Merlin, Sunny Valley, Wolf Creek, Oregon Real Estate and Community Information

Merlin, Sunny Valley, Wolf Creek, Oregon Real Estate and Community Information

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Southern Oregon is known for its gorgeous scenery, mild climate, recreation, and rich historic heritage. Pristine rivers, rugged mountains, and lush woods create the perfect backdrop for a simple yet exciting country lifestyle. The area’s unincorporated communities, including Merlin, Wolf Creek, and Sunny Valley offer new residents easy access to the beautiful landscapes and their close proximity to bustling Grants Pass ensure plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Merlin, Oregon

Known as the “Gateway to the Wild and Scenic Rogue River,” the small community of Merlin sits just northeast of amenity-rich Grants Pass. The town’s close proximity to the 84-mile protected segment of the Rogue River makes it an ideal haven for sport fishers, whitewater rafters, hikers, and anyone who loves the natural outdoors. The breath-taking Rogue River Wild and Scenic Trail runs from Grave Creek through Merlin to Foster Bar. Trail sights include Rainie Falls, China Gulch, Hansen Saddle Fault, Whisky Creek Cabin, Black Bar Lodge, Horseshoe Bend, Battle Bar, Rogue River Ranch, and more.

Though small, Merlin offers several great dining options. Locals adore the Riffle Café for its fresh, flavorful hamburgers. The River Grill on Galice Road offers authentic comfort food perfect for outdoor enthusiasts just coming off the river. For pizza and chili, there’s no place in the area better than Baldini’s Family Restaurant. Houses for sale in Merlin include small to medium-sized single-family homes and country farms. Multi-acre lots also are available. Zip Code: 97532.

Wolf Creek, Oregon

Home to approximately 1,515 people, the rural community of Wolf Creek is best known for its breathtaking natural beauty and its rich historical heritage. One of Wolf Creek’s most famous attractions, the historic Wolf Creek Inn, is the oldest, continuously active hotel in the Pacific Northwest. Originally called the Six Bit House, the beautiful country inn’s first incarnation was built in the mid 1800's. Since then, it has served as a resting place for innumerable historic figures, including Jack London, Clark Gable, and Carol Lombard. Today, the inn’s nine guest rooms and delicious restaurant continue to offer relaxation and rejuvenation to area travelers and residents alike. Wolf Creek Park, located near the inn, features 32 campsites, several picnic areas, a children’s playground, and an old-growth hiking trail that runs to the top of London Peak. Groceries, beverages, and sundry items can be purchased at the Wolf Creek General Store. Glass works, jewelry, cards, and other unique gifts are available at the Wolf Creek Country Gift Store. Houses for sale in this picturesque community include small to medium-sized single-family homes and farms. Zip Code: 97497.

Sunny Valley, Oregon

A beautiful, storybook community located in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley, Sunny Valley got its name from the gentle sunlight that continually shines on the town’s meadows and creeks. Located just 14 miles north of thriving Grants Pass, Sunny Valley is best known for its historic bridge, the “Grave Creek Covered Bridge” and it’s history as a home for gold miners. The Applegate Trail Interpretive Center on Sunny Valley Loop offers interested residents and visitors a colorful peek into the rich history of the Oregon Trail. Houses for sale in Sunny Valley include single-family homes and country farms. Some undeveloped land may also be available. Zip Code: 97497.

Community Facts

The Three Rivers School District operates 14 public schools across Josephine County, including the Merlin Alternative Center and North Valley High School. The Sunny Wolf Charter School is a public charter school located in Wolf Creek that serves children from Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Top quality hospitals and medical centers are available in nearby Grants Pass.

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Contact Information

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The Venuti Group Inc.
1012 NW 6th St
Grants Pass OR 97526
Bus: 541-476-9616
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