Welcome to the John Day River Retreat. Where you and your family can come enjoy the beautiful John Day River. The year around river access gives you the opportunity to fish for bass, rainbow trout and steelhead. You will also enjoy the breathtaking view of the rimrocks and may even have a chance to see wild big horn sheep, deer, pronghorn and elk. This ranchette is set up for whatever lifestyle you may choose… from a fisherman’s paradise, city getaway, to raising a family with 4-H or FFA animals. In addition to the 2,466± square foot log home (built in 1999), this beautiful retreat includes a barn/shop and is fully irrigated from the John Day River, letting you graze your own beef from farm to table or produce winter hay for your horses. With a 3± mile float to Service Creek, you can relax and enjoy the summer days and evenings right on the river. If you want to make a full day of river exploring, the possibilities are endless. Drop your float in Spray for an easy float back to the property or float all the way to Twickenham or Clarno, depending on how adventurous you are. The John Day River Retreat is everything you are looking for in a small river property.


  • $775,000
  • 7.3± deeded acres
  • 7± acres of irrigation from the John Day River
  • Amazing John Day River frontage
  • Beautiful custom log home with fully finished basement
  • Nice 1,196± square foot shop/barn
  • Set-up for cattle grazing
  • Perfect for horses, cattle and other 4-H animals
  • Year round river access
  • Excellent fishing opportunities

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Special properties deserve an exceptional land brokerage company like Fay Ranches. Our team has the knowledge, proven record of success, and a deep appreciation for the land and its traditions. We know how to market your unique property to the right audience. We invite you to learn more about our approach. Please call us at 800-238-8616 or click on the link below for more information.

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