Access to 500,000+ acres of public lands
Borders Wallowa/Whitman National Forest
Borders Hancock Timber Management land
Two Ponds (1 Pond Stocked with Rainbow Trout)
Three Year-Round Creeks
Future Timber Value
Two Fenced Pastures
Three Tax Parcels
Gourmet Kitchen (Premier Appliances, Granite Counters, Alder Cabinets, Two Islands, Pantry)
Formal Dining Room
Great Room (Vaulted Ceilings, Fireplace, Rustic Plank Ceiling)
Recreational Room (Fireplace, Wet Bar, Piano, Pool Table)
Two Master Bedroom Suites
Hunter Douglas Blinds
Kohler/Grohe Plumbing Fixtures
Geothermal Heating/Cooling System
Built-In Security System
Insulated 3 Car Garage
Copper Outdoor Lighting
Underground Sprinkler System
Second Home (1,928 sq ft, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom)
Greenhouse (120 sq ft)
Insulated Shop (Hobby Loft, 220V & 110V Outlets)
Shop (1,106 sq ft, 2 Stall Parking)
3 Stall Parking Structure
Insulated Enclosed Dog Kennel (144 sq ft)
Historic Log Cabin
Hunting (2 Land Owner Tags)
Close to Eagle Cap Wilderness Area
Close to Anthony Lakes Ski Resort
Premier mountain ranch with an exquisite luxury home set in the foothills of the Wallowa Mountains above Cove, Oregon. This rare gem surrounded by the Wallowa/Whitman National Forest and the Eagle Cap Wilderness area offers its owners seclusion, comfort, and recreation right out your back door. Besides being a private personal residence, it could also be used as a vacation rental home, bed and breakfast, corporate retreat or a headquarters for a hunting outfitter.
The lavish custom home is set in an open meadow surrounded by a forested oasis. The home consists of 2 master bedrooms, 2 guest bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms and several common area rooms great for entertaining. Quality design elements such as high ceilings, cherry hardwood, travertine tile, slate flooring and granite are witnessed throughout the home. Each level of the 5,843 square feet home is designed so that its residents can enjoy the breathtaking mountain views. In fact, every bedroom in the home has private access to an outdoor balcony or patio space. The main level master bedroom suite is a great place to relax. It boasts a large walk-in closet, dual vanities, soaker tub and walk-in shower.
One of best locations for taking in the amazing mountain landscape is the large great room on the main floor. This space exhibits one of the home s custom fireplaces which was crafted with local materials such as stone quarried in High Valley near Union, Oregon and a mantel cultivated from a Douglas fir tree harvested from the property. The fireplace also showcases hand-forged double fireplace doors, irons and fireplace tools from Ponderosa Forge and Iron Works in Sisters Oregon. This room also highlights a vaulted rustic plank ceiling, floor to ceiling windows, sconce lighting and access to the wrap around deck.
Also on the main level is the gourmet kitchen which features two Jenn Air refrigerators, built-in Wolf double ovens, a Wolf 6-burner gas range top and Bosch dishwasher. In addition, the kitchen has a multitude of custom alder cabinets which add to the warm atmosphere of the room and offer plenty of storage space. Other great aspects of the kitchen are the decorative tile backsplash and two granite top kitchen islands.
Another space to enjoy the views is the superb lower level recreational room. This bonus space highlights a fireplace similar to the one in the great room, a mini-kitchen, pool table, piano, built-in shelving and opens out to the lower level patio. The lower level also showcases a media room with a built-in entertainment center.
The home is professionally decorated with high-quality custom furnishings from Village Interiors in Sisters, Oregon which are included with the property. Other notable interior features include the office, hobby rooms, Hunter Douglas blinds, Kohler/Grohe plumbing fixtures and triple pane Pella windows.
The mountain retreat is set up with energy efficient heating and cooling systems. These systems entail both a geothermal ground source heat pump and a fireplace heat exchanger downstairs with venting to the upper levels capable of heating the whole home. The deck overhang was even engineered to take advantage of solar power. Furthermore, it has a built-in security system with halogen motion sensor security lighting on every side of the house. Utilities are serviced to the home via an individual well with a Grundfos variable-speed well pump and septic. The well produces 20 gallons per minute and services both the home and lawn irrigation.
The attention to detail is continued on the exterior. The same natural quality materials such as slate tile and quarry stone embellish the wrap-around deck and patio. The deck also highlights low maintenance power coated railing. Another decorative element is the custom designed pure copper outdoor lights from Latigo Lights in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Surrounding the home is a meticulously landscaped lawn with an automatic underground sprinkler system and outdoor lighting with solid bronze fixtures. For those that enjoy gardening, just beyond the home is a 120 square foot greenhouse on a concrete foundation with utilities by BC Greenhouses in British Columbia, Canada. There is also an enclosed garden area with fencing to protect the crop from wildlife. The rich garden soil has been previously been planted with produce such as asparagus, rhubarb, apples, pears, cherries and a variety of vegetables and berries.
There is plenty of storage and parking space available in the attached insulated 3 car garage or one of the many improved outbuildings. The ranch includes a fully insulated barn and shop ideal storing recreational vehicles and farm equipment. The generous shop is a great work space which has been upgraded with 220V outlets, 110V extension outlets, custom cabinetry, a grey water sink, woodstove heat and a hobby room. Dog lovers will appreciate the 12ft x 12ft enclosed insulated multi-dog kennel. The kennel has a floor drain for easy cleaning and has a ground thermal heating/cooling system to regulate the temperature between 40 75 degrees during the winter and summer months.
The ranch is comprised of three separate tax parcels. One of the tax parcels accommodates a second residence located on a landscaped lawn with a sprinkler system. This home consists of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and approximately1928 square feet. It was also remodeled and upgraded with new siding in 2012. This parcel highlights two large hay and stock barns, a shop with 2 parking stalls, a 3 stall parking structure, a woodshed and several additional outbuildings. The third parcel is 20 acres of vacant recreational land which can be divided and sold off separately.
In addition to the homes and outbuildings, the approximately 534.1 acre forested recreational ranch offers a plethora of natural amenities. Amidst the acreage one will find two ponds, three year-round creeks, and miles of forested terrain. There is over a mile of riparian area established along the creek near the home. This creek is skirted with beautiful foliage such as willow, mock orange, golden currant, elderberry, wild rose, aspen, and water birch. One of the ponds is a great fishing spot since it was stocked with rainbow trout in 2006. Restocking is available with a required Oregon Fish and Wildlife permit.
The property exhibits agricultural benefits as well. It is suitable for grazing cattle or livestock with 10 separate fenced and cross fenced paddocks for easy rotational grazing. In addition, over 6 miles of new wildlife-compatible boundary fence and cross fence has been installed in the last 8 years. The property easily supports a minimum of 30 AUM from May through October on 414 fenced acres. An additional 120 acres of unfenced forest land can be developed for grazing as well. Furthermore, there is approximately 50 acres with good soil that would be ideal for hay or wheat production. For irrigation, there is a 2-inch irrigation line which collects water from the creek which delivers water to the two fenced pastures, garden, livestock troughs and hydrant and the barn s sprinkler system. The system is stubbed for irrigation access at two additional points along the line. The current owner is generating some annual income through a NRCS Conservation Security Property Contract Program which expires in 2019.
The timber has both aesthetic and marketable timber value. There are an estimated 3.2 million board feet of timber on the property with a 5-year growth projection factor of 1.22. This produces approximately 141 thousand board feet of timber inventory per year. The owner has also taken great care to responsibly manage the forested acreage for future timber value. All but 60 acres of the timbered area of the property has been pre-commercially thinned to improve forest stand health and ecological balance. In addition, the land has also replanted with over 10,000 seedlings in the past 10 years. These seedlings are a variety of Ponderosa pine, larch, and Douglas fir.
The timbered acreage acts as a haven for wildlife, making this a suitable hunting sanctuary. The property is situated in the elk migration path from the Wallowa Mountains, so elk can be witnessed on the property year round. During the spring and fall migrations, it is not uncommon to see large herds of elk. Besides this magnificent creature, one may also encounter whitetail deer, mule deer, coyote, fox, rabbit, owls, eagles, quail, turkey, pheasant, grouse or other wildlife on the property. One great advantage for the hunter is that the property is eligible for two land owner preference hunting tags per year for both deer and elk.
While exploring the grounds, one may appreciate the beauty of the historical log cabin (c. 1910-1920) which is tucked away in the forested area of the property. This cabin site also displays a firewood storage shed and outhouse.
Besides hunting, the property offers year round recreation. In the summer, you can go hiking or atving. In the winter months, you can enjoy snowmobiling, cross country skiing or sledding right out your back door. The ranch borders over 500,000 acres of Wallowa/Whitman National Forest, the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area and Hancock Timber Management land offering even further privacy and access to miles of public and recreational trails.
The property lies just on the outskirts of Cove, Oregon. Cove is a small community in Union County, originally known as Forest Cove, which is known for its agricultural industry. Popular farm operations in the area include livestock production, fruit production from the commercial orchards or small scale produce production. Residents enjoy activities such as the Cove Cherry and Arts Festival, soaking in the local hot springs or exploring the 134 mile Oregon Grand Tour Scenic Bikeway that runs through the town. Cove is also known as the gateway to the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area. Eagle Cap Wilderness Area is a remote unspoiled region of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest that is popular for backcountry skiing, backpacking, and primitive camping. Cove is just 16 miles from La Grande, Oregon which offers opportunities for shopping and entertainment. For those that have a passion for winter sports a popular Northwest ski destination, known as Anthony Lakes Ski Resort, is less than an hour away. This winter playground offers premiere Nordic skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding with lift access to over a 1000 acres of terrain. Besides winter sports, the resort also hosts special events and concerts throughout the year.