83,341.05± Acres
Deschutes County, Oregon

Lorenzen Ranch

ID: 24866
Status: Sold
Acres: 83,341.05±
Type: Ranches
Address: 25700 Spencer Wells Rd
City, State: Bend, Oregon
County: Deschutes
ZIP Code: 97702
Presented By: Todd Longgood | CLE
Taxes: $3,142
Dwelling Sq Ft: 1,800
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2


The Golden Basin Ranch

A contiguous 83,341+/- acre ranch less than 25 minutes away from Bend, OR is what makes this ranch standout. The Golden Basin Ranch historically has been used as the base place to the well-known Lorenzen Ranches, inc. Red Angus cattle herd. The ranch is located 20 miles east of Bend on the high desert of Central Oregon. An "out the gate" operation allows for 600 mother cows to be ran on the BLM pastures in the early spring and then driven by horseback in late spring/early summer to the forest service allotment pastures where the herd remains until late September. A nice 4-bedroom home with Cascade Mountain views, 30x60 shop, hay shed, calving/horse barn, scales, bunkhouse, & corrals all contribute to the balance of this property.

-Quick Facts-

- Total Acres: 83,341.05 +/-

- 46,843 +/- USFS-Cinder Cone Allotment-600+/- AUM's

- 22,152 +/- BLM- Horse Ridge Allotment- 1,624 +/- AUM's

- 12,348 +/- BLM Barlow Cave Allotment- 600+/-AUM's

- 1,998.05 +/- Deeded Acres

- Less than 25 Minutes from Bend, Oregon

- Main House- 4 bedrooms 2 bath-Well/Septic 200Amp Service

- Bunk House- Studio office area with 1- bath

- 2019 New Well

- 30x60 Shop

- Calving/Horse barns

- Hay Shed


-600+/- Aum's annually

-Perimeter fenced

- Power: Central Oregon Electric

- Three- LOP Tags within the Paulina Unit


25700 Spencer Wells Road, Bend, OR 97702

Deschutes County Tax Acct Number: 108519- 80.00 Acres

108384- 320.00 Acres

257367- 80.00 Acres

257372- 320.00 Acres

257368- 80.00 Acres

108538- 157.58 Acres

257365- 160.00 Acres

108388- 320.00 Acres

257366- 80. 00 Acres

257369- 160.47 Acres

257370- 80.00 Acres

108387- 120.00 Acres

257371- 40.00 Acres


Head East from Bend, OR on Hwy 20 and continue 20+/- miles until you see Spencer Wells Road. Take a right on Spencer wells road and the destination should be about 5.5 +/- miles down the road on the left.

Distances to other Cities:

Bend, OR- 20 +/- Miles

Redmond, OR- 40 +/- Miles

Christmas Valley, OR- 77 +/- Miles

Burns, OR- 115 +/- Miles

Klamath Falls, OR- 159+/- Miles


Bend Municipal Airport is 25 +/- miles away.

Located on approximately 420 acres, five miles northeast of Bend, Oregon, the Bend Municipal Airport (KBDN) caters to the needs of general aviators, hosts two flight training schools, and is home to numerous businesses. Their combined operations make Bend the third busiest airport in the state in terms of takeoffs and landings.

If you're looking for the closest airport with commercial service, Roberts Field in Redmond, Oregon is located about 20 minutes to the north and offers flights to most western airline hubs. You can find more information on Roberts Field at


The total acres of the ranch with the allotment ground is: 83,341.05 +/-.

- 46,843 +/- USFS-Cinder Cone Allotment-600+/- AUM's

- 22,152 +/- BLM- Horse Ridge Allotment- 1,624 +/- AUM's

- 12,348 +/- BLM Barlow Cave Allotment- 600+/-AUM's

- 1,998.05 +/- Deeded Acres


House (1,800 square feet) - The house was constructed in 1998 and has an open floor plan.

It consists of a two story-Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, living room, and garage. The home is heated with both a centrally located wood stove and electric wall heat. Currently, the Ranch manager and his family occupy the house.

Bunkhouse- The bunkhouse is constructed over a cistern of approximately 18,000-20,000+/- gal

Barn - Constructed of wood with a metal roof and a gravel floor. The barn contains built-in pens and stalls. Water and power are both available.


The shed is a pole structure with metal roofing. High eave clearance for stacking hay. Will hold approximately 100 tons of hay.

Corrals- High quality and newly constructed steel well casing. The handling system has the capacity to work a large number of livestock.

A good layout of alleys and pens for processing animals. In addition, there are large pens for set up for feeding animals. Corrals include both year-round water along with water troughs and electricity. Excellent access and ample area suitable for accommodating large semi-trucks. A high-quality steel loading chute with plenty of room to easily load and unload.

Miscellaneous - Several small sheds are also located across the headquarters.


An approximate 1,800 sqft shop with a concrete floor and 200-amp service power is used for the ranches maintenance shop.


Power is supplied by Centra Oregon Electric. Power is located across the headquarters to most structures.


All the water for the property and allotments is supplied by two wells located on the deeded portions of Ranch. The wells have piping that provides water to be pumped to an approximate 18,000 to 20,000-gallon cement cistern and then redistributed to the improvements located on the property. The cistern reserve water also is pumped to supply the water through piping underground to the Barlow Cave BLM allotment. On the remaining allotments, water is hauled twice a day to two water sets to help manage the herd from one pasture to the next. The seller has said that it takes approximately two hours a day round trip to get this done during the later summer months.


The ranch currently runs approximately 600 pairs on a year-round basis. Most of the calves coming off of the desert grazing are 5 weight desert cattle. The seller then puts them on a bit of feed and the cattle quickly gain in weight thereafter. The seller believes that with the upcoming NEPA range/grazing review they should be able to push the allowed number of AUM's higher to expand the current operation. While the livestock numbers are high, they are controlled by the use of water and mineral throughout the property. The seller recommends that you need about three good horses to gather or move cattle throughout the property.


The lower elevations of the ranches' rangeland vegetation are mapped as being dominated by Thurbers Needlegrass and Bluebunch Wheatgrass while the upper elevations are categorized as Idaho Fescue and Thurbers Needlegrass. All of these species are preferred by livestock. Deeded land is fenced in with the BLM and USFS pastures. There are approximately 16 different pastures altogether varying in size. Rotations from pastures are about a month and then will rotate utilizing a combination of deeded land, BLM and USFS Allotments. The operator will winter cattle at the homeplace and then trail them in early spring to the BLM allotments while utilizing the Forest service allotment in the later summer months. The Seller only grazes on about half the ranch each year. The BLM Horse Ridge allotment (22,152+/- acres) & BLM Barlow Cave Allotment (12,348+/- Acres) allow for 600 Aum's annually while the USFS Cinder Cone allotment (46,843 acres) is from 5/1-9/22 and also allow for 600 AUM's.


The whole property is fenced and cross fenced on all deeded, BLM & USFS allotments. The operator has said that you can get to approximately 80% of the fences on the property by four-wheeler or pickup which helps keep them in good condition. Most of the property is fenced with a 3-wire barbed fence but the property does have some 4-wire throughout. Buyer to do their own due diligence as to their satisfaction and condition of the fencing throughout the property.


Elevation on the ranch ranges from 3650' to 6500'. The USDA NRCS has a variety of ecological sites are mapped for the ranch with the predominant range sites having a wide range of precipitation. The majority of the precipitation occurs in the form of snow during the winter months from December to March. The Seller has indicated that the average snowfall on the lower elevations will range from one to two feet but the snow is hit or miss. 2021 had hardly any while 2020 was one of the stronger years and had two feet. The region experiences warm and dry summers.

Additional Information


  • public land access


  • barn
  • fencing
  • shed
  • well
  • workshop
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