The Hart's River Ranch is a rare opportunity to own one of the area’s largest remaining irrigated ranches located just minutes from the Oregon Coast. The ranch is a total of 547.47-acres with over 500 acres of productive farm ground. The ranch boasts highly productive summer grazing, great waterfowl hunting, fishing and a beautiful newly constructed main home that enjoys dramatic views and total privacy. It is rare to find a ranch with this kind of beauty and production in such a desirable area. Clouds of ducks, salmon hooked on your line, green grass, and fat cattle are just the start of what makes this property a true gem.
Located only 17 minutes away from the desirable coastal community of Bandon Oregon. Bandon is famous for its scenic beaches, great seafood, world class golf, and a charming small town culture. Another great travel destination located 30 minutes away is the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area where you can rip through the sand on your off-road vehicle. Summer temperatures see an average high of only 73F with an average low of 51F offering a great climate.
The custom home sits on top of a private 20 acre knoll overlooking the ranch and Coquille River. Designed by Arkin Tilt Architects, a green design specialty firm, the home is designed with an open layout that doubles to maximize passive solar benefits. Built by Seth Lucas Construction, formerly Sol Coast Construction, a green construction specialty firm. The 1,860 SF home has a light and bright open concept floor plan with vaulted ceilings, beautiful wood finishes, and exposed beams create an appealing modern flare yet with ample rustic charm that is befitting a ranch. Three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a spacious laundry room round out the floor plan. The views from this homesite are nothing short of breathtaking. A short walk from the main house is a historic barn that is still used today for livestock and storage. The location of the home is quiet enough that in the perfect conditions you can hear the faint sounds of the ocean waves crashing to shore.
The farmland consists of approximately 529+- acres of farm ground that is Certified Organic. The property has 413 acres of water rights and is flood irrigated with the use of technologically advanced tidal gates. Irrigation is quite easy and takes minimal labor. Simply open the gates to a desired height when it’s time to apply water and close them when done. The flood irrigation combined with deep soils and quality grazing practices make this some of the most productive summer grazing in the Pacific Northwest, if not the world. Soils in the area are estimated to be upwards of +/- 100 feet deep. The property is currently used for organic cattle production and stocks approximately one yearling per acre for six months. Other crops grown in the area include potatoes, corn, and grain hay.
The farm ground is broken into two non-contiguous tracks known as the East Ranch and West Ranch. The West Ranch adjoins the 20-acre homesite parcel and includes 280 acres, barn and a quarter mile of Coquille River frontage. Connected by an easement road, the East Ranch is a total of 248 acres. Each track is set up for rotational grazing with well-placed fencing and an underground water system.
In addition to being a productive cattle operation, the ranch has great opportunities for outdoor recreation. The farmland floods in the winter months and becomes world-class waterfowl hunting. Steelhead and salmon are very abundant in the Coquille River that borders the farmland. Being only miles away from the Pacific Ocean, the fish are known to fight hard as you real them in.
As said by Mark Twain, “They aren’t making more land”. The opportunity to own a property like the Hart's River Ranch is becoming more rare each and every day. Don’t let this opportunity pass by. Contact the listing agent today!