Nestled in the forested landscape on the outskirts of Baker City, Oregon is this rare mountain retreat that features charming characteristics, unlike any property you’ve seen. This remarkable property showcases a variety of amenities making it suitable for multiple uses. It could be set up as a corporate retreat, a vacation rental, a year-round mountain residence, or a self-sustainable prepper estate.
The rustic log home sits on approximately 20.02 acres with a majestic mountain backdrop. Its 3445 square feet of living space showcases beautiful natural design elements throughout such as the log accents and tongue and groove vaulted ceilings. The open main floor layout consists of the dining room, kitchen, and great room. The large great room is an ideal location to enjoy the surrounding landscape and it showcases a wood stove with a towering decorative rock mantle. Just off of the great room is the cozy country kitchen which features tile floors, a kitchen island with a cooktop stove, beautiful barn red cabinets and tile backsplash. Also on the main level is the private master bedroom suite with a claw foot tub and walk-in shower, a guest bedroom, an office with a built-in desk, and a large laundry room. Both the laundry room and office offer plenty of storage space in the knotty pine cabinetry. The laundry room even has the washer and dryer tucked away in a concealed cabinet, a sink, and access to the patio.
The upper level highlights a spacious loft bedroom that overlooks the great room. This space even has its own bathroom with a dual vanity. The lower level has a large family room with tile floors, a fireplace and access to the covered patio. This room is great for entertaining with its built-in full wall entertainment center. Additionally, the lower level also has a sizable butler’s pantry with a sink, refrigerator, and an abundance of storage space. This space is a convenient location to prepare food or store wine to transport to the amazing outdoor entertainment area.
The log home has a large deck that overlooks the beautifully landscaped grounds. It is a great location for enjoying the mountain views, the scenic city vista and city lights, or wildlife that frequents the property. The deck has a built in table with a fire pit, so you can enjoy the views even in the winter months.
The outbuildings surrounding the home are anything but ordinary. Each outbuilding mimics the beautiful custom design of the main home. One of these happens to be the astounding outdoor pavilion. This entertainment space features an outdoor kitchen with a built-in barbecue, 3 propane cooktop burner, a sink, and granite counters. The pavilion has an amazing ambiance enhanced by the decorative wood burning fireplace, the outdoor stereo system, and a beautiful chandelier. It even includes a 12 ft 200-year-old oak harvest table ideal for hosting large dinner parties.
The most astonishing of the outbuildings is the 6,200 square foot carriage house that was built in 2002. This building is so impressive that it was featured by Forbes as one of the homes with the most amazing and outrageous garages. The expansive carriage house showcases a vehicle showroom, a woodworking shop, a 2-bedroom guest house and an office. The impressive showroom is a car enthusiasts dream. The showroom comfortably accommodates 12 automobiles, but could also be a great storage area for farm equipment and recreational vehicles. It features commercial epoxy-polyurethane floor coating, hydronic heating embedded in the concrete floor, a wash bay, a car lift, 3 automatic 10ft wide x 9ft high garage doors, skylights and 2 janitorial floor slop sinks. For the mechanic who loves spending time in the shop, there is a built-in master console for sound equipment, along with a 5 speaker surround sound system. It also highlights a sitting niche with a bar, a bathroom, and shower.
Just off of the showroom is a state-of-the-art woodworking shop, perfect for the professional or hobby craftsman. Enhancements such as the air filtration system, the Oneida dust collector, the paint booth room with an exhaust fan and explosion-proof lighting make it an even more desirable work space. As a bonus, the seller would consider including the woodworking equipment at a negotiable price. This versatile space also contains rich hardwood floors, a Jotul wood stove, a beamed tongue and groove ceiling, a 52” HD plasma television, surround sound, and a large outdoor deck. Like the showroom, the floors have hydronic heating and there is surround sound. It could easily be used as a hobby room, artist studio, conference area, or entertainment space.
The carriage house was also designed with a great office space which offers a tranquil working environment. The office has hardwood floors, surround sound, 2 HD plasma televisions, a built-in knotty pine desk, credenza, and cabinets. There is even a built-in Graffunder C-rated vault for safe keeping of valuables.
If you are entertaining visitors or have a groundskeeper, there is a full 2-bedroom apartment on the upper level of the carriage house. The inviting 1200 sq ft apartment highlights an open layout, hardwood floors, vaulted beamed ceilings, a cozy propane fireplace, and a full kitchen. For sleeping accommodations, there is a private master bedroom and guest room with a sleeping loft. The apartment includes a refrigerator, range, dishwasher, washer, dryer and a full bathroom with a French porcelain tub.
Other noteworthy amenities of this elaborate carriage house are the fire and security alarm system, 3 phase power, 440 Volt power, 12 Volt outdoor landscape lighting and the high-efficiency commercial boiler. Each area of the Carriage house has individual thermostats so you can regulate the heat depending on which room you are occupying. Another perk is that the walkway leading from the carriage house to the main home and the driveway are hydraulically heated via a separate commercial boiler.
The other outbuildings that add to the character of the property are the historic looking garden shed and the luxury outhouse. The interior of the outhouse has been embellished with French tiles and a beautiful chandelier. It is also heated with a water closet, and hot and cold water. Additionally, the land includes a 4000 sq ft 4-stall barn, a heated 8ft x 10ft log chicken coop, and a corral making it suitable for horses and livestock.
Besides the outbuildings, the property highlights several attributes that would make it an ideal self-sustaining property. One of these key elements is the auto-switch Kohler propane generator with a 500-gallon dedicated propane tank. The property is also entirely heated with propane. The home and carriage house share a 1,000-gallon propane tank. The survivalist will also appreciate the septic system, and the clear cold spring water which is used both for drinking water and for irrigation.
The beauty of the acreage is witnessed in the forested surroundings and the spring fed fishing pond stocked with trout. The tree cover and water make it an ideal habitat for wildlife such as deer, elk, bear, turkey, and quail.
For someone seeking a turn-key operation, the seller is willing to negotiate the indoor and outdoor furnishings, tractor, farm implements, trailers, woodworking equipment, 4 ATV’s, and the grounds maintenance equipment. There are also three additional adjacent properties available for sale. These include the single story home on 5.85 acres, the two-story home on 12.73 acres and the cabin on 0.5 acres with an access road. Each of these properties would make ideal rentals or groundskeeper residences. Owner financing is available for a qualified buyer.
This mountain retreat is located in the heart of some of the best recreation in Oregon. The Northeast Oregon region is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts presenting year-round recreational opportunities. In the summer many people enjoy hiking, atving, camping, mountain climbing, boating, and white water rafting. In the winters months, leisure pastimes include snowmobiling, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, or sledding. The abundant wildlife in the territory also offers amazing hunting and fishing possibilities.
The property lies just 12 miles from Baker City, Oregon. Baker City is the county seat of Baker County and lies along the path of the historic Oregon Trail. This resort town features a beautiful historic downtown which presents a rich arts, culture, shopping, dining and entertainment environment. Baker City is home to some exquisite historic landmarks such as the Geyser Grand Hotel and the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center. Some of Baker City’s other tourist attractions include the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, the Eltrym Historic Theatre, the Baker City Trolley, and the Baker Heritage Museum. Its residents enjoy events such as the annual Miners Jubilee Celebration & Rodeo, the Hell Canyon Motorcycle Rally or the Hells Canyon Junior Rodeo. Baker City also is home to a beautiful 18-hole golf course, an airport, and a Blue Mountain Community College campus.
Some other major hotspots in this region include the Elkhorn Mountain Range and the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area which are home 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. Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort is a popular Northwest ski destination located within 40 minutes of the property. This winter playground offers premiere Nordic skiing, downhill skiing, and snowboarding with lift access to over a 1000 acres of terrain. Besides winter sports, the resort also hosts special events and concerts throughout the year. Eagle Cap Wilderness Area a remote unspoiled region of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest that is popular for backcountry skiing, backpacking, and primitive camping. Within 30 minutes of the property is Hells Canyon, which is North America’s deepest gorge. The Hells Canyon Recreation Area offers a plethora of additional outdoor recreational activities such as camping, hiking, horseback riding, hunting and more. Water sports and fishing are a major pastime in Hells Canyon, since the waters of the majestic Snake River course through the canyon. Another activity many travelers appreciate is exploring the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway which encircles the Wallowas.