Real Estate Sold for: $9,400,000
Outland Ranch is a gorgeous 3,159 acre ranch located in Southern Illinois near McLeansboro. Rarely does a property of this size and quality come to the market in this part of the country. The ranch is characterized by an array of rolling hills, lush pastures, fertile farm ground, over 1,500 acres of mature timber and a dozen ponds and lakes. The centerpiece is the secluded 10-acre Eagle Lake named for the pair of resident Bald Eagles that nest nearby year round. The property has been superiorly managed for wildlife. Dozens of native grasses, wildflowers and bushes have been reintroduced for both food and cover. During the spring and summer months there are hundreds of acres of wild flowers in bloom making for a truly spectacular setting. Food plots for deer, quail and turkey dot the landscape. The ranch also has over 500 acres of tillable farmland and an additional 540 acres that are enrolled in CRP contracts.
Outland Ranch was thoughtfully assembled, designed and managed to host horseback dog trials, which it still does to this day. The 17-mile course that meanders its way through the property has hosted dozens of field trials including the National Amateur Invitational and the America Derby Invitational. The property boasts 2 stables, capable of holding over 70 horses, a clubhouse with a commercial grade kitchen, large dining hall with a fireplace and a large covered porch to enjoy the views. The main lodge is a 3,564 sq ft home with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. This two-story structure has stone fireplaces in both the family room and the large master bedroom. The wrap-around porch encompasses three sides of the home, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful views no matter what time of day. The property also features a very nice home for the ranch manager, as well as another small house plus additional barns, sheds and a large dog kennel.
Abundant and diverse food sources, prevalent habitat and very low hunting pressure make Outland Ranch home to an impressive whitetail deer population as well as turkey and quail. Most of the lakes are stocked with largemouth bass, crappie, catfish and other species making this a true sportsman’s paradise. But of all the remarkable characteristics that Outland Ranch has to offer, the most impressive is it’s sheer size. Whether on horseback or an ATV, you can ride all day long and not see it all. The seclusion that you attain with 3,129 contiguous acres combined with the property’s incredible natural beauty make this a truly uncommon opportunity.
For a private showing please contact Jason Blue at 812-452-3191.