Pleasant Valley Ranch is a very private 755-acre Sierra retreat with lush meadows, a beautiful trout creek, and alpine forest. The magnificent towering granite peaks above the valley provide a Yosemite-like landscape that will take your breath away.
The ranch is a few minutes from the little town of Markleeville, California. Nearby Lake Tahoe is an easy 45-minute drive and San Francisco is just over three hours away.
It has been in the current owners’ family since 1870 and has most recently served as a vacation retreat. A modern cabin with two bedrooms and one bath was built in 2003 as a base for enjoying trout fishing, hiking, hunting, cross country skiing, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities. Pleasant Valley Creek winds in and out of the ranch for three and half miles. Along with attracting a wide variety of wildlife, the creek offers great “catch and release” trout fishing. The owners have worked to improve the creek and contracted with a local fishing guide to control and monitor this extremely valuable property feature.
The new owner may choose to expand the accommodations, lease the meadows for cattle grazing, and/or explore a conservation easement that may be used to offset the purchase price while helping to preserve this wonderful natural environment.