The Coastal Mountain Sport Haus is listed as one of Columbia County's top 10 properties of historical significance! Originally a 500 acre homestead of the Petersen family, it served for the Petersens' extensive fruit orchards. After harvest, they'd transport their produce by wagon to market in Washington County. As a relic of its bygone era, some of the Petersens' original pear and apple trees still grace the sprawling farm. The gorgeous acreage was later purchased by Willie Wolff, a German immigrant, in 1938 who primarily used the rich soil and level acreage for a dairy farm. Selling milk to Mayflower Farms in Portland, which later became Standard Dairy, Wolff originally used draft horses to farm the land and only later gave way to more modern farming methods utilizing machinery. In addition, Wolff also raised chickens, turkeys, pigs and horses. Eventually, when Wolff retired, he downsized the farm to the current 103.62 gorgeous acres and enjoyed raising and riding horses.
The current owners now have the honor of being the third generation to own and live on this beautiful homestead. The main home was built in 2008 and functions as a destination inn. It is best described as farm chic with a modern design that takes advantage of the surrounding natural landscape and vistas. It features 10 foot high ceilings on the lower level and sweeping views of the landscape and skyscape from the upper level. Designer lights and custom, solid maple finish work can be found throughout, letting the beautiful farmland and countryside open into the home without forsaking comfort or elegance. The interior also boasts four bedrooms, two spacious spa-like shower rooms, a multipurpose room and a media room.
The multipurpose room opens through two garage doors complete with full safety glass to transform the area into a lovely venue for entertaining, mediation and yoga as the outdoor scenery spills in. Tons of room for events with ten foot high ceilings, lovely hardwood floors and eight foot solid maple doors. With custom maple cabinetry and granite countertops can be found at the coffee/juice bar which seats four. Guests and home owner comfort is easily be accommodated by the plumbed in Andreja Premium espresso machine.
All the inns bedrooms also feature custom maple armoire, complete with a half bath and stunning country views. Beyond the bedrooms with private half-baths, there are two spa-like shower rooms boasting two shower stalls each with sunflower showerheads and breathtaking Italian tile. Custom black walnut vanities with designer sinks and hardware round out the spa experience.
The upper level offers guests a place to relax or enjoy a family game or movie night with an oversized media room with a 63 1/2 screen TV with HD satellite service and Bose surround sound. Opening from French doors to a covered deck, creating a perfect setting for stargazing, wildlife viewing, or simply enjoying a good book and melting into the serenity. A patient observer may even spot Roosevelt elk, black tail deer, coyotes, bobcats, black bear and the occasional cougar!
Beyond the main inn, a carriage house offers additional housing for guests, inn managers and office space. Overlooking sweeping views of the Nehalem River and surrounding meadows, the main suite boats built-in alder cabinets, French door entry to deck, built-in closet, granite desk top, and internet satellite connection. A bunk room in the carriage house also contains eight bunk beds and five skylights which add to the natural light infuses the room. A full bath with a custom soaking tub, sunflower showerhead, marble vanity top, low flow toilets and a two person sauna complete the spa setting. From the solid wood doors and window framing, the first floor of the carriage house offers a single car garage, 2500 gallon water storage tank and treatment, a cellar and laundry with utility sink to freshen up from farm and gardening labors.
The sprawling acreage with Nehalem River frontage also features a luxurious outdoor soaking spa. With convenient seating and warm, crystal clear water, it is a perfect, secluded spot for reconnecting with nature and letting worries slip away. Featuring a Hayward Propane Pool heater and Hayward Maxiflow pump, the custom equipment building for the spa is built with cedar and recycled tin. The easy to roll insulated cover maintains the heat and keeps the wildlife from venturing a dip.
The entire property is managed with conservation of energy and water in mind. From double pane windows, to energy efficient appliances and a tankless water heater system, the custom built interior ensures quality construction unites with green standards. Additional energy efficient amenities include R-60 ceiling insulation, perimeter insulation, sunflower shower heads, low flow toilets and energy efficient lighting. Solar panels provide additional energy with panels specifically designed to take advantage of the Northwests cloudy winters. The solar system is used in the hydronic heating system to heat the main floor of the Inn and also provides supplemental hot water for domestic use to the Inn. The solar system also includes an AP-30 Apricus Collector with evacuation tubes and a 400 gallon tank with a 3/4 heat exchanger.
Beyond the custom built features in the inn and carriage house, the turn-of-the-century barn was constructed with hand-hewn timbers and old growth cedar boards. This picturesque barn, perfect for destination weddings or events, currently provides for livestock, hay storage and holds an enclosed garden/greenhouse. Heritage pear trees, apple trees, cherry trees, black walnut trees, blueberry bushes, raspberry bushes and tayberry bushes offer endless opportunities for developing a green thumb, home canning and a self-sufficient lifestyle.
Of the 103.62 acres of lush farm and forest land, the property boasts 20 acres of pasture land, over 71 acres of marketable, 13-16 year old reproduction timber, mile of Nehalem River frontage, pastures and corrals for livestock. Equestrian/cattle amenities include 1 mile of New Zealand fencing and tons of room for arenas or additional stables.
Additionally, with Gus Creek winding through the east side of the property and full mineral rights, the possibilities are endless for new owners to utilize the acreage for additional crops, hunting, fishing or mineral profits. With a natural gas well drilled on the east side of the property in the 1980s, and recurrent interest in drilling again, it makes the ideal investment property with options for enterprising entrepreneurs to fully utilize.
Such a rare offering is further benefited by its fantastic location. Situated halfway between Portland and Astoria, with just an hours drive from the bustle of the Pearl District and the many cultural venues offered in the city, one can make an easy transition to the natural beauty and tranquility of the area. Also, with just an hours drive from the Oregon Coast, the inn is an ideal location for a peaceful retreat, agribusiness or a home base to take everything in. Located in Columbia County, just 10 miles northwest of Vernonia, this stunning property abuts the Nehalem River. And since opening, the Banks-Vernonia Liner trail has increased the outdoor recreational opportunities throughout the area, making it the new destination for vacationers both within and from out of state. There is also an abundance of State, County and City parks that help promote a healthy lifestyle.
Don't take our word for it. Read what others have said about this fantastic region!
-The Nehalem River has one of Oregon's largest runs of native steelhead and salmon. The Oregonian
-Columbia County is home to the most productive forest land in the nation. The Pinchot Institute
-The Nehalem Valley has some of the cleanest air in the State of Oregon. National Ocean and Atmospheric Association
-The Banks-Vernonia Linear trail is Oregon's first rails to trails state park. Oregon State Parks
Hwy 47 North - Approx 10mi North of Vernonia; No sign on property
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