Snow Ranch – Cuyama Valley, California
The Snow Ranch consists of approximately 3,010 deeded acres of which approximately 480 acres are in San Luis Obispo County and approximately 2,530 acres are in Santa Barbara County.
The ranch is located in the westerly part of the Cuyama Valley, along the south side of State Highway 166, approximately 36 miles east of Santa Maria and U.S. Highway 101.
The Cuyama River, the boundary between Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County, meanders through the ranch parallel to Highway 166 for over two and a half miles. The terrain varies from level on the valley floor along the river and the highway, to low rolling hills south of the river. PowellCanyon, a beautiful broad valley on the western portion of the ranch, runs southerly from the headquarters.
The elevation ranges from about 1,543 ft. at the river to about 1,953 ft. Most of the ranch is in the 1,600 ft. to 1,800 ft. range and is open, level to rolling grassland with a little brush on some of the hillsides. Coveys of quail and dove inhabit the waterways and sage.
The picturesque headquarters are situated south of the river at the mouth of Powell Canyon. The ranch consists of a five bedroom, two and a half bath main house, one bedroom, one bath manager’s house, a 4,650 sq. ft. hay barn, a 1,960 sq. ft. shop and storage building and a complete set of working corrals with concrete feed bunks, a loading chute and livestock scale. All of the improvements are older but appear to be well maintained. In addition, there is an arena with pens and roping chute, lights, grandstand and announcers booth located in the northeast area of the ranch.
In addition to over two and a half miles of the Cuyama River running through the ranch, there are two operating wells. One small well is located north of the river at the east end of the ranch. It is equipped with a 1 HP pump and pumps into a 1,500 gallon tank which feeds a couple of water troughs. The second well is located at the headquarters, has an eight inch casing and is equipped with a 15 HP submersible pump and a pressure tank which supplies water to the residences, corrals and horse pastures. Water from this well is pumped to an 8,000 gallon tank on the ridges south of the headquarters for distribution to water troughs. From this tank, water is pumped to a 10,000 gallon tank near the south end of the ranch for further distribution to additional water troughs. There is a spring near the southeast corner of the ranch which has not been operational for a number of years, but which could possibly be developed for additional water supply.
Electricity is supplied by Pacific Gas and Electric, telephone by Pacific Telephone.
San Luis Obispo County — AG, not in Agricultural Preserve
Santa Barbara County — 100 AG. This parcel is under an Agricultural Preserve Contract. Contract number 70-AP-109
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.