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Some Great Yakima River Property Options!!

If you have been searching for river front properties along the Yakima River, right now is a great time to head over and check a few out.  Here are several prime places that offer a good variety of use options.  All of them are strategically located and offer great river access for wading and floating as well as other nearby recreation opportunities.

1.  Canyon River Ranch Cabin 5:  $1,098,000

From the spacious bedrooms to the multi purpose screened in porch, this place is thoughtfully designed to ensure a GREAT experience every time you show up to use it!  The floor plan, quality construction, and views from this cabin create an experience so amazing that it simply cannot be described until you are standing in the great room gazing out across the river as the sun sets over the basalt cliffs.

Additional features in this cabin include a custom kitchen and dining room, office, master suite with private balcony and claw foot tub, built in bunk room complete with queen bed for mom and dad and 4 bunks for the kids, and even a reinforced concrete vault that is built into the crawl space.  

This truly is the perfect place where an extended family can enjoy time together but escape to their own area for some quiet time.  

3 bedrooms plus office with 3 bathrooms.  Perfect for multi family use.

This cabin is part of the Canyon River Ranch HOA, making it very convenient for owners who wish to show up and enjoy their cabin and free time without having to do deal with extensive property maintenance.   As an added bonus, this cabin is being sold as FURNISHED!  As you can see, the quality and planning that went into furnishing this place is top shelf.  Other amenities include pool, hot tub, your very own Syrah vineyard, private boat launch, riverfront campfire area with beach and horseshoes.  Red's Fly Shop, and Canyon River Grill are conveniently located next door.    Local wildlife include Big Horn sheep, Mule deer, Bald Eagles, and Osprey, along with a huge variety of song birds.

2. Rock Bottom Ranch - 830 Wade Road, Thorp WA: $979,000  

We were lucky to meet these owners a number of years ago, and have enjoyed friendly access ever to this amazing property ever since.  While we have utilized it only for launch and wade fishing access, it also offers great horse facilities with DIRECT access to the John Wayne Trail!

The Palouse to Cascades Trail (previously the Iron Horse/John Wayne Pioneer Trail) is a 285 mile rail trail spanning the state of Washington, from the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains to the Idaho border. Designated a National Recreational Trail, it is enjoyed by hikers, horse riders, bikers, Boy Scouts, rail historians, scientists, and trail enthusiasts of all sorts. The trail highlights Washington's diverse and scenic landscape, traveling through evergreen forests and dark tunnels, over high trestles and spectacular rivers, and across open farmland and high desert.  

On one side you could hit the river with a short cast from the bedroom, while enjoying 12 acres of irrigated pasture with bike and horse trail access off the other side.

There is truly some great fishing and wildlife viewing along this corridor from this location ;  but that's only if you choose to leave the property!  With the impassable Ellensburg diversion dam a half mile upstream, and the nearest public access point (KOA campgrounds) about 5 miles below, an inherent sense of privacy accompanies the property.  A massive concrete abutment makes for the most unique BBQ and campfire platform in the entire valley.  It extends over the river and offers some amazing fish viewing in the right light.  This is another property that you simply need to see to truly appreciate.

The house has been built in several phases dating back over 100 years.  There is likely not a home located closer to the water's edge, or with better view potential anywhere along the entire Yakima River corridor.  

This property is ideal for someone with horse and/ or outdoor interests looking to retire on the East side of the mountains.  Between the house, arena, partially heated barn, and over 16 acres of ground, projects abound for those who like to tinker, and potential abounds for those who wish to contract work out to make it turn key residence.  This property has some incredibly unique attributes on an amazing piece of the Yakima River.

3.  Canyon River Ranch Lodge suites:  Just $99,000 for a 1/6th Unit!

Canyon River Lodge was completed in 2009 and is the main attraction of Canyon River Ranch, located 13 miles South of Ellensburg in the middle of the wild and scenic Yakima canyon.  This building is a 19,000 square foot Northwest style timber framed lodge designed by renown Seattle architect, Mithun.  It contains ten 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condos each featuring full kitchens, living rooms with gas fireplaces, and spectacular views of the Yakima River and basalt canyon walls beyond.  

While we all hope to buy a cabin of our own along the river someday, prime spots are limited and very expensive.  Rather than compromise the desirability of location and quality of construction, shared ownership is a sensible alternative.  We have designed the fractional ownership model at the lodge to be flexible and accommodating.  The beauty of it is that you own an amazing condo in a fantastic location that is part of a great community, and pay only for the time you use (2 months on a 1/6th unit).

Additional benefits and amenities include pool, hot tub, expansive use of common areas including great room and conference room, private riverfront access for campfires, horseshoes, beach area, boat launches and Syrah vineyard.  The lodge continues to grow in popularity which creates limited availability.  

 Becoming an owner places you in the driver's seat for using your allocated nights or trying to rent them out.

Contact Steve Joyce with questions.
Canyon River Ranch, Partner
Freestone Realty, Broker


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