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River View Retreat

SOLD!! PRICE REDUCED TO $189,500! Enjoy views of the John Day river out the window of this rustic bungalow that just needs some TLC & interior finish work. Main level with art studio/workshop, concrete floor & dark room with lots of sunlight and windows. Unfinished 1 bdrm. loft on upper level with 2 cozy alcoves, living area, small kitchen, 3/4 bath with clawfoot tub. Chicken/greenhouse/tool shed, fruit trees, well & septic. Borders BLM to hike or hunt. Close to Service Creek on Hwy 19 & 1 mi. to raft or fish on John Day River. Property is vacant and sold AS-IS and exempt from disclosures. Currently taxed as General Purpose building. No electrical or building permits of record are found. Well is on TL1100. No water to commode. Septic needs replaced. Buyer to verify accuracy of acreage and zoning approvals for dwelling. Structure is former barn/shop. Loft is unfinished apartment. Call Wheeler Co Planner 541-763-2126 and Assessor 541-763-4266 for further questions. Buyer Broker to be present at all showings and provide prequalification before showing and must view property before submitting any offers. All cash, no owner financing.

Service Creek

A lazy stretch of the mighty John Day River flows through Service Creek which is well known for the Stagecoach house for which it is famous. It was used in the 1920’s as a boarding house, and is situated on a view-packed parcel of land across Service Creek from the old livery barn. Today it has six rooms, four baths, and a lodge area catering to individuals, families, and groups. The down-home hospitality continues at the store, restaurant, and raft rental businesses adjacent to the original Service Creek post office.

Hungry for steak? Relax and dine at the restaurant for a mouth-watering hand cut New York steak, burgers, locally grown produce and homemade soups and desserts. This is also where you can pit your luck on the wilder stretches of the John Day in a whitewater raft. The rental shop is located conveniently next to the store and the shuttle will transport your vehicle from your put in spot to your take out destination. Guided fishing, rafting, and eco-tour trips are also available.

Highways 19/207 is part of the route known as The Journey Through Time Scenic Byway offering many places to pull over for camera buffs and wildlife watchers. Perhaps the most popular destinations are all three units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument along the route.


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Property Information

  • Price: $189,500
  • Acreage: 2
  • Address: 37941 HWY 19-207
  • City: Fossil
  • State: Oregon
  • County: Wheeler
  • MOPLS ID: 22802
  • Recreational: 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.