George Creek Ranch is located about 5 miles southwest of Asotin, Washington. Asotin lies along the western side of the Snake River, which divides the states of Washington and Idaho. While it is the seat of Asotin County, it is also a small, quiet town. The city of Clarkston is situated at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, 6± miles north of Asotin. The city of Lewiston is just over the bridge, on the eastern side of the Snake River. The Lewiston-Clarkston Metropolitan Area is the main commercial hub of the region.
The property consists of 661.49± deeded acres. An additional 480± acres are leased on a 5-year term from Washington State’s Department of Natural Resources. The leased land is contiguous to the ranch and is fully fenced. The seller’s interest in the leased land is included in the sale.
The ranch lies in a canyon and has a varied topography. This includes lowland along George Creek at its confluence with Pintler Creek, as well as steeper ground leading to the benches above the ranch. Elevation ranges from 1,125’ to 2,100’ above sea level.
Much of the south and western sides of the property border public land. The shelter of the canyon combined with the adjacent public land gives this ranch incredible privacy, just a few minutes from town.
The ranch has good corrals in prime country for wintering cattle. Three feedlots on the property have automatic waterers.
While the property is currently operating as a cattle ranch, the proximity to a metropolitan area, combined with the privacy and access to miles of trails on public land gives this property excellent potential as an equine boarding and training facility.
The charming pre-turn of the century farmhouse has four bedrooms, and approximately 2,800± square feet of living space on two levels. The home has an excellent foundation and good sized rooms. The main floor has one bedroom, a hobby room, and an office. The living room features a bay window, and the dining room has a wood-burning stove with a custom brick hearth. The main floor also has a big back porch/ laundry room, with an adjacent bathroom and a large walk-in pantry. The upper level of the home is accessed by two stairways. It has 3 large bedrooms plus a bonus room, and a 100± SF screened porch with drop into wall windows, perfect for enjoying summer evenings.
The property features multiple outbuildings, including a 2,880± square foot hay storage building, a 6-stall barn with tack room and milk parlor, and a 600± square foot equipment shed. Domestic water is provided by well, with good pressure.
George Creek runs through the property and provides irrigation for 10± acres. The lower section of the creek is enrolled in CREP. There are also multiple springs for stock water on the property.
Asotin County borders both Idaho to the west and Oregon to the South. It is part of the Palouse, a wide and rolling prairie region in the Columbia River Basin and a major agricultural area. The city of Clarkston is in the northeast corner of the county, in an area called the Lewis Clark Valley. The community is made up of Clarkston and Asotin, Washington, and Lewiston, Idaho. It is the commercial and transportation hub of the region. The Port of Lewiston is the most inland western seaport. There is also a regional airport and rail service for the export of commodities.
Excellent recreation can be found on and around the ranch. The adjacent public land offers out the gate access to miles of peaceful trails, perfect for horseback riding and hiking. Live water attracts wildlife and waterfowl, including deer, turkey, chukar, and pheasant, for great hunting.
The valley has a mild climate and many outdoor activities such as golf, fishing, horseback riding, biking, and hiking can be enjoyed for most of the year. The ranch is located less than 10 minutes from the Snake River. The Lewis Clark Valley has an extensive greenbelt system with paved paths running for miles along the rivers, offering the excellent community access to the waterfront. The area is popular for fishing for sturgeon, steelhead, catfish, and bass, as well as boating, swimming, and riding personal watercraft in summer.