Situated on the banks of Mendocino's majestic Noyo River between Willits and Fort Bragg, Timberlock Ranch's 350 acres comprises arguably one of California's finest privately held redwood stands. Walking the redwood strewn valley floor with rays of sunlight casting in from above accompanied only by the sound of the Noyo River is reminiscent of entering the most sacred of cathedrals. Adding to the surreal setting is the fact the entrance of the ranch plays host to the Skunk Train Station where the historic steam locomotive transverses a portion of the ranch as it chugs its way from the interior to the coast at Fort Bragg. Furthering the historic lure of Timberlock Ranch is the remnants of a significant Northern Pomo Indian settlement. The combination of unparalleled natural beauty and living nostalgia makes Timberlock Ranch a truly one of a kind holding.
The ranch has a approximately 4 million board feet of redwood and 1 million board feet of Douglas Fir*. There is a Non Industrial Timber Management Plan (NTMP) in place that has yet to be implemented. Besides its substantial value as a redwood timber preserve the ranch is graced with a tastefully constructed alpine chalet, work shop/barn and a separate guesthouse. There are over 10 miles of roads and hiking trails making for easy access to all the ranch’s interior and to the deep swimming holes along the Noyo as well as providing access to viewing the wildlife that abounds on the ranch including black bear, Colombian Blacktail Deer, turkey, bobcat, puma, mountain and valley quail, etc.. The river and streams also play host to coho and steelhead rushing up from the Pacific Ocean to spawn.
The land stewardship is evident at every turn as well as the stellar state of the infrastructure. Close to a million dollars has been spent on stream and forest restoration and other material improvements. This is truly a turn key property which exemplifies “Pride of Ownership”.
With 4 and possibly 5 legal parcels in place comprising of over 350 acres, the possibilities for sustainable forestry for long term revenue generation, carbon credit potential and/or conservation easement potential compounded with the ability to recreationally utilize the land is what sets Timberlock Ranch apart. Few ranch properties offer the Buyer the ability to earn money to this extent while at the same time enjoying the ranch for its non-material aspects.
(* estimates - need to be verified)
Alpine Chalet 4 bedrooms, 2 baths (1800 Sq. Ft.), Workshop/Barn (800 square ft.), Cedar Guest House 2 bedroom, 1 bath (700 Sq. Ft.)
350 Acres with approximatively 4 million board foot of redwood and over 1 million board foot of Douglas Fir interspersed with Mountain Meadows, rivers, streams, etc.. (timber volume needs to be verified)
Miles of Roads and Hiking Trails transversing the Ranch’s interior
Historic Big Spring providing water
Deep long swimming holes in the Noyo River
Skunk Train Station at front of Ranch
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