In the summer of 2020, Longview Ranch spent time saving and restoring a home that was about a century old. Nestled along Oregon’s John Day River, this home – now referred to as the River House – was built by the same designer of the famous Cant Ranch house just up the road in the John Day River state park.
Unfortunately for Longview Ranch, the River House was built on dirt with no foundation. The house had sunk more than eight inches on the exterior walls due to rotten boards and the lack of foundation. While there were thoughts of tearing down the house, restoration is always the way of Oregon’s Longview Ranch, plus this house is a piece of history! After jacking the house up, section-by-section, replacing sheetrock, flooring, wiring, heating and cooling system, as well as applying a fresh coat of paint, the River House is now a cozy guest house that will be around for another century.
To learn more about Oregon’s Longview Ranch:
- Longview Ranch YouTube: https://youtu.be/j2211SyvHBU
- Longview Ranch Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/longviewranchoregon/posts/128275662671739
- Day in the Life at Longview Ranch Blog: https://www.dayinthelifeatlongviewranchoregon.com/blog/longview-ranch-restores-a-piece-of-history-tx3gg
About Longview Ranch
Located along Central Oregon’s historic Route 19 in Kimberly, Longview Ranch maintains 30,000 stunning acres of diverse landscape. Eight miles of the John Day River flows through the middle of the property, which operates primarily for the purpose of raising grass-fed cattle. With three tributaries sharing annual steelhead runs, Longview Ranch also manages 25,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) grazing grounds and 485 acres of irrigated hay producing land, which is home to 800 mother cows and 50 bulls.
- Longview Ranch Website: www.longviewranchoregon.com
- Longview Ranch Blog: https://www.longviewranchoregon.com/blog
- Longview Ranch YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOMWgpVU-6p4joD5XdJNgUA
- Longview Ranch Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/longviewranchoregon
- Longview Ranch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/longviewranchoregon/
- Longview Ranch Twitter: https://twitter.com/Longviewrancho1