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Willow Springs Ranch
Mohave County, Arizona

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Location, Access & Maps

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General location
in Arizona
Location map
Topo/tenure map*
Aerial map*
Headquarters Aerial
345-26-001
Aerial
345-27-003, 009
Aerial
345-28-002
Aerial
345-28-004
* These are large maps and will take some time to load on slower internet connections; we are also happy to send out large 24" x 36" prints of these maps upon request.

Location
The Willow Springs Ranch is located in the Black Mountains of Mohave County in northwestern Arizona.  Kingman is approximately 20 air miles southeast, Laughlin, NV is 15 air miles southwest and Las Vegas, NV is 75 air miles northwest.

Description
WSR provides ease of operation while allowing the enjoyment of the highly improved headquarters.  The deeded land is in five tracts with the headquarters being located on a 160 acre private property island completely surrounded by BLM at an elevation of 3,700’.  Three of the other deeded tracts have views of Lake Mohave and the Laughlin strip.  Cattle mainly graze in the north central and eastern ends of the ranch in a elevation between 3,700’ and 4,800’ with overall elevations of the ranch ranging from 2,500’ to 4,800’.  The ranch is very private with access into the Black Mountains being controlled by the headquarter parcel.  The headquarter parcel is zoned commercial residential that allows for commercial uses such as a dude ranch or bed and breakfast.

Carrying Capacity & Acreage
The WSR is set by the BLM to graze 50 animal units year round and consists of the following land tenure:

Tenure
Acres
%
Deeded
360
1.74%
State
482
2.33%
BLM
13,794
66.70%
Adverse grazing
6,044
29.23
Total
20,680 (32.31 sections)
100%

Building Improvements
WSR is exquisitely improved and portrays the rustic turn of the century building style in every structure.  The ranch has been crafted out of the highest quality materials and attention to detail has been given throughout.

Main Dwelling – Santa Fe style compound with a total of 4,245 sf consisting of a multi-leveled main building and two casitas that is built into the side of the mountain, built in 1998.  The main building has a living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with bathroom, laundry room with powder room, two car garage and a cooling tower.  The two casitas each have a living/bedroom and full bathroom, both with propane fireplace heaters and evaporative cooling.  Compound is of 2x8 construction with straw bale infill insulation, 10’ vega pole ceilings, plastered walls, custom cedar doors, custom windows, custom high end appliances and ceiling fans, all fixtures are custom, cooling is by an evaporative cooling tower, radiant floor heating and tankless water heaters.  The garage interior has 1x3 wood siding and tin ceiling with custom garage doors.  The main building and casitas are adjoined by an open grape covered terraced courtyard with three exit and entry points, extensive landscaping with graveled and flagstone flooring and a sitting area with fountain.

Guest House – A rustic two story guest home/bed and breakfast with 1,920 sf.  Two stories with two bedrooms, one bathroom and a garage on the lower level and a living/entertaining room, kitchen, bathroom and screened tea room on the upper level, built in 2007.  Lower level has china slate flooring throughout with custom staircase to the upstairs.  Upstairs has custom center oak variable 6 to 8” plank flooring, high custom tin roof, custom cedar cabinets with marble countertop with a six burner Heartland custom stove and oven.  Heating upstairs is by a state of the art pellet stove while the bedrooms downstairs have propane fireplace heaters, cooling is by evaporative coolers.  All 2x8 construction with straw bale infill insulation, metal roof with ventilated attic and three coat plastered exterior walls.  Upper level has double doors with stain glass exiting to a fully screened tea room with ceiling fan.  There is a large garden with fully fenced rock wall next to the guest house, as well as a barbeque area with lawn and mature trees.

Pool – Originally built in the 1860s by soldiers from Fort Mohave and converted into a 14x24 swimming pool.  The pool is surrounded by flagstone decking on two sides with covered cabana and stairs to a 34x42 flagstone decked entertaining area.

Labor House – Santa Fe style with 1,105 sf and has a kitchen, living/bedroom, bathroom and covered porch.  Structure also has three enclosed horse stalls that have been used for storage.  All 2x8 construction with straw bale infill insulation, a combination of china slate and mexican pavers as well as tile flooring and stuccoed exterior.

Barn – 2,684 sf total with 822 sf enclosed.  Enclosed portion has concrete flooring, wood siding and metal roof.  Open is of wood poles and is 30’ high in center.  There is a washroom with shower, sink and stool with septic tank and solar panel next to the barn.

Air Strip – 2,875’ long graveled air strip located next to the barn and underground storage bunker.

Lake – The lake is roughly 1 acre in size and is about 8’ deep with an island and has four sleeping tent cabins and a composting toilet.  The lake is stocked with largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill.

Other improvements at the headquarters include: an 1,176 sf underground storage bunker with concrete floors, walls and ceiling, top is for future expansion for airplane hangar; a 360 sf shed; concrete incinerator; 10,000 gallon water storage tank for fire protection; two buried 500 gallon and one 10,000 gallon above ground propane tanks; the county has preapproved plans for the building of a 16,000± sf barn at the headquarters (plans only, not built).  Electrical, gas and water lines are all buried throughout the headquarter area and there are a total of four septic tanks installed.

Water
The WSR is an oasis in the desert with two certificated water rights for Willow Spring (Right # 3522, application #4A-4670) and Splashy Spring (Right # 3523, application # 4A-4671) on the deeded land at the headquarters.  Combined the two springs run about 30 gpm year-round.  Water from Willow Spring is piped to all of the buildings and a 10,000 gallon storage tank for fire protection, and then flows into the lake.  Splashy spring fills the swimming pool and is used to irrigate all of the landscaping, trees, and garden.  The headquarters have been thoughtfully built around these unique water features. 

Utilities
WSR is completely off the grid with a solar system and propane generator backup, there are four septic tanks at the headquarters, an incinerator for trash, water is via gravity flow from the springs, telephone is via cellular and television and internet are via satellite.

Wildlife, Climate & Vegetation
Wildlife consists of bighorn sheep, mule deer, wild burros, mountain lion, desert tortoise, coyote, quail, chukar and dove. 

The WSR enjoys a mild four season climate, the summer heat rarely breaks 100 at the ranch because of the elevation in the Black Mountains.  The ranch receives about 10” of rainfall per year, and winter brings the occasional snowfall at the headquarters. 

Vegetation on the ranch consists of galleta, indian ricegrass, bush muley, fluff grass and red brome with various desert scrub, and juniper trees.  The headquarters has 75 mondale pine trees planted 14 years ago, 20 joshua trees planted one year ago.  There are multiple fruit and nut trees planted around the headquarters as well such as pistachio, almond, fig, pear, peach, apple, apricot, plum, nectarine, orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime, cherry and pomegranate trees, as well as many variations of grape vines, blackberries and other wild berries.  Old aged natural trees at the headquarters are chinese elm, mulberry, juniper, cedar, acacia, yucca and willow trees.

Taxes & Grazing Fees
2008 property taxes are $1,002.76 and 2008 BLM and State grazing lease fees are $856.08 for a total of $1,858.84.

Comments
Quality gentlemen’s ranches of this caliber are rare to come on the market.  This is your chance to acquire a ranch that offers a completely off grid and exquisitely improved headquarter compound with year round running spring water jutting out of the deeded land at the headquarters, all in a very private and scenic area.

Price
$3,250,000, cash or terms.

Printable Brochure
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Contact
Offered for sale exclusively by:
Paul Groseta
Headquarters West, Ltd.
51 Verde Heights Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 1840
Cottonwood, Arizona 86326
Phone: (928) 634-8110; Fax (928) 634-2113; Mobile: (928) 853-8369
Email: paul@headquarterswest.com
Web: www.headquarterswest.com/willow

Disclaimer: This information was obtained from sources deemed to be reliable but is not guaranteed by the Broker. Prospective buyers should check all the facts to their satisfaction. The property is subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal.