Sierra Valley Meadow Ranch

Calpine, California

$1,290,000 | 238 ± Acres | Sierra County



This high Sierra Ranch is one of the elite gems of the Sierra Mountains and Sierra Valley with 238 acres of spectacular terrain including a large open pasture, majestic views & heavily forested timber land bordered by the Tahoe National Forest. The ranch is located just 30 miles north of the town of Truckee along interstate 89. The ranch house and tennis court are nestled along the edge of the protected meadow with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains. This property offers a combination of amenities for today's environmentally friendly buyer that is a rare find.

  • The 3,000 square foot original ranch house features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a large family room, game room and a sun room. The main living areas offer a warm country feel with open beam ceilings, stone accent walls, two fire places and views onto the open meadow. The back deck and tennis court are well positioned to entertain large groups of people and to take advantage of this beautiful country setting. Additional structures include (2) outbuildings (including a garage, and shop/RV Storage with a two bedroom, two bath caretakers unit above), a pump-generator house (with associated propane tanks), a tennis court and corrals.
  • Through creative design and biological studies the ranch has been granted a conservation easement protecting this precious ecosystem for generations to come. The carefully thought out plan provides the ranch owner with 4 zones of activities including a Rangeland Zone (174 acres), Forest Zone( 65 acres) , Development Zone (33.1 acres within the Forest Zone) and Special Habitat Management Zones (8.5 acres). These zones are positioned to allow the rancher to continue to utilize his land keeping in line with the “Green” principals of today’s world.
  • Two sources of water (Fletcher Creek and Spring Channel) flow through the property comprising of 2.7 miles of natural, class II streams. In the lower elevation of the property the braided stream system supports an extensive wet meadow ecosystem. On the property are two stock ponds in the Rangeland area. There are multiple drainage canals to distribute/allocated water with at least (12) existing stream crossings throughout the property.
  • Grazing of cattle, horses, or other domestic livestock, and pasture/grassland cultivation activities are permitted. Livestock levels are to remain at or below 80 cow/calf pairs.
  • The elevation of the property ranges from 4960 feet at valley floor to 5,050 feet in the northwest corner.
  • For the outdoor sportsman the ranch features a variety of game including deer, bear and upland birds.
  • Within a short distance of the property is an amazing collection of rivers and lakes including Lake Tahoe, Webber Lake, Independent Lake, Stampede Reservoir, Frenchman Lake, Lake Davis, the Feather River, Little Truckee River and the Lakes Basin area. Also within a short distance of the property are the towns of Truckee, Graeagle, Sierraville and Portola featuring nightly entertainment, retail shopping, multiple resorts, spas and, golf courses!
  • The purpose of the Conservation Easement of the Ranch is to protect the natural resources of the property while maintaining the rangeland for productive use. Among the conservation values to be protected by the Easement are the native forest, meadow, and riparian ecosystems; wildlife habitats; water resources; and the scenic view shed.
  • The Sierra Valley is the largest high alpine wetlands in California featuring an amazing tributary system of small streams, rivers and small lakes in the mist of high alpine pastures and timber land. The Valley and its fringes are almost entirely privately owned and are generally managed for livestock grazing, haying operations and other agricultural uses.
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300 Meadow Ranch Road
Calpine, California

  • Highway 89 to Calpine.
  • Meadow Ranch Road is just south of Calpine Ave.
  • Home is at the end of the road.

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Scott Ulch
Scott Ulch

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