$1,399,000 / 189 Acres / Under Contract
Welcome to the Merwin River Ranch! This beautiful 188-acre ranch features abundant live water, productive agriculture, a beautiful home and great recreational opportunities for fishing and hunting. A short drive to one of Oregon's Seven Wonders- â€œSmith Rockâ€, the ranch is Conveniently located between Redmond and Prineville and features over 3,500 feet of Crooked River frontage. Historically operated as a cattle ranch, this property also provides great fishing and duck hunting. Big game such as Mule Deer, Elk and Pronghorn can often be found on the property as well.
Surrounded by views of the Cascade mountains and Smith Rock to the west, and the Ochocos to the east, this ranch has an impressive big sky feel. To the north and south, there is rugged rim rock which rises nearly four hundred feet. The rim rock has beautiful geological formations and other striking features. This beautiful ranch has no shortage of live water with approximately 3,500+ feet of the Crooked River. The river provides the avid outdoorsman with great fly fishing for trout, including the sought after Redband. Consistent live flows year-round with minimal freezing and great habitat make this stretch of the river a duck hunter's dream. Irrigation rights from the Crooked River offer 90 +/- acres of low cost water with rights dating back to 1897! (Buyer to perform due diligence with local water master.)
The ranch home features a timeless 2,300 SQFT single level open floor plan with 3 beds and 2 baths and amazing views from every window! The spacious great room features a gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings, wood beams, large picture windows and dining area. The charming open kitchen has a large peninsula with eating bar, wood stove, ample storage and is adjacent to the pantry and laundry room. French doors lead out to the sprawling covered patio with sauna. The patio is a wonderful spot to take in the gorgeous views of the Cascade Mountains and the spectacular sunsets that central Oregon is known for. Perfect for entertaining, the mature trees and huge lawns making outdoor activities a delight. Just a few yards beyond the charming backyard is the Crooked River. The home has been well maintained and had a new roof installed in approximately 2013. A large circular driveway with cattle guard makes getting your favorite rigs and trailers in and out of the property a simple process. A nice clean insulated shop and three covered bays for parking vehicles or equipment and RV pad with full hookups round out the amenities of the home.
There are 90 +/- acres of level fertile land which is flood irrigated keeping water management cost effective and simple. The ranch is fenced and cross fenced for rotating 50+ pair of cattle. The fertile river bottom soils, combined with the great water, have historically produced 5 to 6 tons of grass hay per acre. There is a large pole barn to dry and store hay, plus a beautiful, rustic wood barn.
Commercial flights are available at the Redmond municipal airport which is less than 15 miles from the ranch
Dear Robert, I think you are one of the nicest people on the planet, and for sure the best realtor. Thank you for all your hard work, great advice, patience, and for sticking in there with me. You really went "above and beyond". The world is a better place with people like you in it and I feel really lucky to have crossed paths with you"
~ Jane Fisher
"We appreciated Tim's hard work. We had 2 different real estate companies prior to meeting you, over the time of a couple years they each brought us 1 prospective buyer. You in turn brought us numerous prospective buyers along with several offers, with a final close in under 2 years. We feel that you had a knowledge of where and how to market our business so it was marketed in the right places and to the right people. As you well know when the sale was finalized it was at our asking price with little or no haggling.
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~ Pat and Jody Schatz
"We were referred to Jason a few years ago. We were looking for our dream rural property, however, competition was high and inventory was low. Jason found us a great starter home until the right property came along. He continued to keep looking for us; one day we received a phone call that he “thinks he found the one.” We drove out to that day, and we immediately knew Jason was right ~ This was the dream property we had been waiting for! Jason stayed on top of every detail, and we can't thank him enough for listening to all of our needs and wants and finding the perfect property for our family. His attention to detail, care for his customers, integrity, understanding of the market, and work ethic shined every step of the way!"
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