The 150-acre Sawtooth Valley Ranch is ideal for friends and families (however, we don't do weddings....sorry!). 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 just below the foot of the property where you can fish for miles up and down its banks. The main house has unobstructed gorgeous views from all rooms 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 moonlit 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. Relax in 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. We also have a fun horseshoe pit, and are located along the famous Fisher Creek / Williams Creek mountain biking loop. Nearby within minutes are fabulous lakes and hiking trails including hikes right off the ranch. You can also arrange to ride horses from a nearby outfitter. 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. 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. Stanley also offers a number of restaurants that while rustic in decor serve up delicious entrees. More refined dining is available at Redfish Lake Lodge and Idaho Rocky Mountain ranch, both of which take outside diners. At the Southern end of the valley, about 12 miles from the ranch is the outpost of Smiley Creek with great hamburgers and milk shakes. Just 45 minutes south of the ranch is world famous Sun Valley which offers fabulous skiing, golfing, trap shooting – you name 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 bar stools for conversation. Stone back splashes and stainless steel counter tops complete the ranch-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. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with twin beds and the other with a queen and twin bed all with Ralph Lauren fabrics. 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