This one-in-a-million residential home site is perched perfectly above the “Bend in the River” capturing dramatic four season upriver views of the tree lined Goodrich Reach of the Weiser River. Wonderfully picturesque also is the downstream view of the thread of the Weiser River that forms the habitat rich stream channel divide between the fields of Bacon Valley and the Cuddy Mountain foothills. Council Mountain is prominently in view to the east. This 5.99 acre parcel is nestled at the base of the foothills in the beautiful, picturesque and quiet sanctuary of Bacon Valley located just over the ridge from historic Goodrich, Idaho. The setting is simply beautiful. The area is wonderfully undiscovered and the views are both territorial and reaching. The tree lined thread of the Weiser River forms the northwest boundary of Bacon Valley as it flows between fields and foothills. 7, 867 foot Cuddy Mountain is the scenic backdrop in full view.
The contrasting terrain and picturesque landscape surrounding Bacon Valley is trademark of West Central Idaho’s natural beauty. This is country with deep farm and ranch history; a one-room country school just over the ridge at Goodrich stands testimony to earlier days when there was a railroad stop and small homesteads were prevalent along the river and its tributaries. The four season climate could be considered ideal; year around living at its best.
The terrain of Lot 6 is a combination of level and gently sloping native range. The building envelope is a level bench that captures the inspiring river and territorial views and is sufficiently broad to accommodate a residence and desired outbuildings. Development of the parcel will require the installation of a private driveway from the county maintained road and extension of underground power. Due to shallow hardpan, an engineered septic system may be required. High speed internet is available via buried fibre-optic phone lines. The property is served by a dead-end county maintained road.
Bacon Valley is a quiet, undiscovered area in West Central Idaho’s Hell’s Canyon Rim Country located just the off the beaten path, yet with easy access by county maintained roads, state and interstate highways to nearby towns and cities. This is big recreation country, rich with rivers, creeks, reservoirs and mountain lakes. The Payette National Forest with over 2 million acres surrounds the area on three sides and stretching all the way to the Snake River.
The Weiser River through Bacon Valley is well regarded as a fishery and perfect for floating and fishing late spring and early summer. The Weiser River Trail welcomes non-motorized access for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding along the Weiser River for nearly 80 miles. Access is easy to the Weiser River and The Weiser River Trail as well as enormous expanses of national forest, BLM and state lands. Wildlife in abundance includes elk, mule deer, wild turkey and water fowl that fly in and out spring and fall.
Cambridge, the nearest town and service center is about 7 miles southwest; Council, the Adams County Seat is about 12 miles north. Both Cambridge and Council are small towns with a big sense of community. Both have a variety of businesses including eateries, lumberyards, grocery stores, libraries and K-12 schools. Cambridge hosts Hell’s Canyon Days in June and the Washington County Fair and Rodeo in August. Council is known for its 4th of July Celebration, the Adams County Fair and Rodeo and annual music festival. The popular winter/summer resort town of McCall is about 50 miles north. The state capitol city of Boise and Boise International Airport is approximately a two hour drive primarily on state and interstate highways.
Underground power and phone (high speed internet) are available along the gravel county road which is maintained year round. Property is surveyed and pre-approved for septic. Protective Covenants apply.