*NEW* Historic OW Ranch, 150 Head Seasonal Permit, and 72+/- Deeded Acres ~ East of Payson, AZ $3,900,000
Sophisticated western charm at its best in a stunning meadow nestled among the Ponderosa Pines just below the Mogollon Rim in the scenic Tonto National Forest.
The OW Ranch is a historic cattle ranch that has been owned by the same family for more than a quarter century. The property is graced with a combination of sophisticated western charm in a stunning mountain environment with majestic Ponderosa Pines and scenic valley and mountain views. Just below the Mogollon Rim the ranch is situated 45 miles east of Payson and 25 miles north of the town of Young, AZ. Tucked away in the White Mountains within the beautiful Tonto National Forest the OW sits at an elevation ranging from 6,372 to 6,564 with two live trout streams and two trout ponds.
The headquarters is nicely improved and the historic character of the ranch has been well maintained and preserved looking much like it did a century ago. The OW Ranch consists of 71.96+/- acres of deeded land; and a 150 head, 4,439+/- acre USFS Seasonal Grazing Permit that runs from June to October. The 3,450+/- s.f. main residence sits high upon a hill overlooking the valley below. The home features four bedrooms and four baths with original Spanish floor tiling dating back to the early 1900's and a large masterfully crafted fireplace in the living room. Two separate bedroom and bath quarters are attached to the main living area and access the porch and courtyard. Additionally, there is a fully self contained private cabin located not far from the main residence. In the valley below are the recently renovated 2,530+/- s.f., three bedroom, two bath foremans home with garage; a barn built in 1893 of pegged, post and beam construction, various other out buildings including a historic blacksmith shop; corrals and pastures along with water rights from a remarkable spring that feeds one of two live creeks that flow through the ranch. The two, year-round creeks, Canyon Creek and Mule Creek produce 250 acre feet of water that fill the trout ponds; irrigate the 10 acre hay field; and run the hydroelectric plant that takes care of most all of the ranches electrical requirements. A backup generator is available if there are additional electrical needs. The trout ponds are stocked with naturally acquired fish including, German Brown, Apache and Rainbow Trout.
Wildlife prevalent on the ranch includes White Tail and Mule Deer, Elk, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkey and Bobcat as well as other wildlife. The ranch is located in Hunting Unit 23.
This property would lend itself well as a private ranch retreat with a turnkey ranching operation complete with existing management, if desired. The ranch would also make an excellent executive, church, or other group retreat. The home has been host to several notable guests over the years and may work well as a guest ranch.
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