Located approximately 5 miles southeast of Cambridge, this 520 +/- acres is a contiguous tract comprised primarily of rolling dry land farm and pasture ground. An original home site is evidenced by the remains of a concrete foundation, a domestic well, power, massive box elder and mature locust. Soils are a combination of deep, well-drained silty clay loams suited to producing grass-legume hay or alfalfa and moderately deep, well-drained stony clay loams that produce abundant dry land pasture. Characteristic of this hill country terrain are occasional basalt rock out-crops located on the property. Three springs and three ponds scattered across the property provide seasonal and year ‘round water for livestock and wildlife. Indigenous to the area are strong populations of mule deer and in lesser numbers, antelope and elk. Upland game birds include valley quail, sharp tail and sage grouse complemented by a wide variety of song birds.
Hitt, Cuddy and the West Mountain ranges create scenic skylines stretching for miles above the picturesque foothills and river valleys of this expansive farming and ranching country.
This is beautiful, big sky country with exhilarating scenery, millions of acres of national forest, BLM and State lands surrounding the area on three sides and reaching all the way to the Snake River. The distinct four season climate and approx.. 2900 ft. elevation is conducive to wonderful year around living, outdoor recreation and to cultivating gardens and growing fruit.
The property is located in Washington County. Washington County has a population of 10,090 and encompasses 1,482 square miles. The county seat is Weiser, a town of approximately 5,400 that is a strong agricultural community complemented by a well established business district. Recognized for its tree lined streets, civic pride and history rich architecture, Weiser is famous for the National Old Time Fiddle Festival held each year in June.
Cambridge, a small town with a big sense of community, is the northernmost municipality in Washington County and the closest service and social center to the ranch. Cambridge is a pretty town nestled along the Weiser River and at the junction of Highways 95 and 71 thereby securing recognition as the Gateway to Hell’s Canyon. Cambridge offers a variety of shops and services that include lodging, restaurants, groceries, museum, fuel, professional and medical services, senior center and a K-12 school system. Cambridge hosts numerous civic events throughout the year including Hell’s Canyon Days in early June and the Washington County Fair and Rodeo the first week in August.
The property is a 38 +/- mile drive to Brownlee Reservoir on the Snake River and another 45 minutes to Hell’s Canyon Dam, North America’s deepest river gorge. With more pioneer and Native American historic sites than any other river in the region and a celebrated reputation for fishing, boating, white water rafting, hiking and hunting, the Snake River Canyon is a paradise of awe inspiring natural beauty and a Mecca of recreational opportunity.
McCall on Payette Lake, one of Idaho’s most popular summer and winter resort and recreation areas, is approximately 58 miles north. Idaho’s capitol city of Boise and Boise International Airport are about a two hour drive primarily via state and interstate highways.