Just a few miles south of Joseph lays a gem in a sea of astounding landscapes: Wallowa Lake, with its crystal blue water and rugged mountain backdrop certainly rivals anything in the lower forty-eight. Of all the memories travelers have of this region, Wallowa Lake leaves the greatest impression.
Though just less than four miles long and under a mile wide, this little lake is also home to record Kokanee, rainbow trout and even 38-pound Mackinaw.
Naturally formed by successive ice ages, glaciers formed the lake with textbook classic twin moraines to the east and west and a terminal moraine north near the town of Joseph. At just under 300 feet, the lake is very deep for it's size.
A magnet for those from the lower, hotter parts east of the Cascades, the areas population swells greatly in summer. Visit here in the off season and you"ll enjoy a quiet and care-free solitude rarely found in this busy world.
The settlement at the south end of Wallowa Lake has shops, restaurants and other attractions. A beautiful state campground, trail head to the Eagle Cap Wilderness and an incredible tramway allow visitors to experience this wonderful area described as 'Americas Little Switzerland.'
The listings below are the properties that I represent and where you"ll also find more comprehensive information. To receive assistance with any property in Wallowa County, please use the 'Search MLS' link and call me if you have questions or need additional information.
Private and treed lots near Wallowa Lake offering mountain peak views in a quiet setting. This subdivision is set back from the busy touristy area but is still close to the popular destination of Wallowa Lake. Only 1/2 mile to the lake shore. Underground utilities, cable, power, and phone. Build your private retreat or income-producing vacation rental property. Tiny/mini homes are acceptable. Price it out! You will be amazed at how low cost an investment it will take to have a turn-key home in this quiet and beautiful subdivision. No CC&R’s. There is a road maintenance agreement at a low cost of $50 per year. Seller contract available to approved buyers with a minimum 20% down.
Lot 2 - Building site can either be accessed from the upper or lower road. The lot has two utility hook-up points. One higher on the lot and one along lower road. Good views of the Wallowa Mountains. MLS#13300934 $59,500
Lot 3 - A smaller lot that is accessible from the upper or lower road. Would require a small foot-print house. MLS#13351851 $33,500
Lots 5 & 6 - Fantastic mountain views. Perfect for a house with a drive in garage and wrap around deck. If you buy these lots you own the back 15 acres. Create a winding trail through the trees and up the mountain side to enjoy breathtaking views. MLS#13158653 $69,500
This 2280 SF luxury home sits high enough to be able to take in the mountain views surrounding the Wallowa Lake area. The architectural design allows huge views to be enjoyed from the inside with cathedral ceilings and a tall bank of windows. This home has been managed by Wallowa Lake Resort for years and has built a good client base. (They have not allowed pets in this rental). This property comes with everything in the home, appliances, furniture, kitchen equipment and art work. Sheets and towels are the property of the management company. The home is located just off the heavy tourist area, so it is quiet and peaceful.
The great room features hickory floors and cabinets with tumbled marble counters and backsplash. The kitchen is equipped with a Jenn-Aire glass top range and Maytag refrigerator and dishwasher. The views are enjoyed from all areas of the great room which is accented by a beautiful stacked stone propane fireplace. There is a powder room, ½ bath off the great room. Also on this level is the master bedroom which has wonderful views and a gorgeous marble bathroom with soaking tub, water closet, and walk in marble shower. You can access the deck from this bedroom or the great room as it is full length of the home. You will enjoy the trees, mountains and cool evening summer breezes.
The carpeted stairs lead to the daylight basement that has a painted concrete floor. There is a laundry room with stacking washer and dryer and the family room with granite bar top and a small refrigerator. A glass door leads to the under stair storage. There are doors out to the deck with the same great views as the main level. The 2 bedrooms on this level both have views and there is a full bath with tub/shower and water closet.
The buildable lot on the adjoining South boundary is available to be sold with this home only. It has great views and water/power/sewer are available. The community water/sewer system requires a holding tank for solids. Lot offered at $60,000 with purchase of home.
Windows that open have screens, and there is a sun screen for the top section of the windows of the great room. The screens help regulate the solar heat in the late afternoons of summer. The heat sources for the home are the propane fireplace and zonal electric. There is a recorded survey for both properties.
2015- 106 nights rented for gross rent of $27,426.50
2016- 104 nights rented for gross rent of $26,267.50
About 1.5 acres with a total of 5 lots near the South end of Wallowa Lake. The road ends just up the road from this property. This treed acreage has a varied terrain – from gentle slope to fairly steep. A lovely creek is relaxing to listen to or enjoy the wildlife that it attracts. Little traffic at this end – Zoned recreational/residential. Build a home or vacation rental income property.
MLS #18120083 $160,000
Wallowa Lake area .23 acre – 100 x 100 buildable lot with a wonderful quiet location near both 90 acre Boy Scout property and Forest Service land. Gentle slope to this treed property with views of mountain peaks. Far enough from tourism activity to be quiet but close enough to enjoy. Community water and sewer system available.
MLS #18526785 $74,900