Whether the goal is horseback riding or harvesting grapes, these captivating ranch estates—from Florida to California wine country, with the not-so-wild West of New Mexico in between—provide room to relax till the cows come home.
Horse Lover’s Haven in Jupiter
Jupiter, Florida | Todd Peter, Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage
This estate in the gated community of Ranch Colony is one of the finest equestrian properties in Florida, featuring a stunning five-bedroom Mediterranean-inspired residence, a private four-acre lake perfect for fishing, a guesthouse, and a heated saltwater pool. The equestrian facilities—an eight-stall barn with living quarters and a riding and jumping arena with paddocks—could easily be converted to serve as an art studio, an auto aficionado’s garage, or an outstanding home gym including golf simulators.
Rancho San Carlos
Montecito, California | Harry Kolb, Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage
Atop a hill in at a secluded address in Montecito, this irreplaceable 237.82-acre estate is anchored by a historic manor designed in the early 20th century by esteemed Reginald Davis Johnson. Measuring an impressive 29,483 square feet, it includes more than 30 rooms, all suffused with an Old World sophistication and serenity. The acreage—which consists of 30 legal parcels—affords nearly unprecedented flexibility and opportunity with its 10 guest cottages, extensive equestrian facilities, and roughly 100 acres of citrus and avocado orchards.
Luxurious Santa Fe Ranch
Santa Fe, New Mexico | Bob Cardinale, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – Main Downtown Brokerage
Rolling across 220 acres of ranchland 20 minutes from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, this impressive estate enjoys majestic mountain views. It includes an 8,750-square-foot residence, a guesthouse, a 12-stall stable, a heated three-car garage, a workshop and bus garage, a greenhouse, a caretaker’s office, a television production studio, and gymnasium with a bowling alley and shooting range. The property benefits from its own well and fire-suppression system as well as gray-water and potable water storage.
Quail H Ranch
Santa Ynez, California | Mike Brady, Micah Brady, & Jennifer Nation, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Ynez Valley Brokerage
This idyllic 296-acre collection of hills, pastures, rolling grassland dotting with mature oaks, and untouched open space is nestled in a picturesque pastoral pocket of the sunny Santa Ynez Valley. It features an 8,200-square-foot residence, a renovated 1920s guest cottage, and a two-bedroom cottage. The acreage consists of two legal parcels, offering pastureland for grazing, a “cowboy polo” field, equestrian facilities, and a restored vintage three-stall barn with an entertainment loft. The location is ideal for a vineyard producing Bordeaux grapes.
Glen Ellen Ranch and Vineyard
Glen Ellen, California | Tina Shone & Evan Shone, Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage
This 100-acre ranch is the California homestead of comedy legend Tom Smothers and his family. The tranquil acreage features a three-bedroom hilltop residence designed for effortless living and entertaining, barns and various outbuildings, ponds, meadows embraced by mature oak trees, a putting green, an alluring swimming pool, multiple inviting verandas and patios, gardens, and an olive orchard. Horses are welcome. The estate’s 23-acre organic vineyard is professionally managed, and the grapes are sold to a renowned area winery.
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