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Spectacular Family Compound for Fly-Fishing with Acres of Lawn

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Large stocked trout pond looking back toward the main house.

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Last updated: 06/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ketchum house description

The 150-acre Sawtooth Valley Ranch is a fly-fisherman's paradise ideal for family gatherings. The compound offers a beautiful park-like setting surrounded by acres of manicured lawns, trees and a large pond stocked with rainbow trout. The famous Salmon River runs along the foot of the property, about a mile from the main house where you can fish for miles up and down its banks. The main house has unobstructed gorgeous views of the spectacular Sawtooth Mountains. The log home was featured in Log Home Living Magazine and sleeps 12 including the guest quarters. With panoramic views in all directions, it inspires, refreshes and quiets your soul. In the summertime, you can sleep with the windows open and hear the creek as it meanders its way to the large stock pond. Stroll the grounds with a cup of coffee in the stillness of the morning and realize that this is how we were meant to greet each day. Take a rocking chair on the back porch and watch the ranch horses suddenly pick and race across the pasture, just because they can. The expansive lawn is great for football games, capture the flag or you can try your skill on our regulation-sized croquet court. You can also arrange to ride horses.

Within a 10 minute drive is world renowned Redfish Lake which offers an abundance of day activities and fabulous hikes.

The Ranch is situated in the heart of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. They say that the Sawtooth Valley is “the West the way you’ve always imagined it would be.” From the great room, dining room and master are spectacular views of the jagged Sawtooth Mountains with peaks towering to 10,000 feet and on the other side, the White Clouds with peaks to 11,000 feet. The ranch is situated in the middle of the Sawtooth Valley, which runs about 20 miles long and one to two miles wide. Running right down the middle of the Valley at the foot of the ranch is the Salmon River. There are over 50 alpine lakes within 5 miles of the ranch and too many creeks to count -- offering dozens of great day hikes and mountain biking trails.

At the northern end of the valley, and 12 miles from the ranch, is Stanley -- the staging area for rafting the Salmon River. At the Southern end of the valley, about 12 miles from the ranch is the outpost of Smiley Creek. Just 45 minutes south of the ranch is world famous Sun Valley which offers fabulous skiing, golfing, trap shooting – you name it, they have it.

MAIN HOUSE (Sleeps 8)
The two-story main log house has been featured in Log Home Living Magazine and offers drop-dead views of the Sawtooth Mountain Range from every room in the house. The cozy Great Room has two facing leather sofas, antique wagon wheel chairs and a massive stone fireplace with game table. Adjacent is the dining room with log table that seats 10 in comfortable padded hickory chairs. The gourmet kitchen has recently been expanded to encompass 370 SF and offers a new gas Wolfe Range, Sub Zero, and a rustic island for prep work with stools for conversation. Stone back splashes and stainless steel counter tops complete the country kitchen feel. Off the kitchen is a charming breakfast nook with beautiful views and lots of morning sunlight.

The master bedroom and bath is downstairs with private deck and spa. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with twin beds and the other with a queen and twin bed. There is a full bathroom upstairs along with a loft and another twin bed.

GUEST BARN (Sleeps 4)
A pathway over a stream connects the main house to the barn with its guest quarters. Upstairs in the barn is a two bedroom guest quarters and full bathroom. One bedroom offers a log queen bed and the other offers two twin beds. Downstairs is a family room with satellite TV and DSL connection.

Both the Main House and Barn are furnished in western antiques, log furniture and Ralph Lauren and Pendleton fabrics and bedding.


Keywords: log home, sun valley area, Sawtooth views, trout pond, creek, horses

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Master downstairs...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                upstairs main house...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                upstairs main house...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

                upstairs guest barn...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

                upstairs guest barn...moreless

              • Loft + Den: 1 twin/ single

                upstairs main house...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6)

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishwasher
              • Catering Available
              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen

              Amenities

              • Wood Fireplace
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Meandering stream runs through the property and into a large, stocked trout pond directly in front of the two-story log home which is set in a beautiful park-like setting with trees, acres of lawn and fabulous views. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library
                  • Video Library
                  • CD Player
                  • VCR
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo

                  Communications

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                      • Mountain View
                      • Waterfront

                      Activities

                      • Live Theater
                      • Swimming
                      • Rafting
                      • Tennis
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Fishing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Hunting
                      • Hiking
                      • Golf
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Skiing
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Sledding
                      • Shopping
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Kayaking
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      May 25-Sept 30
                      May 25 - Sep 30, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $1,200
                      $7,900 $24,000
                      Oct 1 - Nov 30
                      Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $700
                      $3,900
                      Jan 15 - March 31
                      Jan 15 - Mar 31, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $1,000
                      $5,900
                      April 1 - May 24
                      Apr 1 - May 24, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $800
                      $4,900
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $1,000
                      $6,000 $24,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500
                      • Taxes Included

                      This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                      Last updated: 06/01/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1996

                      About the owner: My wife and I built this ranch in 1996 and visit it often with our children. I publish magazines. My wife is an artist and often paints plain air at locations near the ranch.

                      Why the Owner Chose Ketchum:
                      We were looking for a ranch property that was close to Sun Valley, Id., but not too close! We wanted to be able to drive in for golf, skiing or dining but wanted to feel like we were away from all the 'busyness' of town. We were also looking for a location that offered fabulous views and a large stock pond for fishing or swimming and plenty of recreational activity right outside our front door! We also wanted to build from scratch so we could put our own imprint in the log home. We found it! And you will enjoy it very much too!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      What is so nice about this ranch property is that it is very relaxing and soothing, yet if you want lots of activities and action, it's all right there too! There is so much to see and experience with so many hundreds of miles of great hiking or riding trails right outside your door. Terrific fishing right from our pond or from the Salmon River which runs along the foot of the property. And you won't believe the views from every room in the home!


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                      Photos

                      • Large stocked trout pond looking back toward the main house.

                        Large stocked trout pond looking back toward the main house.

                      • Ranch entrance

                        Ranch entrance

                      • Cozy great room with wood burning fireplace and fabulous views

                        Cozy great room with wood burning fireplace and fabulous views

                      • Upstairs guest bedroom with Queen and single

                        Upstairs guest bedroom with Queen and single

                      • Cozy barn study with high speed wireless, 42' flat screen DirectTV and Netfix

                        Cozy barn study with high speed wireless, 42' flat screen DirectTV and Netfix

                      • Barn guest room with twin beds. There is a full bathroom in the guest quarters.

                        Barn guest room with twin beds. There is a full bathroom in the guest quarters.

                      • The kid's fort...too much fun!

                        The kid's fort...too much fun!

                      • Lots of horses are on the property that you can arrange to ride

                        Lots of horses are on the property that you can arrange to ride

                      • Great nearby river rafting

                        Great nearby river rafting

                      • Large stocked trout pond looking back toward the main house.

                        Large stocked trout pond looking back toward the main house.

                      • Ranch regulation-sized croquet course

                        Ranch regulation-sized croquet course

                      • Big ranch kitchen with Wolf range and oven, Sub-Zero, etc.

                        Big ranch kitchen with Wolf range and oven, Sub-Zero, etc.

                      • Upstairs guest bedroom with twin beds

                        Upstairs guest bedroom with twin beds

                      • Upstairs loft with single bed

                        Upstairs loft with single bed

                      • Barn guest bedroom with queen. There is a full bath in the guest quarters.

                        Barn guest bedroom with queen. There is a full bath in the guest quarters.

                      • Pond toward the barn guest quarters

                        Pond toward the barn guest quarters

                      • Lots of lawn surounds the grounds for family games

                        Lots of lawn surounds the grounds for family games

                      • Dad will love cooking from this BBQ...steak, chicken or fresh trout anyone?

                        Dad will love cooking from this BBQ...steak, chicken or fresh trout anyone?

                      • Great cross country skiing right out the door! And Sun Valley only 45 minutes.

                        Great cross country skiing right out the door! And Sun Valley only 45 minutes.

                      • Fabulous views of the Sawtooth Mountains

                        Fabulous views of the Sawtooth Mountains

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                      $700 - $1,200 per night (USD)
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                      5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

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                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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