LAVA LAKES RANCH
Steven Seagal’s 5,329-acre Lava Lakes Nature Preserve
Located in the presence of 14,000 foot Mt. Shasta in northern California’s Shasta Valley, Steven Seagal’s 5,329-acre Lava Lakes Nature Preserve is a hidden and private paradise. Its seven beautiful lakes are home to numerous species of waterfowl, deer, bass and upland birds that thrive year-round in the safety and privacy of the ranch. The acreage is a beautiful mix of lush irrigated meadows, wild wooded uplands and spectacular rock formations. The massive 14,063 sq.ft. Tennessee white pine square log residence overlooks Barton Lake and has imposing views of Mt. Shasta. The impressive gated estate contains 9 bedrooms and 10 baths, an extensive water system and a backup generator for off-the-grid dependability. There is an additional 4,200 sq. ft. 3-bedroom, 3-bath home nearby with 2-bedroom, 2-bath guest house, barns and corrals. Lava Lakes Ranch is currently operating as a nature preserve and working cattle ranch that supports 200+ pairs year-round. The nearby town of Mt. Shasta offers excellent cuisine, art galleries, golf and the hospitality of one of the nicest resort towns in the west.
Location and Area:
The small alpine village of Mt. Shasta is 30 minutes from Lava Lakes Ranch. Reminiscent of the early ski towns of Colorado, the town has fine restaurants, art galleries and quaint boutique shops. Mt. Shasta’s thriving health food market and restaurant serve as a favorite community gathering site. The city of Yreka with a population of 8,000 is also about 30 minutes away and is the shopping hub of the valley with supermarkets, restaurants and outlets. Three modern cities with all amenities are 1 ½ hours from the ranch: Redding (south of the ranch), Medford (north of the ranch) and Klamath Falls (northeast of the ranch). The town of Ashland, Oregon, well known for its Shakespeare festival, is less than one hour north of the ranch.
Lava Lakes Ranch is 20 minutes from two airports: Weed Airport is accessible for small planes with a 5000’ x 60’ runway at 2,938’ and the Siskiyou County Airport, originally built for the military, has a 7940’ x 150’ runway at 2,648 elevation. For commercial service, Redding has commuter flights to San Francisco provided by SkyWest and United Express. Medford supports flights to all parts of the country and is serviced by Alaska, United, Allegiant and Delta.
The Estate - The imposing 14,063 sq.ft. Main House was built on a grand scale with huge vaulted ceilings, exposed hewn log interiors, massive view windows and a roof lined with solar panels. Built of Tennessee white pine square-cut logs, the nine bedroom, ten bath residence overlooks Barton Lake, one of seven lakes on the property. Stone and wood floors throughout the house lead to bedrooms with porches and decks, inviting gathering spaces and cozy rooms with privacy. An extensive water treatment system, backup generator, huge solar display and attached greenhouse attest to the mindful energy efficiency that went into building the estate. Surrounded by nature and accessed via a gated and private road, the main house offers the utmost seclusion.
Olander House Complex - The Olander House complex is approximately one mile from the estate and includes the original ranch home, a guest house with a covered carport entry, a separate two-car garage, two small horse barns and a shop/hay storage building.
Olander House– This two-story, 4,200 sq.ft. home has three bedrooms and three baths. Built in the late 1980s, this home has a thoughtful layout and is situated on a part of the ranch that overlooks the meadows and has stunning views of Mt. Shasta. The original ranch house on the property, Olander House has custom woodwork, cabinets and beams throughout. The kitchen is the heart of the house with a family room nearby to entertain guests.
Guest House – A two bedroom, two bath guest house in close proximity to the Olander House is currently used for ranch hands.
Barns - Two small horse barns, one with tie stalls and two box stalls, have large attached pens. A 30’ x 60’ combination shop and hay storage building includes a tack room.
Fishing: The ranch is a hub for some of the most noted fishing available on the west coast. Thirty minutes to the north is the mighty Klamath River with its renowned runs of salmon and steelhead. The upper Sacramento River, which starts out of Mt. Shasta and flows southerly to Lake Shasta, is considered a premier trout stream. To the southeast of Mt. Shasta, the legendary McCloud River boasts a famous strain of rainbow trout. East of McCloud, the Fall River is one of the finest spring creeks in the nation. About 1 ½ hour from the ranch, the Rogue River in Medford, Oregon, is a noted salmon and steelhead river.
Skiing: Built in 1985, Mt. Shasta Ski Park is the newest winter resort in California and one of the newest in the entire United States. The ski resort encompasses 425 acres with 32 trails for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers, three triple chairs and two moving carpet lifts.
Shasta Lake: Shasta Lake is the largest man-made reservoir in California and one of the largest lakes in the western United States. When full, its 365-mile shoreline exceeds that of San Francisco Bay. Shasta Dam is the second largest and tallest concrete dam in the United States. Shasta Lake offers excellent fishing, hiking, lodging, boating, skiing, shopping and restaurants.
Wm. R. Long - CRE #01096823