Ladybug Ranch is a one-of-a-kind 720 acre cattle and horse farm located in the beautiful Okanogan Highlands of Washington State. At elevations between 3,900 to 4,800 feet above sea level, the territorial views from multiple sites on the property are stunning. From the Highland parklands to the east and south; to the Okanogan Valley and snowy Cascades to the west; and mountain panoramas in Canada to the north. The subject property actually borders a roadless forested district of Canada with endless views of the great white north.
135 Lady Bug Road
Oroville, WA, 98844
Here is a unique opportunity to purchase Ladybug Ranch offered at only $2,295,000.
Land Size: 720 Acres
Total Square Footage: Approximately 4,000 SF
Property Details —
As for the location, the ranch is located in the North Central region of Washington State, just 15 minutes east of the Resort Town of Oroville on Lake Osoyoos. It is a short 40 minute drive northeast from the Omak Airport which is suitable for commercial flights.
Lake Osoyoos is famously warm in the summer months supporting many recreational activities including boating, water skiing and fishing. However, just to the north of Oroville is the economically thriving Wine Country region of British Columbia known as the “Canadian Riviera”. Here you can visit and sample multiple award winning Vineyards and Wineries which has been voted one of the top wine tourism destinations in the world.
Wildlife abounds within the ranch’s Douglas Fir forests and open grasslands; with Rocky Mountain Elk, mule deer and numerous white tail deer. Approximately 100 resident and migratory bird species have been identified on the property; including grouse, soaring hawks, golden eagles, great horned owls, snowy and great gray owls. Most enjoyably are dozens of song birds that fill the air with morning and evening song. Visually there are some 40 wildflower species which decorate the ranch’s fields and forests.
Pastures & Farming
Over the years the ranch has easily provided summer pasture for 125 heifers annually; including abundant pastures and hay production for year-around support of a half dozen horses. In addition to pasture land, the ranch has produced some 80 tons of hay per year and could easily produce higher yields with more intense farming.
Come and visit one of the gem Estate Ranches of the Washington Okanogan Region, where the sky is truly the limit.
Ladybug’s primary residence is a unique horse-barn and house design of post and beam construction. Within the structure are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with an exceptional dining area and great room. What makes the living area extremely unique are the rare vintage and recycled larch tamarack posts, timbers and wood used from a former 100-year-old warehouse found in Okanogan Valley. Also, hundred year old flume lumber was incorporated as well into the house for valence lighting and cabinetry. With the timber-frame roof beams, hardwood and slate flooring along with indirect and track lighting throughout; the house illustrates extraordinary craftmanship construction.
Water & Electric
The main ranch house has buried underground electrical power from Okanogan PUD. Water is abundantly available across the ranch from three deep wells, two year-around natural springs, and three stock ponds. Also, five permanent stock troughs provide water for cattle and wildlife.
The Guest House
A smaller secondary residence is located above the main residence on the summit of Ladybug Mountain. This guest house includes a full kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room and large sleeping loft. It is entirely off the grid with a solar electrical system and propane stove and refrigerator.
Winter Sports & Sightings
In winter months the property receives dry “Rocky Mountain snow,” creating exceptional conditions for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. For skiers, sightings of snowshoe hares, coyotes and even snowy owls, are frequent.
The Primary Residence
The primary residence horse barn is below the living quarters with five horse stalls below and a dedicated horse shower. To the exterior of the barn stalls is a fenced off coral area for immediate access to horse riding.
Six Miles of Ranch Roads
Approximately six miles of ranch roads provide “riding trails,” but most riders soon discover the pleasure of roaming the ranch cross country. Virtually the entire property is available and accessible for horseback riding in some of the country’s most stunning nature landscape terrain.