The Harry Ranch is ideally located approximately 7.5 miles northeast of Council in the picturesque and history rich Hornet Creek Valley. The timbered north slopes of the Cuddy Mountains form the southern boundary of the valley while the open North Ridge country defines the valley’s northeastern edge. Long established farms and ranches are notched into the foothills and irrigated meadows that line Hornet Creek, a scenic and tributary rich mountain stream that flows year around from mountain origins in the Payette National Forest to its confluence with the Weiser River near Council.
Millions of acres of National Forest, State of Idaho and BLM lands wrap the Hornet Creek country on three sides reaching for miles in all directions and all the way to Hells 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.
Council is the Adams County Seat, a small Idaho town with a big sense of community. Just a 10 minute drive from the ranch entirely on paved, all weather county roads, Council offers a variety of shops and services, professional and medical, K-12 schools and a small airport. The mountain resort town of McCall on Payette Lake, popular for summer and winter outdoor recreation, boutique shops and fine restaurants is just 40 miles north. Boise International Airport is 125 miles southeast of Council via state and interstate highways.
The original 2234 sq. ft. home was built in 1977 and has gone through an extraordinary change over recent years, culminating its transformation in 2015! The first level of the home boasts 1554 sq. ft. of pristine living space. The foyer entry with tile flooring leads in the beautifully renovated, bright and open high ceiling living room. While in the living room, one notices the built-in Oak entertainment cabinetry, a wood stove, and bamboo flooring. The office, to the right as you enter the home has elegant and welcoming French doors and windows to enjoy the views. The dining and kitchen are just off of the living room. The wall of windows and sliding glass doors from the dining area magnify the incredible view to the west and are access to the covered deck and built-in custom granite, gas barbeque station with refrigerator. Perfect for the summer evening event!
The kitchen is spacious and has a wonderful flow, granite counters, and knotty alder cabinets. The balance of the main floor includes the guest suite and main bathroom with tile flooring, walk-in shower, and granite topped vanity. Also on the main floor is a side entry from the 2 car garage and gym/flex room with 220 plus a thermostat regulated wine room.
The second level is dedicated to the master suite! Wide gentle stairs climb to the second level. At the top of the stairs there is a sauna with views over the Hornet Creek Valley and a walkway/balcony leads to the very private master bedroom. Once in the master bedroom, you find yourself in an oasis. The bedroom is open and spacious, with a huge walk-in closet and leads to a spa like master bath, equipped with a jacuzzi tub, glass enclosed shower, dual vanities, and tile everywhere!
Additional information about the home:
Heating includes baseboard electric, wood, and oil heat
T 1-11 siding
2 air conditioning units
Newly added double paned vinyl windows
The Shop is 648 sq. ft. with an overhead door, concrete slab, is fully insulated, and has storage above.
The barn encompasses approx. 4224 sq. ft. of space used for hay and equipment storage with an added 2688 sq. ft. lean-to with 3 feeders used for winter feeding and summer protection for the stock.
351.35 m/l acres deeded.
82.5 m/l acres tillable hay and pasture with water rights.
269m/l acres of timber and native range.
Several seasonal creeks/ponds run through or are on the property
The property is bordered by State of Idaho lands that lead to National Forest on its West boundary.
Hornet Creek Water rights for 82.5 acres with a priority date of 6/1/1893
Note: the current owner has not used the water as the ditch system is currently not in operation.
Council has a four season climate with an elevation of approx. 3150 feet. Average annual precipitation for council is approx. 23 inches. The climate lends well to growing a garden and fruit trees.