$595,000 / 314 Acres / Available
Large private cattle and recreational ranch showcasing 313+ sprawling acres in the Eastern Oregon foothills located just 2 miles from Bully Creek Reservoir. This secluded fully fenced property is ideal for both livestock or horses with its fenced corral and open pole barn. The land highlights amazing panoramic views, year-round stream, mature fruit tree orchard, and two ponds, one of which is fully stocked with bass and crappie. One of the ponds also provides backflow to the lawn sprinklers and the home also has an individual well and septic.
Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate its close proximity to public lands which offer a wide range of recreational activities available at your fingertips from boating, fishing, hunting, bird watching and more. This secluded estate is only 3 miles south of a 482,000 acre tract of BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land and 10 miles north to the BLM entrance that accesses 3.8 million acres of public lands.
It features a custom two-story home, complete with a wrap-around porch, covered patio, and fiber cement lap siding. Interior highlights include a kitchen with ample cabinet space, a stainless-steel refrigerator, a gas range, and hood. If desired, the kitchen has ample space for an additional fridge and deep freezer. A wood stove is the focal point of the spacious living room which is surrounded by windows showcasing the stunning views. The main floor also contains the master bedroom, a full bathroom, and utility room. The lower level highlights two guest bedrooms, a full bathroom, and family room.
With the upper deck, lower covered patio, firepit, and beautiful landscaping, the backyard is an ideal entertainment space or retreat. It is the perfect place to relax and watch the surrounding wildlife. For those that enjoy hunting, this year-round wildlife retreat is home to quail, pheasant, waterfowl, and deer. It also offers 2 landowner preference deer tags and large game hunting opportunities for elk and antelope is available just a short drive from the property.
Other exterior highlights include an attached one car garage, carport with R.V. hookups, and two storage sheds with one currently set-up to house tack. The home also features multiple solar panels which are only 1 year old and have a life of approximately 30 years. The solar panels offer significant power cost savings. The power bill for the ranch averages under $18 per month.
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This recreational ranch is situated in Malheur County which is the second largest county in Oregon. The area is known for its prime agricultural growing land which commonly produces crops such as potatoes, sugar beets, and onions. The eastern Oregon landscape is also conducive to raising livestock with an abundance of rangeland to graze cattle or horses.
Besides the robust agricultural economy, Malheur County is a popular destination for outdoor recreation. Locals love to fish the waters of Malheur County's many rivers which encompass the Malheur River, Owyhee River, Snake River and their many tributaries. Other fishing hot spots nearby include the Bully Creek Reservoir and Lake Owyhee State Park. Both recreational parks additionally offer opportunities for boating, watersports, RV camping, and hiking.
Vale, Oregon is a small community that lies along banks of the Malheur River where it converges with Bully Creek. Vale is a mere 75 miles northwest of Boise, Idaho so it is close to an airport, hospitals, shopping, and entertainment. It acts as the county seat of Malheur County and is a common stop for travelers driving between western Oregon and the Boise metro area.
The region was a hub for travelers historically as well. Vale was a popular destination for trappers, missionaries and settlers that were journeying along the Oregon Trail. In fact, it was the first stop in Oregon for those making the trek along this famous trail. Vale has beautiful vibrant outdoor murals dispersed throughout the community that depict the journey of these Oregon Trail pioneers. Every year the Mural Society adds another hand painted piece to the collection enticing visitors to return. Another attraction celebrating its Oregon Trail heritage is the Keeney Pass Interpretive Site. The remarkable past can be also witnessed by the many historical buildings throughout the town such as the Rinehart Stone House, the Grand Opera House, the Vale Hotel and many others which were built at the turn of the 20th century.
Local attractions and events include the Malheur County Fair, the annual New Year's Eve Fireworks Display, and the annual Vale Fire Department Crab Feed. One of the most exciting events to attend in Vale is the annual Oregon Trail Days Celebration held the week of July 4th which features a rodeo, car show, pie contest, and a lumberjack competition.
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