The Oregonian: Ritzy Oregon ranch with private airport to be auctioned with no minimum

Admit it. You’ve wandered around the Umpqua National Forest and whispered, “I could live here.” You were probably reacting to the natural beauty, welcoming remoteness or river action.

Crazy thought, but you could theoretically bid a buck and win a ritzy retreat within the forest’s boundaries.

That’s because a ranch in Idleyld Park, currently for sale at $3,495,000, will be auctioned without reserve on June 22. 

Bidders, either onsite at 1111 Illahee Road, or over the phone, will start making their intentions known soon after 11 a.m. Interested buyers who have pre-registered can preview the property until the day before the auction.

The 77-acre gated ranch inside the national forest is near the North Umpqua River and an hour’s drive from Crater Lake National Park.

But don’t think you’d be camping or roughing it in any way. You could arrive in a Cessna Grand Caravan and land on the private airstrip.

After parking a turboprop plane or six-passenger jet in the hangar … 

Linus Platt/Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/Elite Auctions

… you could head out to the 12-stall horse barn  … 

… or see what’s growing in the greenhouse.

The main residence has vaulted ceilings and a dining room that can seat 28 people.

Overnight guests can occupy three other log-style houses, including the 1914 homestead cabin.

A developer could build more structures. Bill Woods, who has owned Illahee Ranch for two decades, received approval for 34 cabins.

See their full article HERE.

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