Silver Spur Lodge Dixie Idaho
Located in Dixie, Idaho which lays within the Nez Perce National Forest and is part of the Frank Church Wilderness of No Return. Dixie was originally founded in 1862 by miners who found gold along Crooked Creek. An important gateway to the mines, as well as the short cut to Campbell’s Ferry along the Salmon River. The area has a rich history of mining and ranching. Although the town may only have about a dozen year-round residents, it is host to many tourist looking to enjoy the wilderness. Straight across is an airstrip that is use by backcountry air charters. Property is 38 miles southeast of Elk City. Take the scenic route via the road along the Clearwater River and then into the mountains or take a chartered plane from Missoula, Spokane, Lewiston or McCall and enjoy the view from the air.
The property is .852± of an acre on the southern side of town with a lodge that was built in the 1980’s and a barn which was the original livery stable from 1896.
The lodge is 6,800± square feet featuring 9 bedrooms, two full bathrooms and 3 half baths. The solid wood log construction, exposed wood beams and genuine hard wood floors give it the mountain feel one would expect. The front porch is made for sitting and enjoying the fresh mountain air. No to mention, the hot tub for warming up on chilly mountain nights. The main level features an oversized living room, a welcoming entry, a large great room, the commercial grade kitchen, an office, a laundry room, plus two bathrooms and two bedrooms.
The top level is split between an ideal primary suite with it’s own bathroom, walk-in closet and office. The other section has six bedrooms as well as a separate entrance at the end of the hall and tons of storage. There are several wood stoves throughout the lodge for heat, and being at 5,600 elevation, air conditioning isn’t an issue. Currently being used as a guest lodge for an outfitting business (which can be purchased separately), it can accommodate 22 people.* A re-configuration of current rooms could be done to accommodate other uses.
Built in 1928, the 40 x 36 historic barn sits on the property. Currently it is being used for storage along with 10 x 10 meat locker. Around the barn are corrals for livestock.
The area attracts many people looking for closeness to nature, wildlife and especially remoteness. Without a doubt, the area is known to be good for big game hunting. Outfitting guides services to take them into the back country is common and many use pack horses. True back country backpacking, horseback riding and hiking are popular area activities. Not to mention, taking ATV’s on trail rides in the summer and snowmobiles in the winter. Avid outdoor people come year after year to enjoy what the area has to offer. Because there is a lot to do and see in the mountains in and around Dixie, Idaho.
When you look at remote and unique property like the Silver Spur Lodge Dixie, Idaho the possibilities are many. If log home living, that includes some animals, has been your dream, this is the place. If operating a lodge, or a bed & breakfast, has been your goal, you can do that with this classic small town property.
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