Choose to live a deliberate life in a place of exquisite beauty on this private rural estate. 

2,856 SF  | 3 BEDS  |  2.75 BATHS  |  184.01 ACRES  |  OFFERED AT $1,499,000

237477 W Highway 101, Port Angeles, Washington


Located in peaceful Indian Valley surrounded by the Olympic National Forest. The property was originally homesteaded in 1894 and the current owners have provided stewardship sensitive to the farm’s history. Opportunities abound on this 184 acres, comprised of forest, pastureland, wetlands, ponds and a stream with deeded water rights. 

The gated estate offers 2 residences ~ the Farmhouse built in 1922 has been upgraded over the years to suit today’s tastes but retains elements of its original charm. The second dwelling is a well-maintained and upgraded 2 bed 2 bath manufactured home that offers opportunities for long-term guests or extended family to enjoy the farm while having their own space.

The historic cedar barn that has been lovingly refurbished creates an enduring legacy for the property, enriching its rural character & offers enjoyment for future generations. Additional outbuildings offer a multitude of uses for a variety of ventures like raising livestock, growing vegetables or enjoying equestrian pursuits. 

The property features a 3375 sq ft multi-purpose building, a spacious garage, a large greenhouse and a hoop-house. You can even enjoy your own farm-fresh eggs by housing chickens in the rustic chicken coop!  There are 20 fenced acres for livestock and a small barn with covered hay storage. Frost-free hydrants service the pastures as well as the barn and the greenhouse. Approximately 140 acres of mixed forest stands is comprised of spruce, western red cedar, red alder, Douglas fir and big leaf maple and is estimated to have 1.2 million board feet of marketable timber.


Farm Activities

Garage & Shop

A 1500 sq ft two bay garage with plentiful storage is located on the north side of the farmhouse. The shop is enclosed with westward facing windows and mounted workbenches. Heavily insulated with newer interior and exterior siding, recently installed articulated garage doors and a composite roof. There is a covered area for RV parking on the north side of the building.

Manufactured Home

The Manufactured Home is a single story residence with 1612 sq ft and attached single car garage. Built in the late 1980`s, this home has been updated with a contemporary palette. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home has a master bedroom w/ en-suite bath. Floor coverings include ceramic tile, carpeting, vinyl and laminate. Cozy up to the living room’s wood burning stove on winter nights. The family room over looks the spacious backyard. Views from the home include expansive mountain, forest, lake and pasture views. There is a large laundry room and adjacent pantry with ample storage. This home is also serviced by the domestic well and upgrades include a new furnace and heat pump system and insulation beneath the house.


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"Nature bestows her own, richest gifts
And, with lavish hands, she works in shifts..."

- ~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "The Four Seasons" (1940s)


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History & Stewardship


This property now known as Spring Lakes Farm has enjoyed a long and dynamic past and has experienced several changes in character. The original deed was granted to homesteader, Charles Wood in 1894. With the initial timber boom, a small logging operation was located on the south property line near Indian Creek. The property was then developed as a large dairy farm and residence. The property title has changed hands a number of times since the original deed was issued. What follows is information obtained from the Clallam County Historical Society:

The original patent holder on the land was WOOD, CHARLES A. issued on 10/23/1894 (Township and range coordinates 30 and 19)

The original farmhouse (still a residence) was built in 1922. The property was cleared and a small timber mill (E. ANDERSON yard, mill/camp) was located on the southern edge of the property. Remnants of this activity are still found on or near this site on the property. 

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Explore the Area

Port Angeles is a haven for residents and visitors, where farm-to-table is made easy, from the Farmers Market and the nationally recognized sustainable farm of Nash’s Produce, to numerous Community Supported Agricultural Farms. Restaurants also partake in the local lifestyle, with dining options including Wildfire, Michael’s, Bella Italia in Port Angeles and Alderwood Bistro in Sequim. Education is an important value in Port Angeles, where great local schools are complemented by Huxley College of Environment and Peninsula Community College. Port Angeles is a place where people connect with nature, whether it’s a day trip along the Olympic Discovery Trail or to the Salt Creek Recreation Area or a weekend spent at Lake Crescent Lodge, hiking Hurricane Ridge, visiting the Dungeness Spit and Wildlife Sanctuary or relaxing at the Sol Duc Hot Springs and Falls.

Imagine fishing for salmon, hunting for deer and elk, rafting the river, combing the beaches and watching eagles soar through the sky. Wine connoisseurs delight in a vibrant vintner scene, with three local wineries: Harbinger Winery, Camaraderie Cellars and Olympic Cellars. An active downtown core includes two independent bookstores, gift shops and antique stores along with a community theater, a community orchestra, nearby casinos, a senior center and the YMCA. Several annual regional events include the Crab Festival in Port Angeles, the Lavender, and Irrigation Festivals in Sequim, local artists at the Juan de Fuca Festival and the Makah Indians during Makah Days.  


Contact the Listing Broker

I am available to assist you in buying or selling, whether it's around the corner or around the world. I am committed to offering you the expert advice you deserve.

SUE ELLER

Realogics Sotheby's Int'l Realty
271 Madison Avenue South, Suite 102
Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110
+1 360.797.5811
Sue.Eller@RSIR.com