This truly unique and historically relevant Flagstaff residence sits below the towering Mt. Humphreys and beside Mt. Elden. Needless to say the views are awe-inspiring. One of the most unique properties in Flagstaff! 10-acre equine training facility with party barn and guest accommodations is located only 8 miles from Downtown. All flat and useable with a collection of amazing 400-year-old Ponderosa Pines centered over the traditional 1920’s Malpas stone main house, 1970’s Log Cabin guest house, restored 1890’s post and beam Party Barn, Bunk House, Guest Bath, and Shower House and remodeled 2 bed 2 bath Mobile Home. The property is connected to Doney Park Water (no water hauling) and sits on a county maintained road that is always plowed early on snow-days!!
This property was first homesteaded in the late 1800's by Mr. Ernest Burrus. The street has been named after him, but spelled incorrectly!
Mr. Burrus operated the original 350 acre farm (plus another 350 leased from the forest service) as a cattle ranch and organic potato farm. He was one of the driving forces behind Flagstaff agriculture including building all of the agricultural berms that you see through Doney Park. A large one still exists on the farm. You can find a lot of historical data on Mr. Burrus and his contribution to Flagstaff agriculture through the Arizona Historical Society.
The farm was also owned by 3 time president of the Cowboy Artist Association, Mr. Bill Owen. He was the last to operate the farm as a working cattle ranch. Mr. Owen built the Log Cabin as a studio for his painting and the log addition to the Malpais house as a studio for sculpting. The sculpting studio is under construction to become a primary bedroom suite. Many of the details of the original studio are being preserved in the process including the log walls, timber ceilings and rough cut window treatments. The Log Cabin studio was converted to a mother-in-laws home in the late 70's. The Cowboy Artist "CA" logo is preserved on the hearth of the great stone fireplace.
The farm is now operated as Golden Sage Farm, a hunter - jumper equine training facility and family compound. The family has hosted live music events in the Red Barn several times a year and has been known to hosts various parties and special events.
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The main house is a traditional 1920's malpais home with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, office/guest room, formal dining room, laundry room, mud room, "dog suite" and a beautiful enclosed porch / sunroom. New master suite with walk-in shower, soaking tub, walk-in closet and fireplace currently under construction.
Log Cabin built by Bill Owens as a painting studio has 1 bedroom plus a guest room, one bath, bright newly insulated sunroom with new windows and amazing stone fireplace with new fireplace insert.
The mobile home sits at the front of the property above the new horse barn. It has been newly renovated inside and out with new paint, new floors, new front and back porches and new skirting. Exterior pictures to be added soon!!
Party Barn is a piece of Flagstaff History! This is the original Potato Barn used on the Burrus Ranch, made of post and beam ponderosa pine timbers. It has been carefully restored and upgraded with concrete floors, led lighting, floating stage, 2nd story sound booth, upstairs storage bays, and dry bar.
Horse facilities (currently used as a Hunter/Jumper training facility) include :
* Brand new wood 8 stall breezeway main barn with 16’ rubber matted aisleway, 12x24 feed room, 12x24 tack room, fully matted stalls, heated automatic waterers, yoke stall doors, led lighting, storage above feed room and tack room
*No frost water hydrants
*60’ round pen
*60’ pen for European style walker (yet to be installed)
*4- 36x36 new sand paddocks
*4- 80x80 turn-out paddocks
*150x210 3 rail wood arena with new sand footing
*Plenty of room for cattle return and cattle holding pen!
*Additional 4 stall barn with 12x12 stalls and attached sand paddocks
*Exercise track around entire fence line
*Easy access to Picture Canyon Trailhead/AZT Trail, Sandy Seep Trailhead, Caves Crater Trailhead.
Bunkhouse Building is currently 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom (space for two more rooms) and a new 5’ wide covered porch. The outdoor shower house is a favorite of our summer guests!
The Original Burris livestock barn has been rebuilt and remodeled into a large shop building with concrete floors, shelving, large covered concrete apron, new core-steel roof, drop-down ladder with upstairs storage. (The upstairs siding has been finished and photos will be updated soon!)
Other buildings include a cute 10x10 potting shed / 10x10 tool shed and attached 10x10 chicken coop.
The 24x36 garden area is fenced with heavy duty stud (elk) fencing and has raised garden beds and an irrigation system.