Double S Ranch – an aesthetically stunning, ecologically diverse, and functionally versatile 560 +/- acre ranch, located in the mountain community of Mesa Grande in Santa Ysabel.
UNIQUE, PRIVATE, ACCESSIBLE RESOURCEFUL only begin to describe this incredible hidden paradise.
This versatile retreat features an expertly designed, ranch style home, a second residence in the form of a spectacular custom log home, a large ranch manager residence, 7500 ESF total square footage of all three dwellings, 2 helipads and spacious hangar, multiple outbuildings, large equestrian center (8 stall MD Barn with large office, full bath & laundry facilities), stylish fenced pastures, 6 lakes and ponds, animal enclosures, 7 wells (65,000 gallons of water storage), multiple power sources (public-grid power, solar power, propane and diesel powered generators), unobstructed 360 o views, multivehicle garage (heavy equipment, trucks, and livestock trailers all convey), fully outfitted workshop and 15 miles of trails and roads! The lifestyle opportunities that this rare and diverse property offers are literally endless and lends itself to a private personal venue for a wide range of adventurous activities including fishing, hiking and riding in unparalleled serenity!
Buyer to verify square footage with County of San Diego.
AREA, RECREATION, AND LIFESTYLE
The ranch is located in the San Diego mountain community of Mesa Grande, primarily a cattle ranching community for more than 175 years. The surrounding area is a historical gold mine. Many families living in the area have local ancestry ties dating back several generations. The area is known for its pristine natural landscape and large tracts of undeveloped, untouched, unchanged land. The area habitat and wildlife represent what nature was like here more than 100 years ago – not a lot has changed. Agriculture is still the dominant economic activity in the area. Horse and cattle ranches are the backdrop for the landscape of very sparse residential development. Traveling by road is along lightly traveled State and County highways, which can connect to local Interstate Freeways in less than an hour driving time from Santa Ysabel.
There are many recreational activities available in the area: Cleveland National Forest is contiguous to the ranch; the Pacific Crest Trail; the California Riding and Hiking Trail; the Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve offers excellent riding trails, the famous Hale Observatory, State Parks, and more. Golfing, hunting, fishing, dining, and a variety of other opportunities for each family member and friend are less than 30 minutes away. The nearby communities offer a variety of cultural and social events, representing the diverse nature of the people who have called this area home for generations. There are many fine restaurants and lodging accommodations in the surrounding area of this centrally, yet privately located property.