Land Area: 19.5 Acres
Recreational, Residential, Vacant Land
The “Pines Reserve” is small development of secluded acreage lots that are the premier building location for the elite outdoorsman. Tucked amidst a mosaic of lush Ponderosa pines and pristine native grasses, not only does this limited collection of home sites overlook the rugged beauty of a canyon created by one of the last truly unspoiled waterways in America, it is also situated directly between two incredible land stewardships. With the Prairie Club’s gorgeous fairways, dramatic sand traps, and manicured greens bordering it to the north, and the “Snake River Conservation Groups” ripples, pools, and eddies of a private angling paradise bordering it to the south and west, this phenomenal location could provide, literally, trout fishing and golf, both on a World-Class level, right at your doorstep!
Created by the same developer, “The Prairie Club” is one of the top destination golf courses in the country, having been ranked as such by such publications as Golfweek, Gold Magazine, Links Magazine, and Golf Digest. With 18 benefitting from the vision of world-renowned golf architect Graham Marsh, and 18 as the result of champion pro golfer Tom Lehman, this Links-style course hearken back to the traditional Scottish golf experience, with its 36 holes designed to emphasize the natural landscapes. The flora and fauna of the Nebraska Sandhills lends itself perfectly to this naturalistic course, while clubhouse, with it’s extravagant bar and haute cuisine provide cocktails and dining amenities only minutes away from the lots of the Pines Reserve.
Trout Fishing Neighbor
Nebraska’s Snake River is truly one of the great trout fisheries of America! Though much less known then that by the same name in Idaho and Wyoming, has been called by certain gurus that have been fortunate enough to “present” Hoppers or Parachute Adams to its surface, as one of the top ten fly-fishing destinations in the Unitied States. Its quality can be attributed to a few things. For one, its shear habitat is ideal! Number two, is that it is not a household word. But one of the other biggest contributors to it’s prolific population of large 22-inch rainbows and 24-inch browns is the fact that by Nebraska law, all non-navigable rivers are in fact 100% privately owned. Furthermore, even if they were not, all access to the very-hidden Snake River is too also 100% privately owned. So enjoyment of this tremendous blue ribbon trout stream is highly exclusive! The Snake River Conservation Group is a members-only fishing club that offers access to the Snake River for trout fishing. The Pines Reserve lots overlook a portion of the Snake River that is owned by the Snake River Conservation Group, and very reasonable membership dues are all that are required in order to walk out your back door and hike to the river with your gear… not to mention the usage also of their entire 6 miles of the Snake as well!
Other Area Assets
Protected as a national scenic river, the picturesque Niobrara offers wonderful float trips on canoes through miles of it via multiple local outfitters. As well, the private land along it holds high quality big game, and several outfitters and guides offer opportunities to experience it.
Merritt Reservoir is the fastest replenishing water source in the world! Though rainfall adds to it, it is really a product of the incredible hydrology of the seemingly otherwise dry and windswept Sandhills. Springs are vibrant and constant! Created by damming the Snake River in 1964, this 2,905 acre lake holds multiple fish species including alewife, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, walleye, northern pike, crappie, bluegill, and even the sought after game “fish of 10,000 casts”; the muskellunge. It is considered the best public fishing opportunity in Nebraska. As a large deep lake, it also offers the general summer fun associated with white sand beaches, boating, and other activities.
The Sandhills of Nebraska is one of the amazing topographical wonders to the nature loving. And Cherry County is perhaps the best example of it. Vast is an understatement! And its rolling hills can be overwhelming, instantly making its visitors feel they are as far from humanity as is currently possible. To walk it for the first time, one can pretend he or she might be in the Scottish moors or even parts of the Kalahari… maybe. But soon it’s uniqueness presents itself and a love affair can begin for this inspiring combination of sandy soil, Big Bluestem, Dakota Switch, and Yellow Indian grasses, coneflowers, and Purple Prairie Clover. And it is absolutely teaming with wildlife! Game species include, mule deer, white-tailed deer, antelope, sharptail grouse, pheasants, ducks, and geese. Shorebirds, bobcats, raptors, and other various other birds and mammals make up this outstanding ecosystem.
The Pines Reserve is a very limited offering of lots that provide amazing views of breath taking western sunsets that settle behind the spectacular Snake River Canyon. Surrounded by committed preservation of land integrity no more exclusive and private settings to build could be found in the state of Nebraska, and likely not in many others of the lower 48. And few places could equal the beauty or variety of nearby recreational opportunities! Located next to a top-rated golf course and a rare treasure of a private fishing club, and only minutes from Merritt Reservoir, the Niobrara River, and tremendous upland game, turkey, waterfowl, and big game hunting opportunities that is available in the immediate area, this is truly a Outdoorsman’s paradise.
A copy of Pines Reserve Covenants are available upon request.
Pines Reserve Lot #3 - 88897 NE-97, Valentine, NE 69201, USA
Pines Reserve Lot #3- 88897 NE-97, Valentine, NE 69201, USA