This scenic 192± acre river bottom ranch with panoramic views of Idaho’s highest peaks is among the Lost River Valley's premier trout fishing and wildlife properties. Over a half-mile of the Big Lost River flows through the ranch with numerous riffles, runs, and deep holes that are home to large rainbow trout exceeding 20 inches. Additional water resources on the property include Kid Creek, the Burnett irrigation canal, and various sloughs, side channels, and wetland areas. A lush cottonwood forest offers secluded building sites and provides an undisturbed haven for moose, whitetail deer, mule deer, wild turkeys, raptors, and waterfowl. Approximately 60 acres are productive sprinkler-irrigated cropland with an active farming operation under lease to a local rancher. An agricultural well and buried mainline system deliver water to the ranch’s irrigated fields. Improvements are modest yet functional and include a 1,034± square foot farmhouse, grain silo, and livestock pens. The ranch is located one mile south of the farming and ranching community of Mackay and its general aviation airport and 65 miles from the world famous resort community of Ketchum/Sun Valley over beautiful Trail Creek Pass.
Just the Facts
- 192± deeded acres
- Over a half-mile of both sides of the Big Lost River with outstanding rainbow trout fishing and limited public access
- Sanctuary for moose, mule deer, whitetail deer, wild turkeys, and other wildlife
- Jaw dropping views of the nearby Lost River Range and White Knob Mountains
- Proximity to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, the Salmon River, and multiple federal wilderness areas
- 1,034± square foot, two-bedroom farmhouse built in 1950 with updated wiring and appliances
- Adjudicated water right to irrigate up to 65 acres
- Located in Idaho hunt unit 50 and the Pioneer elk zone
- Elevation approximately 5,860 feet
- Annual property taxes are $1,110
- Year-round access from US Highway 93
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Our Hall and Hall broker, Randy Shelton, kept us in the loop as though it were. Our sale hinged on that of larger surrounding parcels, and when an initial offer fell through, Randy went back to the drawing board and found a suitable buyer who shared our values. That meant a lot to us, as our property had been in the family for more than 100 years.
From the first time I walked through the door, I sensed Hall and Hall’s highest goals were to understand who I was and build a relationship, to understand what made my property special, and to find the buyer. Their discipline and focus was apparent. Throughout the entire process, their approach towards reality was different from the experiences I have had previously. Genuine would be the word I would use to describe everyone at Hall and Hall.
I interviewed 4 agents and selected Hall and Hall because of the agency’s reputation for expertise in high end ranch property and global marketing. I had the pleasure of working with Tim Murphy on the sale of a family property in the Paradise Valley, Montana. We believe he represented our family interests well and contributed to the integrity of the property by joining together buyer and seller and a shared love for this special place in our lives.
Bill McDavid was an outstanding and very patient partner in this sale. His expertise in the market and marketing of the property was excellent. I would use him again in a heartbeat to either buy or sell a ranch property.
“Guns, bear spray and handsaws: These aren’t the tools of your average luxury real-estate agent. But ranch brokers like Mr. Murphy, a Bozeman-based partner at Hall & Hall, occupy a unique and increasingly challenging niche in the world of multimillion-dollar property.”
“When it was time to invest in a ranch for our family, we knew we needed to work with Hall and Hall. The expertise is unsurpassed.”
In 1988, Joel Leadbetter became a partner at Hall and Hall where he has been instrumental in completing complicated, high-profile deals such as the recent sale of Texas’ historic 512,000-acre Waggoner Ranch.
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I had been looking for the right property for several years and Elliott Davenport’s insight into the quail plantation market and his ability to think strategically was instrumental in helping me find our new place. Elliott was helpful on all technical aspects of contracting and due diligence. His post closing help with hiring and contractors made the process much easier as well.
I have purchased 4 ranches through Hall and Hall over the past 20 years, and there is simply no other team in the world like them. They have navigated complexity, professionally attended to every detail, operated with fairness and integrity, and demonstrated an unwavering commitment to me– whether representing me or the person on the other side of the deal.