Spectacular Estate for Families, Fishing, Hiking and Biking!
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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 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 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. 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.
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
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Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Fireplace
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500
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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 Stanley, ID, USA:
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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Large stocked trout pond looking back toward the main house.
Big ranch kitchen with Wolf range and oven, Sub-Zero, etc.
Upstairs guest bedroom with twin beds
Upstairs loft with single bed
Barn guest bedroom with queen. There is a full bath in the guest quarters.
Pond toward the barn guest quarters
Lots of horses are on the property that you can arrange to ride
Fabulous horseback rides can be arranged.
Tubing the Salmon River is a kick!
Ranch croquet is always a fun family time
Big sky sunsets from the porch usher in each evening
The cozy great room with leather sofas and massive ranch rock fireplace.
Dining Room seats 8 or 10 with two extra chairs, plus 6 in the breakfast nook.
Upstairs guest bedroom with Queen and single
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.
The kid's fort...too much fun!
Great cross country skiing right out the door! And Sun Valley only 45 minutes.
Chaise lounges are perfect for a mid-afternoon nap
The ranch has extensive manicured grounds.
Great nearby hikes..this one is called Fishook Creek.
Great fly fishing along the Salmon River just a few minutes away
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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