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Faith Valley Ranch
3903 Helms Rd, Grants Pass, Oregon
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Welcome to The Faith Valley Ranch located in Grants Pass, Oregon!
Welcome to Faith Valley Ranch located on the Applegate River. The ranch has over 2,000 feet of pristine Applegate River frontage, three homes, 131 acres with 47 acres of water rights, end of the road privacy and is just a 7 mile drive from Grants Pass. There is enormous potential here to turn this ranch into a vineyard or possible riverfront development. The RR5 zoning provides a minimum lot size of 5 acres.
“Not only is the home amazing and the vineyard incredible, but the location is perfect.”
Located in beautiful Southern Oregon, Carpenter Hill Estate and Vineyard is the ideal place to enjoy all that the region has to offer. Being just minutes from the history and theatrical opportunities of Jacksonville and Ashland, and the convenience of Medford, this location is ideal! The wonderful custom estate captures the very essence of the vineyard dream with dramatic views, and elegant details throughout. Southern Oregon is known for having four distinct seasons, a mild winter, and many social and recreational opportunities to enjoy year-round. One of the great and rewarding experiences of owning your own vineyard comes from the ability to create your own wine label or even host your own tastings. The Rogue Valley’s wine community is expanding, and gaining national recognition. The area is characterized by a diverse landscape of mountains and valleys, and the mild climate which provides vineyard owners a unique opportunity to produce a wide range of varietals.
This property is unique as the land and location offer so many exceptional features. As soon as you enter the main gate, you feel the privacy and natural beauty as you travel nearly a half mile surrounded by your own preserve to the main home on the river. The irrigated pastures are lined by mature evergreens and oaks. There is a ridge along the northeastern section of the property that provides natural privacy and accentuates the unique character of this exclusive riverfront property. The property is oriented south with great exposure during the winter months.
131 Total Acres
4 parcels/Tax Lots
Tax Account # R324469, R324438, R324468 & R324329
Total Taxes (2017) $7,554
Addresses Include 3903, 3906, 3893 & 3911 Helms Rd
47.4 Acres Irrigated
3 Legal Homes
4 Total Home-sites
Rural Residential 5 (RR5) Zoning
Enjoy nearly a half mile of river without ever leaving your own property. The Applegate River is one of the most attractive rivers in the Pacific northwest. The headwaters originate in the Siskiyou mountains of northern California, and then flow into Applegate Lake before being released into the Valley. The Applegate is a unique class of river characterized by consistent flows while still maintaining a charming and picturesque feel. This section of the Applegate that Faith Valley Ranch enjoys, provides exceptional Blue Ribbon class fishing for Steelhead and Trout, rafting and a great swimming hole. There is a private dock at the swimming hole which is just a short distance from the main home. Downriver from the irrigation pump station, near the second river house, there is an expansive gravel bar and beach for fly fishing or relaxing by the water. Minimal public accessibility ensures a level of privacy not found on many waterways.
The Main Home:
· SQFT: 4,768
· Year Built: 1973
· Bedrooms: 4
· Bathrooms: 3.5
The main home is located near the southwest corner of the property and only a few steps to the river. It’s a classic mid-century modern ranch home with a sprawling 5,000 (+/-) square foot floor plan that includes 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The home is designed around a central courtyard and covered patio area. The living room is the centerpiece of the floor plan with floor to ceiling windows open to the courtyard, a brick fireplace and vaulted ceiling with wood beams. The South wing includes the huge master bedroom with en-suite bath. The North wing includes two spacious guest bedrooms and a bathroom. The kitchen is spacious and features a retro design, lots of counter space and a raised breakfast bar.
The Second Home:
· SQFT: 2,686
· Year Built: 2014
· Bedrooms: 4
· Bathrooms: 2.5
The second riverfront home was completed in 2014 and features an open concept 2,686 square foot floor plan with the master suite on the main level. The kitchen has granite counters, beautiful wood cabinets and a raised breakfast bar. The living and dining spaces are open but also well defined. Rounding out the main floor is an office, laundry room and a powder room. Upstairs you will find 3 guest bedrooms, a full bathroom and an open loft space. Outside is a large covered deck facing the river and a nice fenced lawn surrounding the home. In addition to the attached 2-car garage, there is a 960 square foot shop with garage door.
This property offers incredible recreational opportunity! The river provides fishing, swimming and rafting. There is a great bass pond located in the upper meadow. The property is home to deer, wild turkey, water fowl and many more species of wildlife. The current owners have consistently harvested trophy blacktail bucks throughout the years. There are also trails meandering through the property for hiking, ATVs or horseback riding.
The property is zoned RR5 (Rural Residential 5 acre minimum lot size). This may provide the discerning buyer a number of development opportunities, from a riverfront subdivision or simply being able to build several additional homes to create the ultimate family retreat.
Caretakers House: · 800 SQFT
The ranch caretaker’s residence is an 800 square foot manufactured home located near the barn. The home is clean and is permitted as a legal residence. Recent updates include a new metal roof and cement board siding. There is also a large covered porch.
Shop: · 960 SQFT
New in 2014, the shop is next to the second home.
Barn : 2,880 SQFT ·
The barn is 2,880 square feet and includes stalls, hay/equipment storage and an enclosed workshop. The structure was built in 2010 and is welded steel construction. There is a pad cut and ready for an outdoor riding arena or another large barn.
Corrals: The cattle handling corrals are also welded steel construction and are extremely durable.
Fence: This property is completely fenced with high tensile coated 5 strand wire that is very resilient.
The property has water rights for 47.4 acres from the Applegate River. There are both primary and supplemental water rights. The irrigation system is comprised of a 25HP electric pump at the point of diversion with 1.5 miles of buried mainline with risers approximately every 200 feet through the irrigated pastures. There are 3 water cannons & one traveler plus all hoses and fittings. Additional water rights are available, call for more details.
The Main Home and the Caretakers Home Share a domestic well with a 2,500 Gallon Storage Tank. There is a second well that is not in use but is available.
The Second Home has a private domestic well.
Josephine County Water Master~
700 NW Dimmick St.
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
For one month each year, a seemingly ordinary river in Southern Oregon is transformed into fly-fishing’s El Dorado. Legends of crimson-and-chrome fish slamming every other cast are told with regularity in this corner of the world, one of the quirkiest hotbeds for winter steelhead in Oregon.
The stream in question is the Applegate River, and if you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone. A 51-mile tributary of the Rogue River near Grants Pass and Jacksonville, the Applegate is known more for the wine its valley produces than the fishing it offers. Yet during March, the Applegate becomes one of Oregon’s best and most interesting places to catch a winter steelhead on a fly rod.
A smaller river with lots of gravel banks, the Applegate is fairly easy to fish with a fly rod, even for beginners. The river gets a run of wild and hatchery steelhead, and regulations allow harvesting two fin-clipped fish per day. The Applegate is open to steelhead fishing Jan. 1 to March 31, with the stream hitting its peak toward the end of that time.
“During the peak of the season, the fishing can be absolutely ridiculous, to the point that everyone in the group is almost assured of hooking a fish,” said Josh White, a guide and owner of the Rogue Fly Shop in Grants Pass. “For winter steelhead, that’s pretty rare.” The trick, said White, is to locate the schools of steelhead as they move upstream. “Because it’s smaller water, they move through in pods,” White said. “You’ll often find holes with 25, 30 and even 200 fish in them.”
But the Applegate isn’t the easiest river to access. Although there are a handful of public access spots — see list below — the river is bordered by private property. Not only that, but it’s illegal to fish from a boat on the Applegate.
Source: Statesmen Journal
Utilities & Services
Electricity: Pacific Power Co.
Gas: Propane Tank
House Hold Water: 2 Private Wells
Sewer: On-Site Septic (Standard System)
Internet: Outreach (Line of Sight)
TV: Dish Network or Direct TV
· Hospital 7 Miles
· Grants Pass 7.5 Miles
· Grants Pass Airport (Private) 17 Miles
· Rogue Valley International Airport 34 Miles
· Jacksonville 36 Miles
· Medford 37 Miles
· Ashland 49 Miles
· Mt Ashland Ski Resort 70 Miles
· Oregon Coast 90 Miles
Other Local Attractions:
Applegate Valley Wine Trail, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Britt Music Festival, the Charming Towns of Grants Pass, Jacksonville and Ashland. The Oregon Caves, Crater Lake National Park, the Rogue, Applegate and Illinois Rivers. Many lakes, hiking and other outdoor recreational opportunities. Southern Oregon also has thousands of acres of public lands for your recreational enjoyment.
The climate is mild with an average annual maximum temperature is around 68.0, annual minimum 40.9. Average annual precipitation is 29.5 inches. Snowfall is minimal - 2.3 inches per year. Our ideal climate provides a minimum of precipitation, unlike our neighbors to the west. Our average rainfall is just under 30 inches and we boast a very gentle wind velocity. Visitors can plan on warm, sunny days and cool, dry evenings from mid-May through mid-September
The climate is so good, in fact, that the valley had an active agricultural industry around the turn of the century. The Rogue Valley is still known as "pear country," and you can see trees from the old orchards around the Medford-Ashland area. The climate is also conducive to growing grapes, and we have many Wineries and Vineyards here.