The Shy Mountain Ranch is one of the most unique properties in the Pacific Northwest. It is located North of Elgin Oregon in the rolling timbered foothills of the Wallowa Mountains. Elgin was founded in the late 1890s and was noted as a major Indian fishing area. The Elgin Opera House built in the early 1900’s is still operating today and is a regional landmark.
Northeast Oregon and this area are noted for large populations of big game with resident elk, deer and wild turkey on the ranch. Some of the biggest elk are taken from the Wenaha unit. Outstanding fishing for steelhead and trout in the Grande Ronde River is only minutes from the ranch. Wild birds of all types migrate to the ranch seasonally and are part of the landscape.
The ranch enjoys four season recreational opportunities with Anthony Lakes ski resort nearby and fabulous cross country skiing on the ranch.
The ranch contains 194 acres with beautiful pastures and surrounding timber. The pastures are sub-irrigated, well fenced perimeter and cross fenced with a good set of livestock handling facilities. Open meadows with scattered pockets of timbers and extraordinary views are highlights.
The home is an all custom single story with basement and full finished attic levels and custom finished main level. The all natural wood exterior has a large covered deck wrapping around the entire home with scenic vistas in all directions. A cedar hot tub and outdoor BBQ are conveniently placed.
The interior is also all wood and contains features that are too extensive to describe. The thing that can be said is the home is so comfortable that when you walk in, you never want to leave. The floor plan is open with a great room / large kitchen and walk in pantry. The custom gas stove, ovens and large hood are of commercial quality. The master bedroom and bath feature a large walk in closet and beautiful fireplace. The master bath is very nice and includes a large double-headed shower with bench and claw-foot tub. The bedroom opens to the semi sunken hot tub on the deck
The oversized two car garage is 30 x 30. All concrete sidewalks and the garage have heated circulating in floor radiant heat. The upper floor over the garage has two bedrooms and a full bath used for guest quarters.
The off grid features improvements powered by a solar with generator back up power system. It features two solar panels, an 8kw and 12 kw integrated generator system with Out Back 48-volt storage and management system. There is 3 phase power and the system is literally automated, and virtually maintenance and worry free. The internet service is high speed and Dish provides satellite television. You would never know it is off grid other than there is no monthly utility bill.
Domestic water is abundant and delicious, and is sourced from springs on the property. There is a water filtration system as well and a 12,000 gallon cistern for abundant supply.
The ranch is well improved with numerous outbuildings including a nice shop and office, large barn and horse stables. There are large raised beds for garden and produce, an orchard and free range chickens and a large rose garden. There is also a 90 plus year old second dwelling that has been meticulously restored.
Overall, this property is 20 minutes from town on county maintained roads. Even though you are off grid you would never know it; there is no lack of anything except a bill from the local utility!
If you want to have a better quality of life and seclusion from the craziness in the world, please consider this for a family retreat / investment. The offering is at $1,250,000.