18659304 - Home on over 79 Acres near Wallowa, Oregon

70257 Bear Creek Rd., Wallowa, OR


79.88 acres of grazing and hay ground beautifully set up for horses. A spacious home with 4096 sf – 3 bedroom and 2 ½ baths with a daylight basement. Great outbuildings for storage and animals.

Located outside of the town of Wallowa this private home sits on its own knoll with sweeping views of the surrounding rolling farm ground, tree covered hillsides and mountain peaks. An exceptional property that is set up for horses but will fit most any operation you may have. The home was built in 1985 and there is a large office/den that could be used as a fourth bedroom. Both levels are wonderfully set up for entertaining. The deck fully wraps around the 2048 sf main level with glass and sliding doors to access the expansive deck. Enter through either the formal entry or the mudroom that is spacious and has counters, cabinets and a closet for your organization and storage. You can continue to the main part of the home or into the master bath from the mudroom. A practical home design.

The Living Room is accented by a stonework wood burning fireplace with propane starter. 3 large hexagon windows frame the beautiful pastoral views of the property like art on the wall. Many other windows and glass sliding doors bring in additional light and access to the deck.

The Kitchen is open to the living and dining areas and has the same durable laminate floors that are featured throughout the home in the areas that are not carpeted. The kitchen has many features including an island with bar seating, a large built in buffet hutch with glass front and quality appliances such as Jenn-aire range and 2 wall ovens, a Maytag microwave and Bosch dishwasher with matching woodgrain front to the cabinets. All lower cabinets have pullout shelves, there is a pantry cabinet and the backsplash is a lovely stacked stone. The dining area is open and spacious with wonderful views of the valley below. There are glass doors out to the deck for easy entertaining. The chandelier over the dining area has a special western flair.

The Master Bedroom and bath have 2 counters and sinks. After a long day a jetted tub with a full surround to create a steam shower sounds perfect. There is a laundry chute to the laundry room below. The master bedroom has a wood vaulted ceiling and a glass door to enjoy the views and natural light.

Great Storage is a feature of this home and the other buildings on the property. Closet’s, cupboards and workspaces are in many areas. The main level offers great storage options and a ½ bath for guests.

A wide stairway leads to the Lower Level where there is a large family room with kitchenette. Large glass doors lead to the covered patio which is another area for entertaining. Both the lower patio and the upper deck enjoy the lawns and landscape with a water feature/water fall and pond. Off the family room is a large office that could be a fourth bedroom. There is a utility room housing the furnace which is a Traeger electric and wood burning furnace that makes it efficient and economical to heat the home – the current owner estimates 5 cord a year is used. The home is also air conditioned for cooling. A money saving bonus is the furnace preheats water that goes into the 2 hot water heaters that supply ample hot water to the home. There is plenty of wood storage in this large space if you wish to store wood inside. Down the hall are 2 more bedrooms of generous size with windows offering views. A full bath services this level of the home. The laundry room is quite large and has a sink, folding counters and cabinets for storage. There is also a wine room or additional pantry.

The 3 Car Garage has a concrete floor and also has a separate room for a workshop or for a pet room. There is an electric wall heater, workbench and storage. If you are a hunter, you might enjoy the meat hanging room that is accessible in this space. This area connects to a dog kennel with a 6 foot chain link fence and a painted concrete floor. There is a dog house built in under the deck which quite clever. The deck has log accents as skirting and log posts and rails. The deck has been recently painted in a brown tone to match the new metal roof in burnished copper that was installed in 2017.

The Horse Barn is 1728 sf and offers electricity, water, 4- 12x12 Noble panel stalls with steel bars and attached runs with Noble pipe fence. The stalls have rubber mats to save on bedding. The barn floors are large planks of wood with mats where needed at tie areas. There is a large tack room with a sink with hot water. The tack room offers convenient cabinets and counters for storage and workspace and 9 Noble saddle racks mounted on the wall. There is a window to let in light and fresh air. Outside the barn is a pipe wash and doctoring rack. The slab of concrete at the front entry of the barn is heated to prevent snow and ice build-up. This barn will hold about 6 tons of hay and there is a large multi bin feed storage that is mouse proof. Over the tack room is an area for additional storage. This barn has low maintenance metal siding and a metal roof. There is pasture out the back door for easy turnout. There are 2 well-built wood round pens of 60 foot diameter and 160 foot diameter. There is a Powder River squeeze chute and head catch that are included.

The Shop is large and has several different rooms to use as tack rooms, workshops or storage. The building is about 1296 sf. This shop is heated by electric or woodstove and is insulated and has a concrete floor. There is an above ground diesel tank of 350 gallons and above ground gas storage of 500 gallons. The covered drive in storage area can cover an RV, trailers and other equipment. This area plus the hay storage has a gravel floor. This hay storage area is 36x60 and has a 16 foot high ceiling allowing for easy delivery and stacking of hay by balewagon. This shop and storage area is on a separate electric meter.

There are irrigation water rights from Womack ditch dated back from 1884. The ditch services this and 2 other properties and is self-managed by the three property owners who cooperate. There is a ditch that flows through the property and flood irrigates the pastures below. There are approximate  19.11 acres of dry land grazing and the balance of 60.77 acres irrigated grazing and hay production ground. There are no fees for the use of water for irrigation for this property. The entire yard and landscape has an underground sprinkler system fed by the well. The well had a new stainless steel pump installed in 2006.

Some personal property may be available for purchase. Couches, TV stand and TV, etc.

Did you know? All but 8 acres is currently leased and there is a caretaker who currently lives on the property. Both could continue for a future buyer- benefitting the owner with income for the land lease and reduced responsibility for the care of the acreage. The caretake could watch over things year round should the new owner want to travel for extended periods. Options!



Base Information


Building Information

House Style
Daylight 2 Level
House Construction
Exterior Finish
Built on
Number of Floors
Floor area (Lower)
Floor area (Main Level)
Floor area (Total)

Basement & Foundation

Basement & Foundation
Concrete, Slab

Land Information

Total acres
79.88 Acres


 Property Features
Mountain View
Treed View
Pastoral View
Valley View
Water Rights
 Included Appliances
 Energy Saving Features
Central Air/Heat Pump
Wood Stove
Electric Furnace
 Exterior Features
Open Deck
RV Parking
Sprinkler System
Gravity Irrigation
Storage Shed(s)
 Interior Features
Wood Stove
Jetted Tub


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