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DE Young Ranch

13886 Milton Road : Valley Springs, CA 95252

Calaveras County, California

68.10 Acres
$1,200,000 USD
$17,621 / ac
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Land Description

The picturesque De Young Ranch is now available. Located between Valley Springs and Milton, CA this equestrian/livestock property has everything one would desire in a rural estate. The two-story Victorian Farmhouse-style home has numerous custom features such as an expansive covered deck overlooking a large pond. Nestled within hundreds of blue oaks, the ranch includes large outbuildings, shops, horse and hay barns, corrals, dog kennels and more.


The property is a single 68.1-Acre parcel in western Calaveras Co. The primary entrance is on Milton Road and leads you up past the large pond to the secluded home and ranch buildings. Surrounding the ranch center are gently rolling hills studded with blue oaks, native grasses, and wildflowers, populated with Valley Quail, Wild Turkey, Morning Dove and other wildlife. Spectacular views of the surrounding foothills and Sierra Nevada range can be taken in from around the property including a large mesa / bluff offering panoramic vistas. Well maintained roads provide access throughout the ranch.


The two-story Victorian Farmhouse-style home is approx. 2,558-Sq ft. The ground floor includes a double volume foyer with an oak staircase leading to the second floor, a large dining room, large kitchen with second dining area, center island with gas cooktop, bedroom with adjoining full bath, large living room with expansive windows and doors, laundry room complete with half-bath, extensive closets, cabinetry and storage areas. A fully operational solar electric system and water softening system are included. The detached two-story garage is connected to the home by a covered breezeway and includes a large second floor area. The Shop is a 80'x 60 4,800-Sq ft metal building and includes three roll-up doors, a large office, loft area, separate enclosed restroom and an additional 20'x66 +/-1,320-Sq ft covered open work / storage area on the west side. The Hay storage building is 60'x27 +/-1,620-Sq ft metal building and includes a separate enclosed tack room and additional saw dust storage area. The Equipment / Hay storage building is a 60'x 40 2,400-Sq ft metal building. The Horse stable building is 37'x50 +/-1,850-Sq ft and includes eight separate stalls with metal feeders, mats and water system. Also included is a hot walker and large round pen. A mobile home is located near the shop buildings. Two domestic wells provide water to the property. The ranch is enclosed with wire fencing and includes multiple access gates and cross-fencing. Includes 220-Volt power supply and a full septic system. Carpeting, floor tile shown in the main restroom, refrigerator and dishwasher are not included in the property listing and are shown for illustrative purposes only.


The ranch provides numerous outdoor activity opportunities including horseback riding, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, wildlife viewing and more. Additional activities are available in the surrounding hills, mountains, lakes, rivers and streams of the Gold Country, Valley and Sierra Nevada. The Calaveras River is just a few miles away and New Hogan Lake is a 12-mile drive to the north. A short drive further lands you at Camanche Reservoir, Pardee Lake and the Mokelumne River, providing excellent fishing, boating, camping and hiking. La Contenta Golf Club is an 8-mile drive away and the picturesque Greenhorn Creek Golf Course a 40-min drive up Ca-4. For the wine enthusiast, a wide array of spectacular wineries is a short drive up Ca-4, including Murphys and nearby communities. An hour's drive east finds you at the renowned Calaveras Big Trees State Park with snow skiing at the nearby Mt. Reba / Bear Valley Ski Resort.


The property provides opportunity for cattle and horse grazing and other ranch operation activities.

Region & Climate

Valley Springs, Jenny Lind and the neighboring communities in Calaveras and Stanislaus County offer year-round residents and visitors exceptional climate and weather.


The Jenny Lind area near Valley Springs is situated on the north bank of the Calaveras River and was first called Dry Diggins at the dawn of the Gold Rush. It served as a convenient waystation for freighters and mule teams and in the early 1850S, the town was renamed Jenny Lind, partly for pioneer Dr. John Y. Lind and partly for the far more famous singer Jenny Lind. Placer mining prospered on the Calaveras River. Since the Gold Rush, the West Calaveras area has been Calaveras County's gateway to the Mother Lode. From stage stops along the route from Stockton to the San Joaquin & Sierra Nevada Railroad from Lodi that established Wallace, Burson and finally Valley Springs in 1884, the western section of the county has provided access to business and visitors to the Mother Lode. The area has also boasted its own resources, whether gold in Jenny Lind and Paloma, copper in Campo Seco or agriculture throughout the region. With Camanche, New Hogan, and Pardee reservoirs, the Tri-Dam area has most recently become a magnet for boating, fishing and camping. Today, while still a rural community, a residential real estate boom has made West Calaveras and Valley Springs a place to go to instead of a place to go through. Source De Young Ranch is located at 13886 Milton Road, Valley Springs, CA. Jenny Lind and Valley Springs are a short drive north and Milton to the south. Charming Jackson is just 30-miles northeast and the Lodi wine region 30-miles to the southwest. The Sacramento International Airport is less than a 1.5-Hr drive to the northwest. Shopping and entertainment are available in nearby communities.

Directions to Land

From CA-26 and Jenny Lind Road: Travel south on Jenny Lind Road / J-14 for 3.8-miles to property entrance on right side of road.

From Oakdale: Travel northwest on CA-120 W / N Yosemite Ave for 2-miles and turn onto 26 Mile Road / J-14; travel north on 26 Mile Road / J-14 for approx. 23-miles to property entrance on left side of road.

Home Details

2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms

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