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O’Dell Ranch – San Miguel, California

O’Dell Ranch – San Miguel, California

$6,750,000 SOLD
San Miguel, California
3286± acres

The picturesque O’Dell Ranch is a cattle and recreation ranch comprised of the homestead and cattle facilities, with the balance divided into six grazing pastures.

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The ranch is situated at 4725 Vineyard Canyon Road, just 3± miles northeast of the unincorporated town of San Miguel in the Central Coast wine region. This rural area in the hills between Vineyard Canyon and Lowes Canyon, is mostly rolling and sloping with some level hilltops.

San Miguel is positioned 10-miles north of Paso Robles, mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco on State Highway 101. The Ranch is a 20±-mile drive from the Paso Robles Municipal Airport which offers Fuel & Line Services, Air Charter, and Ground Transportation among other services including hot air balloon rides. The airport also has a Jet Center and private hangars available for general aviation. About 40 miles south of the Ranch is San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, with commercial service daily to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Phoenix connecting to international flights.

Local History

With a population of approximately 1,500, San Miguel is a small town in Central California’s Wine Country, adjacent to Highway 101. The jewel of the town is the famous Mission San Miguel Arcangel founded by Franciscan Father Fermin Lasuen in 1797.  The “town” of San Miguel, likely began with the Rios-Caldeonia Adobe, which was constructed in 1835.  By 1871, a stagecoach ran daily from San Miguel to San Luis Obispo, and in 1886, Southern Pacific Railroad reached San Miguel.  Shortly thereafter, the town was leveled by a disastrous fire, and the new town was rebuilt north of the Mission.

Climate & Rainfall

San Miguel’s climate is warm during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 70s and cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 40s. The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 93.90 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is December with an average minimum temperature of 33.30 degrees Fahrenheit.

The annual average precipitation in the community of San Miguel is 13.08 inches. California’s current drought has made for below-average rainfall in the past three years. however, the 2010 rainfall has been above average.

Taxes, Acreage & Zoning

O’Dell Ranch comprises 3286.26± and is zoned Agriculture, Permanent Grazing and Farmlands. The Ranch is under Williamson Act Contract.

For the 2009/2010 tax year, taxes totaled $6230.54.


SLO County: 027-031-001,003, 027-421-002,003,006,007,009,012-014
Monterey County: 424-371-005,006,008


The paved entrance road leads to the main residence located on the northwest portion of the ranch. This single family home comprises 2487± square feet and is made up of 3 bedrooms, 1 ¾ bathrooms, and an office. The exterior is wood siding with stone and brick columns and a covered breezeway connecting to a 120± square foot tool shed.  The interior amenities include hardwood flooring, wood-paneled ceilings, maple kitchen cabinetry, and a floor to ceiling quartz stone fireplace with limestone hearth. Telephone, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and electricity are all available on-site and provided by local service providers. Located by the eastern entrance to the ranch, the pole-style hay barn comprises 2,106± square feet. The ranch is perimeter and cross fenced.

Cattle Operation

The primary use of O’Dell Ranch is as a cattle operation running beef cattle (cow/calf). The entire ranch has a carrying capacity of 400 animal units in a good rain year, which can be run year-round, but the owner currently runs 190 head of mostly Angus pairs.  The ag operation also features a full set of steel pipe corrals with tub, a hydraulically-controlled cattle squeeze and 20,000 lbs. Powell scale.


Two active wells supply water to the residence and main water storage tank. A 5hp submersible booster pump pumps the water to the main storage tank, which is located at the highest point of elevation on the ranch. Water is then gravity fed to the other 7 storage tanks and 15± troughs through underground, high pressure PVC mainlines. The 8 storage tanks have a capacity of 5,000 to 7,500 gallons each; the water troughs are strategically located within each field.

The enclosed information has been obtained from sources that we deem reliable; however, it is not guaranteed by Clark Company and is presented subject to corrections, errors, prior sale, changes or withdrawal from the market without notice.