Step into a world where the spirit of the American West comes to life at Star B Ranch, home of an award-winning bison herd that roams the sprawling lands of this aesthetically stunning and functionally versatile legacy property located in the heart of the San Diego County Backcountry. An impressive main residence overlooks hundreds of acres of pristine, pastoral land featuring majestic views of the surrounding mountains & valleys. Several impressive large ponds, seasonal creeks & a waterfall provide the ideal setting for solitude or recreation. A nature lover’s paradise, with abundant wildlife, making it perfect for hiking, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. With unparalleled opportunities for livestock and ranching enthusiasts, the existing additional improvements include two secondary residences, bunkhouse with office space, animal facilities, workshop & outbuildings. This classic recreational ranch property is easily accessible, ensuring that you can enjoy all the ranch has to offer with ease.
Perched majestically above, the 3,800+/- sf main ranch house offers not only luxurious living but commanding views of the surrounding countryside. Imagine a vast expanse of land with rolling hills, undulating meadows and rugged terrain with sweeping vistas that seem to stretch to infinity. Its elevated position grants you a vantage point that showcases the beauty of the land, allowing you to appreciate the expansiveness of the property and the serenity of the landscape.
Step inside and be captivated by the tastefully designed interior that exudes elegance and warmth. The open floor plan seamlessly blends living spaces, creating an inviting atmosphere ideal for both relaxation and entertaining. Large windows allow natural light to flood the rooms, creating a bright and airy ambiance that enhances every corner of the home.
The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream, featuring top-of-the-line appliances, ample counter space, and stylish finishes – perfect for culinary creations and gatherings with loved ones. The adjacent dining area offers a picturesque view, creating a serene backdrop for every meal.
Retreat to the spacious primary suite, a sanctuary of comfort and tranquility. With its generous proportions, luxurious en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet, and cozy fireplace, it provides a private oasis where you can unwind and rejuvenate. Two spacious secondary bedrooms, a separate home office, and a large utility laundry room complete the downstairs space. Ascend the stairs to the loft bonus room providing a versatile space with an open layout and unobstructed views.
An expansive poolscape oasis with BBQ kitchenette invites one to relax and indulge in the sanctuary of tranquil outdoor living. This custom-designed space offers more than just a place to swim, but a place where you can relax, entertain, and create lasting memories with friends and family with panoramic views overlooking the ranch and beyond.
Two secondary residences (3,600+/- sf with 3 bed/2½ bath & 3,650+/- sf with 3 bed/2 bath) are ideal for multigenerational living, guest accommodation, or as housing for ranch management and offer all the amenities necessary for a well-rounded living experience. The interior spaces provide both privacy and functionality, featuring comfortable living areas, well-appointed bedrooms, full bathrooms, and fully equipped kitchens. Nestled amongst cultivated and natural plant life including a variety of trees, shrubs and flowering plants, each residence offers usable outdoor areas with aesthetic appeal that matches the local environment.
Ranch facilities include a bunkhouse with a bathroom and ample office space; a barn with animal stalls and a workshop; and several storage buildings. There is a well-developed water system inclusive of several operational water wells. Desirable A72 zoning and an “O” animal designation allow for the widest variety of agricultural uses. The acreage is fenced with cross-fenced pasture areas. Well-maintained roads and paths traverse the property allowing for ease of navigation and future use. The Williamson Act Land Contract will provide new ownership with substantially reduced property taxes on the assessed land value. Current operations adhere to organic agricultural ranching and farming practices.
Other notable features of this ranch include: multiple gated entrances, approximately one mile of highway frontage, three-phase power availability, commercial grade walk-in freezer & refrigeration units, two tiny house recreational cottages with bath, and a family fruit orchard.
The Award-Winning Bison Herd may convey to someone who desires to embark on a fulfilling journey of bison stewardship, with an acceptable offer. Renowned for its exceptional quality and genetic lineage, this herd stands as a testament to the ranch’s commitment to excellence in bison conservation and ranching practices. Owners have established a safe and reliable bison handling system with corral facilities based on decades of experience. As you witness the bison graze upon the rich grasses of the ranch, you’ll be captivated by their sheer power and grace. Their magnificent presence evokes a sense of awe and respect, reminding us of the deep connection between humans and the land.
Whether you envision a property for equestrian pursuits, wildlife conservation, or a farmstead, Star B Ranch is thoughtfully designed to accommodate a diverse range of animals. From rolling pastures to spacious enclosures, this property provides ample space for animals to roam, graze and play, creating the perfect environment for cultivating a thriving agricultural enterprise. This land is adorned with an abundance of native grasses and forage varieties, and is surrounded by lush oak woodland and California chaparral, including Sagebrush, Coast Live Oak, Toyon, and more. The rangeland is a sanctuary for wildlife, a haven where animals roam freely amidst the abundance of nature. Witness the graceful flight of migratory and local birds including hawks, waterfowl, turkey, eagles and more, coupled with agile deer raising their offspring amongst trees and meadows, and the majestic presence of occasional puma, bobcat, and foxes.
Enjoy four seasonal ponds, two creeks and an impressive waterfall towering above the lower ranch pasture, each offering a perfect setting for leisurely afternoon fishing, picnics along the water’s edge, light boating, and paddle boarding, or simply revering in this peaceful atmosphere.
Agriculture remains the dominant economic activity in the area with horse and cattle ranches as the backdrop for the landscape of light residential development. Embrace the charm of local communities, with quaint shops, local eateries, and scenic landscapes. Explore nearby trails, wineries, and recreational opportunities. While private and peaceful, this spectacular ranch is easily accessible, close to the interstate freeway system with an hour’s drive to metropolitan San Diego, and Orange County and Los Angeles are within a 2-hour drive.
With its unparalleled beauty, unmatched amenities, and easy access, Star B Ranch is a must-see for anyone seeking the ultimate in rural ranch living. Feel the earth beneath your feet as you embrace the raw beauty of the ranch and the wild spirit of the American West. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity where dreams of idyllic country living become a reality!
Ramona property boundaries and size of the property subject to change.
28428 Highway 78, Ramona, CA 92065