Joseph Plains Ranch *SOLD*

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Property Description


  • Market Status: Sold
  • Listed with: Knipe Land Co.
  • Price: SOLD
  • Acreage: 530
  • MLS Id: 98476645

Joseph Plains Ranch, located in Idaho County, about 90 minutes south of Cottonwood, Idaho and about 60 minutes west of White Bird, Idaho and close to Hells Canyon near the Main Salmon River and the Snake River. with 530± acres of recreation paradise, custom built home and rolling grasslands and timbered mountains. The ranch fronts timbered public land.


  • Address: 2121 Joseph Road
  • City: Cottonwood
  • County: Idaho
  • State: Idaho
  • Zip Code: 83522

Joseph Plains Ranch, located in Idaho County, about 90 minutes south of Cottonwood, Idaho and about 60 minutes west of White Bird, Idaho. There is an airport in Cottonwood for private aircraft. Lewiston is approximately two hours away offering a regional center for shopping, entertainment, commercial airport, and is home to Lewis and Clark State College. The University of Idaho is another 25 minutes from Lewiston, in Moscow, Idaho. This ranch is located close to Hells Canyon near the Main Salmon River and the Snake River. The ranch fronts timbered public land. Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and millions of acres of National Forest land are only minutes away. The Salmon and Snake rivers both provided renowned recreation. The Gospel Hump, Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Areas offer nearby primitive settings for fishing, hunting and hiking. This ranch is located on Joseph Plains, which sit on the rim of Hell’s Canyon. This area is rich in Idaho history. Joseph Plains is where Chief Joseph and his people spent their summers.


530± Deeded Acres.


The ranch itself has over a 100± acres of rolling grassland and pastures that blend with over 400± acres of fir and pine timber. There are also ponds and year around creeks that meander throughout the property. Joseph Plains is the the remote and unique land that time forgot.


Possibilities abound for an outdoor enthusiast, own your own completely furnished turn key hunting lodge. Hunting, horseback riding, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, and camping can all be done right out your backdoor. The Main Salmon and the Snake River are within an hour, providing white-water rafting, kayaking, boating, fishing, and other water activities.

This is a favored spot of Buckmasters and Boulder Creek Outfitters due to its prime hunting. Wildlife includes black bear, moose, wolves, cougar, bobcat, lynx, elk, deer, coyote, turkey, and huns. Nearby in the breaks you can find bighorn sheep, mountain goat, antelope, pheasant, and chukar.

In the Main Salmon and the Snake River, there is world-class fishing for salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon. Trout, bass, perch, catfish, and bluegill can also be found.


This ranch is a remote paradise with many amenities of the city. Electricity, 1,000 gallon propane tank, set up with direct TV, as well as, satellite internet. The ranch house is a 3,800± sq.ft. home with an attached double-car garage. This home has 5 bedrooms and 2 baths, and is currently being remodeled to add a larger master bedroom suite with a master bath and walk-in closet. The remodeling that is being completed adds a lot of custom features. This home also has a beautiful covered front deck and patio. This is a fully furnished home and turnkey operation.

Shop: The 70x80 shop has 3 bay doors, it is fully heated by both furnace and wood stove, and the multitude of windows add excellent natural light. There is a separate office inside and custom entry doors.

Barn: A well maintained 46x74, 4-stall barn includes water, tack room, ample storage, and a 12x74 hayloft. All the outbuildings have exterior facing that match the home, making it truly appealing.

Bunk House: The 1 bedroom, 3 bath bunk house has a nice kitchenette, running hot water, and is fully heated.



Additional Comments

Escape from the anxiety of the city, where nature and quiet renew your spirit. With its turnkey opportunity it can easily become a commercial, corporate, or personal hunting retreat. Current state of remodel allows buyer to choose how they wish to complete the master bedroom/bathroom or do as they wish. Bring your family, friends, and animals, or business associates and clients; this ranch is waiting for you

Listing Agent

John Knipe