Luxury Mountain Home in Elkhorn Mountain Foothills
Baker County, Oregon is the undiscovered gem of the West. It has a lifestyle of friendly people, no traffic, beautiful scenery, and great recreation. The charming community has a deep history of the west rooted in gold mining, cattle, and timber. In fact, little Baker City has more historically registered buildings than Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the quiet friendly atmosphere of downtown Baker City which has the world-class Barley Brown Brewery, Copper Belt Winery, a distillery, and other terrific locally owned bars and restaurants. The town hosts several annual events including rodeos and cycling classics.The surrounding area is a gateway to year-round recreation. Anthony Lakes Ski Resort has the highest lodge elevation in the Northwest providing great powder snow for downhill, cat, and cross-country skiing. The resort also offers weekend bands, a low-key atmosphere, ski races, and fun special events. Enjoy elk, deer, and bird hunting both on the property and in the surrounding areas. World-class fishing is available in many rivers, lakes, and reservoirs within short distances from the property. The Snake River in Hell's Canyon is just 45 minutes away and is known for its world-class fishing and boating. Within miles you will find Anthony, Pilcher, Wolf Creek, Phillips Lakes along with the Grande Ronde and Powder Rivers. There are several wilderness mountain areas almost in your backyard for incredible viewing, hiking, and exploration. Cycling, ATV riding, horseback riding, camping, are a few of the other available activities. Be sure to check out the 47 Ranch Oregon website under resources for additional information on the property, recreational opportunities, and local area.Just 20 minutes from Baker City, Oregon lies a rare offering. Perfectly designed for the mountain setting, this luxury lodge-style home on 198 acres in the heart of Baker County blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. It sits along the foothills of the Elkhorn Mountains offering breathtaking views of the Wallowa and Elkhorn Mountains. The owner will have their choice of uses, as the home could serve as a private year-round retreat, vacation home, or hunting lodge. The rolling acreage has both agricultural and recreational applications. The land consists of 160 acres of pasture and farm ground, irrigated through gravity-flow wheel lines and 40 acres of scattered timber. The owners could operate the ranch themselves or lease it to a tenant farmer. It is ideal for grazing cattle, boarding horses, or harvesting alfalfa.REASONS TO LIVE IN BAKER COUNTY2012 Rand McNalley’s Best of The Road Most Beautiful Finalist10 Most Beautiful Towns in Oregon by Culture TripVoted Safest Place to Live in Oregon by Safe Choice Security News10 Most Affordable Places in Oregon by HomeSnacksRECREATIONAbundant WildlifeAnthony Lakes Ski Resort (Highest resort in the Northwest. Offers downhill & cross-country skiing)Boating at Wolf Creek Reservoir & Phillips ReservoirEagle Cap Wilderness AreaElkhorn Mountain Wilderness AreaFishingHikingHuntingSnowmobilingElkhorn Scenic BywayHells Canyon Scenic BywayWallowa-Whitman National ForestARTS & CULTUREOregon Trail Interpretive CenterBaker Heritage MuseumCarnegie Art CenterFirst Friday Art WalkNumerous Art GalleriesBaker County We Like’em Short Film FestivalEastern Oregon Regional TheaterAlder House MuseumLOCAL EVENTSBaker City Bronc & Bull RidingBaker County FairHaines Stampede RodeoHells Canyon Junior RodeoHells Canyon Motorcycle RallyMiners Jubilee WeekendPanhandle RodeoSumpter Valley Railroad TripsThe homes is designed perfectly to capture 360-degree views of the breathtaking scenery and local wildlife. The first level exterior is made up of natural stone, and the upper-level deck wraps around two sides set off by a decorative iron railing. Low maintenance landscaping, rock gardens, and a beautifully manicured lawn complete the outdoor setting. Indoors, the rustic theme continues with solid wood doors, hickory flooring and molding, and handmade wrought-iron railings with inlaid forest and elk artwork.Enjoy magnificent mountain views from huge windows in the open living area. Complete with 24' vaulted ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling natural stone fireplace, and a custom wagon-wheel chandelier, this beautiful room is sure to impress. The open floor plan flows seamlessly into the kitchen and dining room, set off by natural hickory flooring and high, open-beamed ceilings. The gourmet kitchen features two dishwashers, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, custom hickory cabinets, double oven, copper kitchen and bar sinks, and stainless-steel appliances. A custom tiled backsplash sets off the beautiful woodwork and granite countertops, and large windows offer additional panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.The relaxing master bedroom with an en-suite bath offers the perfect place to unwind. Featuring a 6' long, high-back, hammered copper bathtub, walk-in tiled shower, and walk-in closet, the master suite opens onto a private deck with hot tub. The open-beamed, extra-tall ceilings continue through the master bedroom, which is accessed through impressive double doors and separated from the master bath by a sliding pocket door. Large, picture windows in the master bedroom and bath display stunning views of the Wallowa Valley and surrounding mountain range.Guests can relax in a self-contained studio living quarters complete with a full kitchen, propane fireplace, stacked washer and dryer, bathroom, and private patio. A bunkhouse room allows for additional guests, with plenty of room to accommodate a king bed, a queen bed, and bunk beds. The bunkhouse room is also outfitted with its own bathroom, propane fireplace, wet bar, and ping pong table.This impressive home includes a media room with privacy door, a large office, workout room, and laundry room that will make you look forward to laundry day. For wine enthusiasts, this home even includes a lower-level wine room, built against the natural rock wall to maintain an ideal temperature of 58 degrees.The home offers plenty of parking space with two attached garages and an additional, drive-through RV garage. The upper garage fits two cars, while the lower garage has room for three cars and a workspace with a workbench, storage, and wood stove. The home is heated and cooled by a highly efficient geothermal system and the home has its own well and septic.The timbered acreage acts as a haven for wildlife, making this an ideal hunting property. The surrounding area offers a multitude of elk, deer, turkey and other wild game. The property also has private access to the adjacent state game reserve that is used as a winter-feeding ground for elk and is available for hunting during the fall. Aside from hunting, the property offers year-round recreation. In the summer, one can hike or ATV. In the winter months you can enjoy snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, or sledding on the property.With the Elkhorn Mountain Range to the west and Eagle Cap Wilderness Area to the east, there are even more recreational opportunities at your fingertips. This home positions you for convenient access to Oregon’s pristine lakes, mountains, rivers, and miles of hiking and riding trails. The Elkhorn Mountain Range is a subrange of the Blue Mountains and is home to Anthony Lakes Ski Resort and Summit Lake. Eagle Cap Wilderness Area is a remote unspoiled region of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest that is popular for backcountry skiing, backpacking, and primitive camping.