$749,900 / 86 Acres / Under Contract
Deep River Ranch
The Deep River Ranch lies in a peaceful river valley among forested hills and pasture land on a tributary to the Columbia River. This idyllic homestead has been loved and cared for by the same family for 100 years and is offered for sale for the first time in a century. Farmed using organic practices, the ranch has sustained its owners over the decades through subsistence and commercial farming, fishing and logging. Cattle, poultry and salmon being the main providers. Many in this small community continue to make their living and live the same lifestyle as was common a century ago.
The owners recognize the gifts this property has provided 5 generations of their family and have made every effort to ensure those same gifts are available to future generations of owners.
The circa 1933 farmhouse, added onto in 1960, has stood the test of time, including an earthquake in the 1940's. With 1,800 sq ft of living space featuring 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths and a living room overlooking the Deep River and family boathouse, plus a 1,300 sq ft unfinished basement featuring work and storage spaces and a rustic Finnish sauna, it is ideal for a primary home, recreation home or temporary living quarters while you design and build your dream home. The county, named for Chief Wahkiakum ("Tall Timber") of the Chinook, is the second least populous county in Washington and is 'unzoned', providing potential to develop additional homesites.
Additional outbuildings include an oversized cedar-sided carport, shop with loft space, large wood-framed barn ideal for hay and machine storage and a boathouse. There is also an old dairy barn which is no longer serviceable. While the boathouse and dock will require some attention by next owners, all other buildings are in good, working condition with recent upkeep, repairs and paint. Together, the home and outbuildings provide the perfect setting for a rural family homestead or retreat.
Recreation opportunities abound and include big game hunting, waterfowl hunting, atv/walking trails, fishing and other watersports. The Deep River provides access to the Columbia River and some of the best salmon, steelhead and sturgeon fishing in the world, along with abundant waterfowl hunting and boating opportunities, all accessible from your front yard. A playground like no other!
The Deep River lies within the lower Columbia River estuary and is tidal influenced. Working tide gates on the ranch provide the owner control over an abundance of water. Dry in the summer for farming, water in the fall, winter and spring for waterfowl habitat and irrigation.
An easy half-hour drive from popular Astoria, Oregon and a 2-hour drive from Portland International Airport, the Deep River Ranch offers unmatched nature, solitude, recreation and lifestyle with the conveniences and amenities of 'civilization' within easy reach.
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.
We appreciate the fact that you were available 7 days a week, and willing to show the business even on a Sunday with very little notice. Tim Thank you once again.
~ 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!"
~ Ashley Lacer, MAI
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