121.74± acre river ranch for sale along the north bank of the pristine Clark Fork River. This property is a picturesque, one of kind North Idaho paradise. Only 2 miles from the city of Clark Fork, it’s an easy trip to town, but very private.
The land has benched topography, and is almost completely useable. It’s comprised of a mixture of mature timber and natural meadows along with managed pastureland. There are also mature producing walnut and apple trees, and patches of raspberries and strawberries. A mixture of man-made and game trails traverse the land.
Home & Outbuildings:
The home is located at the highest point of the property, surrounded by lawn and garden with gorgeous forested mountain views. The land circling the home and lawn has been cleared to create defendable space for fire protection. Castle Rock is directly across the river, and is protected from development, preserving the river and forest views. On the east end of the property’s river frontage is a natural eddy with potential for a dock or boat ramp. A shallow point in the river creates a natural wildlife crossing, and deer are frequent visitors to the ranch.
According to the Bonner County Planning Department, the property is zoned rural, one dwelling per ten acres, allowing the potential for residential development. The land was last logged in 1998, adding the potential for income from merchantable timber.
The 4-bedroom, 1 ½-bath home was built in 1974. It has a main floor, and finished lower level, which hosts a fourth bedroom and a dedicated wood storage. The home has electric and wood heat, and a fire-resistant metal roof. Large decks off the front and back of the house, provide a perfect vantage point to observe the neighborhood wildlife.
The home is set back from the highway creating a private forested haven. A circular gravel driveway provides easy access to the home, as well as the attached oversized two vehicle car port and detached garage. Several other outbuildings on the property include a rustic dry cabin, shop, barn, and chicken house. A good producing domestic well was drilled when the home was built. Water rights to a small spring for stock-water and irrigation are included.
This ranch is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Fly fish in the sparkling waters of the Clark Fork river, or hunt without leaving your own property. The Coeur d’Alene National Forest lies to the south of the Clark Fork River, and the property has views of Scotchman Peak to the north. The Clark Fork River pours into Lake Pend Oreille, 3 miles east of the ranch. Lake Pend Oreille is Idaho’s largest and deepest lake, and offers a variety of water sports. World-class Schweitzer Ski Resort is about 35± miles away, and offers 2,900 acres of incredible snow skiing.
This ranch may work well as a timbered, riverfront family retreat, corporate retreat, hunting and fishing club, riverfront development, or your own private piece of Idaho paradise.