Deep River Ranch, Washington
Property Types: Farms, Ranches, Waterfront, Home, Recreational
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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.