Al Swan

Miller Mountain Ranch - $320,000

Miller Mountain Ranch

A Private Mountain Getaway


  •  40+- Deeded Acres
  •  2 Cabins
  •  2 Ponds
  •  Horse Barn
  •  Private setting
  •  Surrounded by Forest Land

 General Description

First time on the market since the early 1950's, the Miller Mountain Ranch is a unique property. Rare in the fact that this 40 acre ranch is completely surrounded by hundreds of acres of private and federal forest land. It offers a secluded, picturesque alpine valley with tall timber, fishing ponds, springs, fertile soil, utilities and lots of space to recreate and create. Cabins can be used “as is” or can be lived in while you build your dream home.


Surrounded by hundreds of acres of private and federal forest land, the Miller Mountain Ranch is situated in its own private mountain valley. The acreage slopes on two sides, with the center forming a relatively flat fertile valley floor. With the elevation around 3000 feet, there are a variety of conifer and deciduous trees including large Ponderosa Pine, Black Oak, Cedar (Incense & Port Orford) as well as several fruit trees and wild berries. Water is plentiful with two large ponds and natural springs. Most of the acreage contains approximately 4 ft. of topsoil and the owners have never used fertilizers or chemicals to treat it or the ponds. The natural grasses include Fescue, Avena (wild oat) and wild Rye. These native grasses can support 5 - 6 horses or 2 head of cattle year-around.
County Assessor Plat Map
Topo Map


A picturesque 2-story home was built in the early 1940's and destroyed by a fire in 2006. The original concrete foundation and porches still exist. Whether one uses the existing foundation or starts over from scratch, the site would make a beautiful location for a beautiful new home.


To the knowledge of the owners, the acreage has never been treated with pesticides or fertilizers. The rich chemical free topsoil found on the property is ideal for growing a variety of plants and trees.
Soil Map

 Horse Barn

An older, but very usable horse barn is located just south of the cabins. With natural wood exterior and a metal roof, this large barn has 2 stalls and 2 hay bins with storage for 1.5 tons of hay.


Improvements on the ranch include 2 cabins.

SUMMER CABIN: One cabin is considered a "summer" cabin and is currently occupied by a caretaker. The 400+- square foot summer cabin includes one room that functions as a bedroom / living area; a bath with a shower, sink and toilet; a good size kitchen with a propane range/oven, refrigerator, sink and oak cabinets. The exterior has a comp roof and 1" x 12" cedar siding made from timber harvested from the ranch.

WINTER CABIN: The "Winter" cabin is approximately 12' x 14' in size, has a bathroom and one room with a potbellied stove, and redwood flooring.


With a history of horses, the property has a large horse barn and equipment shed. A separate shed / tack building, measuring approximately 8' x 12', is built with wood siding made from cedar found on the property.


There are two ponds on the property. The north pond, near the cabins, is almost an acre in size. The south pond is approximately 3/4 acre in size and runs 6' - 8' in depth. Both ponds are relatively full all year and both have a variety of fish.

 Domestic Water

Drinking water for the ranch is supplied by a well. With a depth of approximately 185 feet, it produces 45 - 48 GPM. In addition, the pump house is insulated with a heater to keep it from freezing in the winter.


Electrical power for the improvements on the ranch is provided by PG&E. There is also a propane tank for the summer cabin.

 Potential Uses

Maybe it’s time to finally start living your dream…..

Whether it having an awesome place to enjoy nature and wildlife; a place for your kids or grand kids to enjoy the outdoors; a tranquil getaway place to unwind; raising your own horses or other animals; doing a little farming; a vineyard and winery; raising your kids in a country lifestyle; having your own fishing ponds; a place to hike and bike and ride 4 wheelers; a great place for family reunions; a cool place for your friends and family to enjoy; a place just to get away and relax; the choices are many…..


The Miller Mountain Ranch is located approximately 32 miles east of the City of Redding (pop. 90,000 happy people) and 5 miles northeast of the small community of Whitmore in Northern California's scenic Shasta County. Surrounded by private timberland (Sierra Pacific & Shasta Forest) and BLM properties, the Miller Mountain Ranch offers lots of privacy and hundreds of acres to roam on!

Surrounded by the best spring, summer, fall and winter outtdoor recreation in the nation, this property is within 90 minutes of it all! Lying within the heart of the Shasta Cascade Wonderland, the property is located near national parks, recreation and wilderness areas; numerous lakes and several rivers and creeks.

101 Things To Do - Shasta Cascade Wonderland


The ranch is located in a Upland Game Migration Corridor. Wildlife on the ranch includes the wildlife that is typically found in the area.
Black Bear, Bobcat, Mountain Lion, Fisher, Grey Fox, Coyote, Skunk, Grey Squirrel, Ground Squirrel, Elk, Deer, Muskrat, Beaver, Rabbit, Possum, Ringtail & American Marten.
Bald Eagles, Hawks, Canadian Honkers, Ducks, Osprey, Dove, Quail, Turkey, Road Runner, Humming Birds, Crow and Owls.
Catfish, Blue Gill, Bass and Bull Frogs
Kilarc Resevoir - Rainbow & Brown Trout


The Miller Mountain Ranch is zoned Unclassified (U) District. The purpose of this classification is intended to be applied as a holding district until a precise principal zone district has been adopted by the property. All new uses in this district shall be consistent with all applicable policies of the general plan.
County Zoning Map


Many outdoor recreational opportunities can be enjoyed on this ranch. These include hiking, mountain biking, horse back riding, ATV riding, and more. Fishing can also be enjoyed with the two ponds on the property or in Kilarc Resevoir.....just 2.5 miles up the road.


Located near the improvements, is a 2' fire hydrant equipped three 100' fire hoses. The fire system is designed to pump from the upper pond.


The Miller Mountain Ranch is currently offered at $295,000. Contact representing broker for financing options.


Nearest International Airport

Sacramento International
Distance from property: 173
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Nearest Regional Airport

Redding Municipal
Distance from property: 33
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Nearest Paved Airport

Redding Municipal
Distance from property: 33
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 Miller Mountain Ranch


 Miller Mountain Ranch




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