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Ten Reasons to buy the Homestead at Wild Horse Basin. . .
1) Over 32 million gallons a year in surface water rights, plus two wells!
2) 620 acres included, almost a full section of land, with views that rival a National Park!
3) A Safe Haven in politically-troubled times, Double-gated and relatively unknown
4) Huge level cleared areas suitable for a vineyard, other plantings or buildings
5) Paved and protected Bagdad Airport 3.5 miles away, nearby town facilities.
6) Residence included, partial subterranean 3 level home, suitable for bunker or fortress that uses only 10% of the energy of a conventional home!
7) Same driving distance from Phoenix as Flagstaff is.  Lower elevation for easier access
8) Interstate 11, providing easier access to Bagdad, approved by the Senate, on fast track
9) Reduced in price to $ 1.55 million, $2500/acre.  Of 71 Flagstaff pine country land parcels, none were less than $19,500/ac, and many starting  at $35,000, without surface water rights
You investment dollar goes much farther at this remarkable location!
10) Miles of spectacular riding and hiking trails, along numerous springs on the ranch. No, the view below is not of Yosemite, or Zion. . .it's the vista you'll enjoy from the property! There's 3/4 of a mile of stream frontage with Boulder Creek and Silent Basin Wash, lined by mature Cottonwood and Sycamore trees!  MLS # 5643499
See the video tour in HD on   See the hidden basin by air!

The Homestead at Wildhorse Basin, offered for $ 1.55  million-Discovered by a pilot who found this secret valley, originally homesteaded back in the 1930s!  620 acres with Eco-friendly partial subterranean home that could serve as a headquarters home, even serve as a fortress or bunker.  This double-gated discovery is just 3.5 miles from Bagdad, and the secure Bagdad Airport.  The perfect fly-in retreat. 
Included in this almost Full Section of land, are expansive, level  and cleared areas, ready for farming, winery, or building, with  3/4 mile of tree-lined Boulder Creek and Silent Basin Wash, winding along the property amidst large cottonwood and sycamore trees.  The Arizona Wine Grower's Association says this elevation of 4260 is perfect for a wine operation. 
You may be surprised that the Homestead is just over a two hour drive from Phoenix and just one hour from Wickenburg!  Near the proposed  Interstate 11, just approved by the Senate and earmarked a "high priority" for completion. Protected and preserved for decades in one of Arizona's most scenic and secret locations.  Surrounding the Homestead at Wildhorse Basin are unlimited riding trails and numerous springs  on the ranch.  And around this dream location, views worthy of a National Park. There are rare surface water rights of 100 acre feet  from Boulder Creek. That's over 32 million gallons a year, in addition to the wells on the property!    There's even a new buried fiber optic line laid near the residence,  currently in use as the caretaker's home.

And on the way in, you'll wind through a wonderland of rocks.      What a place to explore!

What the pilot discovered-a pine-forested basin with a winding river.  Seldom Seen Wildhorse Basin, site of the Homestead. This pine-covered basin includes Boulder Creek and Silent Basin Wash.
Below, flying along the rim of this geologic wonder, is the same view the original owner saw, that attracted him to this hidden valley. These sharp cliffs to the North are on leased ground.

Above, large mature cottonwood and sycamore trees line Boulder Creek and Silent Basin Wash, running along the property for 3/4 of a mile
Below, grantic monolith face, on the property, which lies from the creek, further to the East

Pastoral Boulder Creek flows past monolithic boulders on the property.  100 acre feet of water included
Below, left, charming ranch road through the pines,  right, couple hiking on picturesque granite mound


Now, contrast those rugged panoramas above, with the area near the creek, with  acres of cleared and large, level areas, two wells, an apple orchard with demonstration vineyard plantings,  and lots of potential for a myriad of uses.  There's also a number of perfect areas for stuctures.

Photo below left, part of the entrance road, winding along.      Right, Springtime on Boulder Creek

Below, see the level areas that have been cleared, ready for a vineyard, orchard, home, your dream?
Below, photos of the various areas of cleared land suitable for homes, plantings, vineyard, orchards? Or use the exisiting cattle pens as well.  The stable and other arenas has been removed, leaving some additional level building or planting areas.  Note one of the well storage tanks

See more photos of the level and cleared areas by scrolling down further, but first, check out the pioneering concrete-domed home with Earth Berm that's included.  This 2824 sq. ft. 3 level super energy-efficient home  was constructed by Earth Systems, which is the Formworks company in Durango, Colorado today.  Concrete dome construction is super strong, with four-inch walls, and offers superior protection from the natural elements, as well as offering top security and only 10% of the energy of a conventional home.   Located at the foot of the rim, with sweeping views of the basin,  protected by double gates

Photos below, left  Large garage and workspace of the home  Right, the top rotunda of the concrete dome.  For water, residents enjoy domestic well water, for electric power, there's a solar array with a backup generator, there's also a new fiber optic cable installed and a cellphone signal booster.

Google Earth photo of the headquarters/residence grounds

Below, although not photos of this home, here are several pictures showing the process of putting in the Earth berm, as well as a typical photo of how nice these Earth sheltered homes can be on the inside. Photos courtesy of Formworks Building, Durango, Colorado

Below, several interior photos of the actual floorplan of the Homestead house.  Upper level is first, then the layout for the lower level.

Photos below, the ranch tour continues with a look at some of the cleared and wide-open level areas.  Stables and some arenas has been removed, added to the open land, making it easier to develop/plant.

Storage tank for one of the two wells on the property     Ancient boulders in pines,  covered in lichen
Below,  looking North across the Homestead at Wildhorse Basin , approaching the main area from the South.

Above, the basin floor on the property. Note some of the many cleared areas. 
Photo below, sharp cliffs of the basin's edge, on leased land to the North. What a view!

Photo above left, views to the North and above right, signature rock cliffs of the Homestead at Wildhorse Basin. Large and level areas are close by.
The areas varied topography and 570 acres presents a lifetime of exploring. 

The Homestead at Wildhorse Basin (above left)  Cliffs in the afternoon sun, looking North from the property.  (above right) Further downstream, hiking in Spring along brim-full Boulder Creek. The creek flows perennially, as most Arizona waterways do.

What a perfect location for a pilot-minutes from the gated and secure Bagdad public airport. Photos below.  With a 4,000 ft. runway, the airport can handle planes up to 12,500 lbs.  Yavapai County is also studying improving the facilities there.

Above, a wider view of the entire area, showing the historic open copper pit at Bagdad.   Water on Boulder Creek flows through the Homestead at Wildhorse Basin  down from the mountains, toward town, not away from it.  Divided highway access to Phoenix 17 miles to the South, site of the proposed Interstate 11, which has now been approved by the Senate and is on a fast-track.  Wickenburg is only one hour away, Phoenix a little more than a 2 hour drive. Video tour: See the hidden basin by air!

Like to see more?  How about seeing it in person? The Homestead at Wildhorse Basin is a rare find, and now you've discovered it!  Offered for $ 1.55  million, and extra land could be available.  Call us for an appointment and tour at 602-377-0060.  You'll see why visitors say "I had no idea forested land like this was near Bagdad!"   A pilot discovered it, now you can enjoy it!    Top  Home

preston photo Nancy Westmoreland
For further information or to tour these properties, call Preston and Nancy Westmoreland, at Russ Lyon Sotheby's International at: 602-377-0060    
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