Here’s a chance to own 40+- acres of heaven located…
3903 Helms Road, Grants Pass, OR 97527
The ranch has over 2,000 feet of pristine Applegate River frontage, three homes, 131 acres with 47 acres of water rights, end of the road privacy, and is just a 7-mile drive from Grants Pass. There is enormous potential here to turn this ranch into a vineyard or possible riverfront development. The RR5 zoning provides a minimum lot size of 5 acres.
This property is unique as the land and location offer so many exceptional features. As soon as you enter the main gate, you feel the privacy and natural beauty as you travel nearly a half-mile surrounded by your own preserve to the main home on the river. The irrigated pastures are lined by mature evergreens and oaks. There is a ridge along the northeastern section of the property that provides natural privacy and accentuates the unique character of this exclusive riverfront property. The property is oriented south with great exposure during the winter months.
Enjoy nearly a half-mile of the river without ever leaving your own property. The Applegate River is one of the most attractive rivers in the pacific northwest. The headwaters originate in the Siskiyou Mountains of northern California and then flow into Applegate Lake before being released into the Valley. The Applegate is a unique class of river characterized by consistent flows while still maintaining a charming and picturesque feel. This section of the Applegate that Faith Valley Ranch enjoys, provides exceptional Blue Ribbon class fishing for Steelhead and Trout, rafting, and a great swimming hole. There is a private dock at the swimming hole which is just a short distance from the main home. Downriver from the irrigation pump station, near the second river house, there is an expansive gravel bar and beach for fly fishing or relaxing by the water. Minimal public accessibility ensures a level of privacy not found on many waterways.
The main home is located near the southwest corner of the property and only a few steps to the river. It’s a classic mid-century modern ranch home with a sprawling 5,000 (+/-) square foot floor plan that includes 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The home is designed around a central courtyard and covered patio area. The living room is the centerpiece of the floor plan with floor to ceiling windows open to the courtyard, a brick fireplace, and vaulted ceiling with wood beams. The South wing includes the huge master bedroom with an en-suite bath. The North wing includes two spacious guest bedrooms and a bathroom. The kitchen is spacious and features a retro design, lots of counter space, and a raised breakfast bar.
The second riverfront home was completed in 2014 and features an open concept 2,686 square foot floor plan with the master suite on the main level. The kitchen has granite counters, beautiful wood cabinets, and a raised breakfast bar. The living and dining spaces are open but also well defined. Rounding out the main floor is an office, laundry room, and a powder room. Upstairs you will find 3 guest bedrooms, a full bathroom, and an open loft space. Outside is a large covered deck facing the river and a nice fenced lawn surrounding the home. In addition to the attached 2-car garage, there is a 960 square foot shop with a garage door.
This property offers incredible recreational opportunities! The river provides fishing, swimming, and rafting. There is a great bass pond located in the upper meadow. The property is home to deer, wild turkey, waterfowl, and many more species of wildlife. The current owners have consistently harvested trophy blacktail bucks throughout the years. There are also trails meandering through the property for hiking, ATVs, or horseback riding.
The ranch caretaker’s residence is an 800 square foot manufactured home located near the barn. The home is clean and is permitted as a legal residence. Recent updates include a new metal roof and cement board siding. There is also a large covered porch.
The barn is 2,880 square feet and includes stalls, hay/equipment storage, and an enclosed workshop. The structure was built in 2010 and is welded steel construction. The cattle handling corrals are also welded steel construction and are extremely durable. There is a pad cut and ready for an outdoor riding arena or another large barn. This property is completely fenced with high tensile coated 5 strand wire that is very resilient.
The property has water rights for 47.4 acres from the Applegate River. There are both primary and supplemental water rights. The irrigation system is comprised of a 25HP electric pump at the point of diversion with 1.5 miles of buried mainline with risers approximately every 200 feet through the irrigated pastures. There are 3 water cannons & one traveler plus all hoses and fittings. Additional water rights are available, call for more details.
The property is zoned RR5 (Rural Residential 5 acre minimum lot size). This may provide the discerning buyer a number of development opportunities, from a riverfront subdivision or simply being able to build several additional homes to create the ultimate family retreat.
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