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DescriptionGirds Creek Ranch in Wheeler County ~ 37096 Hwy 207 S in Mitchell OR 97750~
View natures garden and wildlife at its best from the deck of this tidy, off grid solar retreat. This 79 acre recreational ranch is also a horse, cattle and hay farm with 42 acres of 1873 & 1887 water rights for domestic and flood irrigation and includes 2 ponds, one that is stocked with bass and catfish. Nestled in the backdrop are craggy rim rocks, sage and juniper dotted hillsides and beautiful high desert mountain scenery. Improvements on this spectacular view property include a well cared for 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1984 manufactured home with 20x14 addition for a total of 1792 sq. ft. and detached open air 3 car garage with concrete floor.
Inside are rooms with a view, nice carpet & vinyl floors, propane furnace, stainless steel appliances, storm windows, wood stove and swamp cooler. 6 inch insulated walls and full foundation make this a solid, warm and cozy home. The wrap around deck overlooks the pond, barn, round pen and valley with meadows below. The natural landscaped yard has a large garden spot and underground sprinklers
The solar system is a 9 panel 180 watt on a Sun Solar Tracker. 3 stationary panels are on a brick solar building that holds a battery bank with two-year-old 12 Deep Cycle solar batteries and Outback Solar System with 6 KW Honda generator backup. The Grundfos water pump is two 230 watt solar panels with 3000 gallons water storage gravity fed to house, barn, corrals and three tire troughs.
Below the homestead is a large, sturdy round pen and a beautiful, well constructed 62x48 barn with corrals & loading chute, covered cattle working facilities, crowd alley, squeeze chute, lean to and upstairs loft for hay storage, stalls, milking stantion, a 30x12 tack room with running water, kitchen with sink, insulated vet closet and grain shelter all on concrete and dirt floor.
Property borders the Quant and Six Shooter Ranches plus 60,000 acres BLM with out the gate 100 AUM permit on Sutton Mountain. This area is known for superb hunting and substantial game habitat that frequent the local area and has 1 mile of Girds Creek frontage. The town of Mitchell is 8 miles away and the John Day River at Service Creek, known for some of the finest bass and steel head fishing in the state, is just 15 miles for relaxing river recreation. Wildlife include varmints, wild pigs, bear, elk, mule deer, turkey, upland game, quail, pheasant, chukars, waterfowl, and small game. Private access to public land for roadless recreation with equestrian, hiking, biking trails and bird watching\. This would make an excellent horseback vacation retreat, a hunting headquarters or nice livestock operation for full or part time residency. It is a mixed use for residential, recreational, farming, ranching or other rural endeavors.
This compact headquarters is fenced and crossed fenced into 8 pastures and seller has harvested 100 tons in the past and used meadows for grazing. Irrigation is subject to water availability. Fields are dry land pasture mix and property is cleared for fire suppression\. This is an off grid solar property with power line/easement pending with Columbia Power.
Call today for your private showing. Seller offers TERMS OAC with 30% down. Taxes $1981. Zoned EFU
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Julie Mansfield Smith, Broker/Owner
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