Yosemite View Ranch in California Coulterville, California | County: Mariposa
- 3,664+/- Acres
Where the soul of the Wild West and the heart of the gold rush blend with iconic Yosemite views and world-class panoramas across the entire width of the state of California to create a one-of-a-kind California trophy ranch setting. Yosemite View Ranch in its entirety encompasses 3,664+/- acres. The ranch is offered in several configurations and acreages ranging from 204 acres to 1,760 acres that meet your livestock grazing and recreational desires. Located in Mariposa County about seven miles from Coulterville, California and just a short drive from Yosemite National Park. The ranch features natural springs, ponds, views of Yosemite’s half dome and has large areas that are fenced and cross fenced for livestock. The ranch currently runs around 100 head of cattle but will support within its boundaries 200 to 250 with the right management. There are several areas that could be cleared to create more grazing land and open space. The Central Sierra foothills have a long history of gold mining dating back to the great California gold rush. The ranch has several gold mining patents on selected parcels. Yosemite Ranch lies in the richest area, the Mother Lode Gold Belt and includes four patented mining parcels, The Sweetwater Lode, The Southern Cross Lode, The Alta Quartz Lode and the Talc Mine. You will even see remains of the old gold mining camp known as Cat Town from the 1880's era.
Yosemite View Ranch offers expansive recreational ranch lands in the beautiful Sierra foothills. This unique ranch comes with braggin’ rights. Unparalleled panoramic views across the breadth of California, from the Clark Range in Nevada across the San Joaquin Valley to Mt. Diablo in the San Francisco Bay Area. California’s temperate climate and the ranch’s perfect situation just above the fog and below the snow line, combine to make this land usable year round. Why fight harsh winter elements elsewhere when this ranch boasts a winning Mediterranean climate?
Encompassing 3,664 +/- acres this mountain paradise brings with it hunting, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, ATV-ing, horseback riding, raising livestock or exotics, and prospecting for gold—all within the ranch boundaries and adjoining BLM lands. The natural wonders of Yosemite, world-class rafting rivers and placid lakes for boating, fishing, and waterways for gold-panning are all nearby.
MULTIPLE PARCEL ADVANTAGE
The property consists of 19 deeded parcels that make this a great land-banking property/development opportunity. Although the current owner has elected to sell the Yosemite View Ranch as a whole or in the configurations listed below, a new owner will have the opportunity to split off any of the deeded 19 parcels.
BUFFERED FOR PROTECTION IN PERPETUITY
Adjacent National Forest and BLM lands offer buffer protection in perpetuity. A BLM land lease of 3,500 additional adjoining acres is available and another 5,000-acre BLM lease possible. Run cattle, other livestock or exotics, ride for miles, hunt and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Create your very own world-class trophy ranch with incomparable views and exciting recreation year round.
Located in Mariposa County, off the Golden Chain Highway 49, a few miles South of the historic mining town of Coulterville, California, where the Hotel Jeffery entertained the likes of John Muir and President Teddy Roosevelt, this singular ranch overlooks BLM, National Forest, the San Joaquin and Yosemite Valleys with the iconic Half Dome and El Capitan in view from various areas of the ranch.
With direct access to the Golden Chain Highway 49, Sacramento, Fresno, San Jose and San Francisco are all within an easy drive, with the San Francisco Bay Area only a couple hours away. Situated between Pine Mountain Lake Airport and Mariposa County Airport makes it an easy air commute as well. Plus there’s room for a private airstrip on the ranch itself if desired.
ELEVATION, EXPOSURE, WATER and LIVESTOCK
Its elevation, between 2,250 and 3,800 feet, is below the snow line and above the fog, with a favorable southern slope exposure enhancing the temperate Mediterranean climate for which California is famous. Close to the headwaters of San Francisco’s celebrated Hetch-Hetchy water system, the ranch’s springs and stock ponds offer natural water year-round.
ZONING & BLM LEASING
The 3,664 +/- acres consists of 19 deeded parcels. Sixteen of them are zoned Mountain Preserve, and three parcels are zoned exclusive Agriculture, allowing for reduced taxes under the terms of the Williamson Act. Become a California Land Baron by purchasing all 19 parcels totaling 3,664 +/- acres. Or, alternatively, the parcels can be divided into various configurations. An existing BLM lease on 3,500 additional adjoining acres doubles the size of this ranch, and another lease on 5,000 acres may become available for even greater land mass and increased livestock ranching operations.
LITERALLY A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY - PATENTS
The Central Sierra foothills have a long history of gold mining, dating back to the great California gold rush. Yosemite View Ranch lies in the richest of gold areas—the Mother Lode Gold Belt—and includes four patented mines: The Sweetwater Lode, The Southern Cross Lode, The Alta Quartz Lode, and the Talc Mine. There are ancient remains of the old gold mining camp known as Cat Town from the 1880's era. Gold is still found in the area with nugget-shooting, gold-panning and prospecting still very much a local reality. Fenced and cross-fenced with natural springs and stock ponds, the ranch currently runs between 100 and 250 head of cattle and can be host to exotics, vineyards, orchards... and more.
Build your dream home/trophy ranch on this incredible view ranch with springs and ponds supplying year-round water. Hunting, horseback-riding, raising livestock or exotics, and mining for gold as the early settlers of the 1800’s did are just a few features and activities this ranch offers. Make your California Dreamin’ come to life at Yosemite View Ranch!
The 3,664 +/- acres of Yosemite View Ranch is offered in its entirety @ $4,400,000.
Grouped Parcels may be purchased as described below:
Yosemite View East Ranch – 1,760 acres @ $1,250/acre or $2,170,000
Yosemite View West Ranch – 1,700 acres @ ~$1,600/acre or $2,720,000
Yosemite View Mine Ranch – 204 acres @ ~$3,300/acre or $670,000
Cooperative marketing agreement with listing agent Tim Kruse of United Country Greenfields Real Estate Vacaville, CA.
Broker: Bart Miller