Halfway Oregon Ranch
At the base of the foothills north of the small rural community of Halfway, Oregon in Baker County. The area was settled by miners, ranchers and loggers. The name was coined as it was halfway between two booming mine towns. Ironically, the other two towns are mostly ghost towns while Halfway is a thriving community. Halfway is about 1 hour from Baker City, Oregon where you will find all the essential services. As well as being just under 1.5 hours from beautiful Cambridge, Idaho.
At 2,909 ft. elevation this 89± acres certainly has a good growing season for pasture and hay. There is approximately 60± acres under affordable irrigation. For example, the water cost has ranged from $200-$300 per year. Water is put on via flood irrigation. The dry grazing land is fenced for livestock. Furthermore, the land is leased to a neighbor on a year to year basis for cattle pasture and hay.
Unique solar envelope home is approximately 2,512 square feet. The home consists of 3 bedrooms plus office and 2 bathrooms. A single level with daylight basement affords views of the land and beyond. There is an enclosed patio/solarium on both levels along with an open loft on the top that is part of the solar envelope. The south wall is lined with three levels of windows to bring in the warming winter sun. The warm air is distributed throughout the solar envelope that encloses the whole home.
Without a doubt, the endless pool on the solarium level can be enjoyed year round. Not only does the basement offer two bedrooms and one bathroom but also a photography dark room with water and ventilation. Together with a cold storage room, an office, and a bonus room The main level features a living room, kitchen, dining room, and large laundry room, as well as one bedroom and bathroom.
The large 42×50 barn features two open wings. Not only is the barn for cattle or horses, but also potentially for a shop building, if enclosed.
Nearby mountain views include Granite, Cuddy and Hit Mountain. To the north and west is the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest which leads to the Eagle Cap Wilderness and includes the Imnaha River and Pine Creek. This area has hiking, hunting, trout fishing, horseback riding, snowmobiling and more. To the north and east you can enjoy Hells Canyon Recreation Area, Oxbow and Brownlee Reservoirs. Where there is jet boating, catfish and bass fishing.
Undoubtedly, the Halfway Oregon Ranch offers an incredible location with a uniquely comfortable home and enjoy the outdoors. What better way to enjoy owning a great place to have animals of your own or rent out the land.
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