101 SE Third
High Valley Ranch
Location: The High Valley Ranch consisting of 820.62 deeded acres is located approximately 10 miles southeast of Cove, OR and 20 miles southeast of LaGrande, OR. Located just miles from the Eagle Cap Wilderness, The High Valley Ranch borders public lands and sits in the heart of the Blue Mountains providing astounding views and recreation opportunities.
Identification of Subject Property;
Tax maps coming soon
Acreage: The 820 deeded acres consists of timbered hillsides and ridge tops (340+/ac) with open meadows and pastures (330+/- ac). In addition, the ranch includes 150 acres of (dryland) tillable soils. The character of the landscape is very appealing with smooth, gently rolling terrain and deep soils allowing the ranch to be very usable. As a result, the ranch has historically grazed 100 head for six months. Currently, the owner leases the grazing and farming rights to a local rancher for cash rent of $6,000.00 per year.
Grazing - 100 pair 6 months, includes tillable hay ground, cash rent.
Water: There are four water sources, including three springs and domestic well. In addition, the Grande Ronde, Minam and Wallowa Rivers are just a short distance away providing excellent recreational opportunities.
Recreation and Wildlife: The High Valley Ranch is home to a wide variety of species including Rocky Mountain Elk, Mule Deer, bear, turkey and squirrels. Located in the Catherine Creek unit, the ranch qualifies for two (2) Landowner Preference Tags (LOP) under the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife guidelines. See the eastern Oregon unit map in the back of this package or visit www.dfw.state.or.us . Other area recreational opportunities include hiking, horseback riding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
Climate: In the Union County area, the summers are warm and winters are cold. In the winter months the average temperatures are 36-39 degrees and in the summer months the average temperatures are 68-72 degrees. The average annual precipitation is 19-24 inches. The average annual number of frost-free days ranges from 100-150 per year. The property elevation ranges from approximately 3400 feet to 4000 feet above sea level.
Access: The property’s driveway abuts HighValley County Road (gravel surface), southeast of Cove, OR, providing year-round access.
Fencing: The perimeter of the ranch is fenced. There is interior cross-fencing.
Main Home - custom tri-level 3,671 sq. ft., with custom outside landscaping
4 bedrooms and 2 full baths Spacious living & dining room with vaulted white washed cedar ceiling Large kitchen with additional eating area (seats 10), double stoves Custom cabinetry Laundry and mud room Sliding glass doors to large view deck
Large bonus room suitable for hobby room/den/studio
Lower Level/Daylight Basement:
1 bedroom with full bath providing complete guest quarters Complete kitchen Meat cutting room with walk-in cooler, sliding meat gamble, floor drain providing easy clean up, water hook-ups, meat saw, cutting/wrapping area and wired for 220 (amp). Open the door and back your ATV into the cooler from adjacent garage. Inside shop with substantial storage.
The house includes newer heating/cooling system (forced air and Geo-Flo).
Bunk House & Tack Room
Fuel Station – Above ground tanks with load dock.
Zoning: The parcel is zoned for Exclusive Farm Use (EFU). For more information about the zoning designation, contact the Union County Planning Department at the county courthouse in La Grande, Oregon.
Mineral Rights: The owner does not warrant that there are any mineral rights available. However, any mineral or geothermal rights owned by the seller are included as part of the property being offered for sale.
4S 40E TL 600 $1,546.02
3S 40E TL 10000 $163.65
3S 40E TL 10200 $104.22
3S 40E TL 8802 $324.93
3S 40E TL 10700 $71.00
Topography and Soils: Contact broker for detailed soil information.
Distances to other Cities:
History of Union County:
T he earliest inhabitants of Union County were members of the Cayuse Indian Tribe. They hunted bison and deer and fished for salmon and steelhead. The area was well- known to early nineteenth-century fur trappers. The first permanent settlers arrived in the Grande Ronde Valley in 1861, and the following year a number of families established homes. Two years later, Union County was organized. Located on the Old Oregon Trail, this beautiful valley attracted the attention of many home seekers on their way to western Oregon.
Agriculture in the Grande Ronde Valley began with livestock production. A littler later, small grain, potatoes, vegetables and fruit became import crops.
The Union County area produces a variety of crops including wheat, barley, alfalfa, grass hay and pasture crops. Beef cattle production is the most important livestock enterprise. Most cattle operations are cow-calf. Feeder steers usually are shipped to feedlots elsewhere. Sheep production has recently shown a modest increase.
The Whitney Land Company
Jim Whitney, CCIM, Broker
Todd Longgood, Broker
NOTICE All of the information within this sales package has been gathered from State, County and City records and officials as well as others who are deemed reliable; however, the broker and agents can not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information herein contained. It is also subject to change, prior sale or withdrawal.