Dawson River Ranch, Oregon
Property Types: Farms, Ranches, Waterfront, Home, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
- Detached Garage
- Attached Garage
Welcome to the Dawson River Ranch located near the charming river town of Grants Pass, Oregon! The area is known for the relaxed small-town culture, a mild climate with four distinct seasons and the renowned Rogue River. The Dawson River Ranch is a very private and picturesque property on the Rogue River. The ranch is turn key and includes a beautifully designed main home, a guest cottage, large shop, cattle barn, small vineyard, and a modern irrigation system with a new pivot and more. This property provides a discerning buyer the complete package, with a beautiful private home, river frontage, productive irrigated land and a stunning setting.
This 94-acre ranch is a wonderful combination of recreational opportunity, natural beauty and productive agriculture. Historically operated as a cattle and hay ranch, the property is ideal for a number of agricultural uses. The lower and upper areas of the property are wonderful compliments and allow you to sustain animals year-round. The land is also home to a variety of wildlife, waterfowl and upland birds.
The home is perched on a private knoll overlooking the irrigated pasture with the Rogue River in the distance. The home is quiet and secluded, surrounded by a mix of evergreen and hardwood trees. There is meticulous landscaping and lawn surrounding the home and guest cottage. As you approach the home you are greeted by the cascading water feature and impressive lodge style entry. Upon entering through the beautiful custom wood door, you immediately feel the charm and elegance. As you walk through the entry into the main living area you find a spacious, open concept floor plan. The large vaulted wood ceiling and exposed beams provide warmth and natural beauty. Outside is a gorgeous stamped concrete patio area with powder coated metal railings. The three-level patio has incredible views and yet still completely private. The bottom level has an “endless pool” swim spa! Back inside, the living area is highlighted by the stone fireplace with solid wood mantle and cozy hearth. The space is very warm and inviting. Both corner windows feature built-in seating and great views. Separating the living room from the dining and kitchen space is an abundance of half wall bookshelves and a wet bar.
Possibly the most notable feature of the main living area is the incredible view looking out over the pasture to the river and mountains beyond. The expansive windows draw you in and provide a sense of tranquility. In addition to the beautiful landscape, there is something very special about watching the cattle grazing or the majestic eagles nesting by the river or the abundance of waterfowl that call the property home.
The kitchen is spacious and features beautiful granite counters, Cherrywood cabinets, granite composite sinks, and ample storage. The appliance package includes a six-burner gas cooktop with downdraft, built in convection oven, trash compactor, wine cooler, dishwasher and warming drawer. The U-shaped design with raised eating bar is perfect for entertaining.
The access to the bedroom wing is truly unique and elegant. The extra wide hallway has large picture windows with bench seating and provides access to two guest bedrooms and the master suite. The master suite is large with vaulted ceilings, a sitting area, and a walk-in closet. The five-piece master bath includes a large soaking tub, walk-in tile shower with glass door, tile floors and beautiful dual vanity. The bedroom wing also includes two guest rooms (one is a perfect office) and a Jack and Jill guest bath. Separating the main living area from the bedrooms is the charming powder room as well as the laundry room. Rounding out the main level is the guest suite. Separate from the bedroom wing, the guest suite has a full bathroom and is perfect for family or friends.
Downstairs is the home’s second living space. The area could also be a great office, game room, media room, school room or even a 5th bedroom. Attached to this area is a storage room that would be great for wine or other climate-sensitive items. The home is heated and cooled by two central systems (one heat pump and one gas furnace with AC), a whole house fan and a freestanding woodstove. The main heat pump system is dual fuel (propane furnace for cold weather efficiency) and was recently installed. The woodstove radiates heat for hours from the soapstone construction. The entire home has been updated, from the high-end wood windows with aluminum exterior cladding (Anderson), all solid wood doors (interior, too), beautiful wood accents and beams, and more! The mechanical systems have all been updated.
The guest home is a charming country cottage with a private patio overlooking the beautiful setting. The home has been tastefully updated and includes a bedroom, one bathroom, a full kitchen, laundry, and carport. The house is a legal dwelling and can be rented, used for guests, or for a caretaker. The home has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom and is 595 SQFT.
The main barn is 4,000 plus SQFT and has corrals for handling cows or other livestock. The classic feed barn is in good condition and provides ample storage for hay and room for feeding livestock. The heated shop is 3,500 SQFT and has 3 phase power with 400 amp service. The large bay doors allow for RV parking or other large equipment (up to approx. 40ft). Other structures include a tractor Carport with equipment room, general purpose carport or hay storage building, well house and more.
IRRIGATION AND DOMESTIC WATER
The irrigation water is provided by the Rogue River. The irrigation rights are strong and provide for up to 72 acres. The priority dates are 1909, 1919 (approx. 55 acres) and 1975 (Approx. 17 acres). The lower pasture is irrigation by a Valle, Model 8000, GPS controlled pivot system. The system is completely computerized and can be controlled by your smartphone. The irrigation pump is a 30HP Cornell centrifugal pump. The upper pasture is irrigated by K-Line (Pods). The entire system was upgraded in 2016.
Domestic water is supplied by a 30GPM well that fills two holding tanks totaling 5,600 gallons. The home, guest house and landscape irrigation are run from this system. Great tasting water per seller.
THE ROGUE RIVER:
From its source in the high Cascade Mountains in southwestern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park, the Rogue, one of the longest rivers in Oregon, tumbles and flows more than 200 miles, entering the Pacific Ocean at Gold Beach.
The Rogue River is known nationally for its salmon and steelhead fishing and high-quality whitewater boating opportunities.
The Rogue River is home to a variety of species, including chinook salmon, coho salmon, steelhead, cutthroat trout and green sturgeon. The adult fish use the clean river substrate to deposit their eggs. The eggs then remain in the gravel for several months. After hatching, some species such as coho, steelhead and green sturgeon, rear within the river from one to three years, while others such as chinook begin the journey to the ocean and will eventually make their way back to their natal stream to spawn.
It is not uncommon to see black bears, deer, otters, great blue herons and ospreys looking for a meal of salmon.
The Rogue River area sees over half million visitors each year. Recreation opportunities include driving for pleasure, boating, fishing, guided motorized tour boat trips, guided whitewater fishing and float trips, camping, hiking, swimming, picnicking, wildlife viewing, sunbathing and gold panning.
Surrounding the Rogue River, the rugged and complex canyon landscape of the Wild Rogue Wilderness was partly designed to provide watershed protection for the wild section of the Rogue River. The established boundary assured preservation of a rugged and complex canyon landscape. The area is characterized by steep terrain of near vertical cliffs, razor-sharp ridges and cascading mountain creeks. Look for diverse flora and fauna among the near-vertical cliffs, razor-sharp ridges and cascading waters of numerous mountain creeks of the Rogue River watershed.
The climate is mild with an average annual maximum temperature is around 68.0, annual minimum 40.9. Average annual precipitation is 29.5 inches. Snowfall is minimal - 2.3 inches per year. Our ideal climate provides a minimum of precipitation, unlike our neighbors to the west. Our average rainfall is just under 30 inches and we boast a very gentle wind velocity. Visitors can plan on warm, sunny days and cool, dry evenings from mid-May through mid-September.
The climate is so good, in fact, that the valley had an active agricultural industry around the turn of the century. The Rogue Valley is still known as "pear country," and you can see trees from the old orchards around the Medford-Ashland area. The climate is also conducive to growing grapes, and we have many Wineries and Vineyards here.