Legendary oilman T. Boone Pickens died Wednesday at age 91, which brought renewed interest in his Mesa Vista Ranch first listed for sale in 2017.
The 65,000-acre ranch near Pampa, Tex., has an asking price of $250 million.
Pickens built the ranch from a 3,000-acre parcel of land he first acquired in the 1970s. He expanded it over time to include his two favorite pastimes: hunting and golf. When his health began to fail two years ago, he listed the property hoping to find the right buyer would make sure the property is preserved.
The ranch has marshes and nesting areas created to form some of the best quail hunting in the world, and the ranch also has a two-story stone kennel, that can house 40 bird dogs.
Spread over 100 square miles in the Texas Panhandle, the main lodge at Mesa Vista Ranch is over 30,000 square feet and has carved-wood paneling shimmering chandeliers and walls covered in American art. The dining room seats 40, and the 30-seat home theater has its own separate popcorn-making room.
The property has its own airport with a 6,000-foot runway and small terminal with housing for pilots.
The sale of the Mesa Vista Ranch is basically “turnkey,” including all rolling stock, equipment, pickup trucks, hunting vehicles, farming equipment, furnishings, bird dogs, etc. The only exclusions are Boone’s personal effects, livestock, and his vast art collection. The livestock is available to be purchased separately, as is most of the art collection.
The Mesa Vista Ranch is offered by Hall & Hall jointly and exclusively with Chas. S. Middleton and Son.