Pitchfork Cattle Company Ranch

Vinton, California

$3,250,000 | 1,459.53 ± Acres | Plumas County

Located just outside Vinton, CA, in Sierra Valley, the highest alpine valley in North America at 5,000 ft. elevation, discover the 1,459.53 acre Pitchfork Cattle Company Ranch. A turnkey ranch with 440 acres of irrigated meadows grass hay and pasture, adjudicated water rights, and ranching infrastructure to boot, including: a historical ranch home, hay barns, saddle barn, outbuildings, corrals, fencing and cross-fencing, loading chute, and a large wooden log round riding pen - an ode to the local timber industry heritage. Income-generating opportunities exist with room to grow.

Recreational opportunities abound. By just walking out your front door, the ranch provides great opportunities for horseback riding, target shooting, hiking, leisurely walking, ATV’ing, bird watching, and stargazing in the evening. Within a short drive, you’ll have access to countless year-round world-class outdoor recreational activities spanning from fishing, hunting, boating, and golfing to the winter activities of skiing/snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sledding.

Unique opportunities to own a ranch in the treasured Sierra Valley do not come along often.

  • Historical approx. 2,614 sq. ft. ranch home with detached three-vehicle garage
  • Fencing & cross-fencing, hay barns, saddle barn, outbuildings, round riding pen, corrals, & loading chute
  • Income generating opportunities with sand pit/quarry & cattle leasee who runs 100 head
  • 440 acres of irrigated meadows grass hay and pasture
  • Adjudicated water rights pursuant to the decree for the Middle Fork of the Feather River, as entered by Judgment of the Plumas County Superior
  • Nearby year-round outdoor recreational playgrounds: Frenchman Lake, Graeagle, Lakes Basin, Truckee/Lake Tahoe, & surrounding areas for outdoor activities such as:
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Mountain biking
    • Horseback riding
    • Fishing
    • Boating
    • Bird watching
    • ATV’ing
    • Snowshoeing
    • Snowmobiling
    • Cross-country skiing
    • World-class skiing/snowboarding & sledding
    • Championship golf courses
  • 30 minutes from domestic & int'l commercial service with Reno/Tahoe International Airport
  • 12 minutes from private/charter service capable Nervino Airport in Beckwourth, CA

92433 Highway 70
Vinton, California


39.8113901N, 120W


$17,743/year (2023)


Todd Renfrew
Todd Renfrew

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

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