Table of Contents
- Katherine Heigl discusses house in Utah, love for family and Mormon values
- Why Hollywood cancelled Katherine Heigl almost overnight
- Katherine Heigl and daughters share tour of family ranch in Utah
- Who Else Wants an Extraordinary Ranch Near Park City, Utah?
- Park City Horse Ranch For Sale
- Utah’s Economy Among USA’s Best
- Vail Resort’s Investment in Park City, Utah
- Big Opportunity In Peoa/Oakley, Utah Ranch Land
- Oakley & Peoa: The New Gold Coast of Park City
- Oakley—Not Your Average Utah Small Town
- Why These Celebrities Own Ranches In The Oakley, Utah Area
- Oakley Equestrian Scene
- 2 Million More Reasons Why You’ll Love Oakley, Utah
- New to the Market: Oakley & Peoa’s Crown Jewel
- Elevated Above Surrounding Utah Ranches
- First and Foremost: Views Forever
- This Ranch Is Fenced And Ready For Your Horses
- Existing Ranch Cabin For Sale in Utah
- You Feel Like You Stepped out Of The Sundance Catalog
- Utah Horse Ranch For Sale
- Ride For Hours On Your Own Large Horse Ranch in Utah
- Outstanding Equestrian Development Potential
- Water Shares Included With this Utah Ranch For Sale
- Record-Setting Ranch Sold Near Oakley, Utah
- Enjoy the Sweetness of Your Success
- Superior Site & Setting of Kamas Valley’s Finest Ranch For Sale
- There’s Magic in The Utah Mountains
- Escape To The Eagle Watch Ranch
- Buy Nothing Until You Compare It To This Ranch
- Katherine Heigl shows off Utah ranch in Easter family post
Katherine Heigl discusses house in Utah, love for family and Mormon values
- In this photo released by PMK/HBH, actress Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley pose for a photograph with their adopted 10-month-old baby girl from Korea. Katherine and Josh have named their daughter Nancy Leigh and she will go by the nickname Naleigh. She is named after Katherine’s mother Nancy and her aunt Margaret Leigh. (AP Photo/Cheyenne Ellis, PMK-HBH) Cheyenne Ellis, AP
- Actress Katherine Heigl and daughter pet a hedgehog at the premiere of the animated film “The Nut Job” on Saturday, January 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP) Vince Bucci, Vince Bucci/Invision/AP
- Katherine Heigl arrives at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Richard Shotwell, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
- Katherine Heigl, Nancy Leigh Kelley and Josh Kelley seen at Open Road’s Premiere of ‘The Nut Job’, on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Open Road Films/AP Images) Eric Charbonneau, Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP
- Josh Kelley, left, and Katherine Heigl arrive at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Jordan Strauss, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
- Katherine Heigl attends the NBC 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hotel on Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Richard Shotwell, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
- In this photo provided by NBC, Katherine Heigl portrays CIA agent Charleston Tucker in NBC’s new series, “State of Affairs.” (AP Photo/NBC, Michael Parmelee) Michael Parmelee, AP
- Katherine Heigl arrives at unite4:good and Variety’s unite4:humanity at Sony Pictures Studios on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for Bright Future International/AP Images) Jordan Strauss, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
- Katherine Heigl attends unite4:good and Variety’s unite4:humanity at Sony Pictures Studios on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for Bright Future International/AP Images) Dan Steinberg, 2014 Invision
- This Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 photo released by NBC shows Robert Greenblatt, left, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, and Katherine Heigl, “State of Affairs” at the NBC Emmy party held at Boa Steakhouse in the West Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/NBC, Chris Weeks) Chris Weeks, ASSOCIATED PRESS
- Actress Katherine Heigl is seen at the premiere of the animated film “The Nut Job” on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP) Vince Bucci, Vince Bucci/Invision/AP
- Katherine Heigl speaks on stage at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Chris Pizzello, Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
- Katherine Heigl arrives at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Jordan Strauss, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Why Hollywood cancelled Katherine Heigl almost overnight
The hit medical drama, in which she played medical intern Dr Isobel Stevens, made an immediate star of Heigl.
But it also was the catalyst for her rapid downfall.
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Before landing the role of “Izzie”, Heigl was yet to make a huge impact despite appearing in several movies and TV shows since her debut film, That Night, in 1992.
She was a regular in the ‘90s teen hit Roswell, where she gained notoriety for being attractive.
Heigl, now 40, then nabbed decent roles in the TV series Wuthering Heights, sport comedy film The Ringer and as Romy in the 2005 television film Romy and Michele: In the Beginning.
And then Grey’s Anatomy happened. The show, which also starred Patrick Dempsey, is one of the highest rating broadcast TV shows ever and catapulted its cast to extreme success; none more so than Heigl.
Katherine Heigl in Grey’s Anatomy.Source:News Limited
In 2007, two years after she started on Grey’s, Heigl appeared as a lead role in the successful movie Knocked Up, alongside Seth Rogen, for which she earned a decent $US300,000.
Later that year, Heigl became the only Grey’s series regular to ever win an Emmy for acting on the show, winning the Best Supporting Actress — Drama award in 2007.
Off the back of her Emmy win, and the success of Knocked Up, Heigl was in prime position to command big salaries.
Only a year after taking home a $300,000 pay cheque in Knocked Up, she made an eye-watering $US6 million for the romantic comedy, 27 Dresses.
That’s a 1900 per cent pay rise in a matter of months. Yes. 1900 per cent. 20 times the amount.
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Heigl with Seth Rogen in scene from film “Knocked Up”.Source:News Limited
But it wasn’t just her pay packet and her star that was rising. She also became a huge celebrity, as a regular on Hollywood’s sexiest lists and magazine covers.
In 2008, Heigl was announced the Most Desirable Woman, according to AskMen.com.
Women wanted to be her and men wanted to date her.
She was expected to win the Emmy yet again for her work on Grey’s Anatomy.
And then she did something that to this day she has never fully recovered from.
In a statement, Heigl announced she had pulled out of Emmys contention because she didn’t think her role in season 4 was “given the material” to warrant a win.
“I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organisation, I withdrew my name from contention,” she confessed.
“In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials.”
Heigl holds her award at the 59th Prime time Emmy Awards in 2007. Picture: AP/Chris CarlsonSource:Supplied
It caused absolute upheaval not only among fans but Heigl’s co-stars and crew, who deemed it an insult toward their veteran showrunner and series creator, Shonda Rhimes.
Rhimes noted at the time that Heigl’s character was downplayed during the season because Heigl herself had asked for a lighter work schedule
There were reports of tension on set, with rumours swirling Heigl wanted to leave the series in 2008 and 2009 and was behaving like a “diva”.
However, despite reports her character would be killed off, she signed on for another season.
Despite her reputation suffering a setback, Heigl managed to pick up three big budget movie roles.
She starred with Gerard Butler in romantic comedy The Ugly Truth (2009). The film was a success, made on a budget of $38 million and earning $205 million at the worldwide box office.
In 2010, Heigl starred in the Lionsgate comedy-thriller Killers, with Ashton Kutcher, and next featured in and produced the big-screen drama Life As We Know It, alongside Josh Duhamel, where she received a handsome $12 million for both movies.
But while she was having no issue securing roles and making big money, Heigl was the subject of incessant negative media reports over her behaviour on set of Grey’s.
Heigl and Ashton Kutcher in a scene from the film ‘Killers’.Source:Supplied
On March 11, 2010, Heigl reportedly did not show up for work on the show, and Rhimes reached an agreement to immediately release Heigl from her contract.
It was abrupt, as viewers had already watched her final episode without even realising it.
Two years later, Rhimes told Oprah Winfrey Heigl’s Emmys statement “stung”.
“On some level it stung and on some level I was not surprised,” she said.
“When people show you who they are, believe them. I carry that with me a lot. It has served me well.”
But Rhimes got a little more savage about Heigl as time went on.
In 2014, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she referenced the movie star when talking about her new show, Scandal, saying “there are no Heigls” on set.
“I don’t put up with bullshit or nasty people,” she said of her “no assholes policy”.
To say Heigl’s career has never recovered since her departure from Grey’s is an understatement.
Shonda Rimes and Katherine Heigl in happier times.Source:Supplied
In 2011, Heigl appeared in the ensemble romantic comedy New Year’s Eve, directed by Garry Marshall. It was a commercial success, but it received harsh reviews.
Heigl next had the lead role in One for the Money (2012), which was a financial bomb, grossing just $36 million worldwide against its production budget of $40 million.
To top it off, Heigl received a Golden Raspberry Award nomination for Worst Actress.
Two years after she left Grey’s, Heigl said she asked the producers if she could return to finish Izzie’s storyline.
“I really, really, really want to see where (Izzie) is,” she said.
“I just want to know what happened to her and where she went and what she’s doing now. “My idea is that she actually, like, figures it out, and finds some success and does really well in a different hospital. She was always floundering, you know, and so she was always one step behind the eight ball and I want to see that girl take some power back.”
Heigl then made the startling admission that she regretted leaving the show.
“Oh yeah, sometimes, yeah. You miss it. I miss my friends. It was a great work environment … and it becomes a family. I spent six years together with these people every day … you grow up together, in a way,” she added.
“I always felt that if they wanted me to come back and sort of wrap up that storyline … I want them to know that I’m down with it if they want me to, but I completely understand if it doesn’t necessarily work … They’ve got a lot of storylines going on there.”
The cast of “Grey’s Anatomy”.Source:News Limited
In 2013, Heigl appeared alongside Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton and Susan Sarandon in The Big Wedding, a comedy about an estranged family reuniting for a ceremony.
It received a nightmare critical and commercial reception, making $7.5 million in its opening weekend, and Heigl was nominated for Worst Supporting Actress at the 34th Golden Raspberry Awards.
The following year, Heigl starred in the romantic drama Jackie & Ryan, opposite Ben Barnes.
In an ultimate snub for any actor, the film was released in a limited release and through video on demand.
Her career in a massive slump, Heigl opened up to Marie Claire and said the industry had “turned” on her.
“This thing that was my best friend for a long time suddenly turned on me,” Heigl told the publication in 2014.
“And I didn’t expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me.
Again, that didn’t go down well.
Many thought she was just throwing a pity party rather than owning up to her mistakes.
It didn’t get any better from there, after she featured in the 2015 dark comedy Home Sweet Hell, which was released to video after a brief theatrical run in North America.
Heigl rubbed a few people up the wrong way.Source:AP
She also received another Golden Raspberry Award nomination for Worst Actress.
Trying her luck back on the TV screen, Heigl signed on for the NBC drama series State of Affairs, which aired in 2015 to bad reviews and was cancelled after one season.
In 2017, Heigl replaced KaDee Strickland in the lead role of Sadie Ellis, in the CBS legal drama Doubt, which was cancelled after only two episodes.
Heigl finally apologised for her Grey’s snub in a 2016 interview with Howard Stern, admitting she was “embarrassed” and actually approached Rhimes after it all went down to say sorry.
“I went in because I was really embarrassed. So I went in to Shonda and said, ‘I’m so sorry. That wasn’t cool, I should not have said that’,” she said.
“And I shouldn’t have said anything publicly. But at the time, I didn’t think anybody would notice. I just quietly didn’t submit and then it became a story, and I felt I was obligated to make my statement.”
Heigl, who has three children with her long-term husband, singer Josh Kelly, was thrown a lifeline last year by none other than Meghan Markle, the now Duchess of Sussex.
After Markle left the USA Network drama Suits to marry Prince Harry, Heigl was cast as her replacement in a move dubbed her “TV comeback”, given the show’s massive following. The final season is now streaming on Foxtel.
“Joining Suits was the perfect organic way to not only collaborate with an E.P. I admire deeply, but to also become part of a show and cast that I am an immense fan of,” Heigl told T.H.R.
“I have watched Suits from the very beginning and feel incredibly lucky to be the newest member of the Pearson Specter Litt family.”
Most recently, Heigl has begun filming Firefly Lane, a Netflix series based on the novel by Kristin Hannah.
She debuted a brand new brunette hairstyle for the role of Tully Heart in a selfie uploaded onto her Instagram account this week.
It has been a rough few years for the star, but it seems she might finally be finding her way back in Hollywood’s good books.
You were just starting to shoot “Doubt” when you learned you were pregnant.
Yes. I felt terrible, like I was really screwing up their whole plan. But they were so gracious about it, and we were able to make it work. We moved from files and a big handbag and heavy coats to shorter background actors to stand in front of me to block my stomach. It was a little hard on the old ego, I’ll tell you that.
And the romantic scenes with Steven Pasquale?
Oh God, there was nothing more unsexy than disrobing on set when I had a seven-month belly protruding out. At one point, I’m coming out of the bathroom wrapped in a towel, and we had a teasing moment, and then I dropped it. And I just couldn’t help myself — I burst out laughing. I know that pregnancy is beautiful in so many ways, but it’s sort of more beautiful between you and your husband, who has to think you’re beautiful. Your co-star on the other hand. …
You’ve forsaken Hollywood for a horse ranch in Utah. Why?
I had been there about 20 years, and it’s so industry heavy. You can’t even go to your local IHOP and not hear people at the next table talking about the screenplay they just wrote or the independent they just directed or the studio head they just met with. And I just felt like I needed to think about, talk about and experience something other than Hollywood.
In “Unforgettable,” you play an immaculately groomed divorced woman and overprotective mother who isn’t about to let her ex’s new girlfriend get comfortable with her former family in her old house. I saw it, and you scared me.
It’s not a role that people think of me in, and Denise Di Novi, who directed it, didn’t know if I’d want to play that kind of character — or if I could go that dark. But there was a weird freedom in diving into such a diabolical, disturbed woman because she really does not care if people like her. It was very freeing to be that single-minded and selfish.
Katherine Heigl has a home away from home — in fact, it’s just down the road from her main house.
The actress gave us a tour of her ranch in the mountains near Park City, Utah, and there’s no need to wonder why TODAY’s Lilliana Vazquez called it a “Pinterest board come to life.” The barn house and the land around it make for one big inspiration.
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“We didn’t want just some fancy pretty barn to look at and brag about,” Heigl said of the ranch residence. “We wanted, you know, to utilize it and just enjoy it.”
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And there’s no doubt that Heigl, daughters Adalaide and Nancy Leigh, and their 44 animals are enjoying every bit of that 20-acre estate.
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” love to feed the chickens; they love to feed the goats and horses,” Heigl explained. “It’s great because they can run around here. They can be entertained. They’re not sitting in from on the TV.”
The picture-perfect ranch, which she calls “The Badlands,” is packed with good features. The part-home/part-working-barn features a kitchen, game room, dining area, bar and full-sized dressage arena.
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Watch the video to see it all, including horse Ferris, dog Gracie so many oh-so-cute goats.
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Who Else Wants an Extraordinary Ranch Near Park City, Utah?
If you’re looking for a trophy Park City, Utah property you could buy the Huntsman family’s 60+ acre estate in Deer Valley for $29.5M.
Or, you could be a smart value investor–think Warren Buffett or John Jacob Astor–and buy further East, acquiring an even larger property at a much lower price. Way back then, Astor became one of America’s wealthiest men by purchasing property just ahead of New York City’s inevitable expansion. Then he waited for New York’s predictable growth to come to him and push the value of his properties sharply higher. Such a simple process…and it worked like a charm!
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Utah’s Economy Among USA’s Best
Growth is undeniably moving in Utah’s direction. Utah’s economy has helped lead the nation out of the downturn, boasting the third lowest unemployment rate (3.4%) in the nation in January 2015, according to the U.S Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Even better, Utah’s infrastructure is in place to support the wave of growth that’s coming. Over $600 million was invested into infrastructure improvements prior to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, according to the Governor’s Office.
The Salt Lake International airport, only about a half-hour from Park City, Utah, features more than 700 daily scheduled flights, with non-stop service to 90 cities around the world.
Vail Resort’s Investment in Park City, Utah
Vail Resorts $185M acquisition of Park City Mountain Resort in Sept 2014, combined with their $25M annual lease to operate Canyons Resort, has laid the foundation for Vail to create the largest ski area in the USA. Vail Resorts has committed to invest another $50M in cash in 2015 to merge the two resorts with a new gondola, not to mention new restaurants and additional on-mountain amenities.
Utah resorts set a new record for skier days in winter 2014/15, due in part to Vail’s attractive “Epic Pass” program that enables Vail’s season-pass holders from their other portfolio of resorts to ski for free at Park City & Canyons Resorts.
Along with this booming success comes crowds, increased demand for properties, higher prices, and more traffic.
So where will you be able to find the laid-back feel that you remember about Park City 20 years ago?
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Big Opportunity In Peoa/Oakley, Utah Ranch Land
Remember Astor’s “invest in the path of inevitable growth” strategy? You now have a similar opportunity with ranch property just outside of Park City, Utah.
While slope-side properties in Deer Valley, Park City, and Vail’s Canyons Resort and are already fully priced, comparable estate properties are still a much better value just to the east in rural Summit County, UT.
There’s an exodus afoot—families are yearning to escape the crowds and busy feeling of the Park City & Deer Valley Resort areas and are looking for a more discrete and unpretentious atmosphere.
And guess where they are looking…
The stunningly beautiful Kamas Valley—just 10 to 20 minutes from downtown Park City–is home to some of Utah’s most exclusive large acreage ranches.
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Oakley & Peoa: The New Gold Coast of Park City
Sandwiched between the Wasatch Mountains to the west, and the Uinta Mountains to the east, it’s hard to imagine a more scenic location for a ranch than the Kamas Valley.
The Kamas Valley stretches from Rockport Reservoir (known for its excellent fishing and boating) in the north, to the majestic properties in Wolf Creek Ranch to the south.
Leaving Park City and crossing under US 40, it’s an easy drive through scenic Brown’s Canyon to the town of Peoa. When you cross the bridge over the Weber River and look up at rugged Utah red rocks, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief that you’ve left the resort hustle and bustle of Park City behind.
It’s the best of both worlds, really. You feel like you have escaped to a different world, but it’s so convenient to everything you love about Park City. You’re only 10 minutes to the Park City Hospital, and 12 minutes from Park City High School. Skiing, shopping, and over a hundred restaurants are only 15 minutes away.
Oakley—Not Your Average Utah Small Town
Just a couple of minutes up the road from Peoa is the authentic western town of Oakley.
When was the last time you pulled up at a full-service gas station, the bell rang, and a friendly attendant filled your tank and washed your windows?
Welcome to Oakley…where you can’t help but feel like you stepped out of a time machine.
The two restaurants in town lend themselves to the quaint feeling—the Road Island Diner is Utah’s only restaurant on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Lovingly restored in 2007, what you see now is the same type of bygone craftsmanship that you would have seen in 1939 as this depression era pre-war diner was wheeled out of the factory.
Why These Celebrities Own Ranches In The Oakley, Utah Area
Oakley is real. And it’s quiet. In fact, it’s real quiet… So it’s no surprise that fast-lane stars cherish the area as their secret retreat from chaotic city living.
Emmy winning (2007 for her role in Grey’s Anatomy) actress Katherine Heigl and her husband, country musician Josh Kelley, reside on a ranch in Oakley, Utah not far from the mouth of Weber Canyon. Singer/songwriter Graham Russell of the legendary ‘80’s rock band Air Supply resides on a 1000+ acre ranch at the other end of the Kamas Valley in Woodland.
Ranch living in the Kamas, Utah area is the polar opposite of city living. It’s the epitome of country living, in fact.
Oakley Equestrian Scene
While Oakley remains undiscovered by many, it’s well known by equestrian enthusiasts.
The biggest event of the year in Oakley is July 4th weekend, when the town of Oakley hosts the renowned Oakley Rodeo. This year will mark the 85th anniversary of this officially sanctioned event by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Contestants earn dollars and points towards qualification for the national rodeo finals in Las Vegas.
But rodeo is only one part of the thriving equine scene in the Peoa & Oakley areas. The town of Oakley has public indoor and outdoor arenas. Neighbors breed, raise, and train horses. If you are looking to improve your riding, local experts—including the adjacent neighbor—offer clinics in dressage & sport horse riding disciplines.
Best of all, you’re conveniently located near dozens of back-country trail-heads, where you can explore on horseback to your heart’s content in the nearby National Forest that’s right out your back door.
2 Million More Reasons Why You’ll Love Oakley, Utah
Oakley & Kamas are the gateway towns to the Uintah Mountains, and the 2.17 million acres Uinta-Wasatch-Cache national Forest.
The scenic beauty of this forest provides unlimited recreational opportunities throughout the year. Whether you enjoy hiking, snowmobiling, back-country skiing, camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, backpacking, hunting, scenic driving, biking, riding motorcycles & ATV’s, swimming, or horseback riding, you’ll be able to indulge your wilderness fantasies here.
If ever there was a mountain paradise bordered on all sides by incomparable natural beauty, Peoa & Oakley are those places. It is a throwback to the way Park City & Deer Valley used to be: rural, quiet, private, relaxed, and unpretentious.
New to the Market: Oakley & Peoa’s Crown Jewel
Of all the ranches on the Park City outskirts, perhaps the crown jewel is Eagle Watch Ranch, midway between these two sleepy Utah towns of Peoa & Oakley. It’s the big ranch up on the plateau that’s nearly invisible from the road, thanks to the gracefully winding driveway that you climb to reach the ranch gates.
Don’t let the discrete entrance fool you. Once you ascend the small hill, you’re treated to epic 360 degree views looking across the valley at distant mountains in all directions.
The property–once listed for $8 Million–was just reduced to under $3.5M last week. And few—if any—Kamas Valley ranches can match its unique combination of attractions.
Elevated Above Surrounding Utah Ranches
The ranch sits atop a mesa that’s all but invisible from the road. Unlike most of the “lowland” ranch properties along the river that are prone to flooding and are seasonal wetlands, this ranch sits high and dry atop a majestic plateau. Let it rain, and let it snow. You’ll be safely perched above the seasonal runoff collection areas while you gaze out at gorgeous mountains in all directions.
The elevated setting makes Eagle Watch Ranch feel like one of the most sheltered, exclusive, and most beautiful ranch properties in the Rocky Mountain region.
First and Foremost: Views Forever
Unobstructed sunrise views looking across the valley towards millions of acres of National Forest beyond.
You hardly see your neighbors at all!
This Ranch Is Fenced And Ready For Your Horses
The fencing that welcomes you to the ranch as you come up the driveway is a 3 rail Kentucky style fence that also bounds pastures surrounding the existing ranch home. The perimeter of the ranch is secured by wire fencing that’s suitable not only for horses, but for cattle as well.
Existing Ranch Cabin For Sale in Utah
Some future owners might like to build their dream home somewhere on the ranch, and the sky is your only limit if you’re inclined to embark upon this journey.
Others will delight in the simplicity of the existing ranch cabin, which sits on a 75 acre parcel. The ranch home is incredibly authentic to the surroundings. Think Sundance Catalog interiors—clean and rustic, with functional spaces and windows in every room that look out over the ranch.
When you step inside from the generous covered porches, you’ll discover a floor plan that delivers every amenity you need in a ranch home. The focal point of the home is the great room fireplace. A cozy loft upstairs is open to the lower level. The unfinished lower level below would make a great home theatre, game room, wine cellar, or some combination thereof.
With plenty of windows, and perfect southern exposure, the rooms are bathed in the golden light for which the mountains and especially the Kamas Valley are renowned.
You Feel Like You Stepped out Of The Sundance Catalog
The home is currently undergoing significant renovations. When these renovations are complete, this ranch will include new wood flooring throughout, new baths, upgraded kitchen, and a freshly stained exterior.
The unobstructed panoramic mountain views from every room are nothing short of breath-taking and must be seen to be appreciated. From now on, you can live, sleep, and work, and whenever your heart desires, look upon the vast eternally impressive natural ranch setting.
Utah Horse Ranch For Sale
The current owners breed and show Arabian horses, so the ranch is ready-made for another equestrian enthusiast. Existing ranch amenities include:
- 200’ X 100’ outdoor arena
- 6 paddocks
- Round pen
- 3 gated pasture’s varying in size from 20 to 100 acres
- 3 outbuildings
- 6 outdoor heated water troughs
- Frost-free faucets (look like hand pumps)
- 14 stalls
- Tack room
- Grooming area
- Large hay barn large enough for dump trucks or tractor/trailer to back into & load/unload; ideal storage for boats or heavy equipment
- Possibility for pasture boarding of other horses.
- Over 100 acres of hayfields.
Ride For Hours On Your Own Large Horse Ranch in Utah
On the existing ranch, it’s very easy to ride for a couple of hours to take in the stunning view perspectives from different corners of the ranch. Many owners will want to keep the ranch as one large parcel—a beautiful and private equestrian estate.
However, the ranch is actually comprised of separate parcels, and the current owners may be willing to sell individual parcels if you don’t require the full acreage to satisfy your own personal dream of owning a horse ranch in Utah.
Outstanding Equestrian Development Potential
The current owners have had preliminary discussions with the Summit County Planning Commission about the possibilities the ranch may hold for future development.
As it currently is configured, the ranch includes 8 lots of record. There are 11.1 acres of Highway corridor zoning, which increases the potential development density. The other 179.79 acres are in the Agricultural protection zone. For tax purposes, the bulk of the ranch is in “Greenbelt” status, which keeps the annual property taxes surprisingly low.
Summit County offers a flexible development code, with incentives for creation of open space within new subdivisions. You have the ability to work within the existing zoning, or possibly even create a Specially Planned Area (SPA) to give you even more flexibility about how you might be able to maximize the value of the land.
The current owners, along with veteran Park City land planner Eric Langavort, have created a sensitive and sensible conceptual plan for a 17 lot mini-ranch subdivision that retains the rural character of the ranch, yet adds value to the property for future owners who may be inclined to develop.
Savvy investors in western states know the value of water—it’s sometimes worth more than the Utah ranch land itself. The current owners of the ranch are among the largest shareholders in the local water companies—approximately 131 water shares in assorted irrigation companies. The water is distributed through the ranch via a network of ditches.
Record-Setting Ranch Sold Near Oakley, Utah
Last year, the 204 acre Riverbend Ranch Sold for $16 million. It was a lovely ranch property, with more than ½ mile of Weber River frontage. It’s the highest sales price for a residential property in the history of the Park City MLS. And it’s not the only premium ranch property that has sold in the Kamas Valley of late…
The Buffalo Run Ranch sold at auction for approximately $10M to a member of the Sorensen family—Utah’s largest private landowners.
Nearby, the “Freestone River Ranch” which is currently listed for $9M was acquired and restored by a private equity fund that invests exclusively in blue-ribbon private fishing ranches around the Rocky Mountain West.
The “Big Piney” Mountain Ranch is comprised of over 7,400 acres, and is offered for sale for $16.4 Million on the nearby west slope of the Uinta Mountains.
Savvy buyers who can afford to own a ranch anywhere have indeed discovered this picturesque little valley at the foot of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains.
Enjoy the Sweetness of Your Success
Owning a sanctuary ranch near Park City, Utah will allow you to share your success with those you love, and make a knockout impression on business colleagues. This Utah ranch for sale has strong bones, with thick logs, expansive woods, solid doors, high-end fixtures and quality craftsmanship throughout. It was designed top to bottom to entertain in generous style.
To your guests, this property says success in so many ways. Seated like a monarch atop a private plateau, this sprawling ranch has everything you could want for family entertainment.
Superior Site & Setting of Kamas Valley’s Finest Ranch For Sale
Your property is a spacious 187+/- acres acres, and it seems ever so much bigger. Perhaps because that’s because some of your adjacent neighbors are landlocked, and may never be able to develop their properties. No matter which way you turn, you face the mountains and your “front yard” feels like thousands of acres—unobstructed as far as your eye can see. Your nearest neighbor is almost a half mile away and that’s your only neighbor.
That is such a treat because you’ll never know how these mountains will surprise you on any given day.
There’s Magic in The Utah Mountains
Some winter storms carpet your world with the lightest, driest snow imaginable. It’s so extremely dry that kids won’t even be able to make it stick together for a snowball fight.
Other times, you’ll be amazed at the palate of striking fall colors the oaks and aspens display, from reds to yellows, to gold, against a backdrop of the clearest blue sky you’ve ever experienced.
On other mornings, as you sip coffee on your front porch and greet the rising sun over the mountains, you’ll watch a hawk or eagle hovering, prowling for breakfast.
On a sultry August night, no man-made fireworks show can hold a roman candle to the sight of a summer lightning storm in the distance. It is so spectacular, you will never forget it.
Escape To The Eagle Watch Ranch
Yet for all its quiet grandeur, this is a cozy, comfortable, lovable getaway that’s just the perfect distance from town. You’ll use it all winter to make memories you and your family will cherish for life. Off-season, you’ll steal away from the hurly-burly for long weekends, when there’s little traffic. You won’t have to make small talk with anyone and you’ll be able to regain your priceless inner serenity by sharing quiet time with just the wind, sky, and peaks.
Buy Nothing Until You Compare It To This Ranch
If you are in the market for a Rocky Mountain equestrian ranch…
If you want to buy into the next neighboring community to see potentially explosive price appreciation, rather than in Park City communities to the west that have already seen such appreciation…
If you want an expansive rural estate surrounded on all sides by incomparable beauty in one of the last remaining quiet, relaxed unpretentious enclaves of the Park City Utah area…
If you are looking for the perfect equestrian estate to build your future dream home and share your success with those you love or make a strong impression on important business contacts…
Then this is a ranch you must see before you make a decision to purchase any other.
This equestrian ranch will not stay on the market forever. With large private ranches near Park City so limited (especially with abundant water shares and significant development potential) and most of them already fully priced, some smart value hunter is bound to pounce, acquiring a trophy ranch that is both a prize investment and the personal reward of a lifetime.
For more information, please call Erik Asarian or Greg Harrigan at
KW Park City Keller Williams Real Estate. 1-435-200-3060
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Listing information last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 8:58pm MST.
Katherine Heigl shows off Utah ranch in Easter family post
Former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Katherine Heigl posted a photo on Instagram this weekend from her Utah ranch, celebrating her family.
Heigl took the photo alongside her entire family, including husband Josh Kelley, new son Joshua Bishop, and daughters Naleigh and Adalaide.
The family’s horse Bellaco photobombed the picture.
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Heigl previously used Instagram to introduce Joshua to the world, according to the Deseret News. The photo came ahead of Heigl’s cover story for People magazine.
Heigl offered a tour of her ranch, which sits near Park City, in 2015. It includes a home, bar and a “full-size dressage arena,” according to Today.com.
Called “The Badlands,” Heigl praised the 20-acre land for giving her children space to play and have fun, according to Today.com.
“(The girls) love to feed the chickens; they love to feed the goats and horses,” Heigl said, according to Today.com. “It’s great because they can run around here. They can be entertained. They’re not sitting in front of the TV.”
Take the tour with Heigl in the video below.