As you enter the Elk Valley Ranch from the east side of the property, and open the large, sturdy double swinging gate, your adventure has now begun. As you traverse the 1.45 mile stone and gravel driveway that swoops and bends as it simultaneously changes elevations that are hard to believe have been produced in Kansas...the stunning landscapes, scenic views, wildlife and opportunities will have you instinctively reaching to turn down the radio. Land Highlighted by 1.7 miles of Elk River frontage along with 2.5 miles of drainages, creeks and springs with incredible biodiversity, this ranch has something for everyone. Improvements The Home Situated at the end of a scenic 1.45-mile-long driveway that leads you past the highest point on the ranch, this home features a total of 4422 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths spread throughout a main floor and finished walk-out basement. Privacy is not a problem as this home cannot be seen from any road As you enter the home, your eyes are immediately taken to the vaulted, pine wood ceilings and the wall of windows overlooking the lake and timbered hills.The great room features a fireplace that was built with natural stone found on the property and incredible hand sawn, solid wood floors held in place with hand cut nails. The craftsmanship shines throughout, including the railing made from rough cut pine logs. The open concept kitchen is anchored by a large granite island and granite countertop with plenty of custom hardwood hardwood cabinets and a walk-in pantry with custom shelving. The slate tile backsplash continues the use of natural materials and further enhances the rustic feel. The kitchen also features a split sink, dishwasher, electric range and built in microwave, all perfectly set up to cook the days hunting bounty or entertain a crowd of guests. Much like the rest of the home, the large master suite has large windows to enjoy the scenic, hilltop views and natural light. It also features a large walk-in closet, tile shower, large granite vanity and separated lavatory. The guest bedrooms are all nice sized and are able to accommodate anything from king beds to multiple sets of bunk beds. Each bedroom has it’s own closet with the same solid hardwood, arched, two panel doors that are used throughout the home. There is enough sleeping area for many, many guests to enjoy this wonderful Kansas ranch at one time. The basement is finished and has walk out french doors to a covered stone patio. Imagine swapping the days hunting stories over cocktails at the extra-large granite, show piece bar while the steaks cook just outside on the cowboy grill fire pit. There is also a built-in entertainment center and the basement living area flooring is all tile, which all makes entertaining and clean up easy. The home has a 500-gallon propane tank and an automatic, back-up generator if electric service is ever lost. Careful thought, design and craftsmanship were paramount when building this home. It has all the comforts of a full-time residence and can easily be a country escape vacation home or could even be used as a high end, commercial lodge. Outbuilding There is an outbuilding on the property complete with concrete floor and it is located near the lake and measures 38 feet by 45 feet. It features dual extra tall overhead doors that will allow enough storage for all your equipment and toys. The inside is fully wired and offers work stations and wide open space. The front of the building offers a large concrete pad that offers exterior working and parking areas. Modular Home There a 1120 square foot modular home located on the east side of the ranch. This home could be rented or used by a tenant or ranch caretaker. This home is serviced by rural water and is well positioned to watch over the main ranch entrance gate. Agriculture The farming on the ranch is on a cash rent. Over 120 acres is currently being farmed and it has been a combination of production and food plots for wildlife. The production side could easily be expanded with additional acres allotted. The productive soils in that area of the ranch are Mason silt loam and have 0 to 1 percent slope. The yield history has been good with dryland corn, wheat and soybeans all having been planted over the last few years. There is a current farming tenant in place on a cash rent and year to year basis. There is also an opportunity to own and manage your own cattle herd. The property has good fencing, gates and water throughout, including cross fences to allow good, controllable rotations. The pastures have a combination of native grasses with plenty of available water and shade from trees found dotting the landscape. The ranch lies in the eastern edge of the famous Kansas Flint Hills which is sought after ranch land with limestone soils and native tall grass pastures. The property has had a cattle lease in the past and that opportunity could easily be explored again for the future. Water/Mineral Rights & Natural Resources The seller is believed to own all the mineral rights and water rights. Both mineral rights and water rights are expected to transfer upon closing. No current oil and gas leases exist at this time. Region & Climate Located in southeast Kansas, Elk County receives an average of 41 inches of rain per year and 12 inches of snow annually. Like most of Kansas, folks who make their home here will experience all four seasons. The weather can vary greatly from one side of the calendar to the other, which is part of what makes it a wonderful place for recreation. Just about any outdoor activity has a place on the Kansas calendar. Location Located just south of Longton, Kansas, the ranch is easily accessible from Wichita, Kansas (1.5 hour drive), Tulsa, Oklahoma (1.75 hour drive) and Kansas City (3 hour drive). Longton, KS has stores that provide groceries, fuel and beer/wine.