75663 Highway 26, Bates, Oregon, 97817




MLS: 36093-28008

8 Acres

5,042 SqFt

3 beds

3 baths

What You Should Know

  • Restaurant and Bar For Sale

  • Hunting, Fishing, camping

  • The Austin House Restaurant

  • Bed & Breakfast potential

  • Bicycling, Motorcycling, RVing

  • Mountain, Timberland, Rustic

  • Snowmobiling, Camping

  • Hotel, Motel, Lodging potentia

Why You'll Love It


The Austin House Cafe' and Country Store is a thriving turn keybusiness  located on busy highway in the beautiful Blue Mountains west of Baker City, OR and east of Prairie City, OR and John Day, OR. 

The AUSTIN HOUSE is a popular destination for travelers, campers, motorcyclists, car club groups and hunters. There they can fill up with  gas, stock up on supplies, from the Country store, enjoy the ice cream , have a great meal in a friendly atmosphere in front of our fireplace.  Established in 1959 AUSTIN HOUSE  has been in operation by current owners for about 20 years. 
 Business Description:
Oregon Cafe/Bar/Country Store/ Gas Station       Fixtures/Furnishing included in Sale 
 Upstairs residence(3bed/1/bath)             Gas Pumps & Garage
Above Ground Gas Tank/Leased propane Tank
                  Sale Price Includes fixtures and what you need to run this great business
This 5,000+ square foot building has a full-service restaurant and country store downstairs and living quarters upstairs. The restaurant features a beautiful two-piece mahogany bar originally built in Chicago in 1864.  Cafe' Seats up to 40+-. The  Upstairs Apartment is three bedroom one bath  with full kitchen, master bedroom, living room, dinning room and utility area.

This business primarily serves travelers, bikers, and sportsmen. Located along "the Journey Through Time" by way and on the Old West Scenic Bike Way and along the route of the Trans Am Bike Race route  Austin House  is a preferred stop for many long-distance bicyclists. It is a popular destination for motorcycle and classic car groups,. campers, hikers, and hunters in the area, they  come to the Austin House for gas, supplies, gifts, ice cream, a good meal, in  a friendly spot. . The closest restaurant, store, or gas station is15 miles away

 Growth & Expansion
Business volume has grown in recent years with the opening of nearby Bates State Park, and the  increased tourism in Eastern Oregon. This spacious building and property could be set up to provide lodging, as an Air B&B,  banquet rooms destination resort, an event center, hunting lodge.     Live your Dream Here!

Real Estate is Leased:
Building is privately owned and  EIGHT Ac of leased forest sevice land. 

The upper level is nice living quarters has  3 beds and 1 bath, with full kitchen, dinning room and utiltiy area. Room for expansion. (POTENTIAL FOR AIR B & B)

Great location for motorcycling, bicycling, tourists, hunting, fishing, RVing, camping, hiking, truck parking.

Serving the area since 1959 and the bar was built in 1864. Ask for financials.

This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of Oregon History! This is your chance to escape to the country and own a thriving 50-year plus established business. Located in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon, The Austin House Cafe and Country Store offers fine dining and a full service bar, a store full of snacks, gifts, beer, wine, old fashioned ice cream and a wide variety of necessities and gas station.

Imagine welcoming your customers into this charming place that abounds with historical decor that includes an original back bar from the 1800's.

Upgrades include  hot water on demand, new plumbing, new ansul fire suppression system, new gas lines, newer roof, new furnace, and much more.

The 5,000 plus sq. ft. building offers a two-bay garage, large carport and 1,700 sq. ft of living space that could easily be converted into bed and breakfast rooms. As the owner of this amazing establishment, you will own the building, all operating equipment which is situated on 8 leased acres from the National Forest Service.

The current owners have enjoyed this wonderful business for the last 20 years but feel it is time to retire.

The Austin House has enjoyed year after year of increased revenue thanks largely in part of the ever-increasing number of recreational enthusiasts such as bicyclist, motorcycle riders, hunters, tourists and motorists. The new Bates State Park is just one mile away and the new Old West Trail has doubled the amount of bicyclists.

Other neighboring tourist activities include:

30 miles to Phillips Lake ( )

18 Miles to Prairie City, OR

34 miles from Sumpter, OR ( ), Sumter Valley Dredge State Park, Sumpter Valley Museum, Sumpter Valley Railroad.

37 miles from John Day, OR ( ) Enjoy the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

1 hour from Baker City, OR National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center ,

70 miles to Anthony Ski Resort ( )

2 ½ hours (150 miles) from the Painted Hills, Mitchell, OR An absolute must to see! (

Bicycling : ,,

Where You'll Find It

  • Street Address: 75663 Highway 26
  • City: Bates
  • State: Oregon
  • County: Grant

Candy Bowman

Principal Broker
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