Extensive improvements provide for a self-contained property with owner and guest accommodations of the finest quality and buildings that support the wide array of recreational activities available at Westlands. Improvements are primarily found in four building sites. While some of the structures are original to the ranch and date back several generations, most of the buildings were constructed by the current owner.
OWNER’S COMPOUND: The impressive owner’s compound is located in the heart of the ranch on an elevated bench with ultimate privacy. The structures are nestled into a forest, yet offer stunning panoramic views spanning across the valley. As one approaches the site on the private ranch road, the spectacular owner’s residence lies at the end of a manicured lawn, framed by aspen trees and pine forest. Impressive stone masonry forms the lower level of the home transitioning into the upper levels of log construction.
MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP: This custom built dwelling of superlative quality and craftsmanship, boasts massive open bent-log rafters, numerous fireplaces - several of which have mantels out of European castles. The upper two levels include four bedrooms and the master suite, library, great room, dining room, bar, an extensively appointed commercial kitchen with granite counters, its own fireplace, and staff dining area, butler’s pantry with marble counters.
MASTER SUITE: The master suite includes remote controlled window treatments, two master baths, marble floors and counters, and steam showers. Flooring is primarily stone and hardwood, and many interior walls are finished with oak and Hawaiian Koa Mahogany wood. Each floor has its own central stereo system with speakers installed within the walls and ceilings. A state of the art security system has recently been installed.
The lower walkout level, includes a wine cellar, game room, laser projector and rollup large screen theatre, indoor hot tub with masseuse area, sauna and steam rooms, wet bar, walk-in coolers, utilities and storage. Large patios and decks are accessed from different rooms in the home providing a relaxing environment and scenic views. An outdoor swimming pool with deck and comfortable lounging area is located just a few steps from the owner’s dwelling.
GUEST CABINS: Flanking the main residence are two large guest cabins of comparable quality and construction. The cabins are constructed as a duplex with one private suite on either side. Each of the four suites are impeccably furnished and feature full baths, stone fireplaces, writing desks, sitting areas and outdoor porches. These accommodations have served distinguished guests as the perfect retreat following a day of memorable adventures on the ranch.
Adjacent to the home is a carriage house with the lower level utilized as garages and the upper level containing two bedrooms and two bathrooms with high-end components. A secluded structure located out of sight from the owner’s residence is used for staff housing. It consists of five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and is constructed of stone on the lower level and a combination log and siding on the two upper levels in keeping with the design of the main structure. A small log horse barn is located a short distance from this compound as well as a large outdoor cookout and entertainment area.
RANCH HEADQUARTERS: Original ranch headquarters buildings are located along the North Fork of the White River just off County Road #8. Access is controlled with an electric guard gate on a tree-lined lane adjacent to several acres of irrigated lawn and aspen trees. The ranch office is a classic log structure reminiscent of a settler’s cabin. Next to the office is the Bell Ranch house, a historic log home currently used for employee housing. Also located at this site is an older structure once used as a lodge. The lodge is constructed of stone and logs and is equipped with a commercial kitchen, three sleeping rooms with private bathrooms, a common great-room with fireplace and an additional two fixture bathroom. Attached to this building is a one-bedroom apartment and storage areas separated from the main portion of the building by a covered driveway.
GOLF COURSE: A Greg Norman designed four-hole golf course is located at ranch headquarters adjacent to the White River. Complete with tee boxes, sand bunkers, putting greens, and water hazards, views from course include the scenic White River valley and surrounding mountainsides. A short distance from the lodge and the golf course are support facilities for the golf course that include a golf maintenance shop and covered sand storage. A fenced tennis court is located in this area as well as sports center building with garage bays and room for fishing and other recreational equipment.
SUPPORT FACILITIES: Additional ranch support buildings are located towards the west side of the property. Structures include helicopter hangar with office, storage and concrete landing pad, metal building set up as a complete woodworking shop, open equipment storage with an office enclosure, mechanical/welding shop, chemical storage shed, small horse barn with loafing sheds and a hoop style greenhouse with permanent end walls. Nearby, a century-old historic barn has been preserved. Across the South Fork of the White River are a small primitive log cabin and bird holding pens.
ADDITIONAL STAFF HOUSING: Additional staff housing is located in two structures approximately 1.5 miles east of the headquarters along County Road #8 adjacent to the White River. One residence is a two-story home with three bedrooms, living space, kitchen and three bathrooms. Across the lane is a housing and support building including two, two bedroom/two bathroom apartments, in addition to seven bedrooms and four full bathrooms, kitchens and a common laundry facility. This self-contained facility also hosts a drive-in game processing room with metal interior walls, drained concrete flooring, and overhead pulley system. The room can accommodate a large pick-up or trailer for unloading large game.