978 Reeds Turnpike

Please contact Barbara Neville Realtor (RE/MAX GOLD) DRE# 01948115

Cell #: 209-770-6285

8.29 acres in the sierra foothills

Proximity to Bay area

An escape from the Bay area that is still within day-trip driving distance.  About two hours from the Bay area peninsula and less from the East bay.  I don't know of any other area that is this beautiful, as close to the Bay and this affordable.

Within a block of Copper Town Square

The town square was recently purchased by a motivated development company, Copper Valley LLC.  See the "About Copperopolis" below for more details or "the Square at Copper Valley" and "Copper Valley" on Facebook.  It is fully leased out for the first time since being built.  The hotel is now being created.  New dog park, upscale Mexican restaurant are on their way.... 

The land that time forgot

When you cross over Telegraph hill, on hwy 4, and drive down into the Copper valley area, you have arrived in the Sierra foothills.  At about 1,000 feet of elevation, it is surrounded by beautiful foothills and abundant wild life.    

                        This is truly an ideal location!

Horse Facility

Riding Arena

The riding arena is approximately 60' x 120'.  The arena has lighting for evening riding.

The lighted riding arena is approximately 60' x 120'.  The entire horse facility is a gorgeous structure of large dimension old strong wood.

I would turn it into a covered clay tennis court if I had the money... 

Front stalls, tack room and office


This area has two stalls, a tack area and an office.  The whole space can be secured, with two large doors in the front and rear.   The front stalls are 11 1/2' wide by 12' deep with doors in the front and back.  The office is 7 1/2' x 12'.

Hay storage area


  The storage is 13' wide by 17' deep with a 14' ceiling. 

Water catchment


There is a 5,000 gallon water tank that is designed to be hooked up to a gutter system (not yet installed). The entire horse structure is covered with metal roofing.

Rear stalls


There are four stalls that face the riding arena.  Each of the stalls is roughly 13' x 13' with a 14' ceiling.  



The arena, hallways and paddocks all have lighting.

house (1200 sq. Ft. so you can add a bigger house)

Roof, wrap around porch and deck


The roof, wrap-around porch and deck were built over (double-roof) and around the manufactured home.  I have doubled the reinforcing under the house and deck in addition to enhancing the existing support system.  Recently repaired decking and added new railings.     




It is a 1200 square foot, two bedroom and two bath structure.  There is a wood stove and central heating.  Currently, there are two room air conditioners.  The house is set-up for central air conditioning.  Separate laundry room off of house.



One car enclosed garage with solar attic vent.  


Seasonal pond


The seasonal pond is home to several varieties of peepers (thousands of small frogs) (NO mosquitos day or night), bull frogs, mallards, Canada geese, snowy egrets and a great blue heron.  There's a barn owl that frequents the riding arena and several cotton tail rabbits.  A magical environment  to enjoy with a morning cup of coffee on the porch.  

High production well


This property has an underground river and has great water production.  The well for this property was 60 gallons per minute when drilled at a depth of 140'.  There is another well on the front parcel that belongs to the back parcel that produces 40 gpm.  According to a long time well driller, this property is better than a majority of Copperopolis properties when it comes to underground water production.  


The parcel is 8.29 acres. PGE power, Calaveras telephone service,  well water and a septic system.   There is the ability to go solar and be completely self-sufficient. 

views from house

Foothills behind the old town


There is a lot of space between the house and the adjoining neighbors.

Cattle ranch land


Much of the land to the East is cattle ranching land.

View to the South


This is the view when sitting on the porch relaxing, drinking coffee or enjoying the last light of the day.

About Copperopolis


The Town Square

The new owners of the town square are wasting no time enhancing the area.  They have plans in process for a new 30 room hotel, walking paths, dog park, quarry style amphitheater, specialty food store, mine-shaft style swimming pool, upscale Mexican restaurant, medical building, bank, chamber of commerce and an RV park.  The original town square was built for approximately $53,000,000.  It will be nice to see it enhanced towards its potential!  There are no "big box" franchises, quite the opposite.


Griff's BBQ, Old Corner saloon, Mi Pueblo Mexican, Mexico Lindo, Primo's pizzeria, Gold Dust pizza, Copper Valley Cafe, Matt's Takeout, Drifters Marina bar and grill and Saddle Creek lodge restaurant... all within a 10+ minute drive.


Post office, Cal Fire, Copperopolis fire dept. and the elementary school are less than one mile away.  Payless grocery, ACE hardware, Umpqua bank and several other stores are all within a ten minute drive.

Wine growing region

Lavender Ridge, organic, vineyards grows all of the grapes used to make their Cotes du Calaveras wine in Copperopolis (in a climate much like the Southern Rhone region of France).  It is one of the best Rhone wines that I have ever tasted!  There are other vineyards like the Frogs Tooth Winery and more that you can learn about at the Tipsy Frog Wine shop in Copper Town Square.


Treatment of wood in all structures

All accessible wood was examined for deterioration and treated in the following manner.  

Repairs involved replacement or treatment with Bora-Care, dried, sprayed with Minwax wood hardener and filled with System Three structural epoxy or filler.  Finally, stained or primed and painted. 

 (Per a civil engineers recommendations.)

Horse facility roofing

The asphalt roofed sections of the horse facility were examined for structural damage and roof sheathing was replaced where necessary.  Then metal roofing was installed over the entire horse facility.

House roof

The main house roofing is in good shape. 

The roofing over the decking, surrounding the house, was re-flashed, patched and coated with two layers of elastomeric, 10 year guarantee, roof coating.

Painting of all structures

Horse arena fencing, entire horse facility (excluding interior of rear area), house exterior, house deck railing, house decking and interior of house.  All wood areas underwent wood treatment described above, where accessible.  An extensive amount of wood members were replaced with new wood.  

Arena fencing and arena roof support posts

The main arena support posts were reinforced with concrete footings (epoxied rebar,  where required).  Each post was treated as described in the treatment of wood section.  After which exposed areas were saturated with Copper Green wood preservative.  The in-between posts were replaced or treated.  All fence boards were removed, treated and then re-installed or replaced.  Finally, the arena fencing was primed and painted.

Paddock doors and supporting framing upgrades

All eight paddock doors were repaired or replaced to operate smoothly.  The surrounding structural framing was also repaired or replaced.  In accordance with wood treatment described above. 

improvements (continued)

Under house support

The crawl space under the house was cleaned out to facilitate better access.  All, existing, metal supports were wire brushed and cleaned, per manufacturers recommendations for the metal bonding agent (Rust Destroyer) to be applied.  It comes with a lifetime guarantee of no rust.  In addition, new supports were bolted to the main support I-beams which effectively doubled the house support.  The new supports were based upon engineering specifications.

Garage remodel

New rear door, new garage door, new opener, solar exhaust fan and reinforced framing.

House railing replacement

All of the deck railing was repaired/replaced per treatment of wood mentioned above.  All pickets are new.

House decking upgrade

All wood decking surrounding house as well as the decking support structures and roof supporting posts went through the treatment of wood mentioned above.  60% of the decking was covered with new plywood.  Several of the posts, which support the deck, roofing were replaced. 

House skirting

Old aluminum skirting was replaced with "old growth" cedar that was preserved with a high-end protectant (Penofin). 


Electrical work throughout property, new lights in many areas, new metal hay loft doors with custom on-site welded frames.  Trim boards purchased and not yet installed.  Two gates for loop driveway.  Extensive amount of driveway base and coating rock.  Many equipment rentals to facilitate work.  New house carpeting.  New well enclosure.  


Barbara Neville


Cell: 209-770-6285

DRE# 01948115

Brokerage Affiliation:
38 Copper Cove Dr. 
Copperopolis, CA  95228

Brokerage Affiliation:


38 Copper Cove Dr.

Copperopolis, CA