River Highlands Ranch

Smartsville, California

$2,999,000 | 400 ± Acres | Yuba County

River Highlands Ranch is an incredible rare multi-purpose 400 acre private ranch.  The centerpiece is the 7500 square foot Event Barn w/beautiful landscaped lawns, gardens, patios and a three acre vineyard growing Petite Sirah wine grapes.  The Barn has a 19 year history of hosting events, and operates under a CUP that would allow the development of 5 more cabins.  There are  two existing log cabins;  the 1218 square foot Coyote Cabin is the owner's residence, and the 568 square foot Duck Pond cabin is a wildly popular Air BnB destination.  On the ridges, there are camping sites and glamping sites with RV hook-ups, water and power.  There are 8 ponds on the ranch, which are kept full all summer via irrigation water.  There is a wetland area with rare bird species, for which the Dept of Fish and Wildlife supplies over 30 miner's inches of water to keep flooded.  The ranch owns 2.3 miles of NID Irrigation ditches (owner buys 21-26 inches annually), and can sign delivery contracts with neighboring properties.  There is over 180 acres of pasture - formerly flood-irrigated and hayed up to 2500 bales per cutting - and an existing cattle lease for the winter grazing months.  There is an FAA registered airstrip, measuring 2400' long.  This is a great family compound, or take advantage of multiple ways to monetize the ranch, including potential interest from a Land Trust who wants to establish a conservation easement on the ranch.

  • 400 Acre Private Ranch
  • 7500 SF Event Barn w/ CUP for 75 outdoor Events
  • Landscaped Lawns, Gardens, and Patios
  • 3 Acre Petite Sirah Vineyard with Drip Irrigation
  • 1215 SF Coyote Cabin
  • 560 SF Duck Pond Cabin
  • Camping/Glamping Sites with RV Hook-ups
  • Horse Pasture and Corrals with RV Hook-up
  • 8 Ponds
  • 2.3 miles of owned NID Irrigation Ditches
  • 21-26 Miner's Inches of Irrigation Water
  • (4) Domestic Wells & 12,000 Gallon Water Tank
  • Wetlands Area with Rare Bird Species
  • 180 acres Pasture, Fenced, X-Fenced, Cattle Lease
  • 2400' FAA Registered Air-Strip
  • (40) Solar Panels with 2 year old Inverter
  • 19 KW Back-up Generator

8808 Big Oak Valley Road
Smartsville, California


39.1832981N, 121W

From Hammonton-Smartsville Road, take Chuck Yeager to Big Oak Valley Road.

$15,020/year (2020)

Bruce Renfrew
Bruce Renfrew

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