Nov. 12, 2023
Reed Ranch, Carmel Valley Road, Greenfield
This beautiful Monterey County ranch is roughly 900-acres and offers predominantly undisturbed lands nestled near amongst the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Enjoy easy access from Monterey Bay, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The land begins along the prestigious Carmel Valley Road, rolling south touching the Los Padres National Forest. Just imagine the potential outdoor activities on this stunning slice of California history, do I hear trail rides, anyone? The land has been owned by the same family for generations and has been a place for many outdoor family activities. Imagine family trips to the ranch with nightly fireside s'mores around fire pits.
The improvements are minimal and include an old redwood cabin, in desperate need of upgrading, and a set of cattle corrals. These structures are located near Carmel Valley Road with water and power. The gently rolling terrain and moderate climate make this land the best place for an organic garden or small orchard. There are numerous areas around the ranch that would be wonderful campsites and potential homesites. Many of the hill tops offer stunning views of the Arroyo Seco Valley as well as the two seasonal creeks on the property.
The ranch has always been used for cattle grazing and recreation. Imagine springtime hikes, dirt bikes or horseback riding when the flowers are blooming and the creeks are running, just smell the fresh air. There is a wide variety, and abundance, of wildlife on the ranch, including deer, wild pigs, quail, bobcats, coyotes, and wild turkeys. Sometimes you can spot a hawk or bald eagle flying over head. The varied terrain offers numerous animal-spotting locations throughout the ranch. The property is adjacent to thousands of acres of BLM Land making it a magnificent recreational retreat with terrain that is comprised of open rolling valley oak grassland, dense covered blue oak woodlands, large pine trees and live oaks. The ranch has a good perimeter fence with cross fencing separating the lower part of the ranch from the upper part. Imagine creating your own, private coastal recreation trail for you are your friends or loved ones to use.
The ranch is being offered for sale in it's entirely, however there are approximately 11 underlying parcels. As much as the family would like the ranch to be preserved, the next owner could break it up and sell it in 11 different estates or retreat properties. The possibilities are endless.
There is an abundance of water throughout the ranch. The lower portion of the ranch is supplied by a domestic well with a 5000-gallon water tank and two troughs. The two seasonal creeks often have water all year-round. The upper portion of the ranch has 2 springs and several ponds. One spring is developed with a holding tank and water trough for cattle and wildlife.
The ranch will typically feed 25 to 35 cow/calf pairs year-round should the next owner continue the cattle grazing. Grazing offers a sustainable method of rangeland management that aids in controlling brush and grasses with minimal human disturbance. Many of the land conservation organizations se the benefit of proper rangeland management and allow local ranchers to graze the land. If raising cattle is not what you are after, this ranch is perfect for many recreational uses such as hunting, hiking, developing ranchettes. Preserving the land is certainly the most desirable to the sellers as well as the neighbors, however, one of the top ways to maximize the underlying parcels would be to develop this ranch into estate homes on land.
The ranch is conveniently located between Highway 101 and Highway 1. The City of Greenfield, Carmel Valley Village and the Salinas Valley are a short, scenic drive away. The well maintained, paved roads, offer easy access to San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Monterey Bay, Carmel-By-The-Sea, and the acclaimed Monterey Wine Country. Enjoy the beauty that Monterey County has to offer by taking scenic drives to the quaint communities, tasting rooms and world renowned restaurants and great places the area has to offer. If wish to expand your horizons, the Paso Robles Wine Country is a short hour drive south offering an additional 200+/- wineries, tasting rooms and Michelin Star restaurants.
Looking to play an 18-hole golf course? Just about an hour away from the property is the Monterey Peninsula home to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and over 22 world class golf courses, including legendary courses such as Cypress Point, Pebble Beach, Monterey Peninsula - Shore, Monterey Peninsula - Dune, Spyglass Hill, Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course among others. A few of the golf courses are not open to the public, but secret spots for members only.
This ranch is in an ideal location for driving or flying. Fly in and out of the Monterey Regional Airport which offers commercial flights as well as limited semi private flights. The San Francisco International airport is less than three hours north of the property and San Jose International airport is approximately 2 hours away. Within a few hours you can be anywhere in the united states!
Have heard enough? Let's set a date for a tour of the property. Buyer's do need to give us 24-48 hours notice to coordinate access for qualified buyers. Once the showing is coordinated, a member of our team would be happy to show you around the property.