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Double Bar F Ranch
Price $ 550,000
The Double Bar F Ranch offers ranch living only 6 miles from the city of Ontario, Oregon. Pastures, irrigated fields, rangeland, views, and wildlife are abundant on the 115 acre property. Running water can be found in several locations even on the driest of summers. This unique and unexpected ranch would be ideal for individuals who want rural living right near a thriving Eastern Oregon city.
The ranch is nestled in the foothills above fields that make up the Ontario Valley and is located 6 miles from Ontario, 7 miles from Vale, and 66 miles from Boise, Idaho.
Identification of Subject Property:
Malheur County –
Location of Subject Property:
The property consists of 115 acres including 20 acres of alfalfa, 26 acres of irrigated pasture, and 50 acres of rangeland.
The elevation of the ranch is approximately 2,300 feet.
Irrigation is managed through Owyhee Irrigation District. The property owner has right to 66 primary irrigated acres. The irrigation conveyance is a series of buried mainlines that supply sprinklers.
Several springs bubble up in the riparian areas providing valuable year-round water. A large pond is also located on the property. This pond contains a large amount of water and creates a wonderful wildlife habitat. Other areas on the property hold and run water even during the driest of Eastern Oregon summers.
The home on the property has a 1,250 square foot main level. The basement, which is partially finished, is of the same square footage. The main level boasts a large kitchen with generous counter space that opens into the living and dining rooms, as well as two bedrooms and a large bathroom. Through a mudroom, stairs lead to the basement where there is large open room that runs the length of the home. Along the other wall in the basement there is a large pantry and a laundry room. A single car garage with a concrete floor is located on the basement level as well. Updated electrical and plumbing has been installed in the basement. The east side of the home has a concrete patio that sits on the main story level with curved concrete steps to access the patio from the yard below. The view from this patio features the riparian area that runs along the driveway. The west side of the home has a wood deck to enjoy views of the fields behind the house.
Three newer storage sheds are located near the home. One shed, measuring 12’x33’, has a gravel floor, double doors, a frost-free hydrant, and is powered by a generator. There is also a 3 bay open carport and a chicken coop is located near the home. Several mature fruit trees are near the yard area and there is potential for a large garden.
Recreation and Wildlife:
The ranch qualifies for two (2) Landowner Preference Tags (LOP). The current owners regularly fill their tags.
There is an excellent bird habitat in the riparian areas. Turkey, quail, pheasant, and ducks are seen regularly on the ranch.
The diversity of the property provides excellent opportunities for hiking, biking, and ATV riding. The property begs for many adventures or peaceful rests in the shade of the large trees that line each field.
The upper elevations of the ranch provide excellent views overlooking the ranch’s fields and the surrounding area.
Country View Golf Course is adjacent to the northwest corner of the property.
Ontario is near the Snake River, Owyhee River, and Owyhee Reservoir which are known for fishing and boating.
Boise ID is located 66 miles from the ranch. Boise, the capital of Idaho has a population of about 205,700 people. It has a commercial airport, many shopping opportunities and cultural events.
2014 taxes on this property were $793.00.
Historically, this property was an old family dairy. In earlier years, the current owner has harvested 40-50 acres of alfalfa. Historical records report that at one time 6 ton per acre of alfalfa/grass was harvested. More recently it has been run as a cattle operation. It sustains 50 head of cow/calf pairs. It has sustained 65 yearlings during the growing season.
C-A1 Farm use/zoned/imp
About Malheur County:
Malheur County is located in beautiful Eastern Oregon and is a place filled with fascinating history, diverse landscape and friendly people. Malheur County is one of Oregon's best-kept secrets!
Located in Oregon's southeast corner, the county is the state's second largest. It is 94 percent rangeland, two-thirds of which is controlled by the Federal Bureau of Land Management. Today, irrigated fields in the county's northeastern corner, known as Western Treasure Valley, are the center of intensive and diversified farming.
One of Malheur County's greatest resources is its people – people that still believe in hard work and traditional values. Malheur County has beautiful, enchanting scenery and a wide variety of excellent recreational opportunities.
The name Malheur is French for "bad hour." Legend has it some French trappers and traders were in the area searching for furs. Their trip was unsuccessful and they were attacked by Indians, a portion of the party was killed and others wounded. Because of the misfortunes of their trip, the French named the river Malheur, or loosely translated, "unhappy river."
The county was created in 1887, and Henry C. Murray was appointed the first sheriff. Vale was granted temporary status as county seat, and battled with Ontario and Jordan Valley for the permanent title.
The law called for a majority vote, and a county-wide election was held in 1888. Vale won the election, with Jordan Valley second and Ontario third, but because Vale did not receive the required majority, a second election between the top two contenders was held, with Vale receiving 459 votes and Jordan Valley 138.
The first courthouse was built in 1887, for $1,400. Rhinehart donated the site for a new courthouse, and a committee raised and donated $10,000 for the two-story stone building completed in 1902.
In addition to Ontario, Jordan Valley, and Vale, there are several other communities of size in Malheur County: Nyssa and Adrian are incorporated cities, while Juntura, Ironside, Jamieson, Westfall, Harper, Arock, Annex and Brogan are unincorporated communities.
The Ontario Public School is a K-12 school.
Oregon Department Fish Wildlife: http://www.dfw.state.or.us./
Travis Bloomer, Broker
Please contact The Whitney Land Company office to schedule a showing. A listing agent must be present at all times to tour the property.