Geothermal Riverfront Nature Park with Hot Springs, Oregon
Property Types: Farms, Waterfront, Home
Activities & Amenities
- Attached Garage
Relax in the soothing natural hot springs of this riverfront sanctuary in Malheur County, Oregon. This rare property rivals most commercial outdoor spas with its geothermal waters and ½ mile stretch of Owyhee River frontage. Affectionately known as Natures Garden Retreat, the property has the potential for multiple uses, especially with all the amenities it possesses which are great for entertaining. Natures Garden Retreat would make an ideal bed and breakfast, an outfitter guide headquarters, a private fishing retreat or a nature park resort.
The land is approximately 113.45 total acres. The 88+ acres north of the Owyhee Lake Road is in pasture and is ideal for grazing cattle. The land south of the county road is reminiscent of a park with its gardens and developed water features. The property highlights an 18ft x 30ft indoor pool that opens out onto a concrete deck, 6 hot tubs overlooking the river and a gunite pond. The cement and re-bar lined gunite pond is approximately 1/2 acre in size so it is large enough for many types of watersports. The pool already has a waterslide installed and it is also a great place to stock fish, ride paddle boats or swim. There is a drain system so you can either run fresh water to it or hot water. To accompany these water attractions there is a 20ft x 40ft bath house with private showers, restrooms and vanities. Geothermal heat from the ground keeps the bathhouse heated even through the winter months. Besides its existing amenities, the property is also ideal and pre-approved for a greenhouse for sustainable living. Hot water lines have already been run from the geothermal wells to the future greenhouse location behind the hot tubs.
The high energy saving home was built with 2x6 construction and provides 1,800 sq ft of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. For parking there is an attached 30ft x 30ft double car garage. Near the home site is an impressive 40ft x 80ft metal shop which offers additional storage and living space. The shop is self-heating from the geothermal activity and has a finished interior with 3 overhead doors, a kitchen, a laundry facility, bathroom and office on the main floor. Upstairs is a small 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment. There are even preliminary plans to convert this building to include six bedrooms with private bathrooms, a dining room and lounge area. Zoning permits the ability to place a second manufactured home on this one of a kind property.
There is year around growing potential with the 3 geothermal wells and the 40 acres of river water irrigation rights. The temperature of the wells are 170 degrees, 160 degrees and one 125 degrees. The 125 degree well is 80 feet deep with less than 1 gm of hardness making it great for bottled water. A gravity flow sprinkler system is installed for irrigating the hay field and the approximately 2.5 landscaped acres surrounding the home. The property also is fully fenced for privacy and has 2 septic systems.
The avid fishermen will love being on the banks of The Owyhee River. This river is known for its excellent year round fly fishing opportunities. The Owyhee is particularly known for producing large German brown trout, but it is not uncommon to hook a rainbow trout.
The property is nestled midway between Nyssa, Oregon and the Lake Owyhee State Park. The City of Nyssa is approximately 16.5 miles to the northeast. It is an agricultural community located along the Snake River within an hour of the Boise metro area. This quaint town is usually very peaceful but every year its residents get together to celebrate the annual Thunderegg Days and Festival. In the other direction is the state park. Lake Owyhee State Park sits along the shores of the Owyhee Reservoir and is known for its abundant wildlife. Visitors primarily enjoy camping or boating, however some people are known to explore and hike the surrounding badlands of Oregon.