High Canyon Ranch Offered for $20,000,000

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High Canyon Ranch | East Shore of Lake Tahoe, Nevada

One of the last remaining privately owned large acreage parcels in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is being offered for sale for the first time in modern history. Perched high above Lake Tahoe, adjacent to Marlette Lake, 321 acres of pristine high mountain meadows, forest and timeless backcountry offer a remote retreat with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley from the top of the world.

This historic location was once a working cattle ranch bolstered by the cool mountain summers and land to graze. The four contiguous parcels are surrounded by hundreds of acres of Federal and State owned lands, offering boundless recreational opportunities including canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, to name a few. Access has been provided via backcountry permit previously through Spooner Lake State Park and is currently under review.

With a list price of $20 Million, this seemingly endless open space is bound only by the horizon and deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe below. World Class amenities around Lake Tahoe to the West include skiing, gaming, boating, golf and water sports. These parcels are outside the boundary of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and lay within the jurisdiction of Carson City, providing for limited development opportunities with Conservation Reserve zoning and approximately one unit per 20 acres density, eco -resort, ranching and equestrian allowable uses. With easy access to the renown Tahoe Rim Trail, this landmark offering is a four-season wilderness destination with mountain living at its finest.


“The High Canyon Ranch is rich in Lake Tahoe cattle ranching history and is now a very rare low impact development opportunity,” says Vince Scott of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty.  “This one-of-a -kind assemblage of high country meadows, streams and ridges overlooking Marlette Lake with mountaintop views of Lake Tahoe is absolutely stunning.”


This property is represented by Vince Scott of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty | 775.832.4900 | SierraSothebysRealty.com

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1 Comment

  1. james Orndorff says:

    This $20,000,000.00 property is a treasure and should be bought (or donated) to the state. The thought that a home (or one home per every 20 acres?) could one day grace the view FROM Marlette lake is astounding to say the least. This IS a one of a kind, once in a life time opportunity… the last chance to save a very serious piece of high country from the blight of development and the scourge of private ownership.

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