A Cove, Ore. wilderness retreat designed to offer visitors a break from the hustle and bustle of urban life will remain as it is, even under new ownership, according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
Portland businessman Barnes C. Ellis, 46, bought the historic Minam River Lodge at an auction Aug. 13 for $605,000, the newspaper reported. The original asking price had been $4.6 million.
The lodge was built around 1950 and is the last of its kind on eastern Oregon. The 127-acre retreat is in the middle of the 560-square-mile Eagle Cap Wilderness, the largest in the state. It has served as a commercial guest ranch for several years and includes a main lodge, a dormitory, five cabins, a horse barn, corrals and a miniature sawmill, according to the article.
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