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Patagonia, AZ - Lazy J2 Ranch

- Patagonia, AZ



The beauty of the land will draw you here. The San Rafael Valley, its serenity, cool temperatures will cause you to fall in love.

As you enter the San Rafael Valley, your breath is immediately taken away by the gorgeous scenery spread out before you – sweeping untouched vistas and a sea of softly rolling grass surrounded by lavender and blue mountain ranges, meandering river beds and towering cottonwoods. It’s hard to believe this is really Arizona. Resting at an elevation of 4,800 to 6,000 feet, the valley is one of the last short-grass prairies in the Western United States and the headwaters of the Santa Cruz River. Cattle have been part of the San Rafael for nearly 500 years, from the long horns of the Spaniards first brought in 1539 to the Black Angus today. It is cattle, cowboys and ranching families that have kept this pristine valley preserved for centuries. This is the real thing – a rare piece of American heritage, an economically viable and sustainable environment that provides a vibrant eco-system for a myriad of species.

Ranches in this valley are usually passed from one generation to the next. This auction is a rare opportunity, maybe a real once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire your piece of the San Rafael Valley.


  • 952.1 Deeded, 5,112 USFS Acres
  • 5 Large deeded pastures
  • 4 Small pastures 1 to 5 acres
  • 5 Windmills
  • 5 large USFS pastures
  • 10 Large dirt tanks
  • Extensive water improvements
  • Home of San Rafael Valley Grass-fed Beef
  • Underground power and telephone service

LAZY J2 RANCH OFFERING: The ranch will be offered in two auction parcels. Bidders may choose to bid on either parcel individually or for the entirety. The purchase of Lazy J2 North will have the option of including the Seller’s right to lease

Lazy J2 North –

  • 520 Deeded Acres
  • 20 Acre Building Site
  • Mature Oak Groves
  • Gorgeous Valley Views
  • Working Windmills
  • Ring Tanks and Drinkers
  • Airstrip – Unpaved

Lazy J2 South –

  • 432 Deeded Acres
  • 17 Acre Building Site
  • Mature Oak Groves
  • Charming 1,500 sq. ft. home
  • 5 Headquarters Paddocks
  • 2 Registered wells & working windmills

A-Bar Draw USFS Allotment – * 5,112 Acres

  • USFS land leased through 1/1/2028
  • 5 fenced pastures from 507 to 1,914 acres
  • 2 working windmills + (2) 20,000 gallon ring tanks
  • Corrals with squeeze chute
  • Drinkers and water storage
  • The transfer of the A Bar Draw Allotment is subject to the rules, regulations and siscretion of the USFS.

LOCATION: The Lazy J2 Ranch offers a coveted location in the spectacularly secluded San Rafael Valley which is surrounded by a myriad of National Forests and mountains including the Patagonia Mountains to the West, the Huachuca Mountains to the East and the Canelo Hills. Patagonia offers everything from medical facilities, hotel, restaurants, market, espresso, shops, art galleries, cowboy bars a post office and much more. Sonoita is nine miles north and hosts an annual rodeo and horse race offering restaurants and grocery. The Tucson International Airports an hour and a half away and best of all at 5,000 feet above sea level, the weather is 10-15 degrees cooler than Tucson year-round. You can expect weather in the 50s and 60s in the winter and 80s and 90s in the summer. Low humidity and an endless stream of sunny days make southern Arizona one of the country’s most desirable states.

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Why Buy This Property

THE SAN RAFAEL VALLEY -The Lazy J2 Ranch lines in the very center of the San Rafael Valley. It is know for its beauty and breath-taking panoramas punctuated by the iconic silhouettes of Red Mountain, Saddle Mountain, and Mount Wrightson on the horizon. From the magnificent Huachuca Mountains to the east – Canello Hills to the north and Patagonia Mountains to the west, this is an extraordinarily unique piece of the American West, and relatively unknown by even native Arizonians. It is a sweeping grassland of rolling hills that are dotted with Cottonwoods along meandering riverbeds that run seasonally. The ring of blue and lavender mountain ranges surround the valley, creating the watershed for the headwaters of the Santa Cruz River.

RARE INTACT SHORT-GRASS PRAIRIE- The San Rafael Valley is one of the last intact short-grass prairies in America. It is a sweeping grassland of rolling hills that are dotted with Cottonwoods along meandering riverbeds that run seasonally.

THE FABULOUS CLIMATE- At 4,500 feet above sea level, the weather is 10-15 degrees cooler than Tucson year-round. There are four distinct seasons in the San Rafael Valley where you can expect pleasant temperatures in the 50s and 60s in the winter and 80s and 90s in the summer. Low humidity and an endless stream of sunny days make this area of southern Arizona one of the country’s most desirable destinations. Annual rainfall is typically between 17 to 20 inches. Summer rains begin in June and last through September turning the valley into a magnificent green carpet. Winter storms bring rain and occasionally snow, which typically accumulates lightly and lasts on the ground for only a few days.

HISTORY- The San Rafael Valley has been a ranching landscape for hundreds of years. Steeped in history, from the Apaches to the Buffalo Soldiers, the Valley was the western entry point of the first Europeans into what is now the United States in 1539.

VEGETATION- These Sonoran grasslands include a myriad of native grasses and forbs both perennial and annuals include: Blue, Black, Hairy and Sideoats Grama; Plains Lovegrass, Sprangle Top, Vine Mesquite, Arizona Cotton Top and Canes Beardgrass. Trees and shrubs include Manzanita, Mountain Laurel, Cottonwood, 4 varieties of Oak, Ash, Alligator Juniper and Pinion Pine.

ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITY- The American West is one of this nation’s most precious resources. 80% of the private land in the San Rafael Valley has been placed under Conservation Easements by private property owners to protect the unparalleled beauty and pristine environment.

HISTORIC PATAGONIA- Patagonia which offers medical facilities, a hotel, restaurants, a market, espresso, shops, art galleries, cowboy bars, a post office and much more.

CONVENIENT LOCATION - Spectacularly secluded, yet conveniently located. The Lazy J2 Ranch offers a coveted location in the heart of Arizona’s San Rafael Valley. Lazy J2 Ranch is 90 miles 1.5 hours southeast of Tucson, approximately 17 miles east/southeast of Patagonia, Arizona, 45 miles from Nogales (Santa Cruz County Seat), 1.5 hours from Tucson International Airport, and 185 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Hospitals are located in Sierra Vista, Nogales and Tucson. Locally there is the Patagonia Clinic.

THE SURROUNDING AREA- Surrounding acres of stunning National Forest provide endless miles of hiking and horseback riding trails. Sonoita hosts numerous events including an annual rodeo, horse races, and county fair, while offering restaurants, grocery store and several award-winning vineyards.

UNIQUE WILDLIFE - Wildlife abounds at Lazy J2 Ranch. You’ll share your piece of wilderness with deer, dove, quail and even javelina. This corner of Arizona is a mecca for birdwatchers. The nearby Patagonia Sonoita Creek Preserve attracts over 260 species of birds including the rare grey hawk and green kingfisher, flycatchers and hummingbirds, a birding paradise.

Auction / Date / Time

Sealed Bid Auction
November 14, 2018 2:00 p.m. MST

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Offering Strategy

Bid Your Price!

The Lazy J2 Ranch will be offered at auction in two tracts, Lazy J2 South and Lazy J2 North. Bidders have the option to bid on either auction tract or the two tracts together. Further, a bidder for the Lazy J2 North will have the option of including or excluding in its bid the seller's rights under the USFS Allotment to transfer the allotment along with the real estate subject to the requirements and approval of the USFS.

Inspection Dates

The property is available for viewing by appointment only on September 23, October 6, 14, 20, 28. Please call 312.278.0600 Extension 101 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule an appointment to tour the property. Registration and government issued identification required at each property viewing.

Please do not contact the Seller or enter the property at other times without permission.

Auction Location

Sealed Bid Auction- Bids are to be delivered to Michael A. Fine, CCIM c/o Fine & Company LLC, 747 Lake Cook Road, Suite 100W, Deerfield, IL 60015 for due on or before 2:00 p.m. MST on November 14th. For bidding requirements see the Terms of Sale and the Purchase and Sale Contract included in the Bidder's Information Packet.


Certified Funds To Bid : $50,000 per parcel

Buyer's Premium (Buyer's Fee) : 8% of the high bid

In Cooperation With : John A. Weaver, Licensed Arizona Broker

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A Bidder's Information Packet is required to bid. The packet includes: auction and property information, homeowner's association documents, title report, site plan, real estate tax bill, local information, auction purchase and sale agreement, and terms of sale.

Bidder's Information Packets are available in PDF format for $50.00. To order your Packet or call us at 312.278.0600 ext. 101 or email us at 

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  Michael A.Fine, CCIM, CAI, AARE
  Illinois, United States

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Broker Participation : Buyer's Agent participation is invited!
A 2% -$375 referral fee will be paid to th REALTOR®/Broker whose registered buyer closes on this property. Please refer to the Buyer Broker registration requirements in the Terms of Sale. Seller has provided a variable commission rate.

Licensing : Fine & Company LLC, Licensed Arizona Broker

Terms Of Sale : This auction is being conducted subject to the Terms of Sale and Purchase and Sales Agreement contained in the Bidder's Information Packet. 

Disclaimer : The Seller, Broker, and Auctioneer and their agents assume no liability for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions in the auction marketing materials, including the Bidder's Information Packet. All square footage, dimensions, real estate taxes, and common area fees, if any, are approximate. All materials are subject to inspection and verification by all parties relying on them. This offering is subject to prior sale and may be withdrawn, modified, or cancelled without notice at any time. This is not a solicitation or offering to residents of any state where this offering is prohibited by law.

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