The Salmonberry Lodge, is comprised of 55 acres of timberland and riverfront property at the confluence of the famed Salmonberry and Nehalem Rivers. Improvements include a custom designed 2,384 sqft 4 bed/4.5 bath house built in 1994 with attached 2 car garage, a caretaker’s quarters, 1,300 sqft of decking overlooking the Salmonberry River, trails to a hot tub viewing deck, meditation pond, a riverfront gazebo, propane fire pit, and impeccable, mature landscaping along the Salmonberry River. In addition, the property has multiple springs originating on the property, Hatchery Creek, which enters the Salmonberry on the property, and a micro-hydro system from Hatchery Creek that produces all of the power needed for the house. The Lodge is connected to the local PUD, but the property can be run without local power, if desired.
The property possesses acreage along the Nehalem River as well. A manicured stand of cedar, hemlock, Big-leaf maple, and Douglas fir with a native understory creates a park-like setting stretching from the confluence of the Salmonberry River downstream below Suicide Falls.
The Salmonberry River is revered amongst the steelhead fishing community as one of the last great wild winter steelhead fisheries in the United States. With winter steelhead surpassing 20 lbs, and in a river that is very difficult for the general public to access, the wild fish have benefitted from this sanctuary that the Salmonberry River provides.
The property has a Measure 49 claim that permits the owner to develop up to two additional homesites on 2.5 acre lots. This is extremely unusual on Exclusive Forest Use zoned land. The lodge has been used to generate some revenue. The lodge currently rents for approximately $350/night and could easily cover the property taxes and some additional revenue. Based on the current costs to maintain the property, if an incoming owner wanted to generate more revenue, that would be possible and could likely cover a caretaker and maintenance costs for the property.
The property is ideally located less than 1.5 hours from Portland, 20 minutes from Highway 26 and groceries, and around 30 minutes from the coastal town of Wheeler and the Nehalem Bay State Airport south of Manzanita
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