The Lonesome Ranch Has It’s Own Gold Mines and Helipad
Just a little over an hour helicopter ride from Santa Barbara sits the Lonesome Ranch, an amazing 190-acre property that just hit the market for $2.5 million. Littered with evidence of its history as a gold mining center beginning in the 1870s, the ranch is located in a remote stretch of the Sequoia National Forest. Travel back in time to experience the romance, excitement, and nostalgia of California’s Gold Rush era. Enjoy the breathtaking views of 7,000-ft high snow-capped mountain peaks of the majestic Piute Mountains.
Enter the private gates of the Lonesome Ranch and enjoy a simple life featuring wide-open spaces and all with the modern amenities of today. This rare opportunity includes 17-parcels of land, with nine historical cabins from the late 1800’s, four of which have been restored for daily use. The modernized and upgraded main cabin is the primary living quarters. It includes a wood burning-cobblestone fireplace, a well-appointed kitchen with stainless steel Viking Stove, a dining hall, a hand-built spiral staircase leading to a cozy master bedroom, Internet wi-fi, along with a private helipad and enough room inside the cabin for helicopter storage during snowy weather.
The new owners will be able to live “off the grid” as water and power are plentiful through multiple solar panels, propane tanks, and backup generators, along with multiple streams, four water wells, and a beautiful four-acre pond. There are six abandoned gold mines included in the sale. They once hosted more than 4,000 gold miners.
The Lonesome Ranch is a truly unique find and a nostalgic piece of frontier Americana. If you are looking for a place to really get-away, the Lonesome Ranch might be the perfect choice for you. Give me a call or shoot me an email if you’re interested in a property like this, or if you’re ready to buy or sell your home in Montecito, Hope Ranch or any of Santa Barbara’s upscale communities. You can always reach me at 805.886.9378 or Cristal@montecito-estate.com.