western cottonwood-lined riparian corridor creating a rich wildlife habitat. Round Butte, a notable landmark in the region, is completely within the confines of the deeded acreage and provides an idyllic ecosystem for about 30 head of native mountain goats. The iconic Square Butte adjoins the Ranch on the northeast border. The timbered foothills of the Highwood Mountains and the lush riparian corridors harbor good populations of elk, deer and upland game birds including sharp-tail grouse and Hungarian partridge. Strand Ranch is a step back in time and provides privacy and solace in one of the best ranching and recreational areas the west has to offer. With over 30,000 blocked up-contiguous acres, Strand Ranch offers a unique opportunity to own one of the truly old-line family ranches of Montana.
$35,250,000
Seven Lakes Ranch
#CO450861
Rio Blanco, 
11,900.00 acres
Regarded as one of the finest trophy big game hunting and fishing ranches in Colorado, Seven Lakes Ranch is a true sporting paradise. The ranch is located in the coveted White River Valley of the Flat Tops Mountains, prized for its outdoor recreation, bucolic landscape and unspoiled beauty. This massive 11,900± deeded acre ranch straddles the trout-filled White River, rising thousands of feet in elevation to public land boundaries on both sides of the valley. The sought-after combination of big river and excellent big game habitat is aptly complemented by a magnificent setting for a luxurious lakeside lodge. This multi-faceted property encompasses a diversity of terrain and vegetation, from the lush hay meadows along the river, up through shrubs and oaks, to the aspen groves, conifers and mountain parks of the higher elevations. The ranch is located in the heart of the White River herd, one of the largest elk and deer migrations in the Rocky Mountains. Sharing 15 miles of common boundary with surrounding White River National Forest, BLM and State lands, the diverse topography and vegetation on the ranch result in excellent wildlife habitat, that not only supports large numbers of resident elk and mule deer but draws them from these adjacent public lands. Limited hunting on the ranch has resulted in a veritable wildlife sanctuary, with plentiful populations of game, especially elk and mule deer. The White River is well known as an outstanding trout fishery, and Seven Lakes Ranch encompasses nearly two miles of a premier stretch of it. This beautiful 1.9± mile reach includes both sides and is completely private. A medium gradient freestone river, the White is famous for prolific hatches, highlighted by an incredible spring caddis hatch and excellent dry-fly fishing throughout the summer and fall months. Professional enhancements to the river have further increased the number and size of fish on the ranch. The result is high quality private water, with impressive populations of rainbows, browns, cutthroat trout, as well as the occasional whitefish. Additional water resources include a small creek, dozens of ponds, historic water rights, and of course seven beautiful mountain lakes. It is befitting that a recreational ranch of this caliber would be capped off with exceptional improvements. Nestled amidst aspen forests and the property’s namesake lakes, the custom stone and log lodge is grand yet comfortable. This ideal location combines ultimate privacy with stunning views of the surrounding wilderness, stretching all the way to the mountains of Utah. The 13,907± square foot lodge with eight guest suites features massive logs and soaring double-sided moss rock fireplace, rustic bar and commanding views out the great room’s wall of windows. When gatherings spill outdoors, an expansive lakeside stone patio is perfect for entertaining, and for breathtaking sunsets. A variety of cabins provide additional accommodations and are complemented by an authentic saloon/dance hall, and operations buildings. An extensive internal road network and trail system links the improvements and a wide variety of recreational activities for multi-generational enjoyment including long distance shooting range, sporting clays, horseback riding, biking and hiking, snowmobiling and ice skating. The White River Valley is blessed by being somewhat off the beaten path and has avoided large scale development seen in other Colorado river valleys. It has been discovered, however, by handful of discreet, stewardship-minded individuals who acquired large land holdings after being captivated by the beauty and recreation of the area. Seven Lakes Ranch is one such property. Strategically assembled by legendary golfer, entrepreneur and outdoorsman Greg Norman, the ranch has served as a treasured family retreat for over two decades. Despite the secluded nature of the White River Valley, the ranch headquarters is located just 20 minutes up the valley from Meeker, a nice town of 2,400± offering a full complement of services. Meeker boasts a 6,500-foot jet-capable airstrip, and commercial service is available at the Steamboat-Hayden airport less than an hour and a half from the ranch. Photo Credit- Shawn O'Connor Photography.
$40,000,000
Quinlan Ranch
#NM450862
Rio Arriba, 
17,072.00 acres
The 17,072.12± deeded acre Quinlan Ranch is a superlative mountain hunting property located just three miles west of Chama, New Mexico. The Quinlan, as it is known, spans over 26 square miles in a single block of contiguous land with no private inholdings or public roads across it. In recent years, the nearby Overley Tract was purchased, making a great addition to the Quinlan. The Quinlan itself, comprises of 16,718 acres and the Overley, which is located approximately one-quarter mile south of the Quinlan, is an additional 353.6 acres. The Overley Tract contains a substantial amount of proven water rights, a major portion of which have now been transferred to the Quinlan, used to enhance the Quinlan’s large trout ponds. Offering an unequaled combination of size, privacy, accessibility, and scenery, the Quinlan controls the entire eastern slope of the 9,900 foot Chromo Mountain and is comprised of ecologically diverse and rich mountain and valley floor terrain. This large holding features outstanding big game hunting, expansive vistas, fishing, limitless recreational activities, and numerous water resources that are complimented by excellent infrastructure and quality accommodations. Thoughtful habitat and wildlife management ensures that the Quinlan is home to significant populations of resident elk, mule deer, black bear and turkey. Distinguishing the Quinlan from other western hunting properties is the fact that an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 head of elk from the San Juan Elk Herd migrate through the Quinlan and the neighboring 20,000 acre elk preserve – the Edward Sargent Wildlife Area, each fall. Ownership, family, friends, and clients can easily hunt the Quinlan as it currently receives 63 rifle bull elk permits, 24 bull elk archery permits and 29 cow elk permits from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Numerous trophy elk and mule deer are taken here every year and the ranch has been featured on many outdoor pursuit television shows. Additional trophy and management elk hunting opportunities exist within the on-site Rim Rock Elk Park which is a licensed 2,000± acre high-fenced Class A Game Park. Currently, the Game Park includes approximately 90 adult bulls, 85 cows, 10 yearling females, 7 yearling males, 21 female calves and 23 male calves. Well suited for both private and commercial use, the Quinlan has year-round access off of US Highway 84. Improvements include the 6,678± square foot Garcia Lodge, two “glamping” bathhouses and covered cooking and eating areas, a 10,000± square foot barn with sleeping quarters, office, garage, and state-of-the-art elk handling facilities, as well as several paddock areas for privately owned elk. The ranch also boasts an exceptional internal road network with over 65 miles of private roads, buried water and electrical lines, as well as approximately 40 ponds – several of which are stocked with trout. The listing price includes 100 percent of the appurtenant mineral rights*, all privately owned elk, and an extensive inventory of essential ranch equipment and rolling stock (See Quinlan Ranch Inventory). *Seller believes, but will not warrant, that it owns 100 percent of the appurtenant subsurface mineral rights which will convey with the sale. Buyers are encouraged to retain legal counsel for the purposes of confirming mineral rights ownership. Offered in cooperation with Chas. S. Middleton and Son, LLC.
$39,950,000
Rana Creek Ranch
#CA450863
Monterey, 
14,138.00 acres
With over 14,000 acres in one contiguous block, Rana Creek Ranch is the largest landholding in California’s famous Carmel Valley. The Golden State’s countryside doesn’t get any more idyllic than this. The ranch spans both sides of Carmel Valley Road with over 12,400 acres on the north side and 1,720± on the south. It is currently being operated as a cattle ranch and owner’s retreat, although there are many great options for a future owner to expand operations if desired. The ranch is about eight miles long by over four miles at its widest point… it is a mammoth landscape with impressive water resources in the form of seasonal creeks, vernal ponds and a strong aquifer. The Rana Creek drainage runs down through the ranch for approximately seven miles before its confluence with Tularcitos Creek. Agua Mala Creek enters the property from the east and traverses the ranch for approximately two-and-a-half miles before its confluence with Rana Creek. Portions of Chupines Creek run through the ranch for about a mile. Flowing along the south side of Carmel Valley Road, Tularcitos Creek runs the length of the ranch from southeast to northwest for approximately two-and-a-half miles. Elevations on the ranch range from about 900 feet above sea level to over 3,400 feet. It is possible to see the Pacific Ocean from the highest ridges on the ranch. The acreage south of the road, at its southern boundary, slopes down to the northeast from Tularcitos Ridge. On the other side of the road, the topography slopes up to the northeast forming a series of ridges. The entire ranch is studded with oak trees. Residential improvements include a main house, guest house, and five other homes. Agricultural improvements include several barns, equipment storage, greenhouse, corrals, and fencing. There is also a large office building/conference center that has potential for many alternate uses. There are also plenty of equestrian improvements including a large riding arena. Recreational opportunities on the ranch are extensive. Equestrian enthusiasts, trail runners and hikers will find miles and miles of trails throughout the ranch. Hunters will find abundant huntable species including black-tailed deer, wild boar, quail, and wild turkey. A recent study by a group of environmental consultants concluded that the ranch is well suited to a mitigation bank for species preservation including California red-legged frog and California tiger salamander. There is also “some potential for stream enhancement and riparian wetland restoration.” This mitigation bank could provide meaningful income streams for the ranch over time.
$37,500,000