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Catch Buster Posey’s Sportsman’s Paradise in Oroville, California (Listed for $3.9 Million)

An aerial view of a residential house on a large acreage with two creeks and a lake. Image courtesy of

Buster Posey, the famed San Francisco Giants catcher, decided to retire and move back to his home state of Georgia. His to-do list included saying goodbye to California and selling his 106-acre hunting club, ranch, and vacation retreat. Instead, he and his wife made an all-star play by snagging the property in 2016.

He and his wife, Kristin Posey, will enjoy a nice payday on the property if they receive the listed price of $3.9 million, a tidy profit on the property they purchased in 2016 for $1.6 million. The Oroville, CA. ranch, called Springer Lodge, has a lot to offer a potential buyer.

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The 106-acre ranch is about 150 miles northeast of San Francisco in Butte County, CA. The lucky buyer will receive a 10,000 square feet of living area with mountain views, a lake, two seasonal streams, hunting acreage, and a tennis court.

Posey used the ranch primarily to escape the rigors of being the 2012 National League Player of the Year and all-star catcher for the San Francisco Giants. In addition, he needed a vacation getaway for his family to relax together and enjoy the outdoors as they did back in Georgia. The ranch was the perfect getaway to enjoy the outdoors and close to the San Francisco Giants stadium.

The Posey vacation compound includes the 3,300 square-foot primary residence and a Posey addition of a 4,800 square-foot red barn with a combined 10,000 square feet of space. The primary home has views of the lake and surrounding greenery in addition to the red barn and a caretaker’s residence. 

The five-bedroom retreat has five bedrooms and six bathrooms with an open floor plan. The open floor plan includes a gabled wall of windows with a view of the outdoor greenery and the Butte Mountain range.

Among the amenities of the home are a fireplace, cathedral ceilings, and a large primary bedroom with an open view of the outside greenery. The primary bath includes an oval soaking tub and a wood decor.

Other living spaces in the primary residence include a kitchen with a marble island bar and top-of-the-line appliances. Also included in the home is a gym with views of greenery and a sleeping room built-in bunk beds.

The 4,800 square-foot red barn the Poseys added to the retreat includes a game room, five sleeping areas, and an area for special events and storing ranch vehicles. In addition to the red barn, they added a caretaker’s house and a workshop for storing hunting and maintenance equipment.

If fishing in the lake or the two seasonal streams or hunting on the 106-acre property teaming with wildlife becomes too tiring, there are many other fun diversions. For example, the Posey family and guests can utilize the compound’s tennis court or, if too hot that day, go bowling or play foosball in the red barn’s game room. 

The Springer Ranch was the perfect acquisition for the Posey family to get away from a hectic schedule and relax in the outdoors. As Posey commented, “I grew up hunting with my dad and my brothers, and I formulated great childhood memories through that.” 

Photo credit: California-Nevada Outdoor Properties