Name of Property: Greenleaf Creek Ranch 1269 acres
Location: 2 hrs SE of Bentonville; AR, 1 hr. S of Tulsa
Closest Town: Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Access: Paved county road
Topography: Beautiful rolling pastures and long valleys
Improvements: Home, barns, shop, stalls, working pens, etc.
Home Sqft: 1,555
Forage: Improved Bermuda Grass, native, clovers, etc.
Capacity: 275-300 pair
Water: Greenleaf Creek, streams,
Wildlife: Whitetail Deer, Turkey, Dove, Squirrels,other
Utilities: Rural Water, Natural Gas, well, septic, electric
1269 acres of beautiful rolling grassy hills. This ranch features a 1555 square foot brick home, barns, shop, horse stalls, two nice sets of steel working pens, and much more.
The stocking rate has ranged from 275 to 300 pair. The ranch is approximately 95% open pasture with scattered mature hardwood trees, and tree lines along the creek and streams all providing shade for the livestock. With eight primary pastures, multiple catch pens, and 15 ponds you can rotate the livestock without concern for water. The water supply to the home is via a rural water system, and there is a well on the property that the current owner has not used. A 125’X36’ barn/shop contains 9 horse stalls, tack room, and wash area with drain on one end and a shop with concrete flooring on the other. Other buildings include a 50’X24’ barn, a 32’X26’ barn, 30’X36’ barn, 14’X40’ Shed, 480 sq. ft. storage, and additional sheds. A large steel working facility is at the headquarters and an additional steel working facility is located more toward the center of the ranch. The forage consists of cool and warm season grasses including Bermuda Grass, clovers, Fescue and Native Grasses. The fencing is in good condition with much of the fencing having six strands of barbed wire. Greenleaf Creek meanders through the property for well over a mile and a half. It is believed this creek may be spring fed at it is running beautiful clear water about 45 days after the last rain.
The home features three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, an open kitchen/dining room, and a glassed-in sunroom. It has central heat and air with natural gas piped to the house for heat. The home is sited on a hill overlooking the gorgeous rolling pastures, with mountains in the background. Most, if not all, of the ponds have fish.
Even though there is not a lot of wooded area on the ranch there is enough along the creek and streams to allow cover for deer to come through the ranch. The neighboring land to the west is the Gruber Game Management Area, having several hundred acres of forest. Some really nice bucks have been harvested on the property. The owners are cultivating the turkey population which has been increasing under their ownership, and a flock was sighted during the listing tour.
Access is via a paved county road about 25 minutes from Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The average rainfall in Cherokee County is about 48 inches.
Call Sandy Brock Bahe at 918-470-4710 or Toll Free at 844-WCR-LAND.
Muskogee, OK -- 40 minutes
Tahlequah, OK -- 25 minutes
Bentonville, AR --2 hours
Ft. Smith, AR -- 1hour 15 minutes
Springdale, AR --1 hour 45 minutes
Fayettville, AR -- 1 hour 30 minutes
Tulsa, OK -- 1 hour
If you are looking for that exceptional ranch that is both productive, and breath taking, with easy access, yet very private setting, this is the one to pursue now.
The Seller has stocked 132 to 136 pair, and harvested 500 bales of hay. Rotational grazing is possible with the nine pastures and nine ponds. The fencing and cross fencing is well-maintained, steel T-posts with 5 and 6 wires. All pastures have been sprigged with Bermuda Grass as the prominent summer grass, complemented with a Spring carpet of Yellow Hop Clover, Hairy Vetch, and cool season grasses such as Fescue, and perennial Rye grass. With this combination you have a very long forage season for your livestock. The clover adds high nitrogen content to the soil that is available for the other forage. Haying season often begins in mid-April and runs through late November, averaging three to four cuttings per season. This county in Oklahoma is ranked as one of the highest rainfall areas in the State averaging between 45 to 52 inches per year. A 50X55 shed allows you to work your cows in the dry and shade with the covered Priefert Chute and Powder River Headgate. A fenced alley allows good movement of livestock from three pastures to the working pens and load out. Filtered water is piped to the working facility. The other five pastures are directly connected to the working pens. Store hay in one of the hay lots or in the 54’X60’ barn. The shop is 40X50 with concrete floor and 220 electric. The shop, barn and shed are all steel-frame.
Access the property by driving from the county road that clips the very corner of the property and winding your way through the trees. As you arrive at the top of the hill you will enter the pasture with stunning mountain views in the distance. The house sits back approximately one-half mile into the property on its own private road). The 3616 sq. ft. brick home with oversized rooms makes entertaining easy and inviting. In addition to the 3616’ there is an attached over-sized (28X45) three-car garage and large covered front porch (12X34). The central heat and air system has two three-ton packaged units, zoned for efficiency, and there is a wood burning stove for supplemental heat. With three large bedrooms and three large full bathrooms, huge kitchen/breakfast area, large formal dining, large den, and oversized mud/Bathroom, storage room, tons of built-ins and other storage, you will not want for space or storage. The view from every window is a remarkable scene of the surrounding pasture with trees and mountains in the background. The heavy gauge metal roof has allowed the owner to get a reduced rate on insurance. An automated two-way alarm system, operational by phone, is already in place. The home also features 2’X6’ exterior framing, and the seller is very happy with the average electric bills through the local electric coop. High speed fiber optic internet is to the headquarters also. The well that supplies water to the home, shop, and working pens has very good volume and has never failed during the seller’s ownership.
A brick 875 sq. ft. guest house provides additional space for visitors or could be a rental. This house features one bedroom, one bath, kitchen/dining, and sitting area. Hardwood and tile flooring, lots of windows, and wood trim make this an adorable guest quarters or home office, kids game room, man-cave, she-cave, crafting area, etc.
The property has about 160 acres of open clean pasture, with the balance being lightly to heavily treed with large hardwoods, with an abundance of Oaks, Hickory, and Black Walnut. The under story is open from previous burns, and there is a lot of forage underneath much of the treed areas. The cattle can browse the wooded areas allowing for time for the pastures to grow. Some of the pastures are cut for hay. With Whitetail deer, turkey and other wildlife being in abundance, this is also a very nice hunting property, with one mile of National Forest all along the south fence line. If you wanted to use the property for hunting and recreational purposes, not running cattle, it is possible to cut 1,000 bales of hay in a season. The front three ponds are stocked with Black Bass and pan fish, some of the other ponds are stocked also. There are a couple of springs on the property that provide flowing streams much of, if not all, of the year Sit on the covered front porch overlooking pasture, three ponds, and watch the deer and turkey romp in the pastures. Fish the ponds, take nature hikes or go on leisurely ATV or horseback rides. A watershed lake is located across the road and is available for fishing. If you are a true nature lover you will enjoy the wild Daffodils, Irises, wild onions and garlic, mushrooms, blackberries, and many varieties of wildflowers. Moss Rock is prevalent on the wooded hillsides. Sited in the Boston Mountains, which are part of the Ozark Mountain system, this ranch is truly in nature, and the sunsets ar