Black Rock Creek Ranch

Pilot Hills, California

$9,900,000 | 1,321 ± Acres | El Dorado County



The Black Rock Creek Ranch is one of the last large Sierra Foothill ranches left in California. Ideally located between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, this 1321 +/- acre ranch give you plenty of room to roam. Two large lakes, creeks, waterfalls, miles of trails, a newer 6200 sq. ft. custom lodge style home, caretaker residence and helipad make it the perfect getaway.

  • The stunning 6,200 sq ft lodge has 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The beautifully crafted home was built with Western Red Cedar and Chief Cliff stone imported from Montana, limestone and mesquite floors, knotty Alder cabinets and trim, huge 20 foot open beam ceilings with beautiful views of the lake and private valley.
  • The ranch has two large manmade lakes that are approximately 10 acres lower lake and 6 acres upper lake. There are three blue line creeks; Black Rock Creek, Hastings Creek and Blue Tent Creek. Depending on the year, the creeks will flow until late July and then go underground. There are two year round springs that have not been developed but have a ton of potential.
  • The property has miles of trails and you can head up to the highest point at 1600 ft elevation or drive through the pastoral rolling grasslands interspersed with wildflowers and oak trees. At the higher elevations you will see more pine trees and steeper topography.
  • The ranch is a recreational wonderland with swimming, windsurfing, fishing and boating on the lakes, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding on the miles of trails throughout the ranch. Enjoy hunting for deer and turkey. The ranch used to be known as the Gold Rush Resort. A couple miles away is the South Fork of the American River.
  • The ranch is located in El Dorado County, just 13 miles from Auburn, CA and only 52 miles to the Sacramento International Airport. The beautiful historic town of Coloma is on the South Fork of the American River and just 5 miles away. If you want gas and food head to Cool, CA just 5 miles north of the ranch. You can be in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2 ½ hours or up skiing or boating at Lake Tahoe in 1 ½ hours.
  • Property has substantial surface water rights for a 40 +/- acre vineyard or orchard.

5000 Lazy J Road
Pilot Hills, California


38.8369000N, 120W

  • To reach the property, go East on Highway 80, take exit # 19B/Grass Valley/Placerville, turn right on CA-49, stay on 49 to Placerville, you will drive thru the town of Cool and Pilot Hill.
  • The entrance will be on your left in about 2.5 miles.
  • You cannot see the home or lakes from the road.
  • Gate is locked and very discreet.
  • You must call from an appointment.

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Todd Renfrew
Todd Renfrew

Office: (707) 455-4444
Fax: (707) 455-0455

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