Tucked back into the scenic West Mountains foothills 3 miles southeast of Council, the Bowers property unites a beautifully crafted custom lodge-style home with a diverse, habitat rich 18.9 acres on Cool Creek, a small stream that tumbles out of the West Mountains and through the heart of the property. The home is nestled above Cool Creek on a protected bench that terraces down into an open meadow bordering the stream channel. Sheltered by a considerable stand of mature timber and deciduous trees to the south and east, the property’s topography is characteristically broken terrain complimented by expansive views of the Cuddy Mountains and picturesque Council Valley to the west and northwest. This is an exceptional foothills retreat property with a rare combination of amenities.
Millions of acres of National Forest, State of Idaho and BLM lands wrap the Council Valley on three sides reaching for miles in all directions and all the way to Hell’s Canyon on the Snake River. Mountain streams, springs, lakes and reservoirs throughout the area contribute to rich riparian corridors and an incredible variety of wildlife from song birds to big game. The distinct four season climate is year around living at its best. From gardening to skiing, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and 4 wheeling, the territory offers magnificent agricultural and recreational diversity. The Weiser River Trail is an amazing 80 mile long, non-motorized recreation trail within a couple of miles of the property that allows for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking.
Council is the Adams County Seat, a small Idaho town with a sense of community. Just a 10 minute drive from the Roberts property, Council offers a variety of shops and services, professional and medical, K-12 schools and a small airport. There is even a golf course. The mountain resort town of McCall on Payette Lake, popular for summer and winter outdoor recreation, boutique shops and fine restaurants is just 30 miles north. Boise International Airport is 125 miles southeast of Council via state and interstate highways.
This striking custom two story home on Cool Creek comes with a plethora of amenities, natural warmth and charm and just the right touch of the grand feel of lodge style architecture. Distinctive design and careful craftsmanship combined with impressive structural log accents, the warmth of solid tongue and groove pine and the contrast of selected designer wall colors create beauty and character to this one of a kind residence.
2,290 sq. ft., Two Stories, Single Owner Home, Built in 2003.
3 Bedrooms, 2 ½ Baths
Beautiful Open Kitchen with Hickory Cabinets, Eating Bar, Jenn-Air Range, Salmon River Stone and Carved Log Accents, Breakfast Nook with Cathedral Ceilings and Picture Windows
Private Office Adjacent to Kitchen and Convenient to Slate Tiled Main Entrance
20’ Cathedral Ceilings inspire the Great Room and Upper Level with Massive Log Ridge Pole Uprights, Log Railings, Carved Accents
Stove Hearth for Wood Stove
French doors from the living room and master suite open to a stamped concrete patio that wraps the home on three sides, covered for the full length along the south and east accommodating a built-in Bar-b-que, outdoor furniture and the best of outdoor living.
Grand Master Suite on Main Level with French Doors to Covered Patio with Hot Tub
Glass French Door Entry from Great Room to Master Suite
Cultured Stone Accents, Beautiful Tiled Shower with Dual Shower Heads
Walk-in Closet, Private Toilet Closet, Recessed Lighting
Open Staircase with Log Railing from Great Room to Overlooking Upper Level Balcony and Family Room. Carpeted Upper Level includes Spacious Family Room, Two Bedrooms, Full Bath and Exterior Door out to Reunion Size Deck that Overlooks the Creek and Meadow
Two Carpeted Bedrooms off Upper Level Balcony, Each with Private Sink and Walk-in Closet
Slate Tile Main Entrance with Doors to Pantry, Laundry Room and Half-bath
Exterior Siding is Hardi-Plank with Cultured Stone Accents, Roof is Attractive Coated Steel
2” X 6” Construction; Double-pane vinyl windows throughout
Heating is with Efficient Electric Wall Heaters, Hi-Efficiency Monitor Oil and Wood
Domestic Water is from a 150’ drilled well that produces as estimated 20 gpm
Access to the property is via South Exeter Road from Council to a shared private drive
Attractive 720 sq. ft. detached garage that matches exterior of dwelling.
Insulated, concrete floor, finished interior with 2 overhead doors and 1 person door. Wood heater.
1,170 sq. ft. detached facility with room for 4 vehicles. Attractive and valuable compliment to the residence convenient to main entry.
Miscellaneous Outbuildings and Improvements include a garden shed, pump-house, landscaping and more.
18.9 ACRES. Terrain is diverse and comprised of the Cool Creek Canyon, Stream Channel and rich riparian corridor. Timbered, wooded and brushy slopes and hillsides extend north and south to open native range.