The Upper 84 ranch is located about 30 miles southeast of North Platte, Nebraska. It features rolling hills with yucca plants, wild sage, cedar trees and prairie grass. From its highest peak, June’s Point, the ranch overlooks Jeffrey Lake, providing a panoramic view that few people would ever believe was in Nebraska. The ranch is 5 miles south and 3 miles west of Brady Nebraska, and 4 hours east of Denver on I-80. Upper 84 Ranch is located 30 minutes from North Platte’s Lee Bird Field airport. The property can be accessed by taking exit 199 off of I-80 and going south on the Brady-Moorefield road approximately 10 miles.
The Upper 84 ranch consists of 3,268 deeded acres and defies Nebraska stereotypes. According to Jay Novacek, “Everyone thinks of Nebraska as being flat with cornfields. We really don’t have a flat place on this land. There are hills and canyons and box canyons…it’s just unbelievable country.”
The two-story house on the ranch is a magnificent 7,825 sqft structure that is nothing short of first class. This modern home has all the amenities. Indoor water feature, huge great room, three fireplaces and outside decks with spectacular views. The house features five bedrooms with baths, an office, a game room and more.
Another asset is a 20,000 sqft barn. This hunting lodge is equipped with a hot tub, indoor archery range, pool table, hunting videos, horseshoes and an indoor basketball court. It also includes a huge indoor riding arena, heated horse stalls, game cleaning facilities and walk-in freezer. The barn also features a huge RV storage area, and state of the art cattle working facilities, part of which is undercover.
The Upper 84 Ranch provides excellent opportunities to hunt for elk, deer and several other big game species. There are plenty of ways to hunt on this property including stands, spot and stalk, or sneak hunting. Additionally, one can hunt for geese, quail, duck, and pheasant. On the Jeffrey Reservoir in the fall, there is excellent goose and duck hunting. Historically, the ranch has been operated as a hunting ranch as well as a working cattle ranch. Each year, it raises several hundred head of yearling cattle.
Upper 84 Ranch has a lease with Central Nebraska Power Company that includes exclusive use of 3+ miles of lake shore frontage on the beautiful Jeffrey Reservoir. The reservoir features some of the best walleye, white bass, crappie and largemouth bass fishing in Nebraska. The lake can also be used for swimming, jet skiing, and water skiing.
While Jay Novacek’s illustrious career with the Dallas Cowboys is now part of history, he enjoys continuing his cowboy career on his Nebraska working ranch. Now this ranch is first class property is available for sale. Whether you enjoy hunting or fishing, this piece of property will provide endless amounts of outdoor recreation opportunities.