Eagle Ranch was acquired by the Utley Family in 1999 to be used as family retreat and a working ranch with cattle, premium hay production and a maturing timberland forest.

During the past few years, the Utley family began thinking about how to preserve and enhance this unique riverfront property, and they placed about 90% of the land under a Conservation Easement. The Conservation Easement ensures that the property will not be developed or disturbed in the future.

The name Eagle Ranch comes from the frequent sighting of Eagles soaring above the ranch. The majesty of the Eagle is a fitting symbol to the beauty and majesty of the property. So, to the Utley family, conservation means preserving the peace and solitude of Nature.

Mark Utley likens his own feelings about Eagle Ranch to the words of author Kathleen Bush:

“With an open heart and captive ears, I feel the royalty of the woods. Their words speak the truth, their secrets are well-intended and kept to stand guard for the many bodies of life that make up its kingdom. Most of all, however, I feel at home in Mother Nature because it’s spontaneous, nonjudgmental and holds ever-changing divine powers.”


Eagle Ranch is envisioned as a small riverfront community of like-minded owners. These covenants are conceptual but illustrative of a lifestyle guided by an appreciation of nature and conservation.

  • Members will get around on property by electric ATV, hiking, or biking. Operation of motorized vehicles on property will be prohibited.
  • High powered rifles are prohibited. Deer hunting is archery only, using shotguns for turkey and small caliber for squirrels. Hunting guests are limited to two per member. Hunting Areas are outlined on the Master Plan.
  • Family members under 21 must be accompanied by a parent. All Guests must be accompanied by a member.
  • Budgets and By-Laws are to be established and amended as necessary by majority vote of the membership.
    1. Formal documents for Covenants and Restrictions available upon request.



Each Ranch offers a unique opportunity to live in a self-sustainable community. In addition to the low impact, energy efficient cabin design, Eagle Ranch will feature a year round organic garden near the cabin sites.

Although the garden will be managed by a neighboring farmer, members will be encouraged to participate in tending the garden. Many vegetables are well suited for the soil and climate including asparagus, lima beans, green beans, beets, corn, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, parsley, peanuts, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, squash, tomato, and watermelon.

Combined with the bountiful hunting and fishing opportunities at Eagle Ranch, it not hard to imagine living without visiting the grocery store 3 times per week as the average person does.

Eagle Ranch is also a safe place to retreat in case of an emergency situation or natural disaster. Plans include off-grid energy sources as well as water, food and medical resources for extended periods of time.

The Offering


  • $1,800,000

Eagle Ranch Assets

  • 586 acres with 1½ miles on the Eleven Point River including ½ mature hardwood timber and ½ pastures and fields.
  • 3,900 sq. ft. lodge
  • Horse stables
  • Farm Equipment: two tractors, implements
  • Ten-acre Trophy Bass Lake
  • Prime riverfront cabin site

Financing available to qualified buyers.