On the market for the first time in nearly 150 years is this 1,118±- acre California heritage ranch; one of the oldest in Marin County. It has been in the same family since the 1860 s and is annually celebrated at the California State Fair as an example of sound stewardship in agriculture. Because of its unique beauty, the ranch lands have been featured in movies and commercial ads. The ranch has been USDA Certified Organic since 2006, producing Certified Animal Welfare Approved and American Grass Fed Full Blood Registered Beef Cattle, as well as a commercial herd. Tucked within the coastal valleys of Marin County, the ranch is less than two miles from the quaint town of Valley Ford as you head east and two miles to the Pacific Ocean as you head west.
Tucked within the coastal valleys of Marin County, the ranch is less than two miles from the quaint town of Valley Ford as you head east and two miles to the Pacific Ocean as you head west. Historical town of Tomales and the coastal resort towns of Dillon Beach and Bodega are about 10 miles away. Petaluma and Santa Rosa are each less than 20 miles. You can be sitting on the Golden Gate Bridge in less than 50 minutes.
The ranch is riparian to the Estero Americano which meanders through the northern boundary of the ranch for over two miles. It is a unique body of water providing an extraordinary water ecosystem and amazing views of the Estero, with shore birds and natural wildlife.
Water is on the ranch. 22 natural springs, ponds and reservoirs have been developed for the cattle and wildlife for over 100 years. The present owner has seen photos and infrastructure of ranch roads, reservoirs and natural ponds dating back prior to 1914. The house has a 4-5 gpm well and supplies plenty of water for the main house, lab and processing center.
Enrolled in the Williamson Act with Marin County.
The owners have spent a lot of capital upgrading the ranch so that it is USDA certified organic and completely fenced. Over 2/3 of the ranch fencing is new within the last two years by Southwest Fence installing green coat wire and West Texas cedar posts and egress gates off the county road for school bus visits.
The 500 head accommodating corrals have a covered hydraulic chute area, weigh scales, vaccination area with power and water, calf table, and medicine refrigeration. The steel beamed barn of almost ten thousand square feet is actually a recycled Bonny Doon Airport Hangar from Bonny Doon s private access airport in Santa Cruz County, California.
The property has a plethora of wildlife: deer, turkey, quail, eagles, burrowing owls, bobcats, mountain lions, birds of all color, pelicans, ducks, geese, shore birds, and everything in between. It is a National Registered Way Station for the Monarch Butterfly.
The property even has a "grandfathered" rock quarry in place, which for over 100 years, has provided the rock and gravel for the network of infrastructure ranch roads, as well as the neighboring farming community and Marin County roads.
For more details, please see the attached prospectus.