This private two-story, 4,000 square foot home is located on 50 acres adjacent to the Klickitat River and is accessed by the owner’s private bridge leading to a cypress lined driveway to the house. The home is surrounded by vineyards, fruit trees, blueberries and hillsides of Douglas fir and wild oaks. This amazing home set on the Klickitat River has incredible views from virtually every window. A virtual wild animal park surrounded by conservation and BLM land it is home to bald eagles, mink, beaver, wild turkey, black bears, and a resident golden eagle, this property is the perfect getaway, just one hour east of Portland.
The master bedroom has a view of the river and orchard. There are two guest bedrooms, one with two twin beds (and a Murphy queen bed) and one with a queen sized bed. The living room comes with a fireplace and the natural lighting makes it the perfect spot for afternoon reading. The main floor has surround sound system that can be synced to your iPod and is independently controlled by room. The media room comes complete with television, hard and wireless high speed internet, satellite TV, printer, fax, and plenty movies and can double as an extra guest bedroom. There is also a downstairs office with desk which can also be used as an extra guest bedroom. The basement has a ping pong table, and two roll-away single beds. The house as two full baths with a half bath off the kitchen on the main floor.
The well appointed and organized kitchen has a JennAir gas stove, convection oven, microwave, fridge, and opens into the spacious dining room complete with wooden table that can seat up to 12 people. The property also comes with a complimentary bottles of the owner’s estate Pinot Gris wine. Stroll the vineyard, and pick pears, apples, cherries, and blueberries (depending on the season). You also have access to fresh eggs daily. There are property manager’s on site who can help you if you have any questions or need a tour. The laundry area has a washer and dryer.
Steps away from the furnished front patio, the property has 1.5 miles of private river frontage along the Klickitat River, which is abundant with steelhead(seasonal), king salmon, Chinook(seasonal), and trout. The property has hiking guides, an outdoor fireplace and an outdoor BBQ where you can grill up your catch of the day.
This home can accommodate up to 12 guests with the following sleeping arrangement: 5 queens, 4 singles. This is the perfect retreat for a large family or group. The surrounding wilderness is wide open and accessible. The Klickitat River, which was designated as a Wild and Scenic river in 1986 runs through the property. Fishing and swimming are all part of the experience.
Opportunity to fish and float down the Klickitat River is available. Tracy Zoller (Google: Adventure Fishing Klickitat for more information) can pick you up at the house, drive you up the river, and together you will fish and float down the river to our house to be dropped off. The river is no more than 25 yards from the house. This is a convenient and great experience that every guest should do!
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I am a winemaker in the Santa Ynez Valley of California. I source grapes from this property for one of my wines that I make under my label, Margerum. For more information about the property, me and the wines, Google margerumwinecompany
We bought this property a number of years ago because we enjoy being outside and having space for the kids and dogs to enjoy nature. Also, I was interested in growing grapes in this area. Margerum Ranch Vineyard is dedicated to growing and producing world class Pinot Gris from our estate vineyard. The wine is labeled KLICKITAT and it has a jumping steelhead on the label.
Our vineyard property is composed of 100% red basalt soil composition resulting in low yielding vines that produce intense flavors and layers of complexity. The Klickitat River runs through the property reflecting sunlight and moderating the temperature - cooling warm days and warming cold nights. The climate at our vineyard is marginal at best; Margerum Ranch Vineyard is on the edge of where vinifera can be successfully grown. Pinot Gris, the earliest ripening varietal in the vinifera group is the only grape will actually grow and mature.
Peace, comfort, fishing, hiking, relaxation, and fresh air.