Historic CONSTANT Ranch~SOLD
Listing Price: REDUCED ~ $4,300,000
Location: Doyle, CA 96109 Lassen County
Acreage: 3,700+/- Contiguous Deeded Acres
One of the few remaining historic northern California cattle and hay ranches, in one of the best locations: at the foot of the Sierra!
The Historic Constantia Ranch is a classic historical northern California cattle and hay ranch. This unique Ranch’s history dates back to the late 1800’s when Albert Elijah Smith discovered the land and built a $14,000 mansion with 17 rooms. It was nicknamed the “White House.”
The Ranch is located in Doyle Ca. just 40 minutes north of Reno NV, with acreage on both sides of U.S. Hwy 395. The majority of the ranch land is nearly all level, with approximately 600 acres of steeper land reaching into the Sierra and bordering National Forest.
The Ranch land has various water sources. There is a productive spring that consistently provides about 300 GPM to the ranch headquarter buildings and provides significant flood irrigation on a portion of the ranch. The Ranch has excellent water rights from Long Valley Creek; a dam on the property is able to divert enough water to run a full pivot.
Additionally there is a brand new well on the property that pumps 1,300 GPM.
There is an older well on the property that pumps approximately 450 GPM that is run by diesel power. The aquifer in the area is stable. It is possible to drill additional productive wells closer to power.
There are currently two pivots on the ranch, new in 2008, with additional older wheel lines. The ranch currently produces approximately 400-500 ton of hay and alfalfa per year. The production could be significantly increased with better overall management.
The Historic Constantia Ranch has plenty of usable contiguous deeded acres, with the resources and potential of running as many as 300-350 head of cattle year round, inside the deeded land, with an efficient grazing program.
Improvements on the ranch include an approximately 3,000 sq. ft.ranch headquarters home with a 3 car garage. A second smaller home provides for comfortable living for a caretaker or ranch employees. There is a large approximately 9,000 sq. ft. metal barn that was newly built in 2010. Also included is a classic 100 year old wooden barn, a smaller wooden barn, and two older homes that at one time were the old ranch headquarters. These homes could possibly be restored or reconstructed. There are about 6 mostly historic “Constantia” buildings, including the old Constantia store, all in need of restoration, repair or reconstruction.
Less than an hour from Reno Tahoe International Airport. This is all quality land with resources intact.
There is tremendous upside and unlimited potential for the Historic Constantia Ranch with quality ownership and good management.