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Old Russell Ranch

Hay & Hunting Ranch

  • 109+- Deeded Acres
  • Quality Built Custom Lodge / Home
  • Creek Frontage
  • Irrigated Pasture
  • Hay Production
  • Hunting
  • Ag Well
  • 2 Adjacent Parcels
  • Newer Hay Barn
  • Historic Hay Barn
  • Williamson Act Tax Benefits
General Description

Desirable ranch package that includes custom lodge/home, hay production, irrigated acreage, hunting, creek and tax benefits!  The Old Russell Ranch features a quality custom lodge/home that can accommodate a large group; 109 deeded acres; 60 acres of irrigated pasture; 3500 feet of creek frontage; hay production income; deer, pig and turkey hunting; equipment barns; paved county road access; reduced property tax benefits and convenient to schools and shopping.


Acreage consists of two adjacent Tehama County parcels totaling approximately 109 acres.  One parcel, with 40+/- acres, contains the home, barns and creek frontage.  The second parcel, with 69+/- acres, contains the irrigated acreage.  A paved county road basically defines the southerly property line with the exception of approximately 2 1/2 acres the are located on the south side of the road.

Plat Map


The soils on the ranch provide excellent farming opportunities.  There are approximately 70 acres that are classified as Class 1 which has few limitations as to what can be grown.  The owners have recently used the acreage to grow winter wheat.  Other potential uses include hay, vineyards and orchards.

Soil Data


The large home on the ranch can easily double as a Lodge or Residence.  Designed to blend in with the natural environment, this magnificent, custom built home is the essence of quality. As you step up onto the stunning covered porch that wraps the house, you will be impressed by the Three Rivers Flagstone which was imported from Idaho. Prepare to be captivated as you enter through the custom 10’ front door complete with a stained-glass transom. The 2724+/- sf home is the essence of rustic elegance! Exceptional craftsmanship was used in the many custom wood features found throughout the home.  The main level boasts an open floor plan which includes a great room, eating area and kitchen. In addition, there are 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a laundry room.

The great room features massive Douglas fir hand-hewn posts and beams, beautiful solid pine flooring, energy efficient Jeld-Wen wood windows, gorgeous Yellow Cedar and clear-grain Douglas Fir walls. There is an exceptional woodstove hearth which was built from stones gathered from Red Bank Creek on the property. The hearth and woodstove combine with the beautiful wood to create a spacious, tranquil setting from which to enjoy the incredible views.

The kitchen is complete with custom cabinets, disposal, free-standing range with double ovens, dishwasher and refrigerator.  A massive iron backsplash for storing/displaying pans and the beautiful butcher block countertops combine to create a functional, cozy space.

The master bedroom offers a tranquil place to relax and recharge.  It features clear-grain Douglas Fir walls and solid pine flooring, a ceiling fan, Jeld-Wen wood windows and custom doors with transom. The master bath has slate flooring, cedar walls, a pedestal sink, toilet, claw-footed bathtub and a shower stall.

The guest bedroom also offers a ceiling fan, Jeld-Wen wood windows, solid pine flooring and two custom doors with transoms.  This bedroom adjoins the other downstairs bath which boasts slate floors, cedar walls, a pedestal sink, toilet and tub/shower. 

In addition, there is a spacious laundry / pantry / mudroom / workroom complete with massive custom cabinets and work space, a laundry sink, washer & dryer, a built-in bench and space for either a second refrigerator or a freezer. For added convenience, the laundry room features a separate outside exit.

As you climb the solid wood stairs to enter the 766 sf upper level, you are greeted by a stunning soaring cedar-lined vaulted ceiling and warm solid pine flooring. A massive solid pine bookcase defines the staircase opening and an abundance of windows offer natural light and views of the surrounding acreage. The upstairs bathroom is complete with slate flooring, cedar walls, 2 pedestal sinks, 2 separate shower stalls and a toilet. On either side of the bathroom are large closet/storage rooms. The large, open room can easily accommodate several guests with the 2 showers and multiple beds.

 Additional Improvements

This detached carport was designed to have a dual purpose.   It can accommodate a variety of vehicles including multiple cars, RV, boat and off-road vehicles.   It can also serve as an outdoor entertainment area.  The unique construction of the carport combines a hand-built traditional timber framing with a hammer beam design.  The strong timbers and carefully crafted mortise and tenon joints maximizes the stability of the structure.


There are two barns on the ranch.  Just west of the home, is a 30' x 50' x 18' pole barn with metal roof and siding. On the small portion of acreage just south of the county road, is an older 46' x 48' hay and livestock barn.


The north fork of Red Bank Creek flows through approximately 3500' of the acreage.  Although the creek is seasonal, many times several deep-water pools can be found in the creek year-around. 

 Irrigation Water

Irrigation water is provided by an AG well located near the center of the pasture.  The pump and irrigation system was professionally engineered and designed.  Equipped with a 25 hp electric turbine pump, the well produces approximately 450 GPM.  The water is delivered throughout the pasture using underground aluminum mainlines.  There are currently approximately 60 acres set up for irrigation.

 Domestic Water

Near the south side of the home, a domestic well with 6" casing and electric submersible pump provides the potable water for the property.  In addition, there is an old hand dug brick lined well with a pump, which can be used for supplemental water.


The ranch has one domestic well servicing the home.  In addition, located near the center of the irrigated pasture is an ag well.  Equipped with a 25 hp electric pump, the ag well produces 450 GPM.

 Potential Uses

It’s all about the LIFESTYLE!

Whether you are a hunter, outdoor enthusiast,  a rancher or farmer looking to make some money growing hay and raising cattle or just wanting a place to kick back, relax and enjoy life, this ranch package is for you!

HUNTING – A variety of wildlife can be found on the ranch.  Several large black tail deer have been taken in recent years.  There are so many wild hogs on the property, that the owner has a permit to be able to hunt them at night.  Other game includes wild turkey, dove and quail.  Located just 2 miles away on 18,000 acres is one of the nation's most premier hunting ranches Red Bank Quail & Ale Outfitters.  

HAY PRODUCTION – Top quality horse hay. All hay produced has been sold to the same buyer for the last 5 years. Depending on farming practices the land could produce over 200 tons a year.

WEEKEND RETREAT - Fly in for the weekend…the airport is just 7 miles away! - Just a 3 hour drive from the Bay Area.

FARMING - Do some farming with crops, orchards, vineyards, etc. - Unlimited potential with the good soil and lots of water

RANCHING - Breed some cattle - Lots of space and irrigated pasture. Raise horses - Nice barn, corrals and pasture area


The topography on the ranch can be generally characterized as flat to undulating terrain with and average elevation of 420'.  Approximately 3500 feet of Red Bank Creek flows west to east through the northern portion of the acreage.

Topo Map


The Old Russell Ranch is located in northern California’s rural and scenic Tehama County and just 9 miles west of the county seat of Red Bluff and California’s Interstate 5.  Accessed by well-maintained paved county roads, the ranch is surrounded by other neighboring large ranches.


The ranch is ideal for hunting.  Wildlife on the property includes black tail deer, wild hogs, turkey, dove and quail.  Located just 2 miles away on 18,000 acres is one of the nation's most premier hunting ranches Red Bank Quail & Ale Outfitters.  


The Old Russell Ranch is zoned AG-2 Agricultural/Valley District, 40-acre minimum parcel size. The ranch is also in an Agricultural Preserve (AP) District and is taxed under California’s Land Conservation Act or Williamson Act, which can lower the property taxes considerably.

Zoning Info


The general area surrounding the Old Russell Ranch has numerous creeks, lakes and recreational opportunities.  One of the area’s most dominate natural features, the Sacramento River provides an endless variety of outdoor recreation and is one of the largest salmon spawning rivers in the world. Its various tributaries furnish hundreds of miles of the best-in-the-west trout, steelhead and salmon fishing.  Many large ranches surrounding the subject property are well known for their hunting opportunities

Tehama County

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The Old Russell Ranch is presently offered for $1,568,000.   Each of the two parcels are represented by two separate brokers.  Both parcels can be purchased separately or together.  See Map. Please contact representing broker for details.

(1) 40 ac with the improvements - $775,000

(2) 69 ac with pastures - $793,000                                                                                   Seller will consider leasing back the acreage

Nearest International Airport

Sacramento International
Distance from property: 130
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Nearest Regional Airport

Redding Municipal
Distance from property: 36
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Nearest Paved Airport

Red Bluff Municipal
Distance from property: 7
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  • California Interstate 5: 9 miles
    City of Red Bluff: 9 miles
    City of Redding: 42 miles
    San Francisco: 194 miles
    Reno, NV: 200 miles
    Portland, OR: 460 miles

Property Boundaries

Property Location