14609 BLUE RIVER Road, Blue, AZ
$ 2,900,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#6422489
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyGREENLEE
  • CityBlue
  • Zip85922
  • StyleSingle Family - Detached
  • Year Built1961
  • Taxes$ 1853
  • Price$ 2,900,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms7
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage12157
  • Lot Size46 Acres
Data Source:
Arizona Regional MLS (ARMLSN)
Property Description

Nestled in the heart of the Apache National Forest, 9 miles south of Alpine, AZ lies +/- 45 acres of secluded paradise at the Blue River Ranch. Tranquility can be easily found in the tall pines, river-fed private pond, and stunning views of the Arizona White Mountains. Land The Blue River arises in the mountain country between Alpine, AZ, and Luna, NM, and zigzags south through the rugged canyons of the Blue Mountain Range, keeping mostly on the Arizona side of the border. The tributaries of the upper Blue begin in green forests of Ponderosa pine, spruce, and fir at about 8000 ft, while the lower Blue descends to just below 4000 ft in drier country dominated by juniper, cedar, and pinyon. The tranquil mountain oasis of the Blue River Ranch falls somewhere in between, with an eleva of approximately 6,500 ft. You'll find a beautiful river/riparian habitat, tall pines, juniper woodland, abundant wild sunflowers, wide-open blue skies, and incredible views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Enjoy peace of mind and serenity in the seclusion of the Ranch, which features 12,500 finished sq. ft, a private live pond, and a massive solar backup. Use solar energy to create your own online business from paradise. Host destination weddings. Create a wellness retreat. Operate a hunting and fishing lodge. Grow hydroponic food in the warehouse. Offer a resort getaway. Move your family up here - the kids will love the built-in trampoline, multiple treehouses, and swings. The possibilities are endless! Improvements For several years the owners have put a great deal of effort into updating and restoring the property. Besides new construction of both buildings and projects, they have renovated existing structures. Some of those updates include the following: new kitchen countertops for the house (one granite and the other sandstone); electric, plumbing, septic, and heating updates; addition of 2 new 3850 sq ft buildings; solar systems (2); creating a fire barrier for the buildings and a water diversion ditch for flooding from the mountain melt offs; and restoration of the cabin and house. Location The Blue River Ranch is located in Greenlee County, about 9 miles south of Alpine, AZ. The most isolated (and exclusive!) hot spring in the state of Arizona is not far. Features -Hunting -Fishing -Hiking/Climbing -House/Cabin -Equestrian/Horse Property -Outbuilding/Barn/Shed/Shop Land Details -Address: 14609 Blue River Rd FR-281, Blue, AZ 85922 -County: Greenlee County, Arizona Parcel #100-12-001A -Elevation: 6500 ft. -Locality: 9 miles south of Alpine, AZ, on the Blue River Road. After the 9-mile marker, enter the first driveway on the right. -Total Acres: +/- 45 -Deeded Acres: +/- 45 -Leased Acres: 0, surrounded 100% by the Apache National Forest -Estimated Taxes: $1,852 -Barnyard: Enclosed 8' cemented game fence around buildings -Orchard: Trees and vines planted (2012) -Raised Garden: Irrigation system for 11 4'x12' raised vegetable beds; 4 raised small beds (4'x4'); 2 4'x8' hot boxes (used for seedlings); 3 irrigation rows for ground planting. Underground water shutoff and above-ground water timing box; all boxes are made of cedar and metal. -Pasture: non-cultivated land near river -Live pond with water feed from Blue River via canal; water gate control on exit side of pond. Approximately 1 acre. Building Details House -Approximate size: 4200 sq ft. -Remodeled: 2003 to 2017 Consists of a South side and a North side, divided & connected by a breezeway of approximately 102 sq. ft. South Side: -Approximately 2734 sq ft. -3 bedroom -2 bath North Side: -Approximately 1464 sq ft. -1 bedroom -2 bath Cabin -renovated 2008 -1 bedroom -1 bath - Open loft overlooking first floor Barn -several stalls on each side - open ended on the north side and is big enough for several large tractors, machinery, and/or RVs. It has a very high ceiling. 220 receptacles inside. -water spigot on outside -metal roof Warehouse -3850 sq ft -built 2009 -2 exit doors, 2-car garage door -bathroom w/shower -utility sink -own septic system -outdoor water spigot Shop -built 2014 -3850 sq ft -security doors, extra-large garage door -bathroom w/shower -utility sink -own septic system -2 outdoor water spigots History In the early history of the area, many different Indian tribes, including that of the famous Geronimo, once roamed the Blue Area and at one time known bandits and rustlers also hid out along the Blue because of its rugged terrain. In 1886, William Milligan homesteaded this property and constructed the canal/ditch and dam for purposes of irrigation. In 1897, he constructed a reservoir. This information was filed in the county of record. Mr. Milligan had a grits mill powered by the water force from the reservoir. He served the area grain growers. In the 1930's  1940's, the property was a dude ranch named Whispering Pines.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Out of Maricopa Cnty Elementary School Out of Maricopa Cnty Middle School Out of Maricopa Cnty High School
Price History
6/23/2022 Listed $3,500,000
6/13/2023 18% - $2,900,000

General Features

Interior Features Full Bth Master Bdrm,See Remarks
Sewer Septic Tank
Utilities Other (See Remarks)
Possession By Agreement,Close Of Escrow
Roof See Remarks
Garage Spaces 10.0
Association Fee Includes No Fees
Pool Features None
Construction Materials Frame - Wood
Year Built 1961
View Mountain(s)
Township 04
Property SubType Single Family - Detached
Tax Year 2021
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
County Greenlee
Property Type Residential
Association Amenities None
HOA / Comm Assn No
Energy Efficient Solar Panels
Subdivision Name None
Possible Use Res/Business Use Ok,Ranch/Farm
Status Active
High School Out of Maricopa Cnty
City Blue
Buyer Agent Compensation 3.00
Disclosures Seller Discl Avail
View Y/N No
High School District Out of Area
Open Parking Spaces 0.0
Lot Size Square Feet 2003760.0
Waterfront Y/N Yes
Carport Spaces 4.0
Carport Y/N No
Street Name BLUE RIVER
Spa Features None
Elementary School Out of Maricopa Cnty
Property Attached Y/N No
Land Lease Y/N No
Tax Annual Amount 1853.0
Home Warranty Y/N No
Middle/Junior High School Out of Maricopa Cnty
Lease Renewal Y/N No
Lease Considered Y/N No
Rent Control Y/N No
Days on Market 614
Builder Name Unknown
Standard Status Active
Occupancy Description Interim Occupant
Elementary School District Out of Area
MobileHomeRemainsYN No
Buyer Agent Compensation Type %
New_sp_Financing_co_Conventional5 True
Senior Community None

Interior Features

Flooring Carpet,Wood
Fireplace Features 3+ Fireplace
Total Stories 2
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Street Suffix Road
Total Bedrooms 5
Electric On Property Y/N No
LivingAreaSource Owner
Total Baths 7
Bedrooms Possible 6
Range/Oven Gas True

Exterior Features

Fencing Chain Link
Water Source Onsite Well
Lot Size Area 2003760.0
Spa No
Lot Size Acres 46.0
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot Size Source Assessor
Covered Spaces 14.0
Crops Included Y/N No
Open Parking Y/N No
Horse Y/N Yes
Horse Amenities Barn,Corral(s),Stall,See Remarks
Irrigation Water Rights Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 85922

AVG $2.9M
AVG $1,853
AVG 1525
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1961

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