The Hidden Canyon Ranch is arguably the most scenic and well appointed recreational/working ranch ownership opportunity in Nebraska and is among and elite few anywhere. There are only a handful of ranches in the west that can deliver the "WOW!" factor--and this one does! The western elegance and beauty of its setting is breathtaking. The Hidden Canyon Ranch is truly in rarified air and is definitely fitting of the title "Trophy Ranch."
The custom home and national park-like setting immediately surrounding it alone may be worth the price tag. If this is the case, you get the 2,572 acres +/- of timbered canyons, fabulous wildlife viewing or hunting, working purebred cattle/horse facilities and 2 second homes thrown in for free! Opportunities like this come along once in a lifetime ,and you may be the one with the vision and means to make this your Trophy to a life of accomplishment.
Describing this marvel as a "custom executive home" just doesn't do the architecture, construction, amenities and landscaping justice -a "masterpiece" is more appropriate. The home consists of 6,378 sq ft with all but the storage & mechanical rooms meticulously crafted & finished. The main entrance opens into the great room with a 2-story rock fireplace seizing center stage. Immediately you will notice the timbered beam and natural wood craftsmanship throughout, evoking a western flavor and charm.
Towards the of the greatm room is a 15-ft oak wet bar faced & trimmed with Mexican sage that hand-selected by the original owner. Sink, can fridge, bottle fridge, wine cooler, ice maker and dishwasher are included.
The room just behind the bar is an enclosed entertainment room/theater. The Sony sound & video system is centrally installed in this room and directed at your command - in stereo - to 11 separate rooms in the home, including the deck.
As you climb the curved staircase with oak railing=s out of the great room and up to the dining room, you'll look past the enormous antler chandlier, through 14 picture windows the tree-lined, well-stocked ponds. You can take the discreetly placed elevator upstairs as well.
The large kitchen is open to the dining room, comfortably suggesting a wish for friendly conversation and western hospitality. Custom hand-cut tile adorns the countertops and the large island nook. The tile tastefully combines with oak cabinetry to provide old west quality. The same tile is used in the baths as well. Double ovens, electric cooktop, dishmwasher and an extra large sub-zero refrigerator are just a few of the amenities strategically placed here.
The master bedroom follows the theme presented throughout the rest of the home and boasts a private walk-out deck all its own. Inside are built-in double dresers, an entertainment center and mirrored beauty station, a 10x16 cedar walk-in closet and full bath.
There are 2 additional big bedrooms, 3 full baths, an office, reloading room, exercise room and game room spacious enough for a full-sized pool table.
Few homes of this stature are designed to withstand long periods of power loss, but this one was. Discreetly concealed underground is a 1000-gallon propane tank supplying a Generac power planet. The system is able to sense a power loss and kicks on automatically supplying the electrical needs of the home. If you are someone looking for an off-the-grid capable, end-of-the-road hideaway, you might realize after seeing this property that this is a delightful place to spend a lifetime.
The only thing stingy about the home is its use of energy. Utilizing a state-of-the-art geothermal heat pump system, the home economically cooled and heated. The hot water heaters are run off the geothermal heat pump system and are supplemented by an Envirotec system as well, delivering even greater savings.
Sizable 3-bay garage is both heated & air-conditioned with concrete floor and work bench. One long bay is entered perpendicular to the other bays for ATVs or boat storage. Other conveniences are a central vacuum system & laundry/utility room with drop sink. Outside, the lawn & flowerbeds are automatically watered by an underground sprinkler system.
We may be saving the best for last - the screened patio/covered deck! Like the dining room, the deck provides a spectacular view of the ponds, pines & rock-rimmed canyon beyond. It is 1,200+ sq ft with a built-in oversized stainless-steel gas grill. Over the grill is ahood that vents smoke up & out the dramatic cathedral ceilings. These ceilings are supported by massive rough-hewn wood beams. The numerous 12-ft-wide retractable screens are available at the push of a button and roll up completely for a more open deck, or close & seal tightly for a screened patio to keep insects out. Floors are maintenance-free Trex decking planks. There's even a loft with safety railing overlooking the deck & accessible by ladder.
Working Purebred Cattle & Horse Ranch -
The ranch is currently used as a purebred cattle operation with an owner-rated capacity of 200 pairs with supplemental feeding for a 7-to-8 month grazing period with 1-to-2 months of winter grazing. There is a 2-year-old steel barn (approx 40'x80') with 12'x80' overhang that has two 12x12 overhead doors & one 8x12 overhead door. This building is designed for a horse and/or cattle operation. Protective wood paneling (2"x6" tongue-&-groove) reaching 6 ft high inside the open access shelter protects the walls and structure. There is another 40x80 heavy-duty steel shop with concrete floors, a 15 overhead door & walk-in door. Pipe & cable working corrals & alleys outside with new frost-free automatic Ritchie water (5) make operation easy to run & maintain.
The ranch is fenced into 10 pastures allowing for rotational grazing to maximize production & ecosystem imrpovement. There's a nice balance between warm & cool season grasses, providing for excellent weight gain for cattle throughout the grazing season.
Trophy Deer, Small Game Hunting and Great Fishing -
Abundant wildlife make a home in the ranch's 19 timbered canyons, including trophy mule & white-tail deer. The canyons feature numerous varieties of trees, including cedar, pine, cottonwood, willow & hackberry trees. Currant berry bushes are present, too. The wild turkey population is thriving & floushing in many canyons, and there are other small game species such as waterfowl, pheasants, grouse and doves that call this home. Bald eagles, many hawk species, blue herons & egrets can also be seen on the ranch. The large pond system in front of the house is stocked with trophy bass, catfish & bluegill. If the deer & turkey hunting can't draw you away from the comfort of this house, surely the fishing will!
PROPERTY NUMBER: 49042-25128