Crooked River Ranch

Elk City,


Knipe Land Company

Property Description

Crooked River Ranch

The Mountains Are Calling

Superb mountain property located in the forest of Central Idaho. The area was first settled by miners who worked the creek beds and the mountains in order to strike it rich. The area in Idaho County is stunning, from the crystal-clear waters of the South Fork of the Clearwater River to the brilliant green hillside adorned with tall evergreen trees.

Surrounded by the vast Nez Perce National Forest, expands the potential for your recreation playground. Follow trails directly into the forest for ATV’s, horseback riding and hiking. Depending on the season, there will be an abundance of wildflowers to photograph or a thick blanket of snow to try out snowshoeing. Crooked Creek Road is maintained in the winter, plowing the long “driveway” is manageable as well. The easement to the property is through the forest service land and serves as the “driveway”. Located within Idaho Fish & Game’s Hunt Unit 15 , which is known for abundant big game that includes elk, deer, bear and mountain lion seasons. Not to mention terrific fishing in all the big rivers and many of the live creeks too. The forest service Orogrande airstrip is close enough to fly in and walk to the property.

Classic Cabin in the Woods

The classic cabin-home features a main floor consisting of the kitchen, dining area and living room as well as two bedrooms and a bathroom. The spacious upper loft offers flexibility that could be used as an additional bedroom or for various other purposes. Downstairs is the end-to-end two car garage, shop area, utility/bathroom, and a storage area. Well laid out for storing recreational vehicles and a place to clean up from a day of outdoor fun. Special features include gleaming hardwood floors, wood ship-lap walls and ceilings, stunning woodwork throughout and two covered decks. There is a septic and private domestic well for the cabin and the water also goes to the bunkhouse.

The seller constructed the home-cabin with ease of maintenance in mind including the quality bug-repelling red cedar on the exterior, a central heating system that can be operated from propane or the wood stove, weather resilient decking plus other features. Additionally, the sale includes the furniture, linens and cookware.

Bunkhouse Bounty & Build Site

The bunk house with hardwood floors, has bunk beds, a kitchenette and a small shower. While there is no full bathroom, the outhouse sits quite close by. Propane is used to operate the stove, fridge and hot water. Additionally, the propane wall-heater heats the bunkhouse or use the wood stove, which almost works too well! There is also another building for storage of wood and equipment. And adding to that mountain feeling, the fire pit on the yard is set up for cooking over an open flame.

While the home and bunkhouse enjoy commanding views of the mountains from their elevated position, there is another potential building site by Crooked River. This location offers an ideal setting for a new home, with the Crooked River just steps away from your front door, providing soothing sounds and a picturesque environment.

Taking the property back to it’s beginnings, there are several mine lode claims that convey with the property, plus an old mine shaft and mine tailings. The tailings were valued around $80,000 back in the 1980’s. If you are so inclined you could try your hand at mining through those tailings or exploring the history of “Jakes Gold Mine”. The forest service Orogrande airstrip is close enough to fly in and walk to the property.

The Crooked River Ranch is quality construction, thoughtfully laid out and expansion potential come together seamlessly, in one of Idaho’s mostly truly picturesque settings. Come embrace the tranquility and endless possibilities that await in this mountain retreat.



Janey Knipe
, Associate Broker

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Property Highlights:

  • Hunting

  • Recreation

  • Timber

  • Fishing

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