Located at the gateway to the Eagle Cap Wilderness, this conservation masterpiece is heaven to those looking for an opportunity to own a turn-key niche farm while living in an original 5,000 square foot 1969 vintage home. The well-kept home overlooks part of the farm with the Grande Ronde Valley shining in the background. This family-owned farm, “Forest Cove Acres”, encompasses 45 acres of sweet cherries, and 20 acres of picturesque timberland with a series cabins and facilities adjacent to a high mountain perennial stream. Unlimited access to mountain adventures yet only 5 minutes from the cozy town of Cove, Oregon. Location: 60076 McNeill Rd, Cove Or 97824 T03S40E Sec 26 TL 400 Access: From Cove travel 2.4 miles Southeast of town. Distances to other Cities: La Grande 16 mi Pendleton 66 mi Boise, ID 171 mi Tri-Cities, WA 135 mi Acreage: The farm consists of 63.7 total acres. 14.35 ac – Picker housing, timber, Mill Creek, Red Barn 49.35 ac – Vintage Home, Cherry orchard, Horse pasture, Outbuildings. . Main Residence: The main residence is almost entirely original. Built in 1969 with high quality materials and thoughtful design. The carpet in the rooms (including the bathrooms and kitchen) take you back to the era. The back bedroom has olive green shag. • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms- both bathrooms all original to the home • Approximately 2,500 sq. ft. ranch-style house on the main floor with approximately 2,500 sq. ft open, finished basement • Garage attached • Low maintenance yard. Garage at entrance • Chemical storage room behind a keypad lock- Global GAP approved, fully sealed with venting • Used to store Utility Vehicles. • Has electricity and its own meter. The Red Barn One of the original buildings • Is wired for electricity. Power is located at the Brown Garage across the road. • Large open main floor with loft spanning one side • Open daylight floor- • It is iconic in Cove- a landmark used by many locals Machine Shed The metal sided building mid-orchard • Three sections: one fully enclosed and two sections of open bays • No electricity • Water at the fill station includes a riser for hose attachments • Used for tractor and equipment storage Camp OSHA inspected and approved for 40 • 6 cabins with 37 bunks; all have a fridge • 1 crew kitchen building with 8 propane burners, a fridge, 2 room shower house with 4 shower heads • Laundry room with two washers- lines for drying behind the building • Camp is used for pickers of the orchard but also leased out with a nightly per person fee to the larger orchard for their extended picking window • Potential for additional rental uses, buyer would need to explore these options with the county planner- Seller receives regular requests for a variety of uses • Stunning setting along Mill Creek • Set in 20 acres of timber Pump House: • Pump is 40Hp • Sand filter Water: Per Global GAP, all water sources are checked annually • Domestic water is from a well- we have this log • Camp water is from a spring Irrigation • 45 acres of water rights off of Mill Creek • Irrigation Season: May/June – September. o ODFW fish screen • Irrigation: drip delivery over 11 blocks in 12 hour cycles every two weeks Water is conveyed through a ditch to the pump house. Power: 4 meters on the property Home Meter, Pump Meter, Garage Meter, Camp Meter Pump is supplied with 440 voltage overhead Climate/Elevation/Rainfall: Cove averages 18 inches of ppt annually. 2,870’ Elevation Taxes: $3,343.00 Zoning: UC-A4 Farm Use Gateway to Eagle Cap Wilderness and the Wild and Scenic Minam River: Recreation & Wildlife: Hunting The farm is located within the Catherine Creek hunting Unit #53. At the wilderness boundary it borders the Minam Unit #60. Snowmobiling The ability to leave from the property with no trailering. Options include traveling up the Moss Springs road. Other cross country areas are available for those who venture off the main road. ATV Travel from the farm on your UTV or ATV for mountainous adventures picking morels, looking at wildlife or just going for a joyride. Minutes from the property there are thousands of acres of public lands. Hiking Moss Springs trailhead provides a 27-mile wilderness loop originating at this location. The trailhead is popular with stock users as it offers a large stock vehicle parking area, loading ramp, feed bunks, and holding facilities. Although the graveled forest road is steep and narrow, many visitors enjoy the site to gain quick access to the Minam River Lodge. History of County/City: Early History Although Native Americans, mountain men, and packers spent much time in the Cove area it wasn’t until the last day of 1861 that Samuel Cowles and his niece Fannie Pauline pitched a tent in what is now Cove and became its first permanent residents. During 1862 many settlers moved into the community, which was then called Forest Cove. At first, outgoing mail was left at the Cowles store and transported to the post office in Union. On Saturdays, James Hendershot, the owner of a stage stop at what is now called Phy’s Point, would bring the mail from Union to Cove. Families from miles around would gather at the Dixie School on the chance they would receive a letter from friends or family back home. A more traditional post office was soon formed in Forest Cove but in 1868 the post office department ruled that the name too closely resembled Forest Grove and after much local protest Cove assumed its present name. Ownership History: The orchard was settled in 1904 by the McNeill family. They owned and operated a cherry orchard and small cattle ranch until they sold to the Towle family. The Towle’s operated the orchard until 2009 when it was purchased and operated as Buck Acres. During this time, the orchard was converted into the pedestrian orchard you see today. The current owners purchased the orchard in January 2021 as Forest Cove Acres. This sale is no fault of the orchard, both owners have taken unexpected career advancements necessitating a possible sale and relocation Education: Cove Charter School serves 252 students in grades Kindergarten-12. Cove Charter School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Oregon for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year. The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Oregon state level of 17:1. Source: See more information here:

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Acreage: 63
Price: $1,500,000   Commercial Acreage
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