Wild & Scenic River Home
Home on Wild & Scenic Middle Fork of John Day River
Location: This rare off grid home is located approximately 16 miles North/East of Long Creek, Oregon.
Water: There is almost ¾ of a mile of the Middle Fork of the John Day River that flows through the property. This river is deemed Wild and Scenic by the State of Oregon. This house is “grandfathered” and is the reason it is one of the only homes that is so close to the river on the entire Middle Fork. There are two year-round ponds; one of which supplies permitted hydro-power. They also provide underground irrigation around the house and entertaining area to keep green during summer months. King Creek runs year-round that maintains the ponds throughout the year. A spring supplies gravity fed water to the house and shop. There are 13 acres of meadow that has 5 permitted acres of water rights out of the river and 2.5 acres water rights from King Creek. Bum Creek also runs through the property and flows into the river.
House: 1903 sq. ft. home originally built in 1986, but extensively remodeled in early 2022. 2 Bedroom 2 bathroom. House can be fully drained for winterization.
• New double pane windows
• Fisher & Paykel Refrigerator with ice maker
• Miele 18” dishwasher
• Kenmore Propane range/oven
• Honed Granite with chiseled edge on countertops and large center island with 4 bar stools.
• Blue Buggy Pine cabinets
• LVT Flooring upper level
• Bathroom upstairs tiled with 5’ clawfoot tub
• Bathroom downstairs tiled with large walk in shower
• Pine flooring on lower level
• Infrared 3 person sauna
• Hearthstone Soapstone wood stove
• Free standing propane stove for back-up
• 50 gallon propane hot water tank
• Interlocking paver patio
• Weyerhaeuser Choice Dek
• Multi-Level Decks with solar lighting
Off Grid System: New diesel Onan generator with auto start
• Hydro power out of unnamed stream
• 24v system 220v
• Kubota Onan D1005 7.5KW (Auto Start)
• 12 – 250 watt solar panels
Improvements: 26x60 Shop built in 2020. All concrete floor, 3 bays, insulated, propane refrigerator, Entertaining area with wood stove and bar, small sleeping loft above entertaining area.
1 10x20 metal roofed shed for storage
1 10x20 metal roofed shed that the owners have turned into a super cute single room with electricity next to the river for guests that wish to go to sleep and wake up to the sound of the river.
40x40 pole building with metal roof that could be used for livestock or horses.
24x40 older barn
Greenhouse with automatic venting system
Wildlife: 2 Land Owner Preference tags for Bucks and 2 Land Owner Preference tags for elk in the East Northside Unit. Deer are on the property year round and elk mostly come through in the fall and winter months. Turkeys, grouse, chukars, geese and ducks also frequent the land.
General: This is truly a very unique opportunity to own one of the few homes on the Middle Fork of the John Day River. Bridges are no longer allowed on the Middle Fork River and this property is accessed by a bridge that spans the river and also has access off a county road on the southern portion of the property. There are mostly trout this high in the Middle Fork system. There can be excellent Steelhead fishing from January-April depending on water conditions. Deer are very common to see on the property and the owners have had “pet” buck in the past that come back every year. Great elk hunting can be accessed out the back gate onto the county road which takes you to hundreds of thousands of acres of public land that reaches nearly to Baker, Oregon. Food plots have been planted on the more “meadow” ground and the irrigation helps keep them green throughout the year. The property is in two separate tax lots and there is a second home on the south end that is not livable, but provides the property with a replacement dwelling permit if the new owner wishes to replace it. The current owners have kept the property extremely neat and clean and continually kept up with deferred maintenance on the improvements which makes this ranch a truly turn-key operation.
All information is deemed reliable and correct from the owners and representatives. No guarantees are made or implied. A prospective purchaser is expected to carefully investigate and verify the above information as well as all matters affecting the property.
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Finding the right property that fits your needs can be a difficult process but no matter what you are looking for, as experienced ranch real estate brokers we can provide you with the resources and knowledge to find that perfect property.
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“My experience with you as a Realtor has been almost too good to be true-especially after seeing some others in practice. I think the two things that stand out the most were the quickness in which you returned my inquires-phone calls and emails-and how you explained each process in a way that I could understand. In each profession it is easy to use a “language” that often leaves the customer just nodding their head but not really understanding what is happening. You took the time to explain each step and before I signed the “dotted line” I did know what was happening. I also appreciated the professional, yet kind way you dealt with the circumstances that went with the last sale. Fruit of the Spirit flowing from you!”
WHY CHOOSE US?
“Rich and Andy are knowledgeable about every aspect of ranch and recreation property. It’s knowledge based on many years of experience as cattle ranchers and avid sportsmen. Rich and Andy are genuinely great people to get to know and to work with on a transaction.” Wayne Ullman
“I have found the Wilburns of Wilburn Ranch Brokerage to be dependable, reliable, honest and knowledgeable when working with them in purchasing property that they were representing for sale. I have also established a close friendship with the family. I would highly recommend connecting with the Wilburns when buying or selling ranch or recreation property.”
OVER 45 YEARS
Thinking about selling a ranch or recreational real estate in the Eastern Oregon area?
Having lived, hunted, run cows for over 45 years and sold ranches for over 20 years we have the local knowledge it takes to sell your ranch quickly and at the right price. Our marketing covers the world and is directed at the clientele looking for what you have.
Our office has relied on integrity and honesty in all facets of our business. We will tell you everything we know about the properties we represent good or bad. We feel it very important as a buyer that you should know everything about the property you are purchasing.
We have enjoyed representing buyers and sellers for over 20 years and call many of them friends to this day.
Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions about the current market conditions or properties that we have.
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Can you tell me more about your company?
Wilburn Ranch Brokerage has been selling quality cattle ranches, timbered properties and hunting ground since 1992. Located in east/central Oregon in the heart of cattle, trophy bull and Mule deer country lets Wilburn Ranch Brokerage offer some of the best cattle/recreational properties in Oregon.
Grant County has high mountains that rise to 7000 feet and drop to the valley floor at 1850 feet. More combined Boone and Crockett bulls and bucks come out of Grant County than any other county in Oregon. Grant County has around 7500 inhabitants and one stop light in the main town of John Day. People are friendly and still wave at passersby even though they may not know them. It is a snap shot at what life was 50 years ago and can still be found in this part of Oregon.
Wilburn Ranch Brokerage specializes in properties ranging from 160 acre parcels to untamed 51,000 deeded acre buckaroo ranches. Rich and Andy Wilburn also have been in the cattle business since 1964 and still run around 400 pairs on ranches in Grant County and Harney County. This gives them a unique look at ranches and can give potential buyer insights as to the cattle business pertaining to the ranch they are looking for. Rich and Andy help clients after their purchase signing up for the Landowner Preference program, planting crops, cow rotation, water improvements and the general running of the property that they own. Many past clients are now great friends and keep in touch or drop by the office to say “Hi”. They are also avid hunters and sometimes difficult to find in the office during bow, rifle, elk and deer seasons and also when the Steelhead are running in the John Day.
Wilburn Ranch Brokerage has always handled clients and real estate with honesty, integrity and excellent service which has always and will be the back-bone of their business.
Are you thinking of buying a ranch or hunting property in Eastern Oregon?
Wilburn Ranch Brokerage located here in Long Creek. We are Eastern Oregon’s most trusted and most reputable ranch and hunting property realtors. Having lived, run cows and hunted in Eastern Oregon for over 45 years and sold them for 22, no one can bring the same level of experience, expertise, and understanding to the table. You don’t want to go anywhere else for your ranch or recreational real estate needs!
We are one of the top producing realtors across Grant, Cook, Deschutes, Baker, Malheur, and Harney counties. No one beats our knowledge of the quality of animals and areas to target. We’ll help you find just the right property for your wants and needs. We have access to the most beautiful ranches and expansive hunting properties, home to exquisite wildlife and timber. Or if you’re looking to sell, we know your target audience and how to market your property using new techniques including drone footage, game cameras and feeders that show what is currently on the property. There’s nothing as beautiful as the vast ranches of Oregon. We’ve lived on these lands for almost 50 years, and we are passionate about making sure your real estate transaction goes perfectly, so you can enjoy the land of your wildest dreams, or so we can help you sell your land for a price that you deserve. When you give us a call, you will be connected directly to one of our owners, so you can expect immediate attention to your inquiry.
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What is a ranch?
A ranch is an area of land, including various structures, given primarily to the practice of ranching, the practice of raising grazing livestock such as cattle and sheep most often applies to livestock-raising operation in the Western United States, though there are ranches in other areas. People who own or operate a ranch are called ranchers, cattlemen, or stockgrowers. Ranching is also a method used to raise less common livestock such as horses, elk, American bison or even ostrich, emu, and alpaca.
Ranches generally consist of large areas, but may be of nearly any size. In the western United States, many ranches are a combination of privately owned land supplemented by grazing leases on land under the control of the federal Bureau of Land Management or the United States Forest Service. If the ranch includes arable or irrigated land, the ranch may also engage in a limited amount of farming, raising crops for feeding the animals, such as hay and feed grains.
What is it like owning a ranch?
Owning a ranch can provide intangible benefits such as uninterrupted family time and the enjoyment of nature. Choose your property wisely and manage the land carefully, and ranches can provide tangible benefits as well. Well-run working ranches can yield 1 percent to 3 percent of income annually.
How do I see which ranches are for sale?
Contact us today and we can discuss which ranches for sale that we represent. You won’t find more beautiful ranches for sale than our area. We have been named top realtors for ranches for sale in Oregon and the Northwest. We mainly cover these areas: Hunting properties Oregon, Ranch land Oregon, Ranches for sale Oregon, hunting properties Northwest, ranch land Northwest, Grant County, Crook County, Deschutes County, Baker County, Malheur County, and Top Realtor in Harney County.