Nestled in the beautiful North County region of San Diego, California is the peaceful, organic farm at 17550 Bear Valley Lane in Escondido. This 117 acre pastoral farmstead is covered by a variety of heroic oak and pine trees, includes 3 homes, several out-buildings and is enriched by surrounding mountains and spectacular views.
Accessed by a lazy country lane and just minutes from city conveniences, this impressive Escondido Ranch property is one-of-a-kind and rich with history. Once home to the largest California grizzly bear ever seen in the state, and the last native bear in San Diego County, the area was originally given the name Bear Valley. The famous 22,000 acres Rancho Guejito lies just over the eastern ridge line.
Once behind the private gated entry, you enter a world of serenity and peace where rare Englemann oaks dot the landscape and acres of organic farm ground produce avocados, guava, figs and commercial flowers. There are over 40 acres of flat ground here and abundant water from 7 productive wells is stored in two 12,500 gallon tanks and gravity fed to the commercial crops and other fruit trees including lemons, grapefruit, plums, walnuts, olives and oranges.
The single level Escondido ranch style main home boasts 2600 SF, an updated kitchen, heated pool and spa and overlooks the majestic Lake Wohlford, a haven for fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts. Home to butterfly Koi fish, a shimmering lily pond rests nearby. Bird watchers will appreciate the Golden Eagles and a multitude of other raptors native to the area.
Although this Escondido Ranch property is peacefully tucked away in a private setting, it is a short distance from Escondido’s bustling historic downtown, the popular Bates Nut Farm and just an hour north of Downtown San Diego. Take advantage of rural living while retaining all the conveniences of city life.
Held by the same family for decades, this is a rare opportunity to own a last, great place of beauty and contentment.