Elk Song Ranch is 7,198+/- deeded acres. The terrain of the ranch is diverse with approximately 5,000 acres of timber land, 12 miles of flowing streams, large gently rolling open meadows, dense thickets and deep canyons. The elevation varies from 3,500 to 5,000 feet. Elk Song is situated behind a locked gate at the end of the county road and its boundaries are surrounded by private property. The area to the west and south of the ranch consists of hundreds of square miles of private land and national forest without significant population or paved roads.
The entrance to the ranch lies only four miles west of La Grande Oregon. La Grande offers all the amenities of a modern, thriving small community, including a university (Eastern Oregon), hospital, new hotels, great restaurants, and a Wal-Mart supercenter. The La Grande/Union County Airport (2,717 Feet Elevation, runway = 5600’ x 100’) can accommodate larger jet aircraft. Boise, Idaho, with nonstop commercial service to most large cities, is only 2.5 hours (all via interstate) southeast of the property.
The property is perimeter fenced and cross fenced. There is a a network of grassy logging roads that accommodate ATVs throughout the ranch. Main roads allow 4wd vehicle access to most areas.
There are two cabins on the property. The main cabin has been lived in year-round and has power and running water. It also has a log barn. The second cabin is “off grid” with power supplied by 12 volt battery to pump water, gas lights and gas refrigerator.
Elk song ranch enjoys a typical intermountain four-season climate. Winter, while relatively long is rarely very cold, with daytime temperatures usually in the mid-20s to low 30s. Nights are only slightly colder, with only a few days each year when the temperature falls below zero. Snow cover usually exists from mid-December to late March, with the lower elevations green and flowered in early spring while the upper regions of the ranch are still under deep snow. Annual precipitation is about 16-18 inches.
Spring, Summer, and Autumn at Elk Song are idyllic. Spring and summer literally bloom in a sea of green grass and wildflowers. Most days are in the mid-70s, with clear blue skies and warm sunshine. The rare “hot” days see the thermometer in the low 90s, but even then the temperature plummets at sundown and will be below 60 by midnight.
Mirr Ranch Group worked cooperatively with Jones Lang LaSalle, the listing broker on the property.