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Antelope Springs Ranch

$3,945,000 Sun Valley, ID 568± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Antelope Springs Ranch is a beautiful foothills property with expansive views of the lower Wood River Valley and the Boulder and Pioneer Ranges to the north. The ranch consists of 568± contiguous, fenced acres bordered by federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Located along US Highway 20 just five miles from renowned fly fishing on Silver Creek Preserve, 12 miles from the airport in Hailey, and 25 miles from Ketchum and the Sun Valley Resort, Antelope Springs is a world away but close to everything the Sun Valley area has to offer.

The property features three large ponds with rainbow and brook trout and a small dock for launching a canoe or paddle board. The largest pond was designed with an island to provide a sanctuary for nesting waterfowl. Ducks, geese, swans, pelicans, and blue herons call the ponds home throughout the year. In addition, the property features springs, wetlands, and almost a half-mile of spring-fed Willow Creek. Thoughtfully planted trees dot the landscape, and a federally-funded windbreak project consisting of over 5,000 trees and shrubs on the west side of the property protects the ranch’s pastures and agricultural fields.

The property encompasses the north side of the Timmerman Hills, the iconic foothill range that forms the south boundary of the Wood River Valley. Numerous building sites are located at the base of the hills offering seclusion and panoramic views of the valley floor and distant peaks. A trail system through the hills offers horseback, mountain bike, and ATV riding to high spots and private meadows. In the spring and early summer, wildflowers abound, and gorgeous lichen-covered boulders add to the scenery. Elk, mule deer, and antelope, along with chukar and Hungarian partridge, are found throughout the area and provide excellent hunting opportunities during the season.

Existing improvements on the ranch are modest but functional and include a three-bedroom/one-and-a-half-bath farmhouse with a walk-out basement. The home sits next to a tranquil pond bordered by mature trees and gardens. A horse barn with six stalls and a heated tack room, outdoor riding arena, and horse pens are ideal for the equestrian. A metal shop building with electricity and various outbuildings are also part of the property.

The ranch supports seasonal grazing and farming operations that utilize a pressurized irrigation system with two center pivots. Three adjudicated surface and groundwater rights allow for the irrigation of up to 164.5 acres of pasture and cropland on the ranch. The ranch also holds a BLM grazing permit for approximately 100 animal unit months (AUMs) on the adjacent Spud Patch allotment from April 25th until July 10th.

Antelope Springs Ranch is among the largest properties available in the Sun Valley area. It represents a multi-dimensional investment opportunity with potential as a recreational retreat, year-round residence and small ranch, or addition to an existing farming or ranching operation. Located at the gateway to Sun Valley, the ranch is also an excellent candidate for a conservation easement.

Just the Facts

  • 568± deeded acres located a half-hour south of Ketchum/Sun Valley 
  • Elevated setting with wonderful views across the Wood River Valley
  • Borders BLM and private ranch holdings
  • Year-round access from US Highway 20
  • Currently leased to a local rancher for hay production and seasonal grazing
  • Adjudicated water rights for 164.5 acres 
  • Adjoining BLM grazing permit for 100± AUMs
  • Multiple secluded building sites 
  • Diverse water resources including ponds, springs, wetlands, and creek frontage
  • Outstanding fishing in the area on Silver Creek, the Big Wood River, and Magic Reservoir
  • Wildlife includes elk, mule deer, antelope, waterfowl, and upland game birds
  • Located in hunt unit 52 and the Smokey-Bennett elk management zone
  • Elevation ranges from 4,900± to 5,400± feet
  • Zoned A-40 and RR-40
  • Comprised of six assessor's parcels
  • Strong conservation easement potential
  • Elevation ranges from 4,900± to 5,400± feet
  • Annual Blaine County property taxes are approximately $2,265

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