Pristine Hunting & Recreational Ranch For Sale in Solano County, CA
The Buckeye Ranch comprises 3058+/- acres of magnificent unspoiled wildlands. An easy hour from the busy San Francisco Bay Area, the ranch is located in Solano County, between the cities of Vacaville and Winters, just off of aptly named Pleasants Valley Road. While close to commerce and technology and the future, the ranch is located in an area where growth is stable and quality of life considerations are a priority.
The Buckeye Ranch is nestled in the Vaca Mountains of California’s Coast Range. “The Home Ranch” is approximately 62 acres of gently rolling hills, set back off of the road in a very private, idyllic setting. The sprawling ranch home is approximately 4346 sf and boasts 4 bedrooms and 5 baths. The home has a split bedroom plan, formal foyer, huge game room, family room, den, living room, wet bar and dining room. Soaring ceilings, 3 fireplaces, and a huge deck overlooking the pool, mountains and the additional parcels. A huge kitchen and well equipped laundry room add to the amenities. This is the perfect home for entertaining family and friends!
In addition to the “Home Ranch” parcel there are an 8 contiguous Solano County Assessor’s parcels. The current zoning is Agriculture, 160 acre minimum, Watershed. The property is currently enrolled in the California Land Conservation or Williamson Act. Under this annually-renewing nine year contract, the property cannot be rezoned or developed for uses other than agricultural, open space and recreational. In exchange, the land is tax based on its agricultural-income potential, rather than being taxed at market value. While each legal parcel could support a swelling per Solano County Zoning ordinances, currently the only parcel with a structure is “The Home Ranch”.
The Buckeye Ranch is a wildlife treasure trove, with Black-Tailed Deer, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Coyote, Bobcat, Wild Turkeys and Feral Hogs, Small mammals, Amphibians and Reptiles, Raptors, Valley and Mountain Quail, Mourning Doves, and Songbirds. One of the year-round streams, Miller Creek, historically has supported a Native Rainbow Trout population! The beautiful and divers plant communities consist of annual grasslands, Valley Oak Savannah, Blue Oak, Grey Pine, Chemise, Redshank Chaparral, Coastal Oak Woodlands with Live Oak, Madrone, Toyon and California Bay.
This prestigious property lies within the Blue Ridge Berryessa Natural Area, a conservation corridor of 800,000 acres of public and private lands, whose geographical boundaries, while informal and conceptual, were created to protect and preserve recreational lands, wild areas, agricultural lands an rural ranches such as The Buckeye Ranch against urban sprawl and other threats.
The property shares much of its North and West boundaries with protected public lands of the Bureau of Land Management, The State of California, and the University of California Regents. Private lands bordering the Ranch on the West are protected forever with conservation easements. The Ranch is a strong and logical candidate for future voluntary participation in private land conservation easement protection as well.
The property elevations range from 100 to 2300 feet above sea level. There are many ponds and two year-round streams, Miller and Wild Horse Creek. This magnificent ranch with over 3,000 acres, would make an amazing family compound, hunting or recreational ranch. Private, close to the bay and thousands of acres to roam. Perfect!