This beautiful retreat is in the center of a 320-acre working cattle ranch. The home is situated where field and forest join and where one view is as great as the other, yet vastly different. Wild game frequently mingles with the cattle and can often be watched from any direction from the many windows. The ranch is nestled in a private little valley, right at the base of the Elkhorn Ridge, which rises to over 8000 feet. Hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, gold panning, mushrooming and bird watching are just some of the many activities to be enjoyed right on the ranch and in the vicinity. Many visitors favorite pastime is to savor the solitude and natural surroundings and to enjoy the quiet. During the winter, skiing (both cross-country and downhill) snowmobiling, sledding and observing wild game are popular. Again, right on the ranch and nearby. Anthony Lakes Ski area is 19 miles distant and an Elk feeding station is 5 miles away.
At all times of the year enjoy the quiet, privacy and serenity of being away from it all as you can be only in very special places. This is the ideal spot for family or friend reunions.
Amenities: Meanwhile enjoy the modern home with the gourmet kitchen, great room and separate family/play room Satellite TV, DVD, stereo and telephone are available too but why use them?
Plus 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths.
Also includes 2 Queen beds, two twin beds a double fouton and a bunk. Two couches can be used for smaller folks and we have just all kinds of space for RVs and tent camping. We do charge $5.00 per person per night for people in excess of 10.
Activities: cycling, fishing, horseback riding, hunting, mountain biking, mountaineering, walking, water skiing, wind-surfing or less active, visiting mueseums, ghost towns, antiqueing or taking one of the many scenic drives. Haines Steak House is famous throughout the west and we think Barley Brown's Brewery and Steak House is just as good and has better drinks. Baker City and LaGrande have many good restaurants to choose from.
Area: Haines, population 350, is 8 miles distant and Baker, population 10,000, is 20 miles. Baker valley is now devoted to agriculture and was a thriving gold mining center with numerous ghost towns to explore. The Oregon Trail passed through the valley below the ranch and the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is about 20 miles away. Deer, Elk, coyote, turkey, bear and other wild animals live on the ranch and can be seen from the house. The ranch includes both forest and open fields. During the summer cattle graze just outside of the yard. This home was designed and built for vacations and was completed in January 2003. We have tried to include everything to make your stay comfortable. The nearest neighbor is 1/2 mile away so privacy and quiet is assured.