This private and peaceful 120-acre mountain retreat is a very rare offering situated inside the stunning Los Padres National Forest near the communities of Lebec and Frazier Park in Southern California. This property is a nature lover’s dream with incredible opportunities for outdoor recreation of all kinds including hiking and hunting. This mountain retreat paradise also offers the prospect of a rewarding ranching or equestrian lifestyle. Another amazing detail, this magnificent, serene getaway is only about an hour driving time to the Los Angeles basin to the south, and Bakersfield in the Great Central Valley to the north. This is a property which truly does offer the best of both worlds: the peace and quiet of a ranching or outdoor enthusiast’s retreat with the amenities of proximity to Metropolitan areas. This is an ideal property for a full-time residence, orchard property, recreational get-a-way, or spectacular mountain retreat. Whether you’re looking for your next slice of country heaven or a change of lifestyle, this serene mountain get-a-way is for you!
Developed against the backdrop of one of Southern California’s most impressive naturescapes by former television and recording star John Schneider, this custom American craftsman-style bungalow (c. 1991) blends beautifully into the surrounding rare Pinyon Pine and Live Oak tree forest. At 5,000 feet above sea level, the environment offers four distinct season and is home to undisturbed wild habitat supporting a full complement of wildlife for the recreational and hunting enthusiasts.
Located at the northern terminus of O’Neil Canyon, the perfectly oriented 2,000+/- estimated square foot main home consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, along with incredible views to the south overlooking a meandering driveway through an expansive meadow to the ranch house. The farm-style kitchen with ample storage and full laundry room facilitate a modern country living lifestyle. A separate living space above the 3-stall garage is ideal for guests or extended family members. A pad with nearby utilities is ready for a possible secondary dwelling unit, perfect for multi-generational living.
The eco-friendly main residence is quality built with an attractive metal roof, upgraded insulation, custom wood trimmed windows and doors, tiled counters, wood cabinets, wood flooring and baseboards, on-demand water heaters, and much more. The site is serviced by underground 660 amp public electricity, designed for commercial activities. High-quality water supply is provided from reliable on-site private water wells and a 20,000 gallon storage tank. Living quarters are serviced by a private septic system. Heat is provided throughout the home by gas furnaces and a high-end, air-tight fireplace insert. Storage and workspace are accommodated with large, stand-alone equipment shed, with electrical service.
Recreational activities are limited only by your imagination. For the equestrian-property minded, an existing round pen and arena pad provide a head start for the development of an equine facility, with miles of space to ride without transporting your horses. If your interest is hiking and exploring, nearly 3,000 square miles, or 1,760,000 acres of public land are your backyard. California hunters can initiate seasonal hunts from your own ranch. Ranch properties with this many unique, qualitative features and future possibilities are a diminishing commodity and rarely available. Here’s your chance to make your MOUNTAIN RETREAT DREAM come true!