Whether serving as storage sheds for equipment and grain, shelter for cattle or renovated living spaces in country homes, barns add both function and flavor to the land on which they sit. Here, we roundup eight attractive barns for sale on lands and properties around the United States—from a cattle barn in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains to a Western-style barn on a ranch built to provide recreational escapes for children suffering from cancer.
GARDEN COUNTY | NEBRASKA | AUCTION | PROPERTY ID: 2938271
The barns, pens and meadows of Blue Creek Land Company occupy over 11,000 acres of some of western Nebraska’s most productive pastureland. The three barns here, one of which is a large heated calving barn, are the centerpiece of a property that’s equipped to run over 1,000 head of cattle, including the necessary feed sources and infrastructure. Along with its cattle operation, Blue Creek boasts abundant hunting and fishing opportunities, not to mention guest lodging in a ranch-style lodge that can sleep up to ten people in its four bedrooms. The property, located on the outskirts of Oshkosh, Nebraska, is listed for auction on April 22 in Windsor, Colorado.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY | NEW HAMPSHIRE | $1,370,000 | PROPERTY ID: 3089887
With original construction dating back to the early 19th century, this rural New Hampshire property exudes historic charm. The four-level barn is equipped with space for at least ten horse stalls, while a loft provides storage for hay or farm equipment. A welcoming six-bedroom home stands near the barn, while the property’s 165 acres currently support an organic beef cattle farm. Paddling access is available on the tranquil Piscataquog River, while a 40-tree orchard serves up harvests of apples, pears, plums and peaches.
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY | NEW MEXICO | $35,000,000 | PROPERTY ID: 2325782
Constructed to the tune of more than $25 million, 3,400-acre Imus Ranch was the brainchild of radio personality Don Imus and his wife, Deirdre. Built to resemble an Old West frontier town, including its 35,000 square feet of barns, Imus Ranch is no celebrity folly. For 16 years until its closure in 2014, the ranch operated as a working cattle ranch that offered weeklong “cowboy” experiences for children suffering from cancer or serious blood diseases. Imus himself grew up on an Arizona ranch.
FRANKLIN COUNTY | PENNSYLVANIA | AUCTION | PROPERTY ID: 3128690
Perhaps unsurprisingly given this is the home state for the Hershey chocolate empire, the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America, milk is Pennsylvania’s most important livestock product. This tidy 125-acre farm, one of approximately 60,000 farms in the state, plays its part with its milking parlor, milk tanks and distinctive banked barn. A six-bedroom farmhouse, built in the 1890s, conveys with this quintessentially southern Pennsylvania property.
WORCESTER COUNTY | MASSACHUSETTS | $899,500 | PROPERTY ID: 3116763
If you are looking for the ultimate country retreat but one with access to metropolitan amenities, look no further than this 37-acre New England spread. Only 70 miles west of the urban charm—not to mention, robust economy and facilities—of Boston, Massachusetts, the as-previously named Elijah Haven Homeplace features a restored 1830s cottage and renovated barn that’s perfect for large gatherings and hospitality. The property could be considered as an ideal private residence or a turnkey vacation-rental opportunity.
HAYS COUNTY | TEXAS | $7,495,000 | PROPERTY ID: 3119684
Texas ranch living doesn’t come much better than this, a 96-acre estate that’s threaded by the cooling waters of Fitzhugh Creek and sweeping Hill Country vistas. Currently operating as an exotic-game ranch, the $7.5-million sale includes Patron de Paz’s existing herd of over 120 African exotics. The 7,540-square-foot main residence is luxuriously appointed for exclusive ranch living, while two finished barns on the property offer room for additional guest lodging.
JACKSON COUNTY | FLORIDA | $55,000,000 | PROPERTY ID: 2995576
Florida’s Southern Cattle Company has been in the business of cattle rearing since 1992, gaining accolades and awards along the way for the quality of its Angus herd. In recent years, three additional breeds have been added to the farm’s prestigious breeding program. Unsurprisingly given the cattle ranch’s size and prestige, a number of barns convey with the $55 million sale, including a state-of-the-art auction facility, show barn, breeding barn and four good-sized hay barns. The 8,991-acre property is located in Jackson County in the agricultural belt of the Florida Panhandle.
GARFIELD COUNTY | COLORADO | $24,795,000 | PROPERTY ID: 1646348
The owners of 600-acre Tybar Ranch, David and Emma Danciger, first started breeding Angus cattle in Texas in the 1950s before establishing their Tybar Angus Ranch in 1980 outside of Carbondale, Colorado. The productive, well-irrigated land here nourishes a healthy herd of Angus cattle, while the farm’s collection of working barns, outhouses and corrals stand like a facsimile of some alpine idyll that’s capped by the snow-capped summit of the Rocky Mountains’ 12,966-foot Mount Sopris.