E.7568A Acorn Lane - Town of Dellona - Sauk County, Wisconsin
MLS # 1768479
160 Acres with 3562 Sq. Ft luxury home

Offered at $1,900,000

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers,  but borrowed from his children.” ― John James Audubon

Land has varying degrees of importance in today's world...

While much of America's prairies and countryside are dedicated to the production of food, there are unique properties - especially in the rolling countryside of south-central Wisconsin - that represent a family or personal interest in maintaining the natural beauty of the land and enjoying the wild and domestic animals that can thrive there.

Such is this unique real estate opportunity...

From the verdant pastures and the skilled hands of its owners, this beautiful and productive 160 acres has been the birthplace and sanctuary for scores of animals - from the common to the exotic - for decades. It was recently home to a small herd of elk, miniature Herefords, horses, Texas Long-Horns, and, of course, the family dog.

Land use is the choice of the owner - and with that - the responsibility to protect and maintain it to the best of their ability...

The owners of these pristine acres have fulfilled their obligation to nature and to the community, by preserving the natural beauty of the woods, meadows and fields, and sharing the magic of birth and life of hundreds of animals with the public.

Operated for many years as The Nanchas Elk Ranch, this land could be the perfect location for a beef operation, organic farm, horse ranch, the ultimate retreat or conservancy.

The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”  ― Masanobu Fukuoka

The "diversity of use" potential ...

The high fences, multiple partitioned pastures, gates and lanes are designed for convenience and practicality in moving stock. The solid outbuildings provide spaces for rearing, stock management and breeding.

Home for animals - home for humans...

View your animals that share these spaces!  This home promises your own nature programming, as it overlooks the pastures and the surrounding hills and valleys, through the large expanse of windows, or from the patio and firepit just outside the door.

This  beautiful home is the centerpiece of the property, with 3562 square feet of amazing space - integrated into  the rolling hills and woodlots that characterize this part of Wisconsin.  With an abundance of wood and stone, the interior is a reflection of the owners' love for the outdoors. The contrast of the modern home and the classic weathered barn at the entrance is priceless. 

Business potential...

Located just a few miles from one of the largest tourist areas in the Midwest (Wisconsin Dells),  it has 6.6 acres that are zoned commercial.  This opens endless possibilities, including retail operations, stables, produce, or other business opportunities. Wisconsin Dells receives millions of visitors every year.

The greatness of a nation .and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Environment is everything ...

A new owner can choose to raise and/or board horses, operate a grass fed/organic/conventional beef ranch. This farm has all the features that provide safe, healthy and pleasant natural surroundings.  Clean, uncluttered pastures and pens, multi-purpose outbuilding, high, well maintained fencing and excellent roadways and lanes are testament to the degree of care by the current owners.

A few of the hundreds of amenities of this amazing property:

  • Picturesque private drive - completely blacktopped

  • Barn with hay mow, with separate grainery room used for storage and tack

  • Barn has 3 temporary horse stalls with rubber mats

  • Barn features an inside water hydrant

  • Morton shed is 75% blacktopped and 25% shavings for cattle or horses - perfect for loafing or calving

  • Small insulated workshop, tack room , storage in loft area accessable with pull down stairs. Large  items can be loaded through  door in loft with use of tractor bucket.

  • Multi-purpose outbuilding has hydraulic shoot, scale to doctor and load animals, and 4 stall areas which could be used for horses.

  • 60 acres woodland, with an abundance of deer,  turkey  and small game.

  • Approx. 50-60 acres grazing, separated into seven smaller pastures - all accessible to water - automatic waters in some pastures for ease of watering in winter, current owner also using above ground water system with quick disconnect for seasonal use. Pastures have center lane for ease of movement of animals and equipment. Secure high tensile wire perimeter fence, perfect setup for grass fed livestock and rotational grazing system. Paddocks of various sizes with high tensile fence. All fences are very well-maintained.

  • Pastures have wide enough gates for large farm equipment to pass through. Soil supports grazing and multiple hay crops.

  • Pastures can be viewed from inside of home, to monitor herds, take photos or just enjoy the wonders of growth and nature

  • Current crop and hunting land rental pays taxes

  • An abundance of open spaces and scenic elevations are perfect for trail rides around property

   No house should ever be ON hill or On anything. It should be OF the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other - Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank would be pleased. The home on this farm is on a hill - with striking views of rolling pastures and countryside - but it is also OF the hill - and its beautiful surroundings.  The contrast of the classic weathered barn near the entrance and the beautiful modern home at the end of the drive is perfect.  The home doesn't fit ON the property - it is part OF the property.

Extensive glass provides scenic views from almost every room.  Walk-out takes you to an open air patio with vistas of almost the entire farm.

A few of the scores of amenities of this gorgeous home:

  • 3562 square feet.

  • 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths.

  • Built in 2001.

  • Full exposed basement with walkout to yard, partially finished, 8'+ ceilings, poured concrete foundation.

  • Fireplace.

  • Chef's kitchen with top-of-line appliances.

  • Barrier-free features include open floor plan, ramped or level entrances, ramped or level entry from garage. First floor bedroom, first floor full bath. Level drive, level lot, width of hallways 36"+, door openings 36+, Low pile or no carpeting.

  • Heated 3 car garage with opener and extra storage space.

  • Wonderful combination of western decor and contemporary style.

  • Striking views through a plethora of windows.

  • Air exchanger, tankless water heater and many other mechanical add-ons.


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Let us arrange a private showing of this one-of-a-kind rural property.  Walk the lanes and pastures, see the quality and efficiency of the layout of pastures, fields and fencing.

This is a rare offering - and an amazing combination of luxury home and beautiful, productive farmland - as well as an ideal location. Just minutes from Wisconsin Dells, less than an hour to Madison, a few hours to Chicago or Minneapolis, this could be the ultimate beef cattle operation, a production-level organic farm, horse ranch and/or stable - plus a family home for generations of enjoyment.

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