Massive Calaveras County ranch with 55-acre lake, air strip sold for $21M. See it

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A historic 3,760-acre ranch in Calaveras County — with a 55-acre lake and a stately 4,400-square-foot home main residence — has sold for $21 million, according to Sotheby’s International Realty.

Originally priced at $29 million, Eagle Ridge Ranch is triple the size of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, according to the official listing. Golden Gate Park is 1,017 acres.

The sale makes the property the highest-priced residential sale in the six foothill counties of El Dorado, Placer, Amador, Calaveras, Nevada and Tuolumne, a Sotheby’s represenative said in an email, based on MLS and county data.

It’s located near the town of Rail Road Flat, California, about an hour-and-a-half southeast of Sacramento and northeast of Modesto.

“The entire ranch is spectacular,” Kristina Agustin, the co-listing agent with Tiffany Kraft, with Gateway Sotheby’s International Realty, said in an email to the Sacramento Bee when the home went on the market.

“It is one of the most diverse ranches on the market in the Calaveras County and surrounding regions,” she said. “The main lakefront home is stunning, with all the high-end amenities one should expect. The 55-acre private lake is the jewel of the ranch; boat, fish, whatever your heart desires.”

The ranch features a private air strip, multiple homes, a Boy Scout camp from the ‘40s, extensive equestrian facilities, ponds, shops, and “a quintessential log cabin for an authentic mountain experience,” Agustin said.

There’s a saloon, too, that was outfitted with a commercial kitchen and a massive stone fireplace while replicating a barroom from the Wild West, The Sacramento Bee wrote back in June 2021 when the property hit the market.

The raw land is diverse with thousands of acres of range and timberland, expansive horizons, deep valleys and high ridge tops, according to the listing.

It’s also rich in history. Henry Bosse, a German immigrant, homesteaded the ranch in 1884. The ranch remained in the Bosse family until 1982, when it was sold. Then, the estate was rebuilt into the the grand piece of property it is today. In 2005, the ranch was purchased for a personal recreational retreat.

A four-bedroom, five-bath house on the ranch with views of the lake is luxurious.

There’s a tennis court, volleyball court, four barns and extensive equestrian facilities.

Sotheby’s would not disclose the buyer’s name.

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