OVERVIEW: Located just 7 miles +/- from Riggins, the Ranch House occupies its own 60 acre canyon niche along year round Lake Creek in a secluded natural setting intensified by dramatic rock cliffs, a spectacle of wildlife, parade of seasons and singular station just above Lake Creek’s confluence with the spectacular Salmon River. The two story lodge style home combines the 1500 sf, 2 bedroom/1 bath upper level living space overlooking Lake Creek with a finished 1200 sf craftsman’s dream shop/garage, office and full bath at ground level. Year round Lake Creek runs through the property for over ¼ mile adding priceless riparian aesthetics accessible right out the door and enjoyed every day from vantage of the 2nd story deck.
A small orchard and garden area have been established just above the two story loft barn and flower beds line the driveway entrance into the Ranch House. All benefit from the mild climate and notoriously conducive growing conditions of the Riggins area.
Approximately 2 miles above the Ranch House, Lake Creek Road ends and a Forest Service Trail System begins providing hiking access to 6 fishable glacier lakes and huge scenic back country. Lake Creek is a designated Idaho Wild Fishery for salmon and steelhead; bull trout and rainbow trout are also native to the creek.
A plethora of wildlife inhabits the area and the Lake Creek Corridor in particular: eagles, hawks, owls, grouse, chuker, black bear, fox, turkey, elk, mule deer and white tail. Flora along the stream channel and canyon walls is spectacular with Syringa, the Idaho State Flower in abundance.
AREA OVERVIEW: Nestled deep in a canyon at the confluence of the Salmon River and the Little Salmon River, Riggins is well known in West Central Idaho as a sheltered “banana belt”. At 1821 feet above sea level the climate is notably conducive wonderful four season living and, for those with the inclination, to propagating a wide variety of vegetables and fruit, even such delicacies as peaches and apricots.
The geography rich area combines a treasure trove of Nez Perce Native American history with that of early settlers in the decades beginning around 1860. The Seven Devils Mountains and the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area are just a few miles to the southwest. Riggins is a hub for outdoor adventures in West Central Idaho. Rafting, kayaking, fishing, and hunting are available as is access to magnificent scenery and a plethora of wildlife. Jet-boat races on the Salmon River in April and the Riggins Rodeo in May are popular annual events.
The Residence: Eye-catching quality and character, stick-built two story with board and batten style rough cut blue-pine siding.
2700 sf on two levels: 1500 sf upper living area, 1200 sf ground level
Upper Level Living Area: 2 bedroom/1 bath with Great Room (living, dining, kitchen),
Exterior door and staircase to upper level, Exterior sliding glass door to deck overlooking Lake Creek from living/dining/great room area.
Attractive Kitchen features a generous supply of solid hickory cabinets, spacious laminate counters, large serving island, built-in dishwasher, range, refrigerator Large full bath is finished with hickory vanity and with neo-angle shower Two bedrooms, each more than ample in size with plenty of closet space
Ground Level Shop with 10’ ceilings, concrete floor, full bath, office and two enclosed storage rooms. Exterior person door at along east wall; Garage doors at south end. Extensive built-in shop benches, fully wired and plumbed. Superb facility easily convertible to multiple uses
Six panel solid wood interior doors (Hem-fir) throughout residence area.
Heating/Cooling: Free standing wood stove, electric wall heaters, window air conditioner.
Power: Electricity, propane for cooking and hot water. Back-up diesel generator.
Water: 50’ drilled well.
Graveled driveway entrance and parking area.
The Barn: Enclosed two story approx. 1100 sf: 2 box stalls, storage room, upper level
Hay loft and enclosed rooms previously used as tack room and incubator rooms.
Young orchard, garden area above barn irrigated with drip system.
Acreage: 60 acres
Terrain: Residence and barn site, graveled parking area, landscaping, orchard, ¼ mile
+/- Lake Creek stream channel, forest road, rugged steep terrain. All weather forest road access.