Whether or not you’re the outdoorsy type, owning a home on a ranch is really like a dream come true. And while a little house on the prairie has its charms, not just any ranch will satisfy the fantasy. Instead, we’re shopping for the best homes of the ranch house style from across the country—sprawling hills, private ponds, stables, and miles of woods included.
For those who truly enjoy the solace of the outdoors, try a private fishing ranch in Colorado with 1,000 acres of lush grasses and six fishing ponds. It will only cost you $18.9 million. Or, if wining and dining in California is more your style, the almost $22 million winery in Arryo Grande is for sale, which boasts olive production and cattle grazing. But if you don’t want to break the bank, settle for the $15 million winery in Sonoma. The 167-acres can be used for just the family, or to host large events.
Located on Snowmass Creek in Colorado, this spacious, yet homey $12.5 million stone and timber mansion offers solitude and breathtaking views. Enjoy the dock, horse facilities, and private lake on the property. But with two fireplaces, hardwood flooring, and a hot tub, you may never want to leave the house.
Want to make your ranch a home for the whole extended family? Take a look at the $14.5 million Kahuku Ranch in Hawaii. Along with a main house, the property contains 7 more plantation-style homes. Good for living with the family, without having to actually live with the family.
If you have $32 million to spare, you may want to look into purchasing this unique home located on the banks of the San Benito River in California. The 10,000 acres holds one of the finest horse ranches in the country. Today seems as good of a time as any to start riding, right?
The East Coast also offers its own oases. In Connecticut, you can grab your horses and giddyup to the Quiet Lake Estate, which includes stables and horse facilities. If you’re concerned there won’t be room for your helicopter, don’t worry, because this countryside mansion offers two locations to land your chopper. The $42 million price tag is worth it.
We’ve done the shopping for you. Gathered here are seven of the most splendid ranch houses in the country so you can be in the know about your next home purchase—or more likely, just to have something to ooh and ahh at.