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20 Acres with Home on John Day River in Twickenham

Pride of ownership is evident in this upgraded and well cared for property along the legendary John Day River in Twickenham, located between Fossil and Mitchell in rural Wheeler County.

Enjoy the stark beauty of craggy rock outcroppings, rolling vistas and bubbling streams as you make your way to this unique offering rarely found on the market in this recreational haven in scenic eastern Oregon! This holding offers almost 1/3 mile of river frontage and fabulous views of the valley.

This immaculate 3800 sq. ft. home has been remodeled and upgraded with knotty pine, wood and tile flooring with a rock wall accenting its open design. It has four carpeted bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Upon entry there is a large dining area with wood stove and spacious kitchen, island, plenty of windows, cupboard and counter space, double ovens, built in range top, dishwasher and refrigerator. Natural and overhead lighting compliment this relaxing atmosphere.

The living area is room of many views and boasts a wall of windows that overlook the river and this pristine valley … doors that take you outside to the large wrap around deck with benches and patio, perfect for entertaining or just enjoying the solitude overlooking this beautiful setting on 20 acres.

Lower level features concrete daylight basement with 2 bedrooms, one bathroom, family room, utility/laundry room with sink, pantry, storage/work area with plenty of shelving and room for extra freezers. Also included is a 36’x40’ attached carport, and a 36×27 detached garage/shop combo with concrete floor.

The cozy 864 sq. ft. cabin has been tastefully decorated with oak and maple flooring, tile counters in the full kitchen, living area with wood/electric heat, and 1 bathroom and 1 bedroom that sits along the river below the main house. A few acres of water rights irrigate the fenced garden and the nicely shaded lawn area. A private well services both dwellings for domestic use.

If you are seeking a quiet, well situated recreational getaway or full time residence in one of the most desirable locations in eastern Oregon, this offers an amazing variety of sporting options for the outdoor enthusiast. The John Day River boasts some of the best fishing for bass, steel head and river rafting at its finest right out the front door. Big game hunting & more recreation are within close proximity.

This can be an executive think tank, a private retreat, or full time residence. Properties of this kind rarely come on market for sale! Call for your private showing! Property taxes to be determined per partition with county assessor for 2017. Home furnishings can be purchased outside of escrow. Buyers agent must be present at all showings.

“Sellers require any buyers and buyers agents to tour listed property in person prior to any offer. Sellers will not consider any offer that occurs prior to the tour of the property.”

Mixed use residential, recreational land with 20 acre waterfront property in Mitchell school district. Zoned EFU. Deer, upland game, quail, pheasant, chukar, dove, waterfowl, duck, geese, offshore fishing on John Day River. Bird watching, hiking, equestrian, ATV trails, road frontage.

Twickenham is an unincorporated community in Wheeler County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located along the John Day River between Service Creek and Mitchell, Oregon. A bridge at Twickenham carries North Twickenham Road over the river.

The locality was originally named Contention after a quarrel between two of its prominent residents. The Contention post office opened in 1886. A daughter of one of the residents involved in the quarrel suggested that the name Twickenham, after the London suburb in England, would be more dignified than Contention. As it happened, the Contention post office closed in 1895, and a Twickenham post office opened in 1896 in the same general vicinity. It closed in 1917, and mail to Twickenham thereafter has been sent via Fossil, about 20 miles (32 km) to the north.

After formation of Wheeler County in 1899, Twickenham was suggested as a possible county seat. A county-wide election held in 1900 produced 436 votes for Fossil, 267 for Twickenham, and 82 for Spray. At the time, Twickenham had a store, hotel, blacksmith shop, and a ferry across the river. For more information about this area please go to

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  • Price: $595,000
  • Acreage: 20.0000
  • Address: 38881 N Twickenham Rd
  • State: OR
  • County: Wheeler
  • MOPLS ID: 31870
  • Riverfront: Yes
  • Waterfront: Yes

About the Principal Broker/Owner

Julie Mansfield Smith

Julie Mansfield Smith has been a consistent multi-million dollar producer in rural real estate sales for the past 20 years, specializing in rural Grant County properties in eastern Oregon. Living and working with her husband Brad, Co-owner of the brokerage, in one of the finest hunting, fishing and recreational areas in the state of Oregon gives them first hand knowledge in listing and selling raw land & a variety of acreages. From small farms, parcels to hunt on to river front, timber properties or large ranches and recreational retreats, call Julie if you want to know what current market values are in the remote areas of this eastern Oregon outback they call home.