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Now listed for $220 million, the 64,809-acre Mesa Vista Ranch includes multiple homes and “a wildlife paradise with spectacular water features and improvements fit for a king,” according to the listing with Chas. S. Middleton and Son with Hall and Hall.
The main building is the 25,000-square-foot lodge, which includes details like multiple fireplaces, a library with a spiral staircase, a wine cellar and a 30-seat theater. The compound surrounding the lodge includes a 6,000-square-foot house with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. There’s also a freestanding rustic pub with a game room, kitchenette, gym and more sleeping areas; separate gun room with lounge and a stone chapel with a wood-framed roof situated near a memory garden and stair-cased waterfall.
Farther out, an 11,500-square-foot lake house includes three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a front door that once belonged to Bing Crosby.
The ranch includes its own airport with a 6,000-foot runway and a hangar sized to fit multiple private aircraft plus living quarters for pilots.
The wide-open property includes a 12-mile manmade network of waterways. The Canadian River flows along the property’s north boundary. There are also quail and deer feeders spread around, attracting a variety of wildlife to the property and making it great for hunters, according to the listing.
The property isn’t just for luxury living. Pickens kept a heard of between 400 and 500 cows — available for purchase separately — and there are many areas that haven’t been grazed in decades. It also comes with all the trucks, farming equipment and other equipment to run the property. Furnishings are also included.
Water rights for most of the acreage are also included, as are royalties for mineral interests.